Blencathra Cottage (Wallthwaite)

Availability

£270 - £590

Area:
Troutbeck
Sleeps:
4 / 2
Bedrooms:
2
Changeover:
Saturday
Arrival time:
16:00
Departure time:
10:00
Pets Allowed?:
1
Garden:
enclosed
Fire type:
wood burner
WiFi:
Yes
Nearest Pub:
1.4 miles

Alfred Wainwright described Blencathra's Sharp Edge as "sharp enough for shaving" (the former name was razor edge) and the famous walker and writer dedicates more space in his guidebooks to this mountain than to any other. Guests of Blencathra Cottage (Wallthwaite) need not look far to be aware of the mountain's majesty, as it has uninterrupted views of Blencathra and, indeed, of Sharp Edge.

Ideal for a family, the cottage sleeps up to four guests across a double bedroom and a room with bunk beds. The view from the bedrooms are of a pretty, well-maintained enclosed garden and outward to Great Mell Fell, upon which four wild white horses roam and have often been seen by guests. Built in the 17th century as a farm cottage and now designated a Grade II Listed Building, Blencathra Cottage (Wallthwaite) is modest but comfortable.

If you're seeking adventure, Sharp Edge has been described as one of the most exciting and feared ridge walks in Britain. Blencathra, also known as Saddleback, is a unique mountain with six separate peaks, sitting at the far northern edge of the Lake District National Park. Easily accessible from the many parking laybys on the A66 trunk road, this fantastic mountain deserves its popular status. The knife edge ridge scramble is the most fun you can have on a mountain, but it can be extremely dangerous in wet or wintery conditions. If you'd rather sit and read a book about other people having great adventures, then where better than within the safe gazing distance of Blencathra Cottage (Wallthwaite)?