Whillan Beck Cottage is a real piece of history at 500 years old.
Located in the lovely village of Boot in Eskdale, and next to the river behind the stunning 17th-century packhorse bridge, the cottage is the ideal place for a relaxing break and only a short walk from Scafell Pike.
The cottage is a cosy and romantic place for two, with a traditional feel, original beams and exposed stone walls.
The lounge/diner and kitchen area is open plan, bright, fresh and cheerful, with lovely wooden fittings and features, and a television for relaxing days inside.
The kitchen is fully fitted with plenty of storage, a gas oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge and microwave.
On the upper floor, the lovely double bedroom has a king-sized bed, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath, a hand basin, and WC.
The views out across the bridge and the village are beautiful, and waking up to that every morning is sure to be a highlight of your holiday.
The outside area is beautifully kept and you’ll have shared use of a lovely walled garden with a dining table and bench for outside dining, or the odd glass of wine in the evening, while taking in the incredible views around you.
The village of Boot has some lovely attractions, with a summer opening village shop, Boot Mill museum, which is the oldest working mill in England, or choose from one of the two local pubs for amazing local food and ales.
And for the hikers among you, you’ll enjoy having Scafell Pike and an amazing range of woodlands and meadows on your doorstep.
Take the time to explore the Western Lakes, with Wastwater, voted Britain’s Best View, the Solway coast and its beautiful sandy beaches, Grasmere, Ravenglass and the Steam Railway, Eskdale golf course with its highly challenging holes for the serious golfer.
Or enjoy trips to Langdale, Hard Knott Pass and Wrynose and explore Muncaster Castle with its amazing gardens of azaleas and rhododendrons.
With romantic strolls and incredible views aplenty, Whillan Beck Cottage is a lovely place to take a short romantic weekend or even a longer break, with so much to see and do in the local area and beyond.
About the location
Wasdale 1.5 miles; Eskdale 3 miles; Seascale 4 miles.
The small village of Gosforth sits amongst beautiful Lakeland countryside and consists of a scattering of traditional cottages, farm dwellings, and pubs serving good food. The village forges links far back into the history books and proudly shows the tallest, and oldest Viking Cross in England, plus the church holds many treasures not least the amazing Hogsback Tombs. Close by are the towering peaks of Scafell - England's highest peak, as well as Great Gable, Hard Knott, Harter Fell and Muncaster Fell, whilst the nearby valleys of Eskdale, Wasdale and Dunnerdale provide breathtaking scenery. There are many local attractions in the area including Muncaster Castle, the World Owl Centre and the Ravenglass to Eskdale miniature railway. This great location has something for everyone.