Eskdale has a plethora of places to stay should Brook House Inn be full, or not quite what you are looking for.
Three lovely rooms are available at Hows Wood Bed and Breakfast Run by Gareth and Lesley just up the road. Hows Wood offers piece and quiet, in 2-3 acres of wild grounds and only a couple of minutes walk to Brook House Inn.
Moorhead Holiday Cottage is Sarah and Shauns house in Eskdale Green. Moorhead sleeps upto 8 people and has lovely gardens and views of the fells, with a pub just down the road and Brook House Inn 5 mins by car. Ring 01946723195 to Book
If you are looking for something basic for a group of you then Boot Old School (The Eskdale Centre) is just 2 minutes walk from Brook House Inn. It sleeps upto 24 in 2 dorm rooms and 2 bedrooms, has cooking facilities and a field outside.
Eskdale Campsite also has a camping barn and pods, it is a lovely site, again just 2 minutes walk to Brook House Inn.
A little further afield, maybe 3 minutes walk is Boot village which has a selection of holiday cottages including Bridge End Farm which always gets good reviews when people stay Bridge End has a selection of cottages with gardens and access to Whillan Beck.