ACCOMMODATION & ATTRACTIONS
Situated where the fells meet the sea, Ravenglass is the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, a delightful haven free from through road traffic but with a railway service north to Carlisle and south to Lancaster. It is also the starting point of the Hadrian's Wall Frontier World Heritage Site.
The cottage has full central heating, with carpeted bedrooms upstairs and quarry-tiled ground floor rooms. The main room is a cosy but spacious lounge/diner, including comfortable suite and TV, DVD & CD players; leading to a kitchen with gas hob, electric oven/grill, fridge, small freezer, microwave & washing machine; leading on to a rear sitting/dining room with panoramic view over the estuary.
A short staircase leads to a landing opening onto: the main bedroom with 'bateau' double bed; a charming single bedroom with sea view; and a spacious bathroom with WC, power shower, bath and panoramic sea view.
Outside to the front is a single car parking space and small enclosed garden with seat, and to the rear is a balcony directly above the beach with superb views over the estuary to the sand dunes and the sea.
We request no smoking inside the cottage. Well-behaved children and pets are welcome. The studio couch in the rear sitting room converts to an 'extra' double bed, but please note that you will need to bring your own bedding if you wish to make use of this facility.
Local attractions include:
Beautiful walks from the doorstep traversing the ridge of Muncaster Fell or following the waterside and woodlands of the River Esk.
'La'al Ratty' - the famous narrow guage steam railway from Ravenglass to reach Eskdale and Boot village, nestling at the foot of England's highest mountains.
Historic Muncaster Castle with its extensive gardens, Hawk & Owl Centre, Meadowvole Maze and many other attractions/events for all the family.
Walls Roman Bath House and dramatically-sited Hardknott Roman Fort; Viking monuments at Gosforth and Irton churches; St Catherine's Church; Stanley Gill and Birker Force waterfalls; Blea Tarn and Devoke Water.
Wastwater - England's deepest lake (and 'Britain's favourite view'); with wild Wasdale Head superbly sited below Scafell Pike - England's highest peak.
Superb birdwatching and nature study areas, including reserves at Drigg Dunes, Eskmeals (CWT), St Bees Head (RSPB), Clints Quarry (CWT), Hall Senna (NNR) Hodbarrow (RSPB) and Duddon Sands (RSPB)
St Bees Priory and beach; Egremont Castle; Whitehaven harbour and town (the nearest extensive shopping centre), with The Rum Story, The Beacon, and the Haig Mining Museum.
Traditional country pubs, tearooms, local farm food shops and art/craft galleries. Ravenglass has a small shop/post office, The Inn and Ratty Arms pubs, the Rosegarth tearoom, the Old Butchers Shop gallery and the Pennington Hotel & Restaurant.
'Green' tourists take note!
Forget the car - use the handy rail service as 'Ratty'
takes you to the heart of the hills; whilst Whitehaven
railway station has a supermarket next door, and Seascale
station has a grocer/off licence and butcher just a
minute's walk away.
Enquiries by phone: 01946 723413;
or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to: Christcliff Farm, Boot, Holmrook, Cumbria CA19 1TH