A Romantic retreat at the foot of the Langdale valley

Skelwith Bridge is set 3 miles equidistant to both Grasmere and Ambleside and at the foot of the delightful Langdale Valley, The Lawns forms half of Carr Crag Pavilion and is a unique Lakeland residence offering great character and charm.

Set in over an acre of natural wooded gardens frequented by a wide variety of wildlife including deer, badgers and red squirrels, the location offers some of the finest walking within the Lake District National Park right from the doorstep either into the Langdales for some serious climbing or along to Loughrigg Tarn or Skelwith Force waterfall for a more gentle amble.


snuggle up around the wood burning stove

The Lawns is delightfully presented in a traditional style and very well equipped for a self catering break at any time of the year.

The dual aspect wood burning stove can be enjoyed from both the lounge and kitchen and is perfect for snuggling around in the cooler months and the comfy bedroom with king size bed ensures a good night’s rest for all. The well fitted kitchen is wrapped in cool, black granite and has everything you’ll need to cook a hearty breakfast or intimate dinner for just the two of you. A modern bathroom has a shower and bath, ideal for those who prefer a long soak with a good book.

The Lawns has a private patio area with furniture provided from where to sit out and take in the delightful shared grounds and there’s ample room for the dog to run around too.

Two good eating places are on the doorstep if you choose to escape the kitchen, Chester’s by The River and The Talbot Bar at Skelwith Bridge Hotel, both offering food throughout the day and into the evening. The Lawns can be booked in conjunction with Carr Crag Pavilion which is next door.

Ground Floor:

The property has night storage heaters and comprises: Entrance via French doors into open plan living area divided by the fabulous dual aspect wood burning stove (fuel available locally).

  • Kitchen: Wrapped in granite tops, useful island, Belfast sink, dishwasher, washing machine, range cooker, fridge, freezer and microwave.
  • Lounge: Has large areas of window giving stunning views of the grounds and thier natural beauty, digital TV, DVD and radio/CD player are all available.
  • Bedroom 1: King size bedroom with range of fitted units.
  • Bathroom: With large shower area, bath with hand shower attachment, wash basin and WC.


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


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



  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi


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

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot

Bed Type

  • King Size Bed

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote

Retreats for

  • Romance


  • Washing Machine

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(4.6 out of 5) - based on 7 reviews.

Respond to The Lawns

  • S M says:

    Lovely setting and location. However, wouldn’t recommend staying in Autumn/Winter though as it’s freezing cold. The ground floor is heated by two storage heaters that do nothing. And the controls have been covered up to prevent you changing the settings!

    Also, wifi technically exists but at 0.3mbps and constantly cutting out, you’ll be lucky if you can even Google directions for somewhere (no phone signal, which can be a blessing).

    I would potentially stay here again in Summer.

  • Sue Lewis says:

    I had a fantastic week at The Lawns. The property was perfect in every way. Spotless, well equipped, spacious, very comfortable bed, a powerful shower and the bonus of a bath after long walks. A great location for nearby Chesters for a coffee/food, the Cumbria Way, Loughrigg tarn and buses to the Ambleside/Langdale Valley. I didn’t use the car all week as there was a wealth of walks from the door or using the bus for linear ones.

    I’d be happy to stay at The Lawns in the future and recommend Lakeland Retreats as a friendly and efficient family holiday company.

  • David says:

    We had a nice weekend stay at ‘ The Lawns ‘ and found the accommodation comfortable and well located for visits to Elterwater, Ambleside and Grasmere and surrounding areas. The accommodation is a good size with a well fitted kitchen and living area. Surrounding area is wooded and ideal for exploring and dog walking.
    The property has a small fenced off area for outdoor relaxation with seat and patio table and chairs.
    The only negatives we found is that the decking area was quite slippy underfoot with it being wet and the fenced off area could be made more dog friendly by placing wire mesh between the fence rails as small dogs could escape . We would consider a stay in the future at this accommodation.

  • Jude says:

    Spacious cottage with plenty of room to relax and eat comfortably. Great kitchen and bathroom. Bed comfortable. Walking distance to pub with decent grub

  • Rosalind says:

    It was really clean and tidy on arrival which was reassuring in current times. great location for peace and quiet, and close to lots of lovely places. Cosy nights by the fire were great and overall we had a great stay.

  • Nicky says:

    A lovely, surprisingly spacious one bedroom holiday cottage. Perfectly located for enjoying the beautiful Langdale valley with lovely walks from the door. Would happily stay again. Thanks

  • Craig says:

    Lovely cottage surrounded by amazing countryside

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