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Banklands

Eskdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Rustic
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At a glance

  • Pretty holiday home with traditional features throughout
  • Overlooks the Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway line that runs through the valley all the way to the sea.
  • Just a short walk to a family-friendly village pub for local ales and good food
Property code: SZ055

Stay in comfort and luxury in the glorious Lake District National Park, with fells and lakes poised for adventure close by and a home-from-home property to return to at the end of each day.

This is beautifully located cottage for up to five people, right in the heart of Eskdale, set amidst 3 acres of sheep fields and woodlands. It has a large peaceful garden visited by local wildlife and there are extensive views of Eskdale from the cottage.

Many period features have been retained including the wonderful staircase, cast-iron fireplaces and pretty stained glass in the windows. There is a warm and homey kitchen, finished to a high standard with a range cooker and a wood burner for colder days. The sitting room has windows on three sides to take advantage of the stunning views of the valley and a wood burner. There are three good-sized bedrooms and a bathroom with luxurious underfloor heating.

Eskdale is a tranquil valley, virtually untouched by modern development. There is plenty of fell walking right from the door of the cottage. Choose from hikes on the high fells such as Scafell or along the banks of the River Esk, which flows from the top of the valley down to the estuary at Ravenglass. Bankside overlooks The Green station, just a 2-minute walk away, one of the stops on the narrow gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway that runs through the valley all the way to the sea.

There are five pubs in the valley, the nearest being just a short walk down the road. Children are welcome and it serves real ales and a wide choice of good food. The village shop is close by and sells a comprehensive range of groceries and local produce.

The side door to the cottage is under a sheltered porch. This opens into the boot room and the adjacent utility room that has a washer, a dryer, sink and space for hanging wet weather gear to dry.

Off the boot room is the spacious and well-proportioned kitchen with designer units, larder store cupboard, integral fridge and freezer, dishwasher and a Range cooker with gas hob, electric oven and built in microwave. There is a handy island unit to provide an extra work surface and more storage. There is also a table with bench and chair seating, positioned next to the cosy wood burner.

The sitting room has a wood burner (initial supply of logs and further supplies can be purchased) and comfortable seating is arranged around the wood burner, TV, DVD player and PlayStation. This room benefits from three windows all offering fabulous views to the fells and surrounding countryside. The original stained glass in the windows is a lovely period feature in this room.

There is an additional shower room downstairs with walk in shower, WC and wash basin.

An inner hallway has a superb decorative staircase leading to the first floor bedrooms and bathroom. The main bedroom has been tastefully and comfortably furnished, featuring beautiful fell views from the three windows. There is a king-size bed and a tiled feature fireplace.

The second bedroom has a zip-and-link bed which can be made up as super-king or twin (it will be made up as a super-king unless otherwise requested). This room also has a feature fireplace and is furnished with a chest of drawers and a wardrobe. The third bedroom has a double bed and fitted wardrobe.

Also on the first floor is the bathroom that has been finished to a high standard with a freestanding bath, separate shower cubicle, WC wash basin and large heated towel rail. There is a lovely wooden floor with luxurious underfloor heating.

Outside, the garden extends all the way around the property. The cottage is in an elevated position and benefits from superb views of the Eskdale valley. There are several lawned areas, shrubs and a sheltered area for sitting out. Also outside is a dog wash area with a heated hosepipe for giving your dog a luxury hose down after a muddy walk. Parking is approximately 250 metres from the house to preserve the pretty grass path up to the house. The owner has provided a trolley for ease of transporting luggage and shopping from the parking area

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (can be made into a twin on request), 1 double
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 with bath, shower and WC, 1 with shower and WC 
  • Fridge/freezer, electric Range cooker with gas hob, dishwasher, microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and sink
  • 2 wood burners (initial supply of logs included)
  • Underfloor heating to ground floor and first floor bathroom
  • TV/DVD, PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not included
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and outdoor dog shower
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Off-road parking 250 yards from the property for 2-3 cars
  • Trolley provided to transport luggage from the parking area, up the grass path to the property
  • Torch recommended if arriving after dark
  • Pub 500 metres, Shop 0.5 miles

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Location

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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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