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Esk View

Eskdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • The perfect holiday accommodation for large extended families or groups of friends
  • Situated in an area of stunning scenery, with exceptional views of the Lake District fells
  • Built in 1898, enjoy Victorian features such as original fireplaces and exposed beams
Property code: SZ182

A brilliant destination for family reunions or get-togethers with friends, spend days adventuring all the local area has to offer before relaxing and chatting by the open fire.

Ideal for large extended families or groups of friends sharing a holiday, this property provides self-catering holiday accommodation for groups of up to 16 people. This spacious house stands alone in an area of stunning scenery, with exceptional views of the Lake District fells. Built in 1898, it retains its Victorian features such as original fireplaces, kitchen flagstones and exposed beams.

Eskdale is a wonderful starting point for hundreds of walks, either on the fells or along the banks of the River Esk, which flows from Scafell at 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 within a 5 minute walk and is a popular place for canoeing and fishing. Esk View has many walks directly out the door: ranging from short ambles along the Esk trail to the River Esk and Stanley Ghyll waterfall suitable for all ages up to long days up Scafell and Harter Fell

The famous Ravenglass and Eskdale Miniature Railway runs along the valley, its steam trains making the leisurely seven-mile journey down to the sea (15-minute walk to Dalegarth station). There are five pubs in the valley, two of which are a 5-10 minute walk away. All welcome children and serve real ales and a wide choice of good food.

The kitchen is superbly equipped with a double electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge and freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, an iron and ironing board, as well as a small breakfast table. The dining room has a superb 14-foot-long mahogany dining table with an original Victorian fireplace located in the small sitting area to one end of this room. There is a piano, music system, soft seating and two high chairs are also in this area. A selection of board games are kept in the hall cupboard. On the other side of the hallway is the long sitting room which has an original Victorian fireplace with open fire (fuel supplied), comfortable seating at both ends, Smart TV and DVD.

The first-floor bedrooms, all with stunning views to the fells and surrounding crags, consist of two king-size bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms and WC. The light and airy triple bedroom with large windows has three single beds and a wash basin. There is a further single bedroom and an additional shower room.

The second floor bedrooms are one double and three twins, all with wash basins, Again with views to the fells or down to the quaint church and the river. There is also a bathroom with bath and a separate shower room on this floor.

To the outside is parking by the property, enclosed border garden and patio with garden furniture. There are 2 acres of natural grassland available at the rear. The views from the garden are spectacular either looking to the crags or down to the river and church.

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

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 8 bedrooms - 2 king-size, 1 double, 3 twins, 1 triple, 1 single
  • 5 bathrooms - 2 en-suite shower rooms with WCs in king-size bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, 1 bathroom with bath
  • Double electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • 2 open fires - fuel provided
  • Smart TV/DVD. Amazon and Netflix streaming available via guests own account
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with furniture, 2 acres of natural grassland to rear
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars, further parking is available by continuing along the access track and parking beyond the turning for the neighbouring property
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Shop within 3 miles, pub less than half a mile

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


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Great place to stay for large a group, location fantastic if you like hill walking.

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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.

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