Named after the Stanley Ghyll 60ft waterfall, a pleasant walk from Bridge End Farm, this cottage is a unique feature of the Western Lakes with very few detached cottages for two. Slightly secluded, in the village of Boot, Stanley Ghyll is a favourite of many of our guests, many of whom come back for their holiday year in, year out.
The cottage has a large, light downstairs entrance and an unexpected upstairs snug. This room was formerly the bothy or workroom of Arthur Irving, a previous owner who was renowned for his craftsmanship and for carving beautiful wooden walking sticks with handles shaped from rams’ horns. The downstairs bedroom has a king-size bed nestled beneath the beams. The exquisite marble shower room has a large walk in shower cubicle, basin and toilet. Stanley Ghyll Cottage has a ground floor bedroom and bathroom, making it suitable for those with limited mobility.
Adjacent to the cottage is a very pretty, peaceful walled garden with marvellous fell views, in which you can enjoy afternoon tea with home-made cake from the Eskdale Stores or an evening barbecue with Woodall’s range of Cumberland Sausages, the Queen’s suppliers!
Ground floor: kitchen combined with dining area, one step down to 1 double bedroom with king-size bed and marble shower room. The ground floor facilities in this cottage make it ideal for guests who may have limited mobility.
First floor: upstairs snug, flat screen TV and fell views.
Stanley Ghyll accepts 1 well behaved dog, no puppies please. There is a small charge and some dog T&C’s to abide by.
You would be hard pressed to find a more beautiful and tranquil corner of the Lake District than the Eskdale Valley. The combination of the amazing location and accommodation provides the perfect ingredients for a superb holiday. The cottages are the perfect base to explore all of the treasures Eskdale and the surrounding area has to offer. Close by is the beautiful, deep, Wastwater Lake, England's deepest at 79 metres, and about 3 miles long. Also, near is the majestic Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England and one of England's most scenic hikes.
The 2 village pubs, The Boot Inn and Brook House Inn are within walking distance including a post office and village shop. There is also England’s oldest, working twin-wheel corn mill museum, Hardknott Pass (England’s steepest road) and a narrow-gauge steam railway - all close by.
There are plenty of walks with lovely views of waterfalls, lakes, rockpools and you’ll spot lots of wildlife along the way. Also, a great place for cycling; Eskdale Cycle Trail is a wonderful way to explore the valley with many stops along the way which are perfect for a picnic. Bring your bikes or hire them locally.
Other activities close by are: climbing, abseiling, canoeing, pony trekking, fishing and swimming (in hot weather) and much more.