Eskdale cottages

Eskdale cottagesEskdale is one of few major valleys in the Lake District not to have its own lake, however this does not detract from its beauty. The valley penetrates deep into the heart of the Lake District. Far up, in remote and wild country, the River Esk rises by Esk Hause, a high crossroads of the fells before flowing down through a largely unspoilt valley to a coastal estuary at Ravenglass. Eskdale is famous for its narrow-gauge railway which offers a scenic journey from the coast to the upper reaches of the valley near the foot of Lakeland’s highest mountains. Eskdale Green is a popular stop along the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway line. The lovely village of Boot is the centre of the dale’s activities. The railway terminates in the valley at the Dalegarth Station at the foot of the fells. At the head of the dale is Hard Knott Roman Fort, one of the loneliest outposts of the Roman Empire. It is built on a spectacular site overlooking the pass which, with Wrynose Pass, connects Eskdale with central Lakeland and is one of the most scenic and challenging drives in Lakeland.

Walking in the area

From your doorstep: Harter Fell, Green Crag. A few miles away: Hard Knott, Grey Friar, Scafell, Scafell Pike, Slight Side. Further afield: Coniston Old Man, Great Carrs, Crinkle Crags.

Eskdale cottages


Check availability Birkerthwaite Cottage, ,
Sleeps 5 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £352575 per week * Ref: CC2900
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Surrounded by dramatic scenery, this small group of holiday cottages at Birkerthwaite, a former 17th century Lakeland farmstead, lie at the end of an unmade track and are surrounded by tranquil moorland scenery and farmland. E...
Check availability Birkerthwaite Barn, ,
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £352566 per week * Ref: CC2899
Pets allowed: * Short breaks available:


Surrounded by dramatic scenery, this small group of holiday cottages at Birkerthwaite, a former 17th century Lakeland farmstead, lie at the end of an unmade track and are surrounded by tranquil moorland scenery and farmland. E...
Check availability Birkerthwaite Stable, ,
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £318510 per week * Ref: CC2898
Pets allowed: * Short breaks available:


Surrounded by dramatic scenery, this small group of holiday cottages at Birkerthwaite, a former 17th century Lakeland farmstead, lie at the end of an unmade track and are surrounded by tranquil moorland scenery and farmland. E...

Bridge End Cottage Boot Eskdale Check availability Bridge End Farmhouse, ,
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £9122032 per week * Ref: CC4071
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Bridge End Cottage is an Elizabethan farmhouse brimming with original features, and is located in the wonderful setting of Eskdale with a pub and restaurant within easy walking distance. Features include a marvellous Jacobean cour...