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Scafell View Cottage

Eskdale (2mls w), Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional stone terraced cottage with wooden beams, and original features
  • Idyllic location with amazing views from the pleasant and mature garden
  • Sit back and relax in front of the open fire or wood burner or read a book in the snug
Property code: 85964

A beautifully presented terraced stone cottage tastefully and stylishly presented throughout, located in the Western Lake District in the Wasdale Valley. Perfect for a family or couples.

The cottage enjoys a peaceful location on the edge of the Lake District National Park. The property is perfectly placed for exploring many of the region’s highlights, including Scafell Pike (7 miles), and is also just 5 miles from the sandy beaches of the Cumbrian coast. Sleeping four guests, the cottage makes a great couples’ retreat or a base for a small family. Spend cosy evenings in front of the roaring open fire or share a bottle of wine in the idyllic cottage garden.

The traditional stone cottage is bursting with character, with exposed beams and period features. At its heart is the lounge, with plump sofas and an elegant chaise lounge. Come together for film nights around the Smart TV or share stories in the glow of the open fire. The kitchen/diner is a sociable space, with ample room to congregate and a beautiful dining table for memorable mealtimes. On the first floor, you’ll find a stylish double bedroom with far-reaching views, along with a cosy snug. A step leads down to the family bathroom. The remaining bedroom – a bright twin – is set in the second-floor eaves (watch out for the restricted head height in some areas). Outside, a gorgeous garden awaits. Laid to lawn, enveloped in mature hedgerows, this tranquil spot is the perfect place for a relaxing morning coffee.

Muncaster Castle and Gardens (5.5 miles) makes a great day out. Wander around the grand rooms, admiring the fascinating artefacts and listening to ghost stories, before taking a stroll around the 77 acres of historic gardens. A visit to Eskdale isn’t complete without a ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (6 miles) – or La’al Ratty as it’s affectionately known. Chug your way through the countryside on the heritage steam train, before arriving at the picturesque Cumbrian coast.

  •  2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin (please note the twin bedroom has low head height)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washer/dryer
  • 1 wood burner and 1 open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV, Blu-ray DVD player and DAB radio in the lounge
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Roadside parking for 1 car - extra parking for 1 car on the verge opposite
  • Secure bike storage in garage
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Shop 2 miles and pub within 1 mile
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

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Location

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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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