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Eller How House

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 50 reviews

Eller How House

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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 Autumn colours. 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 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

Gift Vouchers available, please enquire.

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 meadow 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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22 Aug 2014


"Absolutely stunning!"

This was our 2nd holiday at Eller How House and once again we had a wonderful time. The owners are lovely and helpful and very good cooks (a dinner menu is available at certain times). The house is in… More

Thank-you for finding time whilst you are still on holiday to write a review. It was a pleasure to see you again and to meet your extended family.
We do hope that you will be able to come again and will sort out mountain bike hire and trails and some Blue Badge walking guides for you to contact.
John and Helen

11 Aug 2014



A week's stay in this quaint house set in some beautiful surroundings. Great walks close by and our two spaniels loved walking in the woods behind the house. House is well equiped to a high stand… More

Thank-you for taking time to write a review.
We would love to see you again and will be in touch.
Do try a trip on the Stream Boat Gondola on Coniston for a different experience next time.

20 Jul 2014


"Fabulous House"

The house and garden were gorgeous and had everything you could possibly need. The house is huge, with beautiful rooms including the drawing room and main bedroom. It's extremely comfortable, fabulous bed in the main bedroom. The garden has loads of space to sit out, play games and explore. Helen's food was delicious. The perfect hosts Helen and John.5 stars

Thank-you for taking time to write a review and for the lovely comments. We would love to see you all again, but do bear in mind that the Lake District weather is not always so good.I am glad that you found so much for your family to do in the area and left feeling that there was still more to explore.

21 May 2014


"Ultimate Charm in the Lake District"

Once in a while you come across the perfect holiday rental, and this is it! The home is beautiful, the hosts are absolutely lovely, and our stay was glorious. There was a delicious Victoria sponge c… More

Thank-you for finding time to write a review. we are so glad that you all enjoyed your special stay at Eller How and hope that you have lots of good memories from your UK stay.
We do hope that we meet you all again.
John and Helen

4 May 2014


"Absolute perfection"

What else can be said about this property and hosts that hasn't already been said by every other review on this site,everything is true and more,I suppose you have to try this place out for yours… More

What fabulous photos you sent us-thank-you. We will certainly be using them in our Newsletter.
I am sure that we will see you both (and the family?) again.
John and Helen

3 May 2014


"Magical House in an Idyllic setting"

We were very impressed by the standard of this house and considered the rental to be well worth the cost. It was well equipped, beautifully clean and all the rooms were spacious and characterful. My t… More

We are glad that you made it to Eller How this year. It was lovely to meet you all.
I hope the exams go well (maybe some inspiration from the Lake District?).
We would love to see you all again.
John and Helen

2 May 2014


"Elegance and comfort in a stunning location with the most accommodating hosts"

We've just returned from a 3 night stay at Eller How House. I can only agree with previous reviewers about the warmth of the welcome, the beauty of the house, the quality fixtures and fittings an… More

Thank-you for taking time to write a review. It was lovely to meet you all and we will keep in touch.
John and Helen

24 Apr 2014


"C'etait tres sympa"

We have reluctantly just returned home after a fabulous stay.Helen and John have presented the most wonderful place to stay.The house was comfortable,spotless and very well equipped .We availed oursel… More

Thank-you for the review. You had some great weather for your stay and certainly enjoyed a gourmet tour of our foodie area. We do hope to see you again-maybe in the autumn for the 'Autumn Tints'-John and Helen

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.

Thank-you for writing a review, we do hope to see all (or some of you) again. Try a different time of year, Eller How is beautiful in the Autumn too!
John and Helen

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