A very warm welcome to Scale End, a luxurious cottage for up to six people in beautiful Eskdale. Refurbished to a very high standard, with three lovely bedrooms and boasting glorious views it makes the ideal base to explore this much-loved valley. The owners have used a mixture of elegant decor, sumptuous furnishings and high spec appliances to make this characterful rural idyll into an indulgent modern cottage. If this weren't enough to tempt you then it also overlooks the wonderful narrow gauge steam railway known as the La'al Ratty which winds its way up the valley. Why not pour yourself a glass of something refreshing, sit on the raised terrace on a sunny afternoon and wave at the trains as they go by? Marvellous.
The Eskdale Valley is one of the most unspoilt areas in the National Park, from here you can make the most of some wonderful walking and cycling opportunities. Take the Ratty steam engine to the foot of the fells at Boot or to the nearby coast at Ravenglass or just relax and enjoy the wonderful views in the valley that Wainwright described as “One of Lakeland’s loveliest”. It’s a place of hidden treasures with crystal clear rivers, dramatic waterfalls and even a Japanese garden lovingly restored from its Victorian heyday. There are also five excellent pubs serving local ales and home-cooked food for you to sample from.
If you'd like to explore slightly further afield, you could pop to Muncaster Castle, just over five miles away. This award winning visitor attraction has a rich and spooky history to investigate as well as glorious grounds and bird of prey displays. The village of Ravenglass is just beyond Muncaster, it's the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park and it has a charming bygone era feeling. There's Roman history to explore in the form of a well preserved bathhouse and a railway museum for an interesting rainy day visit. If you've come armed with golf clubs, Muncaster has a delightful parkland course while Seascale, eight miles away, boasts a renowned links to challenge you.
(Please note that, due to the nature of the garden layout, Scale End is not suitable for children under 18 years).