Eskdale holiday cottage to let with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

Fisherground Lodges, Eskdale, Lake District

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Lodges by the rafting pool

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 144361

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Fisherground Lodges offer self catering accommodation in the heart of Eskdale, one of the most beautiful valleys in the Lake District.

With a large sunny outdoor area and fantastic views of the surrounding fells, Fisherground is an ideal base for exploring the awesome mountains, rivers and lakes in the area.

Fisherground is a wonderful starting point for hundreds of walks, either on the fells or along the banks of the River Esk, with tumbling waterfalls and magnificent clear pools to swim in.

For the more adventurous, we have links with the local outdoor activity specialist and can help you organise guided walks, rock climbing, ghyll scrambling, kayaking etc.

The famous Ravenglass & Eskdale Miniature Railway runs along the valley, its steam trains making the leisurely seven-mile journey down to Ravenglass a picturesque old fishing village with a ruined Roman bath house and Muncaster Castle nearby.

There are five good pubs in the Eskdale Valley, the King George is just a few minutes walk away, all serve good food and ales and welcome children and dogs.

Eskdale is one of the quieter valleys in the lakes with a gentle pace of life.

To book on-line visit our website

Fisherground is special, what is it about the place?

Is it the feeling of being at one with nature, with sheep in the fields, buzzards in the sky, and herons on the stream running through the orchard?

The sound of the woodpecker in the woods next door?

The way children can just go out to play in the orchard and the shallow water of the pond?

The Games room where you ca re-discover your zest for life with a game of Table Tennis or Pool?

The ease of walking the dog, with all that space around?

The miniature railway, the famous 'Ratty', whose steam engines trundle along just a field away?

Maybe just the stunning scenery?

Whatever it is it's a very real feeling, of peace and tranquillity where you can relax and recharge your batteries.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Drigg 10 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 185 km, Nearest railway: Ravenglass 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Each lodge has a lovely big sitting room, with Freesat HDTV, DVD and a wood burning stove that keeps the place toasty and warm whatever the weather.

The kitchen and dining areas open off this, the kitchen is fully fitted with combination microwave oven, dishwasher, four ring hob, fridge and all the usual utensils and crockery. Crag View lodge has a conventional oven and seperate microwave, it also has a larder freezer.

There are three bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with twin beds and one with a set of adult sized bunks. The bathroom has WC, washbasin and bath/shower. Crag View has 2 King size double rooms, a bunk room, shower room and bathroom.

Heating is by electric panel heaters throughout and a wood burning stove in the lounge.

An Orange Pay As you Go mobile phone is provided for use during your stay as reception on other networks is poor.

The lodges share the laundry and games room. The laundry has a washing machine, tumble drier, ironing board and additional freezer.

We have a games room with Pool and table tennis.

Further details outdoors

The Lodges share use of a small play area with climbing frame, monkey bars, climbing net, swings and slide. There is also the ever popular rafting Pond.

Each Lodge has plenty of space outside with picnic tables and space to park a couple of cars.

Further details

To book on-line visit our website

The Lake District

With England's five tallest mountains and deepest lake, two national parks, three areas of outstanding beauty and much more, Cumbria's rich natural environment is simply unique. Come to Cumbria and you can't help but want to be part of the landscape. Exploring the great outdoors you will discover some of the most beautiful scenery, amazing outdoor activities and interesting history in the world.

A few of the attractions nearby are:

Boating on Derwentwater, Coniston and Windermere

Windermere, with its Steamboat Museum, marina, water skiing and sailing

Horse riding and pony trekking

Dozens of historical houses and castles open to the public

Wordsworth's birthplace and his homes, Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount

Brantwood, home to John Ruskin:

Golf courses

Cumbria's coast with sandy beaches

The 'Theatre by the Lakeside' at Keswick:

The Lakeland Sheep and Wool Centre:

Shopping at Ambleside Keswick and Kendal

Historic port of Whitehaven.

Steamboat Gondola on Coniston

Lake Stott Park Bobbin Mill Museum

South Lakeland Wild Animal Park:


Eskdale is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Lake District. Situated on the quieter side of the National Park, it has a peaceful tranquility that makes it especially appealing to those who want to avoid the crowds.

Attractions nearby:

Scafell Pike - England's highest mountain

Wastwater - England's deepest lake and finest view

Hundreds of riverside, valley and mountain walks and climbs

West Lakes Adventure offers a choice of Lake District activities including rock climbing, abseiling, ghyll scrambling and kayaking.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Miniature Railway:

Muncaster Castle, with its azaleas, rhododendrons and Owl Sanctuary. &

Hardknott Roman Fort & Ravenglass Roman Bath House

Eskdale Corn Mill - still working with its waterwheel

Ravenglass fishing village

Fold End Art Gallery

Fishing on river or stocked pool

Stanley Ghyll waterfall

Fishing on river or local stocked pools (day permit available from Holmrook Garage).

The village shop at Eskdale sells a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go, alcohol and newspapers, as well as outdoor clothes and equipment:

5 pubs in the valley - please visit (200 yards), or for the three of the nearest pubs

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2 Oct 2015


"Peace and quiet"

We have been visiting Fisherground Lodges, generally twice a year, for the past 14 years. Over the years there have been many updates and improvements to the properties. We always holiday with our dog, who is made most welcome. For us it is the ideal holiday, fresh air, lovely scenery and a clean and comfortable place to stay. To return to the lodge after a hard days walking and enjoy a good nights sleep in the comfortable bed is indeed a pleasure. Don't forget to take your camera and don't miss the local pub which is 10 minuets walk.

28 Sep 2015


"Perfect escape!!!"

We rented one of the lodges that sleep 6 people. First priority for us was being able to take the cats with us which was no problem. The lodge is well out off the beaten track and next to a campsite, this created no problems and the seclusion was excellent. The lodge itself was warm, very tidy and clean. The provision of cooking utensils and basic cleaning items was welcome, as was enough logs, kindling and firelighters to begin the stay. The log burner really pumps out some heat once you get it going. You are left to your own devices once there which was perfect from our point of view. The owner called round briefly to say hello the day before we left and we saw him again as we left the lodge to go home. Other than that we didn't see him, there are instructions for all appliances left easily found along with emergency telephone numbers including a vet (nice touch. The only spoilers are the distance to local attractions and supermarkets, but most places are within an hour so no real issue with this. Also, the internet connection was patchy at best, got disconnected a lot while there. However, this really is an out of the way location so was amazed to even get a connection at all, can't really complain. I'm disabled so a wheelchair ramp to the veranda would be nice but I took my own ramps and this sorted that out. Wet room instead of a bath would be nice too, but again, I knew this wasn't a disabled adapted venue when I booked and I'm still going back that's how much I like it. Would definitely recommend and have aready re-booked for next year.

12 Nov 2014


"Tranquil and beautiful"

A wonderful place to stay if you like being in the middle of the mountains, a bit tricky to get to if you're a wary road user but if you enjoy the "real" Lake District rather than busy tourist attractions of Bowness, Ambleside, Keswick etc then you cannot beat these lodges

22 Sep 2014



My Husband and I stayed in Wood Bank Lodge for a second time, had a fantastic stay again, lodge very clean and comfortable, and has everything you need, perfect location too. We will be back again!

22 Mar 2014


"Brilliant place to holiday"

Wonderful cabin, modern, fresh, clean, well equipped, great location, brilliant attention to detail, very friendly owners!

5 Feb 2014


"All in all a lovely place to stay !"

Our family has stayed regularly and at different times of the year in the Fisherground Lodges since the 1990s and we love them. This January we chose the new lodge, Crag View, which has the advantage of being bigger, having two bathrooms and toilets and huge windows looking directly over the fell side – beautiful! Over the years we’ve found all the lodges to be comfortable, cosy and quiet. They’re set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings and the facilities are excellent with plenty of hot water and good heating. And it’s lovely to use the wood burner when it’s cold outside ! We’ve enjoyed our walks from the door onto ‘the tops’ or along the valley floor on our way to good pub lunches or dinners. And it’s only 20 minutes down to the coast for when we fancied a beach walk. Pete who runs the lodges is always pleasant and helpful and ready to answer our questions. All in all a lovely place to stay !

2 Jul 2013


"Fantastic place to stay."

We have just returned from a week stay in Crag View, Fisherground lodges. Easy booking service. Fantastic lodge, well thought out with extra touches to make the stay easier. We travelled with our 10month old baby and a cot and high chair were in the lodge ready for us upon arrival which was helpful. Location was stunning, fantastic views, very peaceful and great for walks, visiting lakes or going on the little steam train which has a stop from the field next door. Lots of pubs nearby for meals, one in walking distance which was very nice. Pete and Kathryn were very welcoming and even went out of their way in returning property to us that we left. Had a lovely time and will definitely be returning. Can not recommend enough for a stay, well worth it.

21 Mar 2013


"Luxury accommodation with an amazing view"

The new lodge at fisherground has everything you could need. It is very well thought out, with all fixtures and fittings to excellent standard. The rooms were spacious and with two luxury bathrooms with two teenagers was a great bonus (with added luxury of a heated floor no less!). Wood burner made it even more cosy. Views were stunning - no need to turn the tv on. Well situated - short walk to pub and numerous potential walks from your front door.

15 Jun 2012


"Perfect place to stay"

My family consists of a dog, baby, toddler and husband and we all enjoyed our stay at the lodge. Was very impressed with what was provided for us and the wood burning fire was a welcome comfort after a good days walking. Have all ready recommended the lodges to friends.

14 Feb 2012


"Perfect Cosy Lodge"

We stayed here for a long weekend and we couldn't have been more happy! We unfortunately had a little problem travelling down due to the weather but even managed to get hold of the owners for a late night telephone call to help us get directed to another route. Once we arrived at the lodge we were really happy. The lodge was very warm and welcoming. Not to mention the fantastic wood burning stove!! It was all exceptionally clean, good hot shower, and had all the full mod cons you need! There was only two of us plus the dog however these are big enough to accommodate 6 people - very spacious! Remember to take some £1 coins with you for the electricity....don't let this put you off, we were there for 3 days and only used about £6 worth of electricity! We took a dog with us and its a perfect site for this.......we struggled to get him back indoors once he was in the stream! I would recommend these lodges for anyone, excellent location to see Eskdale with a fab pub down the road for a good roast dinner at the end of a long days walk. We will definitely be returning! Thanks for a great stay!

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