Braegarth in Elterwater
Published: Thursday 19th Jun 2014
Written by: Natalie Barker
When adding a new cottage to our group we tend to ask ourselves ‘Would we stay here ourselves?’ well when it comes to Braegarth, Elterwater the answer is a resounding ‘Yes’.Situated at the edge of Elterwater, Braegarth offers great views across Elterwater Common towards Black Fell and Loughrigg.
A traditional stone built Lakeland cottage which has been tastefully extended to create a spacious, well planned and comfortable 3 bedroom detached house. All the rooms have pleasant views towards the garden or over Elterwater Common to the fells beyond. The garden extends over roughly two acres and encompasses a stream, waterfall, rockery and lots of mature shrubs and plants including colourful rhododendrons and azaleas. There is something for everyone in this garden with fantastic sunny areas to enjoy a drink and top up the tan but also some lovely shady corners to enjoy a good book with a little solitude The cottage is double fronted and benefits from a substantial porch with flagged floor and pine bench seats.
Leading from the porch into the living and dining room, separated with a hand built central Oak dresser, designed and crafted by local cabinet maker Philip Bowness. Oak table and chairs for 6 at one end and Large Multiyork sofas and chairs for 6 people to sit in comfort at the other, facilities include flatscreen tv, dvd player and mp3 player. The living room benefits from multifuel stove and fossil granite fire surround and both areas have good views over the common.
The good quality fitted kitchen has units to three sides, Italian limestone flagstone floor, Corian worktops, dishwasher, oven and hob. Access from the kitchen or living area into the Garden room with it’s own glass dining table and chairs, which takes in lovely views of the garden. Just off the kitchen is a laundry room, with fitted units, washer and separate tumble dryer. Off the hallway is a downstairs cloakroom with wc and wash hand basin, and internal door leading to an integral garage, now permanently converted into a games room with full size table tennis table. Great for the kids and the occasional wet rainy day.
On the first floor a large landing area leads to the master bedroom with triple aspect, built in wardrobes, beautiful view and ensuite bathroom with bath, bidet, wc and wash hand basin. The second bedroom has dual aspect and lovely views, twin beds and fitted wardrobes. The third bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a single bed leaving plenty of space to stretch out. A separate bathroom on this floor has wc, wash hand basin, bidet and separate corner shower.
Outside the property is approached by a private gated driveway with plenty of parking for 3 cars. Within the gardens is a small summerhouse with it’s own electric and patio area.
We have no doubt that guests will enjoy their time at Braegarth and will be looking forward to a return visit!