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Poppy Cottage - Ennerdale

Ennerdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Charming 1850s cottage sleeping six guests
  • Situated in a peaceful village well situated to explore the Lake District
  • Close to many walks and rambles
Property code: SZ392

Charming cottage full of character which sleeps six guests. Situated in Ennerdale Bridge in the heart of Ennerdale Valley, the perfect retreat for a family of six exploring the Lake District.

This charming holiday property is a traditional Victorian Lake District cottage, sleeping up to six guests across three first floor bedrooms and is located in the peaceful village of Ennerdale Bridge. The cottage has views over picturesque gardens Against a backdrop of Grike and Crag Fell. A cosy and characterful getaway, The property is the ideal location for a family or friends to use as a base to launch into the Lake District. Ennerdale Water is 20 minutes' walk from the cottage and similarly accessible are walking routes up Grike, Crag and Bowness Fells. A pub and a hotel both serve local ales and great food. A stone's throw from the cottage is a community-owned and run cafe and shop offering excellent coffee, speciality teas, homemade cakes, cookies, sandwiches and soups.

Ennerdale is one of the quietest and most remote valleys in the Lake District. The long deep lake provides a habitat for several rare species. Tall mountains tower over the lake whilst the head of the valley is forested and home to many species including deer, badgers, rare breed Belted Galloway cattle and red squirrels. The property is perfectly located for exploring Ennerdale whilst remaining within scenic driving distance of other Lake District highlights including Cockermouth, Loweswater, Buttermere and the Cumbrian coastline. There are plenty of family friendly attractions including the Lake District Wildlife Park near Bassenthwaite, an aquarium in Maryport, Go Ape at Whinlatter and the Ravenglass railway in Eskdale.

This property is a charming and characterful 1850s cottage sleeps up to six guests across three bedrooms and is located in the peaceful village of Ennerdale Bridge.

Entering the cottage via the front, you will pass underneath an original Victorian patterned glass pane; this charming character is continued throughout the cottage with well-worn flagstones in the hall, original polished pine floorboards, pine doors, panelling and beams. The dining room (seating six) is located on the left next to the galley kitchen.

The kitchen contains an electric oven and four-ring electric hob, microwave, dishwasher and separate under-counter fridge and freezer. Step back into the hallway and a door under the staircase reveals a small utility area containing a useful washing machine.

The living room is the largest room in the cottage, with windows to both the front and rear. This room features sofas to seat nine people (so more than enough room for six guests), a Smart TV - don't forget your Netflix login, DVD player and DVDs, board games and a lovely wood burner. Perfect for cosy nights in.

The three bedrooms and family bathroom are located on the first floor. The master bedroom features a king-size iron-framed bed and wardrobe with views to the mountains beyond; the second room has a set of adult-sized bunk beds and chest of drawers with views over the front garden, River Ehen and on to the village; while the third room contains twin beds, a wardrobe and chest of drawers and access to the 'secret' room in the loft. This is a fantastic space which older children will surely love to commandeer - although we recommend that younger children are supervised at all times due to the steep stairs, Velux windows and low ceilings.

The bathroom contains a traditional roll-top bath, walk-in shower, WC, airing cupboard and wash basin.

Outside, there is a small lawned front garden and a small bricked yard to the rear, where there is a small garden table and chairs and a log store. Beyond this yard is a further rear garden. This lawned garden area is next to the river so care is advised, especially with young children. Parking for one or two cars is available on-street directly outside the cottage.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 twin, 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom - 1 family bathroom with roll-top bath, separate walk-in shower and WC
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility area containing washing machine
  • Wood burner (Initial supply of fuel provided between Nov and May, further fuel can be purchased at most fuel stations and supermarkets nearby)
  • Smart TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Bricked yard with table and chairs, and a further lawned garden next to the river (children must be supervised)
  • Roadside parking available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Children to be supervised in the attic room due to steep stairs, Velux windows and low ceilings
  • Nearest pub 100 metres, shop 3 miles


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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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