Eelbeck Cottage

Eskdale, Cumbria
Eelbeck Cottage, Cumbria
Barn overlooking the Eskdale fields
Eskdale Campsite, Cumbria
Eskdale standing stones
Eelbeck Cottage, Cumbria Barn overlooking the Eskdale fields Eskdale Campsite, Cumbria Eskdale standing stones

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 009027

About Eelbeck Cottage at Eskdale Campsite, Boot

An attractive stone cottage in the tranquil heart of the Lakes where you and the family can explore nearby crags, woods and waterfalls.

Soak up the views from this former farm labourer’s cottage which mixes traditional touches with modern decor in a wonderful mountain setting. Sitting on Eskdale campsite at the bottom of one of England’s steepest roads - the Hardknott pass - you’ll be captivated by the landscape and the opportunities for outdoor adventure when you stay.

Inside the cottage, the gorgeous farmhouse-style kitchen with its Rayburn and dining area is the main focus of the place. You’ll find this sociable space down one step from the hallway, where it really does feel like the heart of the home. The ground floor also has an entrance hall with a toilet and shower room off it and a snug living room with a woodburner. Halfway up the stairs is the family bathroom with a separate bath and shower. Then the four bedrooms upstairs are beautifully furnished, perfect for a relaxing night of sleep after a day exploring the area. When the sun shines, there’s a patio area behind the cottage with outdoor furniture so you can head outside for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

You’ll need to drive through the charming campsite where this sizeable cottage is located at the back of the campsite. When you stay, you can easily nip to the campsite shop to stock up on the essentials (closed in January and February). Explore the stunning site on foot, and pick up the path from your doorstep which leads to the local pub and passes by a tumbling beck and historic watermill. The magic continues with stepping stones and peaceful rock pools all waiting to be discovered close to St Catherine’s Church, a short walk away from the cottage. For a day when you are feeling more energetic, Stanley Ghyll Force, a jaw-dropping 60-foot high waterfall in a deep gorge, is an exciting day out. 

The cottage is located in the village of Boot boasting three traditional Lakeland pubs. Serious walkers can take the route to Harter Fell, a quiet but incredibly beautiful spot with panoramic views of Scafell Pike and the southern fells. Once you’re all walked out, then the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, locally known as La'al Ratty, offers a chance to sit back and take in the wonderful views from the steam train. You could also head out on your bike up one of England's steepest roads to Hardknott Roman Fort or go westwards and combine a train or bike ride with a trip to Muncaster Castle.

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Exclusive access to special places
  • Award-winning customer service

Features and facilities

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


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Sitting room, kitchen/ dining area, toilet and shower room.

  • First floor

    King sized double bedroom, one twin bedroom, one single bedroom, one 6' double (which can be made up as a twin one request).


  • Other floor(s)

    Halfway up the stairs is a family bathroom with a separate shower.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Access to the cottage is through the National Trust campsite. Please take care when driving through. 

Parking: There is space for up to three cars on the left side of the cottage.

Garden: There is a patio area with seating at the rear of the cottage.

*Wifi: We are pleased to provide wifi at this cottage which is supported by BT. Please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon.

Please note: In March there is an annual VW campervan meet on the campsite.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet 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 are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

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 kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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