Elk Cottage

A 5* rated holiday home near the Lake District with two  ensuite bedrooms accommodating up to 4 guests.  A families and dogs friendly cottage.

Elk Cottage is located in the quiet hamlet of Glassonby situated in the middle of the Eden Valley.  Access to the rolling hills of the Eden Valley and its numerous nearby walks is one of the best features of this cosy cottage in Cumbria.

Though Elk Cottage is no longer part of a working farm, its position on one of the higher hills in the Eden Valley gives its gardens amazing views towards the Pennines and the rolling countryside that has seen this area in Cumbria declared one of the UK’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Elk Cottage has been certified by Visit England as a “Pets Welcome” cottage and the gardens and grounds surrounding this cottage provide plenty of room for running around.  There are s0me great walks starting from the front door of Elk Cottage – particularly our favourite along from Dale Raven along the banks of the River Eden.

Elk Cottage has a well equipped breakfasting kitchen with oak cupboards, granite surfaces, a stainless steel American style fridge freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, a microwave and a dishwasher.  It has broadband satellite wifi and a cast iron log burning stove in the main reception room which opens through to the dining room. Elk Cottage has a private gated sandstone courtyard garden which opens up to a large lawned area and a private gravelled parking area.  Its sandstone terrace is furnished with  sustainable plantation teak garden furniture and a Weber charcoal BBQ.  Complimentary logs, kindling and firelighters are provided for the log burning fire and complimentary locally sourced charcoal and BBQ equipment is provided for the Weber BBQ.

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Elk Cottage and Jennys Croft Terraces


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  • Please feel free to contact Christine (Christine@therowleyestates.com, 07968 258 234) regarding Elk Cottage or other properties within The Rowley Estates.
  • Elk Cottage may be booked directly through us as owners or through Rural Retreats.
* based on a three night mid week stay in low season Jan - Feb at full occupancy (4). Total price of £402 to let Elk Cottage for three nights. Elk Cottage has a minimum 2 night rental period. Pricing per night is discounted for longer stays and for mid week periods. Information on minimum stays and seasonal visits can also be found in the FAQ section of our website.


Elk Cottage, Glassonby, Near Penrith, Cumbria CA10 1DU