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.