Burnthwaite Farm Cottage
- Arrive / Depart
- 15:00 / 10:00
- Pets Allowed?
- Open Fire / Wood Burner
- WiFi / Internet Access
- Nearest Pub
- Wasdale Head Inn - 20 mins walk
Situated at Wasdale Head on the quieter side of the Lake District, Burnthwaite Farm Cottage provides comfortable self catering accommodation for up to four people.
With views over the Wasdale fells, this holiday cottage is ideal for walkers looking to take advantage of the hundreds of walks that go right from its front door. Footpaths lead from the farm up Scafell and Great Gable, or you can walk over the fells to the Eskdale valley. You are very welcome to bring dogs. Wasdale itself is a valley of extremes. It boasts England's deepest lake (Wastwater), highest mountain (Scafell), smallest church (St Olaf's) and the world’s biggest liar competition (each November, in the Santon Bridge Inn).
It is the birthplace of British climbing, with excellent climbs of all grades, and a playground for local diving clubs. Local rumour has it that each club has a collection of gnomes on the lake bed, one of whom has a noose around his neck as a result of club rivalry. Wastwater Lake is a couple of miles away from the farm, with many good swimming and picnic spots.
There are three pubs in the valley - Wasdale Head Inn at the top of the lake (a twenty minute walk away), and the Screes & the Strands (five miles) face each other on the way to Gosforth Village (where you will find everyday provisions).