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The Farmhouse

Eskdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972618)

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  • Off road parking
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  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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The Property

This five star luxury farmhouse is the perfect base for families to enjoy a relaxed holiday at any time of year. Dating back 500 years the farmhouse has retained many original features including a feature Court cupboard, beams and original flagstone floors.
Surrounded by the Cumbrian mountains, the highest peaks in England and in the heart of the Lake District National Park the Eskdale Valley has stunning scenery in a most peaceful, almost hidden part of the Lakes. Eskdale was described by Sir Alfred Wainwright as "the loveliest of all Lakeland valleys". The valley offers many attractions for visitors with the sandy beaches to the west and Langdale and Grasmere are easily reached with a trip over Wrynose and Hard Knott Pass to the east. Taking a journey on the famous Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway is a must, chugging through spectacular vistas where you can stop off at various stations before reaching the sea where the River Esk finishes its journey in the fishing village of Ravenglass. For those who enjoy a round of golf, Eskdale Golf Course has some of the most challenging holes against a most stunning backdrop. Muncaster Castle and Gardens with their huge collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, is a pleasurable visit with plenty for all to enjoy at any time of year.
Eskdale Cottages consist of seven traditional, 500 year old, Grade II listed cottages sleeping from two to ten people in a hidden gem of the quieter Western Lakes, tucked beside the historic 17th Century Packhorse bridge in the village of Boot which has two friendly village pubs serving mouth watering locally sourced food and local ales and a small village shop open during the summer months only, all within 150 yards. The cottages are furnished and equipped to a high standard which effortlessly combine traditional features including beams and exposed stone walls with contemporary furnishings to provide a base for couples to enjoy a romantic getaway or for families or a group looking for something that little bit special or to celebrate in style. At the end of the lane is England's oldest working mill, Boot Mill, which is now a museum, England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, is within walking distance as are a number of river, woodland and meadow walks. Wastwater voted Britain's Best View and the sandy beaches of the Solway coast are within a short drive.
With original flagstone floors, beamed ceilings, beautiful pink granite and Queen Mary Court cupboard and wood burning stove gives you the feeling of stepping back in time when you enter this luxurious 500 year old Elizabethan Farmhouse. The cottage has gas central heating and comprises:

Beamed lounge with oak panelling, comfy seating, TV, wood burning stove and court cupboard.
Dining room with oak panelling and dining table to seat everyone.
Kitchen with gas oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Utility/boot room with washing machine.

First floor: Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
Double bedroom with king size bed
Two twin bedrooms.
Family bathroom with claw foot bath, separate shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

All gas, electric, bed linen, towels and logs provided.
Private parking for 3 cars.
Private walled garden with garden furniture.


Four bedrooms: 2 x doubles with king size beds, one of them en-suite with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x twin. Family bathroom with freestanding bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility room. Dining room. Sitting room.


  • Gas central heating and log burning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Walled garden with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub and shop 2 mins walk (shop in holiday season only)
  • Note: max 8 adults.

Regional Information

ESKDALE GREEN Coniston 10 miles. The small village of Eskdale Green sits amongst beautiful Lakeland countryside and consists of a scattering of cottages, some farm dwellings and a number of outstanding traditional English pubs serving good food. An area relatively unknown to many Lakeland visitors, this great location boasts a skyline dominated by the towering peaks of Scafell - England's highest peak, as well as Great Gable, Hard Knott, Harter Fell and Muncaster Fell, whilst the nearby stunning valleys of Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale and Dunnerdale provide breathtaking and ever-changing scenery to be enjoyed throughout the year. The valley is notable as being one of few major valleys in the Lake District not to have its own lake, although several tarns are perched above the valley sides. Local attractions include Muncaster Castle, the World Owl Centre and the Ravenglass to Eskdale miniature railway, one of the most beautiful train journeys imaginable. With both beautiful Wastwater - the deepest lake in the country and St Olaf's - the smallest church, amongst the many well known landmarks in this awe inspiring and beautiful area also within easy reach, this stunning location will have visitors returning time and time again.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas