Nestled quietly in the gorgeous hamlet of Little Langdale in the sensational Little Langdale Valley, Langdale House packs a punch with even the most discerning of guests. With breathtaking views of the Fells including the Wrynose Pass and Lingmoor, a glorious garden which includes a wildflower meadow, a spectacular furnished terrace and a hot tub, five luxury bedroom suites, three stunning living areas, a utility room and a chef’s dream of a kitchen, Langdale House is an astonishing, idyllic retreat.
Little Langdale is separated by the Lingmoor Fells from Great Langdale. It is a very pretty hamlet with a cosy pub, the Three Shires Inn, just a short walk from the house. From this little corner of paradise, you can enjoy Cumbria’s breathtaking, panoramic vistas, indulge in active pursuits - if Langdale House was an Alpine chalet it would be described as ski in and ski out, with numerous walks, cycle and adventure routes accessed from its doorstep! Enjoy lake cruises, visit spa resorts, spot film locations, unwind and enjoy delicious food. With UNESCO World Heritage status, England’s largest National Park, the Lake District enjoys a wealth of history, inspiration and a spectacular backdrop of lush valleys, hillsides and lakes. For an indulgent treat, the fabulous Langdale Estate Hotel & Spa is only 13 minutes drive away. Within easy reach are Windermere and Coniston Water, Lakeland’s flagship shop, Low Wood Water Sports Centre, the World of Beatrix Potter, Grizedale Forest, Newby Bridge Aquarium and the fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum so there is something for everyone.
Langdale House is extremely popular with its brilliant location, luxuries, amazing views and fantastic amenities. If it is available you should probably book it fast! The house sleeps up to ten guests in lavish modern comfort. Here you will enjoy beauty, tranquility and those views. You will create magical holiday memories and unwind totally. There is so much space for a large group with plenty of separate living spaces so that you can slope off with the Sunday newspapers and a cup of tea for a quiet read or children can watch a movie without disturbing the adults. The main living space is open plan in design and overlooks the terraced garden along with fabulous views of the valley. A large, contemporary corner sofa sits in front of a wonderful slate feature wall and modern real flame gas fire. At the far end of the room, guests can dine with a view on the giant dining table that comfortably seats the whole group. Light floods through the two sets of French windows and the windows ensuring that this dreamy space is light and airy. The grey hues throughout are complimented by yellow scatter cushions and curtains. At the rear of the property is the colourful family room with an equally sumptuous sofa and chairs in striking orange tones and more wonderful views. It is the perfect spot to enjoy a movie on the giant wall-mounted television. Again, two sets of floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to the garden. In addition, there is a stylish snug. The kitchen will delight the chefs in your group with its six ring range cooker and other excellent appliances. It is a sociable space with a breakfast bar and seating. The kitchen even has its own set of French windows providing direct access to the patio and garden. You may even want to indulge yourselves by taking a private chef for a special meal. Alex Beard, a three star Michelin trained chef, is available during your stay to cook amazing meals using fresh, locally supplied ingredients. Please note that this is subject to his availability and guests booking directly, early booking recommended. The handy utility room offers a washing machine and tumble dryer.
The five fabulous bedroom suites are comprised of two masters with super kingsize beds, French windows and Juliet balconies, one bedroom with a kingsize bed and two with two double beds. All of the beds are beautifully adorned with luxury linens and gorgeous soft furnishings together with superb mattresses. Each of the bedrooms enjoys a fabulous, immaculate ensuite bathroom and the most amazing countryside views. What a joy to wake up here! One of the super king bedrooms boasts an ensuite with a walk-in shower and a dressing room and the other, at the top of the house, enjoys a characterful vaulted ceiling and a super stylish open bathroom with a contemporary freestanding bath. The room with the kingsize bed also boasts and ensuite with a walk-in shower. One of the twin rooms enjoys a beautiful freestanding bath as well as a walk-in shower and the final room, again with characterful beams and a vaulted ceiling, enjoys a walk-in shower. You really will not mind which room you have. They are all beautifully decorated and brilliantly finished. The twins enjoy two lavish double beds, such a good deal if you have one of those to yourself!
The outdoor spaces of Langdale House are superb. With a terrace boasting a luxury garden sofa, hot tub, Gas fired Webber barbecue, sun loungers and fabulous panoramic views, a dazzling wildflower meadow, lush lawns and beautiful borders, you won’t find much better. You can even take your furry friends to Langdale House knowing that there is dog proof perimeter fencing. There is plenty of space for five cars and two electric car charging points.
You really will not regret booking this gorgeous, much loved family home that has been owned by the same family for three generations. It has been extensively renovated and is full of either precious antique or ultra contemporary furnishings. Along with its outstanding valley views, it definitely offers the holiday of your dreams.
Langdale House enjoys a fabulously scenic location in the tranquil, pretty hamlet of Little Langdale in the stunning Little Langdale Valley. The hamlet is surrounded by valleys, hills and lakes as well as spas, restaurants, charming pubs and some excellent attractions. You will find many places to eat and drink including the local Three Shires Inn. The traditional slate inn was built in 1872, taking its name from its location. The boundaries of the old counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire met at the Wrynose Pass. Just down the road is the wonderful Langdale Estate Hotel & Spa, a thirty five acre estate with a gym, pool, steam room, sauna and tennis courts and just a little further, in Windermere, is the Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa. It boasts two excellent restaurants, Atrium and Blue Smoke on The Bay as well as a fabulous range of spa days. The Langdale Valley is stunning and very peaceful. When driving around you will pass Blea Tarn, the Wrynose Pass, the Hardknott Pass and the River Brathay which runs down the middle of the valley from Little Langdale Tarn, via Colwith Force to Elterwater. The tarn is of glacial origin and is surrounded by high hills. You can park at Low Tilberthwaite and walk to the tarn. If you want to enjoy the Lake District scenery and not drive, you can take a Mountain Goat sightseeing tour.
You will be itching to get on one of the lakes. The Low Wood Water Sport Centre on Windermere offers flyboarding, sailing, boat hire, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding and paddle boarding. Windermere Lake Cruises leave from Bowness Pier, Ambleside Pier and Lakeside Pier taking visitors out onto the water for 45-90 minutes. There is also self-drive motorboat hire and rowboat hire.
For those that love shopping, the famous flagship store of Lakeland is located in Windermere with endless gift and gadgets as well as an excellent first floor cafe with splendid views over the Lakeland Fells. Windermere is a fantastic destination all year round. Bustling with shops and wonderful dining experiences, it is just wonderful. The towns of Windermere and Bowness have been a magnet for visitors since Victorian times. Hayes Garden World offers another wonderful shopping experience with gifts. It is especially lovely over Christmas.
Children love the water adventures, hiking and the magical World of Beatrix Potter at Bowness-on-Windermere. Its interactive exhibits tell the story of Beatrix Potter’s writing and her importance to Lakeland conservation. Beatrix Potter’s 17th century home, Hill Top House, near Sawrey, Ambleside is managed by the National Trust.
Coniston Water is the third largest lake in the Lake District by volume after Windermere and Ullswater and the fifth largest by area, being five miles long by half a mile wide. Coniston Village is known for The Old Man of Coniston, rising dramatically behind the houses in the village centre. Coniston is great for walkers and climbers. There are two public launch services on Coniston Water, the Coniston Launch and the National Trust’s Steam Yacht Gondola. Arthur Ransome based his children’s book Swallow and Amazons on locations around the lake. The Monk Coniston estate, owned by Beatrix Potter, and given to the National Trust on her death, stretches from Coniston to Skelwith Bridge. It boasts the famous beauty spot Tarn Hows.