Poppy Cottage (Ennerdale) accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Living room
Dining room

First Floor

King-size bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bedroom with a set of bunk beds (These are full-sized, but best suited to smaller adults and children)
Family bathroom

Second Floor

Attic room (accessed via the twin bedroom). Please be aware that this space has limited head height and it is not recommended for young children to use this space unsupervised.


Small front garden
Rear yard and log store, gate to rear garden which adjoins the river

Parking Info

You can park in front of the cottage - it's on-street parking and not designated but tends to just be used by this small terrace (of about 3 cottages). There is plenty of other on-street parking in the village nearby.

Other Info
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
The house is heated by oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking

There is a provisional supply of fuel for the fire provided between November and May. This should been enough for 1 or 2 nights of using the fire. Further fuel can be bought at most of the fuel stations and supermarkets across Cumbria

General Description

Poppy Cottage is a charming and characterful 1850s cottage sleeps up to six guests across three bedrooms and is located in the peaceful village of Ennerdale Bridge.

Entering the cottage via the front, you will pass underneath an original Victorian patterned glass pane; this charming character is continued throughout the cottage with well-worn flagstones in the hall, original polished pine floorboards, pine doors, panelling and beams. The dining room (seating six) is located on the left next to the galley kitchen.

The kitchen contains an electric oven and four-ring electric hob, microwave, dishwasher and separate under-counter fridge and freezer. Step back into the hallway and a door under the staircase reveals a small utility area containing a useful washing machine.

The living room is the largest room in the cottage, with windows to both the front and rear. This room features sofas to seat nine people (so more than enough room for six guests), a Smart TV - don't forget your Netflix login, DVD player and DVDs, board games and a lovely wood burning stove with a provisional supply of fuel between November and May. Perfect for cosy nights in.

The three bedrooms and family bathroom are located on the first floor. The master bedroom features a king-size iron-framed bed and wardrobe with views to the mountains beyond; the second room has a set of adult-sized bunk beds and chest of drawers with views over the front garden, River Ehen and on to the village; while the third room contains twin beds, a wardrobe and chest of drawers and access to the 'secret' playroom in the loft. This is a fantastic space which older children will surely love to commandeer - although we recommend that younger children are supervised at all times due to the steep stairs, Velux windows and low ceilings.

The bathroom contains a traditional roll top bath, walk-in shower, WC, airing cupboard and wash basin.

Outside, there is a small lawned front garden and a small bricked yard to the rear, where there is a small garden table and chairs and a log store. Beyond this yard is a further rear garden. This lawned garden area is next to the river so care is advised, especially with young children. Parking for one or two cars is available on-street directly outside the cottage.