spent a 2 nights shirt holiday trip here while viewing the phenomenal lake district and me and i have to say it was such a great cottage to unwind everything going on in busy london maddnes(lol) all in all the manager (Jill) and Christie have been very warm welcoming, fully furnished cottage, came in with some groceries and a touch of local wine. just amazing. Will be sure coming back here in the future. Cheers.
3 night stay at Elk Cottage, with husband, friends and Oliver the bulldog. The cottage exceeded all expectations, it was very clean and furnished to a high standard, it was well equipped, even down to spare towels for Oliver !. The welcome pack was well thought out including not only the basics but a few treats aswell (even Oliver was spoilt !) The cottage is located in the quiet village of Glassonby, which is approx 7 miles from Penrith, so a car is necessary, but the cottage is a good base to explore from. Special thanks to Jilly (estates manager) who was very helpful during our stay.
My partner and I (plus the dogs..) stayed at Elk Cottage over the 2016 New Year, and it was exactly what we had hoped for.
Peace, tranquility and luxury all surround by amazing countryside and within a short drive of the lakes.
Everything you could wish for is waiting for you upon your arrival to Elk Cottage, and nothing is too much trouble for Christine, Jilly and their team.
Fabulous stay in warm cottage....just perfect for a shared family break. We rented three cottages together and the whole set up was perfect. Cosy and generous....fabulous hamper.
This is a really comfortable, luxurious cottage with a great welcome and everything that you will need: comfy beds, warm rooms and a well appointed kitchen. Lots of great walks nearby.
What can we say... absolutely wonderful accommodation. We felt as though we were in our own home, but that we'd been lucky enough to own a spacious cottage overlooking the idyllic lake district landscape with open fires, and all the conveniences of a modern dwelling. From the complimentary hamper of wine, fresh bread, tea, coffee, fudge, toffees & fresh fruit, to the fridge with eggs, milk cheese (all of which was the top of the line products by the way), along with a pre-prepared fire (just needed a match to light it), we wanted for nothing. Complimentary Wi-Fi so we could keep in touch with friends & family, along with most toiletries, & fully stocked utilities cupboards etc. We were just stunned by the quality of service & accommodation offered. As per title, this is by far the nicest self catering holiday we've ever had, & we will be returning with other family members in the future so we can share this wonderful experience with them. Top marks!!!!!
Our 5-day stay in Elk Cottage was perfect in every way. The cottage itself was charming, interesting and impeccably maintained. The standard of cleanliness was staggering - something we have never seen before on a self-catering holiday, especially in the kitchen where so often we have had to start our holiday with cleaning and scrubbing! From the welcome basket to the polished kettle and toaster, the beautiful bed linen to the perfectly appointed bathrooms, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in a Swiss establishment. Even the grounds were impeccably maintained with manicured lawns and a beautiful terraced Victorian garden. The location is very good, close enough to the Lake District without the inconvenience of the crowds, so we were able to enjoy the best of all worlds. Also the owner, Christine, was very helpful as was her manager, Jilly. This is really a very professionally run establishment and is a benchmark for others to copy.
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