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The Orchards

Eskdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Apartment
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious two-storey apartment with shared garden for dogs
  • Tastefully modernised period accommodation with a wood burner, high ceilings and bay windows
  • Tucked away in a peaceful location with fantastic walks from the doorstep
Property code: SZ464

Escape to Eskdale with family and four-legged friends when you choose this welcoming apartment with breath-taking views of the surrounding fells.

Tucked away down a quiet road on the outskirts of the charming village of Eskdale Green, you’ll find this spacious two-storey apartment for four people and up to two lucky dogs. There’s a well-equipped kitchen-diner and a large, bright living room with a wood burning stove. Also on the ground floor is the modern family bathroom and spacious king-size bedroom. The twin bedroom can be found on the first floor. As well as parking for two cars, there’s also a delightful sitting out area for making the most of the wonderful views over the surrounding fells and countryside.

Eskdale Green is a charming hamlet in the beautiful Eskdale Valley, a tranquil area that’s a haven for walkers. Walk from the door through the delightfully named Giggle Alley Wood to find a hidden Japanese garden and head to St Begas church in Eskdale Green to learn all about the history of the local area. Visit the Stanley Ghyll Force waterfall, a beautiful spot for a picnic lunch, before enjoying a ride on the famous La’al Ratty, the Eskdale and Ravenglass steam railway. Ravenglass is a beautiful Roman port on the coast, and Drigg beach is also nearby if you want sand and sea!

There are plenty of opportunities for longer days out on the fell tops too. Serious hikers can tackle Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, or head up Muncaster Fell for stunning views of the valley. Visit remote Devoke Water or head to the neighbouring valley of Wasdale for a walk by Wastwater, the deepest of all The Lakes. You’ll be in need of some refreshments after all that exercise! There are a great selection of traditional pubs in Eskdale to enjoy a refreshing drink and a hearty meal after a day out exploring.

An entrance hallway leads through to the living room. A spacious bright room with a feature bay window, making the most of those stunning views of the surrounding fells. Relax on the sofa or armchairs positioned around the wood burning stove housed in the original marble fireplace, perfect for cosy evenings in. There’s a TV for entertainment with Sky and Sky Sports or take a seat in the bay window and catch up with a good book - if you can tear your eyes away from the wonderful view that is!

The modern kitchen/diner is great for sociable mealtimes and is well equipped with all the essentials for a self catering holiday. In here you’ll find an electric oven and hobs, fridge-freezer, handy microwave and a useful washing machine/drier should you need to make use of that during your stay.

Also on the ground floor is the large master bedroom. A lovely light room with a king-size bed, you’re sure to feel instantly relaxed in here so why not indulge in a long lie in? A useful cupboard with hanging space and drawers provides ample storage here. The family bathroom can be found on the ground floor too. With WC, washbasin and bath with shower over, whether you prefer soothing muscles tired from walking with a long soak in the tub or a refreshing shower all tastes are catered for.

Upstairs on the first floor is the twin room. Another spacious room with two single beds and two handy wardrobes and drawers too.

As well as private parking for two cars on the driveway, the garden is shared with the owners but there's a pleasant patio garden area for cottage guests to make use of. With outdoor furniture it’s a delightful spot for dining alfresco with a stunning backdrop.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hobs, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine/dryer
  • Sky TV with Sky Sports
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shared garden with patio and outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars

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Location

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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.

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