Scale End accommodation summary
Wet room and WC
Master bedroom with king size bed
Twin bedroom - This can be made into a Super King upon request
Dog shower room which can be storage for bikes
There is parking for a couple of cars at the cottage on the drive and a hardstanding at the bottom of the hill. The track is very rough, described by the park warden as footpath/bridleway although wide enough for vehicles. You have the option to park in the railway car park if you would prefer not to negotiate the track.Other Info
Towels will be provided
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £150. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
Please note: the hill up to the cottage is a steep, unmade road.General Description
Scale End is an elegantly refurbished cottage for six in a wonderful elevated location in Eskdale Green. With three beautiful bedrooms, comfortable socialising spaces and glorious views it makes a marvellously peaceful place for a family or small group to enjoy this wonderful valley. The owners have brought the cottage up to date with high spec appliances, comfortable furnishings, a subtle colour scheme and a practised eye for interior decor. Added to all of this, it overlooks the much-loved narrow gauge steam railway known as the La'al Ratty, which will enchant railway children of all ages.
On arrival at the property you first come to a glass porch which will give you your first taste of the stunning views from Scale End. Moving inside to the gorgeous stone flagged main hallway you'll find the elegant living room to the left. There's a deep comfortable sofa and two armchairs arranged around a wood burning stove and a Smart TV. A charming window seat offers panoramic views of Birker Fell and the valley floor as well as a place to wave at the passing steam engines.
Onward to the sociable open-plan kitchen and dining area. Designed to a very high standard, it's a paradise for foodies and a wonderful space to gather the family together for long post-dinner conversations about your Lakeland adventures. The stylish dining room has a large wood burning stove, a dining table for six and two armchairs arranged around French doors leading out onto a stunning elevated terrace. The modern kitchen is well equipped for cooks with a handsome "Everhot" range cooker with two ovens, two traditional range-style hobs and two induction hobs. There's a large fridge freezer with ice maker as well as a microwave, dishwasher and all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your stay. From the kitchen you can also access the walk-in larder with fruit and veg shelves as well as a spacious utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, ceiling airer and Belfast sink. There's also bags of space in here for your pooches and all your muddy boots and outdoor clobber. From here you access the downstairs shower room with WC and large wet room style mixer shower.
Moving upstairs you'll find the three characterful bedrooms all of which have decorative fireplaces and well-chosen decor. First to the light master bedroom which has a king-size bed, a distressed wood wardrobe and a dresser for storage. You'll love the wonderful view to the fells from its large window. The double bedroom has a gorgeous blue colour scheme, a view to the sloping garden at the rear of the house along with two dressers and hanging hooks for clothes storage. Lastly to the twin room (which can be made into a Super King upon request) has a classic french feel to its decor with a wardrobe and dresser for storage and that wonderful view to Birker Fell from its window. The amazing family bathroom is an absolute treat with a huge shower enclosure with mixer shower and drencher head and a stylish pebble wall detail as well as a dainty slipper bath with a wonderful view up the Eskdale Valley to Harter Fell. What a wonderful place to soak away tired fell walking muscles!
The outside space is no less lovely than the interior with a stunning elevated terrace leading out from the dining room, a sloping lawn and mature trees and shrubs giving year-round interest. With steam trains chuffing past below and glorious views it is absolutely the perfect place for indulging in a sunny morning cuppa or an evening glass of wine. To the rear of the house there is even a dog shower room for keeping the pooches clean after muddy walks, this also doubles up as a storage room for bikes (bring your own locks if you require them). There is also a gravelled parking area to the side of the house. (Due to the sloping nature of the garden and the drop from the stone terrace, Scale End is not suitable for children under 18.)