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The Old Post Office

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7 Nights See prices

  • £700  to  £2400

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Short Breaks From

  • £240 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £375 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    6 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About The Old Post Office

The Old Post Office is a wonderfully light and spacious self-catering cottage in the Lake District, within walking distance of the River Ehen and the family-friendly Shepherds Arms pub. There is space for twelve people to sleep in six bedrooms (there is one bathroom and a cloak room with WC/wash basin), and the comfortable accommodation and fantastic location make this the perfect place for families and friends to have a relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting.

Ennerdale Bridge is ideally located for exploring the Western Lakes and the Cumbrian Coast. While hoards of visitors flock to better-known lakes like Windermere and Bassenthwaite you can enjoy the peaceful shores of Ennerdale Water just one mile from the cottage. The lake has a wonderful sense of tranquillity as there is no public road within earshot. It is a haven not only for walkers who want to escape the noise and bustle of their daily lives but also for the birds and wildlife that live there.

One of the biggest draws of the Lake District National Park is the fantastic footpaths that make it possible to immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscape. There is a good choice of routes to suit every ability from short, flat routes around the lake to the more challenging 182-mile Coast-to-Coast footpath created by the Lake District's most beloved explorer, Alfred Wainwright. The area is also excellent for cyclings and mountain bikers.

Attractions nearby include:

  • Buttermere and Crummock Water, both of which are stunningly picturesque in every season.
  • Loweswater which, despite appearing in the "Miss Potter" film, remains something of a hidden gem, undiscovered by most tourists.
  • England's highest peak and deepest lake at Scafell and Wastwater.
  • Eskdale and the historic Ravenglass to Eskdale railway.
  • Cockermouth with its vibrant market and status as the birthplace of William Wordsworth.
  • Muncaster Castle.
  • The sandy beach of St Bees.

The Old Post Office can be booked together with its sister cottage next door to accommodate larger groups of up to 22 people. Find out more by clicking through to the owner's website.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

John Ashworth joined Independent Cottages in December 2007

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Old Post Office is a character property that offers comfortable accommodation to large groups and extended families. It lies within the Lake District National Park, with a view of a field and stream to the rear.


  • Enormous living/dining room at the front of the house. The high ceiling, and original beams add to the feeling of space, in this living/dining room. There is ample seating where guests can sit and chat, read or enjoy the TV with BT Sports channels in front of the large wood/coal burning stove. There is a large dining table and a high chair is available on request.
  • Fitted kitchen with space to prepare and cook family meals. There is a good complement of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
  • Twin bedroom at the rear of the property.
  • Downstairs cloakroom with a WC and handbasin.

First Floor:

  • Main bedroom with a king size bed. There is also space for a cot, which the owners can provide if requested when booking.
  • Two twin bedrooms, each with two single beds. The back bedroom looks out onto a large field containing the River Ehen, which flows through it.
  • Large family bathroom with a walk-in shower, WC and handbasin. An original fireplace remains as a lovely decorative feature.

Second Floor:

  • There are two bedrooms on the second floor - one with a king-size bed and the other with two singles.

Outside: The cottage has off street parking, and 2 cars can be parked one behind the other. To the rear of the property is a paved area facing the field. Facing south west, this area gets the sun all afternoon, and evening. Part of the field is mown, and belongs to The Old Post Office, and there is access from the back of the property to this part of the field. You can relax here and enjoy the view.

Additional information: Children are welcome. Off road parking for up to two cars. Further roadside parking available opposite. No smoking. Pets are permitted only with the owner’s consent, but please do ask the owner.

The Old Post Office Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 18th May 2024 - Mon, 1st Jul 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £900 | 4 nights: £1,200 | 5 nights: £1,500 | 6 nights: £1,800

7 Nights

3 Nights

Tue, 2nd Jul 2024 - Mon, 2nd Sep 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £1,050 | 4 nights: £1,400 | 5 nights: £1,750 | 6 nights: £2,100

7 Nights

3 Nights

Tue, 3rd Sep 2024 - Mon, 4th Nov 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £900 | 4 nights: £1,200 | 5 nights: £1,500 | 6 nights: £1,800

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms (2 Kings & 4 Twins)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - The Old Post Office sleeps 12 people.The owner has 2 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 22 guests.
Dining capacity - Up to 18.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - Yes
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
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John Ashworth
Member Since December 2007

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* Calendar last updated: 19th May 2024
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