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Beautiful Cottage, Spectacular Views - Pets Welcome

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Cottage in Eskdale, The Lake District, Cumbria - Full Sky Package, Broadband, Phone, Towels - No charge

Set in scenery that will take your breath away, this enchanting ‘get away from it all’ cottage offers superb comfort and style, total peace and quiet, fantastic walking from the door – and fun family attractions within a short drive. Full of comfy sofas, books and games, with a log-burning stove in the farmhouse kitchen and cosy open fire in one of the two sitting rooms, it's all you've ever wanted in a holiday home - and offers excellent value, with everything included in the price.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We're Candy and Andrew Goad - and we're lucky enough to live in the Lake District, waking up every day to the sight of mountains and rushing rivers, and the sounds of skylarks and sheep. I was a creative director in a previous existence and love designing the ultimate holiday cottage - warm, welcoming, stylish - and a real home from home.

Andrew loves doing up old houses and bringing them back to life. So he maintains the properties (and is on call if you need any help!) while I organise the bookings and make sure each of our three cottages is as gorgeous as it can be.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Here are a few of the lovely comments we've had about High Ground:



"Fantastic location, beautiful views, superbly presented, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, comfortably fitted us all in, 6 adults 4 children and 2 dogs. Would love to stay again and will definitely be recommending the cottage."



"We had a wonderful time Candy, You have such a beautiful house."



"We had a great time at your cottage in High Ground, its a lovely place."



‘Fantastic location, beautiful views, superbly presented, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here’
Oct 2009
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14 Reviews

4.9
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We chose High Ground Cottage because it not only looked lovely but was big enough to fit all of us in and would welcome the three dogs!!

It turned out to be the best choice we could have made. Not only is the cottage as beautiful in reality as it is in the pictures it is cosy, comfortable, peaceful and boasts the most amazing views across the fells with only sheep and cows for company. The cottage comes with everything we needed including a wonderfully well stocked library and plenty of board games to suit all ages (in our case fro 7 to 65!). There are lovely walks right outside the cottage door and loads of things to do further afield including some lovely pubs with excellent food and the wonderful La'al Ratty steam train to take you all the way to the coast at Ravenglass.

We had a wonderful week and will, hopefully, return to High Ground in the not too distant future.

Thank you Candy for allowing us to rent your beautiful cottage

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable , clean, well stocked ,stunning views. Perfect

place for a family holiday. Our ages ranged from one year to 82 and there was plenty of space to spread out. Lots of walks from the house and sheep , cows and the occasional hare to re-enforce the holiday feel ! To be highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family holiday house

  • 5 of 5

We have just had another fantastic week at high ground cottage. Whilst there in August we booked for may half term. High expectations and rose tinted memories did not disappoint. Four adults, five odd and two dogs all had a brilliant time the house is spacious and comfortable with the most amazing views and setting - good for the soul. Being able to walk out the door and head to the lake and go Stanley they'll waterfall meant we had lots of great days without getting into the car! We will definitely be back. The Carroll's and the White's.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Loondon
5

Lovely large house in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Highground cottage was perfect, the location and views are as lovely and inspiring as any in England and you feel as though you are miles from anyone gazing over the green sheep and lamb filled fields to climbing fells and rocky peaks. The house is very well equipped with cooking facilities and surprisingly good internet connection as well as satellite TV. The rooms each have a different character and while our group favored the large kitchen table, we also gathered around a fire in the study and played board games in the lounge. As mountain bikers we explored the surrounding hills and passes mostly from the house but also made a short journey by car to Grizedale for a day of trail riding. The owners were friendly and communicative making booking and getting information a pleasure. Overall a wonderful place to stay that will remain in my memory for a long time to come.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal location, perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just a quick note to say thank you for the opportunity to stay at High Ground Cottage. We had a wonderful weekend, and the weather was great. We stopped at the market at Cartmel on the way up, went on the Ratty, picnic'd at Muncaster, ice creams at Seascale, walked to Stanley Ghyll.

The cottage was great. We were a party of 10 - 7 adults, 3 small children, and it had everything we needed. Toys, space, plenty of hot water and a table big enough for all of us to get around. And unbeatable best views.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London
5

Simply out of this world !

  • 5 of 5

I went for a week with my husband and our two dogs. It is one of the most beautiful places i have been to. The view from the cottage was beautiful - waking up every morning and looking out of the window was superb and the location is amazing. The garden is a fantastic size and so peaceful - you just look onto the beautiful landscape. There are so many local walks and pubs close by as well. scafell pike is a short drive away. The cottage is lovely and modern. I loved the kitchen it was so homely. It was so peaceful. I can not describe in words how amazing this cottage and location are. We will definitley be back ! miss it already x

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes me incredibly happy when somebody else feels the way I do about High Ground Cottage - thanks Laura for your lovely words and I'm so happy you had such a wonderful holiday there. Do come back!
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Location

From the Owner

High Ground Cottage was love at first sight. I'd never seen anywhere like this - set amidst wild moorland and the glorious fells, with Britain's highest mountain, Scafell rising before your eyes. It was owned by an artist before me, and is the perfect retreat for anyone with an artist's soul! There's something magical about this place - and I've had to promise my two sons that they can still come and stay here sometimes during the year, even though we don't live here any more...

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

You are in a very special place here - it's just a half hour's drive to some of England's most beautiful beaches at Silecroft and St Bees (which has a great beach cafe). Vast and sandy, these unspoilt beaches have the mountains as a backdrop.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Manchester or Liverpool, both about 2 hours by car. The nearest train station is Ulverston - around 30 minutes by car. Oxenholme-the-Lake-District station is an hour away by car and now has an excellent, fast service.

Distances:

High Ground Cottage is a five minute drive from the post office and stores in Ulpha and not much more to the general store in Eskdale Green. Broughton-in-Furness is a very attractive and ancient little market town just 7 miles away, with excellent food shops selling the best of local produce, plus a bank, several inns, a post office and cafe/bread and cake shop.

Further Details:

There are some excellent inns serving good food within an easy drive of High Ground - the nearest is three miles away at the foot of the Hardknott Pass. Sit outside and drink in the drama!

For a big shop you can go to Barrow - about 40 minutes away by car - which has a 24 hour Tesco Extra store and an Asda. Or why not order a home food delivery from Tesco?

You are spoilt for things to do, like a trip to the coast on the Eskdale to Ravenglass miniature steam railway, Muncaster Castle with its Owl Sanctuary and gardens, Lake cruises on Ullswater and Coniston, the wildly beautiful Wastwater lake nearby, the Animal Park at Dalton, Motor Museum at Holker Hall - while all the Lake District favourites from Beatrix Potter's Hilltop Farm to Wordsworth's Dove Cottage are all just 45 minutes to an hour away by car. There is also riding, bike hire and canoeing.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Early Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£396
for 3 nights
From
£132
From
£175
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 
 
May bank holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
Spring
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
From
£183
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£795
 
 
May half term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
Early summer
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£198
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£845
 
 
Summer
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£232
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£995
 
 
Pre holidays
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Summer holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Early autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£198
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
October half term
13 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
October half term 2
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
End of season
27 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£198
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of one third to confirm the booking, with the balance payable not later than six weeks before your break. A refundable damages deposit of £100 is also required. If the cottage is booked six weeks or less from the start of your holiday we will require the full price, plus £100 refundable damages deposit. All payments to be by bank transfer to a designated account, or by Paypal. With Paypal payments there is a 3.5% surcharge. A small one-off charge for pets of £25 per pet.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day at High Ground is Friday. We ask that you arrive after 4pm, and leave by 10am on the day of departure. This is so we have plenty of time to thoroughly clean the house and change all the beds.

Notes on prices:
Pets are welcome and we have a small, one-off charge of £15 per pet.

We ask for a third deposit to secure the booking, with the balance payable no later than six weeks before your holiday. We accept payment by bank transfer or by Paypal. We are also now able to accept payment by credit card. For Paypal and credit card payments we have a 3.5% charge to cover their fees to us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

Total peace, the essence of the Lake District all around you, skylarks, wild cloud formations and rainbows, snow on the tops, herdwick sheep grazing in front of your garden - but also some wonderful things to see and do nearby. It's perfect for grown-ups who need to recharge their batteries and regain their zest for life - and brilliant for kids who will have a great time on the little steam train nearby, the great beaches you can drive to, the owl sanctuary and much more.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Two bathrooms upstairs, each with bath and shower over Downstairs shower-room and wc

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one with double bed Bedroom two with double bed Bedroom three with twin beds Bedroom four with twin beds

Outside

  • Golf ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The property has underfloor central heating downstairs and radiators upstairs, together with a log-burning stove in the kitchen and open fire in the second sitting room. Kindling and logs are available to buy on request. There is ample parking outside the property. High Ground Cottage is a pet-friendly cottage with stunning mountain views and is actually our home over the winter. That's why it isn't possible to book it in winter months - except for the February half-term when we go away ourselves. That means that it's a warm, characterful home - not just a soulless holiday cottage - full of great books, comfy furniture, a big TV with full Sky package, and a lovely atmosphere. You will relax completely!. The situation is away-from-it-all and it's perfect for romantic breaks and destressing. Terrific mountain-biking, fishing and other sports in the area mean you be active if you want to, in a really inspiring way. Great for kids too, away from traffic & lots to do in the area. Outside: There is an enclosed garden with garden furniture. Utility Room: Washing machine, boiler, clothes dryer, ironing board and iron Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels are provided and the property is given a top-to- bottom clean after each stay.

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