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Esp Hall

Duddon Valley, Lake District
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Dating back to the 1700's, fully renovated yet still retaining much original charm and character
  • Surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the tranquil Duddon Valley with many river walks from the front door
  • Peaceful garden, private orchard and enclosed patio with mountain views
Property code: SZ183

This attractive property offers spacious accomodation, a large garden with beautiful mountain views and storage for bikes

Dating back to the 1700s, this stunning four-bedroom cottage is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the tranquil Duddon Valley. Fully renovated yet still maintaining its warmth and character, some of the beams are even thought to date back to the Spanish Armada. This is a wonderful retreat for up to eight people and two dogs, ideal for groups of family and friends. The open-plan dining kitchen is perfect for sociable mealtimes before retiring to relax in front of the living room’s feature open fire. The private orchard, with its breathtaking views, will delight children and adults alike.

Often described as a hidden corner of the South-West Lake District, the Duddon Valley is an unspoiled area, perfect for those looking for a real escape. There are myriad walks straight from the door, from riverside ambles to challenging hikes. For those who prefer to explore on two wheels, the lockable bike store at the property will be a real bonus. The nearest pub is a 1-mile walk away, be sure to bring a torch with you for the walk back – and don’t forget to look up at the dark skies, you’ll be amazed at how breathtakingly beautiful the night sky looks around here on a clear night.

Head to nearby Coniston for a look around the local shops and museums before enjoying a picnic at the lakeshore, or take a trip on the stately Steam Gondola to enjoy the water from a different perspective. Why not spend a day exploring the beautiful Eskdale Valley (around a 20 minute drive away)? Here you can hitch a ride on the much loved La’al Ratty Eskdale to Ravenglass steam railway, before heading to Muncaster Castle, one of West Cumbria’s best reviewed attractions.

Upon entering the cottage, you will find a quirky entrance and corridor space designed for storing coats and boots, which you’ll need for the adventures you will undertake around the valley. Follow the corridor and you will find a handy, utility area with downstairs WC, washing machine and space with racks for storing bikes – perfect for all the local trail rides.

From the entrance way you then enter the lounge which oozes character. Some of the beams in here date back to the 17th century, it’s even rumoured they may have come from ships in the Spanish Armada! With ample seating, whether it be in front of the open fire in the evening or drinking in the stunning views from the window seats you can’t help but feel content. If you ever get tired of the views, the cottage has plenty of amenities to enjoy including: board games, TV and DVD.

Moving into the large, open-plan kitchen/diner – if you’re a budding chef you couldn’t ask for more! The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you could possibly need including: a large fridge/freezer, an integrated dishwasher, double oven, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and induction hob and quality fixtures and fittings throughout. The owners truly have an eye for detail and design and this is the perfect space for friends and family to gather around the large dining table to enjoy a meal and quality time together.

From the kitchen dining area, you then move into the bright, sunroom which is ideal for morning coffee - planning your day ahead or for enjoying the last of the evening sunrays. The sunroom leads onto a beautiful patio area where outdoor seating captures the tranquillity that the cottage has to offer its guests in the enclosed garden. If you want a true understanding of the setting you’re in, then head further into the garden where you’ll find a private orchard of fruit trees and some of the best views that the Duddon Valley has to offer.

Returning to the house, from the lounge, you head upstairs onto a half landing which hosts a small office area and a bunk bedroom which is an ideal bolt hole for children or accommodating adults.

From the half landing, move up onto another small set of stairs and this takes you onto the main landing where three bedrooms and a main bathroom are situated. The first bedroom you come to has a king-size bed that can be split into twins (2ft 6) and although only small, the room has a boutique feel with a delightful window seat to admire the views overlooking the Dunnerdale Fells. The bedroom also has a small shower en-suite. The second bedroom is made up of two twin oak beds that can be connected together to make a super-king-size bed. The room has real character with an exposed oak beam and again a beautiful view from the window. Across the corridor is the family bathroom with underfloor heating, a sumptuous cast iron roll-top bath and separate large, shower enclosure. Finally, you’ll reach the master bedroom with a king-size bed that can be split into twins (2ft 6). The room is filled with light, from windows of both elevations and an authentic cast iron fireplace. The bedroom also has an en-suite shower room with underfloor heating.

Please note that there is a small loft conversion in the barn next to the cottage which the owners sometimes use if they come to do garden or cottage maintenance between bookings. It is separate to the cottage and they will ensure they don't disturb your stay.

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 king-size zip-and-links (can be made up as twin bedrooms upon request, single beds are small 2ft 6”) , 1 twin (can be put together to make a super-king-size upon request), 1 bunk bed room can be made up on request (please let us know if you would like these beds made up at the time of booking)
  • 3 bathrooms (2 with underfloor heating) - 1 family bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower and WC. 2 en-suite shower rooms with WCs, 1 separate WC
  • Fridge/freezer, an integrated dishwasher, double oven, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and induction hob
  • Utility area with washing machine and space with racks for storing bikes
  • Open fire (initial supply for the first fire) 
  • TV/DVD
  • Bike storage available
  • Enclosed garden and patio with furniture in summer, BBQ, private orchard and outside tap
  • EV Charger available - Payable by app
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Sleeps 6 + 2 on bunk beds
  • Please note that there is a small loft conversion in the barn next to this property, which the owners sometimes use if they come to do garden or cottage maintenance between bookings. It is separate to the cottage and they will ensure they don't disturb your stay
  • Pub serving food all day every day within 1 mile
  • All hen and stag bookings must be checked and may be declined, can only be booked if arranged with the owner
  • Local shops, butchers, bakery, licensed greengrocers and pubs are within 5.5 miles
  • Dog's must be well behaved, fully house trained and not exceed 28kg in weight  (No large breed's), Guests are politely asked to keep the dogs downstairs
  • Please note that the bunk beds will only be made up if you request them at least a week before your arrival with the owner.

  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 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 £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. 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 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 10th May 2024

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Another extremely enjoyable stay at Esp Hall. It's a lovely, quiet idyll in its own ample grounds, deep in countryside, with a beautiful view across Duddon Valley. The house is spacious, immaculate, extensively equipped and homely. Its own raised orchard is a delightful place to linger. We have come to know this lesser-visited area of the Lakes a lRead moreot better and there are numerous favoured places we now visit. Very personable and helpful contact with the owners. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by James 16th February 2024

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Reviewed by Tariq 9th February 2024

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Location - amazing Accommodation - amazing Would recommend to anyonebeautiful and comfortable cottage with everything you need

Reviewed by Julie 29th December 2023

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This cottage is perfect for peaceful get away. Home from home. everything you need. Clean,warm & comfortable. Perfect for getting out & walking. Beautiful views.

Reviewed by Nigel 22nd December 2023

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Lovely cottage set in a pretty location with stunning views. Very tranquil and peaceful It has a lovely open fire as the centre piece in the living room. A well equipped kitchen, lovely bedrooms and three bathrooms It even has an EV charging point. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Christine 27th October 2023

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What can I say other than perfect. Beautiful setting. Well equipped kitchen, lovely lounge with real fire, perfect for those cosy winter nights, lots of space for all the family. Perfect for our golden retriever, he loved the outdoor space. Comfortable beds. Lots of games available for all the family to play. Everything you need for the perfect holRead moreiday. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 29th September 2023

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We stayed at Esp Hall for a week September with our friends. It is in a very quiet location, but does have the local friendly pub a mile or so up the road (20 minute walk). The cottage is well equipped and cosy. We brought extra logs for the fire as the ones supplied were minimal, and we needed the fire as the weather was not brilliant. The main beRead moredroom with ensuite was a good size, but the smaller one was small, and not too much storage space. Overall we would definitely make another visit Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 4th September 2023

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Beautiful cottage with fabulous views - quiet and peaceful but with excellent features - good wi fi fully fitted kitchen with plenty utensils - comfy beds with very good quality sheets and towels - would thoroughly recommend and love to return

Reviewed by Lydia 18th August 2023

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Rural isolation at its best & glorious views!

Reviewed by Kathleen 21st July 2023

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One of the best locations that we have stayed in, the valley is quiet which is unusual in the Lake District.

Reviewed by Audrey 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Tim 7th July 2023

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Esp Hall is in a wonderful location in the Duddon Valley. Its very peaceful, the only noise being from the stream running down to the river, the birds and the sheep/cattle. Walks for all abilities from the front door, with local routes supplied in the cottage. The accommodation is difficult to fault; high levels of cleanliness. Excellent facilitiesRead more, plentiful bathrooms and hot water. Well equipped kitchen and a drying cabinet in the utility room. Tracy the owner very helpful. Great holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Kerry 30th June 2023

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Lovely, well equipped property in a beautiful setting but be aware that there are very narrow winding roads surrounding it, for 5-10 miles. Only 3 stars as location not appropriate for families

Reviewed by Janet 9th June 2023

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Esp Hall is beautiful, very comfortable and well equipped. The views are just incredible. Duddon Valley is utterly stunning and a great location for hiking, wild swimming and exploring. The owners are thoughtful and welcoming. It was very hard to leave and I am sure we will return.

Reviewed by Paul 19th May 2023

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What a beautiful location great views and a lovely cottage comfortable and well equipped thanks.

Reviewed by David 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Eleanor 5th May 2023

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This was our second visit to ESP Hall had a great time, we have just booked again for next year. Love the house, location and walks, what more can I say

Reviewed by Chris 21st April 2023

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Lovely property in a beautiful location. Classy, roomy and clean. Comprehensively equipped.

Reviewed by Juliette 10th February 2023

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Lovely, lovely Cumbrian house in a very quiet valley. Lovely stars at night with the dark skies too. We've stayed here before, but in hottest week of summer so a February visit was very different - lovely to light a fire and properly relax. Would really recommend this house, but please don't book the week we want as we'll definitely be back!

Reviewed by Shona 3rd February 2023

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What a great place to stay, Esp Hall was amazing and we will definitely be returning. Very comfortable beds and a well resourced kitchen. The attention to detail makes it perfect in every way. Tracy and Andy even left my husband a lovely birthday card and chocolates a very personal touch. Communication was good prior to arrival. Overall a very specRead moreial couple of days the locals are friendly too!! Hide

Reviewed by Alison 29th December 2022

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Beautiful home from home. Everything we wanted for a family gathering.

Reviewed by Samantha 18th November 2022

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Beautiful location , wonderful hosts , welcoming , kind hearted . The place is a hidden gem . Wouldnt recommend driving there in the night / dark hours bit scary on the roads and you disturb the sheep. Wonderful walks , fresh air . Bliss .

Reviewed by Pippa 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 14th October 2022

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A great cottage and location if youre looking to get away from it all. The Duddon valley is beautiful especially with the leaves turning colour. We had a wonderful autumn break

Reviewed by Charlotte 7th October 2022

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A very comfortable house in a fantastic location - ideal for exploring the beautiful Duddon Valley and accessing the wider Lakes. The house is well equipped with everything you need, a great kitchen and eating space, a lovely sitting room with open fire, comfy bedrooms and lovely bathrooms. The views are lovely, and the garden area really well thouRead moreght out with space for sitting out and also for the kids to explore. We have been to stay twice now and very much hope to come back. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 23rd September 2022

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Great cottage in a lovely part of the Lake District.

Reviewed by Wayne 27th August 2022

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A tastefully restored farmhouse, with ideal living space, inside and out, for families and groups. A wonderful well equipped holiday home that we were very sad to leave.

Reviewed by Jane 12th August 2022

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Great to meet the owners on our arrival. Esp Hall is a fabulous place to stay . The property was everything we wanted and more . Very well equipped , exceptionally comfy beds and perfect location for us . We had a wonderful family holiday, already planning on booking again for next year. Highly recommend .

Reviewed by Michael 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Kathleen 22nd July 2022

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A problem with the hot water was quickly resolved by the owner.

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