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This is a lovely old farmhouse, sleeping 8, with a stone circular staircase, a very large living room with a log-burning stove, and a smaller sitting room. The kitchen and dining room have been combined into one large room.
Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms: two double rooms and two twin bedded rooms. Linen and towels are provided. One of the double rooms can be connected to the new shower room as an ensuite. In the main bathroom there is a bath and separate large shower cubicle. There is a wc downstairs and separate utility with washer and tumble dryer.
There is a CD player. Please note that although there is a TV and DVD there is no actual TV reception. Playing DVDs is fine.
Heating is by electric night storage heaters, plus woodburning stove (firewood provided). Mobile phone reception is poor at Elm How, but improves slightly as you go up the valley. There is good reception in Patterdale.
Access to Elm How is by a single track unpaved gated road, about a mile long, and 1.5 miles from Patterdale. It lies adjacent to one of the main footpaths to Helvellyn and Fairfield and is an ideal base for walking. There are low level walks from the door.