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Lane End

Eskdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Picture perfect cottage for six guests, set in the scenic Eskdale Valley
  • Ideal for exploring the western Lakes, walking beside Wast Water and climbing Scafell Pike
  • Close to the River Esk, with opportunities for fishing, canoeing and even swimming
Property code: SZ300

A gorgeous, renovated, three-bedroom cottage, set in the quiet hamlet of Boot, and well placed for long valley walks, steam train journeys to the coast and days out to Ambleside.

The hamlet of Boot nestles in the Eskdale valley, one of the more tranquil of the Lake District. This holiday cottage is a rare find, a true country residence superbly decorated throughout, offering self-catering accommodation for five to six people with great views of the surrounding mountains. This cottage has been awarded four stars and a gold award from Visit England.

Eskdale is a wonderful starting point for hundreds of walks, either on the fells or 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 for fishing. In the Eskdale valley is an 18-hole golf course and private salmon fishing river. The famous Ravenglass and Eskdale Miniature Railway runs along the valley, its steam trains leisurely making the 7-mile journey down to the sea.

There are five pubs in the valley - one is almost opposite the cottage, whilst another is a few minutes' walk away. All welcome children and serve real ales and a wide choice of good food. Eskdale village shop, Eskdale Stores, sells a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go, alcohol and newspapers. A public payphone is located a couple of minutes' walk away, and there is limited reception for mobile phones at the cottage.

At the property, you will be greeted with a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and biscuits.

The kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and plenty of storage space. In the adjoining utility room is a fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. The kitchen also has dining for six.

The sitting room is light and comfy with French windows leading to the enclosed garden. There is an open fire (the first basket of logs is provided), Sky TV (with documentaries, lifestyle and culture), DVD and video player. One of the walls is lined with books which you are welcome to borrow during your holiday. There is also Wi-Fi internet access throughout the house.

The main bathroom is downstairs and has a bath with shower over.

Upstairs are three bedrooms. The main double has an en-suite bathroom. The second double has a 3/4 bed and the third room is a twin.

Outside are great views of the surrounding Lakeland fells, hundreds of walks right from the front door and a south-facing garden with table and chairs.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin and 1 three-quarter-size double
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite bathroom
  • Electric oven, with gas hob, microwave and dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Welcome pack
  • Open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • TV/ DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden
  • Regret no pets
  • Pubs and shop 2.5 miles away
  • On road parking available for two cars

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


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Reviewed by Antonietta 4th December 2021

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A beautiful well maintained cottage in an idyllic part of the Lakes. So many lovely walks straight from the door, the car hardly moved all week. Really handy to have the pubs within easy walking distance. The Boot Inn was particularly welcoming, with a good selection of beers and food . All in all a superb week.

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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.

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