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Hardknott Cottage

Hardknott Cottage Living and Dining Area
Very good
17 reviews
Hardknott Cottage Living and Dining Area
Location, Location, Location! Boot village (circled) in Summer beneath Scafell
Winter view of Boot Village (circled) beneath snowcapped Scafell
Hardknott open plan living area
Romantic Galleried Bedroom
Fell Views from the Kitchen
Afternoon tea with local homemade cakes and scones
Breakfast beneath the fells in our glorious gardens!
Brand new bathroom! January 2016
Brand new bathroom - January 2016.
Enjoy a powerful shower or relaxing bath after a day out on the fells!
Champagne for special occasions
Reflections of the scree slopes on Waswater, England's deepest lake, a pleasant walk away
View of the Upper Esk from Hardknott Roman Fort - you can see all the way to the sea!
Wastwater, a pleasant walk away, England's deepest lake
Eskdale and Ravenglass Narrow Gauge Steam Railway - 5 minutes walk from the cottages
Hardknott Roman Fort, overlooking the Upper Esk
Exploring the Roman ruins!
Walkers in the Upper Esk
Boot Village beneath the majestic mountains
Walking boots airing on our pink granite dry stone walls
Lingcove Bridge in the Upper Esk
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Boot, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England
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.

English Tourism Council's 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 to book now!

LATE AVAILABILITY DISCOUNTS - we often have late availability and savin...
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About the Manager, Greg Poole (Property Manager Select Cottages)
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Mar 2008
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 193 reviews and 12 properties
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Listing #HL163157
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Very good - based on 17 reviews
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Mark S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 for a stay in October 2016

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 bathroom. The cottage is warm, clean and very comfortable and Sky ports kept me in...

Matt B
1 review
Reviewed 16 November 2016 for a stay in 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 countless trips to the Lake District, and there is a gorgeous rocky river running right...

Geoff D
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We spent 2 totally relaxing weeks in and around Boot staying at Hardknott Cottage. Being able to walk straight out onto the fells and explore Eskdale, walk 50 yards to the Boot Inn for real ales and good food and then go back to the comfort of the cottage was a big factor in this.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • 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 BATHROOM IN EARLY 2016! 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
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
15 Oct 2017 -
21 Oct 2017
2 nights
22 Oct 2017 -
28 Oct 2017
2 nights
29 Oct 2017 -
18 Nov 2017
2 nights
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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...
Car advised
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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