Banklands is a beautifully located cottage for 6 people, right in the heart of Eskdale, set amidst 3 acres of sheep fields and woodlands. Banklands has a large peaceful garden visited by local wildlife and there are extensive views of Eskdale from the cottage.
Many period features have been retained including the wonderful staircase, cast iron fireplaces and pretty stained glass in the windows. There is a warm and homely kitchen, finished to a high standard with a range cooker and a woodburner for colder days. The sitting room has windows on three sides to take advantage of the stunning views of the valley and a woodburner. There are three good sized bedrooms at Banklands and a bathroom with luxurious underfloor heating.
Eskdale is a tranquil valley, virtually untouched by modern development. There is plenty of fell walking right from the door of the cottage. Choose from hikes on the high fells such as Scafell or along the banks of the River Esk, which flows from the top of the valley down to the estuary at Ravenglass. Bankside overlooks The Green station, just a two minute walk away, one of the stops on the narrow gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway that runs through the valley all the way to the sea.
There are five pubs in the valley, the nearest being the King George IV, just a short walk down the road. Children are welcome and it serves real ales and a wide choice of good food. The village shop is close by and sells a comprehensive range of groceries and local produce.