Cottage rentals in Eskdale, Cumbria, England

Come and enjoy a pleasant self-catering break in a holiday cottage in Eskdale. Eskdale is a Cumbrian parish and valley within the Lake District National Park. Its villages include Boot, Eskdale Green and Ravenglass. It’s a popular area with hill walkers, offering access to well known fells.


Hints and Tips on Cottage Holidays in Eskdale

Families will be fascinated by the castle, which is said to be haunted, at Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Owl Centre near Ravenglass. Children will love the challenge of the maze and the birds on display at the World Owl Centre. Countless plants grow in the Himalayan Gardens Experience and the grand stately home is noted for its art and antiques, the splendid Dining Room and Library and the Tapestry Room.

Board a steam train, called La’al Ratty from the village of Ravenglass to Dalegarth, which is a seven-mile trip full of gorgeous scenery. You can break up your journey and explore destinations along the way.

Ravenglass is the sole coastal village to be part of the Lake District National Park and much of it is a conservation area. It’s historically significant as the start of Hadrian’s Wall and you can see the remains of a Roman bath house.

The village of Boot contains Eskdale Mill, on the banks of a beck. With machinery that still works today, this mill is one of England’s oldest corn mills powered by water and is the Lake District’s last working mill. You can join a tour of this historic Grade II listed landmark and hear local tales concerning the mill and the area whilst learning about the milling process through photographs and memorabilia.

Boot Beer Festival is a family friendly affair, with a ride on La’al Ratty followed by sampling local beers at popular inns, including one at Boot. This means anyone not interested in the beer can see Eskdale Mill and the kids can enjoy the play area at the inn. More than 120 beers are available at different venues during the festival.

For a great family day out that attracts the wider community, the annual Eskdale Show is a traditional country show with something for everyone, including old farm equipment, home baked produce, a craft tent and a beer tent. Foxhounds, terriers and sheep are judged and there are fell races and activities for the children.

Eskdale is more than history and scenery, although they are reasons enough to spend time here. Family attractions and events make a holiday here even more memorable and families won’t want to leave.

Explore many more self-catering cottages in the Lake District, Cumbria. All kinds of self-catering accommodation is available to rent for anything from a few days upwards although full weeks are preferred during school holidays. There are cottages to sleep 2 in the Lake District, dog owners will be pleased to find a selection of pet-friendly cottages in the Lakes. And the accommodation is not only cottages, there are also log cabins, apartments, farmhouses and even mansions to rent for various purposes and private events. How about celebrating your birthday in the Lake District with a group of friends in a big Lakeland cottage with a roaring fire?

Featured Self catering country cottages near Eskdale, Cumbria, England:

Longtail Loft, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Detached Cabin, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Sleeps 2 retreat in the Lake District with stylish interior and a private warm bubbly spa hot tub, just a walk away from Bowness Village and beautiful Lake Windermere.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £595


Special Offer: from 09 December to 11 December 19
Late availability: from 20 December to 20 February 20

Longtail Lodge, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Lodge, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Stylish and unique one bedroom holiday lodge with garden views, superb balcony area and private hot tub, within walking distance of Bowness on Windermere close to the heart of the Lake District National Park, ideal for romantic breaks.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £795


Special Offer: from 16 December to 18 December 19
Late availability: from 09 December to 11 January 20

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, Lake District.

sleeps 6 - 21 guests
6 - 21
9 bedrooms
9
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

A beautiful country holiday home, set within 7 acres of gardens close to Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1250


Special Offer: from 10 January to 13 January 20
Late availability: from 10 January to 13 January 20

Woodend Cottage, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, midway between the Duddon Valley and Eskdale Valley.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Nestled high up on Birker Fell, this traditional character cottage enjoys a tranquil setting in the Lake District National Park offering comfortable accommodation for up to six guests with a cosy wood burner, beautiful exposed beams throughout and panoramic views across Birker Fell towards Scafell Pike.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £440


Late availability: from 09 December to 15 December 19

Woodend Schoolhouse, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, North England.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3
3 star

Glorious stone-built cottage standing on its own in the Lake District National Park with spectacular views across the surrounding countryside, recently refurbished and offering comfortable character accommodation with special touches such as a wrought iron style four poster bed, this is a great place to stay for two people on a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £400


Late availability: from 22 December to 28 December 19

We have no cottages within Eskdale itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Eskdale. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England