Hello, am thinking about staying at a place called "The Chalets"
at Boot, Eskdale - know the area well, but not the accomodation.
Apparently they are located near to Dalegarth Station.
Has anyone stayed here, or got any opinions please?
I know Dalegarth station well too, it's where the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway terminates, but I don't know The Chalets I'm afraid.
During my last visit to Boot, we stayed at Bridge End Farm Cottages (absolutely beautiful with great fell views), five minutes walk from the station.
Sorry I can't help further
Am familiar with the area, as my mum was born and grew up
in Eskdale Green - just wondered about the Accomodation.
One of the issues I thought might be with being so close to the Ratty
(for those not in the know, a small miniature train that runs here).
However have checked and only runs Sat + Sun this time of year.
Also, as rightly pointed out, is very reasonably priced,
so think I will go for it - and will report back on here in a few weeks.
As promised, have just returned from the aforementioned Chalets, at Boot and am very happy to report that they were indeed an excellent choice. They are every bit as good as they appear on the web-page (http://www.thechalets.co.uk) and happily recommend them for anyone who wants to stay in the "real" Cumbria.
We are already planning our next visit to Eskdale, and will definitely be booking at the Chalets again - an absolutely superb setting and ideal for partaking in some of the most beautiful Dale and Lakeside walks in Cumbria.
In fact I can still hear the gentle sound of the River Esk running past the end of the garden...
I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday! I totally agree with you about that area being the 'real' Cumbria.....it's stunningly beautiful.
Did you walk past St Catherine's down to the river?
Hi Pippy, yes we did. We walked up past the church then cut back across River Esk and walked back down to Forge Bridge
(popping into the George IV Pub for a pint before heading back!!!).
Incidentally I know the church well because my mum was born in the area, and was actually christened in St Catherine's Church.
Plus my Great Grand Parents used to run the George!
Not sure how I ended up stuck living in Sussex.....
The village pubs are great, really traditional and good food.
I'm a Sussex girl too
My favourite place!!!!!
If its just a quick stay then you must stay in the "true" Cumbria
and so can recommend the GeorgeIV pub in Eskdale Green.
Lovely old pub, very friendly owners and good food and ale.
The rooms are very reasonable, and can be checked on:-
Hope you enjoy!
That looks very much like the pub immediately next to Bridge End Farm cottages where I stayed a couple of years ago.
If it is that pub, you'd get to it by turning left out of the station, walking down the road a little way, turning left opposite the lane leading to the church, walking a little further and it would be on the left.
Is it opposite a small gift type shop and down near the bridge?
If that's the one, we had several very nice meals there, not to mention several pints of delicious real ale!
Edit. Just found a pic of the road I'm thinking of. It's the last pic I posted in the following link. The gate to Bridge End Farm is immediately in the foreground, there's a white building next to the gate (that's the farm laundry room), the pub was just past that white building.
The George IV sits at the edge of Eskdale Green - opposite the road which leads down to Boot.
Hope this helps you!
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