10 Eskdale Cottages with Wood Burners or Open Fires


Picture this: you’ve spent an entire day admiring and exploring the best of  Lake District scenery in the valley of Eskdale and are ready to sit back in front of a cosy wood burner in your perfect holiday cottage. Doesn’t it sound like absolute bliss? Well, to help you make that dream a reality, take a look at this selection of our wonderful self-catering cottages in Eskdale, all of which have log burners or open fires!


Wood burner at Banklands in EskdaleBanklands is a really beautiful cottage surrounded by 3 acres of fields and woodland in the heart of Eskdale. The peaceful garden is often visited by local wildlife and has breathtaking views - the perfect place for al fresco dining during the warmer months! For those colder days and evenings, there are two wood burners: one in the kitchen and one in the lounge. Ideal whether you’re cooking, eating, or relaxing!

Sleeps 4/6, 1 dog
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Scale End

Living room with wood burner at Scale End in EskdalePerched high on a hill above this gorgeous valley, Scale End is a luxurious cottage that boasts glorious views. A mixture of elegant décor, characterful touches and sumptuous furnishings - as well as that all-important wood burner! - it also has a dog shower that doubles up as bike storage.

Due to the steep garden, Scale End is not suitable for children, making this the perfect adult-only getaway!

Sleeps 6, 2 dogs
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Cragg Cottage

Lounge with open fire at Cragg Cottage in Eskdale

This traditional farmhouse cottage offers a real sense of tranquillity amidst a backdrop of mountain scenery. It offers traditional features, a welcoming AGA and a glorious open fire in the lounge. If you’re a fan of fishing, there’s an extra treat in store: Cragg Cottage was once home to Hugh Falkus, the notable fishing writer and broadcaster!

Sleeps 6, 2 dogs
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Dalegarth Hall

Wood burner at Dalegarth Hall in EskdaleLuxury meets history at Dalegarth Hall! Owned by the Stanley family, who have been at the hall since 1345, it’s a magical world of exposed stone, characterful furnishings and thick walls! The house is full of fascinating family history, including links with Oliver Cromwell and family portraits. The wood burner here is glorious, set as it is in an old fireplace with built-in seats on either side so that you can get extra close and toasty!

Sleeps 6/8, 2 dogs
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Hollin How

Open fire at Hollin How in EskdaleThis traditional farmhouse is steeped in history and each room simply bursts with character. There are stunning views over the fells and large grounds to explore, as well as walks directly onto the mountains from your door. The cottage boasts several feature fireplaces, and one in the main living room is in use for setting up a crackling fire.

Sleeps 10/14, 2 dogs
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Mite Villa

Lounge with open fire at Mite Villa in EskdaleMite Villa is the perfect holiday cottage for all the family! Overlooking the River Mite, it is in a tranquil location with its own private terrace and children’s play area outside. Children even get their own welcome pack with a selection of DVDs, books and toys. You can enjoy those altogether sat in front of the open fire in the comfortable living room!

Sleeps 4, pet-free
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Open fire at Yattus in EskdaleYattus is a truly unique holiday cottage that dates back to the 1600s. Full of charming original character - including a magnificent four-poster bed, original floorboards and exposed beams - it’s perfect if you’re looking for a special holiday cottage unlike any other! You can enjoy the open fire in its cast iron range from either the squishy sofas or a wonderful window seat.

Sleeps 5, pet-free
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The Old Post Office

Open fire at The Old Post Office in EskdaleForming the lower part of a stonebuilt Victorian house, The Old Post Office is a great apartment for a couple or a small family. Two much-loved pubs are close by and the cottage itself has a lovely garden, wonderful views, and that all-important open fire! Bliss!

Sleeps 2/3, 2 dogs
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Field End

Field End lodge in Eskdale
How do you fancy a lovely lodge holiday surrounded by the rugged mountain scenery of Eskdale? Field End – or its two neighbouring lodges, Barn Garth and Wood Bank – sits in a wonderful orchard with a pond and rafts, a games room with table tennis and pool, and a miniature steam railway close by! Its wood burner is the perfect way to warm up the open plan living area!

Sleeps 6, 3 pets
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Living room with wood burner at Kirkbank in EskdaleGet ready to indulge yourself at Kirkbank! Surrounded by the natural beauty of the fells, this is an exquisite cottage with high tech gadgets, a Kawai Conservatory Grand Piano, designer furnishings, and original artwork. There’s even an outdoor bath for those romantic summer evenings! When it’s a bit too nippy for being outside, treat yourself to a glass of wine in front of the wood burner and flat-screen TV.

Sleeps 6/8, pet-free
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We hope you’re looking forward to a perfect break in the gorgeous valley of Eskdale! You can browse all of our cottages in the area or use our cottage search.

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