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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Our 4 bedroomed detached cottage, named after one of the local fells, is situated in the village of Ennerdale Bridge. It lies within the Lake District National Park, 1 mile from tranquil Ennerdale Water, with fell views and a pleasing rear outlook over fields to the River Ehen. Bright and airy inside, it is comfortably furnished and well-equipped. The lounge has mixed fuel burning stove and newly fitted bathroom has bath with overhead shower

The village has two good pubs, one 50 m away, and an excellent children's adventure playground. Ennerdale provides low level lakeside and forest walks as well as routes onto the high fells. Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere are within easy reach, as is the sandy beach at St. Bees - 20 mins drive to the coast.

Keswick is 40 mins away by car

Size Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach St. Bees 13 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 134 km, Nearest railway: Whitehaven 15 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 TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 3 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Downstairs: Living room has mixed fuel burning stove and full Sky TV package and patio doors opening onto garden. Formal dining room with front outlook to fells and kitchen also has a smaller breakfast table. Utility area and toilet. South facing conservatory. Open tread stairs to first floor.

Upstairs: The bedrooms include 1 5ft double with en suite shower room, 1 twin, 1 family room with double plus single (z-bed also available), 1 single. Family bathroom with shower over bath, toilet, bidet and basin.

Heating is by electric radiators.

Further details outdoors

Private enclosed lawned garden, gated. Patio and BBQ.

Garage has snooker table and table tennis, and other games/badminton rackets etc for use in garden

Board games and books, and maps for guests to use while staying at the property

The Cumbria/Lake District

The Lake District is the largest National Park in England and . The landscape includes pastoral valleys and rugged mountains, with water is always close at hand in the lakes, streams and waterfalls. The scenery has been the inspiration for many writers and poets. As William Wordsworth (1770-1850) once said, “Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.”

Lake District National Park

The Western Lake District is a far cry from the commercialised SE of the National Park. Most of the shoreline of Ennerdale Water is owned by the National Trust and the surrounding woods by the Forestry Commission. Unlike most major lakes in the Lake District, no public road runs along the shore, making Ennerdale a peaceful haven for wildlife. Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast Long Distance Path, passes the front door of Heckbarley and follows the length of Ennerdale. You can also walk a circuit of the lake (if you can negotiate the rocky outcrop of Angler's Crag!) or venture into the high fells with routes to Pillar and Steeple, the High Stile Ridge, and even Great Gable. The C2C Cycle Path is also nearby and is great for safe, off-road cycling; there are also forest trails for cycling.

Riding at Ennerdale; fishing on several nearby lakes; golf at Cockermouth golf course; various climbing routes nearby including Pillar Rock, Kern Knotts, Napes Needle and Burtness Combe.

Nearby Loweswater, the smallest of the Lakes, is seldom visited and a real gem, and given a starring role in the film "Miss Potter". Superlative Buttermere and neighbouring Crummock Water are only a 30 minute drive away.

To the south lies dramatic Wasdale - home to England's highest mountain, Scafell and its deepest lake, Wastwater. This contrasts with tranquil Eskdale, where a trip on the Ravenglass to Eskdale steam railway is a delight. Muncaster Castle is well worth a visit with its beautiful gardens, famous for rhododendrons, the daily owl show and medieval castle.

The historic market town of Cockermouth, Wordsworth's birthplace, lies 10 miles north, where you can visit Wordsworth's House and Jennings Brewery and well as peruse the numerous galleries and antique shops. The coast at Whitehaven is 9 miles west, where you can visit the Beacon museum at the regenerated harbour and The Rum Story.

For a trip to the seaside you can visit St. Bees Heritage Coast, with its lovely sandy beach and Priory Church. You can also walk along the 300ft high cliffs which afford spectacular views and the chance to glimpse rare seabirds as this is an RSPB reserve.

Keswick can be reached in under an hour - a tourist magnet on wet days with all the outdoor shops you could dream of; indoor swimming pool with flumes and wave machine; Museum and Art Gallery, and various family attractions including Puzzling Place, Cumberland Pencil Museum and Cars of the Stars.

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18 Aug 2014


"Great potential !"

We stayed as an extended family of 10 including 4 kids under 4. The house is large enough in many ways.... adequate bathrooms and bed space but annoying that we couldnt all get around one dining table… More

2 Aug 2014



This was a lovely place to stay mostly because of the area the house was comfortable although there was some faults the bar b que was unusable so were the bikes which was disappointing .the kids love… More

28 Jun 2014



We have just spent a glorious week in Heckbarley. We were a party of 8; 7 adults and 1 child ranging from ages 2 - 85! The cottage catered for all of our needs. Very spacious, homely cottage. We wer… More

15 Oct 2013


"All of your home comforts"

Dealing directly with the owners John & Jacintha Ashworth was an absolute pleasure. Their 'cottage' is HUGE, we were a part of nine, three children and six adults and the cottage swallowed u… More

27 Aug 2013


"Great place to relax"

I have stayed for the second time in Heckbarley (last year in July and this August 24-26th). The cottage is just 1.5 mile away from Ennerdale Water (beautiful walk) and has plenty amazing views and wa… More

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