Plan your stay


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Leave the M6 at J36 and take the A590 signed to Barrow and Newby Bridge, continue on the A590 to Greenodd and turn right onto A5092. This becomes the A595 at Grizebeck, continue past Broughton in Furness and just after the traffic lights at Duddon Bridge turn right and go up over Corney Fell continuing on this narrow lane to rejoin the A595 at Broad Oak. (This is not advisable in bad weather so just stay on the A595 and continue as follows). As you descend down into the Esk valley towards the river, you will go round many Z bends and as you approach the river you see the 'Road Narrows' signs and an unclassified lane on the right which leads to Birkby and Eskdale (the sign has gone), turn right here and drive about 1.5 miles to reach Hinning House beside the lane on the right. This is the first property immediately adjacent to the road.

Arrival Details

Please phone Tom McElroy on 07740040433 or email if you have any questions before or after you arrive. Visitors are requested not to arrive before 4pm and to leave no later than 10am on day of departure. The key box for Hinning House is located next to the entrance door. Key numbers will be made available upon booking. Please return the key to the box after use.

Towels and Laundry: Beds with warm duvets are made up upon arrival. Towels are also provided.

Logs: There is a basket of logs supplied for your use. Should you require additional logs, there is usually a supply in the barn to the rear of the property for which we ask that you make a contribution of £2 a load and leave this in the honesty box.

Barbecues: Charcoal barbecues are available. We do not supply the charcoal so you may wish to take a supply with you.

Birdfood: A wide variety of bird life can be attracted to the bird table in the House garden. You may wish to take a supply of bird food.

Food: Hinning House is in a quiet and secluded location. The nearby Post office in Eskdale Green and small shops in nearby Bootle stock essential supplies. The nearest supermarkets are about 30 minutes away in Millom and Egremont. You may wish to pre-arrange a Tesco delivery for shortly after your arrival. The Hinning House address can be found on the contact page. The House kitchen has a tall fridge freezer. There is a larger freezer in the outside barn should you need extra space.

Private water supply: The house is on a private water supply which has recently had its filtration and treatment system upgraded. There is a back-flushing iron filter that removes iron colouration (The nearby fell is rich in iron – there are iron mines further up the valley) and there is a carbon filter which removes some of the peat colouration however some of the of this colouration is resistant to filtration leaving a brown colour in the water at some times of the year. The water then undergoes UV irradiation to kill any microorganisms. Tests have confirmed the water safe for drinking, however vulnerable guests are advised to use bottled water or to boil drinking water as an additional precaution. In view of this it is sensible to take or order some bottled water.

Telephone and internet: Mobile phone reception is poor. You may have to experiment in different areas! The land line is provided for local and emergency calls only and we ask that you make a donation in the honesty box for all other calls. All proceeds will be used as gratuity for Gary the groundsman and Jeanette the housekeeper. There is broadband/wi-fi at the house.