Set in the picturesque village of Eskdale, Rigg Cottage is a lovely holiday cottage providing self catering accommodation for 5 people. Handy for both the pub and the village shop, there are also hundreds of walks right from the front door either on the fells or along the banks of the River Esk, which flows from Scafell at the top of the valley down to the estuary at Ravenglass, an old fishing village complete with a ruined Roman bath-house.
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 - Irton Road station is just five mins walk from Rigg Cottage.
There are five Pubs in Eskdale (the Bower House Inn is just a five minute walk away), all welcoming children and serving real ales and a wide choice of good food. The village shop is just a ten minute walk away and sells a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go, alcohol and newspapers. There is some reception for mobile phones on the Orange network.