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Rivers End

Ravenglass, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Reverse-level property benefiting from far-reaching sea views
  • Traditional fisherman’s cottage that’s been lovingly updated with a contemporary decor
  • Moments from the La’al Ratty steam train, a local tourist attraction offering tours of the nearby Eskdale Valle
Property code: SZ409

Elect not to choose between sea and sand with a stay in the village of Ravenglass, the Lake District’s only seaside village with the national park’s world-famous fells and lakes within close reach.

Ravenglass is a unique Lake District village as it is the only seaside village in the national park. From the beach you can enjoy views to Corney Fell in Eskdale and Black Coombe whilst taking in the sea air - an unusual and truly lovely combination.

Situated on the Western peninsular of the Lake District, Ravenglass is a sleepy seaside village benefiting from coastal sunshine and within easy access of the mountains of Eskdale and Wasdale.

This property is a traditional fisherman's cottage beautifully modernised to a high standard to provide self-catering accommodation for four people. This stylish cottage has lovely sea views and a sheltered patio to enjoy them from over the estuary. The living accommodation is arranged upside down with the sitting room on the top floor and having picture window and balcony to enjoy the stunning estuary and sea views . Even in the winter you can enjoy these views sitting in front of the cosy wood burner.

Ravenglass is a wonderful starting point for exploring the quiet western Lake District. There are plenty of walks either along the coast or over Muncaster Fell to Eskdale and beyond. It is also the starting point for the famous Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway, which makes a leisurely 7-mile trip to the Eskdale Valley.

There are two pubs in the village and as well as a hotel and restaurant which is open to non residents, all of which are within a 5-minute walk.

The village shop and post office sells a variety of food and newspapers and there is also a gifts and crafts shop, which also stocks a comprehensive range of maps and guides. There is reasonable mobile reception on the beach and in certain parts of the property.

An entrance doorway leads from the street into the hallway. The property has beautiful local slate floors throughout the ground floor. On the ground floor are the bedrooms: one double and one zip-and-link bedroom. This bedroom can be made up as a twin or a king on request, it will be made up as a twin unless otherwise requested - please let us know at the time of booking. The twin bedroom is to the rear of the property, overlooking the estuary and has glass doors leading onto the patio. The wet room has a slate floor and a rainhead shower with long arm shower head, WC and wash basin.

Upstairs is the open-plan living area which has a lovely wooden floor throughout. The kitchen is fitted with local slate work surfaces, an inset sink, ceramic hob and electric oven. There is also an under counter fridge (no freezer), toaster, slow cooker, microwave, table and chairs.

The comfortable sitting room has modular chair/sofa seating, with beautiful views looking out of the picture window to the estuary and sandbanks. There is a TV and DVD player and a woodburning stove. A door leads out to the small balcony area with steps down to the enclosed patio. Wi-Fi internet access is available at this property.

Outside is an enclosed sheltered patio area looking out to the estuary. There is garden seating, to enjoy sitting out and watching the stunning sunsets. The patio area can be accessed either from the glass doors off the twin bedroom or down the steps from the balcony from the lounge.

The cottage has underfloor heating throughout, is non smoking and does not accept pets. There is also a washer/dryer available for use.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin zip-and-link (can be made into a king-size on request)
  • 1 bathroom – WC and wet room-style shower
  • Oven, hob, fridge, microwave
  • Regret no freezer
  • Washer/dryer available for use
  • Welcome pack included
  • Underfloor heating throughout the property
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Furnished balcony and enclosed patio
  • Parking for 1 car, additional parking available in nearby car park
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub within walking distance, shop 3 miles


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Reviewed by Claire 14th November 2021

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Lovely stay at the cottage. Fantastic views over the estuary and a lovely place to explore the west lakes. Clean, warm and comfortable

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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.

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