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James Court Cottage

Irton Hall near Wastwater, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 3977)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, cottage is comfortable and there is everything you need"

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Frying pan dirty."

    Poorly equipped kitchen. Coffee machine not working. Persistent flies, not sure where coming from. Uncomfortable sofas (no back support) Window in bedroom wouldn't stay open resulting in room very hot. Noise from neighbors on some nights (not as quiet a location as expected)

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "James Court is in a great location and is an excellent base for visiting the local area."

    Small details would improve the cottage: 1) wi-if was advertised but the data allowance had all been used up so we couldn’t make use of it; 2) no electric shaving point in the bathroom was a nuisance; 3) the main bedroom sash windows would not stay open - not usually a problem but it was a hot week! Otherwise the accommodation was very good.

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2020

  • "The property was clean, comfortable and conveniently located to some beautiful places."

    The Internet was not working and mobile data was intermittent.

    Reviewed by AbidOct 2019

  • "Great place to stay"

    Reviewed by EdwardJul 2019

  • "The property was adequate, clean and generally comfortable, particularly the bathroom and bedrooms, but it was spoiled by various minor issues some of which could be easily resolved."

    The sofa and armchair were ok but not very comfortable (leather is sweaty!); there was little table space to put holiday bits and pieces like cameras, maps, books, etc (the coffee table was tiny); there were no hooks to hang wet coats on; the wood pellet heater in the living room was oversized and noisy, and when we arrived in the evening the storage heater had not been turned on so the room was cold and unwelcoming; there was no washing up cloth or sponge and only one dishwasher tablet. Being on the Irton estate the cottage also suffers from disturbance from vehicles on the gravel drive and peacocks calling from around 5am.

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2019

  • "The cottage is very clean, nicely decorated and is in a beautiful setting."

    I’ve marked the cottage down because on the first morning the shower leaked through the kitchen ceiling onto the table below where I was sat with my children. I had to shout to my husband to get out of the shower and we had to move the table along with its soaking wet contents! The water continued to drip through the ceiling onto the floor for a good half hour and I had to keep mopping it up. I contacted the owner by email and someone came to take a look the next day. He said they’d have to open up the kitchen ceiling to repair the leak so we agreed to use the bath only for the remainder of our four night stay, which was a big inconvenience for a family of four. I mentioned to the owner that I thought a part refund would be appropriate but never heard from him again on that! It left a bad taste on the trip unfortunately. The only other negative aspect was that there is no carpet or rugs at all in the property which means you can hear everything all over the cottage which some might not like.

    Reviewed by DanielleMay 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, warm and well equipped."

    We very much enjoyed staying there

    Reviewed by GeoffreyDec 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in Great location right next to iron hall."

    Lovely to wake up to feathered friends peacocks (not noisy) geese and free range chickens. Walkable one mile distance to the bridge pub sankey bridge which has great food. Ate in irton hall too food was nice. Other close attractions include wast water and muncaster castle. Wi-fi is intermittent in cottage despite there being a router in cottage. Also a welcome pack would have been nice although there was an open bottle of milk in the fridge. Although not originally intended stayed on my own and felt very safe and was enjoyable. Would be happy to return and recommend

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2018

  • "The cottage location was great, the grounds of Irton Hall are beautiful, and the cottage met our practical needs."

    Just a couple of things were amiss...bulb missing from one bedside lamp and very limited trays for the oven. Apart from that the cottage was good. Would definitely return to the area again and consider staying again in this cottage.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2018

  • "Couple of minor faults with cottage."

    I contacted owner and 2 of 3 were put right. Also no wi-fi in cottage, however well equipped.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2016

  • "A gorgeous cottage in a fabulous location."

    Being on site at the hotel was such an advantage as the staff there were so friendly and the restaurant food, breakfasts and dinner, were great. Lovely, we will go back.

    Reviewed by FrancesJul 2015

  • "The cottage was in a lovely setting and was very reasonably priced."

    We loved the sound and sight of the peacocks in the grounds.

    Reviewed by TraceyMay 2015

  • "The location."

    The scenery in the area was spectacular. Good area for walking and plenty to do e.g. the Ratty Railway

    Reviewed by Julia MaryOct 2014

  • "Location of Cottage was very peaceful despite it being very close to other cottages/accommodation and the hotel."

    It was convenient for travelling around the Western Lake District. The proximity of the hotel was very useful and can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as using the bar. All the staff were very friendly and we were always made welcome even when just going in to use the wifi. The immediate response from the owner when contacted regarding extra bin bags was impressive.

    Reviewed by HeatherJun 2014

  • "Excellent location in quieter area of Lakes."

    All major walks in Wainwright's Southern Fells accessible with minimal driving.

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2014

  • "Well equipped and clean cottage set in the grounds of Irton Hall Hotel."

    An excellent location for ease of access to Wasdale Head for keen hill walkers. Particularly enjoyed the food at the hotel bar, 2 minutes from the door of the cottage.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2014

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and was beutifully situated in the grounds of Irton Hall."

    The location is ideal for Wasdale and Eskdale.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2013

  • "An excellent cottage with high quality furnishing and fittings."

    Comfortable and clean it provided everything needed for an enjoyable stay. The adjacent Irton Hall Hotel bar also provided excellent good value meals.

    Reviewed by ShaunJul 2012

  • "Me and my partner absolutely loved the location and how quiet it was."

    The views were outstanding and I'd recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a romantic quiet getaway.

    Reviewed by NathanMay 2012

  • "Great time taking children around the lakes and passes."

    Reviewed by RobFeb 2012

  • "The surroundings were beautiful."

    The cottage was simply decorated but in a tasteful luxurious way. We also appreciated little touches like the ball games and the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2011

  • "Lovely cottage that was well maintained and in a nice, quiet location."

    Wine and chocolates awaiting our arrival was welcomed. Lovely little tearoom just short walk from cottage was a popular daily haunt for us as the food and cakes were very nice indeed. Very relaxing holiday was had by all!

    Reviewed by RussellJul 2011

  • "James Court Cottage is comfortable, well furnished and very clean."

    A peaceful and beautiful part of The Lake District. The Woodlands tea room serves lovely cakes and The Bridge Inn serves excellent meals at a reasonable price.

    Reviewed by BMay 2011

  • "A great location, cottage was perfect with everything you could wish for and more to keep everyone happy."

    Reviewed by GarethMar 2011

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage in an idyllic, quiet location, with easy access to Ravenglass, Muncaster and Wastwater."

    We were very impressed with the cleanliness, warmth and high standard of décor and furnishings. An extremely enjoyable, relaxing stay.

    Mr KnowlesFeb 2011

  • "Lovely location, nice & quiet."

    Cottage very well equipped with good kitchen facilities, refreshing change for self catering to have some decent pots & pans! Bedrooms lovely, well decorated and very handy for local pub etc.

    Reviewed by MichelleDec 2010

  • "Stunningly beautiful area - good pubs in vicinity!"

    Warm, spotlessly clean. Very impressed with everything.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2010

  • "Property was tastefully renovated to a high standard."

    Quiet location with a handy local pub serving good meals. A great location to walk high fells of this area.

    Reviewed by KevinAug 2010

  • "The location was good for the West Cumbria coast, well placed for walking in the Western Lakes."

    Local pub was fantastic for food and beer!

    Reviewed by IainAug 2010

  • "A newly-renovated, splendidly-equipped cottage with an entertainment system well beyond expectation and which made a great difference on rainy days."

    A very helpful and pleasant owner.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2010

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The property

A delightful, end-terrace, Lakeland cottage in the grounds of the Irton Hall Estate, a mile from the village of Santon Bridge, four miles from Wastwater.

Completed and finished to a very high standard, this elegant Lake District cottage provides first-class accommodation, ideal for a warm and cosy romantic retreat or for a family holiday amongst the finest countryside that Lakeland has to offer.

Features in this lovely Lake District cottage include an open plan living area with pellet woodburning stove, a well-equipped kitchen, a fabulous main bedroom with king-size bed and solid oak flooring throughout the ground floor.

This characterful Lake District cottage enjoys the full benefits of this peaceful parkland setting, which is located in a quiet, beautiful area of West Cumbria.

The high level walking and climbing available from the doorstep is unrivalled, and there is a vast variety of walks and climbs to suit all skill levels.

Add this to the fantastic bike trails available in the area, a nice bar in the neighbouring hotel, a welcoming local pub serving excellent food, a lovely local tea room, Muncaster Castle, an 18-hole golf course and miniature railway in nearby Eskdale and you have all the ingredients for a memorable Lake District cottage holiday whatever the time of year!

Note: This cottage is close to Ref. 3978, 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
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, wood 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 several acres of parkland and woodland within the Irton Hall estate
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile, bar in Irton Hall 1 min walk with free WiFi and serving local ales and food daily
  • Please noteL This property has Wi-Fi

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About the location


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.

Region Information

Note: Owner advised customers to bring their own toilet roll.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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