The Stables - The Lake District, Sleeps 2
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The Stables - Gilcrux, Nr Cockermouth, Cumbria, The Lake District, England - Sleeps 2

The Stables

Ellen Hall was once a working farm but today it is home to seven cosy holiday retreats for two set in a tranquil vale close to the river Ellen in Cumbria. Positioned in a quiet spot within easy reach of the Northern Lakes, the cottages are available for short breaks or longer lets and provide a stress-free getaway for busy couples - a peaceful haven for those who appreciate a slower pace of life!

Sit back and enjoy the birdsong and soothing sounds of water from the brook that runs through the garden whilst soaking up the wonderful atmosphere, or enjoy a bubble in the hydro therapy hot tub which seats six - the perfect place to relax after a day's walking or sight-seeing.

The peaceful Ellen Vale sits between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast and provides a network of bridle paths and tracks to explore leading straight from the front door. You are also welcome to bring your dog away with you (please note that Stable 2 is the only property that is pet free) to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and wonderful walks.

For those wanting to explore the many attractions in the area, the bustling market town of Cockermouth and birthplace of William Wordsworth is just a few miles away and the 'Gateway to the North Lakes', Keswick, is less than half an hour by car - a lovely drive along Bassenthwaite Lake. The Keswick area offers a host to outdoor activities and pursuit centres, along with a marina, excellent restaurants and its very own “Theatre by the Lake”. The beautiful Cumbrian heritage coastline is less than three miles from Ellen Hall and for those happy to travel further afield, Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Borders are all within easy reach and provide great days out.

Cumbria is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year and a holiday at Ellen Hall will allow you to explore not only the Lake District National Park but also Cumbria's beautiful coastline. Whether you are looking for a weekend/mid-week mini break or a longer holiday, Ellen Hall provides the perfect place to get away from it all and recharge your batteries!

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  • Stables cottage and balcony.
  • Outside Stables and Hayloft Cottages
  • Lounge and door to balcony
  • Kitchen
  • The Stables
  • Hot tub available to hire privately
  • En suite bedroom
  • Nearby buttermere
  • Cabin and hot tub by beck
  • The Stables


  • Internet Access
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Waterside Location
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower

The Stables Continued

Ellen Hall is home to The Stables; three cosy holiday homes for two that provide affordable self catering accommodation whether you are looking for a short break away or longer holiday. Formerly the original hayloft, milking parlour and stables, The Stables retain original features such as the stable door entrance and the upper hayloft opening which has now been converted into a French Window providing views over the courtyard setting and open countryside beyond, along with access onto the shared balcony.

Each cottage provides 'upside down' accommodation allowing guests to make the most of the view and two cottages welcome dogs, with one being kept pet free (Stables 2).

Each cottage offers:

  • Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room with wash basin, WC and power shower.
  • Open plan living area upstairs with seating, open fire flame effect electric stove for cosy winter nights, television and DVD player. There is also a modern kitchen area with microwaves, fridge, oven, hob and extractor.

Facilities: Each cottage is fully insulated with double glazing and storage heating and offers exceptional value for a relaxing holiday with the added luxury of the use of a large hydrotherapy hot tub/spa (don't forget to bring your swimming costumes and towels if you would like to book the hot tub). A communal laundry room has washing machine and tumble dryer. There are garden areas with patio furniture and BBQ.

Additional information: Unfortunately children and babies cannot be accommodated. One well behaved dog at no extra charge by prior arrangement (a second dog is at the owner's discretion). Prices include bed linen and storage heating. There is a £1 coin meter which covers cooking, lighting and hot water.

Up to date calendars are available on the owners website - please click through to view

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £255
Mid Season from £330
Peak Season £360

Key details:
Pets: Yes, 2 dogs allowed
Smoking: No
Children: No
Changeover Day: Flexible
Payment options:
Cheque, Credit Card

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 2 people in 1 bedroom (1 Double)

Owner's details:
Owner: Wayne & Jo Flower, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

The Stables joined Independent Cottages in March 2014

Owner's Other Properties

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7 Different holiday lets offered. Updated availability calendars on Owner's Website.

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Calendar last updated: 25th September 2017

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7 Different holiday lets offered. Updated availability calendars on Owner's Website.