Riverside Accommodation Perfect for Couples and Families!

Picture postcard pretty, Craghill Cottage boasts a most enviable position directly on the banks of the River Brathay at Skelwith Bridge, the foot of the beautiful Langdale Valley. Walks and cycle rides are plentiful right from the door for all ages, abilities and four-legged friends; take to the gentle slopes of Loughrigg Fell above Ambleside or for a greater challenge, head into the Langdale Pikes and tick off no less than 8 Wainwright’s in one circular 8-mile route.

Once back at the cottage, perch yourself beside the water at one of the perfectly positioned seating areas or meander down through the pretty gardens to a private stretch of river frontage and enjoy a picnic at the water’s edge. (The cottage has fishing rights)


beautifully presented accommodation for 4 and your dog

From the parking area, enter Craghill Cottage from the rear and step into the utility room where you’ll find a washer/dryer, plenty of hanging space and bench seating. Through to the modern, fitted kitchen with slate flooring, well equipped with everything you’ll need to properly self-cater with electric range cooker with ceramic hob, double and single ovens, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave.

The open plan living space comprises a cosy dining area at one end and a comfortable lounge at the other arranged around a warming wood burning stove set against a stone Inglenook with TV and DVD. A superb oak framed conservatory sits just off here with slate flooring, deep cushioned furnishings and door to the sunny terrace to the side of the house.

Off the inner hall you’ll find a modern house bathroom with powerful shower over a deep bath, handbasin and WC. A king size bedroom sits at the rear of the cottage whilst a super king sits at the front – please let us know if you require this bed making up as two singles. Both bedrooms are delightfully decorated with quality mattress dressed in 100% cotton linens with co-ordinated soft furnishings and colour TV.

Outside, the manicured lawns are fringed with colourful borders sunny terraces set against a rocky outcrop with strategically positioned seating to take in the sights and sounds of the River Brathay flowing below.

There’s ample, off road gated parking here at Craghill Cottage along with a secure boot room and separate drying room as well as a garage where you’re welcome to store your bikes, canoes etc.

Ground Floor:

  • Rear entrance into utility with washer/drier
  • Kitchen, fully equipped with electric range cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, microwave
  • Dining table with seating for 4 and Bluetooth speaker
  • Lounge with wood burning stove, colour TV and DVD
  • Oak framed conservatory with comfortable seating and access to the garden
  • House bathroom with shower over bath, handbasin and WC
  • Kingsize bedroom to the rear with colour TV
  • Superking bedroom to the front with colour TV – please request twin beds at the time of booking


  • All electric, bed linen, and towels are included
  • Travel cot and high chair available from Lakeland Retreats
  • Off-road gated parking for 3 cars
  • 1 well-behaved pet welcome
  • WiFi
  • Payphone
  • Initial supply of logs provided – further supplies available to purchase locally
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Secure bike and canoe storage available
  • Drying room with heater

Please note: take care with low walls to the boundary and slate steps leading up to the top of the garden which may be slippery in wet weather.


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Bike Storage
  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Conservatory / Sun Room
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • DVD Player
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot

Bed Type

  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed
  • Superking Bed

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote
  • Riverside location


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Bedroom Size

  • Twin Room

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(5 out of 5) - based on 9 reviews.

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  • Jackie says:

    Craghill Cottage is a lovely, cosy, clean welcoming holiday home., in our favourite location in The Lakes. Beautifully situated with ample parking and great walks from the door. One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in and one we hope to return to. Thank you to the owners who clearly love their cottage and to Lakeland Retreats.

  • Just returned from another perfect weeks stay at Craghill – we have been coming for several years here with our much loved black Labrador Fern. Well equipped kitchen, with comfortable lounge & bedrooms. It’s perfect location is great for walks out the front door like Loughrigg Tarn (a favourite of ours). Handy for a walk to the dog friendly Talbot Bar too, only 5 mins away for great food & drink. Booked for February/May & November next year. Love it

  • Rob says:

    Thank you to the person with a good eye and a willingness to spend on decent materials who has set up this cottage as an excellent place for a week in the lakes. The woolly sheep theme with oak furniture is comfortable and looks just right. The kitchen is well equipped, beds comfortable and the garden facilities are an absolute delight. With four possible places to enjoy from the top-of-crag table with views, to the neat little patio table by the kitchen to the magically lit bench under the trees overlooking the river there is always a choice.
    The location was perfect also for the choice of easy grade walks available direct from the door. Best cottage we’ve stayed in the lakes!

  • IAN GREIG says:

    Just enjoyed our 7th holiday at Craghill. Just as enjoyable as the 1st. We would not even consider any other cottage in the Lakes. Craghill has everything one could possibly need internally and its location is also perfect for many walks from the back door rather than having to take the car every day. Already booked for holidays 8 and 9 later this year and 2023

  • Ann says:

    Our first time at this cottage and what a lovely cottage it is. Clean, warm and cosy.
    It’s handily situated – you don’t need to drive far for days out. Beautiful walks from the door too and the scenery is just stunning especially when you walk up the path to Colwith Bridge.
    There’s an enticing seat at the top of the garden which I looked at longingly, but maybe another time when it’s warmer!
    For anyone who has dogs, there is walking literally from the door – very handy for early morning and bedtime walks.
    The rear hallway was very useful for coats, boots and dog stuff.
    The cottage has everything you could want or need. I’d love that cooker at home!

  • Jane says:

    Our fourth visit, but the first since 2015. Wonderful to see Craghill Cottage is still as good as new. Still so comfortable, still cosy – the perfect all-weather cottage. Craghill is obviously cared for by the owners, Lakeland Retreats, housekeepers and other visitors. The walks are glorious too!

  • Eleanor says:

    Yet another wonderful week at Craghill Cottage. We have stayed here so many times and now it feel like a home from home. Already booked for next year!

  • Annonymous says:

    Fantastic week. We only went out in the car once during our stay for shopping as there are so many great walks from the door. Our favourite spot in The Lakes – we hope to return again soon.

  • Juliet says:

    What a fantastic cottage and location. We were blessed with a week of sunshine. Very sad to be leaving but can’t wait to come back again.

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