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Thorntrees

Ennerdale, Lake District
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Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious house, in a peaceful location yet a short stroll to the local café and two pubs
  • Lawned area ideal for BBQ's and the kids and dogs to play with spectacular views of Herdus, Banner and Crag
  • Cosy up by the log burner and watch a film on those chillier evenings
Property code: SZ529

Walk, dine and stock up on ingredients from your door so you can leave the car behind. The peaceful village of Ennerdale is a great base, and the warming wood burner welcomes you back home after exploring.

This impressive holiday home is a large cottage, sleeping up to ten guests across five comfortable bedrooms and is located in the peaceful village of Ennerdale Bridge. The cottage has views of the surrounding Herdus, Banner, Crag, Knockmurton and Grike fells and is a perfect retreat for groups of families or friends to use as a base to launch into the Lake District. Ennerdale Water is 20 minutes' walk from the cottage and similarly accessible are walking routes up Grike, Cragg and Bowness Fells. Local pubs both serve local ales and great food. A stone's throw from the cottage is a community-owned and run cafe and shop offering good food and drink.

Ennerdale is one of the quietest and most remote valleys in the Lake District. The long deep lake provides a habitat for several rare species. Tall mountains tower over the lake whilst the head of the valley is forested and home to many species including deer, badgers, rare breed Belted Galloway cattle and red squirrels. This impressive holiday home is perfectly located for exploring Ennerdale whilst remaining within scenic driving distance of other Lake District highlights including Cockermouth, Loweswater, Buttermere and the Cumbrian coastline. There are plenty of family friendly attractions including the Lake District Wildlife Park near Bassenthwaite, an aquarium in Maryport, Go Ape at Whinlatter and the Ravenglass railway in Eskdale.

A welcoming and comfortable cottage, the property boasts good sized communal areas. The kitchen, with welcome underfloor heating, is well stocked and features a traditional breakfast table to seat up to eight guests. It has a big electric oven, seven-ring gas hob, a large microwave oven, a huge freestanding fridge/freezer, an additional under-counter fridge, dishwasher and hot water urn for tea in an instant (be careful of the very hot water). The boot room next to the kitchen contains a washing machine and tumble dryer and is ideal for drying muddy gear and dogs after a day in the fells.

The spacious living room stretches from the front to the rear of the cottage and also contains the dining table, which can seat up to 10 guests. An armchair, two two-seater and one three-seater sofas surround a glorious wood burner set into a brick hearth. A full bookcase of novels and a Smart TV provide the entertainment, so don't forget to bring your Netflix and Prime logins.

There is one double bedroom (named Dent, after a nearby fell) on the ground floor with an en-suite bathroom, featuring a shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail. Perfect for any members of your party with enhanced accessibility needs.

The first floor has four bedrooms, all of which have plenty of storage for clothes and belongings and each first floor bedroom has its own TV as well. Like Dent on the ground floor, all bedrooms have been named after local fells. Crag and Pillar are double bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms (including a shower, WC and basin) with views over the village to the fells (Crag) and of the fields behind (Pillar); Herdus and Grike both have two adult twin beds, which can be zipped and linked into super-king-size beds upon request - Herdus has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail and a view over the fields, while Grike's bathroom is not en-suite, but the nearby family bathrooms contains a bath, shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

Outside, guests have access to the acre of field behind the cottage, perfect for dogs and children of all ages to run around and let off some steam. There is also a landscaped garden and paved patio with benches and a picnic table, ideal for those who prefer to sit back and enjoy For those who are keen to explore this area on two wheels, push bikes can be securely stored by the owners. A large gravel driveway allows space for at least six cars to park.

  • 5 bedrooms: 3 double, 2 super-king-size (one can be made up as twins on request at time of booking)
  • 5 bathrooms: 4 en-suite shower rooms, 1 bathroom
  • Large electric oven, seven-ring gas hob, a large microwave oven, large free-standing fridge/freezer, an additional under-counter fridge, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Boot room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner in lounge (fuel provided)
  • Smart TV in lounge area
  • TV's in all bedrooms
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Off-road parking for six cars on gravel driveway
  • Bike storage available, chat to owners
  • Semi - detached property
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Shop and pub less than 0.25 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £50. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Iain 2nd February 2024

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Reviewed by Cathy 30th December 2023

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We were a group of 8 who met up to spend New Year together. We found Thorntrees to be warm, welcoming and clean. We had everything we needed for a lovely family stay. Roz was an ideal host, leaving us to enjoy ourselves but there for us quickly if needed. Fox and Hounds Inn is just 2 minutes around the corner and serves massive portions of really nRead moreice home-cooked meals. Ennerdale Water is about a 30-40 minute walk/stroll away. If you need some peace and calm to re-charge, this will do nicely. Hide

Reviewed by Tom 22nd December 2023

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Lovely location, lovely property which was decorated for Christmas which made it really special. The owner, Roz left a very generous welcome pack when we arrived which was much appreciated. The weather was very wet & windy, but the cottage was warm & cosy. We would definitely go again hopefully in the summer.

Reviewed by Alison 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 11th August 2023

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Apologises for the delay in replying. Everything was Fine, clean and tidy. Very suitable for our family of 10. We did have some very minor issues but were soon corrected when we told the lady. ( Sorry her name just escapes me.) It turned out that these had not been reported from the week before. i.e. Light bulbs needed replacing. Fantastic locationRead more, 2 miles from Ennerdale Water, Caf next door, one pub 200 yards away. Easy parking. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 4th August 2023

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We stayed for 1 week, we can honestly say that the condition at Thorntrees were perfect! Each of the bedrooms are to a high standard, the living areas are extremely comfortable for a family of 9. The kitchen is excellently equipped facilitating us to cook for the whole family to eat together. The garden areas are very well maintained and a great adRead moredition in the warmer days. We would definitely look to stay again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 28th July 2023

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A lovely, spacious, comfortable cottage with pubs and cafe nearby. Within walking distance of Ennerdale Water.

Reviewed by Samantha 30th June 2023

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This property is absolutely perfect for a large group of people. It was really great to have separate bathrooms in 4 of the rooms and being able to make 2 rooms into twins. There was plenty space not to feel overcrowded and ample crockery and cutlery etc. The welcome pack was excellent with everything you need to start your holiday and is good as tRead morehere isn't a shop in walking distance although there is a cafe at the end of the gate. There are even towels provided for your dog. Loved our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 9th June 2023

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Thank you for a lovely stay. The cottage is more spacious than I thought. It is very homely and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and had everything that we needed. The owner quickly responded to any query we had. The location is beautiful. You cant go wrong by booking this beautiful cottage.

Reviewed by Lisa 26th May 2023

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What a lovely house to spend the week in. Plenty of space both inside and outside the house. A welcome pack welcomed us, which was a great surprise after a 9 hour drive. Everything you needed was there in the house. It was like a home from home. Very clean. We were a group of 8, including adults and teenagers. There is a shop a few steps away, and Read morea lovely pub a short walk away. House is in a quieter area which was great, but close to mountains and lakes. Would book there again Hide

Reviewed by Jean 19th May 2023

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Lovely cottage with nice big rooms and it was wonderful that everyone had their own bathroom. Garden was beautiful for sitting out in the evening. Great location if you are looking for something away from tourists, Ennerdale Water being very quiet, but it is quite a drive to get to some of the major attractions of the Lakes.

Reviewed by Lisa 5th May 2023

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The cottage was lovely...Great area, nice and central. Owners lovely and helpful. The fox and hound pub was less than 5mins walk and great good and atmosphere.

Reviewed by Helen 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Lisa 13th January 2023

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We have had such a lovely time. The house was beautiful and very well equipped. The owner Ross left a little hamper for us which was a lovely touch and start to an amazing weekend with loved ones. Location a little quiet but it did not help with the weather being so wet and windy. Made the most of it with games etc. Ross the owner is absolutely lovRead moreely. Hide

Reviewed by Ann 29th December 2022

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The house was very clean, comfortable, warm, and well equipped. The owners had thought of everything. There is plenty of room for 10 adults and parking for 5 cars. Lovely area to visit

Reviewed by Carolyne 9th December 2022

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Reviewed by Getan 4th November 2022

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No improvements needed.... and that's quite a review from us lot, we have been doing these long weekends for 20yrs now... Excellent value for money. Fantastic location. Loved the fact that there was an abundance of loo rolls, hand-wash, shower gels, dishwasher tablets etc. Whilst none of those provisions were abused it's nice to know they are thereRead more and we won't need to buy any while we are there. Such a lovely surprise to have milk, wine, bread, cheese and crackers on arrival.... they were very well received and much appreciated. Fab facilities, all having our own bathroom was great. Beds were so comfy. Hide

Reviewed by Hilary 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Janet 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Alex 9th September 2022

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As a large family group we had a superb holiday! The owners couldn't have been more accommodating. Especially with having two electric cars to charge up too. The house had everything we needed and was fantastic for a large group of us. Plenty of space for us all to lounge around in an evening after a long days hike. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Rita 26th August 2022

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Lovely large house, each bedroom having its own bathroom. The house is well equipped. The garden has fantastic views of the mountains. A super location for visiting the lake, mountains and coast. The village has two pubs and a cafe if you do not want to cook. We had 4 generations staying with us and it suited all our needs. We all had a fabulous hoRead moreliday. We had a lovely sunny week too. Hide

Reviewed by jo 19th August 2022

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Weve stayed in many houses as a large group over the years and this was by far the best, it was absolutely stunning, clean as a whistle and super comfortable. Decor is beautiful too and the layout was spot on. When it says fully equipped they werent kidding - it had everything you needed and more. The location was great too, cafe next door and two Read morepubs in the same street, no doubt that we shall be back! We all loved it! 11/10, Jo, Wirral Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 12th August 2022

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Excellent property loads of equipment but could have supplied a mop to CC lean kitchen floor.

Reviewed by Alison 29th July 2022

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During the last 30 years we have stayed at a lot of different holiday cottages but we can honestly say Thorntrees was the best. As soon as you walk in there is a lovely homely feel to it. The facilities are just right for a large family. I loved the table in the kitchen as well as the dining room. This is the best equipped house we have stayed in iRead moret has everything to ensure a perfect holiday. The garden is lovely the grandchildren loved it. They actually cried when we left they didn't want to go Hide

Reviewed by Judy 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Claire 1st July 2022

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Clean and very well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The house was spacious and all the rooms were lovely. Very close to the pub which does meals and drinks and next door to a lovely cafe. We had a wonderful holiday.

Reviewed by Margaret 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Trevor 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by John 29th April 2022

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Great cottage 4 bedrooms on suite , great sized kitchen and cosy lounge Location great 2 minutes from pub and 25 minute walk to Ennerdale water. There is a lovely riverside walk just beyond the pub though it looks like you are walking into someones garden You can get a few bits and pieces next door at the Gather with the nearest super market in CleRead moreater Moor 4 miles away The Beach at St Bees a 30 minute drive away. We were 5 adults and 2 children . There is plenty of room for all Hide

Reviewed by Gill 15th April 2022

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A very spacious house on the edge of the village. Excellent for family get togethers.

Reviewed by William 11th March 2022

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Property ticked all our boxes thanks, owners very friendly and helpful. Ideally situated with good food at local pubs. Short drive to Whitehaven and Cockermouth.

Reviewed by Alison 25th February 2022

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Lovely large cosy cottage in the countryside, well equipped with local pubs and cafe on the doorstep. Great for walking and exploring Ennerdale Lake. Plenty of parking and dog friendly. Had a lovely extended weekend stay with friends.

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