Eskdale Cottages

If you wish to follow in the steps of Alfred Wainwright, Cumbria's most famous fell walker, then this is the area to do so. With Scafell, England's highest mountain located close to Eskdale, this area is a veritable playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Walking, rambling and hiking are the main pursuits, but if you wish for something a little less energetic, head out to the nearby towns of Keswick or Ravenglass for some shopping. The newly opened Eskdale cycle trails make exploring the valley by bike much easier, as the steam railway La'al Ratty winds up the valley with handy bike carriers, so you can happily leave your car behind. Keep an eye out for a glimpse of the elusive Osprey who are making a welcome return to the area, thanks to huge conservation efforts. Why not book a cottage with a hot tub, the perfect way to soothe tired limbs after a day of exploration? Our Eskdale cottages cater for all tastes and budgets. From dog-friendly to family-friendly, we've got a cottage just for you.


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Inspiration of things to see and do from our cottages in Eskdale

This picturesque valley in the Lake District offers a tranquil escape and a range of outdoor adventures. Explore the quaint village of Boot with its charming cottages and local inns; go cycling along scenic routes like Eskdale Trail; or simply enjoy the peaceful surroundings and the picturesque landscapes of the valley. With the largest collection of Cumbrian cottages, we have the perfect home away from home for you.

Here are the top five things to see and do from our cottages in Eskdale:

Take a Ride on La'al Ratty Steam Train

Take a ride on the miniature steam train known as La'al Ratty, officially known as the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. This narrow-gauge railway winds through stunning landscapes, providing a charming way to explore the region.

Explore Muncaster Castle and Hawk Owl Centre

Explore Muncaster Castle, a historic fortress with beautiful gardens. The Hawk Owl Centre on the castle grounds showcases an array of birds of prey, including the charming and distinctive owl species. Attend a bird show for an up-close and personal experience with these majestic creatures.

Visit Hardknott Roman Fort

Visit the well-preserved ruins of Hardknott Roman Fort, which dates back to the 2nd century. The location offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The fort's remote setting adds a touch of uniqueness to this historical site.

Discover Eskdale Mill

Discover Eskdale Mill, a fully operational water-powered corn mill that dates back to the 18th century. This unique site provides a glimpse into traditional milling processes and offers a serene setting amidst the natural beauty of Eskdale.

Marvel at Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall

Take a walk to Stanley Ghyll Force, a hidden gem of a waterfall surrounded by lush greenery. The path to the waterfall involves navigating through a wooded area, adding an adventurous and off-the-beaten-path element to your visit.

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