The cottages are situated in the middle of the Great Langdale valley, in 2 acres of garden and fellside.
O.S. Grid ref. 306 067. Long House is also marked on Ordnance Survey maps.
Chapel Stile (1½ miles) - The nearest shop is the Co-op village store which has a good range of groceries, local produce, off-licence, newspapers etc. Upstairs in the co-op is Brambles cafe and nearby is the Wainwrights Inn, a traditional Lakeland pub.
Elterwater (2 miles) - An attractive little village named after the nearby lake. The Britannia Inn serves homemade pub food and local ales. Just opposite is the newly opened Slates cafe.
Dungeon Ghyll (¾ mile) - Beneath the Langdale Pikes are the Sticklebarn Tavern and the New Dungeon Ghyll hotel, and a little further down the valley is the Old Dungeon Ghyll hotel.
Grasmere (5 miles) - Village and lake with a good selection of shops, art galleries, pubs and cafes. Popular attractions include Dove cottage; home of the poet William Wordsworth, and the famous Grasmere gingerbread shop. The walk over to Grasmere is popular with guests staying at the cottages.
Ambleside (6 miles) - Small town at the head of Lake Windermere with a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Probably the best place in the Lakes to buy outdoor gear. Attractions include a cinema, climbing wall and the iconic Bridge House. Lake cruises are available from Waterhead and Galava Roman Fort is close by.
There is a local bus service from Ambleside to Dungeon Ghyll, which will stop outside the gate on request.