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Wasdale Head 5 miles.
Irton Hall is situated in the foothills of the Western fells, and sits amongst beautiful Lakeland countryside just a couple of miles from Santon Bridge and Eskdale Green. Irton Hall is steeped in history; both Oliver Cromwell and Henry VI found their way there. Within the grounds is a 1000 year old tree, The Kings Oak. Tradition has it that Henry VI arrived at Irton Hall and sought shelter; being refused by the then owner, Irton, a Yorkist, King Henry spent the night under the great oak in front of the hall, which still stands and is hence called 'The Kings Oak'. An area deemed beautiful by many Lakeland visitors, this great location boasts a skyline dominated by the towering peaks of Scafell - England's highest peak, as well as Great Gable, Hard Knott, Harter Fell and Muncaster Fell, whilst the nearby stunning valleys of Eskdale, Wasdale and Dunnerdale provide breathtaking, ever-changing scenery to be enjoyed throughout the year. Local attractions include Muncaster Castle, the World Owl Centre and the Ravenglass to Eskdale miniature railway, one of the most beautiful train journeys imaginable. Beautiful Wastwater - the deepest lake in the country and St Olaf's - the smallest church - are amongst the many well known landmarks in this awe inspiring and unspoilt area.
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A superb, terraced, Lakeland cottage in the grounds of the Irton Hall Estate, a mile from the village of Santon Bridge, four miles from Wastwater. The accommodation in this welcoming Lake District cottage has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard, and is delightful both as a relaxing romantic retreat and a cosy family base, all set amidst wonderful Lakeland countryside. There is solid oak flooring throughout the ground floor, a king-size bed in the main bedroom, a pellet woodburning stove in the sitting room and a well-equipped kitchen. Guests have use of 19 acres of lovely parkland, and this area of Western Cumbria is a particularly beautiful region. There is superb walking and climbing on the doorstep, and with trails to suit all abilities, everyone can enjoy the spectacular surroundings. Great bike trails are available in the area, there is a local pub with excellent food, a lovely local tea room, Muncaster Castle is a short drive away, or why not enjoy a round on the nearby 18-hole golf course or a ride on the miniature railway in nearby Eskdale? A wonderful Lake District cottage for a superb holiday. Note: This cottage is close to Ref 3977 and together they sleep 8.
Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC. Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with pellet woodburning stove.
Electric storage heaters with bio-fuel pellet woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD, CD etc. Fuel and power inc. in rent, wood chip pellets supplied for stove. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for two cars. Small patio, shared use of 19 acres of parkland and woodland within the Irton Hall estate. Sorry, no smoking. One well-behaved pet welcome. Shop and pub 1 mile, bar in Irton Hall 1 min walk with free WiFi internet access, and serving local ales and food daily.
Previous visitors' comments about William Court Cottage:
Lovely cottage in stunning settings, lovely thought that owner came by to see how we were getting on. I have recommended this cottage to family and friends for next year and hope to visit again.
Mr Foster, Livingston, August 2012
A beautifully tranquil place which is what we were looking for. We loved the cottage and didn't want to leave - it had such a pleasant feel to it. Also enjoyed the opportunity to use the bar at the hotel.
Ms Robinson, Newport Pagnell, August 2012
We enjoyed being able to take our 2 dogs to a pleasant and well-located collage. It was very practical for dog-owners.
Mrs Martin, Great Missenden, May 2012
Loved the location. Great for doing walks from Wast Water and it was a lovely friendly setting for a cottage.
Miss Reis, Cambridge, March 2012