Local Area Information

The Lake Distict is one of the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom, with its mountains and green fertile valleys. It has inspired the Romantic poets, such as Wordsworth and Coleridge and artists from Turner to Ruskin, who built his home on the shores of Lake Coniston. Visitors from all over the world come to immerse themselves in the scenery, to walk, climb and enjoy the lakes. 


Located in the south of the Lake District National Park, Eller How House is ten minutes from the southern end of Lake Windermere, from Cartmel or Grange-over-Sands. There are sea views from the summer house in the grounds and stupendous views of the Lakeland hills from the fell top behind the house.

Eller How House is an ideal base  for walking on the Southern fells or boating and water sports on Windermere and Coniston. Ambleside is half an hour away and you can be in the northern lakes in less than an hour.

The historic village of Cartmel with its Priory and racecourse is within easy reach, as are the shops at the Edwardian resort of Grange over Sands. For garden lovers Levens Hall and Holker Hall are both essential visits. The National Trust estates at Fell Foot and Sizergh Castle are nearby. Beatrix Potter's house at High Sawrey is less than half an hour drive away.

For food lovers L'Enclume, Michelin star winner and number one UK restaurant, is five minutes away, whilst those who want more modest fare will find plenty of good quality pubs and gastropubs in the area. The South Lakes is an area for Gourmets with fantastic locally produced food from shops in Grange, try Higginson's butchers or the Hazelmere bakery. Cartmel Village Shop is famous for its sticky toffee pudding, there is also a superb cheese shop and micro brewery. Sizergh Barn Shop sells many locally sourced products and produces its own Organic vegetables. There are branches of local Supermarket, Booths at Ulverston, Milnthorpe, Windermere and Kendal.