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Eskdale, Lake District
Visit England Gold Award
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Historic cottage in the Lake District National Park and World Heritage Site
  • Explore the surrounding Eskdale Valley
  • Discover the Japanese Gardens at Giggle Alley Wood (0.5 miles)
Property code: SZ577

Set in pretty Eskdale Green village, this charming stone cottage sleeps five guests across three beautiful bedrooms and is packed with character and period features.

This beautiful holiday home is a traditional Lakeland cottage dating back to the 1600s. It is full of charming original character including a cast iron range, wooden beams, a dresser with a date inscription and original floorboards as well as the original low doors and stairs. The cottage has three bedrooms to sleep five people and has two bathrooms. There is a separate sitting room with an open fire and a dining room with woodburning stove.

Eskdale is a tranquil valley that is relatively untouched by modern development. The valley has a peaceful air and beautiful scenery as far as the eye can see. One of the best ways to see the valley is by the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway known affectionately as La'al Ratty. The railway operates between Dalegarth at Boot and Ravenglass on the coast. The 7 mile route passes through some of the most beautiful scenery in the valley and has several stops for you to hop off and enjoy a walk.

There are five pubs in the valley all of which are family friendly and serve good menus and local ales. Eskdale is the perfect location for a peaceful Lake District holiday with walks for all abilities.

The front door leads into a characterful tiled and beamed hallway. The property dates from the 1600s and has many original features. Off the hallway is a sitting room with an original dresser. There is a functional cast iron range for a cosy open fire. Further characterful features include beams and a window seat. There is comfortable seating, a TV plus games, jigsaws and books.

There is a separate dining room with a large pine dining table and chairs, wood burner and large antique chest.

The kitchen has a Belfast sink, fan assisted electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, and traditional walk in larder. Off the kitchen there is a conservatory that houses the washing machine. The conservatory room has rattan furniture and is lovely for sitting and watching the birds feeding in the garden.

There is a ground floor bathroom with a free standing bath, wash basin and electric towel rail.

Stairs from the hallway lead to the first floor bedrooms. The master bedroom features a four poster double bed, sofa, feature fireplace (not in use), original wooden floors and antique wardrobes. There is a further double bedroom and a single bedroom.

On this floor there is a shower room with a corner shower, WC, heated towel rail and a wash basin.

Outside there is a lovely secluded cottage garden with lawns and shrubs on various levels. There is a sheltered patio area with table, chairs. At the end of the garden is a wooden shed utilised as a children's den/playroom and is well equipped with toys. The gravelled parking area for up to three cars is to the front of the cottage.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 family bathroom with a shower and WC; 1 family bathroom with a free-standing bath and WC
  • Kitchen - Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, walk-in larder
  • Conservatory/Utility - Washing machine
  • Open fire - Initial supply of logs included
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed cottage-style garden with a dining patio and garden furniture
  • Children’s den/playhouse in the garden
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking is available for three cars at the front of the cottage
  • Shop 4.5 miles, Pub 1 mile
  • Note: the garden has some steps and level changes. The interiors have low doors and ceilings with some sloping areas in keeping with the cottages historic character
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Christine 25th April 2022

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Reviewed by Paula 14th February 2022

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An idyllic cottage, just perfect. We stayed at Yattus in February as a family of four and fell in love from the moment we walked through the door. So much character and brimming with period features, lots of lovely ornaments and treasures but all neatly in their place, fitting in perfectly. I don't know how anyone can describe these items as clutteRead morer! The cottage has a really lovely garden which you can't see from the photos. The surrounding area is also lovely. can't recommend highly enough Hide

Reviewed by Sally 4th December 2021

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Our second visit to Yattus. We love the cosy cottage as it retains a genuine period cottage charm. The open living room fire is the focal point of the property for us with the comfortable leather chairs and low lighting. Never ran out of anything to watch on the fire!! The property is architecturally interesting from all angles and enhanced by the Read morecompact multiple split level gardens. Perfect location for immersing ones self in the expanse of tranquil natural beauty. In a nutshell sublime Hide

Reviewed by Hugh 6th November 2021

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Great location in Eskdale in a lovely old house which is beautifully restored. We had a great stay getting out in the western fells with 2 of our grown up children and enjoying the early evenings in the house catching up in the dining room and by the fire

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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.

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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