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Hardknott Cottage - Romantic one bedroom cottage in the heart of the Lakes

Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Boot, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England
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Idyllic location in the village of Boot, with two welcoming Inns serving excellent food and real ales. Mountains all around and fantastic walks from the doorstep.

VisitEngland 4 star standard. Cosy and charming with oak beams, exposed stonework and doors leading to patio with garden furniture, barbecue and glorious fell views. Shared paddock with riverside picnic spot. Hardknott is the largest of our one bedroom cottages at Bridge End Farm.

We often have SPECIAL OFFERS available:

Midweek discounts on our 3 larger cottages at Bridge End Farm up until mid October - 30% off for 1 or 2 people, 20% off for 3 or 4 people and 10% off for 5 or 6 people. Please contact us for more information and...
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Listing #HL163157
About the Manager
Greg Poole (Property Manager Select Cottages)
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2008
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

The cottage was really cosy and very well equipped, with everything you could possibly need - other than yourself and lots of food to sustain you for your walks. The delicious fruit cake we found on arrival was a lovely bonus after a very long...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank SL J
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Boot in Eskdale is truly beautiful with excellent high and low level walks from the cottage door. Its a good walk but Scafell is well within range. Hardknott cottage is part of a converted barn with beautiful original features but suoer modern facilities, particularly the...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Mark S
Greg042014, VR Owner at Hardknott Cottage - Romantic one bedroom cottage in the heart of the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay both the mountains and the amazing stars at night. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes from the team at Bridge End Farm Cottages

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Cottage is beautifully decorated and was immaculately clean when we arrived. Cosy and perfect for 2 people. Property owner and housekeeper were very helpful in locating a lost purse after we had left. The local scenery is some of the best I have seen in...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank Matt B
Greg042014, VR Owner at Hardknott Cottage - Romantic one bedroom cottage in the heart of the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed both the cottage and the stunning scenery. Best wishes from the team at the cottages.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Ground floor: spacious living room, dining area and farmhouse style oak kitchen. BRAND NEW KITCHEN IN 2018! Please check out our website for photos!

First floor: galleried kingsize bedroom with space for foldaway bed or cot.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Crib
    2 Fulls
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Hardknott Cottage is our largest sleeping 2, we can add a cot or fold away bed or both for families with young children. Weekly bookings and short breaks are available throughout the year minimum 2 nights during the Summer Holidays. If you are looking for a 2 night short break, Wrynose Cottage which sleeps 2 + 1, and Whillan Beck Cottage which sleeps 2 are now available for short breaks of 2 nights or more, all year round.

If Hardknott Cottage is not available for the dates you wish, please see our other 3 delightful 1 bedroom cottages at Bridge End Farm:
Stanyley Ghyll Cottage (sleeps 2), property reference 163158,
Whillan Beck Cottage (sleeps 2), property reference 163159,
& Wrynose Cottage (sleeps 2 + 1), property reference 163160.

Deposit 30% of total rent
Electricity, gas, linen and towels are included in the rental price.


•Chocolates, Champagne and Flowers: £40.00
•Cumbrian Breakfast Hamper: £30.00
•Vegetarian Br...
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About the neighbourhood
Bridge End Farm Cottages have colourful and well maintained gardens with wonderful views. The cottages are tucked away in a secluded location within the picturesque and historic village of Boot.

Boot has a fantastic setting in the valley of Eskdale eloquently described by the famous Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright:

'Eskdale, one of the loveliest of Lakeland's valleys, descends from the highest and wildest mountains in the district to the sands of Ravenglass in a swift transition from grandeur to beauty... It is a place of many delights, the finest of all valleys for those whose special joy is to travel on foot and a paradise for artists.'

This is the heart of the Lake District National Park with the highest, deepest, steepest, and oldest! Within walking distance are Scafel...
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How to get there
Airport: Manchester: 170.0 km
Railway: Dalegarth: 0.5 km
If coming from the North exit the M6 at Carlisle, then take the A5959 to Cockermouth, Egremont and then Gosforth. Head up Eskdale from the west.

If coming from the South, Depart the M6 at Junction 36. The quickest route is along the A590/A595 along South Cumbria to Broughton in Furness then through Ulpha and over Birker Moor.

There are other options by plane and train:

From Manchester Airport the cottages are a 2 hour drive. You can take the fast mainline train to Oxenholme near Kendal and hire a car there. Or take the West Cumbria train line around the coast to Ravenglass and then swap platforms to take the Ravenglass and Eskdale narrow guage steam railway up to Dalegarth station which is only 400 metres from the cottages.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 12.0 km.
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