Gunpowder Cottage

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Weekly availability for 1 week from Sat 23 Feb 19
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2 Victoria Street,
LA23 1AB


LA22 9HP


You might wonder at the name of this enchanting holiday cottage in the Langdale Valley, tucked away in the pretty village of Elterwater. Not many people know that Elterwater was once home to a gunpowder factory which used superior quality flint only found in the renowned local slate quarries. Curious guests will find out more at Ambleside Library, but all will be enchanted by the olde worlde character of this wonderful holiday home, refurbished to provide modern creature comforts and spacious to accommodate large families or groups. At the gateway to the Langdale Valley, Elterwater village is a perfect location for soaking up the scenery, with walks in every direction and a warm welcome assured at the renowned Britannia Inn.

Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 3 cars close to the entrance. Enter via a Lakeland slate-tiled hall to the dining room, with doors to garden and interesting beamed archway to the modern kitchen. Heated cloakroom for drying walking gear, shower room and WC.
The living room oozes character with its Lakeland slate fireplace, inset wood-burning stove, old oak beams and soft-cushioned furnishings. Wood is provided and charged as used.
Upstairs to the four bedrooms; 1 double, 1 double with extra single bed, 1 twin and 1 single. Excellent house bathroom with shower over bath.

This enchanting holiday home in the Langdale Valley takes a scenic, peaceful location; whether you wish to walk the Langdale Pikes, photograph the spectacular Langdale Valley or simply escape from the madding crowds, you'll find a blissful home from home here.
Elterwater village sits between Ambleside and Great Langdale. With so many gentle or challenging Lake District walks beginning from your door, you may never need to use your car. The small nearby Elterwater tarn is a delight to behold, and can be reached via a path from the Elterwater Inn - a quintessential Lake District pub serving great food and real local ale.
Only a short drive will take you to vibrant Ambleside village and the shores of Lake Windemere. There you'll find a sophisticated range of shops for stocking up the kitchen, acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as 'The Glass House' and Windermere Lake Cruises departing from Waterhead Pier providing a scenic route to Bowness and Lakeside!
Also nearby is Coniston water, the Lake District's third largest lake. There you'll find more opportunities for boating activities, perhaps discovering Peel Island - featured in Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons as 'Wild Cat Island'.

Children welcomeTelephoneTelevisionIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesFreezerMicrowave cookerDishwasherLinen providedVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementWiFi or internet accessDVD playerSingle sex groups welcomedHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesStaff fluent in SpanishDrying facilitiesWashing machine

Children welcome from any age.


See location of Gunpowder Cottage on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NY 327048  Lat: 54.43415 Long: -3.03901

Please exit the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the A591 to the Lake District. You will pass by Kendal and need to follow the signs for Windermere/Ambleside. After around 10 miles you will reach Windermere village, continue past Windermere Village following the main road through to Ambleside. Following the one-way system, turning left onto Wansfell Road. Keep in the left hand lane bearing left out of the one-way system. Continue for approximately 200 yards and turn right signposted Langdale, Coniston A593 and drive over a hump back bridge, continuing through Clappersgate, towards Skelwith Bridge. Immediately before the Skelwith Bridge Hotel turn right and continue along this road towards Elterwater. Approaching the village you will drive over a cattle grid, take the next left turn and continue until you approach a T-junction, opposite The Britannia Inn. Continue over the T-junction in front of the Britannia. Take a small private lane which leads behind the Brittania Inn and you will find Gunpowder Cottage on the right hand side. Parking is available on the lane in front of the cottage.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Staff fluent in SpanishStaff fluent in Spanish
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • Washing machineWashing machine

Children welcome from any age.

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