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Enchanting Lake District cottage in stunning location - pets welcome

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,593 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Magical mountain-retreat cottage sleeps 10, spectacular views

'Fantastic location, beautiful views, superbly presented, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.' (Visitor comment.)

Bedlinen, towels, full SKY TV package, phone, broadband - no charge. Available to rent from 28 March to 1st November.

Set in one of the most dramatically beautiful parts of the Lake District, this ‘get away from it all’ cottage offers superb comfort and style, total peace and quiet, fantastic walking AND plenty to see and do nearby.

Full of pictures, games and books, with a big farmhouse kitchen at its heart, the views from every window will take your breath away. The cottage looks out on Scafell, England’s highest mountain, and you can walk from the cottage to Devoke Water, a mysterious mountain lake. Relax by a roaring log fire with a good book or Sky TV, or sit outside and drink in the stunning mountain views. You're a world away from tourists and crowds, yet the Lake District’s favourite destinations are all within easy reach.

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.

If you've got a young family, there's loads for them to do in the area - and with an enclosed garden and no traffic anywhere near, it's a lot more relaxing for you!

More Details

Candy Goad
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ravenglass in Copeland District

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1593 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • The large sitting room downstairs has a very comfortable large sofa bed for two and acts as a sixth bedroom when needed. There is a downstairs shower and toilet.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
There is a large farmhouse kitchen with log-burning stove and double glass doors onto the patio, plus a laundry room. In addition there are two sitting rooms - a cosy double aspect sitting room (sits 10 at a pinch!) with open log fire, and a second, double aspect sitting room with big glass doors onto the patio and a sofa bed. There is a downstairs shower/toilet and two bathrooms upstairs.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Enchanting Lake District cottage in stunning location - pets welcome
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It couldn't be better

  • 5 of 5

We don’t normally bother to comment on the holiday cottages but simply had to for this one!! Ran out of stars!!!

We were all (8) really impressed with this absolutely brilliant holiday cottage. What a location - no traffic and perfect peace. There are breathtaking views from the rooms out over the valley up to Scafell. We sat in the garden and just looked!! High Ground is very well furnished and equipped - we didn’t run out of crockery/cutlery during the whole stay.

There’s a huge collection of library books complete with a children’s section. There were even children’s toys to the delight of our grandchildren. The bedrooms were light and airy with comfy beds and plenty of storage. With 3 bathrooms/shower/loos there were no queues- very useful with the grandchildren!! The garden was a safe place for the children to play in.

We didn’t watch much TV but Sky TV/DVD was available and with wifi we could also check out emails each day.

We visited the owls and herons at Muncaster Castle with its Gardens and the L’il Ratty single gauge steam railway from Eskdale to Ravenglass. Both were only a short drive. We didn’t use the car much as there were so many local walks to do – high ground, water falls and Devoke water.

By the way the local Tesco were brilliant and delivered the groceries to us with no problem.

Even mundane accounts/payments couldn't have been easier with Candy organising everything

Thank you so much for a truly memorable holiday

Terry, Joyce, Adrian, Heln, Emily and baby James Cole

Canterbury, kent

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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High Ground

  • 5 of 5

We can highly recommend this property.

Sited in a large enclosed garden,children and dogs can romp to their hearts content whilst adults can imbibe the glorious view towards Scafell,Bowfell,Crinkle Crags etc.

There are pleasant walks from the house itself as well as the delights of Ennerdale,Wasdale etc and for less energetic folks,there is Muncaster Castle and gardens,St Bees beach and Eskdale railway nearby, to name a few.

The accommodation in the house was ample for the 10 of us and all household items, furnishings,bedding etc were clean,well thought out and more than ample.

The house was easy to run and there was a useful "directory" for guests but this did not contain a long list of "donts".

Our party included people from 18 months to 73 and we were all very comfortable and hope to return in the very near future!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Place for a 65th Birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

We wanted somewhere special to celebrate my mum's 65th birthday and both mum and dads 45th wedding anniversary..(they got married on her birthday so dad would never forget their anniversary!!) With spectacular views and every possible amenity we required, we felt very proud of ourselves for locating such a wonderful place. The property was very clean and well maintained, the kitchen well stocked with pots and pans and crockery and cutlery. This dishwasher was a bonus. We had a 10 month old in our party and he was so happy with his box of toys and both hi-chair and cot provided were excellent quality. The large kitchen table and ample chairs meant we could all sit round having a cheeky glass of wine whilst I cooked!! Also there was ample hot water for showers.

Candy, the owner communicated well and we were provided with numbers should we need to contact them during our stay. We met the local hare.. He sat in the garden munching grass. It must have been particularly tasty in High Grounds garden.. The local shop at Eskdale stocked everything and has a good range of books of local walks.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.. That view changed by the minute and we all enjoyed it so much. Candy thanks it was a birthday celebration to remember.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pam - I'm thrilled you had such a lovely time at High Ground! Thank you so much for your kind words . High Ground Cottage has always been a very special place for us and it's wonderful when other people love it too. Thank you again, and I'm delighted it turned out to be a fitting place for a very special occasion. Candy
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Nearest Airport
128 Miles
Nearest Ferry
128 Miles
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Nearest Motorway
36 Miles
M6 Junction 36
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Car: necessary

High Ground Cottage is a five minute drive from Ulpha Post Office and Stores. Eskdale Post Office/Stores and George IV pub are 10 minutes drive. Broughton-in-Furness is a lovely little market town just 15 minutes drive away which has terrific food shops selling local produce as well as good food pubs and cafes. St Bees vast sandy beach and beach café and Silecroft beach are both within easy reach. Muncaster Castle with its Owl Sanctuary and Gardens are nearby as is the L’il Ratty single gauge steam railway from Eskdale to Ravenglass on the coast. The magnificent Hard Knott Pass with its Roman Fort is an easy drive. Ambleside, Coniston, Grasmere, Windermere from 30- 45 mins drive.

Other Activities: Heavy Horses Centre at Millom, Eskdale Mill,

Eskdale golf course, boat trips on Coniston, canoeing, riding, cycling, Ulverston market (Thursdays), cinemas (Barrow-in-Furness, Ulverston and Ambleside).

Golf: There are a number of really beautiful golf courses in the area - play golf with a view of the fells! Most accept visitors.

Email us for details.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ravenglass, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May half term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Pre-half term
13 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October half term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End of season
27 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £25

The balance is payable six weeks before your stay, together with £100 refundable damages deposit.

Price includes: oil, electricity, low rate telephone calls, wifi, bedlinen, towels and full SKY TV package. Cot and high chair also included. Pets welcome at a cost of £15 each. Pets are welcome with a small charge of £15 per pet per booking. Logs and kindling available to buy on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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