Cragg Cottage


£345 - £1115

Pets Allowed?:
Fire type:
open fire
Nearest Pub:
3 miles

Sitting in a beautiful elevated position midway between Eskdale and Ravenglass lies Cragg Cottage. This welcoming traditional farmhouse cottage sleeps up to six people in three well-appointed bedrooms and boasts comfortable socialising spaces, glorious views and a real sense of tranquility. Formerly the home of noted fishing author and broadcaster, Hugh Falkus, Cragg Cottage has countryside history woven through it. Period features such as exposed beams, an open fire and a handsome Aga sit alongside local books and artwork to give the feeling of a much-loved family home. The tiny Birkby Road follows the River Esk between the coast near Ravenglass and the wonderful Eskdale Valley. Cragg Cottage sits midway along this quiet road revelling in it's quiet seclusion, guests are perfectly placed here to enjoy both places.

Ravenglass is a truly special little village with a rich seam of history running through it and a gentle atmosphere all of its own. Evidence of its Roman heritage is worth visiting in the form of a well-preserved Roman bathhouse. It's famous these days as being the starting point for the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway, locally known as the La'al Ratty; a wonderful narrow gauge steam railway which winds its way from the coast up to the foot of the mighty fells at Boot. The village also boasts several eateries offering locally sourced food and real ales as well as a cafe and playground at the Ratty station. Between the coast and the cottage is Muncaster Castle; a historic (and legend has it, haunted) gem with beautiful grounds, bird of prey displays and events going on throughout the year.

If you'd like to get out and about in the fells you could scarcely be better placed than in the Eskdale valley. With access to England's highest mountains at the head of the valley and many more low level strolls to be had it really does have walking to suit all abilities. Quiet roads, iconic mountain passes and fantastic bridleways offer cycling to please everyone too. For a quiet valley away from the Lakeland's busier tourist hubs it nonetheless boasts five good pubs with great home-cooked food and a staggering choice of real ales, whiskeys and gins! The River Esk is a wild swimmers paradise with some gorgeous clear pools, but if that doesn't appeal then you could always find a quiet spot for a picnic or a paddle along the Eskdale Trail. For the golfers among you there's even a lovely parkland course directly across the valley from the cottage. Alternatively, you could just spend your break enjoying the peace and beauty of Cragg Cottage's marvellous situation.