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Hillside Cottage - Eskdale

Eskdale, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A delightful, spacious and welcoming holiday home surrounded by beautiful scenery
  • Providing tasteful and relaxing accommodation with walks from the door
  • Within easy reach of Wast Water, Muncaster Fell and Stanley Ghyll Waterfall
Property code: SZ257

This lovely cottage is set in a charming village in the heart of the Eskdale Valley, ideal for families and friends exploring the beautiful countryside of the south-western part of the Lake District.

This is a wonderful home from home for six to seven people in the beautiful Eskdale Valley. Inside, you'll find a fantastic kitchen and living/dining room complete with wood burner on the ground floor. Upstairs on the first floor are two of the three bedrooms, a spacious double and lovely twin, and the modern family bathroom. The third bedroom, a pretty double, can be found on the second floor. As well as parking for one car, the outhouse doubles as a handy utility area and also contains an extra shower room. The cottage also has a lovely patio garden with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Located in the picturesque hamlet of Eskdale Green, the cottage is surrounded by stunning scenery. There are a wealth of walking opportunities on offer straight from the door, including the delightfully named Giggle Alley Wood and the intriguing Japanese Garden. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the beautiful Stanley Ghyll Force waterfall before heading to St Begas church where you can learn all about the history of the local area. Eskdale Green also has a well stocked village shop and there are a number of pubs in the valley that are definitely worth a visit.

A ride on the affectionately named La’al Ratty is a must for anyone staying here; the Eskdale and Ravenglass steam railway offers a delightful way to take in your surroundings. Serious hikers can tackle Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, or venture up Muncaster Fell for stunning views over the valley. Visit remote Devoke Water or head to the neighbouring valley of Wasdale for a walk by magnificent Wastwater, the deepest of all The Lakes.

At the back of the cottage is the fantastic kitchen. Well equipped with a double electric oven and separate hob, fridge/freezer, handy microwave and coffee machine, cooks are sure to love whipping up a feast in here. There's also a dishwasher, so there'll be no need to fight over who has to do the washing up! The living/dining room is a great social space, with the large wooden dining table at one end and the comfortable seating at the other. Gather round the table and compare notes on the day's events over a hearty home cooked meal; the sofas are arranged around the wood burner and there's a TV for entertainment, perfect for cosy evenings in front of the fire.

Head up the stairs from the entrance hallway to the first floor where you'll find two of the three bedrooms. The master bedroom is light, bright and airy with stunning views over the surrounding countryside and fells beyond. The inviting double bed is perfect for indulging in a long lie in and the whicker chair by the window is a lovely spot for catching up with a good book. This room also has plenty of storage thanks to the matching wardrobe and chest of drawers. The cosy twin room has matching wooden single beds and a wonderful view of the valley.

Also on the first floor is the fantastic family bathroom. Bright and spacious with wonderful feature floor tiles, the bathroom has a WC, wash basin, large walk-in shower and separate bath, perfect whether you prefer a relaxing soak in the tub or a refreshing shower after a day out on the fells.

Onwards and upwards to the second floor and the third and final bedroom. In the eaves, with feature original wooden beams and a pretty metal-framed double bed, this is another lovely bedroom. This room also has a useful hanging rail, drawers and a desk should you need to do some work during your stay.

Outside you'll find a delightful patio garden. The bistro-style table and chairs on the shillied patio to the side of the cottage is a lovely spot for al fresco dining or take a seat on the ratten chairs to the front of the cottage, perfect for a peaceful morning coffee whilst taking in those stunning views.

The cottage's outhouse has been converted into a useful boot room and utility area with a washing machine and tumble dryer; the outhouse also contains an extra WC and shower. The cottage also has a private parking space for one car.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin, 1 double
  • 2 bathrooms – 1bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and WC, 1 shower room in outhouse with shower and WC
  • Double electric oven and separate hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher
  • Washing machine,tumble dryer in outhouse
  • Wood burner - Initial supply of logs provided
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Partially enclosed garden with patio and outdoor furniture
  • Private roadside parking for 1 car
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub 0.5 miles, Wastwater 5.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


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Reviewed by Julie 26th February 2022

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Very well equipped home from home. Lovely walks locally. Great for keen walkers. Recently refurbished kitchen and bathroom are a real treat.

Reviewed by Patricia 15th November 2021

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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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