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Wastwater Cottage – Home 163156 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Wastwater Cottage – Home 163156

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  •  min stay varies

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from manager


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.


LATE AVAILABILITY DISCOUNTS - we often have late availability and savings on our listed prices so do enquire if you are booking last minute!

Or contact owner directly by email or by phone.

Please note our availability on Holiday Lettings is always 100% up to date.

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,

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.


LATE AVAILABILITY DISCOUNTS - we often have late availability and savings on our listed prices so do enquire if you are booking last minute!

Or contact owner directly by email or by phone.

Please note our availability on Holiday Lettings is always 100% up to date.

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.


Wastwater Cottage has short breaks of a minimum 2 nights for most of the year excluding between 15th July and 2nd September. We 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 in the Summer holidays, please see the Scafell Cottage availability pages and calendar for these.

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 , one with ensuite and an additional family bathroom downstairs.

First floor: twin bedded room, family bathroom and separate single bedroom with space for an additional fold away bed or cot.

ALL BATHROOMS ARE BRAND NEW, EARLY 2016! Please check out our website for photos!

Location description from manager

The England region

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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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 3 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the manager for details before booking


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
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This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 May 2011. Located in Lake District, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £875 to £2160.

The Manager has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 May 2017.


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“Couldn't have chosen a better location and accommodation for our stay in the Lake District”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2016

We rented this cottage at a time when Cumbria was experiencing the worst floods so we were concerned but received reassurance and carried on with our plans. We are extremely glad we did not miss the opportunity to experience the charming atmosphere of the spacious cottage and the beauty of Eskdale area. We traveled with two small children and grandparents to spend Christmas holidays in the Lake District and we found it very easy to reach points of interest and find activities for all of us. Attractions are very close: the Hardknott Pass, Eskdale Rail, all kinds of walks and even a historic Mill and Church. We even discovered a beautiful waterfall a short and medium walk away. The rain did not hamper our adventures. We were able to drive to Windermere, Grassmere and Keswick and the distances were just right with two restless children. We all enjoyed the Safari Zoo, some sea side towns, mountains and lots of water. In fact, we thought the wet weather made it all more beautiful. The cottage was well supplied, clean and conveniently located in a walking distance to two great pubs but remote, at the same time. We got more than we hoped for.

“Cosy cottage with all our needs catered for”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2016

Stayed here for a week as part of my 70th birthday celebrations with my family. The cottage catered for all our needs, both young and old, and I wished that I could have stayed longer. It was so cosy yet spacious inside with a fabulous choice of bedrooms and bathrooms, we felt spoilt for choice. The cottage is in a wonderful location and is served by a couple of local inns which served delicious food, and just down the road is a wonderful steam railway where we spent a fabulous day travelling up and down the railway track. Would really recommend this cottage and area for a fantastic break in the Lake District, and can not wait to hopefully return one day.

“Even more fantastic fun in Eskdale”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2016

Wastwater Cottage was rented for a week after Christmas and for the New Year with friends staying in adjacent cottages (three families of 2+2). We spoke to Greg about how we would manage to get 12 of us in the accommodation ....he bent over backwards to help and ensure that we had the best deal for us all. We had such a great time. Whilst the weather was wet, we were able to get up onto the beautiful fells and have some quality walks in Eskdale Valley and adjacent Wasdale. The cottage itself was deceptively spacious and we used this as the central place for meals, kids playing and post-walk teas....and G&Ts! We stayed when the weather was arguably at its worst and when many parts of the Lake District were flooded or on flood alert; we had absolutely no issues despite being next to the river and a mill. We have stayed in the other large cottage here before plus the farmhouse and will be coming back here again. It is just so great and there is literally nothing else that you need to bring; there is good washing facilities and places to put muddy boots. I would thoroughly recommend this beautiful setting for future holidays on your own or with family. Lucy, Nick, Jess, Alex, Sarah, John, Oiefa, Amelia, Toy, Justin, Josh and Toby thank you very much for making our stay fantastic....Happy New Year.

“Perfect Lake District cottage”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2016

Cottage: 10/10 - lovely interior and views Location: 10/10 - fantastic site in the heart of the Lake District, yet only a short walk to the local pubs! Rental process and communication: 10/10 - excellent communication before and throughout our stay Couldn't recommend Wastwater Cottage highly enough!

“This cottage is so comfortable, scrupulously clean and in an excellent location for family activities such as walks.”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2016

This was the second time I have stayed at Bridge End cottages - Boot is such a beautiful , quiet village, set in the picturesque western Lake District. My past experience was so excellent that I returned and invited friends to join me. They were just as impressed with the very high standard of accomodation. The cottages are beautifully restored, with luxury bathrooms, very comfortable bedrooms and well maintained gardens. The cottages are located near two friendly, cosy pubs that serve restaurant standard meals. So many different walks are ideal for families of all ages and the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is within walking distance. I plan to return.

“Fantastic cottage for a truly relaxing break in a stunning location”

Reviewed 8 Nov 2015

Booked Wastwater Cottage as a treat for my Mum's 70th birthday and we were not disappointed. Enjoyed a really fabulous holiday in the Lake District, made all the more special by staying in this gorgeous cottage. For a family of 4 adults and 2 young children, this cottage was simply perfect, a choice of four comfy bedrooms and three lovely bathrooms meant we all had our own space but we were all very cosy when together in the comfortable lounge/diner. Upon arrival, (following the excellent instructions from the owner), we found the cottage was warm, clean and very inviting. We were spolit for choice as to which bedroom to have, and found everything to be clean and tidy, and even more gorgeous than it looks in the pictures. The cottage is set in a really stunning location, with gorgeous scenery and being very peaceful. We enjoyed exploring the old mill which is literally on your doorstep, and had a fabulous day out on the steam railway which is a short walk from the cottage. Had some great drives around the area, especially the Hardknott Pass, and loved the fact that sometimes the only traffic on the road were the cows and sheep which the children loved. The cottage was well equipped with everything you needed to self cater, but also located near to a couple of great inns with fabulous food, particularly the Boot Inn. Just need to ensure that you pick up your groceries before arrival at the cottage, (we shopped at Booths), as there is only the small village shop in Boot once you arrive. Would definitely recommend this cottage for a great holiday in the Lakes, it's in a fantastic location to get away from it all, but also near enough to get to the "tourist attractions" of the Lake District if you wish. We are so glad we decided to stay here, and felt totally relaxed and rejuvenated after our holiday here.

“chill out”

Reviewed 26 Jul 2015

Went for a weekend break to chill and relax. Accommodation could not have been more perfect. Everything is to the highest standard , immaculate, comfortable and spacious. Everything has been well thought through to guarantee your stay will be perfect. . We are already planing to go back again loved it so much .

“The perfect escape”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2015

Write a list of what you hope for and Waswater cottage will excede your expectations 10 fold. The cottage has everything. Comfort wise it is supurb. Beautiful lounge, well kitted kitchen. Good WIFI, excellent Sky package, ultimate luxury. You would be pleased to have a home this good. Comfortable mattresses in ensuite bedrooms guarantee you wake fresh in the morning. Excellent location for the lakes and the west coast. 2 friendly pubs offering good food both only a very short walk. Huge garden with BBQ facilities. Escape from rat race and chill out. You'll love.

“Wonderful stay in a beautiful place”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2014

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.

“Excellent base to explore the area, spotless accommodation.”

Reviewed 29 Jun 2014

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.

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