Cottage in Ennerdale Bridge, Lake District, England - Quiet Village Location, and only 1 mile to peaceful Ennerdale Water
About John Ashworth
Family with young children
John Ashworth purchased this House in 2001
Why John Ashworth chose Ennerdale Bridge
This is a wonderfully tranquil and beautiful part of the Lake District National Park. You are close to a fantastic Lake - Ennerdale Lake which is as clear and clean as you can find anywhere. Ennerdale has forestry tracks and which is great for cycling. You have great views of Pillar, you can see down in to Buttermere valley from the tops, and Red Pike, High Stile, and many others provide great walking. The walk around the Lake provides a taste of what lies further up Wild Ennerdale valley. If you like the beach, you are less than 25 mins from the coast by car. You do not get traffic jams on the roads or queues of walkers up the fell paths. If you have not tried this part of the Lake District you should come and have a look! A well equipped, modern and spacious property, ideal for families, and family groups , and groups of friends. We have Sky Sports 1 to 5, Sky Movies , along with Sky Box Sets including Game of Thrones and Others
What makes this House unique
The property is a minute from the pub, which does good food too. It has a bar and restaurant. We have great views looking on to fields and the River Ehen and can see the fells from the property. We like looking at the horses when and sheep when they are grazing there. The garden is South facing and enjoys the sun all day. You see the sun set over the back, and it gets dark at 11pm in the summer, so can enjoy the conservatory till late. The property is modern and spacious, sleeps 10 and our children enjoy the table tennis, snooker. We have Sky Sports 1 to 5, Sky Movies , along with Sky Box Sets including Game of Thrones and Others. You can BBQ (provided upon request) south facing garden overlooking the field and the River Ehen.
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Really lovely family cottage in picturesque village location. Recently stayed at this cottage with two teenagers and our family dog. We all had a relaxing and fun couple of nights. The cottage is very spacious with plenty of room. The living room is very welcoming with a wood burning stove in the corner and very large flatscreen TV. The bedrooms were all of ample size and the bathrooms modern. The kitchen and house had everything you could possibly need. There was even three types of milk in the fridge and this months magazines to read.
There is an amazing walk around Ennerdale Lake and it is close to many other attractions. Thank you for a great short break.
A lot bigger than thought! Great place
Clean, spacious and short drive to lake! Perfect for what we needed with lots of facilities!
Lovely location good sized property.
Generally good but some details need to be sorted.
Further to your comment here, we have spoken on the phone. You felt that the oven needed a deeper clean, and we have now taken care of this. You also emailed us to say, ‘We had a great week at your property thank you very much’. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for the additional feedback.
Very spacious nice and tidy house. Provide all for our big family. All different age groups found what they like. The location is so good. Although it is bit far from the centre of the Lake District but it was so nice to have a quite real holiday. Views around the nearest lake is so good.
We do have a good location in the Lake District National Park. The property lies in a quiet village and within 200m metres of two pubs, yet within a mile of Ennerdale Water, unspoilt and fantastic walking - paths and tracks for walkers and cyclists alike. It doesn't have the queues of Windermere, and it is because we aren't in the centre of the Lake District that the village is quiet and valley of Ennerdale is unspoilt.
These are worth a look:
We aren't far from Buttermere , Loweswater and Crummock Water - three more Lakes if you wish to see other local beautiful places in the National Park. Areas including these were in the Beatrix Potter Films.
We are within 30 minutes drive of the West Coast of Britain. Go to the beach at St Bees.
So the best of both worlds - Mountains , yes, and the Coast -easy to get to.
Special interest holidays:
For outdoor sports enthusiasts the opportunities are endless.
Walking: Strolls along the shoreline of Ennerdale Water, along Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast Path, or up into the high fells - Great Gable, Pillar and the High Stile Ridge all form part of the Ennerdale skyline. Only a short drive to the nearby lakes of Buttermere, Crumnmock Water and Loweswater.
Climbing: The classic climbs of Pillar Rock, Kern Knotts, Napes Needle and Burtness Combe are within easy reach.
Cycling: Whitehaven to Ennerdale cyclepath, a 10 mile long surfaced route, with unique sculptures providing interest along the way. This is part of the Coast to Coast cycle route, the jewel of Sustrans national cycle network. For more off-road cycling, Ennerdale forest offers rides on sheltered, low level forest tracks and Whinlatter Forest Park also has a network of surfaced trails.
Horse Riding: Trekking for all ages and abilities available at Ennerdale.
Fishing: Available on several local lakes.
At the Property:
Sky Sports 1 to 5, Sky Movies , along with Sky Box Sets including Game of Thrones and Others
For a trip to the seaside we recommend St. Bees Heritage Coast, with its lovely sandy beach and Priory Church. You can also walk the first portion of the Coast to Coast Path along the 300ft high cliffs which afford spectacular views and the chance to glimpse rare seabirds as this is an RSPB reserve. If you are feeling energetic, you can follow the path all the way to the lighthouse at North Head.
Further afield is the Solway Coast, an AONB for Silloth and Alloby beaches.
Nearest airport Manchester
Nearest train station Whitehaven or St Bees
A little over a mile takes you to Ennerdale Water. Picnic area at Bowness Knot with gentle strolls along the shoreline and marked forest trails. An entire circuit of the lake shore takes several hours, a highlight being the traverse of the rocky outcrop, Anglers Crag.
Historic towns of Cockermouth and Whitehaven within 10 miles - 15 mins drive (both have larger supermarkets) and Keswick 30 mins drive.
Landscapes: There is plenty to see beyond Ennerdale, visit the landscapes of Beatrix Potter, featured in the recent movie "Miss Potter" - nearby Loweswater and Whitehaven have starring roles. Wasdale has England's deepest lake, Wastwater, and highest mountain, Scafell. Neighbouring Eskdale is a real contrast with sleepy villages, lovely low level walks around the River Esk and Stanley Ghyll Force, as well as the wonderful Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway, which will delight children. Muncaster Castle has beautiful gardens, famous for rhododendrons, the daily owl show and medieval castle.
Nearby towns include; Cockermouth:- Visit Wordsworth house and Jennings Brewery. Boutiques, antique shops and galleries and you can stroll by the river in Memorial Gardens. Trotters World of Animals is good for families. Whitehaven:- The Beacon at the regenerated harbour and The Rum Story. St. Nicholas Church is set in beautiful gardens. Keswick:- a tourist magnet on wet days with all the outdoor shops you could dream of; indoor swimming pool with flumes and wave machine; Museum and Art Gallery, Puzzling Place, Cumberland Pencil Museum and Cars of the Stars. Egremont:- Traditional lakeland town with Egremont castle and Florence Mine.
Within an hour and a half's drive you can visit almost anywhere in the Lake District, for example the well known attractions of:
Grasmere and Wordsworth's homes Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount. Windermere with steamboat and watersports. The Beatrix Potter attraction 'The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends' at Bowness. Ullswater and Aira Force waterfall. Rheged Centre at Penrith with giant Imax Movies, National Mountaineering Exhibition, shops selling local crafts and food. Grizedale Forest with its theatre, sculpture trails and the adrenaline pumping 'Go Ape' aerial zip slides, rope bridges and scramble nets on a continuous trail up to 18m above the forest floor.