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Wastwater Cottage

Eskdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972617)

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  • Sleeps

    7

  • Bedrooms

    4

  • Bathrooms

    3

  • Pets

    No

Reviews

    • “Perfect location set in minute village next to old water mill and near pubs, store and Eskdale steam railway. Ample gardens are flanked by a river and come with seating and bbq. One of a well furnished and tastefully decorated enclave of traditional stone dwellings giving peace and adequate privacy. Maintenance and housekeeping on hand and provided by two very helpful and charming individuals. All good and worth a second visit soon!”

    Mr Windsor, Maldon, September 2018

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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The Property

With 2 ground floor bedrooms and a shower room this large family cottage is ideal for families with elderly relatives or a group of friends where some may have difficulties with stairs. The cottage has an abundance of beams, a baby grand piano and is furnished and equipped to a high standard. 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 7 traditional, 500 year old, Grade II listed cottages sleeping from 2 to 10 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 2 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 2 ground floor bedrooms and a 30 foot lounge this cottage is perfect for the extended family holiday where the elderly or those who have difficulty with stairs will appreciate everything on one level. It has gas central heating and comprises:

Accommodation

Sleeps 7 adults in 4 bedrooms: 2 x king-size doubles (ground floor), one with en-suite wet room with wash basin and WC, 1 x twin bedroom, 1 x single bedroom with pull out full size captain's bed and child's cot and en-suite bathroom with basin and WC, ground floor shower room with basin and WC. 30 foot living/dining room. Kitchen.

Amenities

  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, TV, WiFi
  • Gas and electricity included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared use of paddock with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop (summertime only) and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Working mill 10 minutes

Regional Information

ESKDALE VALLEY Eskdale is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Lake District, often referred to by the locals as ‘True Lake District’. Situated in the quieter side of the National Park, it has a peaceful tranquillity that makes it especially appealing to those who want to avoid the crowds. The nearby village of Eskdale Green consists of a scattering of cottages, some farm dwellings and a number of outstanding traditional English pubs serving real ales and 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas