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Rigg Green Cottage

Eskdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy semi-detached cottage with a wood burner and plenty of period features
  • Large garden with beautiful views up the Miterdale Valley
  • Conveniently located in Eskdale Green with access to some of the highest peaks in the Lake District
Property code: SZ404

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with this period gem in the scenic western reaches of the Lake District National Park, sandwiched between the Cumbrian coast and Scafell Pike.

A warm welcome to this charming and characterful semi-detached cottage in delightful Eskdale Green. With a wealth of period features, a large garden, glorious views and a gorgeous cosy atmosphere, it makes a wonderful base for a break in this charming valley. The cottage sleeps five people in three comfortable bedrooms, one of which offers flexible accommodation being either super-king-size room or a twin depending on your party's needs. The interior has some wonderful period elements with an open fire, a further wood burner, large leaded windows set into deep sandstone walls and original parquet flooring. The property commands a wonderful position at the mouth of the secluded Miterdale Valley while being within walking distance of a great local pub, the village shop and even a station for a narrow gauge steam railway.

Eskdale is a gem of a valley, a world away from the hustle and bustle of 21st-century life. It has access to the some of the highest peaks in the Lake District for challenging fell walking as well as gentler low level potters. Why not pack a picnic and wander up to Boot via the Eskdale Trail? This lovely riverside amble offers plenty of paddling and wild swimming spots. The cycling in the area is fantastic with easy trails and more demanding bridleways alongside some of the most iconic road cycling in the country. As well as the fun to be had in the great outdoors, Eskdale is also blessed with five great pubs for enjoying a home-cooked meal and a local real ale. A trip on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway is an absolute must too. This wonderful narrow gauge railway makes a leisurely trip from the coast at Ravenglass to the foot of the fells at Boot. At the cottage you are just a stone's throw from Irton Road Station where you can hail the train in either direction.

Further afield there's plenty of interest too. Muncaster Castle makes a fantastic day out for all ages. The castle itself is a historic gem with centuries of history, peppered with ghostly tales, to explore. While the gardens make a wonderful playground for children, gardeners and bird watchers alike. Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, is a timeless treat with a well preserved Roman bathhouse and railway museum.

On arrival at the cottage, guests enter into the main hallway via the large stone porch with seating and plenty of space for muddy boots and wellies. The lovely wooden-floored living room is to the left of the hall. The period character of the cottage is evident here with its large leaded window with deep sill and charming open fireplace, perfect for cosy evenings in. There is a deep comfy sofa and two armchairs as well as a television with DVD player. Moving back across the main hallway into the welcoming dining room with its traditional tile floor and wooden dining table. Also for chilly evenings there's further comfortable seating with a sofa and armchair arranged around a wonderful wood burner recessed into a sandstone fireplace as well as another television with all the regular channels as well as BT Sport for those of you who don't want to miss the match or share the remote control!

The kitchen is beyond this which looks out onto Miterdale Forest. It's equipped with a freestanding double oven with ceramic hobs, a dishwasher and an under-counter fridge, freezer and all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your stay. There's a large traditional larder through the kitchen in which you'll find the microwave and washing machine.

Moving upstairs to the light landing to the bedrooms and bathroom. Firstly to the super-king-size room, this can be made up as a twin if you would rather (please advise on booking if you require this). It's a gorgeous space with a decorative fireplace, a wardrobe with drawers and huge windows overlooking the front garden and Muncaster Fell just across the fields. Next to this is the double room which also has a decorative fireplace and a wonderful view up the Miterdale Valley. Lastly, the lovely single room has drawers for storage, an armchair for enjoying a good book and a view over the fields to Miterdale's woodland. The family bathroom has a traditional suite and and over-bath electric shower.

Outside, the cottage has a lovely large garden with mature shrubs, large lawns and dining furniture for making the most of sunny days . There's also gated parking for at least two cars. So if you would like to escape the hustle and bustle of 21st century life in a delightful traditional cottage, this property could be just the place for you.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 single and 1 super-king-size (which can be made up as a twin upon request at the time of booking)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Double oven, ceramic hobs, dishwasher, fridge, freezer
  • Microwave and washing machine in larder
  • TV with BT Sport and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Wood burner and open fire with initial supply of logs provided
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book 
  • Pub and shop 0.5 miles
  • Towels not provided

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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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