The property is set in a lovely spot in Eskdale Green a picturesque village which is home to the Japanese Garden in Giggle Alley forest. With plenty of great pubs along the way this is a superb base for walkers climbers cyclists and nature lovers exploring the fells pools and woodlands of the Esk Valley. From the nearby Irton Road station you can catch the La al Ratty steam train on its way to the coastal village of Ravenglass (6 miles). Remaining in the valley you can climb Muncaster Fell (3.5 miles) see Stanley Ghyll Waterfall (5 miles) visit Muncaster Castle (6 miles) or head north to Scafell Pike (9.5 miles). Activities include kayaking climbing canoeing paddle boarding and ghyll scrambling. The substantial solid oak doorway features a stained glass panel and leads you into this imaginatively furnished and tastefully decorated home. The main open-plan lounge/diner is an airy fresh and relaxing space with exposed beams panoramic views from five windows a delightful dining area and lots of cosy seating. The room also has a 3D UHD TV with sound bar as well as a grand piano. A double-sided wood burner connects the lounge with the elegant and beautifully equipped kitchen. Featuring changeable surround ceiling lights the kitchen is a pleasure to cook in complete with an induction hob built-in oven combination microwave and oven dishwasher fridge boiling water tap toaster blender and an array of other features. The kitchen also has a handy breakfast table. The ground floor also features a utility room complete with a WC washer/dryer and freezer. Heading up the open-tread oak and glass staircase the first floor houses the three main bedrooms each with glorious views. The Industrial Room offers a double bed sloping ceiling a skylight and a variety of features including a light from the Strand Theatre. The Bell Room has a double bed and is situated in what was once the building s original bell tower with working bell still intact. The beautiful Scandinavian Room features a king-size bed and views across to Birker Fell. The main bathroom has a bath walk-in shower and WC as well as a TV which you can enjoy from the comfort of the bath. There s also a shower room complete with chromotherapy shower and WC. The property has an annexe called the Garden Room a beautiful additional king-size bedroom with French doors views across the valley and an en-suite shower and WC. Available at additional charge. Stepping outside mature gardens surround the property and there are several delightful spots for you to sit back with a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening as you admire the views of the fells. A granite escarpment is to the rear of the house with a decked area with lighting which houses the oval-shaped outside bath which has space for a maximum of two people. Elsewhere you will find a BBQ and fire pit ideal for spending a night under the stars. The gravelled parking area has space for two cars. Please note the garden is also home to some slow worms which look like snakes but are harmless. Need to know: 3 bedrooms 2 doubles, 1 king size. 2 bathrooms 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC, 1 shower room with shower and WC, plus 1 separate WC. Induction hob, oven, combination microwave and oven, dishwasher, fridge. Freezer, washer/dryer in utility. Wood burner (logs provided). Oil central heating. Piano, colour changeable lighting system in kitchen. Bluetooth available throughout house, Hi Fi speaker system in ceilings, Smart TV, Blu Ray, TV in bathroom. Wi Fi included. Partially enclosed garden with patio, BBQ, fire pit and outdoor furniture. Outdoor bath. Parking for 2 cars on driveway, further parking opposite the cottage at the entrance to the station. Regret no pets. Pub 0.5 miles. Wast Water 5.5 miles. Please note the garden is home to a family of slow worms: they are an endangered and harmless species but may be mistaken for snakes. Please note the driveway has a steep initial access and we recommend approaching slowly especially in cars with a low clearance. Reversing onto the drive allows for ease of exit. Additional Garden Room available for an extra charge: 1 king size bedroom, 1 en suite shower room with shower and WC. Please contact us if you would like to book this room.