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Beach Cottage - Ravenglass

Ravenglass, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully refurbished cottage with stunning estuary views
  • Occupies a peaceful location under a mile from Ravenglass, the only coastal town in the Lake District National Park
  • Walks among the spectacular fells and valleys of the Lake District are within a short drive
Property code: SZ063

This contemporary coastal cottage has uninterrupted estuary views and is perfect for families wanting to explore the coasts and countryside of the Lake District, with quiet walking/cycling routes nearby.

This is a beautifully refurbished property right on the estuary near Ravenglass, which can be reached by footpath in 10 minutes. With uninterrupted views across the coast, this self-catering cottage is perfect for a relaxing break with friends and family. The upstairs bedrooms have original beams throughout and wonderful original floorboards dating back to the 1850s. The interior has been decorated and finished to a high standard with all the modern conveniences you would expect plus a few extra touches like an iPod docking station.

Ravenglass has a fascinating history from Romans to smugglers. Visit the remains of the Roman Bath House, cycle Hadrian's Cycle Way, ride on the Ratty or sample the local hospitality at one of the several pubs in the village. If you fancy a change from the quiet delights of the village and estuary, then hop on the Ratty or take a short drive north towards the grand Lakeland fells of Wasdale and Eskdale.

The cottage overlooks the tidal estuary, the ideal place for a sunset stroll over to Ravenglass with sand dunes dunes and a wealth of bird life. Ravenglass is the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park and this peaceful area offers a refreshing alternative to the hustle and bustle of the more popular Lake District destinations.

Steps lead from the garden to the front door (there is a handrail to assist guests with mobility issues), which opens into the bright and airy hallway. Inside there is a spacious open-plan lounge/diner with seating for six people. Four windows offer panoramic views out across the beautiful estuary.

A widescreen TV with Freesat is provided along with a DVD player and a supply of DVDs for guests to enjoy. The large wood burner keeps the open-plan living area toasty during the colder months and an initial basket of wood will be supplied for stays taking place between October and April.

The kitchen area is open plan from the lounge, making it a great space for socialising while cooking, or simply admiring the lovely views from the windows. Whilst this is not a large space, it is fully equipped with an electric oven and hob, slimline dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and an under-counter fridge with ice box. Please note that the cottage does not have a freezer.

Would guests please note there is one bathroom which is located on the ground floor and has a lovely large walk-in shower with wash basin, WC and bidet. As the cottage is old and quirky, space does not permit the installation of another bathroom and we would ask guests to fully consider this if renting the cottage with friends or extended family who are not used to sharing.

There is one bedroom situated on the ground floor with a king-size bed. Again, especially useful for guests with limited mobility. It has a large window giving plenty of light. There is a wardrobe providing ample storage for guests' belongings along with a full length mirror, chest of drawers and leather stool. There is a hairdryer available for guests to use.

Upstairs is accessed from the hallway via a steep, narrow staircase (not suitable for anyone with mobility issues, although there is a rope banister (young children should be supervised and you may wish to bring your own stair gate). Here you will find a a further double bedroom which has a comfy deckchair to sit and enjoy a quiet moment. On the opposite side of the landing, the smaller of the two upstairs bedrooms is a twin-bed room more suitable for children. There is restricted headroom in both of these bedrooms, however they are very light and airy with Velux windows and carefully restored 1850s wooden beams and floorboards.

The outside areas are simply spectacular, with unrestricted views over the estuary and beyond. Garden furniture from the rear yard can be moved around so you that guests can enjoy fell views from one side of the cottage and beach views from the other. You'll be spoiled for choice!

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room - walk-in shower
  • Electric oven and hob, slimline dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and an under-counter fridge with icebox (no freezer)
  • Wood burner – first logs provided in winter months ( October to April )
  • Widescreen TV with Freesat, DVD player and some DVDs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not included
  • Garden – lawned front and side gardens, and a patio to the rear
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for two cars on the lane in front of the cottage
  • Nearest pub - under 1 mile
  • Please note that the stairs up to the first floor are very narrow and steep, therefore not suitable for those with mobility issues and young children must be supervised at all times (you may wish to bring your own stair gate)

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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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