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Stanley Ghyll Cottage – Home 163158 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
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Stanley Ghyll Cottage – Home 163158

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

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 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. Cosy and charming with oak beams, exposed stonework and doors leading to patio with garden furniture, barbecue and glorious fell views. Archway to "secret" garden.

Please note our availability on both our own website and Holiday Lettings is always 100% up to date.

LATE AVAILABILITY DISCOUNTS - see our website 'selectcottages' for some last minute discounts with special savings on these listed prices!

PRICES

Please note, the short break prices quoted on Holiday Lettings are a "From" price and the nightly rate quoted is the nightly rate if you book a week in low season. Short break prices are not pro rata on the weekly price, they also vary from month to month and season to season.

BRAND NEW MARBLE BATHROOM IN EARLY

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. Cosy and charming with oak beams, exposed stonework and doors leading to patio with garden furniture, barbecue and glorious fell views. Archway to "secret" garden.

Please note our availability on both our own website and Holiday Lettings is always 100% up to date.

LATE AVAILABILITY DISCOUNTS - see our website 'selectcottages' for some last minute discounts with special savings on these listed prices!

PRICES

Please note, the short break prices quoted on Holiday Lettings are a "From" price and the nightly rate quoted is the nightly rate if you book a week in low season. Short break prices are not pro rata on the weekly price, they also vary from month to month and season to season.

BRAND NEW MARBLE BATHROOM IN EARLY 2016! Please check out our website for plenty of 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.

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

  • 1 Double Bed, 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:03:00, 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::
30 Apr 2017
Years listed:
9
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Languages spoken: English, French


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 May 2011. Located in Lake District, it has 25 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £630 to £895.

The Manager has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 30 Apr 2017.

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“Another wonderful holiday – our haven from the maddening crowd!”

Reviewed 21 Feb 2016

Back in the maddening crowd ......... it is so good to be able to think back to our many wonderful stays in Boot. Many years ago when staying in one of the local pubs we wandered past Bridge End Farm and little did we know what a treasure we had discovered. Since then Greg, Amy and Bob have made us so welcome - very friendly and hospitable. Made us feel like nothing was too much trouble from day one. Over the years and many visits since we now look forward to seeing them as part of our holiday - it's like seeing old friends. Amy and Bob are close by and Greg always available by phone/email responding extremely quickly wherever he may be in the World. The cottages at Bridge End Farm and in fact Boot itself are in a world of their own – one you want to share with everyone but also want to keep a secret. If you like relaxing, care free holidays with magnificent scenery or whether you enjoy walking up high or just viewing from level ground this village is for you. We would highly recommend Bridge End Farm as the place stay. Whillan Beck has been our cottage of choice over the years as we love the cosiness that comes with it, however, this time we stayed in Stanley Ghyll Cottage and benefitted from the wonderful recently installed new bathroom. Greg, the owner, regularly reviews the cottages to ensure standards are maintained and we have seen inside all the properties – each a bit different with one thing in common, all are well cared for and ready to provide a wonderful stay.

“First rate”

Reviewed 7 Jan 2016

We have 40 years experience of Cumbrian cottages. This cottage is among the best. Immaculate, well serviced, very comfortable. Pleasant courtyard and access to a large garden. Two local pubs. Good for walks, especially fell walks. This is the third Bridge End cottage we have rented and have enjoyed all of them - we will certainly return. We were very pleased with the owner's personal attention.

“Unspoiled part of the Lake District”

Reviewed 13 May 2014

This was our second trip to stay the cottages in Boot, Eskdale. Our first was two years ago on our post wedding 'mini-moon' break, only to return for an anniversary trip. I've been to many parts of the Lake District and each place has it's beauty but Eskdale has a untouched-by-tourists edge to it and it was a treat to come back and take in the breathtaking beauty of it's surroundings. The cottages are well situated with ample walks of both long and short distances that start from the doorstep, the famous Hard Knott and Wrynose pass are also a five minute drive away. It has locally sourced produce for sale nearby and a handful of fantastic pubs withing walking distance that are friendly and serve good food. Great quality accommodation, good parking, well worth a visit. We will certainly be back again.

“Another restful stay”

Reviewed 10 Apr 2013

Another great stay at Stanley Ghyll cottage. The only thing you have to take is yourself as everything is catered for! Greg Poole is a delight to deal with when booking and he does everything (and more) in his power to make sure your holiday is hassle free. I have already booked for my third visit here and cannot wait!

“Idyllic, peaceful retreat in Eskdale”

Reviewed 7 Feb 2013

We are returning to this lovely place for the third successive year in 2013. Stanley Ghyll Cottage is set apart from the other beautifully converted farm buildings at the end of a private farm lane. It is quiet, cosy, comfortable, very-well equipped and spotlessly clean. It is small but perfectly adequate for two adults who get on well together! Wifi and television are somewhat unpredictable but one does not come to remote Eskdale for such things. Freezer space is very limited. Walking in one direction from the cottage,one is soon on the fells in the direction of Wastwater; in the other direction a short stroll takes one to the banks of the river Esk (a delightful alternative on the inevitable rainy/misty days). The Woolpack Inn, a few miles down the road, serves excellent food. Will be wonderful to return here!

“Great cottage in one of the best locations in the lakes.”

Reviewed 31 Mar 2012

A beautiful cottage in a fantastic setting. The cottage had everything we needed and more. Very cosy and homely. Located in a lovely quiet part of the lakes yet most amenities not far away at all. Lots of fantastic walks from the door step.

“Feel the stress melt away”

Reviewed 4 Feb 2012

I arrived at Stanley Ghyll cottage (part of Bridge End Farm cottages) made myself a coffee went out into the garden and all I could hear was the sound of birdsong, and the nearby beck - bliss!! Stanley Ghyll is just big enough for 2 but the other cottages cater for larger groups/families. Everything you need is already there,Ann the housekeeper very friendly and helpful. The cottage has a comprehensive guide to the surrounding areas with suggestions for things to do and places to visit with detailed directions. The only negative point (for me a bonus!) is that immediately in and around the cottages there is no mobile phone signal,however as you drive further afield the signal returns. There is a payphone in the laundry room and a telehone box across from the village shop from which you can text and email. The laundry room also has internet access. The Boot Inn is 2 minutes walk away and a hotel at the bottom of the road,a 5 minute walk. If you are keen on walking you are in heaven and the scenery is stunning. I fully intend to return this year.

“its a little gem, a great escape for my husband and I..”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2011

We have gone now for the last 7 years, we always go the beginning of January because its the ideal place to escape after our busy Christmas & New Year period. Its beautiful setting with the local pubs serving good food and drinks, and the amazing walks just steps away makes it the perfect place for us, it will alway be special to us...

“Excellent accommodation in beautiful surroundings”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2011

We had a very pleasant week in the beautiful surroundings of Eskdale. The cottage was comfortable with all that we needed and full of rustic charm. We particularly liked the exposed beams and internal stonework. We were able to do a number of challenging and interesting walks from the doorstep of the cottage, which also had its own well maintained attractive gardens for relaxing in. The staff were welcoming and helpful and all in all we had an excellent holiday at Stanley Ghyll Cottage.

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

Reviewed 4 Aug 2011

We had stayed in another cottage a few weeks previously (Hardknott Cottage) and clearly enjoyed that so much we came back again! However, this time we wanted to try a slightly different cottage, so we went for Stanley Ghyll. I have stayed in the lakes several times over the years, but always in the main areas, on the eastern or nothern side. I wanted to take my girlfriend somewhere different so i decided on Eskdale which is an area i had never experienced before. I must say that i prefer this area now, since it's got everything you want; the "Lakes experience" - but not in the mad crowds of somewhere like Keswick. The cottage itself is fantastic as it’s a secluded detached building. The cottages are set in a hamlet called Boot, which has a pub 2 minutes walk away, and another one about 3 minutes away from that! They do fantastic food and beer. There are plenty of other choices too. Regarding things to do; of course there are walks, there's the beach not far away, there's a bunch of hills to climb and Sca Fell pike is close by if you feel like climbing a mountain (which we did and it was very satisfying). While we were there we also popped into Gosforth and had a pottery lesson which was good fun too. I think that the high quality of these cottages + the superb location offer an ideal experience to "get away from it all" without having to book flights, or worry about passports, or whether you're carrying over 100ml of liquid! This is only my second ever review on Trip Advisor and i only write something if a place has had a big impact on me - in this case it was a very positive one.

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