Irt Valley View
Offering beautiful accommodation, Irt Valley View is surrounded by magnificent Cumbrian countryside with some of the Lake District’s best walks. Beautifully furnished throughout, here is a cottage that is light and spacious with thoughtful touches and a homely feel. The cottage benefits from having 8.5 acres of private woodland, leading down to the River Irt, for you to explore and enjoy. Deep in the woodland is the site of the 'Virgin Mary Well' the origins and history of which are still shrouded in the mystery! The property is situated in a beautiful valley with much mature woodland and is surrounded by wildlife. There are many species of bird, also rabbits, deer and even the occasional rare red squirrel! The cottage is also home to a colony of rare bats, a protected species, and on Summer evenings at dusk, the bats can be viewed leaving their roost and flying off to begin their nightly foraging for insects.
Wastwater is your nearest lake, a 15 minute drive, it was voted Britain’s Favourite View by ITV viewers in 2007. This is a peaceful valley and a good starting point to climb Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain. The stars at night here are amazing.
There is plenty to do nearby – the Ravenglass & Eskdale steam railway is a firm favourite; Muncaster Castle is less than 10 mins away and holds a variety of events throughout the year; the coastal sunsets at Drigg are lovely and there are a variety of pubs in the area serving good food and local ales.