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Moor Head

Eskdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Large garden with a decked area for al fresco drinks with a view
  • Excellent kitchen/diner fit for preparing celebratory suppers
  • Visit Muncaster Castle, La'al Ratty and Eskdale Mill
Property code: SZ349

This impressive property is surrounded by extensive gardens at the heart of Eskdale, offering a comfortable retreat for families and groups keen to scale mountains and explore the lakes.

Stay at this beautiful cottage set in the charming village of Eskdale Green. It offers flexible accommodation for six to eight people with bags of space to spread out in one of its three living areas or its lovely gardens. While it might look traditional from the outside this image belies its modern high spec interior, making the most of its traditional features but offering a luxurious and comfortable place to relax. There's a wonderfully well-equipped kitchen for the foodies among you while teens and tweens will be delighted with the living spaces, one with a huge Smart TV and another boasting an Xbox.

The house is set right in the heart of Eskdale making it a perfect starting point for a family or group hoping to make the most of this lovely spot. The Eskdale Valley is one of the most unspoilt areas in the National Park, from here you can make the most of some wonderful walking and cycling opportunities, take a marvellous narrow gauge steam engine to the nearby coast or just relax and enjoy the wonderful views in the valley that Wainwright described as “One of Lakeland’s loveliest”. It’s a place of hidden treasures with crystal clear rivers, dramatic waterfalls and even a Japanese garden lovingly restored from its Victorian heyday.

Why not make the most of the huge choice of walks and cycle rides from the door? There's ample space to store bikes in the lockable shed so its ideal if you want to explore the area on two wheels. Alternatively enjoy one of Eskdale's wonderful fell walks. Muncaster Fell is easily accessed from the house, you could take in the 5 mile walk down to the coast at Ravenglass then take the La'al Ratty steam engine back! Alternatively just enjoy your surroundings in the glorious gardens or perhaps calling in at one of the valley's five pubs for a home cooked meal and a pint of real ale. However you choose to spend your break this cottage is perfectly placed to make the most of this glorious area.

On arrival at the property guests descend some small stone steps to the main door which leads directly into the kitchen/diner area. It's a gorgeous modern double-height space which is a complete haven for the foodies among you and ideal for spending time around the dinner table chatting about your Lake District adventures. It has a handsome two oven Aga as well as a combi-microwave oven for those less comfortable with Aga cooking. As well as the Aga hobs there's also a large gas wok burner. The kitchen is generally very well equipped with a large American-style fridge/freezer, a dishwasher, Tassimo coffee machine and all the crockery, cookware and glassware you will need for your stay. There is a large built-in utility cupboard with plenty of hanging space for coats and storage room for shoes.

Moving through from the kitchen through the main hallway guests come to the lovely living room. It's large yet cosy with a deep corner sofa and wood burner. The room makes the most of its historical features with an exposed stone wall and huge wooden mantle framing the fire. There's a large Smart TV for whiling away evenings and two windows with delightful views out onto the garden. Alongside this room there's also a snug with another deep comfy sofa, another TV and an Xbox with several games. Perfect space for teens or tweens to commandeer for themselves. Alternatively if you need to work during your break there is a desk in this room and the benefit of superfast broadband. Also on this floor is the stylish modern shower room. It's a wonderful light room which has a huge shower enclosure with mixer shower and drencher head and large mirrored cabinets for storage.

Upstairs to the first floor where the stunning master bedroom is set into the eaves of the house. With gorgeous light decor, vibrant colours and two velux windows it's a haven for relaxation. The room has a king-size dark wooden bed frame and built-in wardrobes and drawers for storage.

Downstairs is the lower ground floor and the rest of the accommodation. There's the first of the single rooms has a wardrobe and a chest of drawers for storage, the second single room has a 4ft double bed, a chest of drawers and beautiful fell views. The twin room has a delightful view from two windows and a double chest of drawers. On this lower floor there is also a third living space with a bay window looking out onto the gardens and the fells beyond. On the lower floor is the modern family bathroom which has an over-bath mixer shower.

The gardens are an absolute delight with multiple areas to enjoy all the sun that the day affords. There is a patio and a deck with outdoor furniture for dining and relaxing as well as lawns and mature trees. If you are lucky enough to be visiting when the fruit trees ripen then there's plenty of apples to go around! Outside there's also a large lockable shed for bikes and a utility area with washing machine and dryer. In all it's a perfect place to enjoy this beautiful and unspoiled village.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 small double with a 4ft bed, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • AGA, microwave, gas wok burner, fridge/freezer, Tassimo coffee machine
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utlity area outside
  • Wood burner – initial supply of logs provided
  • Smart TV, Xbox
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large gardens with patio, deck and lawn space
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Lockable storage for bikes
  • Pub and shop within 1 mile

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Location

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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.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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