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‘mountains gleam, misty and wide’

Elk Cottage

A sumptuous, spacious retreat of rosy Cumbrian sandstone high in the Eden Valley, overlooking the Pennine hills.

  • Sleeps: 4

A stunning hideaway cottage, family & dog friendly!

Whatever your plans, Elk Cottage has the grace and space for them. Enjoy cosy suppers in the oak and granite kitchen or lavish feasts in your elegant dining room with French windows onto the lawn. Muddy adventures are contained in a utility space equipped with washer, dryer and even a rug for the dog, so your living space stays luxurious. Gather in leather chairs round a blazing hearth for chatter and films, or linger at table to play games as dusk gathers over the hills beyond your windows.

Elk Cottage is a tranquil haven. You’ll long to return.

Private lawns & sunspot patios

Breakfast on your sunspot patio in the crisp Cumbrian air, secluded by dry-stone terraced cottage gardens planted with herbs and lavender. Get the coals glowing on your Weber barbecue to do justice to a wheel of local Cranston’s Cumberland sausage while dogs and kids burn off energy safely on the private lawns. Or stroll around the corner to the pretty play park in Glassonby village.

Unwind & recharge

After long, full days, you can truly unwind here. Children of all ages love the rocking chair and sitting out on the shepherds’ steps from the bedroom to the lawn. Recharge under steaming rainfall showers; loll in the bath. Then sink down under feather duvets wrapped in Egyptian cotton and drift off in blissful silence to views of apple trees and rolling hills.

If you can bear to leave...

Hike and bike the Pennines? Take the Ullswater Steamer to Aira Force? Or simply step outside your own front door and ramble from Dale Raven along the banks of the Eden River. Mark the seasons as you fish for brown trout and pick raspberries on the Estates. For thrill-seekers, there are zip-wires, paintballing, quad-biking close by. For more relaxing pleasures, book a Michelin-starred lunch at Sharrow Bay or see a play at the Theatre by The Lake at Keswick.

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American style fridge freezer
Log fire
Outdoor dining
Private gardens
Stove & hob

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Rates range from £39 per person per night based full occupancy of the double bedrooms for a 3 night stay in the early spring season.

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Elk Cottage Accommodation

Two private ensuite bedrooms accommodating up to four guests. Perfect for families and romantic getaways.

Glassonby Gardens

These wonderful gardens sit near the high point of one of the most beautiful rural valleys in Cumbria near the Lake District.

Latest Reviews

Perfect location for restful or active holifay. Inspiring views of the Pennines and Lake District as well as gentle local…


Thank you for letting your beautiful cottage to us! It was perfect! The children have had a wonderful Lake District…

Shadwells22/02/2019Visitor Book

We’ve very much enjoyed our first visit to the Eden Valley and The Lakes. And its been lovely to have…

Jane, Duncan, Steph and John30/11/2018Visitor Book

Need more space for your group?

Glassonby Old Hall (sleeps 8) is nearby

Things to Do & Services

Cumbrian Adventures

For a truly unique outdoor experience look no further than Cumbrian Adventures!

Pick Your Own Raspberries

Rowley’s Raspberries grow beautiful traditionally reared raspberries in the heart of Cumbria. Pick your own or have them delivered fresh to your door.

Walks and Runs from Glassonby

From your front door there are excellent walking, running and cycling routes along picturesque country lanes, old cart tracks, bridleways, and river banks.

Quad Biking

Arrange a quad biking session for your group; drive through streams, puddles and mud slides.