A quiet retreat set at the foot of the Langdale valley

Carr Crag Pavilion is one of two rather special, architect designed semi-detached retreats located at the foot of the Langdale Valley set in an acre of woodland gardens, awash with bluebells in the Spring and visited by a variety of wildlife including deer, rabbits, woodpeckers.

Enjoy a riverside walk along the Brathay to Elterwater and Loughrigg Tarn, stopping off for refreshments at the renowned Chesters By The River for tea and cake, or something stronger at the nearby Talbot Bar.

Just 3 miles from Ambleside and Grasmere, the location is ideal for enjoying some of the finest walking that the area has to offer and the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful corner of the Lakes.


spot a variety of wildlife visiting the woodland garden

Once inside, a warming woodburning stove creates a relaxing and homely ambience in the open plan living and dining space, the full length windows allowing you to look out over the woodland and spot the visiting wildlife.

All on the ground floor, Carr Crag Pavilion is comfortably furnished and provides good accommodation for four with two good bedrooms, one twin and one king sharing in a modern shower room and an up to date kitchen with all the facilities you’ll need to fully self-cater. There’s ample parking within the grounds and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy with the children or the dog.

Ground Floor:

The property has electric heating throughout with tiled floors except the bedrooms that have carpets

  • Kitchen: Modern kitchen incorporating electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.
  • Lounge: With TV, sofa and two armchairs around a log burning stove (initial fuel provided).
  • Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed
  • Bedroom 2: Twin beds
  • Bathroom: Tiled shower room with basin and WC


  • All electric, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and highchair available from Lakeland Retreats
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Private seating area with access to shared lawns and woodland
  • One well behaved pet welcome



  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Children & Pets

  • Dog Crate available
  • High Chair Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot Available


  • Double Room
  • Twin Room

Retreats for

  • Family


  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi


  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Parking


  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote

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(4.7 out of 5) - based on 19 reviews.

Respond to Carr Crag Pavilion

  • lauren says:

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here – would definitely recommend. The outdoor space was amazing and it was very clean with all the facilities you’d expect 🙂

  • Sarah says:

    Amazing location with a beautiful garden. The wildlife (including a family of deer!) visiting the garden each day was fabulous. Great for relaxing or as a base for walking.

  • Zoe says:

    Perfect spot to get out and explore with walking trails right on the doorstep leading to the most stunning lakes. Would also highly recommend the pub at the end of the road. Didn’t want to leave!

  • Rob says:

    Lovey cottage, great gardens and ideal setting for walking, biking & coffee/ cake at Chester’s. Communication excellent and check in easy. Hope to revisit. Thanks

  • Emily says:

    This was such a perfect place for a low key celebration. The grounds were particularly stunning with the bluebells and wildlife (we saw a baby deer and it’s mother whilst eating our breakfast outside), and the beds were especially comfy! We all had a joyous time, and would definitely stay again.

  • Gail says:

    Lovely accommodation, great local walks from the door.

  • M Jeaco says:

    The house and grounds are lovely. A great location, lots of walks from the house and easy car access to Ambleside, Grasmere and Coniston. We had an excellent lunch at Zeffirellis in Ambleside. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • John says:

    Beautiful cottage in a secluded and peaceful location. Great to listen to the birds on a morning, and watch the squirrels in the trees. The cottage has everything you need to feel relaxed and comfortable.
    A short 5 min walk to Chesters for great food, or a 30 min walk into Elterwater and Chapel Stile for Pub grub. Had 2 great meals in the Brittania Inn in Elterwater.
    Hope to return soon.

  • Katie says:

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Carr Crag Pavillion. The location is great and easy to find. The property was clean and tidy and had everything we needed for our stay. It was warm and comfortable too. Some of the furnishings are a little tired but nothing that detracted from our enjoyment of our stay here. Would stay here again.

  • Faith says:

    Carr Cragg is in a lovely setting ,we had a visit from a deer during our stay. The place itself is well set out and has all the things you need in the kitchen to cook your own meals if you dont want to make use of the Talbot Bar a couple of minutes down the road. Has a log burner in the main room which is great on those wet days,although the storage heaters give out enough warmth on most days. Lots of hot water for the shower as well. Great location for Windermere and Ambleside.

  • Neil says:

    Beautiful place in a beautiful location Great for walks pub and restaurant 2 mins away.

  • We’ve had a lovely week at Carr Crag Pavilion with our 2 Labradors. Fantastic location fantastic views fantastic walks & lots of sightings of deers. Lakeland Retreats are a great company & their arrival box is simply yummy. Thankyou

  • Francois says:

    “This is the way to relax!”

  • Emily says:

    A great little bolt hole for key places to visit across the Lakes area

  • Laura says:

    Great size property and grounds. Lovely and quiet location with easy drive to all the main attractions. It’s easy to miss the driveway so make sure you read the directions the owner gives you.

  • Hayley says:

    In a beautiful wooded private dell , safe for children and our dog to play . The children loved the fire pit at the top of the garden and we sat round in the dark telling stories and listening to music . You can walk across the road to the Talbot pub for a hearty meal and a game of pool . Come back to the cabin and sit in front of the log burner to keep warm . Lots of great walks right opposite the property .

  • Mike says:

    Thanks for a great holiday so quiet and peaceful. Will definitely stay again .

  • Jean-Marc says:

    “Fantastic cottage in the heart of Lake district with all amenities, silence to enjoy and walk to Pub after drenched walks. Skelwith bridge is strategically located in the middle of Langlades valley, at the crossroads (and almost walking distance) from Lake Windermere, Lake Coniston and the lovely villages of Grassmere and Ambleside. Great discount if you take the whole week and very efficient welcome from Michelle with some thoughtful touches for breakfasts. Not to be missed!

  • Rahul says:

    Great location close to Chester’s tea rooms. Short drive to Ambleside. Beautiful quiet location. You can hear the water in the background. Perfect self catering facilities for a family of four. Large beautiful and extensive outdoor area perfect for a bbq. We had some really cosy nights in with the kids

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