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Beautiful Cottage, Spectacular Views - Pets Welcome

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Eskdale, The Lake District, Cumbria - Full Sky Package, Broadband, Phone, Towels - No charge

Set in scenery that will take your breath away, this enchanting ‘get away from it all’ cottage offers superb comfort and style, total peace and quiet, fantastic walking from the door – and fun family attractions within a short drive. Full of comfy sofas, books and games, with a log-burning stove in the farmhouse kitchen and cosy open fire in one of the two sitting rooms, it's all you've ever wanted in a holiday home - and offers excellent value, with everything included in the price.


Owner
Candy Goad
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Candy Goad

We're Candy and Andrew Goad - and we're lucky enough to live in the Lake District, waking up every day to the sight of mountains and rushing rivers, and the sounds of skylarks and sheep. I was a creative director in a previous existence and love designing the ultimate holiday cottage - warm, welcoming, stylish - and a real home from home.

Andrew loves doing up old houses and bringing them back to life. So he maintains the properties (and is on call if you need any help!) while I organise the bookings and make sure each of our three cottages is as gorgeous as it can be.

Candy Goad purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Candy Goad chose England

High Ground Cottage was love at first sight. I'd never seen anywhere like this - set amidst wild moorland and the glorious fells, with Britain's highest mountain, Scafell rising before your eyes.

It was owned by an artist before me, and is the perfect retreat for anyone with an artist's soul!

There's something magical about this place - and I've had to promise my two sons that they can still come and stay here sometimes during the year, even though we don't live here any more...

What makes this cottage unique

Total peace, the essence of the Lake District all around you, skylarks, wild cloud formations and rainbows, snow on the tops, herdwick sheep grazing in front of your garden - but also some wonderful things to see and do nearby.

It's perfect for grown-ups who need to recharge their batteries and regain their zest for life - and brilliant for kids who will have a great time on the little steam train nearby, the great beaches you can drive to, the owl sanctuary and much more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Here are a few of the lovely comments we've had about High Ground:



"Fantastic location, beautiful views, superbly presented, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, comfortably fitted us all in, 6 adults 4 children and 2 dogs. Would love to stay again and will definitely be recommending the cottage."



"We had a wonderful time Candy, You have such a beautiful house."



"We had a great time at your cottage in High Ground, its a lovely place."



‘Fantastic location, beautiful views, superbly presented, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here’
Oct 2009
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Amenities

Ravenglass Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Two bathrooms upstairs, each with bath and shower over Downstairs shower-room and wc
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one with double bed Bedroom two with double bed Bedroom three with twin beds Bedroom four with twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The property has underfloor central heating downstairs and radiators upstairs, together with a log-burning stove in the kitchen and open fire in the second sitting room. Kindling and logs are available to buy on request. There is ample parking outside the property. High Ground Cottage is a pet-friendly cottage with stunning mountain views and is actually our home over the winter. That's why it isn't possible to book it in winter months - except for the February half-term when we go away ourselves. That means that it's a warm, characterful home - not just a soulless holiday cottage - full of great books, comfy furniture, a big TV with full Sky package, and a lovely atmosphere. You will relax completely!. The situation is away-from-it-all and it's perfect for romantic breaks and destressing. Terrific mountain-biking, fishing and other sports in the area mean you be active if you want to, in a really inspiring way. Great for kids too, away from traffic & lots to do in the area. Outside: There is an enclosed garden with garden furniture. Utility Room: Washing machine, boiler, clothes dryer, ironing board and iron Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels are provided and the property is given a top-to- bottom clean after each stay.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Cottage, Spectacular Views - Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.90625 based on 33 reviews
5

Absolute Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples looking for a peaceful, beautiful place to walk and relax. We could not have found a more perfect spot. The views are breathtaking from every window. ...even the wonderful photos could not capture the beauty of this bucolic location. From the door step you walk out and just sit and watch lambs frolicking or walk in any direction to tarns, to villages, to pubs...

The cottage is lovely, very clean, with a well equipped large farmhouse kitchen, comfortable pretty furniture, with lots of space to allow different activities; one can watch movies in the evening and another read by a fire in a separate sitting room.

Thank you Candy & family for sharing this wonderful cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful. We came for my dad's 65th birthday treat and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. We ranged in age from 65 - 5 and everyone had a great time. The views are breathtaking - and you get these from pretty much all the windows! Dad actually spent a whole afternoon in an armchair admiring the scenery. Your only neighbours are sheep and the odd rabbit so it's perfect for some peace and quiet. There's a binder filled with information on the area and recommendations of places to eat which was so helpful for settling in. It's lovely and clean and fantastically equipped! The cooker was a real treat to use. Candy was a great host she couldn't have been more accommodating and answered all our questions so quickly. We couldn't have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious cottage, with magnificent views.

  • 5 of 5

High Ground is very good sized cottage with outstanding views, which you get from almost every window. This is a very quiet location but not so out the way you can't get to some of the more central areas of the Lake District.

The open fire is a bonus and the owners very kindly organised for a delivery of logs. The house is homely with a good sized enclosed garden.

The owners were very helpful and which made booking very simple. That you can bring a dog is a bonus.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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a great spot with lovely views

  • 4 of 5

A roomy property for a mixed age group from 6 months to over 60 + dog.

The cottage had all the facilities we required as per the description.

Close to Eskdale for walks, railway, Muncaster Castle, Wastwater and Hardknott roman fort.

Best pub garden for kids - The Bower House Inn.

Best food Hardknott cafe.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Great property, very comfortable with amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Had a great family catch up in High Ground Cottage which was a very comfortable house for 10 adults and 3 dogs. Great space and amazing views where we sat around the kitchen table and log fires reminiscing, playing games and recovering from walking up Scafell Pike in the Snow. The house catered for all our needs in the sun, snow, wind and rain. We had a wonderful stay and didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We chose High Ground Cottage because it not only looked lovely but was big enough to fit all of us in and would welcome the three dogs!!

It turned out to be the best choice we could have made. Not only is the cottage as beautiful in reality as it is in the pictures it is cosy, comfortable, peaceful and boasts the most amazing views across the fells with only sheep and cows for company. The cottage comes with everything we needed including a wonderfully well stocked library and plenty of board games to suit all ages (in our case fro 7 to 65!). There are lovely walks right outside the cottage door and loads of things to do further afield including some lovely pubs with excellent food and the wonderful La'al Ratty steam train to take you all the way to the coast at Ravenglass.

We had a wonderful week and will, hopefully, return to High Ground in the not too distant future.

Thank you Candy for allowing us to rent your beautiful cottage

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Coast/Beach:

You are in a very special place here - it's just a half hour's drive to some of England's most beautiful beaches at Silecroft and St Bees (which has a great beach cafe). Vast and sandy, these unspoilt beaches have the mountains as a backdrop.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Manchester or Liverpool, both about 2 hours by car. The nearest train station is Ulverston - around 30 minutes by car. Oxenholme-the-Lake-District station is an hour away by car and now has an excellent, fast service.

Distances:

High Ground Cottage is a five minute drive from the post office and stores in Ulpha and not much more to the general store in Eskdale Green. Broughton-in-Furness is a very attractive and ancient little market town just 7 miles away, with excellent food shops selling the best of local produce, plus a bank, several inns, a post office and cafe/bread and cake shop.

Further Details:

There are some excellent inns serving good food within an easy drive of High Ground - the nearest is three miles away at the foot of the Hardknott Pass. Sit outside and drink in the drama!

For a big shop you can go to Barrow - about 40 minutes away by car - which has a 24 hour Tesco Extra store and an Asda. Or why not order a home food delivery from Tesco?

You are spoilt for things to do, like a trip to the coast on the Eskdale to Ravenglass miniature steam railway, Muncaster Castle with its Owl Sanctuary and gardens, Lake cruises on Ullswater and Coniston, the wildly beautiful Wastwater lake nearby, the Animal Park at Dalton, Motor Museum at Holker Hall - while all the Lake District favourites from Beatrix Potter's Hilltop Farm to Wordsworth's Dove Cottage are all just 45 minutes to an hour away by car. There is also riding, bike hire and canoeing.

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Rates & Availability

Ravenglass Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$194
From
$256
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,093
 
 
Summer
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$226
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,287
 
 
Pre holidays
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,488
 
 
Summer holidays
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,876
 
 
Early autumn
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$194
From
$256
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
 
 
October half term
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,229
 
 
October half term 2
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,805
 
 
End of season
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$194
From
$256
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$970
 
 
Easter
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,746
 
 
Early Spring
Apr 13 2018 - May 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$194
From
$226
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$970
 
 
May bank holiday
May 4 2018 - May 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
$220
From
$323
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
 
 
Spring
May 11 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$213
From
$239
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,028
 
 
May half term
May 25 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,005
 
 
Early summer
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$213
From
$256
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,158
 
 
Summer
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
$226
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,287
 
 
Early summer holidays
Jul 13 2018 - Jul 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,617
 
 
Summer holidays
Jul 27 2018 - Aug 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,005
 
 
Early autumn
Aug 31 2018 - Oct 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
$213
From
$256
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,158
 
 
Early half term
Oct 12 2018 - Oct 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,287
 
 
Half term
Oct 19 2018 - Oct 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,005
 
 
End of season
Oct 26 2018 - Nov 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$213
From
$256
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,028
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Just to be clear, we ask for a ONE THIRD deposit to confirm the booking, with the balance payable not later than six weeks before your break. A refundable damages deposit of £100 is also required. All payments to be by bank transfer to a designated account, or by Paypal. With Paypal payments there is a 3.4% surcharge. Pets are welcome with a small charge of £15 per pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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