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6 Forest Houses

Ennerdale, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A bright, spacious abode with lovely views, escape to the Lake District for a relaxing getaway with family and friends
  • Home to a handful of pubs and pubs, enjoy nights off from the kitchen in the local village of Ennerdale
  • Tucked on the edge of the Lake District National Park, this abode also sits less than 8 miles from the coast and the sandy beach at Whitehaven
Property code: SZ031

Cosy up by the wood burner after exploring Ennerdale Water or enjoying a beach day with family and friends.

This cottage is located in the peaceful village of Ennerdale Bridge and sleeps up to five people. The accommodation has been stylishly refurbished and is light and airy; comfort is top of the bill here, a perfect retreat for families or couples 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. The pub (30 metres) and the hotel (400 metres) both serve local ales and great food. A stone's throw in the other direction is a community-owned and run cafe and shop offering excellent coffee, speciality teas, homemade cakes, cookies, sandwiches and soups.

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 cottage is perfectly located for exploring Ennerdale whilst remaining within easy 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.

Inside is accommodation sleeping up to five people in two double beds and one single. The cottage has been stylishly refurbished; it is light and airy and features an enclosed front garden, a semi-enclosed rear garden and private parking.

Upon entering the cottage, you will find yourself in a spacious hallway in which coats and muddy boots can be stored away in the utility cupboard under the stairs. Walk straight on and you enter the kitchen, which is a good size, looks over the back garden and features an electric double oven and hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer unit and dishwasher. There are child locks in place on the cupboard under the sink. A Nescafe coffee machine and a selection of capsules are supplied.

The layout of this cottage flows well and the living room /dining room can be accessed from either the hallway, the kitchen or the back garden via French doors. This large room has a double aspect to the front and rear. A large wood burner has been set in a local sandstone hearth, which sets off the attractive bare floorboards and luxurious hearth rug. Furniture comprises of a three-seater and large two-seater sofa and a dining table for up to six people, TV with Freeview and DVD player, along with a selection of books, DVDs and board games.

Upstairs are the two double bedrooms, single bedroom and bathroom. The master bedroom and single bedroom each contain built-in wardrobes and views over the front garden, the lane and Cragg and Bowness Fells. The master bedroom also has a luxurious armchair in which to snuggle up with a good book for peace and quiet. The second double bedroom has a large wardrobe and overlooks the back garden towards the moorland of Salter and Kirkland. The Lake District's famous Herdwick sheep can often be seen grazing in the fields beyond the property. The bathroom contains a bath, shower over the bath, WC, storage baskets and a heated towel rail.

There are gardens to the front and rear; the front garden is completely enclosed (safe for toddlers), with lawn and enclosed by a beautiful beach hedge. The rear is not enclosed, but contains a table and four chairs and a shed in which to store bikes. Private parking is available at both the front and rear of the house.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • Utility storage
  • Wood burner- initial supply of logs provided, purchase more from owner if required
  • Property is heated by storage heaters and electric panel radiators
  • TV/DVD and selection of DVDs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed front garden, unenclosed rear garden with table and chairs
  • Off road shared parking subject to availability for 2 cars at front and rear of property
  • Regret no pets
  • Bike storage available in shed
  • Shop and pub within half a mile
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Paul 6th May 2022

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We really enjoyed our week at 6 Forest Houses. The photos we saw on the website really didnt do it justice. Its quite a big house, well laid out and well proportioned, with a lovely garden front and back. The cottage is very well equipped, and spotlessly clean. Theres a booklet with everything you need to know, but not in remorseless detail. We fouRead morend the Wi-Fi extremely good. Ennerdale Bridge is a fantastic viilage and well situated for anything you may wish to do in the lakes. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 18th February 2022

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Lovely cottage, great location.

Reviewed by Margaret 19th November 2021

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Visitors underestimate the Western Lakes and Ennerdale is a good location for a holiday. 6 Forest Houses well placed for The Gather , great coffee & cakes, The Fox & Hounds & Shepherd Arms for hearty meals and talking to local people. 6 Forest Houses is quiet, comfortable and views of the Fells from most windows. It is tastefully furnished and relaRead morexing. It is some years since we had a holiday in the valley, just visits from neighbouring Loweswater we missed it and will cetainly return Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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