Situated in the beautiful Wasdale valley, Bank Barn holiday cottage provides lovely self catering accommodation at Yew Tree Farm - a traditional working Lakeland hill farm where Herdwick Sheep graze alongside a small herd of pedigree dairy goats.
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). Wastwater lake is a couple of miles from the farm and there are many good swimming spots on its shores.
There are hundreds of walks right from the door of Bank Barn and you are more than welcome to bring your dog with you. Footpaths lead from the farm up the fellside to Nether Wasdale Common and Scafell beyond. There are three pubs in the valley - the Screes & the Strands (15 mins walk) face each other in the centre of Nether Wasdale Hamlet, and the Wasdale Head Inn at the other end of the lake (5 mins in the car). In Gosforth village (3 miles) you will find everyday provisions.
Eskdale is another lovely valley, only 15 minutes drive 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 Hawk & Owl Centre is also 15 minutes away and has lots going on all year round, especially for children
Bank Barn has been featured in The Times' Ultimate Staycation Guide 2021.