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Lily Hall - Ennerdale Bridge

Ennerdale Bridge, Cumbria
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Impressive award winning eco-friendly Lakeland holiday home, ideal for a group break or two families together
  • Astounding views over the Ennerdale Valley, home to beautiful Ennerdale Water
  • Perfect for walks, cycle rides and even pony trekking through the scenic surroundings
Property code: SZ308

A unique, substantial holiday home, with picture windows capturing far-reaching vistas across the Lake District, and in a great location for immersing yourselves in nature.

Does the thought of a luxurious and peaceful haven with staggering views sound appealing to you by any chance? If so, then take a look at the stunning cottage, an indulgent, award winning property sleeping up to eight people in four well-appointed bedrooms and boasting plenty of gorgeous socialising space for your party to enjoy. Situated on the edge of the charming village of Ennerdale Bridge, it's a wonderfully designed home benefiting from unparalleled fell views across the Ennerdale Valley. This property has been well thought out to make the most of the sights and and at night you can even enjoy breathtaking stargazing opportunities from this Dark Sky Discovery Site!

Lake district without the crowds,Ennerdale Bridge is a delightful village with a strong community feel. Just a short walk from the cottage are two well loved local pubs serving home-cooked food and real ales and a lovely newly built cafe called The Gather that offers light meals and acts as a village shop and visitor hub. The Gather also run activities for children in school holidays, together with events for adults ranging from yoga, art exhibitions and photography to bat walks, film shows, live bands, reading and craft groups. Just a short stroll from the cottage is a play park providing a football pitch, tennis courts, basketball, climbing frame and swings.

The walk around Ennerdale Water is recognised as the number 1 greatest autumn walk in the U.K. (The Times, 2020) and the surrounding valley is a rare Lakeland gem offering absolute seclusion should you choose to seek it out. The head of the valley is a forested habitat for deer, badgers and red squirrels whilst the clear waters of the lake are a home to rare Arctic Char and even otters! Walks for all abilities are exceptionally well catered for with both gentle lakeside potters (the lakeside fire road is a good option for prams, balance bikes and those a little unsteady on their feet) and Lakeland giants to choose from. Alternatively, why not explore the ancient history of the valley by seeking out its archaeological secrets? The cycling in the area is second to none with plenty of forest trails, bridleways and challenging fell roads to keep you going. You could even explore the fells on horseback with nearby stables Bradley's offering picturesque treks on their gentle fell ponies!

If you'd like to explore the wider area, Ennerdale is well situated to reach Cockermouth, Loweswater, Buttermere and Wordsworth's birthplace; Whitehaven, a Georgian coastal harbour town with a rich maritime history; and the sandy beaches at St. Bees. All these areas offer superb options for dog walks, toddler days and cycling.

Escape to this stunning new house in a glorious position in the Ennerdale Valley. Sleeping up to eight people in four gorgeous bedrooms and welcoming up to two dogs, it's a marvelous space to gather the family under one roof for a luxurious western Lake District break. It sits just on the edge of the village of Ennerdale Bridge but is detached enough to feel remote and it also benefits from unparalleled views up the valley. The house is elegantly decorated throughout, making the most of the light and space as well as having countless personal touches to create a welcoming atmosphere that you'll want to visit time and time Again.

Guests enter the house from the front. There is a handy utility space with plenty of room for all the muddy boots you might accumulate on your Ennerdale adventures. Through from here the fabulous dining room opens up. There are stunning curved floor to ceiling panoramic windows letting in every drop of light for you to enjoy while eating around the large dining table with its comfy upholstered chairs. The door to the front is here and there's more space for shoes and coats. The large welcoming kitchen is next door. It's a beautiful sociable space with light units, rose granite work surfaces and a breakfast table looking through double doors to the lawns and patio. The kitchen is handsomely equipped with a large Rangemaster cooker with gas hobs, dishwasher, washer dryer, microwave, under counter fridge and freezer as well as a large freestanding fridge for extra space. Of course, there is also all the crockery and cookware you'll need for a family gathering.

Moving back through the dining area to the elegant downstairs living room. It's a delightfully comfortable room with two deep sumptuous sofas arranged around a wood burner and large curved Smart TV with Sky. The owners have thoughtfully left a well-stocked bookcase with books for all ages, stargazing guides, mAgazines and games to keep you entertained and there is a lovely writing desk looking up the valley; quite the inspirational spot for postcard writing! Or, if you need to catch up on a bit of work here, there's high speed Wi-Fi to keep you going! There is also a handy downstairs WC just off the living area with drying space for wet bits and bobs.

Ascending to the first-floor guests are greeted by the stunning upstairs living area. Another beautifully designed space, it has a comfy sofa, Smart TV with Sky and an elegant Charles Eames style armchair, which is definitely the seat to commandeer as your own! This, being a second lounge, could be described as a snug but that doesn't quite do it justice! The curved panoramic windows really make the most of the uninterrupted views up to the head of the valley. The owners have left binoculars for you to spot the local wildlife and scan the fell tops. It's also the most stunning room for stargazing in Ennerdale's wonderful dark skies on clear nights. Here, you will also find a games console along with a excellent library of movies and games.

The four elegant bedrooms are all on the first floor and all include John Lewis Natural Collection beds and mattresses, luxury bed linen and professional hairdryers. The master bedroom has wonderful dual aspect views, a gorgeous king size, upholstered bed frame, a hanging rail and dresser for storage and an en-suite shower room. The shower has a large walk-in enclosure with mixer shower and large drencher head. The second bedroom has super-king, upholstered, zip-and-link bed which can be made up as a twin should you require (please advise on booking). The room has a large wardrobe and chest of drawers, more stunning views up the valley and another beautifully appointed en-suite shower room. The triple room has double under/single over bunk bed and hanging hooks. please note this bedroom will only be made up as a double. The single room is a magical space for a younger member of the party to commandeer. It has a dresser and a view over the gardens towards the village. The family bathroom is also on the first floor and has a heat-retaining Carronite bath.

Outside the house there is a large enclosed garden with huge lawns for cartwheeling to your heart's content. There's also a south-facing patio and outdoor dining furniture benefiting from fabulous evening sun. Just the job for dining alfresco. Bikes can be stored in a lockable shed. There is a large gated driveway for up to two cars as well as private parking for a further four cars on the drive to the side of the property.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 super-king-size, 1 double (bunk with additional single on request) and 1 single room.
  • 3 bathrooms – 2 en-suite shower rooms and 1 bathroom
  • Rangemaster cooker with gas hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, additional fridge, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (fuel provided - fully stocked large log basket)
  • Underfloor heating via air source heating throughout
  • 2 TVs
  • Wi-Fi included (high speed)
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed garden with patio and lawn
  • Parking for 6 cars (up to 4 on gravelled private drive at the side of the house and 2 further private spaces inside the main gate)
  • Lockable storage for bikes
  • Pubs, cafe and village shop within 0.25 miles
  • Arrival: 17:30 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
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Stephen 13th May 2022

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Brilliant property in a perfect location.

Reviewed by Helen 11th March 2022

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Lily Hall is a beautiful, well equipped and designed house. Its very comfortable, warm, spacious, with loads of natural light. It felt a absolute privilege to spend a week there. The views down towards the lake and mountains are stunning, the upstairs sitting area is a fantastic place to sit and appreciate the valley, whilst enjoying the sight of aRead more barn owl hunting in neighbouring fields. Plenty of scope for cycling and hiking from the door. Hide

Reviewed by Phil 31st January 2022

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Reviewed by Richard 20th December 2021

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Lily Hall is the perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside of the Lake District. We would stay again in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone!

Reviewed by Jamie 10th December 2021

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Reviewed by Andrea 12th November 2021

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Lily Hall is a lovely property with high quality fixtures & fittings, lovely decor (loved the map in the downstairs loo and the prints in the bedrooms. Fantastic views of the local fells, especially when the windows were cleaned (on our last day unfortunately) Easy access to Ennerdale water via the footpath across the road from the house. We didnt Read morehave the best weather but cottage was lovely & cosy and we had a lovely break. Hide

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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.

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