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Large, Comfortable Holiday Cottage in Eskdale Green (Eskdale) in the Lake Distri

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Eskdale Green, Eskdale (near Wasdale), Lake District, Cumbria - Quiet Location. Large Garden. Views To Fells. Dog Friendly. Short Walk To Local Shop & Pubs

Rockwood is in an ideal location to explore the stunning scenery, natural environment and visitor attractions of the Western Lake District. There are many activities to enjoy, including gentle country rambles along the rivers Esk, Mite and Duddon to some of the most challenging mountain walking, fell-running, mountain-biking and road cycling in England. There are numerous places to visit, such as the Roman fort at Hard Knott (upper Eskdale), Muncaster Castle and Wordsworth’s birth place, Cockermouth. The Cumbrian coast has a rich and fascinating industrial heritage and the towns of Whitehaven, Barrow-in-Furness and Maryport have much to offer the visitor. The famous narrow gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (“La’al Ratty”) can be seen from Rockwood as it passes through Irton Road station on its way from Ravenglass on the coast to Dalegarth (Boot) in Eskdale. Eskdale retains strong roots in hill farming which allows the visitor a glimpse of authentic Cumbrian (Cumberland) life.

Simon Mackay
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Eskdale in Irton with Santon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Additional cloakroom facility on ground floor
  • Large bathroom fitted and equipped to a high standard. Facilities include a walk-in shower, huge bath, wash hand basin, WC and airing cupboard. Heating is by under floor heating and a heated towel rail.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Three large double and one small single bedroom: - Bedroom 1: king-sized bed - Bedroom 2: standard-sized double bed - Bedroom 3: two single beds - Bedroom 4: single bed All centrally-heated. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Notes on accommodation: Much of Rockwood’s charm arises from its site - an elevated position on a hillside providing views across fells and fields and a quiet location set well back from, and above, the road through Eskdale Green. A short, smooth but fairly steep gravel path leads up to the house from a parking area at the front gate. There is off-road parking for one large vehicle (eg estate car or 4x4) near the gate with additional parking in the village (400 yards along the lane). Young children will require supervision in the garden because of the relatively steep terrain, stone steps and rocks (the house and gardens are located on a hillside). Outside: Rockwood is set in approximately an acre of terraced gardens on a steep hillside planted with an abundance of shrubs and herbaceous plants. Paths wind through the garden leading to seating areas with views over the surrounding fells and countryside. There are two benches on a stone patio area at the front door plus a further bench in the upper garden from which it is possible to see, on a clear evening, the sun set behind the Isle of Man. Red squirrels, hedgehogs and a fox have been spotted in the garden (as well as, of course, the handsome local Herdwick sheep). Utility Room: Automatic washing machine, iron/ironing board, dehumidifier, drying racks, WC and wash hand basin. Plenty of space to dry clothes, boots, dogs, children etc in the unlikely event of rain. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels provided. House cleaned thoroughly prior to occupation. Multi-week occupancy: bed linen and towels changed and house cleaned (if required) at end of first week. Other: Dining room: light and airy with seating for six people around a large table. A large south-facing window provides plenty of light. There is a collection of board games and toys. There is a high-chair for small children.


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Large, Comfortable Holiday Cottage in Eskdale Green (Eskdale) in the Lake Distri
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Idyllic setting, homely house, great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have had the most wonderful week at Rockwood. It is a real home from home with bright well proportioned rooms and everything you could need. Comfy beds too! Worked perfectly for our family of 4 and dog but easily takes 7 as well. Garden is a real treat in the summer and it's lovely to look out onto the narrow guage railway from the house. Wonderful spot with lovely walks from the house and pubs and a village shop in walking distance. Owners were very helpful. Walked over from the house over Muncaster Fell to Ravenglass and back on narow guage railway, walked from house to Dalegarth Station, swam in St Catherine's pools, went to the beach at Drigg, climbed Scarfell Pike, swam at Blea Tarn - amazing weather and made the most of it. Enjoy the pies from Gillian's bakery in Gosforth and amazing apple crumble ice cream from the shop in Boot. We will definitely be back - I'd move in if I could!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The setting was perfect. The house was delightful and had everything we needed. The children ( and us) adored the little railway, and waving to the passengers.

Peaceful, beautiful...what more could you want?

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to hear you enjoyed your Rockwood Summer holiday and L'al Ratty!
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Special interest holidays:

Members of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society are able to work as volunteers on the railway. Contact the Preservation Society for further details. The railway is easily accessible from Rockwood.


It is only a short drive from Eskdale Green to the coast which contains different types of coastal scenery and wildlife habitats in a relatively small area. These include huge dune fields at Drigg (a nature reserve); long stretches of sandy beach at St Bees and Silecroft (Millom); towering sea cliffs at St Bees Head; and vast sand flats around the Solway Firth (great for kite surfing).


Rockwood can be reached in less than an hour from the M6. For those approaching from the south this can include a beautiful drive over Birker Fell from the Duddon Valley. Although most visitors arrive at Rockwood by car, some have arrived by train. This involves taking the Cumbrian coast line from either Lancaster (to the south) or Carlisle (north) to Ravenglass, transferring to "La'al Ratty" (the local narrow gauge railway) to Irton Road and walking the final 100 yards to Rockwood.


Distances from Rockwood to food and drink:

- local shop (Eskdale Stores): 500 yards

- pub (Bower House): 600 yards

- pub (King George IV): 1 mile

- small supermarket (Gosfoth): 5 miles

- bakery (Gosforth): 5 miles

- large supermarket (Egremont): 12 miles

Distances from Rockwood to visitor attractions:

- Irton Road station ("La'al Ratty"): 100 yards

- Eskdale Water Mill: 3 miles

- Wastwater (Wasdale): 4 miles

- Hardknott Roman Fort: 5 miles

- Muncaster Castle: 6 miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Eskdale, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Mar 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Half Term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
School Summer Holiday
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
We ask for a small deposit (£100) to secure a booking. Bookings are confirmed on receipt of the deposit and a completed booking form. Balance is due eight weeks prior to the holiday. Payment by cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Bookings normally run from Saturday to Saturday. To allow sufficient time to prepare the cottage, visitors should arrive no earlier than 16:00 on the day of arrival and leave no later than 10:00 on day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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