Pye Howe

Langdale Valley

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2
  • Yes
Changeover Day:

Great Langdale, nr Ambleside

    • Dishwasher
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Garden
    • Log burning stove
    • Oil Fired Central Heating
    • Outside Seating
  • View more facilities
    • Parking
    • Private Water Supply
    • Shower Unit
    • Smoking not allowed
    • Washer/Dryer
    • Wi-Fi

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Stunning views from the terrace

This wonderful traditional cottage, set up on the hillside above the Great Langdale Road, dates back to the 17th century and is said to be the oldest property in Langdale. It has plenty of character and lies in a charming setting with stunning views of the Langdales.

Beside this characterful cottage is a small orchard and a stone built shed suitable for storing bicycles. From the parking area, guests enter through the side door straight into a large slate floor kitchen. Beside the kitchen is the main living area with cosy log burner and views into the established and well maintained garden and across Langdale. There is a separate dining room with very old oak panelling and large dining table. The downstairs bathroom has both a shower and bath to soak away a day’s walking in the lakes.  Stairs lead up to the first floor with three simple bedrooms with old oak floorboards and a family bathroom.

This intriguing property has been sympathetically updated with modern conveniences but still retains much of its historical character, such as stone flag floors and polished floorboards.  Floors and stairs are a little uneven and, as a traditional stone cottage, it can take a little while to heat up. The setting is magical and arguably one of the best locations in Langdale with spectacular views of the Pikes.

The garden slopes downwards from the front terrace and is a real sun-trap that makes it the perfect place to sit outside from mid morning onwards and enjoy the views. Being able to watch the sunrise from the property is well worth the effort of an early rise. Please note there are two streams within the boundary of the cottage so please ensure children are supervised at all times.

The Lake District has secluded valleys and remote fell tops, with some of England’s darkest skies. It’s the perfect place for star gazing away from blazing city lights.

A fairly steep-sided valley shelters the Langdales from town lights. Both Great Langdale and Little Langdale are great spots for dark skies, an ideal place to really connect with the often hidden night sky!


  • sleeps 6
  • 2 storeys
  • 2 king size bedrooms
  • 1 twin
  • separate shower room
  • family bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC on first floor
  • all bed linen and towels provided
  • large well-equipped kitchen
  • living area and separate dining area
  • free Wi-Fi and TV
  • central heating
  • log burner
  • outside seating and picnic bench
  • extensive mature gardens
  • outside storage for bicycles
  • parking for 2 – 3 cars
  • 2 dogs permitted subject to an additional charge
  • no smoking