Dating back to the 19th Century, this delightful detached stone cottage sits amongst spectacular scenery and is ideally located in the lovely Cumbrian village of Eskdale Green.
The cottage has been renovated to a high standard, the old part retaining its cosy feel, whilst the new part is light and spacious and looks out over the stunning scenery that surrounds it.
Whether you’re looking for a base from which to explore the many attractions of the Lake District, want to enjoy a walking break in this picturesque part of England or simply need to recharge your batteries, Green Lodge is a charming, welcoming retreat in a truly beautiful location.
The small village of Eskdale Green sits amongst beautiful Lakeland countryside and consists of a scattering of cottages, some farm dwellings and a number of traditional English pubs serving good food.
An area relatively unknown to many Lakeland visitors, this great location boasts a skyline dominated by the towering peaks of Scafell - England's highest peak, as well as Great Gable, Hard Knott, Harter Fell and Muncaster Fell, whilst the nearby stunning valleys of Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale and Dunnerdale provide breathtaking and ever-changing scenery to be enjoyed throughout the year.
Local attractions include Muncaster Castle, the World Owl Centre and the Ravenglass to Eskdale miniature railway, one of the most beautiful train journeys imaginable.
An interesting drive into Eskdale is over Hardknott Pass where there
is a Roman fort which has glorious views down into Eskdale. The ruins are well preserved and still have foundations of the headquarters building, the commandant’s house and the remains of the bath house.
One of the highlights in the Eskdale Valley is The Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway, lovingly known as La’al Ratty, which runs through the valley linking the small villages of Eskdale Green and Boot – the latter being home to a working corn mill, an old iron ore mine and one of Lakeland’s loveliest waterfalls. It will take you on a wonderful, scenic journey down to the coast at Ravenglass.
There is a request stop a stones throw from the cottage.
Eskdale offers a selection of excellent pubs, there are 5 in the valley, the King George IV being less than a 10 minute walk and the others either reached by the Ratty or car.
The valley also offers golfing opportunities, kayaking, ghyll scrambling, canoeing, rock climbing and other adventures. Keen walkers can take on the challenge of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, and discover the spectacular Wastwater, England’s deepest lake, both within easy reach.
Green Lodge is a typical, 19th century, lakeland cottage which once housed and ran the business of a shoemaker and was a smithy before that.
Of course it has been modernised since then but still retains much of the original characteristics.
Downstairs is an entrance hall for coats, wellies and walking boots and also a cloakroom with toilet, washbasin, washing machine and drier, very useful when you return from your walk a little damp!
The modern kitchen is very well equipped and houses 2 ovens, grill and electric hob, microwave, 2 fridges and dishwasher.
Leading from the kitchen is the breakfast room which has wonderful views of the garden and surrounding scenery.
Also leading from the kitchen is another dining area with stairs leading to the bedroom and a doorway into “the snug”. This is a cosy room TV, DVD, freeview and comfortable armchairs.
From this room, and also from the breakfast room, you gain access to the large sun lounge. This has 180 degree views over the beautiful surrounding countryside. Here you can relax on comfortable settees and armchairs or have your meal at the dining table, watch freeview TV or observe the wonderful variety of bird life. We have even had “red” squirrels in the garden!
Upstairs is a comfortable double bedroom with a wardrobe and table and armchair. Next to this room is a large, modern bathroom with bath, washbasin, toilet and excellent shower over the bath ( we have superb water pressure in the property ).
There is internet connection at the cottage and there is a telephone, both of which our visitors are welcome to use. We would have to charge for any calls that are not local though and may have to charge for excessive use of the internet but, on the whole this does not tend to be an issue.
Other than the conservatory areas the whole cottage is heated with gas central heating. The breakfast room and sunroom are heated with convector heaters.
There is ample off road parking for 2 vehicles at the property,
outdoor tables and chairs, BBQ, lawn and patio areas.
The garden is totally enclosed and we do consider allowing well behaved dogs at the property.
All bed linen and towels will be provided and there will be a “welcome pack” on your arrival, including the essentials of milk,tea,coffee and sugar.