The Old Post Office


£270 - £560

2 / 3
Pets Allowed?:
Fire type:
open fire
Nearest Pub:
15 mins walk

Welcome to The Old Post Office, a wonderfully comfortable base for up to three people in the charming village of Eskdale. Forming the lower part of a large Victorian house, the apartment makes a romantic bolthole for two or an ideal space for a small family to branch out explore this tranquil area. Tucked down a small lane it's blessed with period features such as an open fire for cosy evenings in, a lovely enclosed garden and fell views. It even has two much-loved local pubs within a 10 minute walk from the door.

Eskdale is a magical valley with an atmosphere all of its own. With access to the highest fells at the head of the valley as well as gorgeous lowland walks, it offers a world of outdoor opportunities. Secure bike storage is available at the property so you can bring the bikes and make use of the miles of bridleways and iconic mountain passes. A trip on the La'al Ratty, a narrow gauge steam railway running from the coast to the fells at Boot, is an absolute must. Sitting out in The Old Post Office's garden you'll be able to hear the whistles of these marvellous heritage locomotives passing nearby. Why not pop down to Eskdale Green station and catch the train to Dalegarth? You can treat yourself to a scone at their cafe then wander home via the Eskdale Trail. The crystal clear River Esk has an abundance of pools for wild swimming and great places for a picnic and a paddle too.

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. Whether you'd like to fill your trip with activity, enjoy the food and drink on offer at one of the five pubs in the valley or just relax and curl up by the fire in a warm and welcoming apartment then The Old Post Office makes an ideal base.