Whillanside is a cosy and comfortable cottage with a remarkable grade 2 listed interior with dark wooden beams, wonky walls and an original cast iron fireplace at its heart. There is a lovely enclosed garden (perfect for children) with stunning views of the Lakeland Fells.
Whillanside is an ideal retreat for walkers and visitors looking to get away from it all; there are hundreds of walks right from the door of the cottage, either up onto the highest fells in the Lake District or along the banks of the River Esk, which flows from Scafell at the top of the valley down to the estuary at Ravenglass.
The famous Ravenglass & Eskdale Miniature Railway is ten minutes walk from the cottage and its steam trains make their way leisurely from Boot along the valley on their seven mile journey down to the sea.
There are five pubs in the valley – the Boot Inn and the Brook House Inn are just a few minutes walk away from the cottage - both welcome children and serve real ales and a wide choice of good food.
Eskdale village shop, Eskdale Stores, sells a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go, alcohol and newspapers. The Post Office at Boot also sells a variety of goods including home-made sandwiches.