Potter's Barn holiday cottage is an imaginatively converted 18th century barn with an English Tourist Board rating of 4 stars. On the outskirts of the village of Gosforth, which lies between the mountains and the Irish Sea, this light, bright holiday home offers self catering accommodation for up to 6 people and is a perfect base from which to explore the Western Lake District.
The beautiful valley of Wasdale is a ten minute drive away, home to 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).
Eskdale is another pretty valley, only 15 minutes away, with hundreds of river and mountain walks. It also houses a terminus for the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway - a popular miniature railway that travels seven scenic miles to the coastal fishing village of Ravenglass. Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Owl Centre is ten minutes away and has lots going on all year round, especially for children. The sea is about two miles from Gosforth and at low tide there are long expanses of sand on which to play and walk. By the seafront are a golf course and bowling green.
Gosforth itself has shops selling groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go, alcohol and newspapers. It also has five pubs, serving food and real ales.
The barn is owned by Dick & Barbara Wright who have lived in the area for many years and are very happy to suggest walking routes and other activities in the Gosforth area and the rest of the Lake District. Barbara is also a superb cook with a skill for baking cakes to greet you upon arrival!