Birk How accommodation summary
Living Room with open fire
Large open plan kitchen and dining area with wood burner
Utility room with plenty of storage
Bathroom (on the stair landing)
The drive leading to the cottage is quite steep so take care to drive slowly and on the right hand side of the drive to avoid damage to the undersides of your car (I'm making it sound far worse than it is but you do need to be aware of this). Unsuitable for sports cars. Room for two cars to park. A third can go on the road.Other Info
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
The house is heated by oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
The owners of this cottage will be providing a Christmas tree and decorations for the festive season. General Description
Birk How is a characterful and spacious detached house for six in the delightful village of Eskdale. With ample socialising space, glorious views and a wonderful tiered garden it has a gracious and welcoming feel about it from the moment you arrive.
On arrival at the house guests are greeted by a tiled hallway with plenty of space for coats and shoes. To the left of the hallway is the living room. It's a well proportioned space with light decor and local art. There are two deep comfy sofas and two armchairs arranged around the open fire for which coal is provided. For entertainment there is a wall-mounted TV with built in DVD player, a Free-Sat box and a selection of DVDs as well as a charming window seat with views out onto Muncaster Fell, Birker and Ulpha Fell beyond. Why not take a seat and enjoy the view of the fells and rolling farmland outside?
Across the hall to the kitchen/diner which has a traditional stone flagged floor, a comfy armchair and a gorgeous wood burner making for cosy evenings around the wooden dining set planning your Lakeland adventures. The owners have thoughtfully provided a selection of toys, books and games for you to enjoy during your stay. The modern kitchen has light units and granite worktops, a double fan oven with ceramic hobs, a built-in fridge and slimline dishwasher. A refitted utility room just off the kitchen houses a microwave and fridge freezer while also having plenty of space for wet coats and muddy boots, it makes an ideal place for visiting pooches to call their own too. There is a washing machine in the outhouse as well as an extra WC for your convenience.
A staircase from the main hallway leads to the bedrooms and bathroom. Halfway up the stairs there is a door to the rear of the property as well as the handsome Victorian-style bathroom. This indulgent room has a deep freestanding slipper bath with handheld shower, a separate shower enclosure with mixer shower, WC and washbasin. An ideal room to relax and soak away tired muscles from your fell walks.
On the first floor are the three delightful bedrooms which all share light fresh decor and enjoy lovely views of Eskdale. There is one king-size and two twin rooms. All three bedrooms have metal bedsteads, a chest of drawers for storage and cast iron decorative fireplaces. There is additional storage and hanging space in a walk in wardrobe in the hallway.
Outside the tiered garden is a delight with glorious views of the surrounding countryside and the La'al Ratty Steam Railway which passes nearby. The terrace has mature shrubs and there is a patio, seating area and a sloping lawn. Why not make use of the outdoor dining furniture for sunny morning breakfasts or evening drinks? Sit still in the garden for a while and you might even catch a glimpse of visiting red squirrels. A barbecue is provided; please bring your own charcoal. The village shop is a 5 minute walk away and sells plenty of goods for a family barbecue.
There is parking for two cars on the gated driveway. Please note the drive is very short but fairly steep. It is unsuitable for low wheel base cars. Further parking can be found in the village car park a short distance away if necessary.
Mobile reception is limited in Eskdale however there is a signal booster for Orange/EE in the area.
"We've had a wonderful stay. The cottage has been everything we'd hoped for comfortable and lots of extra touches. We'll be back."
"We had a great week here and the house was perfect for a family. We wanted for nothing!"
"The cottage exceeded our expectations, it is immaculately clean and beautifully furnished and the surrounding countryside is lovely."