High Ground Cottage - The Lake District, Sleeps 10
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High Ground Cottage - Eskdale, Cumbria, The Lake District, England - Sleeps 10

High Ground Cottage

High Ground Cottage is a spacious, detached cottage in an absolutely stunning location, set high up in breath-taking scenery and with mountain views from every window. This enchanting, pet-friendly holiday cottage offers a tranquil haven where you can 'get away from it all'. You’ll enjoy total privacy and complete peace and quiet, along with a high level of comfort and style, and wonderful walks straight from the front door - including scenic walks to a waterfall and mountain lake. There are also plenty of great days out for all the family.

The cottage has the great advantage of two sitting rooms, with plenty of comfy sofas, Sky TV, Wi-Fi, games, toys and a big library of books. There’s an open fire for cosy nights in, plus a log-burning stove in the farmhouse kitchen. It’s all you could possibly want in a holiday retreat.

The cottage is just five minutes by car from the old post office and village store in Ulpha and there’s a delightful old-fashioned general store in Eskdale Green which is close by. Broughton-in-Furness is an attractive, historic little market town that’s just fifteen minutes by car, which provides superb food shops where you can buy the finest of local produce. It also offers a bank, a post office, several inns and a little café that sells homemade bread and cakes. For extra convenience, Tesco delivers to the cottage, while a number of lovely old inns serving excellent food can be found within a short car ride of High Ground.

At High Ground Cottage guests love to sit outside on the patio with a glass of wine and soak up the dramatic scenery. Alternatively, you can explore the local area where you’re spoilt for choice with attractions to visit and great days out including: a trip to the coast on the Eskdale to Ravenglass miniature steam railway; a visit to nearby Muncaster Castle with its beautiful gardens and Hawk and Owl Sanctuary; a leisurely Lake cruise on Ullswater and Coniston; a walk by stunning Wastwater lake (England's deepest lake!), or serious fun at Go Ape near Hawkshead. When Lake District favourites such as Ambleside and Beatrix Potter’s Hilltop Farm are also within a forty minute drive from the cottage, you can do as much or as little as you want!

The owners are based in France for the summer. If you would like to speak to them, drop them an email with your telephone number and they will call you back.

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  • A special place with magnificent views
  • High Ground is in a superb position
  • Your view from the garden to Wasdale Head
  • High Ground Cottage
  • The kitchen is the heart of the house
  • Wonderful views from the farmhouse kitchen
  • There's a log-burner and farmhouse table
  • The well equipped kitchen with range cooker
  • The big, double aspect sitting room with fell views
  • Sky TV!
  • The big sitting room showing the library
  • A corner of the cosy second sitting room with fire
  • The lovely main double bedroom is light and airy
  • The main double bedroom has plenty of room for a cot
  • The stylish second double bedroom
  • One of the light and airy double aspect twins
  • The second twin with views of the moor
  • One of the three bathroom/shower rooms
  • View from the garden - often with lambs!
  • 360 degrees of fields, fells and moorland
  • Dog-friendly!
  • Even in winter it's breathtaking
  • The little post office & stores is just five minutes away
  • One of several terrific food shops in nearby Broughton-in-Furness
  • Visit the little climbers church in beautiful Wasdale by Wastwater
  • The Roman fort in the nearby dramatic Hardknott Pass
  • Birker Fell from the fell road. High Ground is in the middle of this picture.


  • Internet Access
  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Satellite/cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Horse Riding Nearby

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Accommodation Comprises:

  • Two double bedrooms.
  • Two twin bedrooms.
  • Two first floor bathrooms, both offering a shower over the bath.
  • Ground floor shower room and WC.
  • Spacious farmhouse kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, range cooker, microwave, log burner, welsh dresser, butcher's block and big farmhouse table seating ten guests. Double glass doors lead out from here onto the garden where you can take in the incredible views.
  • Utility room which houses the boiler and is equipped with washing machine, ironing board, clothes dryer and iron.
  • Sitting room one which affords a double aspect with comfortable seating, an open fireplace and a desk with phone and internet access for those who need to keep in touch with the outside world.
  • Sitting room two which offers wonderful views of the mountain from the glass doors. There is comfortable seating for ten guests, Sky television and sofa bed.

Accessibility: High Ground Cottage is not suitable for people with limited mobility (including wheelchair-users) due having to step down to the front door from the track.

Outside: There is an enclosed garden for relaxing in the warmer months with garden furniture.

Additional information: Bedlinen and towels are provided and the property is given a comprehensive clean after each let. Prices are all-inclusive of bedlinen, towels, heating and electricity, along with the use of a phone and wi-fi, Sky TV package, cot and high chair. Dogs are welcome with a small charge of £15 per pet. Logs are available to buy on request. Short breaks are a three-night minimum booking.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £795
Mid Season from £895
High Season from £1400

Key details:
Pets: Yes 3 or more dogs allowed
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Friday
Payment options:
Paypal, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 10 people in 4 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 2 Twins + Sofa bed in living room)

Group booking details:

All male groups: Please enquire with owner
All female groups: Please enquire with owner
Catering Available: No

Owner's details:
Owner: Candy & Andrew Goad, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

High Ground Cottage joined Independent Cottages in May 2010

Owner's Other Properties

Oakbank Cottage - Ulpha, Lake District, sleeps 9

Owner Noticeboard

High Ground Cottage is available for rent from the end of March to 1st November each year. Pets are welcome and we have a small charge of £15 per pet per booking.

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High Ground Cottage is available for rent from the end of March to 1st November each year.

Pets are welcome and we have a small charge of £15 per pet per booking.