Birk How accommodation summary
Sitting Room with open fire
Large open plan kitchen and dining area
Utility room with plenty of storage
Bathroom (bath with hand shower attachment and separate shower)
Parking for 2 cars
Oil Central Heating
Electricity and oil included in the price
Beds will be made up for you
Please remember to bring your own towels
Birk How is non-smoking
Dogs are welcome at a cost of £15 per pet
Broadband is available and a cable is provided to connect laptops
If booking for full occupancy the cottage isn't suitable for single sex groups
The owners of this cottage will be providing a Christmas tree and decorations for the festive season.
The front door opens to a hallway with a sitting room to the left and a kitchen to the right. The sitting room is a spacious warm room with comfy sofas and a warming open fire. Coal is provided for the fire. There is a TV with a built in DVD player with a Free-Sat box and a selection of DVDs.
The kitchen is light and spacious, with a traditional slate flagged floor and chunky wooden dining table. A woodburning stove next to the dining table provides extra warmth and a cosy feel. In the large cupboard in the kitchen there is a selection of games, toys and books for you to enjoy during your stay. The kitchen is furnished to a high standard with granite worktops, electric cooker, fridge/freezer and a slimline dishwasher. A washing machine is located in the outside storage room. There is a recently refitted utility room off the kitchen for wet coats and boots. There is an additional toilet in the outhouse for your convenience.
Stairs off the hallway lead upstairs. Halfway up the stairs is the Victorian style bathroom that has a deep freestanding bath, a separate shower cubicle, WC, bidet and washbasin.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, one king-size bedroom and two twin bedrooms. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished and enjoy lovely views of Eskdale. All the bedrooms have a chest of drawers and cast iron feature fireplaces. There is additional storage in a walk in wardrobe in the hallway.
Outside there is a lovely garden, often visited by red squirrels. There is a pretty terrace of shrubs and plants, a patio and sitting out area and a lawn. 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. The garden enjoys a sunny aspect and views to Eskdale.
There is parking for two cars on the 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.
"What a beautiful cottage, we have all loved our stay and we hope to come back again some day."
"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."
"Another fantastic stay at Birk How- our third and certainly not our last. Cottage as comfortable as ever, weather beautiful and able to spend lots of evenings on the patio taking in the views."
"We had a great week here and the house was perfect for a family. We wanted for nothing!"
"What a fab cottage to spend Xmas in the facilities were more than adequate for our needs - in fact they exceeded our expectations. We will certainly recommend to friends and family."
"We have been visiting Eskdale most years since 2000 and this is the best cottage we have stayed in. Very clean, warm, comfortable and very well equipped. The views from the cottage are fantastic."
"The cottage exceeded our expectations, it is immaculately clean and beautifully furnished and the surrounding countryside is lovely."