Esp Hall accommodation summary
King bedroom with en suite shower room (this is a zip and link bed and can be made into 2x 2ft6" single beds)
Twin bedroom (these can be put together to create a super-king bed)
King Bedroom with en suite shower room (this is a zip and link bed and can be made into 2x 2ft6" single beds)
Family bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower enclosure
Bunk Room - this is on the half landing. Please let us know if you would like this room made up at the time of booking.
Enclosed patio, with table & chairs (stored away in winter months).
Garden and private orchard.
Outside tap for washing dogs, boots & bikes.
There is parking for three cars. Please drive on to the track and do not drive on the field.Other Info
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
Towels will be provided
The house is heated by oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £200. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
The cottage can accommodate up to 8 people. The bunk room is ideal for children or accommodating adults.
Please note if you are bringing a dog they must be well behaved, fully house trained & not exceed 32kg in weightGeneral Description
Situated in the peaceful Duddon Valley, Esp Hall is a beautiful, newly refurbished, characterful cottage. Although retaining its traditional charm, it has been loaded with modern features to ensure you have a comfortable stay in this home from home. Sleeping up to eight people, in four bedrooms, the property is the ideal getaway for a group of friends or family.
Upon entering the cottage, you will find a quirky entrance and corridor space designed for storing coats and boots, which you’ll need for the adventures you will undertake around the valley. Follow the corridor and you will find a handy, utility area with downstairs WC, washing machine and space with racks for storing bikes – perfect for all the local trail rides.
From the entrance way you then enter the lounge which oozes character. Some of the beams in here date back to the 17th century, it’s even rumoured they many have come from ships in the Spanish Armada! With ample seating, whether it be in front of the open fire in the evening or drinking in the stunning views from the window seats you can’t help but feel content. If you ever get tired of the views, the cottage has plenty of amenities to enjoy including: board games, DVD player and large TV.
Moving into the large, open plan kitchen diner – if you’re a budding chef you couldn’t ask for more! The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could possibly need including: a large fridge/freezer, an integrated double oven, microwave, hob and quality fixtures and fittings throughout. The owners truly have an eye for detail and design and this is the perfect space for friends and family to gather around the large dining table to enjoy a meal and quality time together.
From the kitchen dining area, you then move into the bright, sunroom which is ideal for morning coffee - planning your day ahead or for enjoying the last of the evening sunrays. The sunroom leads onto a beautiful patio area where outdoor seating captures the tranquillity that Esp Hall has to offer its guests in the enclosed garden. If you want a true understanding of the setting you’re in, then head further into the garden where you’ll find a private orchard of fruit trees and some of the best views that the Duddon Valley has to offer.
Returning to the house, from the lounge, you head upstairs onto a half landing which hosts a small office area and a bunk bedroom which is an ideal bolt hole for children or accommodating adults.
From the half landing, move up onto another small set of stairs and this takes you onto the main landing where three bedrooms and a main bathroom are situated.
The first bedroom you come to has a king size bed that can be split into twins (2.6ft) and although only small, the room has a boutique feel with a delightful window seat to admire the views overlooking the Dunnerdale Fells. The bedroom also has a small shower en-suite.
The second bedroom is made up of two twin oak beds that can be connected together to make a super-king size bed. The room has real character with an exposed oak beam and again a beautiful view from the window. Across the corridor is the family bathroom with underfloor heating, a sumptuous cast iron roll top bath and separate large, shower enclosure.
Finally, you’ll reach the master bedroom with a king size bed that can be split into twins (2.6ft). The room is filled with light, from windows of both elevations and an authentic cast iron fireplace. The bedroom also has an en-suite shower room with underfloor heating.
Esp Hall is nothing short of beautiful both inside and out, the only issue you will have here… is having to leave!
Please note that there is a small loft conversion in the barn next to Esp Hall which the owners sometimes use if they come to do garden or cottage maintenance between bookings. It is separate to the cottage and they will ensure they don't disturb your stay.
Please note that the bridge at Seathwaite will be closed for repair July - September 2021, following our directions will ensure this closure does not affect your journey.