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Thorntrees

Ennerdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Sleeping 10 guests, this lovely Ennerdale home is great for reunions
  • Admire spectacular views of Herdus, Banner, Crag and more
  • Enjoy time in the garden together and make the most of the acre of field behind
Property code: SZ529

Walk, dine and stock up on ingredients from your door so you can leave the car behind. The peaceful village of Ennerdale is a great base, and the warming wood burner welcomes you back home after exploring.

This impressive holiday home is a large cottage, sleeping up to ten guests across five comfortable bedrooms and is located in the peaceful village of Ennerdale Bridge. The cottage has views of the surrounding Herdus, Banner, Crag, Knockmurton and Grike fells and is a perfect retreat for groups of families or friends to use as a base to launch into the Lake District. Ennerdale Water is 20 minutes' walk from the cottage and similarly accessible are walking routes up Grike, Cragg and Bowness Fells. Local pubs both serve local ales and great food. A stone's throw from the cottage is a community-owned and run cafe and shop offering good food and drink.

Ennerdale is one of the quietest and most remote valleys in the Lake District. The long deep lake provides a habitat for several rare species. Tall mountains tower over the lake whilst the head of the valley is forested and home to many species including deer, badgers, rare breed Belted Galloway cattle and red squirrels. This impressive holiday home is perfectly located for exploring Ennerdale whilst remaining within scenic driving distance of other Lake District highlights including Cockermouth, Loweswater, Buttermere and the Cumbrian coastline. There are plenty of family friendly attractions including the Lake District Wildlife Park near Bassenthwaite, an aquarium in Maryport, Go Ape at Whinlatter and the Ravenglass railway in Eskdale.

A welcoming and comfortable cottage, the property boasts good sized communal areas. The kitchen, with welcome underfloor heating, is well stocked and features a traditional breakfast table to seat up to eight guests. It has a big electric oven, seven-ring gas hob, a large microwave oven, a huge freestanding fridge/freezer, an additional under-counter fridge, dishwasher and hot water urn for tea in an instant (be careful of the very hot water). The boot room next to the kitchen contains a washing machine and tumble dryer and is ideal for drying muddy gear and dogs after a day in the fells.

The spacious living room stretches from the front to the rear of the cottage and also contains the dining table, which can seat up to 10 guests. An armchair, two two-seater and one three-seater sofas surround a glorious wood burner set into a brick hearth. A full bookcase of novels and a Smart TV provide the entertainment, so don't forget to bring your Netflix and Prime logins.

There is one double bedroom (named Dent, after a nearby fell) on the ground floor with an en-suite bathroom, featuring a shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail. Perfect for any members of your party with enhanced accessibility needs.

The first floor has four bedrooms, all of which have plenty of storage for clothes and belongings and each first floor bedroom has its own TV as well. Like Dent on the ground floor, all bedrooms have been named after local fells. Crag and Pillar are double bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms (including a shower, WC and basin) with views over the village to the fells (Crag) and of the fields behind (Pillar); Herdus and Grike both have two adult twin beds, which can be zipped and linked into super-king-size beds upon request - Herdus has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail and a view over the fields, while Grike's bathroom is not en-suite, but the nearby family bathrooms contains a bath, shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

Outside, guests have access to the acre of field behind the cottage, perfect for dogs and children of all ages to run around and let off some steam. There is also a landscaped garden and paved patio with benches and a picnic table, ideal for those who prefer to sit back and enjoy For those who are keen to explore this area on two wheels, push bikes can be securely stored by the owners. A large gravel driveway allows space for at least six cars to park.

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

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms: 3 double, 2 super-king-size (one can be made up as twins on request at time of booking)
  • 5 bathrooms: 4 en-suite shower rooms, 1 bathroom
  • Large electric oven, seven-ring gas hob, a large microwave oven, large free-standing fridge/freezer, an additional under-counter fridge, dishwasher and hot water urn
  • Boot room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV in lounge area, TV in ‘Crag’ bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Acre of field to rear, unenclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Off-road parking for six cars on gravel driveway
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Bike storage available, chat to owners
  • Ground floor bedroom with (small) en-suite
  • Shop and pub less than 0.25 miles
  • Take care of sloping ceilings on first floor
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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.

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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