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Rose Cottage - Eskdale

Eskdale, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional Lakeland cottage in the Eskdale Valley
  • Magnificent country views from the bedrooms
  • Play hide and seek in Giggle Alley woods (0.5 miles)
Property code: SZ416

Sleeping six guests across three bedrooms, this dog-friendly property in the heart of Eskdale village is ideal for families who enjoy a quiet location surrounded by an unspoilt natural landscape.

This characterful holiday home is situated in the centre of Eskdale village, with stunning views of the Eskdale valley, one of the most tranquil parts of the Lake District. The cottage itself is in beautiful order throughout, offering comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people.

Eskdale is a wonderful starting point for hundreds of walks, either on the fells or along the banks of the River Esk, which flows from Scafell at the top of the valley down to the estuary at Ravenglass, an old fishing village complete with a ruined Roman bath-house. The river has natural pools for swimming and is a popular place for canoeing and fishing.

The famous Ravenglass and Eskdale Miniature Railway runs along the valley, its steam trains making the leisurely 7-mile journey down to the sea. - Irton Road station is just five minute walk from the property. There are five pubs in the valley (The Bower House inn just a ten minute walk away), all welcoming children and serving real ales and a wide choice of good food.

The village shop is just a five minute walk away and sells a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go, alcohol and newspapers. There is limited reception for mobile phones.

Free golf at the stunning Eskdale Golf Course is included in your stay courtesy of the cottage owners between April and October. Please take the membership card in the cottage with you to prove you are guests of the property.

The kitchen at this characterful holiday home is large and has a dining area for six. It is lovely and warm with an Aga for cooking, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and plenty of storage space. There is a tumble dryer in the outhouse by the kitchen.

The sitting room next door is spacious and split into a main area with woodburning stove and a quiet area with an electric stove. There is flat-screen Smart TV which has the full Sky package (sports and films) and DVD player. There are books to read and board games provided.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms - two doubles and a twin. There is also a bathroom which has bath and separate shower. The master bedroom has TV with cable channels.

The garden outside is magnificent with mature plants and hidden paths and has a patio area overlooking the most wonderful view of the fells.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 twin
  • 1 family bathroom with a bath, separate shower, and WC; separate WC
  • Aga, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Tumble dryer in outbuilding
  • Wood burner (fuel provided), wood burner-effect electric fire; kitchen Aga
  • 1 Smart TV with Sky and DVD player; 1 cable TV; Nintendo Wii console
  • Wi-Fi included
  • A small welcome pack provided upon arrival
  • Limited mobile phone reception
  • Enclosed private lawned garden with garden furniture, a dining patio area, and seating area with views
  • Off-road parking for 1 car by the cottage, public car park nearby
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Free golf for cottage guests from April to October at Eskdale Golf Course (3.5 miles); please bring the membership card in the cottage to the course. Golf club hire £10
  • Pub and shop within half a mile
  • Note: the lawned garden is sloped with some stone steps and rugged paths, plus flat patio areas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Jackie 10th March 2022

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Great location very comfy like home from home Highly recommend

Reviewed by Ben 25th February 2022

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Fantastic house in a fantastic area, we had a wonderful stay here. Plenty of walks and nice pubs around. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Simon 19th November 2021

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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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