This wonderful old cottage in the middle of Langdale is set below Harrison Stickle with access to great walks and pubs.
Stickle Cottage is right in the heart of the Great Langdale Valley, one of the most spectacular valleys in the Lake District. The cottage can be found at the base of the magnificent Stickle Ghyll waterfall and between two famous Lakeland watering holes – The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and Stickle Barn Tavern (now owned by the National Trust). Stickle Cottage is a historic traditional Lakeland farmhouse providing spacious accommodation for up to 8 guests.
Entering the property downstairs there is a large porch area great for rucksacks and boots, a modern shower room, a spacious lounge with a multi-fuel stove and large dining table. Accessed from the lounge is one of the large twin bedrooms. To the rear of the house is the spacious kitchen and additional dining area. Upstairs are 3 more bedrooms consisting of a twin room, spacious double bedroom, and a further spacious double with en-suite facilities, and the main family bathroom.
The position of this cottage really has to be seen to be believed – Step out of the door and you have some of the best low and high level walks in the Lake District. The less strenuous approach takes you along the fantastic valley carved out of the rock millions of years ago by a glacier. More strenuous takes you up Dungeon Ghyll famous for rock climbing, or to Stickle Tarn dominated by the ominous Pavey Ark. Thrill seekers can attempt the notorious “Jacks Rake” with almost sheer drops hundreds of feet down to the tarn below, or to the right is “Easy Gulley”, but don’t be fooled by the name!! The rest of the Langdale Pikes are easily reached from the cottage.
Outside there is parking for up to three cars. To the rear is a large enclosed garden with fruit trees.
The famous climbers inn The Old Dungeon Ghyll with its quaint bar and sloping floor is a short walk down the valley. The property is on a main bus route with a bus stop approximately 50 yards from the front door. Ambleside is just under 6 miles away and Great Langdale is close to access the neighboring villages of Grasmere and Hawkshead.