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The Old Joiner's Shop - Eskdale

Eskdale, Lake District
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stay entertained in the games room
  • Bask in the sun in the conservatory or outside in the garden
  • Perfect for families with bunk beds for children
Property code: SZ502

Explore both coast and countryside with ease from this home. Spacious rooms offer plenty of places to socialise or grab some peace and quiet after returning home each day.

This cottage is a wonderfully quirky gem of a cottage in the centre of the Eskdale valley. It has three bedrooms and a games room which can be converted into a king-size en-suite fourth bedroom if your group requires it. It has a wonderful conservatory, large deck and lovely garden to enjoy the stunning views. Should you wish to make the most of the fabulous cycling on or off road around Eskdale there’s bike storage in the house.

Sleeping six to eight, it's just a stone’s throw from the crystal clear River Esk with a host of wonderful walks for all abilities straight from the door. A perfect holiday home for those with children with two specially built bunks that are ideal for making dens, not only that but the famous ‘Laal Ratty’ narrow gauge steam engine can be hailed from just 200 metres away. Alternatively you can just relax in the conservatory with a glass of wine and soak up the stunning views of this most tranquil and picturesque Lake District valley.

 

Don’t get too comfortable indoors though as the garden has many nooks and crannies to explore and Eskdale’s breathtaking dark skies make stargazing from the deck an absolute must on a cold clear night. The valley also boasts five pubs offering fabulous food and real ales and a beer festival every June.

 

The walking opportunities that Eskdale offers are beyond compare. From Lakeland’s mightiest fell tops to low level riverside ambles, woodland trails, Japanese gardens and Roman forts - it’s all accessible from this stunning location. In short this cottage is perfectly placed for you to enjoy this unspoilt and magical valley.

 

On arrival, you'll enter the hallway from which you go can go through to the games room which has table football and a small pool table. This room has slate flooring with underfloor heating, an en-suite shower room and cupboard with washer/dryer. Should you wish for this room to be made up as a king-size bedroom instead please inform us before your stay. When it is being used as a bedroom the games tables are packed away. The ground floor also has a bike store/drying room for muddy boots and bikes, it also makes a great bedroom for your pooches should you be bringing them along.

 

The kitchen/diner is well equipped with microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, double electric oven and gas hobs. For the musical among you, there's a piano to keep you entertained. It also has a large dining table around which to sit and chat about the events of your Eskdale day.

 

Beyond the kitchen you'll find the beautiful conservatory where you can sit and soak up the magnificent south-facing views all the way up the valley to Harter Fell. You can enjoy a morning cuppa while watching the sun rise over the fells or an evening glass of wine taking in the sunset towards the coast; it really is the most wonderful spot to relax in.

 

Open wooden stairs from the kitchen lead to the first floor which has the comfortable living room. It has high ceilings, exposed beams and simply gorgeous views from all three windows. The corner armchair is a great place to watch the garden's birdlife. It also has a gas stove-style fire for those winter nights where snuggling up is the best option. There is a TV, DVD player and a selection of books and board games to keep the family amused.

 

Through the upstairs hall, you'll find the modern bathroom which has a shower enclosure and a lovely large bath to soak away those muscles after long walks. Beyond this are the three bedrooms. First is the bunk room, this has two bunks; one mid sleeper and one high sleeper, under which you can make a great den for hiding from parents! After this there is the king-size bedroom and the double room. All are comfortably furnished with built in wardrobes.

 

Outside the multi-level garden has a wealth of places to enjoy the views. Immediately outside the conservatory is a high raised deck which is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor meals in stunning surroundings. In the bottom garden there are more nooks and crannies to enjoy the views in the shade of the large oak trees. There is also a small playhouse which can double up as a bird hide for bird watchers. Along the side of the house is a patio which is a wonderful place to soak up evening sun with a glass of wine.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 bunk bedroom with mid-sleeper and high-sleeper (the games room can be made up as additional king-size bedroom on request)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC in games room/fourth bedroom
  • Microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, double electric oven and gas hobs
  • Washer/dryer in games room
  • TV/DVD
  • Towels not provided
  • Multi-level, enclosed garden with raised decking and furniture, patio with seating, bottom garden with playhouse
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars; narrow driveway with space for two medium cars with one blocking the other in, further space for one car on the road at the gable end of the house.
  • Bike storage in boot room
  • Shop 2 miles, pub half a mile
  • Sleeps 6 + 2 in games room - please contact us to book if you are booking for more than 6 guests
  • 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 £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kylie Harmon-Twidle

This property is personally managed by Kylie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Laura 8th December 2023

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This was our 3rd stay at the Joiners Shop and it is just perfect. Well equipped and cosy with a view from every window. We wouldn't stay anywhere else. 10/10

Reviewed by Elizabeth 23rd November 2023

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We had the most wonderful three night stay at this cottage. Diana sent such a useful and comprehensive welcome email. Boot has gorgeous pubs, a tonne of walks in the area and Wast water isnt far which we loved and presents another wealth of walks! Stanley Ghyll Waterfall is up the road and we enjoyed that too! We stayed with our two dogs who loved Read moreit. Theres a tonne of facilities including the pool table and board games which we played in the conservatory! We will be back next year Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 3rd November 2023

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What a lovely cottage that has everything you need for your stay. The owner contacted us before our stay, which I thought was a lovely touch and provided us with everything we needed for a brew when we got there. The kitchen has everything you need and it was lovely to sit at the long table eating meals together. The conservatory is somewhere you cRead morean sit all day, looking at the views in the day time and the stars at night. The secure garden is perfect for dogs that love to explore. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Pete 6th October 2023

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Excellent . Sometimes you get cottages with few pans, no sharpe knives but not at this one. Really good and great info from owner on pubs, open water swimming etc

Reviewed by Richard 29th September 2023

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Reviewed by Alice 22nd September 2023

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We would highly recommend The Old Joiners Shop. We found it very comfortable, enjoyed eating and playing games around the generous table. The conservatory and decking are really lovely places to be. There are lots of walking options either from the door or a short drive away (if you want to cut off a starting stomp along the valley in order to see Read morenew views further up- although the valley walk is, in itself lovely). Way more than we could cover in a week. Hide

Reviewed by amanda 1st September 2023

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amazing location with stunning views. very comfortable inside and out with a fantastic garden on many levels with little nooks to sit in and watch the sheep in the field. the owners have really thought carefully about what they offer and this is a real home from home, everything provided for a really comfortable stay, well equipped kitchen, really Read morecomfy beds , plenty of space inside and out. excellent for walking or driving to local places of interest. already booked for 2024! Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 25th August 2023

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Fantastic cottage in lovely location. Brilliant conservatory for watching the many birds, deck with outdoor seating, great kitchen, a proper big boot room, and beautifully decorated throughout. Lots to keep you entertained. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Eliza 18th August 2023

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Well equipped and very comfortable accommodation, the outdoor space is amazing with views from every angle, wrap around outside area means you can follow the sun (if it comes out) otherwise sit and enjoy the conservatory, we were lucky enough to see a family of deer at the bottom of the field. The birds coming to feed from the many feeders dotted aRead moreround made us smile . Three great pubs all within walking distance and fabulous hikes to be had from the door step. Peace and tranquility. Hide

Reviewed by Sophy 7th July 2023

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We had a lovely holiday at this cottage. The views are amazing, we spent most of our time in the conservatory, watching the great variety of birds and the deer. The beds are comfortable. The drying room was a great space to store our gear. The garden had many areas to sit in. Our dog loved it. The area itself has many walks nearby. The local pubs cRead moreater for many diets. We hope to return soon. Hide

Reviewed by Tony 16th June 2023

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This a super holiday cottage, situated in a beautiful location with lots of walks from the door - including one to the local pub! We had a wonderful time. The conservatory is a lovely area, especially in the early morning, where you can watch the birds and a deer family. The hosts provided a lovely welcome of biscuits, tea, coffee and milk as well Read moreas lots of information about things to do and places to eat. The house is well- equipped, comfortable and has all you need for a great getaway. Hide

Reviewed by Gill 2nd June 2023

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The Old Joiners Shop is amazing! It's the best equipped place we've stayed in so far. We spent most of our time in the conservatory or on the decking as the views are gorgeous and it's so peaceful. Ours dogs loved it too and really enjoyed walking in the local area, Devoke water (a 20 minute drive away) and Wast Water which is also a short drive awRead moreay. We didn't go any further as there was so much to see in and close to the house. We definitely will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 26th May 2023

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A well-equipped, comfortable home from home with an incredible view to wake up to each morning. We were lucky enough to have sunshine all week which added an extra something. Really appreciate the call from Diana and her welcome email. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Even made use of the piano- took my Einaudi music to serenade family and the campers Read moreover the road! Hope they didnt mind. (Should add- house is practically sound-proof. Not disturbed at all by said campers!) Hide

Reviewed by Faith 5th May 2023

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OMG what can I say? Absolutely stunning location. Cottage had everything you could need. Completely fully stocked for self-catering. Amazing views from garden. Very comfy beds & the shower was fabulous too. We spent most of our week in the conservatory/patio cause it was so wonderful. Stream at bottom of the field where my dog loved to splash/swim.Read more Pub within 5 mins walk and more pubs half hour walk in both directions. Fabulous walks on the doorstep too. Can't wait to return! Thank you so much!! Hide

Reviewed by Clare 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Robert 25th November 2022

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Great location, clean and well equiped. Parking is not ideal, but not a big issue. It is a good base for serious walkers.

Reviewed by Helen 19th August 2022

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Me, my partner and 2 grown up daughters, their partners and new baby absolutely loved staying here. A gorgeous cottage with fantastic outdoor seating. Beautiful views and easy access to the river (for swimming and canoeing ) local tarns, big fells like Scafell Pike and lively Wastwater among many other things - we look forward to returning when ourRead more grandchild will be able to enjoy the playhouse in the garden - this place is great for adults and children alike. Thank you Diane! Hide

Reviewed by Camilla 5th August 2022

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We absolutely loved our stay at the cottage. Its perfectly situated with a choice of pubs, very close to lots of stunning local walks, a river you can swim in, a mini railway - all walkable. It wasnt busy either, much quieter than around the big lakes so you felt you had the stunning scenery to yourself. The cottage itself was fab - very well equipRead moreped and the games room was a real hit! The beds were super comfy as well. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 8th July 2022

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We had a great time, the cottage felt like a home from home with everything we needed. We saw woodpeckers and deer from the decking, and the outside table and chairs was lovely. Beautiful walks from the cottage.

Reviewed by Ian 27th May 2022

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We had a great week at the Old Joiners Shop. The cottage is clean and has everything you could need. Two fridge freezers are a bonus and the oven works very well- so often cottages have cheaper appliances that take forever to cook with. Its great being able to sit in the conservatory overlooking the valley watching the birds and lambs. Beds very coRead moremfortable with good pillows and mattresses. Kitchen worktops/some of the unit doors could do with attention due to water egress. Wi-Fi works well. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Rebecca 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Kay 22nd April 2022

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We had a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage which is in a great location for a variety of outdoor activities straight from the door. The cottage is very comfortable and spacious. It is well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery, pans of all sizes and different gadgets. Two of our party started their return journey to London on the steam traiRead moren from Dalegarth station. Hide

Reviewed by Josephine 11th March 2022

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