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Stanley Ghyll Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 14 reviews

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Quaint Stanley Ghyll Cottage - a delightful detached cottage for two

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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

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. Cosy and charming with oak beams, exposed stonework and doors leading to patio with garden furniture, barbecue and glorious fell views. Archway to "secret" garden.

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 website for all the short break prices, more information and photos, latest news and safe and secure online bookings.

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

Ground floor: Light and spacious farmhouse style oak kitchen with dining area, double bedroom with full bathroom .

First floor: Snug sitting room with glorious fell and valley views from three aspects.

Further details

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.

If Stanley Ghyll Cottage is already booked or does not show your preferred arrival and departure days for the dates you wish to visit, please look at one of our other delightful cottages for two - Hardknott Cottage, Whillan Beck Cottage and Wrynose Cottage as these generally have more choice with arrival and departure dates.

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 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.

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 1-10 of 14

13 May 2014


"Unspoiled part of the Lake District"

This was our second trip to stay the cottages in Boot, Eskdale. Our first was two years ago on our post wedding 'mini-moon' break, only to return for an anniversary trip. I've been to many parts of the Lake District and each place has it's beauty but Eskdale has a untouched-by-tourists edge to it and it was a treat to come back and take in the breathtaking beauty of it's surroundings. The cottages are well situated with ample walks of both long and short distances that start from the doorstep, the famous Hard Knott and Wrynose pass are also a five minute drive away. It has locally sourced produce for sale nearby and a handful of fantastic pubs withing walking distance that are friendly and serve good food. Great quality accommodation, good parking, well worth a visit. We will certainly be back again.

5 Aug 2013


"Lovely return visit"

We've stayed in several of the properties at Bridge End over the last few years, and we've not been disappointed yet. Stanley Ghyll is probably the favourite, though it's hard to choose… More

28 Jun 2013


"Cute little cottage"

We stayed in Stanley Ghyll cottage for one week in June.Location: great location for walks (including Stanley Force falls) and pubs.Cottage: was cosy and was a good use of space. It could perhaps have… More

Thank you for your review and those kind comments about Greg and Bob. We would love to have made the cottage a little bigger however the Lake District planning authorities would not allow this.

We are so sorry that another guest parked in front of your cottage, that was rather inconsiderate and we have improved our car parking information so we hope this does not happen again.

10 Apr 2013


"Another restful stay"

Another great stay at Stanley Ghyll cottage. The only thing you have to take is yourself as
everything is catered for! Greg Poole is a delight to deal with when booking and he does everything (and more) in his power to make sure your holiday is hassle free. I have already booked for my third visit here and cannot wait!

7 Feb 2013


"Idyllic, peaceful retreat in Eskdale"

We are returning to this lovely place for the third successive year in 2013. Stanley Ghyll Cottage is set apart from the other beautifully converted farm buildings at the end of a private farm lane. It is quiet, cosy, comfortable, very-well equipped and spotlessly clean. It is small but perfectly adequate for two adults who get on well together! Wifi and television are somewhat unpredictable but one does not come to remote Eskdale for such things. Freezer space is very limited. Walking in one direction from the cottage,one is soon on the fells in the direction of Wastwater; in the other direction a short stroll takes one to the banks of the river Esk (a delightful alternative on the inevitable rainy/misty days). The Woolpack Inn, a few miles down the road, serves excellent food. Will be wonderful to return here!

19 Jan 2013


"Cute cottage in lovely location"

My wife and I stayed just as spring was getting under-way in the Lakes and were blessed with good weather. Set in the tiny hamlet of Boot, the village boasts 2 pubs (one good with great food, the othe… More

Stanley Ghyll Cottage is a 400 year old Grade II Listed barn conversion, it is graded 4 Star and has many home from home comforts including free WiFi, full Sky TV with all channels, and Ipod dock, without losing any of its original historic character and charm. Our prices are fully inclusive of all linen, towels, gas, electricity, VAT, cleaning and welcome tray - there are no hidden extras. Our staff are on hand at all times to help guests make the most of their stay, and ensure that any problems encountered are swiftly resolved. We buy new cushions on a regular basis and if we had been made aware that a drawer had needed fixing, our caretaker Bob would have been able to take care of this immediately.

We do our absolute best to keep mice out of the cottages and for the most part are successful. We can discreetly hide traps if guests let us know that mice have managed to get into the cottage. In the 9 months between these guests vsiting and posting a review, we have installed both a new boiler and a new shower fixing. The second pub in the village also has new managers and is now serving great food again.

31 Mar 2012


"Great cottage in one of the best locations in the lakes."

A beautiful cottage in a fantastic setting. The cottage had everything we needed and more. Very cosy and homely. Located in a lovely quiet part of the lakes yet most amenities not far away at all. Lots of fantastic walks from the door step.

4 Feb 2012


"Feel the stress melt away"

I arrived at Stanley Ghyll cottage (part of Bridge End Farm cottages) made myself a coffee went out into the garden and all I could hear was the sound of birdsong, and the nearby beck - bliss!! Stanley Ghyll is just big enough for 2 but the other cottages cater for larger groups/families. Everything you need is already there,Ann the housekeeper very friendly and helpful. The cottage has a comprehensive guide to the surrounding areas with suggestions for things to do and places to visit with detailed directions. The only negative point (for me a bonus!) is that immediately in and around the cottages there is no mobile phone signal,however as you drive further afield the signal returns. There is a payphone in the laundry room and a telehone box across from the village shop from which you can text and email. The laundry room also has internet access. The Boot Inn is 2 minutes walk away and a hotel at the bottom of the road,a 5 minute walk. If you are keen on walking you are in heaven and the scenery is stunning. I fully intend to return this year.

11 Sep 2011


"its a little gem, a great escape for my husband and I.."

We have gone now for the last 7 years, we always go the beginning of January because its the ideal place to escape after our busy Christmas & New Year period. Its beautiful setting with the local pubs serving good food and drinks, and the amazing walks just steps away makes it the perfect place for us, it will alway be special to us...

10 Aug 2011


"Excellent accommodation in beautiful surroundings"

We had a very pleasant week in the beautiful surroundings of Eskdale. The cottage was comfortable with all that we needed and full of rustic charm. We particularly liked the exposed beams and internal stonework. We were able to do a number of challenging and interesting walks from the doorstep of the cottage, which also had its own well maintained attractive gardens for relaxing in. The staff were welcoming and helpful and all in all we had an excellent holiday at Stanley Ghyll Cottage.

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    • 3 Years listed

    90% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:18 Apr 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • French

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