Cumbria and Lake District

Self-catering holiday cottages to rent near Eskdale

When talking about the Lake District, the one thing on most peoples’ lips will undoubtedly be the weather. However, with so much to see and do in the area, it doesn’t really make much difference whether it’s rain, hail or snow! Holiday accommodation for short breaks in the Eskdale Valley in the heart of the central Lake District is available all year round.

There can be no denying that the Lake District is one of the wettest regions in England. This is because the weather that blows in from the Irish Sea is trapped by the mountains in the region, and this, coupled with Cumbria’s North Westerly location, produces the overtly damp climate. However, while October to January tend to be the wettest months, March to June tend to be the driest months, often providing some wonderfully temperate and pleasant weather. Holiday homes are suitably prepared, log fires and wood burning stoves are almost standard, wet rooms and drying rooms, swimming pools and games rooms are often considered as an insurance policy against the elements!

Renovated Lakeland farmhouses, barn conversion and cottages with great views of the Lakeland fells and towards the sea coastal properties are situated at the foot of Eskdale - a well known as the starting point for the ’L’all Ratty’, Eskdale’s miniature steam railway. If you’re self-catering in the Lake District, where you run to your own timetable, you could spend a relaxed day taking a casual trip to Muncaster Castle, a “Cumbria and North West’s Attraction of the Year” winner located between the Irish Sea and the Lake District Fells. It’s a superb day out for all ages. And if one day isn’t enough, then why not return before the end of your stay to finish off?

Exterior | Ganny Cottages - Ganny House, Birkerthwaite, Birkermoor

Ganny House Lvl, Cumbria

Dog friendly holiday cottage in Birkerthwaite, Birkermoor with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Short Breaks All Year.

Surrounded by stunning dramatic scenery, this delightful holiday cottage is in an ideal location for walkers and nature lovers alike.

  • Grouped Properties
  • Rural Location
  • Shower
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone Chargeable
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Lake District
  • Heritage Collection
  • English Country Cottages
  • Parking - On Site
  • Country Cottages
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Open plan living/dining room/kitchen | Ganny Cottages - Ganny Cottage, Birkerthwaite, Birkermoor

Ganny Cottage Lzl, Cumbria

Luxury cottage for two in Birkerthwaite, Birkermoor with 1 bedroom, sleeps 2. Pets welcome. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Short Breaks All Year.

This holiday cottage, with beams salvaged from shipwrecks on the Cumbrian coast, lies in an idyllic rural location.

  • Grouped Properties
  • Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
  • Shower
  • Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Lake District
  • Heritage Collection
  • English Country Cottages
  • Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
  • Country Cottages
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Exterior | Irton Hall - Ormondroyd Cottage, Irton, Eskdale

Ormondroyd Cottage, Cumbria

Pet friendly self catering in Irton, near Eskdale with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

With balcony overlooking open countryside, this charming cottage is central for great walking with the Langdales and Hard Knott Pass nearby.

  • Barbecue
  • Grouped Properties
  • Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
  • Shower
  • Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Lake District
  • Heritage Collection
  • Green Scheme
  • Cumbrian Cottages
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
  • Flexi Cottages
  • Parking - On Site
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Staying in the Eskdale Valley - golf holiday in The lake District?

Golf aficionados will agree that the championship standard course at Silloth-on-Solway is probably one of the best in Cumbria, with its intriguing layout and the consistently high reviews it receives in golfing magazines. Another golf club of note, Eskdale, is renowned for its views of Scafell Pike as well as its unique 14th hole, where the tee looks towards an island green set in a huge trout pond (fishing rods not allowed!).

Taking a golfing break is all the more reason to opt for a self-catering base, where you’ll find that your time is your own and you’ll even have somewhere private to clean your golf clubs at the end of the day! Whether you opt for a cottage, lodge, apartment, house, chalet or even a camping and caravanning site, there is nearly always a golf course within an easy reach by car.

And of course as the day’s winner, you’ll have plenty of time to stop at one of the quality inns or pubs you’ll pass on the way back to your self-catering accommodation and pay for that final ‘round’!