Bitt Cottage


£305 - £750

Pets Allowed?:
Fire type:
open fire
Nearest Pub:
Half a mile

A very warm welcome to the delightful Bitt Cottage, a converted Wesleyan Chapel which makes a wonderfully welcoming holiday home for four people. Set in Santon Bridge in the western Lake District at the mouth of the majestic Wasdale Valley it offers thoughtfully refurbished and deceptively spacious accommodation with the added bonus of a lovely garden and a much-loved pub just a short stroll away. It boasts glorious views across open countryside to inspire you to get out and about and fresh modern décor with comfortable furnishings inside should you just rather while away your break indoors.

Bitt Cottage is perfectly placed for some of the best fell walking opportunities in the Lake District, whether you would like to tackle mighty Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, or some gentler family friendly fells such as Irton Pike. Santon Bridge is a small hamlet situated in the Wasdale Valley. The crystal-clear River Irt (which flows from England's deepest lake, Wastwater, to the Irish Sea at Ravenglass) runs through the village offering paddling opportunities aplenty. The hamlet also boasts a well renowned pub, which is home to the annual competition for The World's Biggest Liar just down the road from the cottage and a gorgeous cafe with a craft shop less than a mile away. You are also handily placed for the beautiful valley of Eskdale. A special little place with a fantastic choice of pubs and a wonderful narrow-gauge steam railway locally known as the La'al Ratty which chuffs gently through the valley out to the coast at Ravenglass.

Rather than heading inland to the fells why not head out and explore this lovely coastline. There's Ravenglass less than five miles away, a beautiful little village with a rich history and a gentle atmosphere all of its own. On the edge of Ravenglass is the historic gem of Muncaster Castle, a great day out for all ages with stunning grounds and a 700-year-old castle with legends to pique your interest time after time. You can take the coastal path from Ravenglass to Drigg or Seascale which takes you through a wonderful 11km dune system which plays host to a fantastic array of flora and fauna and makes a great place for a picnic or watching a sunset. Alternatively hop on your bike and explore this wonderful area on two wheels, there's the coastal Hadrian's Way for a gentle ride, bridleways galore for mountain bikers and some of the most challenging mountain passes in the country to test the road cyclists among you. Bitt Cottage is perfectly placed to make the most of all that this gentle unspoiled area has to offer.