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Hardknott Cottage – Home 163157 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Key Info

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

Description from manager

Description

Idyllic location in the village of Boot, with two welcoming Inns serving excellent 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. Shared paddock with riverside picnic spot. Hardknott is the largest of our one bedroom cottages at Bridge End Farm.

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

SHORT BREAKS:

Hardknott Cottage is our largest sleeping 2, we can add a cot or fold away bed or both for families with young children. Weekly bookings and short breaks are available throughout the year minimum 3 nights during the Summer Holidays. If you are looking for a 2 night short break, Wrynose Cottage which sleeps 2 + 1, and Whillan Beck Cottage which sleeps 2 are available

Idyllic location in the village of Boot, with two welcoming Inns serving excellent 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. Shared paddock with riverside picnic spot. Hardknott is the largest of our one bedroom cottages at Bridge End Farm.

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

SHORT BREAKS:

Hardknott Cottage is our largest sleeping 2, we can add a cot or fold away bed or both for families with young children. Weekly bookings and short breaks are available throughout the year minimum 3 nights during the Summer Holidays. If you are looking for a 2 night short break, Wrynose Cottage which sleeps 2 + 1, and Whillan Beck Cottage which sleeps 2 are available for short breaks of 2 nights or more, all year round.

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.

Welcome tray with tea, coffee, homemade biscuits and fresh milk in the fridge.

Further details indoors

Ground floor: spacious living room, dining area and farmhouse style oak kitchen. BRAND NEW BATHROOM IN EARLY 2016! Please check out our website for photos!

First floor: galleried kingsize bedroom with space for foldaway bed or cot.

Further details outdoors

Private walled country garden with southerly aspect, garden furniture, barbecue and glorious views.

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.

Boot

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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Families

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

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private 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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Access

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

Policies

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.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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Calendar updated::
08 Dec 2016
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English, French


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 May 2011. Located in Boot, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £535 to £895.

The Manager has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 08 Dec 2016.

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“Another Great Holiday”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2016

We made our third visit in a year to Select Cottages in Boot over Easter. This time we opted to stay in Hardknott Cottage and we were not disappointed. Ideally suited for a couple but there was plenty of room for our 3 year olds foldaway bed. We liked the new bathroom and the spacious open plan layout. The access to the rear garden would be great in better weather!. The immediate area is great for young and old alike with easy or more difficult walking trails; we spend most of our time travelling on the 'Ratty' (Narrow gauge railway) then walking from various stations along the line. Looking forward to our next visit.

“Beautiful cottage”

Reviewed 11 Feb 2016

Hardknott cottage is a superb cottage with a great comfortable bed and beautiful bathroom. The cottage was very warm and lacked for nothing. The location of Boot is stunning with easy access to the fells and within an easy stroll to two excellent pubs. I would unreservedly recommend the cottage and the location.

“Fantastic, fun and friendly experience in Eskdale”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2016

Hardknott Cottage was rented for a week after Christmas and for the New Year with friends staying in adjacent cottages. 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 extremely well equipped with excellent attention to detail; the deep bath was a particular hit! Thank you Greg for all your help, your reassuring emails and your updates on the weather and flooding situation. We stayed when the weather was arguably at its worst and when many parts of the Lake District were flooded or on flood alert. Despite being adjacent to a flowing river and working mill, we were nowhere near being flooded. I would thoroughly recommend this beautiful setting for future holidays on your own or with family.

“Excellent location, pubs & good walks nearby, superb accommodation”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2011

I have just reviewed another cottage (Stanley Ghyll) which is in the same fantastic location - so i won't repeat myself too much on the location side of this one. This is the first cottage we stayed in in Eskdale - and clearly we liked the location and cottages so much we came back only a few weeks later! This particular cottage is fine, but we did prefer the Stanley Ghyll one. Just need to mind your head on the way in!. As with the other cottage we stayed in, the place was very clean, well organised and had everything we needed (i think the only other thing i brought the second time was my egg poacher!). Great place for walks - you can get access to the "regular" lakes via the hardknott pass which is kinda fun but you need to drive carefully - you can always use another route if you prefer. Plenty of pubs nearby with interestingly named ales and good food. So - what's not to like?

“Superb accommodation in a peaceful setting amongst some of the finest mountain walking in the Lake District”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2011

As a keen hill walker, I have spent many weekends and holidays in the Lake District over the last 15 years. I can honestly say that this is probably my best 'find' in the Lakes in all this time. The accommodation at Bridge End Farm is superb, the Eskdale valley is incredibly peaceful, even in July, and the mountain terrain of Upper Eskdale is magnificent, amongst the finest to be found in the Lakes. This combination made my stay here a truly magical experience. Thank you so much to Greg and Serena who were extremely hospitable throughout my stay.

“An excellent place to stay in a stunning surrounding”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2011

We have stayed in The Hardknott Cottage for two weeks in June 2011. The service was excellent. The property owner lived next door and was very helpful in making our stay as pleasant as possible. He knows the Lake District and his recommendations about places to visit were very valuable. The cottage had everything we needed. The mountains are at your doorstep and wonderful walks ( climbing and easy) can start at the location. The Hardknott Pass (not in bad weather) makes it easy to visit the Westside of the Lake District.

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