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The Eltermere Inn

  • Elterwater
  • Ambleside
  • Cumbria
  • LA22 9HY


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Countryside Views
  • Historic Romantic
  • Licensed Bar
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Rural Location
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • 12 elegant rooms
  • Access to the Langdale Spa
  • Bar, terrace & garden
  • Dog friendly room
  • Afternoon teas
  • Tea & cake on arrival

About the Eltermere

The Eltermere sits in the heart of the Lakes in the village of Elterwater, in the Langdale Valley near Ambleside.  We have twelve stunning guest rooms all with spectacular views of the surrounding Langdale Pikes.  Ambleside is only around 5 miles away and Grasmere just 2 1/2 miles.  Spectacular walks are direct from our door including challenging fell hikes and gentle strolls over Lingmoor Fell or around our terrace. 

Guest Rooms

Choose from 12 double or twin bedrooms all with stylish ensuite facilities and spetacular views across to the lake and surrounding fells. 

Standard, Superior, Premier and Premier Plus Rooms are available.  Premier Plus Rooms offer additional space with window seats and seating area plus extra large luxury ensuites containing claw foot baths and spacious shower cubicles.

Food & Drink

Our stunning dining room has views over the lake and gardens, and we serve delicious locally sourced food including fresh fish from Fleetwood markets, Staveley meats and cheeses and seasonal vegetables from Skipton.  Lunch and Supper are served, and afternoon tea is available in the bar and gardens from 3pm to 6pm.

Other Facilities

  • All our guests have inclusive access to leisure facilities at The Langdale Spa only a 5 minute walk away.  Facilities include a swimming pool, spa treatments, a sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room.
  • Occasionally we run various workshops in house ranging from fishing and photography to painting and walking.
  • Relax on the terrace with garden furniture and glorious views.


A minimum 2 night stay applies at weekends.  A dog friendly room - our Stone Arthur Room - is available.  Dogs are charged at £15 per dog per night.  

Around and About

Enjoy access to spa leisure facilities at the nearby Langdale Spa or head to nearby Grizedale and Whinlatter Forest Parks offering fantastic cycling trails.  Boat trips on Derwentwater, Ullswater and Windermere are within easy reach.  Guests are also welcome to take a dip in our lake.


Exit the M6 at junction 36, onto the A590 signed for Kendal.  Carry on along the A591 signed for Windermere/ Ambleside. 

At Ambleside lake take the A593 heading towards Coniston/ Langdales.  After 2 miles take a right at Skelwith Bridge, heading along the B5343 for 2 miles.  Carry on over the cattle grid and take a left into Elterwater village. 

Continue through the village and at the Britannia Inn take a left, carry on for a few hundred yards and you will see the Eltermere on your left - the entrance is through iron gates up a gravel drive.



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