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Whent Cottage

Ravenglass, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
5 more

At a glance

  • Make the most of having the beach at the end of the road
  • Local artwork adorns the walls of this traditional terraced cottage
  • Hop aboard the La’al Ratty Railway to see the local landscape
Property code: SZ555

This home has all you need to enjoy a stay in the only coastal village in the Lake District. The wood burner-effect electric fire is the perfect welcome home you need after long days exploring.

Tucked away in the tranquil village of Ravenglass is this attractive holiday home, a traditional terraced cottage offering great value self-catering accommodation for four. Ravenglass is a quiet haven of a place a charming feeling of stepping back in time. Cosy and functional with two comfy bedrooms, this holiday home is nestled right in the heart of the village and makes a great budget base for a couple or small family to make the most of this lovely area. Its easy access to the train station also makes it a great option for short breaks.

Ravenglass is the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park. It's a unique little place with a a gentle atmosphere and a rich seam of history running through. Just a short walk from the cottage is a well-preserved Roman bathhouse. Now it's more famous as the starting point for the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway, a wonderful narrow-gauge steam railway which winds its way from the coast up to the foot of the mighty fells at Boot. Ornithologists are also well-served with several nature reserves nearby, including Eskmeals Dunes. Several eateries offer locally sourced food and real ales and there is a cafe and playground at the Ratty station. The village also boasts excellent train links, making Ravenglass the perfect Lake District location for an easy short break at any time of the year.

The stunning valleys of Wasdale and Eskdale are nearby with a world of fell walking to be enjoyed from the mighty Scafells, the highest mountains in England, to lower level peaks such as Irton Pike and Muncaster Fell that all the family can enjoy. In fact, visitors to the property can walk up Muncaster Fell from the door, why not pack a picnic and head up there to make the most of the glorious coastal and mountain panorama? The coastline is also a natural treasure trove with dunes to explore and a wealth of visiting birdlife.

On arrival at the cottage, guests enter straight into the living room from the front door. This is a cosy space with an old world feel about it, furnished with a comfy sofa and two armchairs arranged around an electric, stove-effect fire and a wall mounted TV with Freeview. There are plenty of books to keep you interested here too.

Moving through to the back of the house there is a stone-flagged dining room with a wooden dining set for four and a view onto the small rear yard, boasting pretty flowers at certain times of the year. Adjoining the dining room is a pantry with microwave and freezer. The modern kitchen beyond this has a built-in fan oven with ceramic hobs, a dishwasher, fridge and all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your stay. The washing machine can be found on the way through to the family bathroom at the back of the house. The bathroom has a white suite with over-bath mixer shower. At the rear of the house is a small back yard.

Upstairs are the two comfortable bedrooms. The master bedroom has a double bed with a large wooden wardrobe, decorative fireplace and an electric shower with the enclosure within the bedroom. The twin bedroom also has a large wooden wardrobe for storage and a lovely window looking out onto the gently moving pace of village life.

Outside is a very small, east-facing patio that catches the morning sun and that boasts pretty flowers at certain times of the year. There is also an outhouse here with a WC and small wash basin that can be used throughout the year other than in the winter months.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC, 1 shower in double bedroom, outdoor WC (not available during winter months)
  • Oven with ceramic hobs, dishwasher, fridge
  • Pantry with microwave and freezer
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Small rear yard
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 100m

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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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