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Kirkbank

Eskdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A beautiful holiday home in the magical surroundings of Eskdale
  • Complete with a grand piano, underfloor heating, extensive Bluetooth system and fire pit
  • Enjoy the stunning fell views from the outdoor bath tub
Property code: SZ293

Close to the Cumbrian coast, this stunning holiday home offers a range of luxurious extras, perfect for couples, friends and families looking for a tranquil retreat in glorious Lakeland surroundings.

At this luxurious cottage, you can surround yourself with the natural beauty of the fells, rivers and hidden pathways of Eskdale, while enjoying thoughtful touches, designer furnishings, antiques and original artwork displayed in the cottage.

This is the good life, where fresh air meets luxury. Relish the freedom of a day out on the fells, coming back to the comfort of the large leather suite and the open flame of a wood burner.

Enjoy a pint of Lakeland ale at the local pub, or perhaps a bottle of bubbly in the outdoor bath for two! If you enjoy music, our Kawai Conservatory Grand Piano is here for you to use (although you might prefer to use our surround sound Bluetooth speaker system or Hi-Fi for your musical entertainment).

Pack a picnic and walk from the house to the coast, along the river or over the fells to Boot and catch the narrow gauge steam train home. Irton Road station is on the doorstep and the railway excites everyone of all ages.

You're invited to share all that this cottage and its beautiful surroundings have to offer. Once you have arrived, you simply won’t want to leave.

You are greeted at this cottage by a substantial and solid oak doorway with a contemporary stained glass panel to one side. This leads you into the small hall with utility room to one side. In the utility you will find storage space, the freezer, a Neff washer dryer, sink and WC.

The kitchen is striking with an Elica suspended extractor fan and gloss mink units. You can choose the colour of the surround ceiling lights to reflect your mood. The kitchen has Neff appliances including a large induction hob, built-in oven, combination microwave and oven, dishwasher and fridge. There is a Quooker boiling water tap which is perfect for instant drinks or cooking. The pan drawers contain Le Creuset stainless and cast pans and Dualit toaster, kettle and blender.

Fitted into the original rectory fireplace is a double-sided wood burner. This connects the kitchen to the sitting room. The log store is outside and logs are provided for your use.

The breakfast table and chairs are by the patio door. This leads out to the patio and decked outside area by the natural Eskdale granite rock garden. From here it is a short stroll to the outside bath (big enough for two) where you can start your day with coffee or finish it luxuriating under the stars.

The large open plan sitting/dining room is exceptionally light and airy. It has five panoramic windows with views onto the fells, steam railway and garden. It has a modern chrome and ceramic extending dining table which seats eight, a luxury Natuzzi leather sofa and rugs, and oversized bean bags for totally chilling. There is a grand piano and large wall mounted flatscreen 3D UHD TV with sound bar.

From this room the open-plan floating oak and glass stairway leads to the landing area where antique oak meets modern. The bedrooms and bathrooms lead off from here and the area is bathed in natural light from our Velux sky lights and light guide.

Each bedroom has been individually designed for ultimate comfort and relaxation. They all have spectacular views across the valley to Muncaster Fell or Birker Fell.

Industrial Room: Soft velvets and textures meet contemporary Helderr glass furniture and metalin this bedroom. The double bed is completed with a Soak and Sleep deep duck down topper. On a sunny evening the sunsets from here are stunning. A genuine Strand Theatre light sits by the bed to enact your every wish and a Ruark Bluetooth alarm radio is there if you need to be awoken from your dreams.

Bell Room: This boasts tremendous views of Muncaster fell and the garden. Lay in bed and watch the light play on the fells opposite. The double bed has a sprung memory foam mattress. It sits under the original bell tower complete with working bell. A leather Stokke Peel Chair and footstool are in the reading corner.

Scandinavian Room: The Scandinavian Room is the largest. It has a king-size oak bed with Tempur Cloud mattress. It has views from the bed across the fields to Birker Fell. It is furnished with a 60’s twist and sumptuous fabrics.

There are two bathrooms upstairs. The larger of the two has a walk in rain shower and a separate bath where you can relax in the bubbles whilst watching TV. The smaller bathroom has a chromotherapy shower. Both have WCs. An additional WC is available in the utility downstairs. We are proud to have sourced your toiletries locally.

Outside the main house is the Garden Room, a gorgeous fourth bedroom with a king-size bedroom with en-suite shower, WC and sink. The Garden Room has French doors and views across the valley.

The house is surrounded by lovely mature gardens with several places to sit and admire the views to the fells. To the rear we have a granite escarpment. Nestled into this is an outside bath (oval shaped and suitable for two people maximum) on a decked area with lighting.

The garden is home to a family of slow worms. You may be lucky enough to see them. They are an endangered species and harmless. They are not snakes. They have lived here longer than we have and we ask that you respect them.

On those balmy summer evenings why not make use of the Weber BBQ and settle around the fire pit and watch the sun set over the Irish Sea bathing the fells in a rich red glow?

The graveled parking area to the side of the house is suitable for two cars. The driveway has a steep initial access and we recommend approaching slowly especially in cars with a low clearance. Reversing onto the drive allows for ease of exit.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 king-size
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC, 1 shower room with shower and WC, plus 1 separate WC
  • Induction hob, oven, combination microwave and oven, dishwasher, fridge
  • Freezer, washer/dryer in utility
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • Oil central heating
  • Piano, colour changeable lighting system in kitchen. Bluetooth available throughout house, Hi-Fi speaker system in ceilings, Smart TV, Blu-Ray, TV in bathroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Partially enclosed garden with patio, BBQ, fire pit and outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor bath
  • Parking for 2 cars on driveway, further parking opposite the cottage at the entrance to the station
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Wast Water 5.5 miles
  • Please note the garden is home to a family of slow worms: they are an endangered and harmless species but may be mistaken for snakes
  • Please note the driveway has a steep initial access and we recommend approaching slowly especially in cars with a low clearance. Reversing onto the drive allows for ease of exit
  • Additional Garden Room available for an extra charge: 1 king-size bedroom, 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC. Please contact us if you would like to book this room

 

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