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Little Christcliff

Eskdale, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Characterful, stone cottage for five, with delightful views out over the Eskdale Valley
  • Less than 0.5 miles from Boot and 3 miles from Eskdale village
  • Perfect for walking, cycling and even swimming in the River Esk
Property code: SZ313

A traditional Lakeland Cottage, set in the undulating surroundings of the western Lake District, close to the village of Boot, ideal for walking, climbing and trips to the coast.

This property is an absolutely charming terraced cottage for up to five people in the glorious setting of the Eskdale Valley. One of a small group of distinct houses set back from the road it boasts three well-appointed bedrooms, bags of period detail, stunning views and wonderful outside space. All this within an easy walk of a much-loved Lakeland pub! The property also welcomes up to two well behaved pooches.

The cottage lies near the head of this tranquil valley opening up a fabulous array of walking from the door. The well prepared and fit walkers among you can take on the mighty peaks of Scafell and Scafell Pike while there is plenty of gentler rambling should you prefer. This end of the Eskdale Valley boasts three excellent pubs, tumbling waterfalls, crystal clear wild-swimming pools, and a patchwork of fields mostly inhabited by hardy Herdwick sheep. Cyclists are exceptionally well catered for with a great choice of off-road trails for those keen to get muddy and an iconic mountain pass just a stone's throw away for the road cyclists. If you've made it up Hardknott Pass, why not explore the Roman fort that is stunningly situated on the fellside?

Boot village is just a short from the house where you'll find Dalegarth Station, the terminus of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway. A trip to Ravenglass on this narrow-gauge heritage line is an absolute must for railway children of all ages. While you're down at the coast why not explore the history of the area at the Railway Museum or at the nearby Roman Bathhouse? For a great family day out Muncaster Castle is hard to beat with its colourful history, gorgeous grounds and birds of prey. In all, this area is magical for families, outdoor adventurers and those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of 21st century life. However you choose to spend your visit, the property makes a delightful base from which to explore.

One of a small group of traditional cottages set back from the road and revelling in wonderful views, this is a truly magical place to escape the stress of the modern world. There's bags of period details such as original stone flagged floors, exposed beams, latched doors and even a former bread oven set into the fireplace, yet there's plenty of modern home comforts making this a warm and welcoming holiday cottage.

On arrival at the house you enter into the porch where there is plenty of coat and boot space for all your outdoor gear. Moving through to the charming living/dining room you'll find a sofa and two armchairs arranged around a cosy wood burner and Smart TV with Freesat. It's an ideal space to cuddle up around the fire and plan your outdoor adventures. There's even a delightful window seat for curling up with a good book or just taking in the glorious view. Through to the lovely country kitchen now which you'll find well-equipped, with a raised fan oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge and slimline dishwasher. Through the back door there's a covered path from which you access the handy utility room. In here you'll find a sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. You can also access this handy space through the neighbouring cottage entrance meaning you don't have to bring muddy dogs, or humans, through the cottage!

Upstairs now to the half landing where you'll find the bathroom. It has an over-bath electric shower for soaking away tired fell-walking muscles. Up to the main landing where you'll first come to the charming double bedroom which is built into the eaves and benefits from two Velux windows drenching the room with light. Next, to the lovely light master bedroom which has a wooden framed double bedstead, a wardrobe and dresser for storage and sash windows with wonderful views to the fells. Lastly to the single bedroom which has a delightful decorative fireplace, a wardrobe and dresser for storage and yet another glorious view.

Outside, there's a choice of fantastic outside spaces to make the most of its situation. To the rear is a small raised garden with washing line and access to the wood shed, immediately to the front of the house is a patio with a bench for enjoying a morning cuppa, just across the patio is the garden gate to the wonderful enclosed garden which has dining furniture for making the most of sunny days and a huge lawn for practising your cartwheels or just taking in the staggering panorama of fells, fields and waterfalls. It's truly a magical base for a visit to a very special valley.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom
  • Fan oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge and slimline dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV with Freesat
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub within 1 mile, shops 3 miles
  • Designated parking for 1 car
  • 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

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


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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.

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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