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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Idyllic village location with two welcoming Inns serving good food and real ales. Mountains all around and fantastic walks from the doorstep.
English Tourism Council's 4 star standard. 400 year old grade II listed barn conversion with a plethora of oak beams and exposed stonework.
We are now offering both weekly bookings and selected short breaks throughout the year on Scafell Cottage.
Please note our availability on both our own website and Holiday Lettings is always 100% up to date.
Fully inclusive prices: all linen, towels, tea towels, gas, electricity, cleaning and washing up materials provided.
Welcome tray with tea, coffee, homemade biscuits and fresh milk in the fridge.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Seascale 12 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 170 km, Nearest railway: Dalegarth 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Ground floor: spacious, open-plan and light with a 24ft sitting room, feature fireplace and log effect fire. Farmhouse style oak kitchen with adjacent dining area - perfect to sit at and chat with the chefs! Family bathroom, double bedroom with ensuite shower room.
First floor: master bedroom with sitting area and ensuite bathroom, triple bedroom with three single beds, attractive galleried twin bedroom entered through a door from the landing. Please note there are full height curtains which can be drawn across the balustrade to maintain privacy when required.
|Further details outdoors|
Shared paddock and riverside picnic spot with glorious fell views.
Please note our availability on both our own website and Holiday Lettings is always 100% up to date.
Please note, the short break prices quoted on Holiday Lettings are a "From" price and the nigtly rate quoted is the nightly rate if you book a week in low season. Short break prices are not pro rata on the weekly price, they also vary from month to month and season to season. Please see our selectcottages.com website for all the short break prices, more information and photos, latest news and safe and secure online bookings.
Or contact owner directly by email or by phone 07739 905 600.
About this location
The Lake District
Historic Market Towns of Cockermouth, Keswick and Ulverston. The latter has lovely cobbled streets, lots of festivals, the award winning Booths Supermarket and, being the home of Laurel and Hardy, has an interesting museum in their memory .
Georgian Whitehaven with its many beautiful buildings and historic port which hosts a biennial tall ships maritime festival.
The Rum Story in Whitehaven is a fascinating educational exhibition and is just as much an insight into the cruelty of the Slave Trade and atrocious living conditions both on board ships and in the colonies in the 1700's, as it is about the story of Rum. It is in my opinion a must for any GCSE or A Level History students.
Also worth visiting are the pretty village of Cartmel with its beautiful Priory and smallest Race Course in England, or the city of Carlisle with its Castle, Cathedral and Race Course.
Country Houses, Castles, Cottages and Gardens: Cumbria has these in abundance. Just to mention a few, there is Holker Hall - a large country house with superb gardens, deer park and car museum. Levens Hall - an Elizabethan Manor House with some of the best topiary in England. Sizergh Castle - a small but traditional castle with battlements and banqueting hall. Brantwood - former home of John Ruskin in a quite outstanding location on the shores of Lake Coniston. Wordsworth's Dove Cottage and Museum - the list goes on .
Beautiful Sandy Beaches: The nearest beach to Boot is only a 20 minute drive and West Cumbria has many vast sweeping beaches. Visit the sandy beaches at Drigg with its shipwreck, Seascale and Haverigg or the pebbles and cliffs at St Bees where the bird sanctuary is home to puffins and other seabirds.
Cruises on the Lakes: There are many options to go for a lake cruise or to hire motor boats, rowing boats and other craft on Ullswater, Windermere, Derwent Water and Coniston Water. Our favourite is taking the 100 year old Gondola steam yacht across Coniston Water to Brantwood, John Ruskin's former home.
Favourite Drives: We are in the process of compiling details of our favourite drives and hope to have these in the cottages in the near future eg, discover the secrets of the Duddon Valley, Broughton in Furness and Corney Fell or take a circular trip taking in 8 Lakes and 3 mountains passes! Just ask us for some tips on where to go and we will do our best to recommend something to suit your tastes.
Other Attractions: We have visited and can recommend Gosforth Pottery, Florence Mine near Egremont (interesting underground tours of a former iron ore mine), the Lakeland Sheep and Wool Centre near Cockermouth, the Cumberland Toy and Model Museum in Cockermouth, the Lake District Coast Aquarium at Maryport and the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, voted Lake District's top visitor attraction in 2005 near Dalton in Furness.
Bridge End Farm Cottages have colourful and well maintained gardens with wonderful views. The cottages are tucked away in a secluded location within the picturesque and historic village of Boot.
Boot has a fantastic setting in the valley of Eskdale eloquently described by the famous Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright:
"Eskdale, one of the loveliest of Lakeland's valleys, descends from the highest and wildest mountains in the district to the sands of Ravenglass in a swift transition from grandeur to beauty... It is a place of many delights, the finest of all valleys for those whose special joy is to travel on foot and a paradise for artists."
This is the heart of the Lake District National Park with the highest, deepest, steepest, and oldest! Within walking distance are Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, dramatic Wastwater, its deepest lake, Hardknott Pass, its steepest road and Boot Mill, its oldest working water mill. It is a very special area for walkers with many of the finest walks in England on the doorstep - see section on website on Walking.
Boot Village - Bridge End Farm Cottages are in the village of Boot. It is one of the Lake District's "scenic hamlets", nestling beneath mighty Scafell and despite having only some 20 to 30 residents boasts a church, post office, craft shop, corn mill museum and two traditional Inns. The village is secluded but not isolated.
Our 2 village pubs, The Boot Inn (formerly The Burnmoor) and Brook House Inn are only 50 yards and 150 yards away and there are a further 3 pubs in the valley - The Woolpack, King George IV and Bower House. They are all within a pleasant walk or 5 minutes drive of Boot and serve good food and Cumberland Ales. Imagine returning from a long day on the fells to a well-earned pint of real ale and hearty meal in front of a roaring log fire on a crisp winter evening or in the beer garden on a balmy summer evening!
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4 Dec 2014
"Lovely place to stay owner very helpful"
Stayed in this cottage with 10 other friends,very clean,some nice little touches with tea on arrival.Owner very accommodating with our requirements. Situated in perfect location for fells, even walkin… More
11 May 2014
"Beautiful, well equipped cottage but not suitable for small children"
Just returned from a week in Scafell cottage, 5 adults and a 20 month old. Firstly, the cottage was lovely, well equipped and cosy, the horlicks and hot chocolate sachets were a lovely bonus. Everythi… More
24 Sep 2012
"great location, great cottage"
The cottage was well equipped , it had everything we needed including a b-b-q and fuel. There is a free to use laundry area including laundry tablets. It was spotlessly clean and it was a good size fo… More
21 Nov 2011
My family and I stayed at Scafell Cottage for the third time (the first being about three years ago and again last year). We return here because the cottage is fabulously placed for all our needs. It was welcoming and warm and after a day on the fells it is lovely to come into a cosy atmosphere. The whole stay (and previous stays) has been so delightful. The garden outside (with a barbecue) is great for young children to play in and all the rooms are cosy and two of the them en-suite and very suitable for families with babies and young children. The other two twin and triple rooms are very very well equipped with a separate bathroom. There are three good pubs locally in and around the village, i.e. Boot Inn, The Woolpack, The George !V and a nice restaurant called Brook House. It is convenient for Muncaster Castle which is a super place to take children (especially on the little Rattay Railway which runs from Boot itself). You don't even need to take the car out as there are so many good walks around and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. The staff (i.e. Housekeeper and Caretaker were exceedingly nice and helpful too).I wholly recommend Scafell Cottage.
18 Aug 2011
"Great location, lovely village, comfortable cottage."
We stayed in Scafell with a large group of both friends and family, and the weather was glorious! After a day's walking on the fells we enjoyed a barbeque dinner most evenings in the lovely garde… More
7 Aug 2011
"Perfect family holiday in the perfect location"
Just come back from a superb 10 day holiday at Scafell Cottage.
The house was perfectly equipped and we were met by the owner who proceeded to take an hour out to show us the best walks, fishing and things to do with the kids.
The property is comfortably furnished (would have loved a bigger double bed and a real fire but they were the only minor gripes!) and led out to a large open plan garden which is shared with the other 3 cottages and lead down to a stream where our kids (boys aged 4, 9 and 12) spent many a happy hour.
The cottage leads out onto several walks direct from the doorstep as well as easy hopping (between 50m and 200m) distance to 2 great pubs with another 2 superb ones less than a mile away.
It's close to Wast Water which is at the bottom of the magnificent Scafell Peek which we climbed one day (allow 5 hours with kids and not under 7!) Wast Water itself is one of the less touristy lakes and is stunning.
All in all couldn't recommend both the property and area enough and can't wait to go back.
14 Jul 2011
"Scafell Cottage for a Perfect Holiday"
A beautiful cottage in a perfect setting with everything you could need supplied and spotlessly clean. Scafell was absolutely perfect for our family of 9 and we all felt so at home there. It was comfortable, cosy and homely. The teenagers were initially aghast to find there was no signal for their iphones etc but were so happily occupied cycling, walking and yes they were even swimming up at the pool by the Mill, that the phones were soon forgotten about and we had more conversation with them than we have had for ages! Ann and Bob the caretakers are lovely people and so helpful.
Boot is the perfect location for walking, cycling or just lazing about by the river. Local food was first class.
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