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Wastwater Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Idyllic location in the pretty village of Boot 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 superb living areas, oak beams and exposed stonework.

Doors leading to patio with garden furniture, barbecue and glorious fell views. Shared paddock with riverside picnic spot.


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' 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.

Please note our availability on both our own website and Holiday Lettings is always 100% up to date.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Seascale 12 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
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 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Ground floor: spacious 30ft living room with feature full height glazed former barn door, dining area, farmhouse style oak kitchen, two double bedrooms and family bathroom

First floor: twin bedded room and family bathroom

Further details

Fully inclusive prices: all linen, towels, tea towels, gas, electricity, cleaning and washing up materials provided.

Full central heating, double glazing, powerful showers, baths, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer, iron, and hairdryers.

Welcome tray with tea, coffee, homemade biscuits and fresh milk in the fridge.


We also are able to offer selected short breaks on Scafell Cottage (sleeps 8/9) throughout the whole year, so if you are looking for a short break, please see the Scafell Cottage availability pages and calendar on our own website '' for these.

Please note our availability on both our own website and Holiday Lettings is always 100% up to date.

Or contact owner directly by email or by phone 07739 905 600.

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, e.g. 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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Review 1-9 of 9

3 Nov 2014


"Wonderful stay in a beautiful place"

My husband and children (ages, 12, 6, 4 and 1) stayed for a week in this lovely cottage. It rained a fair amount so we often stayed in and cooked, watch videos and played board games. The cottage had everything we needed. The large grocery store is at least a 40 minute drive so I recommend you bring what you need, or stop on the way. We had a tough time finding an item or two we forgot locally. When the weather let up, we would be ready to hike right from our cottage, and often accompanied by sheep on our walks. The kids loved it. Even in the rain the scenery is beautiful. We will return for sure.

29 Jun 2014


"Excellent base to explore the area, spotless accommodation."

The cottage was very clean and very well maintained. We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed hot sunny days ! We had breakfast and other meals frequently outside in the picturesque garden. The beds were comfortable, and it was very useful to have supplies of washing up liquid and detergent, toilet rolls etc laid on so we did not have to pack those extras. It is in a good position for walking. We visited the local pubs and enjoyed excellent service and food. Unfortunately the local shop did not sell newspapers so we needed to use the car to go and get one daily.

14 Jun 2014


"Perfect location"

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wastwater cottage. We found the cottage very spacious, well maintained with a comprehensively stocked kitchen, a comfortable bed in the huge master bedroom, a really … More

4 Nov 2013


"Great location, lovely home"

My husband, our three children (ages 9, 7 and 5) and I stayed at Wastwater Cottage for several nights in late October, and it was wonderful! We drove over Hardknott Pass on our way into the Eskdale Valley--a definite "must" if the weather is nice and you're not afraid of steep, narrow roads--and stopped at the Roman fort on our way down to Boot. Boot is quite a little village, but a great place to stay! We walked from the cottage down to the Brook House Inn for dinner two of the nights we stayed in Boot. The food there was great, as was the ambiance. We also had dinner at the Woolpack another night--less ambiance, but good food nonetheless! (They also had a safe that my boys spent half an hour trying to "crack" open. Great fun for them!) We took some lovely hikes from the cottage to St. Catherine's Church and through the woods to Stanley Ghyll waterfall. We also took the narrow gauge steam train from Boot to Ravenglass (the station is a five minute walk from the cottage) and enjoyed a full day at Muncaster Castle. The drives around Boot are simply amazing! The scenery is gorgeous, and my children loved the fact that we often had to stop to wait for cows and sheep to get off the road before we could pass.

Wastwater Cottage is wonderful! Nice, open floor plan, comfortable beds, and lots of delightful architectural details! The Sky TV was out while we were visiting, but Bob was so hospitable that he gave us the keys to another cottage if we wanted to watch TV. We never took him up on the offer because there were DVDs to keep the kids entertained while we were "home," but it was a generous offer anyway. Both Bob and Greg were amazingly helpful, giving us lots of information and advice that made our trip-planning so much better! I really wish we could have stayed longer! But we hope to be back in the summer, and we'd definitely stay in Wastwater Cottage again!

27 Aug 2011


"A highly recommended cottage"

As a Family we have stayed in Wastwater Cottage mostly in the autumn for the last eight years. A very comfortable, warm and well equipped cottage with many interesting and challenging walks from the door step. Two pubs within 200mtrs. both with excellent food. A highly recommended cottage in very peaceful surroundings.

4 Aug 2011


"A perfect place to stay in the Western Lakes, and with a piano!"

Bridge End is a converted farm, with a range of small apartments, a large stand-alone farm cottage, and Wastwater Cottage, a large semi-detached cottage at the end of the row. It has an excellent open… More

27 Jul 2011


"Scafell Cottage - wonderful, cosy, v clean, picturesque, comfortable!"

My family and I stayed at Scafell Cottage which is another of the cottages near Wastwater, Eskdale Cottages, Cumbria, in October 2010. We also stayed there in Oct.2009 and are returning again this yea… More

23 Jul 2011


"Perfect location, with amazing scenery and pubs within walking distance"

Comfortable, homely accommodation, set in an historic barn conversion made a lovely peaceful base from which to explore the beautiful Lake District. The cottage was equipped with everything we would need and was always lovely and warm. We found, Greg the owner, to be very friendly, and knowledgeable about local attractions and the vast number of Walks from the doorstep and the wider area. The village itself is surrounded by beautiful scenery with 2 good pubs on your doorstep and several others within a short drive. A visit to the 500 year old Watermill just over the bridge is essential.

1 Jul 2011


"Can't wait to return"

We have been in this cottage and some of the others a few times now both in summer and winter. The accommodation fantastic and the location is breathtaking. Very clean and friendly. Good pubs very clo… More

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