Location is everything if you like rural setting middle of know where and no phone reception or wifi for miles come to undercragg. Plus amazing walks from the cottage, huge garden, detached property ,very dog friendly.
If you tall, please be aware low ceilings and beams upstairs and down at 5'5 i am short and cracked my head on the beam at the top of landing, but the house is 400 years old after all.
On both visits a lovely homemade victoria sponge cake greeted us as well as a bottle of wine, shame it was Rose last time.
This property is 400 years old so accept it maybe a wee bit cold perhaps rustic, etc in January. There is a spooky wooden cupboard in the living room above the door the wood carvings date from early 1700s.
This was our second time staying, the place is so well looked after, whoever cleans and cares for place keeps it so well stocked, and very clean, you name it they have it, dog bowls, candles, wood, a coal shed, with a trust box, free coal and wood as a starter pack.
Telly is ancient, however there are books, maps, board games, and all sorts of things to do in the cottage apart from the news in the evening we never really had the TV on.
Amazing enclosed garden, location is superb, its so private apart from the occasioal farmer turning up to check on his cattle in the fields adjacent.
The place has real historical importance to the area and the village of Seathwaite as its the birth place of the Reverent Robert Walker "wonderful walker" as knick named by the poet William Wordsworth.
Must sees are the Newfield Inn with some rare stone floor only found in Seathwaite area, its also walking/staggering distance to the cottage, and also the church which has a very old tree in the grave yard which predates the church. Carry on past the cottage and you see some of most amazing scenery every in the duddon valley, the road follows the duddon river to cockley beck, avoid the hardknott pass into eskdale, it was one of the scariest roads I have ever seen, tight narrow and very steep. We had a lovely walk from Cockley Beck up some mountains we got some amazing views of Scafell.
Down the road is the small village of Ulpha amazing woodland walks and the nearest 'tiny' shop, from Ulpha you can drive over the Berker Fell down to Eskdale Green and Eskdale Valley, or leave the car at the cottage and go for a hike up to Seathwaite Tarn.
We also feel the price for a week in winter was very good value.