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Whillanside: Self-Cating Accommodation in the Lake District


Whillanside is a house full of character with dark wooden beams, wonky walls and an original cast iron fireplace at its heart.

Situated by picturesque waterfalls in the hamlet of Boot which nestles in the Eskdale valley, Whillanside is an ideal retreat for walkers and visitors looking to get away from it all, but who also like a good pub nearby!

Whillanside 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. In the Eskdale valley is an 18 hole golf course and private salmon fishing river. The famous Ravenglass & Eskdale Miniature Railway runs along the valley, its steam trains leisurely making the seven mile journey down to the sea.

There are five pubs in the valley – the Boot Inn is almost opposite the cottage, whilst the The Brook House Inn is a five minute walk away. All welcome children and serve real ales and a wide choice of good food. Eskdale village shop, Eskdale Stores, sells a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go, alcohol and newspapers. The Post Office at Boot also sells a variety of goods including home-made sandwiches. A public payphone is located 30 yards away, and there is some reception in Eskdale for mobile phones on the Orange network.

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