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Stanley Ghyll Cottage

Eskdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972613)

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The Property

This former 500 year old former bothy now provides cosy accommodation for a romantic break away at any time of year in a quieter part of the Western Lake District. With exposed stone walls and beams the cottage has its own private garden and is equipped to cater for all your needs.
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 Englands oldest working mill, Boot Mill, which is now a museum, Englands highest mountain, Scafell Pike, is within walking distance as are a number of river, woodland and meadow walks. Wastwater voted Britains Best View and the sandy beaches of the Solway coast are within a short drive.
The detached cottage was the former bothy and is named after the waterfall of the same name within walking distance of the cottage.
The cottage has gas central heating throughout and comprises:

Open plan kitchen/dining area with gas oven and hob, fridge and microwave.
Bedroom with exposed stone walls, beamed ceiling, king size bed with luxurious en-suite shower room with large walk in shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

First floor : Lounge/snug with flat screen TV and fell views.

All gas, electric, bed linen and towels provided.
Private parking for 1 car.
The cottage has a peaceful walled garden right next to it, with marvelous fell views with garden furniture and BBQ.


Over 2 floors. One bedroom: 1 x ground floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC. kitchen and dining area. First-floor sitting room with TV.


  • Gas central heating
  • gas oven and hob, fridge and microwave
  • Flat screen TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Private walled garden with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Shop and pub 3 minutes’ walk
  • Sleeps 2.

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