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Wood Bank

Eskdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
3 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Log Cabin / Lodge
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy log cabin with wood burner set in a peaceful orchard with outdoor seating
  • Shared use of a games room, playground and pond with rafts
  • Wonderful riverside and fell walks from the doorstep and a local pub just 0.5 miles away
Property code: SZ567

Escape to this woodland retreat with family, friends and a canine companion, surrounded by picturesque countryside in the unspoilt Eskdale Valley.

This characterful holiday home in set in a lovely orchard with two other lodges and a small cottage. The orchard is lovely and open with out door seating area catching lots of sun.

The lodge also has shared use of the pond with rafts, games room with pool and table tennis and playground with slide, swings and seesaw. This makes the cottage perfect for families and is a fantastic base for exploring what the Lake District has to offer.

There are hundreds of walks from the door from shorter walks down the beautiful river Esk or up the fell to Blea Tarn to hiking up Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain.

There are also five family friendly pubs in the valley, all of which serve food for those occassions when you don't want to cook!

Please note that the electricity at the property is on £1 coin-op meter at 9p per unit.

From the veranda the front door opens to a lovely light open plan sitting room with dining and kitchen area. The sitting room has comfy sofas and Freeview Sky TV and a newly installed wood burner.

The kitchen is fully fitted with combination microwave oven, dishwasher, four ring hob, fridge and all the usual utensils and crockery.

There are three bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with twin beds and one with a set of adult sized bunks.

The bathroom has WC, wash basin and bath/shower. Heating is by electricity, with coal effect fire in the lounge and panel heaters throughout, which keeps the lodge warm whatever the season.

There is a laundry, games room with pool and table tennis and playground with swings, slide and seesaw. These are shared with two other lodges and a small cottage. The laundry has a washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board, freezer and a payphone.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin and 1 bunk bedroom with adult-sized beds
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Combination microwave oven, dishwasher, hobs and fridge
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and pay phone in shared laundry room
  • Wood burner with initial fuel supply included
  • Sky TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Towels not provided
  • Veranda with seating and picnic bench on shared lawn area
  • Shared games room, play area and pond
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Electricity on a coin-operated meter at 9p per unit
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


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Wonderful place


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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