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Damson Cottage

Eskdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Bright, country cottage for four guests, with spectacular views out across Eskdale
  • Perfect for walking, cycling, canoeing and wild swimming in the river
  • Ideal for days out to the coast, Coniston Water, Ambleside and Lake Windermer
Property code: SZ159

An inviting holiday cottage for four, capturing far-reaching, undulating views and in a great location for gentle hill or riverside walks, as well as more ambitious fell climbing.

Set in the picturesque village of Eskdale, this fantastic holiday cottage offers self-catering accommodation with splendid views across to the fells. It is handy for both the pub and the village shop, there are also hundreds of walks right from the front door either on the fells or along the banks of the River Esk, which flows from the top of the valley down to the estuary at Ravenglass, an old fishing village complete with a ruined Roman bath-house. The river has natural pools for swimming and is a popular place for canoeing and fishing.

The famous Ravenglass and Eskdale Miniature Railway runs along the valley, its steam trains making the leisurely 7-mile journey down to the sea - Irton Road station is just a short walk from the cottage - the trains can be seen from the garden. There are five pubs in the valley, all welcoming children and serving real ales and a wide choice of good food.

The village shop is just a ten minute walk away and sells a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go, alcohol, newspapers and outdoor equipment and clothing.

The door leads into a small porchway area leading into the sitting room with TV and CD player. The kitchen leads on from the lounge and is fully equipped with microwave, fridge (with small freezer compartment), electric cooker and dishwasher. A welcome pack of milk, tea and coffee is provided to start you off on your holiday. There is dining for four in the kitchen.

The downstairs twin bedroom leads on from the kitchen. Upstairs is the super-king-size bedroom and bathroom with shower over the bath.

There is full reception for mobile phones on the EE network and some reception for others. Enjoy the enclosed, lawned garden which is shared with next door. The cottage next door sleeps four and can be hired along with this cottage for parties of eight who wish to share a holiday together.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, with small freezer compartment, and dishwasher
  • Shared laundry room on site with washers,driers and drying rack
  • TV and CD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private patio garden
  • Shared walled garden with lawn and seating
  • Regret no pets
  • Less than 1 mile to shops and pubs
  • This property can be booked with the neighbouring property to accommodate up to 8 guests
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

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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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