Cottages in Ennerdale with a Log Burner


When the snow is on the fells and there’s a nip in the air, what could be better after a day in the Lake District than returning back to your holiday cottage and a crackling fire?

Ennerdale is one of the most remote valleys in the Lake District thanks to there being no public roads entering the valley. Even so, there is plenty to do: Pillar Rock is an iconic climb and the valley’s remoteness makes it the perfect place for wildlife spotting. Or why not hunt out historical remains or even enjoy a horse trek with Bradley’s Riding Centre?

It’s the perfect place if you’re seeking tranquillity and calm and we have some beautiful self-catering cottages in the area. Here are a selection of just some of those that have log burners.

Lily Hall

Wood burner at Lily Hall in EnnerdaleSleeps: 7/8, 2 dogs
Fire type: wood burner

Combine tranquillity with luxury and you have Lily Hall! Lovingly built from the ground up, the owners have thought of everything whilst designing this indulgent holiday home. From the picture windows making the most of the stunning scenery to the comfortable furnishings and bright décor, you can really sit back and relax at this cottage. Find out more.


Dining room with mountain views at Thorntrees in EnnerdaleSleeps: 10, 2 dogs
Fire type: wood burner

With five comfortable and spacious bedrooms, all of which are en suite, there is plenty of room at Thorntrees for a big group to spread out! Lovely relaxing tones throughout and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains make this a wonderful place to stay. The cottage is also just a 20-minute walk away from Ennerdale Water, or why not head to The Gather in Ennerdale Bridge? This community-run cafe and shop offers a variety of teas, cakes, coffees, sandwiches and more. Find out more.

Hillcrest Cottage

Wood burner at Hillcrest Cottage in EnnerdaleSleeps: 3/4, 2 dogs
Fire type: multiple wood burners

Hillcrest Cottage is a true chocolate-box cottage! As pretty on the outside as it is on the inside, this special property includes a welcoming conservatory, characterful bedrooms, and a gorgeous garden. It also boasts no less than THREE wood burners: one in the conservatory, one in the lounge, and one in the master bedroom! So you can be sure of complete cosiness during your stay! Find out more.

6 Forest Houses

Wood burner at 6 Forest Houses in EnnerdaleSleeps: 5, pet-free
Fire type: wood burner

Bright and airy, with views towards the fells, 6 Forest Houses offers utter comfort for your Lake District holiday! The large kitchen is ideal for getting together to cook a group meal while the pretty garden is a tranquil spot where you can listen to the birds chirrup away. There is also a lovely pub just 30 metres from the cottage. Find out more.

Swinside Cottage

Wood burner at Swinside Cottage in EnnerdaleSleeps: 2, 2 dogs
Fire type: wood burner

If you’re seeking a cosy bolthole for two, then Swinside Cottage could be just up your street! Full of character and with breathtaking views of the fells, it’s the perfect base for exploring this wonderful area. Dogs will particularly enjoy this one, as there are two enclosed paddocks that are perfect for an off-lead run-around! Find out more.

So, if you’re after spectacular views, peaceful walks, and a tranquil escape, Ennerdale could be just the ticket. You can see all of our Ennerdale cottages here, or find even more self-catering properties with our cottage search.


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