Eskdale – The Woolpack Inn FAQS

How many does each Yurt sleep?

Our Yurts at The Wool Pack Inn – Eskdale can comfortably accommodate six people. Each has a double futon and four singles. During day the futons can be folded away in the day to make a pleasant seating area. All the beds come with freshly laundered, sheets, duvets and pillow.

Is a Yurt holiday suitable for children?

Yes, a yurt holiday is ideal for children, it’s fun, different and above all exciting. However, our yurts at our Eskdale site would be more suited to couples and friends.

Will I be warm enough?

Yes the yurts are fully equipped with a 4 KW wood burning stove which will keep you all cosy and warm. We provide one large basket of seasoned hardwood, kindling, and firelighters upon arrival. Further baskets of wood/kindling are available for sale on site.

Is the Yurt waterproof?

Yes the yurts are covered with a tough waterproof canvas layer which keep out the worst the Lake District weather can throw at it.

What are the check In-Out times

Guests can check in anytime after 4pm and check out is by 10am on the day of departure.

Are the yurts secure?

Yes the yurts have lockable doors. However please be aware that they are located on a campsite which is accessible to all. Long Valley Yurts takes no responsibility for any loss or damage incurred during your stay.

Do we need to bring bedding?

No all your bedding is provided. Each yurt comes with freshly laundered sheets, pillow and duvets. Please note; beds are made up for the number of occupants shown on the booking confirmation.

Can we bring our pet?

Yes, we have a pet friendly yurt. The cost is £5 per pet per night up to a maximum of two pets per yurt.

We will provide the following;

  • Towel to dry off dogs (1 towel per dog)
  • Throws – Please note soft furnishings will be changed in dog friendly yurts so may appear different than what we show in images on the website.

Our Eskdale site is a wonderful place to bring your pet. Please note the following:

  • Whilst on site pets must be kept on a lead at all times
  • You must ALWAYS clean up after your dog/s
  • Your dog must be vaccinated, preferably chipped and not be on the dangerous dogs list.

Please remember your pet is your responsibility and must be under your control at all times for the happiness and safety of everyone, including your dog too. Please read the terms and conditions with regard to booking your pet in to stay with us before booking.

Should you wish to bring your pet and the dog friendly yurt is not available then they are still welcome however we do not allow them inside the yurts that are not dog friendly I’m afraid. Previous guests have still brought their dog along but also brought along a dog bed and had the dog sleep in the car which can be parked close to the Yurts. Alternatively they have brought along a portable kennel which they have placed outside the door of the Yurt.

What do we need to bring with us?

We have tried to provide everything you might need to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible. However there are a few things that you will need to bring from home.

  • We do not provide towels or tea towels
  • The Yurts do not have any refrigeration system we advise you bring a cool box with cool bricks. Cool bricks can be re-frozen on site
  • A torch to find your way at night. It can get extremely dark especially when there is no moon to light your way.
  • While the Yurts do come fully equipped with a wood burning stove and duvets it can still get cold at night so if you feel the cold bring along a couple of extra blankets just in case.
  • Slippers, an absolute must for keeping the inside of the Yurt clean and your feet warm.

In addition we advise you bring suitable cloths and footwear for all conditions, the weather can be somewhat un-predictable.

Here is a downloadable list of everything we provide.

What’s the weather going to do?

The Lake District weather is every changeable, when its good there is no better place to be. When its not so good it can be pretty bad. While the yurts do have a log burning stove which keeps them toasty and warm it is still well worth bringing some extra layers, thermals and waterproofs and extra blankets just in case

What is there to do?

The simple answer is everything, and nothing. Whatever type of break you are looking for there is something here for everyone. The Lake District has a lot to offer. Whether it’s exploring the hills, valleys and lakes on foot, taking photographs, reading, writing, or for the more adventurous, climbing, canoeing, wild swimming and mountain biking, it’s all here. However, if you choose to do nothing but just sit back, relax and enjoy being in a truly magical setting away from all the hustle and bustle of modern day life then that’s definitely available too.

There is a file in each of our yurts which gives you a comprehensive guide to what’s on in the Lakes and other visitor attractions for all ages. We have also included a list of Long Valley Yurts hot spots and recommendations of places we really like. We hope you will too. See the ‘Things to do section’ on website for more information

Outdoor Activities and Bushcraft courses are available to book alongside your stay. Please see the ‘Things to do section’ of the website for more information.

Where is the nearest food shop?

Eskdale Stores (3.4  miles away) is a well-atocked viallage store offering a range of groceries, fresh meats, dairy, fruit and veg, as well as a range of wines, spirits and beer including local craft ales. They alo sell tobacco, newspapers and magazines

The first floor shop offers a range of outdoor gear, camping accessories, boots and wellies. There is also a range of maps, walking guides, paperback novels and gifts.

They also stock a range of local produce including Cumberland sausage, Sticky Toffee puddings and craft beers from a variety of local micro breweries.

Opening hours;

Mon-Fri: 8.30am-5pm, Sat: 8.30am-5pm, Sun: 9am-12noon

Where is the nearest pub / restaurant?

The nearest pub, The Woolpack Inn, could not be closer.  It has an open fire, a great selection of local ales, good food and a great atmosphere. Well worth a visit and no driving required.

The Woolpack Inn – Hardknott Bar & Cafe is so much more than just an Inn… boasting a brace of wood fired pizza ovens, as well as the refurbished traditional bar and restaurant and the shiny new modern Gin & vodka bar.

Address: Hardknott Pass, Eskdale, Cumbria CA19 1TH

Tel: 01946 723 230

 

Where is the nearest pub / restaurant? (continued)

Further afield you are spoilt for choice with a number of equally great country pubs within a short drive. Here are a few of our recommendations;

The Bower House Inn – Traditional Lake District coaching inn dating back to 1751 nestled in the heart of the Eskdale valley in the Western Lake District.

Address: Eskdale, Holmrook CA19 1TD

Tel: 019467 23244

Brook House Inn is a lovely bed and breakfast Inn, situated in Eskdale, Cumbria, within the Lake District National Park real ales, real fires, real food.

Address: Boot, Eskdale, Cumbria CA19 1TG

Tel: 019467 23288

The King George IV Inn – is a Lake District public house with Bed & Breakfast and self catering accommodation in Eskdale Green.

Address: Eskdale, Holmrook Cumbria CA19 1TS

Tel: 019467 23470

The Boot Inn Eskdale – offers delicious home-cooked food in our beautiful property which hosts 9 letting bedrooms and stunning views of the Eskdale Valley.

Address: The Boot Inn, Eskdale Valley, Cumbria, CA19 1TG

Tel: 019467 23711

Santon Bridge Gift Shop – has been on site since 1954 and in those days hot drinks were sold from a flask. Since then things have evolved – the craft shop has turned into a veritable institution. The tea room was built in 2001 and recently extended into the shop providing a ‘dog friendly’ Coffee Cabin!

Address: Santon Bridge, Nr Holmrook, Cumbria CA19 1UY

Tel: Gift Shop – 019467 26281, Tea Room – 019467 26260

Where is the nearest bank?

The nearest bank is the Cumberland Building Society in Egremont (15.3 miles), however there is an ATM at Holmrook Services (7.6 miles) and in Gosforth (8.9 miles)

Where is the nearest town or village?

Eskdale Green is the nearest village just 3.4 miles away. The small seaside village of Raveglass is 9.8 miles away. The nearest large village is Seascale is 11.4 miles away which has a lovely  beach walk too.

Where is the nearest bus stop?

There is no public transport available in the Eskdale Valley.

Where is the nearest Train Station?

The nearest train stations is at Raveglass (9.8 miles).

How safe is it to walk on the fells?

Please refer to the Lake District National Park Authority website for some useful guidelines on how to be safe whilst on the fells.

Where are some good walks

For the more adventurous and those wishing to bag some of the larger Lake District peaks then you have the entire Lake District within easy reach here including a quick route out to the lesser visited northern fells of the national park.

A map is advisable and the routes too numerous to outline here. Please refer to www.lakedistrictoutdoors.co.uk for further ideas and advice or www.lakedistrictwalks.com Maps and guides can be obtained from various shops around the area or ordered by post.

Can we go fishing nearby?

For more information and where to get permits etc see; https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/things-to-do/water/fishing

Are there laundry facilities?

No, there are no laundry washing facilities available on site.

What places are there to visit nearby?

If you can muster the energy to leave the comfort of the yurt and the slow relaxed pace of yurt living then the Eskdale – Woolpack Inn site  is ideally placed for an array of excursions both from the door of the yurt or a short drive away.

If you have come on holiday to finally and climb and tick off Scafell Pike (England’s highest mountain) then it’s just a short but spectacular drive along the England’s deepest lake (Wastewater) to the start point of this walk. Hike the mountain and take a swim in the lake and if that isn’t enough and you are feeling particularly energetic why not hire bike next door from the guys at West Lakes Adventure and have a go at the Hardknott Pass, Englands steepest road! If you can do all these three challenges in a weekend then you can enjoy a well earned pint in th Woolpack and a soak in the hot tub.

A short drive from the site you will finda whole host of exciting things to see and do.

Just to the north of the site is the unspoilt and wild Duddon Valley. The River Duddon makes for some excellent wild swimming and lovely picnic pots. See our ‘What’s Cool’ page (https://luxury-yurt-holidays.co.uk/things-to-do/outdoor-activities-in-cumbria/) for some pointers on where to go. Some good family walks off the beaten track here too.

Just 30 minutes drive from Eskdale are the stunning beaches of Silecroft and Haverigg. Unassuming, wild and with sweeping views across the Irish sea and back taking in the whole of the Lake District panorama it really is a stunning place to visit. Climb Back Combe (approx. 2 hours) for stunning views of the both the Lake District and sea and enjoy an ice cream on the beach for your efforts!

If that’s not enough Muncaster Castle (20 mins) is an absolute must. An brillaint day out, their ‘Raptor Experience’ is simply amazing and the Castle gardens and grounds make for a great day out.

If you grow up in Cumbria then ‘The La’al Ratty’ a minature steam train which runs from Eskdale to Ravenglass and is a locals right of passage and a brilliant, fun day out for any visitor to Eskdale. Severn miles of track running from Eskdale to Raveglass through some of the Lake Districts finest scenery. With seven stops on route, you can jump on/off, or even take your bike and go one way and cycle back.

Muncaster Catle – https://muncaster.co.uk/

The ‘Laal Ratty’ – https://ravenglass-railway.co.uk/

Also available a short drive away are an array of outdoor activities. Why not try gorge scrambling, stand up paddle boarding or canoeing. Also available to book with your stay are all manner of Bushcraft experiences as well as some more traditional outdoor activities such as gorge scrambling and rock climbing. Adventure awaits, seize the day. See our THINGS TO DO page for more information and booking.

Which is the nearest lake?

Wastwwater is the nearest Lake (2o mns) and is the deepest in England. It also has a stunning, wild feel to it. Amzing for wild swimming, paddleboarding, canoeing or just take a blanket and enjoy a picnic on the shores of a the Lake and enjoy the stuning views up to Scafell Pike.