• About Key to the Esk

    After a day spent exploring the beautiful Cumbrian/Scottish borders, what better than to relax in your private hot tub.

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    • Asset 46

      1 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

    • Safer Stays

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      0 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Open plan
      Open plan
    • Hot tubs - private
      Hot tubs - private
    Safer Stays

    We have encouraged all of our owners to adapt their cleaning routine. The provider of this accommodation has confirmed they are following the Safer Stays principles, which include:

    • Extra cleaning and sanitisation
    • Extra time for property to air
    • Safe key collection and key drop
    • Hand soap or sanitiser provided
    • Social distancing guidance
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "After a day spent exploring the beautiful CumbrianScottish borders what better than to relax in your private hot tub. All on the \nground floor.\n\n\nOpen plan living space.\n\n\nLiving area \nWith wood burner 50 Smart TV and double sofa bed for children.\n\nDining area.\n\n\nKitchen area \nWith electric oven electric hob microwave fridgefreezer wine cooler dishwasher coffee machine and washerdryer.\n\nBedroom\n With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.\n\nBathroom \nWith freestanding bath hydrotherapy shower cubicle toilet and heated towel rail. \n Electric central heating electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Hot tub for 6 private. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking. Please note There is a fenced river 100 yards away.\n Situated on the banks of the Esk Key to the Esk is a stunningly renovated terraced cottage with stylish furnishings throughout. From the moment you step through the door your relaxing break will begin from the contemporary open plan living area with comfy sofas and wood burner dining and kitchen areas to the cosy bedroom with plump pillows and sumptuous bathroom with fluffy towels. Step out to the lovely garden where a gate leads directly onto the riverbank and unwind in your own private covered hot tub complete with 80 jets and bluetooth speakers... pure indulgence.\nThis is an ideal honeymoon destination as the world-famous Blacksmiths Shop and Scottish wedding venue at Gretna Green is only 3 miles away with fantastic shopping at the Gretna retail outlet. Key to the Esk is situated in lovely countryside nestled between the Lake District and Northumberland National Parks and is also only a few miles from the Solway Coast in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders and Hadrian’s Wall. It couldn’t be easier to explore Scotland and England. After a day exploring the countryside what better than to return to your tranquil retreat and sit under the pergola or relax in the hot tub. Shop pub and restaurant 50 yards. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/143/840/1431684.jpg UKC2931

    Key to the Esk reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.4 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews

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    out of 10

    Stayed here over Christmas 20th-27th. Cottage was beautifully decorated for christmas and exceptionally clean and comfortable. Christmas day in the hot tub was amazing! Lovely place and an ideal base to travel to Scotland and surrounding areas. Will definitely be returning.



    out of 10

    We had a lovely stay and will definitely return 



    out of 10

    A beautiful place to stay xx



    out of 10

    Perfect cottage. Everything was top class. Hot Tub is amazing. A*



    out of 10

    Its lovely, but cleanliness let it down it was dusty in places, Mirrors was mucky and Sofa's need either replacing or a deep clean. It was off putting sitting on stains you don't know what your sitting on..Cheap flip flops wasnt good especially when there not good for H&S I prefer hotel slippers which we had the year before which was fine..No oven gloves not good for Safety reasons again. Me and my partner paid more this year for and it was a let down to last year where it was spot on. So I don't think it's worth paying more for what we got in return. But it's still a nice place. We have booked for next year when we will be on our Honeymoon but we are reconsidering seeing what state the place is in this year. I want wanted the XFactor last year it was this year it wasnt. We are thinking about choosing another cottage with someone else and getting our money back as we got engaged while we was there this time and next year we are getting married.



    out of 10

    Absolutely perfect for a chilled holiday



    out of 10

    We really enjoyed our week at this amazing cottage.. The cottage was just like the photos but even better in real life. The owners are really friendly and will strive to put anything right should any problems arise. Very comfortable and we had a really washed out week as it rained non stop but did not stop us from having a well deserved rest. The cottage is well equipped and the décor is very modern and bright. The garden is fab even though we couldn't sit in it! Hot tub is a bonus, not to mention the fab shower and bath. Thanks, we will come again and have told all our friends about it already.



    out of 10

    Pleasant stay close historic sites in both England and Scotland and close to the Lakes district for hiking.



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