Cottage in Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England - In A Peaceful And Secluded Location Within The Eskdale Valley
About peter altounyan
We purchased Brantrake cottage in the beautiful Eskdale valley for the outstanding views all around, peaceful setting, lovely scenery and wide range of fell and valley walks. Eskdale is a very special place and we are very fortunate to be part of it.
peter altounyan purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why peter altounyan chose Eskdale
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
There are numerous walks accessible direct from the cottage ranging from high mountains to low level river walks. Scafell and Scafell Pike are close by as are numerous other high and low fells.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A wonderful break!
We had a fantastic break at Brantrake Cottage, it is set an ideal and picturesque location with beautiful views of the fells.
The cottage itself is super cosy, the log fire was a lovely touch and made for enjoyable cosy nights
We will be returning to Brantrake hopefully very soon as we loved it! Thank you to Peter and Anne for a great break
Excellent property, everthing you need to enjoy a break
I'd recommend anybody to book this property, well equipped, nicely furnished, endless supply of log to enjoy a fire on November nights.
Great Location, beautiful setting
Perfect for walking, river swimming and local pubs without getting back in your car. The cottage is cozy with a great garden - a real suntrap.
The cottage was in a perfect location for a relaxing vacation.
The cottage was well appointed, clean and tidy having everything we needed for a great stay. The beds were very comfortable.
The only problem was the excessively creaky floor upstairs, it was difficult to get around in the early hours without waking everyone else in the house! However, we would stay there again if we weren’t taking any additional family/friends with us as we really enjoyed exploring that side of the Lakes.
A few of miles away there’s a couple of pubs serving good food, our preference would be The Boot, well worth a try.
Wonderful week in an idyllic setting
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*.
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
The seaside fishing village of Ravenglass is approximately 3 miles away
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
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
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.