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Bridge End Farm Cottages in the foreground, located in Boot Village in the glorious Eskdale Valley

Bridge End Farm Cottages in the foreground, located in Boot Village in the glorious Eskdale Valley

Boot Village (shown in foreground) under mighty Scafell Peak

Boot Village (shown in foreground) under mighty Scafell Peak

Hike or drive to stunning Wastwater Lake

Hike or drive to stunning Wastwater Lake

Enjoy the captivating reflections in Wastwater, England's deepest lake

Enjoy the captivating reflections in Wastwater, England's deepest lake

Relax in the Farmhouse's historic 500 year old lounge

Relax in the Farmhouse's historic 500 year old lounge

Enjoy time with family and friends in Wastwater Cottage's spacious 39ft lounge

Enjoy time with family and friends in Wastwater Cottage's spacious 39ft lounge

Wastwater Cottage's Brand New Kitchen for 2018

Wastwater Cottage's Brand New Kitchen for 2018

The Farmhouse's oak panelled dining room with historic flagstone floor

The Farmhouse's oak panelled dining room with historic flagstone floor

Wrynose Cottage's romantic bedroom with kingsize bed

Wrynose Cottage's romantic bedroom with kingsize bed

Stanley Ghyll Cottage's bedroom with kingsize bed, feature historic stonework and beams

Stanley Ghyll Cottage's bedroom with kingsize bed, feature historic stonework and beams

The Farmhouse - tucked up in bed in one of the twin bedrooms

The Farmhouse - tucked up in bed in one of the twin bedrooms

Wrynose Cottage's relaxing slipper bath and separate shower cubicle

Wrynose Cottage's relaxing slipper bath and separate shower cubicle

Stanley Ghyll's brand new marble shower room

Stanley Ghyll's brand new marble shower room

Relax with a delicious picnic in the lawned paddock

Relax with a delicious picnic in the lawned paddock

Secret walled garden adjacent to Stanley Ghyll Cottage

Secret walled garden adjacent to Stanley Ghyll Cottage

Whillan Beck Cottage looking out to the packhorse bridge over the tumbling Whillan Beck

Whillan Beck Cottage looking out to the packhorse bridge over the tumbling Whillan Beck

Stunning scenery to enjoy on the Ravenglass and Eskdale narrow guage steam train

Stunning scenery to enjoy on the Ravenglass and Eskdale narrow guage steam train

Great family walks and days out along the River Esk

Great family walks and days out along the River Esk

Cool off in the River Esk rock pools, build dams, skim stones - great family fun!

Cool off in the River Esk rock pools, build dams, skim stones - great family fun!

Hike England's famous mountains including Scafell, Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Bowfell and many more

Hike England's famous mountains including Scafell, Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Bowfell and many more

Bridge End Farm Cottages in the foreground, located in Boot Village in the glorious Eskdale Valley

Bridge End Farm Cottages in the foreground, located in Boot Village in the glorious Eskdale Valley

Boot Village (shown in foreground) under mighty Scafell Peak

Boot Village (shown in foreground) under mighty Scafell Peak

Hike or drive to stunning Wastwater Lake

Hike or drive to stunning Wastwater Lake

Enjoy the captivating reflections in Wastwater, England's deepest lake

Enjoy the captivating reflections in Wastwater, England's deepest lake

Relax in the Farmhouse's historic 500 year old lounge

Relax in the Farmhouse's historic 500 year old lounge

Enjoy time with family and friends in Wastwater Cottage's spacious 39ft lounge

Enjoy time with family and friends in Wastwater Cottage's spacious 39ft lounge

Wastwater Cottage's Brand New Kitchen for 2018

Wastwater Cottage's Brand New Kitchen for 2018

The Farmhouse's oak panelled dining room with historic flagstone floor

The Farmhouse's oak panelled dining room with historic flagstone floor

Wrynose Cottage's romantic bedroom with kingsize bed

Wrynose Cottage's romantic bedroom with kingsize bed

Stanley Ghyll Cottage's bedroom with kingsize bed, feature historic stonework and beams

Stanley Ghyll Cottage's bedroom with kingsize bed, feature historic stonework and beams

The Farmhouse - tucked up in bed in one of the twin bedrooms

The Farmhouse - tucked up in bed in one of the twin bedrooms

Wrynose Cottage's relaxing slipper bath and separate shower cubicle

Wrynose Cottage's relaxing slipper bath and separate shower cubicle

Stanley Ghyll's brand new marble shower room

Stanley Ghyll's brand new marble shower room

Relax with a delicious picnic in the lawned paddock

Relax with a delicious picnic in the lawned paddock

Secret walled garden adjacent to Stanley Ghyll Cottage

Secret walled garden adjacent to Stanley Ghyll Cottage

Whillan Beck Cottage looking out to the packhorse bridge over the tumbling Whillan Beck

Whillan Beck Cottage looking out to the packhorse bridge over the tumbling Whillan Beck

Stunning scenery to enjoy on the Ravenglass and Eskdale narrow guage steam train

Stunning scenery to enjoy on the Ravenglass and Eskdale narrow guage steam train

Great family walks and days out along the River Esk

Great family walks and days out along the River Esk

Cool off in the River Esk rock pools, build dams, skim stones - great family fun!

Cool off in the River Esk rock pools, build dams, skim stones - great family fun!

Hike England's famous mountains including Scafell, Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Bowfell and many more

Hike England's famous mountains including Scafell, Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Bowfell and many more

Bridge End Farm Cottages

Cumbria, CA19 1TG

In the heart of the breathtaking Lake District National Park

  • Sensational scenery, magnificent mountains
  • All the best Lakeland hikes from your cottage
  • Two pubs serving excellent food within 200 yards
  • Immerse yourself in 500 years of history
  • Perfect for romantic breaks or honeymoons
  • Fun for all the family or large groups

Awards

VisitEngland Gold award for excellence
VisitEngland 4 star
VisitEngland 5 star

Cottages

From £875
  • Scafell Cottage exterior
  • Scafell Cottage Dining Area
  • Scafell Cottage view out to garden
  • Picnic in the beautiful paddock
  • Upstairs ensuite kingsize bedroom
  • Scafell Brand New Ensuite Claw Foot
  • Gallery twin bedroom
  • Our cottages in Boot in foreground
  • Scafell Downstairs Double Bedroom
  • Scafell Brand New Ensuite Bathroom
  • Bridge at Wasdale Head
  • Steam train - stunning scenery
  • Explore Hardknott Roman Fort
  • Historic Eskdale monuments
  • Great days out hiking
  • Wastwater Lake 'Britain's Best View
  • Hike England's highest mountains

There are 7 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 9Sleeps 9
    • Bedrooms 4Bedrooms 4
    • Dines 16Dines 16
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dog Free SiteDog Free Site
    • Spa treatments availableSpa treatments available
    • Activity breaks availableActivity breaks available
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Coal/Log Effect FireCoal/Log Effect Fire
    • Extra beds availableExtra beds available
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Lake/river onsiteLake/river onsite
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Walkable Fine DiningWalkable Fine Dining
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)
From £595
  • Detached Stanley Ghyll Cottage
  • Celebrate in Style
  • Romantic beams and kingsize bed
  • Stone features in bedroom
  • Recently fitted marble shower room
  • Brand new marble shower room
  • Decorative grey marble mosaics
  • Local slate and beautiful marble
  • Light and airy interior
  • Brand new sofa
  • Quality bed linen & fabrics
  • Secret walled garden adjacent
  • Relax in the secret walled garden
  • Entrance to walled garden
  • Hike to Stanley Ghyll Waterfall
  • Hardknott Roman Fort in Eskdale
  • Eskdale narrow gauge steam railway
  • Historic sights in all directions!
  • Devoke Water in Eskdale
  • Afternoon Tea for Two
    • Sleeps 2Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1Bedrooms 1
    • Dines 2Dines 2
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dog Free SiteDog Free Site
    • Spa treatments availableSpa treatments available
    • Activity breaks availableActivity breaks available
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Lake/river onsiteLake/river onsite
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Walkable Fine DiningWalkable Fine Dining
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)
From £875
  • Our cottages in Boot in foreground
  • Boot Village beneath mighty Scafell
  • Character oak beamed lounge
  • Lounge & Queen Anne Court Cupboard
  • Brand New Kitchen in 2018
  • 500 years old with private garden
  • Oak panelled dining room
  • Antique 300 year old court cupboard
  • Twin bedroom - tucked up for bed...
  • Twin bedroom
  • The Farmhouse Master Bedroom
  • Family freestanding bath and shower
  • Farmhouse family bathroom
  • En suite bath and over bath shower
  • Farmhouse private garden
  • Steam train - 5 minutes away
  • Nearby Wastwater in Spring
  • Dramatic reflections on Wastwater
  • Great days out hiking
  • Relax by a roaring fire
    • Sleeps 8Sleeps 8
    • Bedrooms 4Bedrooms 4
    • Dines 8Dines 8
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dog Free SiteDog Free Site
    • Spa treatments availableSpa treatments available
    • Activity breaks availableActivity breaks available
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Real fireReal fire
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Lake/river onsiteLake/river onsite
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Walkable Fine DiningWalkable Fine Dining
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)
    • National Trail within 10 milesNational Trail within 10 miles
From £875
  • Light, open plan lounge/dining
  • Relax with SKY TV and a good read
  • Wastwater's New Kitchen for 2018
  • Play our antique baby grand piano
  • Brand new family shower room
  • Newly renovated ensuite wetroom
  • Brand new ensuite bathroom
  • First floor twin & period features
  • Ground floor kingsize bed
  • Mutli purpose bedroom with ensuite
  • Relax with a picnic in the garden
  • Fells rising behind cottage
  • Eskdale narrow gauge steam railway
  • Hike or drive to Wastwater Lake
  • Build dams in River Esk rock pools
  • Family walks and days out
  • Jumping in the mountain rock pools
  • Hike 20 minutes to stone circles
  • Brand New Kitchens in 2018
  • Our cottages in Boot in foreground
    • Sleeps 7Sleeps 7
    • Bedrooms 4Bedrooms 4
    • Dines 7Dines 7
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dog Free SiteDog Free Site
    • Activity breaks availableActivity breaks available
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Coal/Log Effect FireCoal/Log Effect Fire
    • Extra beds availableExtra beds available
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Lake/river onsiteLake/river onsite
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Walkable Fine DiningWalkable Fine Dining
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)
From £595
  • Open plan living, dining & kitchen
  • Our cottages in Boot in foreground
  • Eskdale pink granite & fells behind
  • New Kitchen & Karndean Flooring
  • Stylish new Kitchen for 2018!
  • Cottage door to lawned paddock
  • Relax in the garden with a picnic
  • Romantic galleried bedroom
  • Recently renovated bathroom
  • Brand new over bath shower
  • Lovely new mosaic decor
  • Enjoy afternoon tea in comfort
  • Relax with full SKY TV
  • Explore Hardknott Roman Fort
  • Dramatic location of Harknott Fort
  • Reflections in Wastwater Lake
  • Tranquil Wastwater Lake
  • Take a break from hiking
  • Gentle walks through meadows
  • Cycle England's steepest road!
    • Sleeps 2Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1Bedrooms 1
    • Dines 3Dines 3
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dog Free SiteDog Free Site
    • Spa treatments availableSpa treatments available
    • Activity breaks availableActivity breaks available
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Coal/Log Effect FireCoal/Log Effect Fire
    • Extra beds availableExtra beds available
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Lake/river onsiteLake/river onsite
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Walkable Fine DiningWalkable Fine Dining
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)
From £595
  • Lie in bed and enjoy the fell views
  • Romantic bedroom with kingsize bed
  • Luxuriate in quality linen
  • Recently renovated bathroom
  • Take a soak in the slipper bath
  • Enjoy Sky TV and a good read
  • Marvellous character stonework
  • Chill out with a garden picnic
  • Our cottages in Boot in foreground
  • Historic Eskdale monuments
  • Bridge at Wasdale Head
  • Narrow gauge railway - 5 mins away
  • Visit the beach at St Bees Head
  • Hike or drive to Wastwater Lake
  • Reflections in Wastwater Lake
  • Hardknott Roman Fort above Eskdale
  • Sunset in Whitehaven Harbour
  • Hike to Stanley Ghyll Force
  • Boot Village under mighty Scafell
  • Celebrate your Special Occasion

There are 7 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 2Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1Bedrooms 1
    • Dines 3Dines 3
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dog Free SiteDog Free Site
    • Spa treatments availableSpa treatments available
    • Activity breaks availableActivity breaks available
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Extra beds availableExtra beds available
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Lake/river onsiteLake/river onsite
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Walkable Fine DiningWalkable Fine Dining
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)
From £560
  • Whillan Beck Cottage beyond bridge
  • Bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Romantic, luxury bed linen
  • Romantic kingsize bed with views
  • Cottage view of Eskdale Mill
  • Historic Eskdale Mill in Boot
  • The tumbling Whillan Beck
  • Lounge, kitchen and diner
  • Relax with SKY TV and a good book
  • Full bathroom with over bath shower
  • Relax with a garden picnic
  • Boot Village under mighty Scafell
  • Bluebell woods in Eskdale
  • Cycling in the Eskdale woods
  • Steam train & stunning scenery
  • Relax in the River Esk rock pools
  • Explore Hardknott Roman Fort
  • Beach at St Bees Head
  • Wastwater Lake 'Britain's Best View
  • Our cottages in Boot in foreground
    • Sleeps 2Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1Bedrooms 1
    • Dines 2Dines 2
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dog Free SiteDog Free Site
    • Spa treatments availableSpa treatments available
    • Activity breaks availableActivity breaks available
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Lake/river onsiteLake/river onsite
    • Beach within 10 milesBeach within 10 miles
    • Walkable Fine DiningWalkable Fine Dining
    • Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)

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*Please check individual cottages for details

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Extra baby kit

Extra baby kit

Space to play

Space to play

Matched bathrooms

Matched bathrooms

Enclosed Garden

Enclosed Garden

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Site

Dog Free Site

Spa treatments available

Spa treatments available

Activity breaks available

Activity breaks available

WiFi

WiFi

Dedicated Parking

Dedicated Parking

Real fire

Real fire

Coal/Log Effect Fire

Coal/Log Effect Fire

Extra beds available

Extra beds available

Barbecue

Barbecue

Bike storage

Bike storage

Walkable pub

Walkable pub

Lake/river onsite

Lake/river onsite

Beach within 10 miles

Beach within 10 miles

Walkable Fine Dining

Walkable Fine Dining

Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)

Walkable National Trail (within 1 mile)

National Trail within 10 miles

National Trail within 10 miles

About & Contact

Member since 1999

Boot Village (shown in foreground) under mighty Scafell Peak

In the heart of the breathtaking Lake District National Park


The Setting

John Ruskin wrote of Eskdale as 'The Gateway to Paradise' whilst Alfred Wainwright, the famous Lakeland author, described Eskdale as 'A perfect Arcadia in the hills – the finest of all valleys'.

Special cottages in the Eskdale Valley

Our 500 year old Grade II Listed Elizabethan cottages are romantically set in the delightful village of Boot, in the glorious Eskdale Valley, beside a quaint 17th century packhorse bridge over the tumbling Whillan Beck. All cottages are charming, full of character, cosy and warm with free WiFi, satellite TV, iPod docks, books, games and films. There are romantic cottages for 2, ideal for honeymoons, and larger cottages for families and groups, sleeping up to 10. Some are suitable for those with limited mobility or young children. We have two beautiful walled gardens and a lovely riverside paddock for picnics and barbecues.

Village life and great food

Two pubs 50 and 150 yards away serving great food. Enjoy a home-made shortcrust pastry beef and ale pie and a pint of Cumbrian real ale after a long day on the fells! Sample delicious Lakeland ice creams from the village shop then stroll to the mill or St Catherine's 14th century church. A choice of welcome hampers is available including Cumberland sausages from the Queen’s appointed supplier. Plus chocolates, flowers and champagne for special occasions.

The highest, deepest, steepest, oldest!

Within walking distance are: Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain; dramatic Wastwater, its deepest lake (recently voted Britain’s Best View); Hardknott Pass, its steepest road and Boot Mill, its oldest working water mill.

Plenty to see and do close by for all ages

The Ravenglass and Eskdale narrow gauge steam railway is one of England’s prettiest train journeys. Lovely sandy beaches (20 minutes drive), 2 golf courses, climbing, canoeing, pony trekking, local bike hire and Eskdale cycleway, fishing, country houses, castles, gardens, waterfalls, Roman ruins, Neolithic stone circles and majestic landscapes to paint. Swim in the crystal clear River Esk and waterfall plunge pool in our village. Stanley Force waterfall, often described as ‘Lakeland’s Loveliest’, is a short walk from Boot. All the main lakes can be reached by car, as can the cathedral city of Carlisle, Georgian Whitehaven and the delightful market towns of Cockermouth, Keswick and Ulverston.

The finest walks in the Lake District

Get ‘far from the madding crowd’ and enjoy not using your car all week in this tranquil corner of the Lakes. From the cottage door, you can roam the fells and hike up England’s highest mountains. For those looking for something a little more relaxing, there are countless gentle walks beside rivers, through woods and meadows, often passing one of the Valley’s five cosy inns for ‘refreshments’ along the way.

Visiting Spa Service

We are also delighted to be able to offer all our guests a range of sumptuous spa treatments in the comfort of their own cottage. You can book your treatment package prior to your holiday, then simply relax and enjoy the experience once you have arrived!

Recent customer comments:

'What a lovely old farmhouse and a great home from home. Can recommend a bacon butty from the village shop for breakfast before heading onto the fells for one of the many fantastic walks from the door.'

'We came for our honeymoon and feel extremely lucky to have stayed in such a fabulous place.'

'Our 6th year at Bridge End for our February holiday and we couldn’t imagine not spending time here.'

Short breaks, full week bookings and flexible arrival dates

Throughout the year we are offering short breaks on all cottages, with flexible arrival and departure dates as well as special midweek rates. Please see our website for full details, lots more photos, customer reviews and online booking.

Meet the owner

Greg Poole

Now in our 29th year of providing exclusive, luxury accommodation here at Bridge End Farm Cottages, myself, Greg, and the team at Select Cottages are assuredly well-versed in providing all our guests with a truly exceptional Lakeland experience. Having lived and brought up a family in The Farmhouse, we now often return for our own holidays, as you can see from the photos! My connections with Premier Cottages go back a long way too! As one of the founding members and original Directors I introduced the name 'Premier Cottages' and served on the Board the first 4 years with responsibility for the brochure, marketing and recruitment. I am very proud that Bridge End Farm Cottages are one of less than a dozen properties that have remained under the same ownership and have continuously advertised in Premier Cottages in all 20 years of its existence! We look forward to personally welcoming you and your family in our Lakeland paradise!

Location

  • Castle
  • Cycling
  • Pub/Restaurant
  • Visitors Attraction

Muncaster Castle

Historic Haunted Castle, Himalayan Gardens, World Owl Centre, MeadowVole Maze and Playgrounds, Cafe and Giftshops, and special events... A great day out for all the family!

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Eskdale Cycle Trail

The 8½-mile (14km) Eskdale Trail is a fully way-marked route taking cyclists from Dalegarth Visitor Centre in Boot through Eskdale away from cars to the coast at Ravenglass. It is great for all ages and you can hire bikes locally. You can also book your...

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Brook House Pub

Our 2 village pubs, The Boot Inn and Brook House Inn are only 50 and 150 yards away, and there are a further 3 pubs in the valley - The Woolpack, King George IV and Bower House. They are all within a pleasant walk or 5 minutes' drive of Boot and serve...

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Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England, known affectionately as La’al Ratty meaning “ little railway “ in olde Cumbrian dialect. The journey...

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