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Ravenglass, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1007857)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "We were really impressed with the owners thought and detail that made Waterside such a comfortable and delightful place to stay."

    It is definitely one of the best holiday cottages we have rented and we look forward to returning next year.

    Thank you very much. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Sarah and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetJan 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a unique location by the sea."

    The property is finished to a high standard and very well equipped. Located in a small village that is ideal for those wanting a quiet setting.

    Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. We are so glad you liked the cottage. Best wishes Sarah and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2021

  • "Thank you so much for a beautiful stay."

    This house and its location is even more lovely than it looks in the pictures and description. It was a joy to stay there for a week, watching the changing tides and winter light from the windows, and exploring the local area. Cannot recommend this highly enough!

    What lovely comments! Thank you very much and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JennaNov 2021

  • "Had a great stay."

    It’s a lively house in a perfect spot for a peaceful break.

    Thank you for taking the trouble to review your stay at Waterside. So glad you had a great holiday. Sarah and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinNov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful weeks stay here and experienced a wide range of weather and changing light, all stunning to watch from the living room with the fire blazing."

    It's a really homely place to stay with lots of thoughtful touches. Very quiet and sleepy village - we live in the city and really wanted to be away from everything so was perfect. There are some local walks from the house or many more a short drive away. The hosts Sarah & John live locally and were very quick to help with any queries/issues. All in all, a lovely relaxed week away!

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2021

  • "Such a beautiful house in a lovely area."

    The house has everything you could want with some fantastic little touches from the owners that push it over and above.

    Reviewed by CassieOct 2021

  • "Could not praise the owners or the cottage enough."

    Stunning location, as described and very comfortable. Kind and attentive owners who couldn’t do enough for us, including posting back my son’s trousers that were left in the washing machine

    Many thanks for your lovely comments. Much appreciated and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

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The property

Holmrook 3.1 miles.

Nestled in picturesque Ravenglass, the only coastal village within the Lake District National Park, with panoramic views over the estuary at the confluence of 3 rivers, Waterside provides a comfortable and stylish retreat from which to explore the beautiful local coast and countryside or simply savour the views from within and soak up every sunset.

A former boat house and sail loft on the site of a Roman quay and warehouse, Waterside offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a holiday with family or friends literally at the water’s edge.

Upon arrival, park in your allocated parking space, round the corner and climb up a couple of steps to reach your front door and make your way into your new home from home to be charmed by the thoughtfully laid-out open-plan, cosy living space, traditionally decorated with exposed beams and a rustic woodburning stove.

Perch at the breakfast bar with a glass of wine as the designated chef makes use of the fantastic range of amenities provided in the kitchen to prepare a hearty meal before gathering together to recount the day’s adventures at the dining table as you indulge.

Settle down for the evening in a sumptuous spot on the sofa, flicking on the Smart TV with a Sky TV Q box to watch your favourite movie as the room is gently warmed with the glow of the woodburning stove.

Escape the excitement and head upstairs to pour in the bubbles and soak your muscles in the family bathroom, or opt for a quick rinse by making use of the en-suite shower room. When sleep calls, retire to one of the three well-presented bedrooms to rest your head, with the choice between a king-size, a small double and a twin, providing flexible sleeping arrangements for a variety of party makeups. In the morning, enjoy a leisurely wake-up maybe enjoying a coffee taking in the estuary views across to Drigg Dunes Nature Reserve from your bed or step outside to take a seat at the patio table.

Stroll from your front door to discover the remains of the Ravenglass Roman Bath House, established in 130 AD, from which the Hadrian’s Wall cycle track starts.

Catch a hawk flying display at Muncaster Castle, or wander along the banks of the estuary and finish with a Ravenglass ice cream taking in the varied sights and sounds of marine bird life on the waterfront green.

For those seeking adventure, embark upon one of the many mountain bike, road bike or walking routes departing from your front door.

Alternatively, if water is your thing with 3 rivers meeting in the estuary there is wide scope for paddle boarders, canoeists or kayakers. Board the heritage, narrow-gauge steam train at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway to enjoy a scenic ride through the picturesque countryside into the heart of the West Cumbrian fells.

On your return there is a choice of pub or hotel restaurant serving delicious food and local ales.

Make memories that will last a lifetime with a stay at Waterside.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x small double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating, ground-floor underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • DAB radio with bluetooth .Smart TV with Sky Q, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking for 1 car, further parking available in village
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Secure storage available for outdoor equipment available on request
  • Public garden outside front door with benches and steps to the beach
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: The double bed is only suitable for one person
  • Note: There are electric (operated internally) window shutters to be used at high-tide and stormy conditions
  • Note: On the very rare occasion of extreme and unpredictable weather there may be a need for extra safety measures to be taken at the cottage, which will be explained by the owner prior to arrival, please contact us for further information if you have any concerns
  • The Wifi in the property has strong signal, however, EE and Vodaphone providers may struggle to get signal at the property
  • Note: As Waterside was a former boathouse dating back to the 18th Century it does not have standard door heights
  • Please be mindful going between rooms and in particular the doorway to the main bedroom upstairs.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Eskdale 4 miles; Wasdale Head 6 miles.

Ravenglass is a small village on the west coast of Cumbria, which made its living from fishing, and in the 18th Century the harbour was also used for smuggling tobacco and other contraband from the Isle of Man. A popular attraction of western Lakeland, the famous Ravenglass to Eskdale Railway, a narrow gauge steam railway known as "L’al Ratty" runs daily from the station through some of the finest and most scenic country in Britain. Just minutes from Ravenglass and easily accessible by a new cycle track is Muncaster Castle, with magnificent gardens and views up to Scafell Pike, and home of the World Owl Trust. This great location boasts a skyline dominated by towering peaks including Scafell - England's highest peak, whilst the nearby stunning valleys of Eskdale, Wasdale and Dunnerdale provide breathtaking scenery to be enjoyed throughout the year. With beautiful Wastwater - the deepest lake in the country, and St Olaf's - one of the smallest churches in England amongst the many landmarks in this beautiful area, this stunning location will have visitors returning time and time again.

Region Information

Note: On the very rare occasion of extreme and unpredictable weather there may be a need for extra safety measures to be taken at the cottage, which will be explained by the owner prior to arrival.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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