Tucked away in the tranquil village of Ravenglass is Whent Cottage, a traditional terraced cottage offering great value self-catering accommodation for four. Ravenglass is a quiet haven of a place a charming feeling of stepping back in time. Cosy and functional with two comfy bedrooms, Whent Cottage is nestled right in the heart of the village and makes a great budget base for a couple or small family to make the most of this lovely area. Its easy access to the train station also makes it a great option for short breaks.
Ravenglass is the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park. It's a unique little place with a rich seam of history running through it and a gentle, bygone era and atmosphere. More than 2000 years ago it was an important port supplying the inland forts and evidence of this heritage is just a short walk from the cottage in the form of a well-preserved Roman bathhouse. Now it's more famous as being the starting point for the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway, locally known as the La'al Ratty; a wonderful narrow-gauge steam railway which winds its way from the coast up to the foot of the mighty fells at Boot. The village also boasts several eateries offering locally sourced food and real ales as well as a cafe and playground at the Ratty station. Historic Muncaster Castle is just outside the village, this popular attraction makes a great day out with plenty to interest young and old alike.
The stunning valleys of Wasdale and Eskdale are nearby with a world of fell walking to be enjoyed from the mighty Scafells, the highest mountains in England, to lower level peaks such as Irton Pike and Muncaster Fell that all the family can enjoy. In fact, visitors to Whent Cottage can walk up Muncaster Fell from the door, why not pack a picnic and head up there to make the most of the glorious coastal and mountain panorama? The coastline is also a natural treasure trove with dunes to explore and a wealth of visiting birdlife.