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The Old Post Office - Eskdale

Eskdale, Lake District
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage in the pretty village of Eskdale
  • Period features throughout and enclosed garden
  • Easy access to fells, lowland walks and tourist attractions
Property code: SZ503

A lovely, comfortable base for up to three people in pretty Eskdale, perfectly located to explore Eskdale Valley and the many sights of the Lake District.

This impressive holiday home, a wonderfully comfortable base for up to three people in the charming village of Eskdale. Forming the lower part of a large Victorian house, the apartment makes a romantic bolthole for two or an ideal space for a small family to branch out explore this tranquil area. Tucked down a small lane it's blessed with period features such as an open fire for cosy evenings in, a lovely enclosed garden and fell views. It even has two much-loved local pubs within a 10 minute walk from the door.

Eskdale is a magical valley with an atmosphere all of its own. With access to the highest fells at the head of the valley as well as gorgeous lowland walks, it offers a world of outdoor opportunities. Secure bike storage is available at the property so you can bring the bikes and make use of the miles of bridleways and iconic mountain passes. A trip on the La'al Ratty, a narrow gauge steam railway running from the coast to the fells at Boot, is an absolute must. Sitting out in the property's garden you'll be able to hear the whistles of these marvellous heritage locomotives passing nearby. Why not pop down to Eskdale Green station and catch the train to Dalegarth? You can treat yourself to a scone at their cafe then wander home via the Eskdale Trail. The crystal clear River Esk has an abundance of pools for wild swimming and great places for a picnic and a paddle too.

If you'd like to explore slightly further afield you could pop to Muncaster Castle, just over five miles away. This award winning visitor attraction has a rich and spooky history to investigate as well as glorious grounds and bird of prey displays. The village of Ravenglass is just beyond Muncaster, it's the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park and it has a charming bygone era feeling. There's Roman history to explore in the form of a well preserved bathhouse and a railway museum for an interesting rainy day visit. If you've come armed with golf clubs Muncaster has a delightful parkland course while Seascale, eight miles away, boasts a renowned links to challenge you. Whether you'd like to fill your trip with activity, enjoy the food and drink on offer at one of the five pubs in the valley or just relax and curl up by the fire in a warm and welcoming apartment then this property makes an ideal base.

The apartment forms part of a large house built in 1886 but is completely private with own garden, parking area and entrance. It's cosy and welcoming with homely touches and comfortable furnishings, making it an ideal base for exploring this tranquil area.

On arrival at the apartment guests enter via a large porch which has coat hooks and plenty of space for muddy boots and wellies. Opening out from here is the delightful open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. This welcoming space has a lovely view towards Corney Fell, exposed beams and an open fire for cosy evenings in. The living area has a two seater sofa with and armchair, a television with built-in DVD player and a dining table for four.

The kitchen is well-equipped with stand-alone double oven with electric hobs, microwave, fridge and all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your stay. There's bags of counter space for food prep too.

Beyond the living area is the lovely bedroom. Decorated with a subtle palette it's a relaxing space with a heavy wooden double bedstead along with a wardrobe and dresser for storage. The bedroom there is a door through to the spacious bathroom with a white suite and an over-bath mixer shower.

Directly outside the cottage there is a driveway with parking for one car, across from which you will find the delightful enclosed garden which makes a gorgeous place for taking in the glorious views around the village.

  • 1 double
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Double oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge / freezer
  • Open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • Private parking for 1 car next to the property
  • Lockable storage for bikes
  • Nearest pub 300 metres and shop 10 metres
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kieron Anderson

This property is personally managed by Kieron.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert 11th May 2024

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Lovely location and well planned out but small unit. Excellent for dogs but most walks restricted by livestock. Unfortunately not comfortable stay due to poor furniture , chilly evenings and noise from above flat. Minimal acoustic deadening in building separation. Love to revisit when owner makes improvements.

Reviewed by Annette 6th April 2024

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Reviewed by Annette 3rd February 2024

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Reviewed by Eilish 2nd December 2023

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Reviewed by Sharon 21st October 2023

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Plenty of space for two. The Old Post Office is in the perfect location - with the shop and two pubs nearby. It is an ideal base for walking in Eskdale valley. The kitchen is well equipped, the bed is comfy and the shower is good.

Reviewed by Sandra 14th October 2023

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Reviewed by Thomas 8th October 2023

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The driving instructions were spot from driving from the north. Unfortunately when we arrived someone was parked in the designated parking spot. Owner contacted and resolved. No hot water for bath, shower and sinks. Cosy sitting room, kitchen is well equipped. Bedroom is very spacious with plenty of storage. Good sized bathroom space for drying cloRead morethes. Well stocked shop opposite, pub within walking distance, on the road for a section bring a torch! Location is fantastic exploring eskdale. Hide

Reviewed by Annette 9th September 2023

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Reviewed by Andrew 19th August 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 12th August 2023

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Lovely stay in a spacious cottage. Lots of room though I was a solo traveller with a small dog.

Reviewed by Sylvia 5th August 2023

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Perfect location in beautiful area and a good sized cottage for two. Ideal place for keen walkers plus close to shop and some good pubs. However, rather lacking in comfort: hard bed and uncomfortable sofa and chairs.

Reviewed by Penny 29th July 2023

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Reviewed by Stuart 15th July 2023

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lovely cottage in a great position. Well equipped and very clean.

Reviewed by Lesley 1st July 2023

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Reviewed by Terry 24th June 2023

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Reviewed by Matthew 15th April 2023

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Ideally located cottage in centre of Eskdale Green ideal for hiking in and around Eskdale and accessing Wasdale. There are a number of pubs nearby as is a small shop and the Eskdale railway.

Reviewed by Andrew 8th April 2023

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Cottage set in a superb area for visiting surrounding fells. Great location with walks from the door or short car journeys to Stanley Ghyll waterfall, Eskdale Railway and Wast Water. We enjoyed our stay at the Old Post Office. It was a comfortable size for two people, however it let itself down by having the most uncomfortable chair and sofa in theRead more living room, It could also have had a deep clean as it showed signs of neglect in certain areas such as lighting, kitchen bin and outdoor porch. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 18th March 2023

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Third stay. No necessary improvements made. Bed awful, sofa & chair uncomfortable. Lost of niggles eg re fire fumes so fire could not be safely lit non working smoke alarm night storage giving insufficient heat in evening crockery needs updating cutlery needs sorting dripping bathroom tap dim lighting in lounge sealant around kitchen sink disgustinRead moreg noise from above bad these can and should be sorted. Cottage is very clean and in superb location so sorry that interior is in steep decline Hide

Reviewed by Tony 24th February 2023

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This small cottage is cosy, well equipped and in an excellent location with plenty of walking options straight from the door. However, the bed, whilst appearing sound and firm, gave us both back ache, the settee and chair are very uncomfortable and it would appear you have limited hot water from the immersion heater (enough for two very quick showeRead morers and a bit of washing up) with no 'boost' option should you require more. There is also a lot of noise transmission from the flat above. Hide

Reviewed by Jason 23rd December 2022

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Great location. The decor needs updating for comfort purposes.

Reviewed by KATIE 16th December 2022

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Lovely clean and well presented cottage. Well equipped kitchen with good quality pans and knives. Nice open fire which heated living room up nicely. Great location with lots of beautiful walks right on the door step. I had a lovely stay in the old post office.

Reviewed by Clare 5th November 2022

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A cosy little cottage in a perfect location for exploring Eskdale, Wasdale and the Duddon Valley. Local stores opposite and several pubs within short drive.Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by simon 15th October 2022

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cosy, characterful and peaceful, had a most enjoyable and relaxed week, thank you

Reviewed by Richard 17th September 2022

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The location is fantastic you can walk for miles right from the door However if youre looking to come back to a comfortable sofa then sleep in a comfortable bed this cottage perhaps isnt for you which is a shame as the other elements of a good holiday are there

Reviewed by Richard 27th August 2022

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This was the 2nd time we stayed here, having last stayed there around 5 yrs ago. The house above the cottage is now a holiday rental; we heard some noise as the guests above woke up (they were up daily at 5:30am with dogs) wasn't a big issue but might be something to be aware of that you can hear some noise. The cottage is situated in a perfect locRead moreation - lots of walks from the doorstep and several good dog friendly pubs nearby. Nice garden - although fence quite low, if you have dogs. Hide

Reviewed by Brenda 20th August 2022

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Lovely cottage for 2 with lots of walks from the door, everything we needed and wonderful shower with plenty of hot water

Reviewed by Katherine 13th August 2022

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The Old Post Office is in a great location for exploring Eskdale and the Western lakes. We loved our stay; the flat is well equipped and we enjoyed relaxing in the garden with a drink after a long walk!

Reviewed by Ron 6th August 2022

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Reviewed by Nils 30th July 2022

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A cosy and big enough hide out for two adults in a phantastic area with plenty of opportunities for hiking and chilling out in front of a crackling fire (logs can be bought in the shop opposite) or the little garden. Bigger supermarktes are about 30-40 minutes away and a petrol station ist in Holmrook. Also use the A595 up to Holmrook and then follRead moreow signs to Eskdale Green because this route avoids the really trickle single Lande roads. The appartment is equipped with the Things you need for 2. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 23rd July 2022

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I think it is a lovely cottage in a most idyllic setting. Miles off the beaten track and a little difficult to find (use car satnav as opposed to Google maps). Shop right across the road, pubs within walking distance. Great walks within easy reach.

Reviewed by Graham 9th July 2022

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This is a small cosy cottage in a quiet rural location with a very good local shop Lots of friendly locals and lots of walks from the doorstep

Reviewed by Julie 2nd July 2022

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Amazing cottage for walkers and dog walkers alike. Very well equipped and the small private garden was lovely to relax in. Looking forward to visiting again.

Reviewed by Alison 4th June 2022

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Reviewed by Jane 28th May 2022

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Perfect little hideaway for the two of us and the dog. Beautifully clean with towels, bedding and wi-fi all included. Well equipped kitchen. Nice garden to enjoy the sunshine. Great location with walks from the door, in a quiet area of the Lake District. Shop just a few yards away. Definitely recommend to friends.

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