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Traditional 17th Century Lakeland Grade Ii Listed Farmhouse Four Star Rated

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Oct-2016
Cottage in Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England - In A Peaceful And Secluded Location Within The Eskdale Valley

Brantrake cottage is a grade II listed, four star rated, 17th century farmhouse situated in a secluded and peaceful location within the Eskdale valley. The cottage comprises 3 double bedrooms and is set back from the nearest road. The cottage has retained many of its original features including beamed ceilings and slate floor combined with up to date amenities including washing machine dryer, heating, wood burning stove, dishwasher and wifi. There is a private walled garden to the front and sheltered south facing patio and garden to the rear and private parking for several cars.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We purchased Brantrake cottage 5 years ago in the beautiful Eskdale valley for the peaceful setting, lovely scenery and wide range of fell and valley walks.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

7/14 Our 4th visit though sadly only for 1 week and not our usual 2. Weather interesting. Can recommend George IV inn for good food. hope to return next year.



6/14 Wonderful week in lovely cottage and fantastic location. Garden was lovely and we enjoyed evenings sat outside.

5/14 Amazing cottage in a spectacular location. Had a fantastic holiday. The weather was so good we used the BBQ. Will definitely be returning. Thank you!

14/11/13 Brilliant week, weather excellent, fire best ever, so easy to light. Walking, drinking, eating - Life doesn't get any better than this. If you don't enjoy your stay here there's something wrong with you!



1/11/13 we had great fun climbing the mountain/hill behind the cottage -hard work but worth it. Great area, great house wish we could stay longer. Will come back as soon as possible.



19/10/13 Lovely quiet stay, good walks. Brook House Inn recommended. Would definitely come back!



27/9/13 Had a wonderful time. Idyllic setting, so peaceful and really cosy cottage at night. We’ll be back!



11/9/2013 Beautiful scenery wonderful walks from the cottage. Great local pubs. Had a fab time.



6/9/2013 Our 1st visit to this little gem in the Western Lakes. Fabulous place peaceful cosy and idyllic.



2/8/2013 Our 3rd visit now a lovely time as usual, especially nice as some of our family stayed as well.
Jan 2014
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3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Cambridgeshire
5

Wonderful week in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing week at Brantrake Cottage with friends. The weather wasn't great but with such a lovely cottage in such a beautiful setting this didn't matter one bit! Brantrake is extremely well equipped with a perfect layout for sociable cooking, evening meals (and games of Carcassone and Catan!) round the big dining room table, and cosy fireside chats. Beds are sooooo comfortable too, and both larger bedrooms enjoy front and back views. Although we couldn't spend too much time in the garden, the time we did spend there was sheer relaxation, and a million miles away from our busy urban lives. We also enjoyed (pushchair suitable) walks to Boot (thoroughly recommend The Boot Inn) and Muncaster Castle (stunning grounds), and the boys climbed Scafell while us girls and tots had fun on La'al Ratty (wave to Paddington at Irton station). All in all, we had a great time. Having stayed in many Lake District cottages over the years, I can say that Brantrake is undoubtedly 5*.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janie, Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review and your positive comments. We hope you come back in the future. Anne and Peter Altounyan
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United Kingdom
5

Special place

  • 5 of 5

Brantrake is perfectly suited for walking being a stone's throw from Eskdale. It has walks to suit all ages and abilities and you can walk straight from the door. It's secluded with it's own private garden and long driveway. It has all the amenities you could need including a wood burner and wifi which the teenagers were impressed with! Pubs within a stone's throw too. Highly recommend it and we would come back again like a shot. Perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London
5

Gorgeous cottage

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do this property justice. Its a gorgeous cottage, set in a stunning location. From the wood burning stove, to the lovely sitting-room, cosy bedrooms with crisp cotton sheets, and beautiful garden this is a great bolt-hole. Eskdale is also a must to stay in, peaceful location, great pubs nearby, with the iconic Buttermere and Wasdale within driving distance. The owners were also incredibly helpful providing handy tips on places to go nearby, and great inside knowledge on local walks.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Eskdale.
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Location

From the Owner

Its a quiet area with dramatic scenery and away from the crowds. There is a strong community in the area. The setting for the cottage with fells behind and views across to Muncaster Fell and beyond is very beautiful as are the sunsets. The local area also benefits from a micro climate where the sun shines more often than further inland.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : eskdasle green at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The seaside fishing village of Ravenglass is approximately 3 miles away

Travel:

use of a car is recommended. The nearest railway station is Ravenglass approximately 3 miles away or eskdale green on the eskdale to ravenglass steam railway just half a mile away

Distances:

Eskdale Green is approximately 1 mile away and has a village shop with newspapers and day to day provisions.

Broughton in Furness is approximately 20 minutes drive and has a range of interesting shops including post office, butcher, bakers/cafe, restaurant, greengrocer/delicatessen, outdoor clothing and petrol station.

Gosforth is some 15 minutes drive also has a wide range of shops and places to eat

Further Details:

The cottage is situated beneath Birker fell and within the Eskdale valley and there are many walks and climbs directly from the property or a short drive away.

Places of interest include Ravenglass-Eskdale railway, Muncaster Castle, coastal wildlife sanctuaries, Hardknott fort, numerous mountains lakes and tarns including Scafell and Wastwater.

There are 5 pubs all of which serve food within 3 miles the nearest being half a mile away.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
november dec
18 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£99
Fri,Sat,Sun
£450
 
 
xmas/ new year
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
jan - feb
6 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£115
Fri,Sat,Sun
£475
 
 
feb half term
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£500
 
 
march
24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£525
 
 
easter
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
may
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
whit
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
june july
2 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£775
 
 
summer
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
september
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
early october
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£600
 
 
oct half term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
£600
for 6 nights
£700
 
 
nove dec
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 
 
xmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
new year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A £200 deposit is requested to secure the booking the balance of payment is payable 4 weeks before your stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Fridays for weekly booking. Arrival time after 4 pm departure time by 11 am.

you can pay by bank transfer, paypal or by cheque

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 28-Oct-2016
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • river

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom with sink and WC. Separate shower room with sink and additional WC.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 1 - there is a cot supplied
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one has a double bed, vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. Bedroom two is a twin room with exposed beamed ceiling. Bedroom three has bunk beds with exposed beamed ceiling which are suitable for all ages. All rooms have lovely views

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: One well behaved dog by arrangement. There is a private walled garden and south facing patio to the rear including a large private parking area and a private garden and driveway at the front. Utility Room: The washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer are located in the adjacent barn which can also be used for storing bicycles, canoes and drying clothes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned prior to each stay and linen is included. Towels are not included. Unlimited wood is provided for the wood burning stove and wifi is free. Other: The adjacent barn can be locked and used for storing outdoor equipment such as canoes and bicycles

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