A remarkable restoration has resulted in this four bedroom cottage retaining fantastic, exposed, pink granite feature stonework throughout. Downstairs vaunts an enormous 45ft living and dining area with exposed beams and baby grand piano beneath its full height ceiling. During the original renovations, we had to bring in additional beams to the kitchen and dining areas, simply so that the weight of the heavy slate roof tiles could be supported. You will now see these criss-crossed above you! Upstairs, where the workers used to live, hundreds of years ago, exhibits an ancient chimney and its recess. With a kitchen and two ground floor double bedrooms, one downstairs family bathroom and one ensuite shower room, this cottage is ideal for those guests who may require or prefer ground floor facilities.
When it comes to bedrooms and bathrooms, Wastwater Cottage most certainly has something to suit every individual! The upstairs snug has a single captain’s bed with pull out single mattress also underneath and full size cot. This bedroom also has an ensuite bathroom with bath. A second bedroom with twin beds lies across the landing and under the oak beam! Downstairs Wastwater has two double bedrooms with king-size beds, which may suit those with limited mobility. One of these bedrooms has an ensuite wet room. There is also a main family shower room downstairs, so you won’t be queuing!
This cottage is named after Wastwater, England’s deepest lake. At its deepest point, it delves down 260ft, nearly 80m! Wastwater Lake lies in the neighbouring valley to Eskdale, Wasdale, which is a pleasant 5 mile walk over Esk Fell to our seven cottages near Wastwater. You will pass via our peat hut, the Neolithic and Bronze Age stone circles and the beautiful Burnmoor tarn, without having to endure a huge amount of climbing – we highly recommend this walk!
Ground floor: kitchen with all modern appliances. Large 30-foot open plan dining area and lounge with baby grand piano. 1 double bedroom with king-size bed. 1 double bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite wetroom. Family shower room. The two ground floor bedrooms and shower rooms make this cottage ideal for those with limited mobility.
First floor: 1 twin bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bedroom with single captain’s bed plus full size, pull out, single mattress underneath and full size baby cot plus ensuite bathroom with bath.
Wastwater Cottage accepts 2 well behaved dogs, 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.