Haata Cottage is a delightfully characterful cottage set in Gosforth in the peaceful western Lake District. Sleeping up to six people in three lovely bedrooms this deceptively large and newly refurbished terraced cottage is an individual gem with beautiful handmade wooden furniture and bespoke touches throughout making it a warm and welcoming space with a touch of the magical about it too.
Gosforth is a lovely village on the western fringe of the Lake District National Park. The village acts as a gateway to the stunning valleys of Wasdale and Eskdale as well as being just a short hop down to the coast. It makes an ideal place for all ages to visit, history buffs will be delighted with the Norse heritage on show at the village church, the oldest and tallest Viking cross still in existence resides in its churchyard. While fans of real ale and good food will love its choice of pubs and excellent pizza restaurant. Small children are well catered for with an excellent play park just a hop skip and a puddle jump from Haate Cottage.
Wasdale is a glorious valley famous for having England's highest mountain (Scafell Pike), deepest lake, smallest church and more recently was voted Britain's favourite view. It's not hard to see why. The mysterious tranquil lake with some of England's mightiest and most dramatic peaks surrounding it truly is a sight to behold. Eskdale is a magical little valley with its own very special atmosphere. Wainwright described it as 'The finest of all valleys for those whose special joy is to travel on foot and a paradise for artists.' The narrow gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale railway (know as the La'al Ratty) winds its way up from the coast with the regular sound of steam engine whistles ringing across the valley. There are walks and cycle rides aplenty with low level riverside ambles as well as more challenging routes. Many road cyclists are drawn to the valley as it sits at the bottom of Hardknott Pass, a nail-biting steep, narrow climb passing Hardknott Roman Fort where it has stood guard since the 2nd Century. So whether you'd like to explore the history and heritage of the area, don your outdoor clobber and get out on the highest fells in England or just enjoy the good food, great beer and the gently bustling atmosphere of the village then the wonderfully individual cottage will make a marvellous base.