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HOLLIN HEAD HOLIDAY COTTAGE

Situated in the heart of Eskdale, one of the most tranquil valleys of the Lake District, Hollin Head is a traditional Lakeland cottage that dates back as far as records began in 1586. With stunning views up and down the valley of mountains to the east and the Irish Sea to the west, the cottage is an ideal base for exploring the fells, rivers, lakes and tarns of this beautiful part of the world.

Hollin Head Cottage with the fells behind


Eskdale is a wonderful starting point for hundreds of walks, either on the fells or along the banks of the River Esk, which flows from Scafell at the top of the valley down to the estuary at Ravenglass, an old fishing village complete with a ruined Roman bath-house! The river has natural pools for swimming and is a popular place for canoeing and for fishing. The famous Ravenglass & Eskdale Miniature Railway runs along the valley, its steam trains leisurely making the seven mile journey down to the sea.

Hollin Head from the back, with its garden in the foreground

There are five pubs in the valley, three of which are within walking distance of the cottage (the George IV is just 15 mins walk), all welcoming children and serving real ales and a wide choice of good food. The village shop and post office, Eskdale Stores, sells a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go, alcohol and newspapers. A public payphone is located 400 yards away from Hollin Head and there is plenty of reception for mobile phones on the Orange network.

Hollin Head from above

 

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Hollin Head is one of the Lake District cottages let by Sally Fielding. Sally has cottages across the Lake District but as she grew up in Eskdale she has many in this beautiful valley and the neighbouring valley of Wasdale. This area of the Lake District is quieter than some of the others and this allows you to experience the true peace and tranquillity of this most wonderful part of the country.
Holiday cottages in the Lake District give great flexibility and a home away from home. You can see all of Sally’s cottages in Eskdale and a guide to the area by following the link.
There are plenty of great local pubs in the Western Lake District with lots of local produce on offer, there are also lots of farm shops which are great when you are self catering. Lake District fells are a great place for dogs and we have many pet friendly cottages.