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Cubben House

Eskdale, Lake District
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A cosy, character cottage, with magnificent gardens and stunning valley views
  • Set in the heart of Eskdale, close to the beautiful Wasdale Valley and Wast Water
  • Ideal for exploring the western Lake District and picking up the Cumbria Coastal Way
Property code: SZ155

A charming, 16th-century Lakeland home for six, tucked down a quiet lane, with glorious views, an abundance of original features and delightful, wooded gardens.

Does the idea of an indulgent, historical gem of a cottage, nestled along its own lane, on the edge of woodland at the foot of three magnificent valleys appeal to you? Well if so this cottage could be everything you're looking for. Situated at the edge of the Eskdale, Miterdale and Wasdale valleys, this glorious cottage is the perfect place for a family or group of friends to escape the bustle of 21st century life and truly relax. Sleeping six people in three beautifully appointed bedrooms and offering simply staggering views of the surrounding countryside, it's a welcoming and magical world of low beams, undulating floorboards nooks and crannies that will cast a spell over its visitors.

 

Eskdale is a tranquil and much loved western Lake District valley which offers glorious cycling opportunites and walking for all abilities. Not only this but it boasts five excellent pubs, a beer festival, ancient Roman history and, last but not least, the wonderful La'al Ratty; a narrow gauge steam railway gently pottering up to the mighty fells from the coastal village of Ravenglass. The valley has a character all of its own and has a world of interest to explore from paddling in the crystal-clear River Esk to finding hidden Japanese gardens and taking in the views from a 2,000-year-old Roman Fort. The majestic Wasdale Valley in the western Lake District is justifiably famous for many reasons. It is the proud home to England's deepest lake, highest mountain, smallest church and even the competition for the World's Biggest Liar! The view from the foot of the lake was also voted Britain's Favourite View. Despite this fame it remains a wonderfully tranquil, unspoiled and timeless place with an atmosphere all of its own. Why not walk straight from the house over Irton Pike to the peaks of the Screes, the mighty wall of crag and loose rocks which runs the length of the lake?

 

Alternatively guests might just be happy to close the gate behind them and just enjoy their own extensive grounds. With gardens to all sides capturing every drop of sunlight the day has to offer, you could enjoy a sunny morning cuppa looking at Birker and Muncaster Fell or perhaps a sunset evening meal or glass of wine while looking over rolling fields to Irton Pike. On the other hand, find a comfy spot and sit looking over the rear garden where a multitude of birds visit. However you choose to spend your visit, this elegant, magical and welcoming place is sure to be somewhere you'll want to visit time and time Again.

 

The 16th-century cottage is accessed by a winding private lane on which care should be taken especially in vehicles with a low clearance. Once through the gates guests enter their own peaceful world - if you can tear yourself away from the beautiful view, open the door into the stone-flagged porch-way with plenty of space for hanging coats and leaving muddy boots after your Lake District adventures. Moving through the wooden latched door you enter the gorgeous living room. With its low beams, wooden pillars, stone fireplace with wood burner and deep plush sofas it's a warm and inviting place to relax and enjoy the peace or alternatively curl up in front of the SkyTV with DVD. There is also a CD player available. There's even a built-in corner bench next to the fireplace with cosy cushions which just cries out to be used for bedtime stories.

 

Just off the living room is the beautiful, light dining room with its huge dining table and upholstered chairs, perfect for gathering all the family for meals and comfy enough to have long post-dinner chats planning your adventures. It boasts two huge windows making the most of its glorious views, and if you're lucky, you'll be graced with a visit from one of the local adorable red squirrels who happily enjoy their meals right outside the window! Why not curl up with a good book in the window seat and keep watch?

 

Moving back through the living room to the lovely farmhouse kitchen. Guests will find it very well-equipped with a large range-style fan oven with halogen hobs, dishwasher and all the crockery and utensils you're likely to need housed in a wonderful traditional wooden dresser. The room has skylights and low-level windows looking into the woodland at the rear of the house, just ideal for spotting visiting deer and squirrels over your morning cuppa! Off the kitchen is a handy utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

 

From the kitchen you'll find a shower room and beyond this the newer extension to the house where the downstairs, king-size bedroom is. This is a wonderful peaceful space with a fairytale iron bedstead, its own sofa, wardrobe, television and dual aspect windows. What better way to start the day than furnishing yourself with a cuppa, heading back to bed and looking out through the wide windows at the great view? Glorious stuff. The shower room has a lovely corner enclosure with Victorian-style fixtures. At this end of the house there is another slate floored porch with doors to the front and rear of the house and yet more storage for coats and shoes. This is an ideal space for members of your party with reduced mobility as, aside from the two small steps down into the bedroom, the rest of the ground floor is on one level.

 

Moving back through to the original part of the house, take the latched door off the living room to the bathroom and staircase. Mind your head as you go as beyond here as you really enter the characterful heart of the house. Two stone steps take you down to the gorgeous beamed Victorian bathroom. It has a traditional suite and a stunning high-backed, claw-foot bath with shower attachment in which you can soak away aching muscles from your outdoor exertions! Once Again mind your head as you ascend the wooden corner staircase which brings you out onto the landing. From here you'll find the large twin room, delightfully furnished with antique dressers and wardrobe and with glorious views out onto Irton Pike. This room has zip-and-link beds which can be made into a super-king-size bed should your party require it (please notify us on booking if require this).

 

Lastly you reach the master bedroom, and what a calm and indulgent haven of a room it is. Furnished with elegant French-style furniture it has an ornate king-size bedstead, a large built-in wardrobe and an en-suite WC and wash basin. Added to this the window affords guests a glorious panorama of rolling fields to Muncaster Fell and Irton Pike.

 

Moving outside the property guests will find a magical garden of nooks and crannies to explore as well as wide open vistas taking in every angle of its spectacular setting. To the rear of the house is a substantial summer house boasting games tables, a darts board, a veranda and even its own bar! It's a truly wonderful space for the younger members of your party to commandeer as their own. To the front of the house there are lawns, and multi-level patios with outdoor dining facilities offering guests somewhere to sit and enjoy every drop of daylight available, whether it be for a sunrise cuppa or a sunset glass of wine. This is truly a spellbinding world that you'll be very reluctant to leave.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size and 1 twin (zip-and-link which can be made into a king-size on request)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Range-style fan oven with halogen hobs and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner
  • 2 TVs, main one with Sky HD; DVD and CD players
  • There is a landline phone for emergency use - please leave donations at the cottage to cover call costs  
  • Private water supply
  • Ample parking for up to 4 cars
  • Garden
  • 'Cubben Arms' summerhouse used as games room and bar
  • Shops and pubs within 1 mile
  • Proceed with care when approaching the cottage in low-bodied cars as the farm track is uneven in places
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • 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 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ramsay 28th December 2023

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The cottage is in a lovely part of the Lakes. Its quietly situated just beyond a farm and due to its age and location has plenty of character. We enjoyed the walk down to the good local pub on an evening, although it was slightly harder coming back up afterwards! The flattened wood beyond does mar the scenery a bit. It was nice to see red squirrelsRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Virginia 24th November 2023

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We would most definitely consider staying again. Ideally located for both Eskdale and Wasdale and in peaceful surroundings. The storm damaged woodland behind the cottage has been cleared, now light and open. Red squirrels frequently visited. We were there end November with incredible weather but very cold. Fortunately Cubben House was very warm. SoRead moren, daughterinlaw and new baby had the roomy ground floor bedroom, sothe rest of us had peaceful nights! Beds very comfy and warm. Hide

Reviewed by Martyn 27th October 2023

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An amazing cosy cottage in a beautiful part of the country surrounded by an abundance of walks and bike rides. Great access to some beautiful lakes and incredibly fun roads/passes to drive with amazing views.

Reviewed by Richard 20th October 2023

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Reviewed by Jill 13th October 2023

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Fabulous location, lovely cottage with stunning views and red squirrels for neighbours, all the equipment we needed for our break was available at the cottage. We had a wonderful weekend, would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Mike 29th September 2023

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Reviewed by Dannielle 15th September 2023

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Lovely quirky cottage in a very scenic setting! Very clean and lovely fluffy towels for each guest. Outdoor space was plentyful and we were able to sit out and enjoy the autumn sunshine and the complete silence.

Reviewed by Heather 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by John 4th August 2023

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A fantastic location for a relaxing, away from it all, holiday. Lots of walks to do and places to visit. Everything we needed was in the cottage and we throughly enjoyed the garden and grounds.

Reviewed by penny 28th July 2023

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A beautiful cottage, full of character in an amazing location, with views from all windows. If you want a peaceful holiday away from the crowds, with walks from your doorsteps then this is ideal.

Reviewed by Simon 30th June 2023

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Love this cottage - great location for access to Eskdale and Wastwater areas, but feels secluded. Our third time staying and it never disappoints - just be careful not to bang your had as people must have been small in the 17th century.

Reviewed by Penelope 11th May 2023

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Arriving at the Cubben House cottage, it's like you walked into the set of the movie "The Holiday" - and what a holiday it was! Drive past the cute sheep and arrive at the charming, cosy cottage. It is quaint in every way- low ceilings, flagstone floors here and there, built in the 1600's, but has modern amenities, shower, heating- plenty hot waterRead more for baths in the cast iron tub. Views out of every window, wake to the bleating sheep and a great pub the Bower House very close. Will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Chris 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Alastair 7th April 2023

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Beautiful old cottage in a remote part of the Lakes. Look out for the red squirrels and wide range of birds. And mind your head!

Reviewed by Andrew 3rd March 2023

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Reviewed by Peter 27th December 2022

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Lovely cottage in a great location, we will return.

Reviewed by Beth 14th October 2022

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A charming cottage with everything we needed. Clean and comfortable; and very peaceful! Loved watching the red squirrels from the kitchen. Some fantastic walking locally. Good local pub and village store in Eskdale, but you'll need a car to visit both. We did walk to the pub along the road but it's very dark at night and cars need to get up speed tRead moreo get up the hill, so a little nerve-wracking! Recommend Eskdale Moor, Wast Water and Great Moss. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne 23rd September 2022

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We had a fantastic time at Cubben House so much that weve already booked for next year.

Reviewed by Adele 16th September 2022

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Beautiful cottage,tastefully decorated and in a fab location.The garden with all the different seating areas is lovely......would love to see it in spring or summer. On the whole one of the best properties we have stayed in .....idyllic.

Reviewed by Louise 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Richard 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Julie 26th August 2022

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Perfect location for total peace and quiet, lovely cottage and wanted for nothing, along with a week of sunshine was the ideal break to go exploring. Shame that the hand of nature took away the surroundings at the back of the cottage but that couldnt be helped as we would have been nice to see more of the wildlife. Would highly recommend this cottaRead morege to anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Cant wait to visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 12th August 2022

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We had a wonderful stay at Cubben house, the views were sensational and the whole place was very peaceful. We saw red squirrels, sheep and other wonderful wildlife. As a family we had great competitions with the Dartboard in the Cubben arms. The book in the house was very useful with all the local places and walks to visit. Its such a shame about tRead morehe forest and garden behind being damaged by the storm as it would have been even more beautiful. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 22nd July 2022

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Cubben House is a lovely place to stay. It had plenty of space for 6 adults and the wildlife visitors; red squirrels, woodpeckers, jays and sheep, to name a few, made it even more special. Lots of lovely places to visit (although driving takes a while) - definitely recommend Muncaster Castle.

Reviewed by Christina 8th July 2022

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A lovely cottage with beautiful views and in a very peaceful location. Very well equipped and comfortable.

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