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Fisherground Farmhouse

Eskdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A large, elegant holiday home that’s perfect for big group trips and families
  • Spend time in the large south-facing garden admiring the fell views
  • Enjoy the games room, outside table tennis table and pond in the orchard with use of rafts
Property code: SZ195

A brilliant home for large gatherings; reuniting with family and friends spending time in the sociable, large rooms. Bring two dogs along to holiday with you.

This holiday cottage offers self-catering accommodation in the heart of Eskdale, one of the most tranquil valleys of the Lake District. It is one of our largest properties, offering comfortable and spacious group accommodation for up to 16 people.

With a large, south-facing garden and fantastic views of the surrounding fells, the cottage is an ideal base for exploring the mountains, rivers, lakes and tarns of this beautiful part of Cumbria. 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 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. There are five pubs in the Eskdale Valley, three of which are within walking distance of the cottage (the nearest, is just a 10-minute walk). All welcome children and serve real ales and a wide choice of good food. The village shop sells a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go, alcohol and newspapers. A public payphone is located 400 yards away from the farmhouse and there is some reception for mobile phones on the Orange network.

The hallway leads to the fully equipped kitchen to the left - with dishwasher, an electric range cooker, microwave, and a large fridge. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer in the room under the stairs, as well as a second fridge and a separate upright freezer. The kitchen downstairs leads to a conservatory with doors to the garden and fantastic fell views.

There is a separate dining room with a large table that easily seats 16 and CD/MP3 stereo system. The sitting room is large and spacious with an open fire, TV, and DVD. The dining room leads to two downstairs bedrooms (one family room with a double bed and a single bed and a bunks bedroom) and a bathroom with shower over the bath.

Upstairs there are five further bedrooms - four doubles and a twin. There are two further bathrooms upstairs - one with a bath, one with a shower. There is an additional twin bedroom in the attic, which is reached via the twin room on the first floor.

The garden outside is large and faces south, and features an outside table tennis table. In one of the outbuildings (part of the next door barn) is a games room. The pond in the orchard is 50 metres from the cottage and is available for use by guests. There are rafts and it is a wonderful place for children to play. There is parking at the back of the farmhouse with ample room for five cars.

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

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 8 bedrooms – 1 family room with a double and single bed, 1 bunk bedroom, 4 doubles, 2 twins (1 reached via stairs from the other twin)
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over bath, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room with WC
  • Dishwasher, electric range cooker, microwave, large fridge
  • Utility under stairs with washing machine, tumble dryer, second fridge and separate upright freezer
  • Open fire – coal provided
  • TV/DVD in lounge, CD/MP3 in dining room
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed garden with furniture, table tennis table and pond, pond in orchard with rafts – please supervise children around water
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome. Please note that the property has a lot of farmland and so dogs must be kept under close control at all times
  • External games barn
  • Shop and pub within 2 miles
  • Please note the property is not suitable for stag or hen groups
  • Restricted head room in twin bedrooms


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Keith 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by David 5th November 2021

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Great house in a fantastic location. Ideal for our group of 16, well equipped and plenty of space. Lots of hills and choice of pubs in walking distance - no need to drive anywhere. A thoroughly enjoyable week.

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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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