Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Set in the picturesque village of Eskdale, Key How Cottage is a fantastic cottage which has recently been renovated and refurbished. Handy for both the pub and the village shop, there are also hundreds of walks right from the front door either on the fells or along the banks of the River Esk, which flows from Scafell at the top of the valley down to the estuary at Ravenglass, an old fishing village complete with a ruined Roman bath-house.
The river has natural pools for swimming and is a popular place for canoeing and fishing. The famous Ravenglass & Eskdale Miniature Railway runs along the valley, its steam trains making the leisurely seven-mile journey down to the sea - Irton Road station is just ten mins walk from the Cottage.
There are five pubs in the valley (the Bower House Inn is just a five minute walk away), all welcoming children and serving real ales and a wide choice of good food. The village shop is just a ten minute walk away and sells a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go, alcohol and newspapers. There is some reception for mobile phones on the Orange network.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Further details indoors||
The front door leads to the sitting room with its open fire, TV, DVD and CD player.
From the sitting room is the kitchen is beyond the dining room and is fully equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer & washing machine. There is plenty of storage space here. The kitchen door leads to the back yard which has an outbuilding where you can store bikes.
The cottage has two bedrooms upstairs: one with a double bed and one with a set of bunks. There is also an upstairs bathroom with bath and electric shower above, sink and toilet.
At the front of the cottage is a small garden which has fantastic views of the Lakeland fells.
|Further details outdoors||
Parking is outside the cottage and is shared with nos 1-6.
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District is the jewel in the crown of the English countryside wonderful mountains and beautiful lakes make this one of the most picturesque places you can visit - simply stunning!
Eskdale is a wonderful valley of the Lake District with Scafell Pike at it's head the fell walking is unrivaled and the river Esk which runs all the way through the valley down to Ravenglass on the coast has crystal clear waters (greart for a swim if it's warm enough!!). There are also 5 pubs in the valley so eating out isn't a problem as well as a village shop. There are also some great attractions such as the Eskdale to Ravenglass Railway which is a small steam railway - great for kids and adults alike (think Thomas the tank engine!). There is also Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Owel Centre a great place to explore for the day.