Bird How

Holmrook, Cumbria
The exterior of Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria
The exterior of Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria
The view from Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Holmrook, Lake District, Cumbria
The stone exterior of Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria
The sitting room at Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria
The sitting room at Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria
The bunk bed twin bedroom at Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria
The twin bedroom at Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria
The exterior of Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria The exterior of Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria The view from Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Holmrook, Lake District, Cumbria The stone exterior of Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria The sitting room at Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria The sitting room at Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria The bunk bed twin bedroom at Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria The twin bedroom at Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 1 What's this?
  • Reference 009005

About Bird How

A remote cottage in the Eskdale valley offering a peaceful retreat in the Lake District.

For a stay truly off the beaten track, you’ll find it here at Bird How. Quite literally too; the dolls-house-like cottage is found nestling on a fellside via a rough farm track. Its remoteness may not be for everyone, but if you’re in need of a week away from everyday distractions, Bird How can offer a peaceful retreat in the heart of the Lake District. With no phone or TV signal, you’ll be able to really appreciate the simplicity of this former cow barn. If you’re still not convinced, how does a snuggle around its open fire after a days’ hiking sound? 

Its location in the Eskdale valley makes it an ideal base for serious walkers and hikers, with many challenging routes from the doorstep to explore in this less known part of the Lake District National Park. Start the morning with a walk up the steepest road in England, Hardknott Pass, and explore the Roman Fort close to the top. If Scafell Pike is on your bucket-list, you can walk the lesser known route from your door.


 

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
  • Selected dates
  • Booked
  • Unavailable
  • Changeover day

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television not available
  • DVD not available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

View Access statement (PDF 161 KB)

Layout

  • Ground floor

    Sitting/dining room with local stone open fire, small kitchen and two bedrooms (1 twin and 1 with a bunk bed)

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.

Heating: Electric wall heating included. 

Parking: A parking space is available outside of the gate leading to the cottage.

Garden: A walled field surrounds the cottage.

Access : The approach is along a rough farm track. Low slung and rear wheel drive vehicles may have problems when fully loaded. 

Television/Signal: There is no television as reception is poor in the area.

Please note: The cottage does not have a bathroom. The kitchen is used for washing. An Elsan lavatory is underneath the cottage in the shippon. 

 

Places nearby

Map

Map Loading...
  • Selected icon Bird How
  • Cottage icon Cottage
  • Bunkhouse icon Bunkhouse
  • Bothy icon Bothy
  • Campsite icon Campsite
  • Hotel icon Hotel
  • National Trust Place icon National Trust place to visit
  • Multiple places icon Multiple places

Share this property

Similar places to stay

Nr Coniston, Cumbria
Cottage

A fellside cottage with a famous owner with walks all around and views over Little Langdale.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • No dogs
Nr Coniston, Cumbria
Cottage

A two-bedroom cottage just above Tarn Hows with heaps of character in the heart of the Lakes.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • No dogs
About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
  • Selected dates
  • Booked
  • Unavailable
  • Changeover day