Herdwick Place

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 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 there are numerous routes from the door including some that are ultra demanding climbs, through to the moderate 11 mile long Great Langdale Valley cycle trail which can 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 now with wooden closed tread, carpeted, staircases. All rooms now have new digital on demand heating radiators or towel rails. The first and second floor rooms have been re-carpeted throughout.

Located on the outskirts of the village of Chapel Stile and a short walk from the church, Co-Op store, café 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 all within easy reach via the valley path.    

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, comfortable sofa bed, chairs and rug. 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 space to stand 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, new refrigerator, microwave, electric double oven and ceramic hob. The dining area features an oak table with comfortable faux leather oak chairs for 4.

The sitting area now includes a comfortable 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 stocked with among others a good selection of Lakeland books, walking, literary and fiction, along with board 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 side tables, mirror wardrobe, the 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, wall cabinet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 – twin beds 2'6” can be put together to make a king-sized bed with a built in headboard and shelf. Also included is a new fitted wardrobe and chest/dressing table. More of those views from the window too.  

The main bathroom is large with local slate flooring and tiles, with bath/shower over, bidet, WC, sink, heated towel rail 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
On demand radiator 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

Excellent property, very well equipped. Will definitely recommend and return!
B.M July 2017

Lovely, comfortable stay. Love the changes.
S.D July 2017

Lovely stay, very comfortable, stayed in other cottages in the row but this is by far the nicest! Love the Langdale area, we will be back.
S.F July 2017

Lovely house, very cosy and comfortable and in a beautiful area. Lots of good walks straight from the door. Hope to come back soon. Thank you.
K.K June 2017

Our 8th time here. Love the new look in the house. Fabulous place, lovely location. Will be back.
A.H June 2017

Love the 'new look' Herdwick Place. Everything is fab ? been here several times, will be back again thanks! 
D.C June 2017

Our first time in the Lake District. Love it and will return. Feel we picked a great spot for walks from the doorstep. Herdwick Place is well equipped and comfortable, thanks! 
R.J June 2017

We have been many times over the years, love the improvements! A great week. 
C.J May 2017

Great house & location, would return and recommend.
K.F May 2017

This was a great short break in the Langdale Valley, lovely house in a perfect location. 
B.F April 2017

Fantastic week in stunning cottage, couldn't ask for better, we will be back!
R.F April 2017

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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