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Wastwater Cottage

Eskdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972617)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

  • View on map

  • Reviews

    Mr Windsor

    “Perfect location set in minute village next to old water mill and near pubs, store and Eskdale steam railway.”

    Ample gardens are flanked by a river and come with seating and bbq.

    Ample gardens are flanked by a river and come with seating and bbq. One of a well furnished and tastefully decorated enclave of traditional stone dwellings giving peace and adequate privacy. Maintenance and housekeeping on hand and provided by two very helpful and charming individuals. All good and worth a second visit soon!

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

For a Lakeland getaway that will suit every generation, Wastwater Cottage offers bags of period charm and character with high end, contemporary style.

With a wealth of period features including local stonework and exposed beams, this delightful cottage is part of an exclusive development of Grade II listed cottages tucked away in the tranquil and stunning scenery of the Western Lakes.

The generously sized accommodation and two ground floor bedrooms at Wastwater Cottage make it ideal for a large family gathering at any time of year. Walk into the stunning thirty-foot lounge at Wastwater Cottage and it's the definition of the wow factor.

Beautifully furnished, with exposed beams, a high ceiling, feature fireplace and lovely squashy sofas, this is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the stunning views.

There's also an antique baby grand piano and a country style dining area that leads through into a fully equipped country kitchen.

There are two double bedrooms on the ground floor, one with a king size bed and a fabulous en-suite wet room and a second king size double with access to a family shower room, which are ideal for visitors with reduced mobility.

Upstairs there's a twin bedroom with lovely exposed stonework and beams and a single bedroom with a full size pull out captain's bed, a cot and its own en-suite bathroom.

The exterior of Wastwater Cottage is every bit as stunning as the interior, with simply breathtaking views over the Eskdale Valley and some of the highest peaks in the Cumbrian mountains.

You'll enjoy shared use of the paddock with garden furniture and those awe-inspiring fell views - the ideal place to relax and recharge your batteries in one of the loveliest places in the Lake District.

There's also off road parking for 2 cars.

The Eskdale Cottages are nestled into the beautiful countryside around the Packhorse Bridge, a 17th Century landmark in the village of Boot.

Just 150 yards away from Wastwater Cottage there are two friendly inns serving local ales and food, and a small shop serves the village during the summer months.

A little further away is the UK's oldest working mill, Boot Mill, while for the more adventurous Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, is just a short walk away.

Wastwater and the stunning sandy beaches of the Solway coast are just a short drive away.

Take a trip over the stunning Hard Knott Pass to Grasmere, famous for its gingerbread, and don't miss a ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway for its spellbinding views.

Eskdale Golf Course will prove a pleasant challenge for the golfers while the outstanding gardens at Muncaster Castle will delight keen gardeners.

Take a picnic to the beach or spend a day trip to the family attractions at Ambleside and Lake Windermere, where a trip on the steamer is not to be missed.

With so much to see and explore in this captivating part of the world, Wastwater Cottage is the perfect holiday home for a multi-generational getaway or to celebrate a special occasion, whatever the time of year.


Sleeps 7 adults in 4 bedrooms: 2 x king-size doubles (ground floor), one with en-suite wet room with wash basin and WC, 1 x twin bedroom, 1 x single bedroom with pull out full size captain's bed and child's cot and en-suite bathroom with basin and WC, ground floor shower room with basin and WC. 30 foot living/dining room. Kitchen.


  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, TV, WiFi
  • Gas and electricity included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared use of paddock with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop (summertime only) and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Working mill 10 minutes

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About the location


Eskdale is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Lake District, often referred to by the locals as ‘True Lake District’. Situated in the quieter side of the National Park, it has a peaceful tranquillity that makes it especially appealing to those who want to avoid the crowds. The nearby village of Eskdale Green consists of a scattering of cottages, some farm dwellings and a number of outstanding traditional English pubs serving real ales and good food. An area relatively unknown to 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, Ennerdale and Dunnerdale provide breathtaking and ever-changing scenery to be enjoyed throughout the year. The valley is notable as being one of few major valleys in the Lake District not to have its own lake, although several tarns are perched above the valley sides. Local attractions include Muncaster Castle, the World Owl Centre and the Ravenglass to Eskdale miniature railway, one of the most beautiful train journeys imaginable. With both beautiful Wastwater - the deepest lake in the country and St Olaf's - the smallest church, amongst the many well known landmarks in this awe inspiring and beautiful area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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