Mite Villa holiday cottage is a lovely, recently renovated and refurbished, detached cottage in Miterdale, one of the prettiest and least visited valleys in the Lake District. Overlooking the River Mite, this comfortable cottage offers self catering accommodation for up to four people and is ideal for couples and families with a beautiful private terrace overlooking its own enclosed private children's playground. The owners offer flexible short breaks - please call the office for more details.
There will be a welcome pack of tea/coffee and milk at the cottage for the adults and, if there are children coming, a children's pack containing (according to their age) a selection of DVD's/ books/toys etc will be provided. Miterdale, the writer Arthur Ransome’s ‘hidden valley’, has magnificent views of Scafell, England’s highest mountain, and branches off from the quiet village of Eskdale, which lies along the valley floor of the River Esk.
There are many walks from the front door of Mite Villa holiday cottage – along the valley bottom which is fairly flat, or up into the fells and mountains. A favourite walk is over the fells, dropping down into the neighbouring Wasdale valley, with the Wasdale Head Inn at the end of the walk. Wasdale is a valley of extremes with England’s highest mountain (Scafell), smallest church (St Olaf’s), deepest lake (Wastwater) and biggest liar competition (held annually at the Santon Bridge Inn).
Eskdale is also a wonderful starting point for hundreds of walks. The river has natural pools for swimming and is a popular place for canoeing and fishing. The famous Ravenglass & Eskdale Miniature Railway runs along the valley, its steam trains making the leisurely seven-mile journey down to the sea.
There are five pubs in Eskdale, all welcoming children and serving real ales and a wide choice of good food. The nearest pub to Mite Villa is the Bower House Inn and it will take you about ten minutes to walk there along quiet roads. The village shop is a half hour walk away, sells a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, alcohol and newspapers. There is some reception for mobile phones on the Orange network.