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Eskdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Grade II listed retreat with wooden beams and an original cast iron fireplace
  • Great for families with an enclosed garden perfect for children
  • Walk to the La’al Ratty Railway or the local pub
Property code: SZ556

This bolthole exudes charm and character and is a cosy home to return to after days exploring the Lake District and the coast. Continue your day in the great outdoors and dine alfresco in the garden.

This property is a cosy and comfortable cottage with a remarkable Grade II-listed interior with dark wooden beams, wonky walls and an original cast iron fireplace at its heart. There is a lovely enclosed garden (perfect for children) with stunning views of the Lakeland Fells.

The holiday home is an ideal retreat for walkers and visitors looking to get away from it all; there are hundreds of walks right from the door of the cottage, either up onto the highest fells in the Lake District or along the banks of the River Esk, which flows from Scafell at the top of the valley down to the estuary at Ravenglass.

The famous Ravenglass and Eskdale Miniature Railway is ten minutes walk from the cottage and its steam trains make their way leisurely from Boot along the valley on their 7-mile journey down to the sea.

There are five pubs in the valley, both welcome children and serve real ales and a wide choice of good food.

Eskdale village shop, Eskdale Stores, sells a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go, alcohol and newspapers. The Post Office at Boot also sells a variety of goods including home-made sandwiches.

Tucked away in the Eskdale Valley, this lovely holiday property is a great base to explore the quieter side of the Lake District. The cottage is located in Boot but is set back from the street through a gateway and is private and not overlooked but still with the advantage of being just a few minutes walk from the pub - a great place to sample some of excellent lakeland ales and fantastic food.

The sitting room is warm and comfortable with an open fire and reading material provided, along with radio and CD player. There is a TV with freesat and DVD player. There is also dining for six here.

From the sitting room is the kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is also a dining table for four here.

The kitchen leads to the bathroom which has a bath with handheld shower, toilet and sink. There is a washer dryer in the large bathroom utility cupboard.

The stairs lead from the sitting room to three bedrooms upstairs. There is a king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room (shower cubicle, WC and basin), a double bedroom and a twin bedroom.

Outside there is a lovely enclosed garden, with a patio and garden table and chairs, which has outstanding views of the surrounding Eskdale fells.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with a bath with shower attachment and WC, 1 en-suite shower room (1mx1m) and WC
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility cupboard in bathroom with washer/dryer
  • Open fire
  • TV with freesat box, CD, radio
  • Wi-fi included
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture
  • Sleeps 4 adults + 2 children
  • Off-road parking for 1 car in front of the cottage – park to the right. You may be able to park additional cars outside Orange Hill Cottages or alternatively at the Boot Inn. If parking at the Boot Inn, please ask first and offer a donation to the Mountain Rescue. Please do not park at the Brook House pub.
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub over the road
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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Reviewed by William 30th April 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 23rd April 2022

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This is a genuinely characterful cottage in a magnificent location. We loved the cosy sitting room, especially its open fire. The views from our upstairs room were uplifting. We enjoyed the morning and evening soundtrack from the peaceful garden. Breakfasts outside were a delight - on our mainly sunny days. A wonderful holiday for us.

Reviewed by Derek 27th November 2021

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Visited 3-4 times over several years. Quaint rural cottage In Boot dating back centuries. Has all modern facilities and now including fairly good Wifi ( about 50mbps). No phone and can't get a mobile signal in the valley. Public phone near property. TV has ports for PC/ memory stick connections plus a large range of freeview channels . This is an oRead moreld property and won't suit everyone- low ceilings, creaky floorboards etc. Quite cut off in this little hamlet but has 2 pubs/hotel. Free coal/wood. Hide

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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.

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