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Eller How House

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

Accommodation: Eller How House is the self-contained West wing of an unusual Regency Villa designed by the architect George Webster as his family home.There are many unusual features, from the ornate plasterwork in the drawing room to the collection of 'heads' holding up the ceiling in the master bedroom. You can explore the woods directly from the house and have access out onto the fell with magnificent views.

The accommodation comprises; Ground floor-entrance hall, kitchen /dining room, utility room with washer/dryer and freezer. Double bedroom with ensuite shower room with W.C. and basin.

Twin bedroom with en suite shower room, basin and W.C. Inner hall with stairs up to first floor landing with double doors to drawing room with marble fireplace and decorative plasterwork.

Double bedroom with veranda. Ensuite bathroom with freestanding cast iron roll top bath, W.C. and basin.

Eller How House is a holiday destination in itself, set in its own beautiful woodland with space for families or friends to relax. Come to enjoy the Spring snowdrops, daffodils or bluebells. We offer a long week-end package or why not try a mid-week (four night) stay and enjoy days walking or sightseeing with your return to an evening in front of the log fire in the comfortable sitting room or a stroll through the woods. Get in touch for further details.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 140 km, Nearest railway: Grange-over-Sands 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The single beds are zip-link and can be joined if requested to make Super King size bed (please state on booking). Please request stairgate for toddlers(or dogs).

Please note that the sitting room is upstairs.


Visitor Notes: care must be taken near the unfenced lake and low balcony on the veranda. The woodland walks can be steep and slippery in places. No fireworks please


Further details outdoors

Private courtyard parking for up to three cars.

Terraced garden area to the front of the property with garden table and six chairs.

Grassed area to the front for visitor's use.

There are woodland walks, trees to climb and rocks to scramble over. We have a summer house with sea views and lots of picnic spots.

We opened in 2013 for the first time for the National Garden Scheme Daffodil Day.

Further details

Weekly lets are usually Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am. Easter (school holidays)to end of September.

We can be more flexible about dates at other times.

Week-end lets are usually Friday 4pm to Monday 10am. (excluding Autumn half term, Christmas and New Year)

Sleeps up to six plus baby/small child.

Up to two well behaved dogs (£20.00 each)

The Cumbria/Lake District

The Lake Distict is one of the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom, with its mountains and green fertile valleys, it has inspired the Romantic poets, such as Wordsworth and Coleridge and artists from Turner to Ruskin, who built his home on the shores of Lake Coniston. Visitors from all over the world come to immerse themselves in the scenery, to walk, climb or enjoy water sports.

Sited in the south of the Lake District National Park, Eller How is ten minutes from the southern end of Lake Windermere and fifteen minutes from junction 36 of the M6. There are sea views from the summer house in the grounds and stupendous views of the Lakeland hills ten minutes walk up the fell behind the house.

We are ideally situated for walking on the Southern fells or water sports on Windermere and Coniston. Ambleside is half an hour away and you could be in the northern lakes in less than an hour.

The historic village of Cartmel with its Priory and racecourse is within easy reach, as are the shops at the Victorian resort of Grange over Sands. For garden lovers Levens Hall and Holker Hall are both essential visits. The National Trust estates at Fell Foot and Sizergh Castle are nearby. Beatrix Potter's house at High Sawrey is less than half an hour drive away.

For food lovers L'Enclume, Michellin star winner and number one UK restaurant, is five minutes away, whilst those who want more modest fare will find plenty of good quality pubs and gastropubs in the area. Shopping for good quality, locally produced food is easy with shops in Grange, Cartmel (sticky toffee pudding) and at Sizergh Barn there are branches of Booths Supermarkets at Ulverston, Milnthorpe, Windermere and Kendal.


The Lake Distict is an all year round visitor attraction.

There is racing at Cartmel on all Bank-Holiday week-ends.

Holker has its annual Garden Festival in June and has other celebrations throughout the year.

There is plenty to interest garden lovers with Leven's Hall, Holehird and Holker all close by. We open Eller How woodland by arrangement for the National Garden Scheme for spring flowers from February to June.

The South Lakes Music Festival takes place at various venues throughout August.

There is a steam train running throughout the year at Newby Bridge can take you to Lakeside for a cruise.The Motor Museum at Backbarrow has a replica of Donald Campbell's Bluebird. Twitcher's will enjoy a day at RSPB's Leighton Moss.

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Review 1-10 of 42

24 Mar 2014


"A truly relaxing and luxurious break"

If you get a chance, stay at Eller How House, you won't be disappointed.The property itself is amazing. John and Helen have sympathetically renovated this fabulous property.Some of the positives… More

Thank-you for taking the time to post such lovely comments. Did you get round to Wray Castle on Saturday as the views across the lake are wonderful and there is plenty there for children to do? Helen and John

24 Mar 2014


"A wonderful experience"

We spent a long weekend at Eller How House and are already considering when we could possibly return. The house is stunning, beautifully furnished, with a big kitchen and nice dining area. There is a fire place which became the focal point of our time there and has left many great memories.

The grounds around the house are also great for exploring, with stunning views within a very reasonable walk. The surrounding areas are also great to explore, if you can bear to tear yourself away from the house!

Finally, the owners, Helen and John have been a pleasure to correspond with. Ready to supply a selection of ideas for our time there and also kindly baking a cake for our arrival! Thank you again to them for a great stay.

16 Feb 2014


"Just Perfect"

I would like to confirm that Eller How House is indeed completely perfect and so so worthy of all the fabulous reviews. We travelled with our 20 month old daughter and friends who have a 4 year old so… More

29 Jan 2014


"Perfect Christmas!"

We stayed at Eller How House for the Christmas week and had the most perfect Christmas together as a family. I would like to say we explored the lake district but once inside the house we barely moved… More

18 Jan 2014


"Simply: Perfect!"

Our stay at Eller How House was absolutely delightful! The house and grounds are so gorgeous that they brightened even the dreary weather of mid-January. We were greeted by a delicious homemade cake o… More

we really appreciate you finding time to write a review and are so glad that you enjoyed your Lake District stay. We do hope that you will have time to come up again before your studies finish and you have to return to the USA.

7 Jan 2014


"Fabulous!!! Don't hesitate to stay here"

We stayed with my wife and 3 year old daughter, another couple and their 2 young children and dog over New Year, we had chosen Eller House because of the ratings on here and it did not disappoint.
The weather was windy and rain but this did not bother us, if we didn't wrap up warm and get out and about we just got the fire going and stayed in the beautiful front room with the high ceilings and got comfy. You would think a house this roomy would be cold but it heats up very well and very cosy.
It was very clean on arrival, the hosts had made us a Victoria sponge and invited us to explore the vast grounds which are amazing and go up onto the fell which we did and has great 360 degree views. Said we could chop logs we found on the grounds for the fire (which we did each morning before breakfast) and recommended some great local attractions and pubs to eat at and there are plenty closeby.
The rooms themselves are very spacious especially the living room and master bedroom with huge bathroom and roll top bath and balcony, downstairs the kitchen diner is large and has everything your kitchen will have so no need to bring anything with you, also a laundry with washer/dryer, spare fridge, recycling and the boot room was big enough for 7 of us and a dog to get ready in. The 2 downstairs rooms are large and both ensuite, one has a great powerful shower. We found the booster for the wi-fi has sorted the problem that others had commented on and i had plenty of phone signal on my EE phone although the others on O2 had no signal at all (personally i think its a plus if on holiday anyway)!!!
Overall we had a great stay and will recommend it to anyone, the children loved the space to run aroun din, it was excellent value, just a lovely house and grounds, generous friendly hosts who couldn't do enough for you, excellent communication with them before and after, a great place to stay and explore the south of the lakes and when your done settle down in front of the log fire and relax. Perfect.

Thank-you for taking the time to write a review of Eller How House. We are glad that you all enjoyed your stay and found plenty to do even though it was the middle of winter.

16 Dec 2013


"An experience for all - enchanting and marvelous"

The house is a beautiful period property and sits elegantly within the contrasting rugged, yet sympathetically landscaped surroundings. Walks around the grounds are a must, as they boast a pleasant array of manicured gardens, including a quaint lake and private forest with idiosyncatic dry-stone walls and vacant outbuildings.

The interior of Eller How house is as exciting and eloquently romantic as the exterior. Unique original features, including ornate conices and carvings, sash windows and a cast iron bath, really do set the scene for a romantic, family centric or last minute group get-away.

The local amenities are to be found at a short car ride-away into Cartmel, Grange Over Sands or various other quaint villages along its path. Good restaurants and pubs are in their abundance and the lake Windermere is only an additional short ride away to the north of the house.

In addion to this, the owners really are charming and make one feel welcome and help with any questions, and their wealth of knowledge on the surrounding area is of precious insight.

I would recommend this property to my friends and family and would happily visit again within the future. Simply Charming.

Thank-you for this fulsome and very flattering review. We do hope to see you again in 2014.
John and Helen

8 Dec 2013



This is undoubtedly one of the most fabulous hideaway places to stay in the Lakes. Total luxury with great attention to detail and even a delicious home made cake to welcome us on arrival. Very comfor… More

Thank-you for taking time to write and post a review. We are glad that you all had a good time and that despite the stormy weather you could get out walking every day. I have already recommended your walk to High Sawrey to future guests! Glad the power cut didn't diminish your enjoyment.
Hope to see you all again.John and Helen

5 Dec 2013


"We thoroughly recommend Eller Howe House !"

A long weekend at Eller Howe with our family was a true delight. The house is stunning, impeccably clean and cosily furnished. The beds are comfy and the bed linen soft and luxurious. The large kitc… More

Thank-you for making time to write a review about your stay at Eller How. We are glad that you all enjoyed your family time together, it is a great place for get togethers. We would love to come out to stay in your gite in Normandy and hope to see you again in 2014.
John and Helen

19 Nov 2013


"Quite simply the most magical place we have ever stayed"

We stayed at Eller How as a treat for my 50th birthday - we wanted somewhere special to escape to and this beautiful house more than fitted the bill. It was beautifully decorated, cosy - thanks to the… More

Thank-you for writing a review of your stay at Eller How. We are so glad that we could make your birthday one to remember. Helen and John

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