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“Comfortable,homely,yet luxurious accommodation”

Review of Elk Cottage

Elk Cottage rear gated terrace and open plan gardens
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Elk Cottage rear gated terrace and open plan gardens
A view from the upper lawned gardens of Elk Cottage down to the private courtyard garden The courtyard garden with teak garden furniture, a Weber BBQ and locally sourced charcoal for guests
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Elk Cottage rear gated terrace and open plan gardens
A view from the upper lawned gardens of Elk Cottage down to the private courtyard garden
The courtyard garden with teak garden furniture, a Weber BBQ and locally sourced charcoal for guests
The kitchen and utility room at Elk Cottage with dishwasher, microwave and washing machine & dryer
The well equipped kitchen at Elk Cottage, guests receive a generous welcome hamper and wine
The courtyard garden at Elk Cottage looking towards the raised flowers beds leading up to the lawns
A great place to relax at the end of the day exploring the Lake District and the Pennines
The dining Room at Elk Cottage has French doors opening out onto a lawned area
Elk Cottage living room with wood burning fire
The ensuite Master Bedroom with a five foot king size antique oak bed and 2nd private entrance
Another view of the Master Bedroom with an antique linen fold carved king size bed
The Master Bedroom enuite bathroom with a shower over the cast iron bath
The second ensuite bedroom at Elk Cottage with a super king six foot bed and hand painted wardrobe
The second ensuite bedroom has a 6 foot bed that can be arranged as twins as requested
The second bedroom ensuite shower room with a rainfall shower and chrome heated towel rail
Elk Cottage is a 5* rated Grade II listed sandstone cottage with two ensuite BRs and wood fire
The raised rear gardens at Elk Cottage
The summertime view from Glassonby over the Eden Valley to the Pennines
The Eden River footpath near Daleraven within walking distance from Elk Cottage
Neighbours in the village of Glassonby and the early morning view over the Estate
The National Lottery funded playground in the village, walking distance from Elk Cottage
The wintertime view from the lane leading to Elk Cottage across our family farm
The view to the Pennines from the village of Glassonby
The nearby village of Melmerby in the foothills of the Pennines with a great bakery & village shop
The bridge at nearby Lazonby
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Howtown, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Peter C
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Comfortable,homely,yet luxurious accommodation”
Reviewed July 27, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Great place house and gardens pristine. Everything at hand excellent welcome pack. Logs charcoal fire lighter candles matches all there. The log burner was set and ready to go which we used even though we didn't need to but what a great ambiance. No mobile phone signal which to us was a bonus but if you need to get in contact cottage has free wifi and a land line.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 28, 2016
Hi,
Thanks so much for such a great review of your recent break at Elk Cottage. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and will pass your comments back to our team.
I also agree it is sometimes nice to be switched off from your mobile whilst on holiday !!!
We hope to be able to welcome you back to one of our cottages on another occasion.
Best regards,
Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Littleowl...
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely birthday stay”
Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

My partner and I, along with our dog stayed at Elk Cottage recently to celebrate my birthday. We all had a fantastic time and left feeling very relaxed. The little touches really made the stay, such as the welcome basket which was well stocked full of local produce. We would 100% stay here again and would recommend to anyone to stay here.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 26, 2016
Hi, Thank you for leaving this review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your relaxing birthday stay at Elk Cottage. Your comments are much appreciated and we would be thrilled to welcome you back to Elk Cottage again. Please get in touch next time you are planning a trip. Kind regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Linda P
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing.”
Reviewed June 21, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We as a family have just returned from renting elk cottage and glassonby hall .
We have been to glassonby hall once before and as you have guessed we loved it .
So decided to go again for our celebration ten of us in all hence elk cottage as well .
The standard of both property's are first class .lovely hamper left for us .
The area is so scenic lovely walks from the property .so peaceful .
Lovely little shop in malmerby newly opened in the next village that we walked to
Lovely gifts and clothes.
We took croquet to play on the lawn ,we also had a bbq, and having nice weather we ate out side the gardens and drive are immaculate.
We have been to many cottages and nothing lives up to the standard of these property's
From start to finishing the booking to arriving for our weekend break nothing could of been better Jilly is such a lovely obliging lady
The best thing that I could say is !!! , wish we could of stayed longer .everthing was perfect in every way cosy large lounge,lovely well equipped kitchen.,and beautiful bedrooms .
And in the dining room the table sat ten of us comfortable.
Elk cottage was only used to sleep in .all ten of us fitted very easily into the hall we where not under each other's feet .even in the kitchen we all sat around the breakfast table.
So ten is not a problem , hopefully we will be able to rent it again .its not often ten members of one family can get together.such happy memories especially dad who was celebrating his 90th birthday .he is as fit as a fiddle plays golf three times a week so yes he did walk with us and kept up with us ,not bad hay .so a big thank you to the rowleys for everything.

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Liked best: The hall is so roomy
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jun 24, 2016
Hi,
Thank you for leaving such a positive and detailed review of your recent stay at Elk Cottage and Glassonby Old Hall. We really appreciate your feedback and enjoy hearing how you spent your weekend at the two cottages. Much congratulations to your Dad on his 90th Birthday and it was lovely to hear that you all had such a nice time celebrating together.
It goes without saying that we will look forward to welcoming you all back to one of our cottages again soon.
Best regards,
Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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SSLATT
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect Attention to Detail...”
Reviewed April 21, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

... from the generous welcome pack of goodies and necessary items, to the well equipped kitchen (better than my own), the laid log fire and the soft welcoming bed with crisp white linens that felt like a big warm hug. Countryside awash with daffodils and new lambs and stunning views.

We did bring along an elderly relative who we thought would be able to navigate the stairs twice a day, but the one drawback to the house is that each room is on a different level with one to three steps which made movement difficult for my mother. Something to consider if bringing someone with restricted mobility.

Despite being a pet friendly place, the house was spotlessly clean with a lovely terrace to sit out on in the sunshine and our three night stay was blessed with gorgeous weather.

Thanks to everyone at the Rowley Estate.

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Liked best: The well equipped kitchen
Liked least: Wifi and telephone reception only really possible in bedroom, but not the fault of the owners.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
Apr 24, 2016
Hi, thank you very much indeed for taking the time to provide a review following your stay and it is great to hear that you all enjoyed your stay and the lovely spring weather. in Cumbria & the Lake District. We have been making a major effort to improve the accessibility of our cottages and provide detailed Access Statements on our website for each cottage. Being a Grade II listed barn conversion dating back to the 18th century, Elk Cottage does have both steps between different levels and some low doorways. You might like to try Stag Cottage as an alternative for a future visit as this cottage has only one six inch step throughout the entire ground floor and also has a ground floor bedroom with an en suite shower room which we have found is helpful for our guests with more limited mobility. We would be delighted to welcome you all for a visit another time if your travels bring you to Cumbria and the Lake District in future! Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Elizabeth...
Southport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“My favourite cottage in a beautiful area.”
Reviewed March 19, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

A return visit to Elk Cottage and definitely more planned. Excellent service from Jilly. A wonderful location, very clean, beautifully presented with lovely attention to detail. A very much appreciated welcome basket, The best cottage we have ever rented. We will be staying for longer next time! I could go on at some length but I really want to keep this gem for myself!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
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Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Mar 28, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Elk Cottage following your stay. We appreciate you sharing your feedback after your visit and would be delighted to welcome you for a return visit if your travels bring you back to Cumbria and the Lake District in future. We will share your kind comments with Jilly's housekeeping team. Thank you again for choosing to come to Elk Cottage for your holiday this spring. Best regards, Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“A lovely escape”
Reviewed February 25, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

My partner and I and our two dogs stayed at elk cottage for a weekend earlier this month. The cottage was every bit as good as the photos if not better! I was surprised at just how big it was when we arrived yet it was still every bit as cosy as we had hoped. The super comfy beds, spacious en-suites and real log burner fire were highlights for us. I couldn't recommend this place enough to anyone looking for a quiet weekend away though in my opinion a weekend is not long enough! I'm already checking my calendar to see when I can return.

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Management Response
Feb 29, 2016
Hi, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide a review following your stay at Elk Cottage. It's great to hear that you both and your lovely dogs had a relaxing break. We look forward to welcoming all four of you back again soon! Best regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Rachiiera...
newcastle
1 review
“Brilliant & Relaxing! ”
Reviewed January 13, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We have just returned from this beautiful, clean, relaxing cottage. It had everything we need with a well equipped kitchen, open fire and two on suites. I am feeling so much more relaxed since our visit. The views are breath taking from the cottage and our little doggy Lola loved it! A car is needed to get to a supermarket but was great having a lovely drive through the countryside! Very clean and very welcoming. Would defiantly return!!! :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 14, 2016
Hi,
Thank you so much for leaving a review after your recent stay at Elk Cottage. We are so pleased that you all had a relaxing time and enjoyed being in the countryside - especially Lola !!!
We hope to be able to welcome you all back again soon.
Best regards,
Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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