Townfoot Cottage, Elterwater - Dog & E.V friendly - Sleeps 4

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, video library
TV, fireplace, DVD player, video library
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Townfoot Cottage, Elterwater - Dog & E.V friendly - Sleeps 4

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Townfoot Cottage, Elterwater - Dog & E.V friendly - Sleeps 4

4.6/5 Wonderful

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Mountain view
Elterwater, Ambleside, Cumbria

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSkelwith Force2 min drive
  • Popular LocationDove Cottage21 min drive
  • Popular LocationAlcock Tarn32 min drive
  • AirportBarrow-In-Furness (BWF-Walney Island)45 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Townfoot Cottage, Elterwater - Dog & E.V friendly - Sleeps 4

Lakefront cottage with kitchen and fireplace
Townfoot Cottage is a contemporary and sophisticated country cottage, nestling in a ‘picture postcard’ setting in the heart of the Langdale valley, within the pretty hamlet of Elterwater. Directly from the door you can enjoy some of the most beautiful and inspiring walks in the Lake District, with the added bonus of returning at the end of each day to the charming surroundings of Townfoot Cottage.

Found in the corner of a small courtyard of traditional Lakeland cottages, Townfoot Cottage provides two bedrooms and a family bathroom. The cottage entrance brings you into the contemporary, luxury-fitted kitchen and eating area. Alongside is the living area where you can relax and in colder weather, enjoy the warmth of a log-burning stove, while the large windows allow the Lakeland light to flood in.

There is a useful laundry/cloakroom at the foot of the stairs and upstairs there are two stylish bedrooms with window seats, where you can enjoy the lovely views. The modern family bathroom is designed for long soaks after a hard day on the fells! Private parking is right outside the cottage.

Spa, sauna, swimming pool and gym access is included, free with your stay.

The Lakes has a good bus service. For those with a car, there is a parking space just outside the cottage. This is fitted with a 7kW EV charger for those who wish to bring and charge an electric vehicle.

We are happy to welcome up to two well behaved dogs. However, if you have more than two dogs, feel free to contact us to discuss your needs as we are sometimes flexible, depending on the breed/size etc. No cats allowed, thanks.

There is a set of 4 foldaway camping chairs, for your use outside.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Alun Knott

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Stereo


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 2 per room (up to 55 lbs)
  • Welcoming dogs only


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room (up to 55 lbs/25 kg)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Langdale Valley dog Friendly Stone Contemporary Modern Interior

About this area


Located in Ambleside, this cottage is in a rural area and on a lake. Armitt Museum and Gallery and John Ruskin Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Rydal Mount and Townend. Holehird Gardens and Go Ape Grizedale are also worth visiting. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Skelwith Force - 2 min drive
  • Helm Crag - 18 min drive
  • St Oswald's Church - 18 min drive
  • Dove Cottage - 21 min drive
  • Alcock Tarn - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Foxfield Station - 22 min drive


  • Chesters by the River - 4 min drive
  • Fresher's Café - 7 min drive
  • Stiles - 7 min drive
  • Fellinis - 7 min drive
  • Matthew's Bistro - 7 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Townfoot Cottage, Elterwater - Dog & E.V friendly - Sleeps 4 pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 55 lbs per pet.

What time is check-in at Townfoot Cottage, Elterwater - Dog & E.V friendly - Sleeps 4?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Townfoot Cottage, Elterwater - Dog & E.V friendly - Sleeps 4?

Checkout is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Townfoot Cottage, Elterwater - Dog & E.V friendly - Sleeps 4 located?

Situated on a lake, this cottage is within 3 miles (5 km) of Skelwith Force, Helm Crag and Grasmere Garden Village. St Oswald's Church and Rydal Water are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 20 reviews
5 - Excellent 75%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 20 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 20 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 20 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 20 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Great base to explore the Lakes from
The Vrbo app was convenient and the host Alun could not have been more helpful. The location is frankly stunning. Arriving, leaving, and just looking out the front door all offer beautiful views. A great circular trail run, wild swimming, and prime fell walking routes are all near within a short walk. The cottage was very well appointed - good shower and an open plan kitchen which covered all the needs. Absolutely no complaints, and we hope to return soon.

2/5 Poor

Not for us. The cottage was lovely but thought it only suitable for winter vacations.
Fabulous location but without outside space to sit after a day’s walking was disappointing.. We had to carry deck chairs several hundred yards up the road to find somewhere suitable to sit before or after dinner. There was no phone signal in case of emergency. Cars were parked very tightly immediately in front of cottage so this was a problem unloading and loading.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Pauls review
Great Location, warm and cosy with heated under-stairs cupboard to dry and air wet coats. Nice layout suited us very well. Will return
Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Cosy cottage
Comfy bed, good water pressure in shower. Nicely finished cottage.
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Location Location
Lovely cottage well maintained and modern throughout, very clean. Alun the property owner always easy to get hold of and always helpful. Perfect location in Elterwater lovely and peaceful, with a fantastic pub The Britainia Inn. Great walks from the cottage or not too far to main spots by car. Had a fab week and would return fully recommended.
Stayed 7 nights in May 2020