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New: luxury beachfront cottage 15 minutes from Wasdale

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Overview of New: luxury beachfront cottage 15 minutes from Wasdale

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New: luxury beachfront cottage 15 minutes from Wasdale

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Ravenglass, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRavenglass & Eskdale Railway3 min walk
  • Popular LocationMuncaster Castle7 min drive
  • Popular LocationWast Water29 min drive
  • AirportBarrow-In-Furness (BWF-Walney Island)69 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
1033 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

New: luxury beachfront cottage 15 minutes from Wasdale

Waterfront Holiday home with kitchen and patio
My postcard-perfect 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom fisherman's cottage has private steps down onto the beach at Ravenglass.
It's been tastefully redecorated throughout and is just 15 minutes from Wasdale and Eskdale for the best walking in England.
It's on the medieval Main St of Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park.
I come here monthly with my family, so we've had time to get the details right - luxurious beds, fast internet, rainfall shower, well-equipped kitchen and a level of comfort well above the average.

The 'beach' is actually a tidal estuary with sand in some places, sticky mud in others, as well as a motley collection of boats, wading birds and a big rusty anchor. It's great for walking and bird-watching when the tide's out. Great for admiring from the deck when the tide's in.

Across the water are Drigg dunes, which are a must to explore. They are Europe's largest nesting site for black-headed gulls, a sanctuary for the rare natterjack toad and home to lots of adders! Behind them is Drigg beach -- a long, wild, windswept sand beach.

The village has 3 pubs (all of which serve food), a post office and a tea-room. The Inn specialises in fish and standards are usually high. The nearest supermarket is in Seascale, or you can get Tesco to deliver.

Ravenglass was also the most northerly port of the Roman empire, and the old Roman bath house still -- just about -- stands amid a network or walking trails that take you up to Muncaster Castle, a grand country pile well worth a visit for its bird of prey displays and fancy gardens.

For walkers, Ravenglass lies at the bottom of both Wasdale and Eskdale, for the best walking in England. It's about 15 minutes to the bottom of each valley -- extremely convenient for climbing Scafell Pike (England's highest mountain), driving over Hardknott Pass (England's steepest road) or swimming in Wast Water (England's deepest lake, brrr!).
There are lots of easier walks too, including some great steam-train/walk/pub combinations.

The building is a 1715 fisherman's cottage, part of a terrace of old houses, so expect low ceilings and small windows looking onto the Main St. At the back, the house has been extended, so the windows are large, looking over our brand-new deck to the sea-wall at the end of the garden and the beach beyond. There's a low wall between ours and the neighbours' houses.

The kitchen is large and equipped for living, not just holidaying. So if you have gastronomic ambitions, go wild: it's a pleasure to cook and eat in as you watch the light change over the sand-dunes.

The living-room is low-beamed, so watch your head. There's a gas fire for cosiness without hassle, 2 armchairs and a big sofa, with loads of cushions on all of them. The TV is a 46-inch SmartTV, so with the fibre internet (40 Mb/s) you can enjoy Netflix, iPlayer, etc.

Upstairs, the twin room faces over the main street. The beds have memory-foam mattresses, velvet headboards and their own reading lamps. There's a big chest of drawers for your clothes.

The double room has a built-in wardrobe, kingsize bed with antique wood-panelled headboard and memory-foam mattress. It also has a huge bay window looking out to sea. There is a small en-suite bathroom with toilet, sink and shower.

We've just refurbished the family bathroom, so it's immaculate with rainfall shower, bath and underfloor heating.

Parking: we have space for one car at the front of our house.
If you bring a second car, there is free parking at the station, which is a 2-minute walk.

Trains: Ravenglass is well-known for its trains, with 2 stations.
As well as being on the coastal line that runs from Carlisle round to Lancaster, it is home to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. This is a narrow-gauge line that runs 11km (7 miles) up Eskdale through splendid scenery. Beautiful steam and diesel engines run, and it's perfect for letting everyone in your group enjoy an end-of-walk pint or three.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English, French
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Limited on-site parking (max. 1 space)


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • In the mountains
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1033 sq ft (96 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

New Luxury Beachfront Cottage 15 Minutes Wasdale House
New Luxury Beachfront Cottage 15 Minutes Wasdale Ravenglass
New Luxury Beachfront Cottage 15 Minutes Wasdale
New Luxury Beachfront Cottage 15 Minutes From Wasdale
Beachfront 15 Minutes Wasdale

About this area


Located in Ravenglass, this holiday home is in the mountains and on the waterfront. Muncaster Castle and Eskdale Mill are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake District National Park and Wast Water. Discover the area's water adventures with windsurfing and fishing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking. Guests love the property's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway - 3 min walk
  • Muncaster Castle - 7 min drive
  • Wast Water - 29 min drive
  • Scafell Pike - 42 min drive
  • Old Man of Coniston - 63 min drive

Getting around

  • Seascale Station - 10 min drive


  • Ratty Arms - 3 min walk
  • Turntable Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Brown Cow Inn - 6 min drive
  • Café / Shop - 7 min drive
  • Lion & Lamb - 8 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 54 out of 57 reviews
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Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 57 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Relaxing Haven
Can not speak highly enough of our short stay at this beautifully restored cottage. Far exceeded our expectations and totally pain free from booking to departure. Piers provided excellent up front information on the cottage and local area as well as detailed information on what to expect due to Covid restrictions. Would certainly recommend to anyone wishing to travel to the Lakes and we will hopefully return.

5/5 Excellent

Magical Lake District property
A fabulous property with everything you could possibly need for a wonderful relaxing holiday, would highly recommend.if I could give more than five stars I would!!

5/5 Excellent

Uncomplicated stay in a quiet, unspoilt corner of the Lake District by the sea
We really enjoyed our week in Ravenglass. Dunlin Cottage is beautifully situated and very comfortably appointed, for all weather - we equally enjoyed dining outside as the sun set over the estuary, and cosying up inside in front of the fire as the storms rolled in from the Irish Sea. There's plenty to do in and around Ravenglass with a young family - remember to pack wellies! - and Piers' recommendations in the welcome information were all very helpful. I'd have no hesitation recommending Dunlin Cottage to anyone who wanted an uncomplicated stay in a quiet, unspoilt corner of the Lake District by the sea - for this, Dunlin Cottage would be very hard to beat.

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely Stunning
We have just returned from Dunlin Cottage. My ideal cottage, absolutely gorgeous. The setting, the cosy cottage, the view, the comfy beds, the cleanliness, the location, I could go on and on. Such a great quiet location for walking and taking trips to Lake Windermere, Coniston and Bassenthwaite Lake. Just beautiful We were so lucky with the weather and even got to see a beautiful sunset from sitting and watching over the estuary a couple of evenings. Would recommend the Pennington Hotel for lovely food, also The Ratty Arms. A trip to the Gosforth Bakery is also a must. We also went for a lovely walk along Drigg beach in the evening, which again was lovely. Thank you so much to Piers, who was so helpful from booking our holiday, for sending so much information on the cottage and things to do, checking we arrived safe. Just brilliant. I would highly recommend Dunlin Cottage, our first time to Lake District and would definitely return to the Lakes and to Dunlin Cottage. We will certainly miss the beautiful view over the estuary from the bedroom. Thank you 😊

5/5 Excellent

Great Cottage
Lovely cottage with an amazing view of the estuary. Great location for walking, especially for Scafell Pike!