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Moss Bank

Eskdale, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious and welcoming with two wood burners for cosy nights in
  • Large, enclosed garden with outdoor wash area for those muddy paws
  • Less than 400 metres to the local pub and just over the road to the local shop
Property code: 87044

With glorious fell views, this spacious and inviting period cottage makes a fabulous holiday home for families and friends discovering magnificent lakes and mighty fells in the western Lake District.

Situated in Eskdale Green village, this period property was built in a Swiss cottage style by the local Outward Bound founder Kurt Hahn in 1882. The house boasts wonderful features, from stone-flagged floors and feature tiling to typical Eskdale fireplaces. With plenty of great pubs along the way and located opposite the popular Eskdale Stores, this is a superb base for families, walkers, climbers, and nature lovers exploring the fells, pools, and woodlands of the Esk Valley. Here, you can find England’s highest mountain and deepest lake and hop on some great walking trails or jump in Wastwater for a refreshing dip. Find your bearings with a trip on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Valley Ratty Railway – there’s a station less than half a mile away. Steam towards inland fells or choose the sparkling coastline.

Entering this lovely period house, full of original features which have been carefully retained and mixed in with the new additions and modern conveniences. The lounge is the hub of the house with wrap-around seating and armchairs surrounding the wonderful wood burner (first basket of logs provided) and 50” Smart TV. Along the hallway toward the kitchen, there is a further snug with a cosy armchair, love seat and an additional wood burner (first basket of logs included). Enjoy a book from the selection of hundreds available in the floor to ceiling bookshelves in the lounge, perfect for those who want to relax with a good book in front of the fire. The dining room offers great space for a family feast with oak tables and chairs, and lovely tunning glassware for whatever tipple takes your fancy, all housed in the original old post office dating back to 1882. The classic Lake District kitchen is a joy to cook in with a Rangemaster oven, dishwasher and microwave with a vintage butcher's block preparation island in the middle, perfect for family groups. Heading up to the first floor there are two double bedrooms with sumptuous down duvets along with the main bathroom with a large shower and impressive freestanding bath and WC. Finally, on this floor is the master bedroom with a king-size bed, plush down duvet and amazing views of the curated garden and local fells beyond. On the lower ground level, there are two WCs, a washing machine plus storage for bikes and kayaks alike.

Outside, there is an enclosed garden with a towering Victorian monkey puzzle tree and amazing views over this rural landscape. A delightful patio area offers the perfect place to enjoy some al fresco dining along with a summer house and lawned garden area – ideal for your four-legged friends and kids to enjoy. Private parking is on site for up to three cars.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 1 king-size room
  • 1 bathroom with shower, freestanding bath and WC, 1 ground-floor WC and 1 lower ground WC
  • Rangemaster oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Krups coffee pod machine, and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room
  • 2 wood burners (first baskets of logs provided)
  • 50" Smart TV in lounge
  • Enclosed garden with seating, lawned area, and BBQ
  • Summer house in garden with fridge for drinks
  • Large lockable storage for bikes and outdoor equipment
  • Small pond in garden - children must be supervised
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Shop and pub within 400 metres
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Susan 4th June 2022

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It should be stated clearly that there is a house directly under the cottage Even though the cottage below has a fenced garden it is still sort of part of your garden and any dogs in either cottage can see each other which wasnt good for my nervous dog who doesnt like other dogs The cottage is big and clean, the bedrooms are lovely and even though Read moreon the main road the double glazing was excellent Hide

Reviewed by Joanna 28th May 2022

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Lovely spacious house with an amazing library (no need to bring books on this holiday!) Fab collection of wine glasses and fantastic views. Pretty garden and walks from the house. Shop opposite was brilliant too.

Reviewed by P 18th April 2022

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The cottage is well situated very comfortable and spacious good garden for dogs with access to lovely walks in the area.

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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.

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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