Herdwick Place

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Pet friendly property
  • Number of pets: 2
  • Mountain view
  • Countryside view
  • Wi-fi
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Cycle storage
Property rating: 4

Herdwick Place is ideally situated to enjoy mountain and valley walks from the front door, climbing and exploring the spectacular Langdale Valley. For cyclists the 11 mile long Great Langdale Valley cycle trail can also be joined opposite the house, as can the 10 mile long 'Tour de Langdales' route. 

This mid terrace contemporary house has been furnished to a very high standard and is tastefully appointed with local art and crafts. Large windows throughout give the house an open feel with excellent views across Great Langdale Beck to Baysbrown Farm and Lingmoor Fell beyond. The house is built over 3 floors with an open spiral tread staircase. The first 2 floors have warm air heating and each third floor room has an on demand electric wall heater. The house is on the outskirts of the village of Chapel Stile and a short walk from the church, Co-Op store, cafe and the popular Wainwrights pub. The facilities of Elterwater village, including the Langdale Hotel and Britannia pub are within a half mile. In the opposite direction, deeper into the valley, you will find both Dungeon Ghyll Hotels and the National Trust owned Sticklebarn are within easy reach.    

Ground Floor
Lower rear entry level reached from the parking area, comprising entry hall with lots of space for boots, rucksacks and wet clothes. Leading to a relaxing snug / TV room with DVD and comfortable sofa bed and chair. The utility area is located behind doors from this room containing a washer, drier and freezer. The floor on this level is of eco-friendly rubber that is soft and warm underfoot. Stairs to first floor with cycle rack to stand 3/4 bikes beneath.

First Floor 
Front door and porch leading to an open plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen. The kitchen has a beautiful local slate worktop and a light oak floor and has plenty of room for 2 cooks. It is fully equipped with new dishwasher and refrigerator, microwave, electric double oven and ceramic hob. The dining area features an oak table with comfortable faux leather oak chairs for 4. The herdwick wool carpeted sitting area now includes a comfortable new leather sofa and complementing chairs and has views across the valley to the fells beyond. The room is fully equipped with large screen smart TV, DVD and CD/radio. A bookcase has been newly stocked with among others a good selection of Lakeland books, both walking and literary, and games for all to enjoy. A powerful broadband connection completes the room features and connects with the TV system.   

Second Floor
Bedroom 1 - double bed with a shelving surround and mirror wardrobe. A dressing table is set beneath the window affording more of the valley and fell views. En suite shower room beautifully tiled, with local slate flooring, WC, sink and wall cabinet.
Bedroom 2 - king size bed (or twin 2'6'' single beds), window surround shelving and headboard, chest of drawers and wardrobe in Shaker style.
The main bathroom is large with local slate flooring and tiles, with bath/shower over, bidet, WC, sink and an airing cupboard for additional drying.

Sitting area in the open front garden with bench, again with the views of valley and fells but also with the sounds of Great Langdale Beck. There is also a useful sheltered covered area to the rear of the house.

Facilities included
Electric warm air heating, electricity, bed linen and towels.

Available to hire 
Travel cot, high chair, stair gate.   

Parking for 2 cars at rear entrance & numerous spaces on the road directly in front of the house.

Public Transport 600 yards
Pub 700 yards
Shop 600 yards

Local Activities

Great Langdale has excellent facilities for mountain/path cycling, rock climbing for both beginner and advanced, gorge scrambling and guided valley or fell walks all within a short distance of Herdwick Place. The Sticklebarn also holds all sorts of themed events year round, family friendly, films, ranger walks, social runs, relaxed music and a weekly quiz. 
For more serious runners Great Langdale Road Races also host 10k, half marathon and marathon races every year, including the Festive 'Christmas Pudding 10k'.  

Many of the activities are available for advance booking.

Please see below links for more information. 


About Langdale

Langdale is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, from hikers and climbers to fell-runners & cyclists. The area enjoys some of the best walking and climbing the Lake District has to offer. The famous Langdale Pikes, which are situated on the northern side of the dale are one of the most recognisable features of the area, creating a dramatic skyline.

Customer Comments

This was our 4th visit to Herdwick Place. Absolutely love all the improvements that have been made. Hooray for the new TV. A very beautiful and tasteful new home. Thank you.
A.M, Oct 2016

The Langdale Valley is a treasure - so much walking and it can all be done from the front door of Herdwick Place. The house has everything we wanted and it was great to have a good pub within walking distance.
A.B, Oct 2016

Our first words on entering through the front door was 'Wow'. From the road the house looks quite ordinary but is quite unusual in design inside. A staircase goes down to the lower level, where there is a snug and the back door and lots of space for boots and rucksacks. Another staircase leads up to the bedrooms. The lounge has a lovely leather sofa with cute cushions with pictures of Herdwick sheep on and the most enormous TV we have ever seen in a holiday cottage. The local Lakeland slate is reflected in the kitchen worktops and bathroom floor. The cottage was immaculately clean and very well equipped with everything you could need and all the kitchen utensils were nice and new, There was plenty of storage space and lots of coat hooks. The only thing we felt was missing was maybe a nest of coffee tables in the lounge. New owners have recently taken over the cottage and are replacing many items. The dishwasher didn't work but apparently a new one has been ordered. We were informed before the holiday that there would be no wifi as the provider was being changed but we had no mobile phone signal either (O2) however wifi is available at nearby Wainwrights Inn and mobile signal is available on every fell top ! The cottage is well placed for walks from the door, we took bikes and the new waymarked Langdale Trail to Skelwith Bridge is good and all off road. Wainwrights Inn served very good food and the Tuesday quiz night was good fun. This was one of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in, a dishwasher and wifi would have been icing on the cake.
C.W, Sep 2016

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