Oakdene House and Oakdene Cottage
Published: Wednesday 11th May 2016
Written by: Ann Woolley
If you are looking for self-catering holiday cottages in the Lake District, Oakdene House and Oakdene Cottage can be found in the heart of the area in the little village of Chapel Stile. The two properties are next door to one another and can be hired as separate accommodation for 8 and 6 people respectively or booked together for a larger party; ideal for several generations or families holidaying together.
Both properties have practical front porches for shedding walking boots and paraphernalia and are modern, light and airy inside. The properties have separate off-road, gated parking and discreet allocated areas of the lovely garden which wraps around the building. There are views of Chapel Stile church which is just a stroll away up the lane.
There is a large welcoming dining table in Oakdene House in the open plan kitchen/living room which can be extended to seat 14 people to allow for convivial meals with plenty of circulation space. French doors lead directly from the dining room to the garden and can be thrown open in the summer to allow children to wander in and out or for pre-dinner drinks in the sunshine. A feature stone wall divides the dining and lounge areas as a reminder of the local quarrying industry.
Oakdene Cottage has an open plan living room and kitchen/diner on the first floor to take advantage of the views over the garden. The properties are close to the Coop which is an Aladdin’s cave stocking food and drink downstairs and has gifts, walking gear and Brambles cafe on the first floor. Wainwrights’ Inn is just a two minute walk away. This is a 200 year old traditional pub serving food and real ale with stone flagged floors and an open fire in the winter and picnic tables overlooking the Brathay River in the summer. Also close by are the Britannia pub in the next village of Elterwater and Sticklebarn and the Dungeon Ghylls in the Great Langdale Valley.
There are some superb walks to follow directly from the doorstep into the Langdale Valley or through Elterwater to
Skelwith Bridge or over Red Bank to Grasmere. Everywhere you will see spectacular views of the fells and encounter the local Herdwick sheep which are allowed to roam free in the area.
The Oakdene properties are both dog friendly and lovely home-from-home holiday cottages in Chapel Stile; an excellent choice for a fantastic stay in the middle of the Lake District with easy access to all the attractions the area has to offer.
You can find out more about these cottages here: Oakdene Cottage and Oakdene House in Chapel Stile