Some of the kind messages sent by our many guests

“A wonderful place for a group holiday. Voted the best by all the family. Loved the cosy fires.”

“We could get used to this.”

“Beautiful house. Snuggly beds. Nice scenery all around. Thanks.”

“The house provided a cosy retreat for our first full family Christmas for years. We all really felt at home.”

“Lovely house with warm, welcoming feel. An adventure for the children. The adults had a rest too !”

“Made the most of the walled garden. A sun trap. Great for BBQ’s & sunbathing.”

” . . I always had a picture in my mind of what the idyllic house in the country should look like. Visiting Eskmeals, I realised this was it .”

“We came from all parts of the UK and had a simply wonderfull weekend. Thank you so much for a peaceful time.”

“Spent a wonderful week over half-term at Eskmeals House. The weather was perfect and the house was welcoming at the end of days spent canoeing on Wasdale, swimming up at Eskdale, and climbing Great Gable and various other peaks. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. The oven was easy to use and plenty of serving dishes. We had breakfast on the side lawn, plenty of tables and chairs to seat us all, then as evening came we moved to the front lawn to catch the setting sun and still plenty of room for the children to play games. Later we lit the stoves and played cards and games before turning in. The house is just a pleasant stroll to a lovely beach, perfect for cricket and rounders, and the day we went we were the only ones there. In the other direction is a interesting walk over the sandhills looking out for larks, cuckoos and other wildlife. It was also reassuring to have Yvonne just next door and she was always very quick to reply to any query we had. It was a truly magical week.e came from all parts of the UK and had a simply wonderfull weekend. Thank you so much for a peaceful time.” Jill K-G.

“Excellent weekend away. Fantastic setting and very comfortable house.”

“A quick thank you from all of us, for letting us stay at your house. Very beautiful house and we had such a good time exploring the lakes. You never know we may return another year sometime soon! Thank you! Gemma and Co.”

“I am just back from an AMAZING holiday at your house with 17 of my friends. The house is completely perfect for big groups. The bedrooms are all huge, the kitchen and prep area are great, BBQ fantastic, real fires lovely on cold winter nights . . . and the grounds are beautiful – I really can’t fault the place at all. Thank you so much !!!” Suzanne.

“To all at Eskmeals. Just to say a big thank you for our weekend in Cumbria. The house and gardens were amazing and we couldn’t have had a better time . . . Eskmeals house really made our holiday, we definitely want to return. Thanks again, Emma and friends.“

“Just to say what a wonderful place you have there. All our party had a great time with laughter, plenty of good food, drink and conversation. It was a great family catch up and the kids are all fully exercised and exhausted. Hope to visit again sometime. Cheers from us all” The Butterworths.

“Just to say thank you so much for your hospitality, we had the best weekend and your house is the perfect country retreat for a large group. Your local pub the ‘Brown Cow’ couldn’t have made us feel more welcome and I am certainly planning on returning with my family! The area is dramatically picturesque and we particularly loved the coal burning fires that you lit for us every evening. Thanks again! Kirstie.”

“Thank you for our stay in your wonderful house. The balance of everything was just right – a glorious huge manor house with a comfortable cottage feel, sophisticated for adults but toddler friendly, private and in lovely grounds, but close to attractions. We particularly loved playing hide and seek, and carving our Christmas goose at the fantastic banqueting room. We loved it, and we hope to be back soon. Thanks, Jenny.”

“Just a quick line to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Eskmeals House over new year. I’ve already recommended to a colleague who is looking for a house to rent for a family gathering that he considers Eskmeals House! Kind Regards, Carole.”

“. . . We had a great weekend, thank you. The house was perfect . . . lovely to come in to lit fires too! We used the Woodlands Tea Room to cater a meal on Saturday which was great, thanks for the recommendation, Vicki.”

“Hi Yvonne. Thanks so much for having us over the weekend. We all had the best time and we will definitely be back at some point to stay in your beautiful home! My 30th birthday weekend was a huge success . . . It was amazing! Thanks, Debbie.

“We would like to say thank-you very much for making us all feel so so comfortable in your house. It was a perfect venue to hold a special anniversary with all the family. The fires in both rooms were great. The beds were so comfy and all the rooms were really big. We visited the local pub The Brown Cow and the food was gorgeous. They went out of their way to look after all 20 of us. We would highly recommend their pizzas as they also do takeaways. The Ratty pub was also lovely in Ravenglass and so was the Ratty railway. Thank you once again. Thanks, Nicola & Everyone.”

“We have just returned from our 2nd visit to Eskmeals and had a wonderful weekend. Thank you very much. We are already planning our return . . .” Anne I.

“Hi Yvonne. Just a quick note to say thank you for everything last weekend. Everyone without exception absolutely loved the break and adored Eskmeals House. It was a perfect weekend for all. Again, many thanks, Chris & Maria.”

“. . . Spacious, everything we needed provided. Lovely and warm . Perfect garden in which the children could play, such as football, without the danger of damaging any shrubs etc. Surrounded by a wood. Comfortable beds. Could not have wished for a better place to stay and hoping to go again !” Liz H.

“Hi Yvonne, Just a quick note to say a massive thank you to you for letting us have your amazing house for the week, we all had so much fun. The kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves playing hide and seek and exploring the house and the grounds. It was also lovely that we could all sit down together and have our evening meals in the brill banquet room that sat all 21 of us plus 2 baby highchairs comfortably. The house isn’t very far away from Scafell Pike which was great for the walkers amongst us.Thank you so so much again for letting us have the best week away. So much fun had by all of us and we will difinitely be back soon. Kind Regards, Helen”

“Hi Yvonne. I just wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed our weekend at Eskmeals House. Everyone commented on what a fantastic place to stay it was and how lovely it was for all 18 of us to be able to sit around the huge table and share cooked breakfasts and evening meals. Please could you also pass on our compliments to the chefs at the Brown Cow Inn, great food and they coped admirably with serving 18 people at short notice. I had a very memorable 50th birthday weekend and I am trying to organise a group get-together on an annual basis, so hopefully we might return to Eskmeals House in the future. Regards Tracy. ”

“We stayed at Eskmeals for the weekend for a family golden wedding anniversary. Yvonne was so helpful in the run up to our visit, and the fire was lit for when we arrived and everything ready. We had organised a Tesco delivery of food to the house so settled in for our stay. The house was huge with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, all tastefully decorated in keeping with the property. During our stay we never found anything missing from the vast kitchen, so much cutlery and crockery, and assorted implements, cooking dishes, not to mention hundreds of glasses! Also, handily for large groups, there are several teapots and cafetieres so we never ran out of drinks. The gardens are great, contained for the dog, and parking forever. We couldn’t have found a better house to have our celebration, and Yvonne made it so comfortable, I’d go back like a shot!” Nicola W.

“It’s a magical place.” Michael W.

Eskmeals House, Eskmeals, Nr Millom, Cumbria. LA19 5YF