Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Fisherground Lodges offer self catering accommodation in the heart of Eskdale, one of the most beautiful valleys in the Lake District.
With a large sunny outdoor area and fantastic views of the surrounding fells, Fisherground is an ideal base for exploring the awesome mountains, rivers and lakes in the area.
Fisherground is a wonderful starting point for hundreds of walks, either on the fells or along the banks of the River Esk, with tumbling waterfalls and magnificent clear pools to swim in.
For the more adventurous, we have links with the local outdoor activity specialist and can help you organise guided walks, rock climbing, ghyll scrambling, kayaking etc.
The famous Ravenglass & Eskdale Miniature Railway runs along the valley, its steam trains making the leisurely seven-mile journey down to Ravenglass a picturesque old fishing village with a ruined Roman bath house and Muncaster Castle nearby.
There are five good pubs in the Eskdale Valley, the King George is just a few minutes walk away, all serve good food and ales and welcome children and dogs.
Eskdale is one of the quieter valleys in the lakes with a gentle pace of life.
To book on-line visit our website www.fisherground.co.uk
Fisherground is special, what is it about the place?
Is it the feeling of being at one with nature, with sheep in the fields, buzzards in the sky, and herons on the stream running through the orchard?
The sound of the woodpecker in the woods next door?
The way children can just go out to play in the orchard and the shallow water of the pond?
The Games room where you ca re-discover your zest for life with a game of Table Tennis or Pool?
The ease of walking the dog, with all that space around?
The miniature railway, the famous 'Ratty', whose steam engines trundle along just a field away?
Maybe just the stunning scenery?
Whatever it is it's a very real feeling, of peace and tranquillity where you can relax and recharge your batteries.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Drigg 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 185 km, Nearest railway: Ravenglass 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Each lodge has a lovely big sitting room, with Freesat HDTV, DVD and a wood burning stove that keeps the place toasty and warm whatever the weather.
The kitchen and dining areas open off this, the kitchen is fully fitted with combination microwave oven, dishwasher, four ring hob, fridge and all the usual utensils and crockery. Crag View lodge has a conventional oven and seperate microwave, it also has a larder freezer.
There are three bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with twin beds and one with a set of adult sized bunks. The bathroom has WC, washbasin and bath/shower. Crag View has 2 King size double rooms, a bunk room, shower room and bathroom.
Heating is by electric panel heaters throughout and a wood burning stove in the lounge.
An Orange Pay As you Go mobile phone is provided for use during your stay as reception on other networks is poor.
The lodges share the laundry and games room. The laundry has a washing machine, tumble drier, ironing board and additional freezer.
We have a games room with Pool and table tennis.
|Further details outdoors|
The Lodges share use of a small play area with climbing frame, monkey bars, climbing net, swings and slide. There is also the ever popular rafting Pond.
Each Lodge has plenty of space outside with picnic tables and space to park a couple of cars.
To book on-line visit our website www.fisherground.co.uk
The Cumbria/Lake District
With England's five tallest mountains and deepest lake, two national parks, three areas of outstanding beauty and much more, Cumbria's rich natural environment is simply unique. Come to Cumbria and you can't help but want to be part of the landscape. Exploring the great outdoors you will discover some of the most beautiful scenery, amazing outdoor activities and interesting history in the world.
A few of the attractions nearby are:
Boating on Derwentwater, Coniston and Windermere
Windermere, with its Steamboat Museum, marina, water skiing and sailing
Horse riding and pony trekking
Dozens of historical houses and castles open to the public
Wordsworth's birthplace and his homes, Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount
Brantwood, home to John Ruskin: www.brantwood.org.uk
Cumbria's coast with sandy beaches
The 'Theatre by the Lakeside' at Keswick: www.theatrebythelake.com
The Lakeland Sheep and Wool Centre:
Shopping at Ambleside Keswick and Kendal
Historic port of Whitehaven.
Steamboat Gondola on Coniston
Lake Stott Park Bobbin Mill Museum
South Lakeland Wild Animal Park: www.wildanimalpark.co.uk
Eskdale is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Lake District. Situated on the quieter side of the National Park, it has a peaceful tranquility that makes it especially appealing to those who want to avoid the crowds.
Scafell Pike - England's highest mountain
Wastwater - England's deepest lake and finest view
Hundreds of riverside, valley and mountain walks and climbs
West Lakes Adventure offers a choice of Lake District activities including rock climbing, abseiling, ghyll scrambling and kayaking. ww.westlakesadventure.co.uk
Ravenglass & Eskdale Miniature Railway: www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk
Muncaster Castle, with its azaleas, rhododendrons and Owl Sanctuary. www.muncaster.co.uk & www.owls.org
Hardknott Roman Fort & Ravenglass Roman Bath House
Eskdale Corn Mill - still working with its waterwheel
Ravenglass fishing village
Fold End Art Gallery
Fishing on river or stocked pool
Stanley Ghyll waterfall
Fishing on river or local stocked pools (day permit available from Holmrook Garage).
The village shop at Eskdale sells a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go, alcohol and newspapers, as well as outdoor clothes and equipment: www.eskdalestores.co.uk.
5 pubs in the valley - please visit www.kinggeorge-eskdale.co.uk (200 yards), www.brookhouseinn.co.uk or www.bootinn.co.uk for the three of the nearest pubs
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30 Jul 2014
"Nice house, great location!"
It was the second time we came from Belgium to visit the lake district. In our previous visit, we found out that this side of the district is a very peacefull and beautifull one. We find our lodge i… More
20 Jul 2014
I loved staying in the lodge, it was very comfortable and clean, lovely log fire for cold evenings. Safe place for young children to play. Countryside all around, excellent for walks. Local pubs for e… More
28 Mar 2014
"THREE DOGS-AND OWNERS GRAB A PIECE OF HEAVEN FOR FIVE DAYS"
had the most fabulous stay.Breathtaking scenery-trip to Wasdale stunning.Perfect lodge.Pet perfect.Lodge in great setting,clean efficient. Eskdale bank at the library two mornings per week-10 whilst m… More
22 Mar 2014
"Brilliant place to holiday"
Wonderful cabin, modern, fresh, clean, well equipped, great location, brilliant attention to detail, very friendly owners!
5 Feb 2014
"All in all a lovely place to stay !"
Our family has stayed regularly and at different times of the year in the Fisherground Lodges since the 1990s and we love them. This January we chose the new lodge, Crag View, which has the advantage of being bigger, having two bathrooms and toilets and huge windows looking directly over the fell side – beautiful!
Over the years we've found all the lodges to be comfortable, cosy and quiet. They're set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings and the facilities are excellent with plenty of hot water and good heating. And it's lovely to use the wood burner when it's cold outside !
We've enjoyed our walks from the door onto 'the tops' or along the valley floor on our way to good pub lunches or dinners. And it's only 20 minutes down to the coast for when we fancied a beach walk.
Pete who runs the lodges is always pleasant and helpful and ready to answer our questions.
All in all a lovely place to stay !
14 Nov 2013
Just come back from a great few days in the Lakes. We chose Fisherground Lodges because of its great location and proximity to some of the best hiking that the Lake District has to offer. We certainly… More
10 Nov 2013
"We cannot fault this place!"
We've visited Eskdale 4 years running now. We've always camped in the adjacent campsite which is also great. We fancied something a bit more relaxing this time round. I cannot say enough abo… More
21 Sep 2013
"Outstanding - The best value I've ever experienced."
We stayed for 2 weeks in Wood Bank Lodge for a touch over £700 in total (4 adults and 2 children stayed - amazing value!). 3 bedrooms (1 double, 2 singles which can be pushed together and a doub… More
29 Jul 2013
"If only it was closer"
A beautiful setting, child friendly grounds, swooping swifts, breathtaking vistas, wild orchids, bubbling brooks, waterfalls, tarns and rivers with the whistle of a steam train passing by. The accommo… More
2 Jul 2013
"Fantastic place to stay."
We have just returned from a week stay in Crag View, Fisherground lodges. Easy booking service. Fantastic lodge, well thought out with extra touches to make the stay easier. We travelled with our 10month old baby and a cot and high chair were in the lodge ready for us upon arrival which was helpful. Location was stunning, fantastic views, very peaceful and great for walks, visiting lakes or going on the little steam train which has a stop from the field next door. Lots of pubs nearby for meals, one in walking distance which was very nice. Pete and Kathryn were very welcoming and even went out of their way in returning property to us that we left. Had a lovely time and will definitely be returning. Can not recommend enough for a stay, well worth it.
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