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Bowderdale Farm Cottage

Wasdale, Lake District
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Situated in the Wasdale valley this stone cottage is part of a traditional Lakeland farm
  • Views from the cottage overlooking Wastwater lake
  • Surrounded by beautiful fells including Scafell Pike and 10 miles from Ravenglass on the coast
Property code: SZ091

With footpaths within close walking distance leading up into the fells and mountains and down to the lake, this delightful cottage is ideal for walkers, climbers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Situated in the Wasdale valley on the quieter side of the Lake District, this cottage is part of a traditional working Lakeland farm with connections to famous fell runner, Joss Naylor. With views overlooking Wastwater Lake and the surrounding fells, this holiday cottage is perfect for walkers, climbers and outdoor enthusiasts, offering basic, cosy accommodation for up to six people.

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 local 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.

For more gentle exercise, there are hundreds of walks within close walking distance of the door of the holiday cottage. Wastwater Lake is 5 minutes away, or you can go high up on the fells and mountains. There are many good swimming and picnic spots on the shores of the lake.

There are three pubs in the valley - one at the top of the lake (2 miles), and the other two (3 miles) face each other on the way to Gosforth village, where you will find shops selling groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go, alcohol and newspapers.

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 7 scenic miles to the coastal fishing village of Ravenglass. Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Owl Centre is also 15 minutes away and has lots going on all year round, especially for children.

Inside, the hallway leads to the kitchen, sitting room and bathroom. The kitchen is fully furnished with electric cooker and hob, microwave and plenty of storage space. There are laundry facilities at the farmhouse and the owner will launder your washing for you upon request.

The bathroom is downstairs with electric shower, toilet and sink. Towels are provided.

You will find a comfy sofa and seating in the sitting room and a multi-fuel stove which warms the living room nicely and also heats the radiators in the rest of the house. The stairs lead from the sitting room to three bedrooms upstairs. One double, one twin and one triple bedroom.

Outside there is the use of a garden which overlooks Wastwater Lake. Please note that the garden is shared with the farmhouse.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 double, 1 triple with three single beds
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric cooker, hob and microwave
  • Wood burner (initial supply of logs provided)
  • Additional electric heaters available upstairs
  • TV for DVD only
  • Wi-Fi included (This is the owner's Wi-Fi next door so speeds may vary)
  • Please note there is no mobile reception at cottage
  • Shared garden
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Regret not pets
  • Pub 2 miles, shop and restaurant 7 miles, beach 10 miles
  • Private water supply
  • The owner will launder your washing for you upon request
  • This property only accepts bookings of up to 6 guests
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kieron Anderson

This property is personally managed by Kieron.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen 28th October 2023

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Great property with lots of room, comfortable and a great getaway for a relaxing break - perfect spot for all the surrounding walks - enjoyed our stay and privacy in the cottage. Can recommend the Wasdale Inn/Ritsons Bar for food and drinks and a trip to Sawmill Coffee shop is a must. We recommend the Steam Railway trip from Dalegarth to RavenglassRead more (check for running times) we were told there is a Santa themed trip. Hide

Reviewed by Shuna 24th September 2023

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A unique and wondrous place to experience. Not many such in our country, I should think: it does not get better than this if you want to spend time deep in the hills and away from the crowds, gazing at the lake and the great Wasdale screes from inside the thick, stone walls of the cottage, willing (over breakfast and in your sights) the clouds to lRead moreift off the highest summits in the Lakes. A highlight to meet Paul, his devoted team of sheep dogs, to walk among the handsome ducks in the farmyard. Hide

Reviewed by Hayley 22nd July 2023

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Wonderful stay in an amazing location. We loved being on the working farm and close to the lake. We had some fantastic walks straight from the doorstep. The cottage is remote, but with good preparation this wasnt a problem. Very poor internet and no TV, but we were ok with that! The cottage has everything you need for a warm and comfortable escape Read morefrom the changeable Lake District weather. Hide

Reviewed by Donna 8th July 2023

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Fabulous place, Paul and his son are great hosts. Stunning location, a real get away from it holiday. Amazing walks from the door, loved being on a real working farm.

Reviewed by Martyn 10th June 2023

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Reviewed by Angela 12th May 2023

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Location was perfect, 2 miles from start of climb of Sca fell Pike. The owner was very helpful and kind. Perfect if you want to get away from modern tech (no TV, just dvd player and very limited slow wifi). Everything was as described but could do with updating some things. Peaceful and beautiful outlook over the lake.

Reviewed by Dariusz 8th April 2023

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It si perfect place for people who want hiking. When you one time coming you don't have to use a car to take different walking routes

Reviewed by Les 28th December 2022

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Reviewed by Corina 29th October 2022

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The location of the cottage is amazing, though it's not mentioned that the entrance in the cottage is very awkward at the back of the farm and the garden isn't really a garden for use, the bathroom needs a refurbishment as it was looking outdated, moldy and not clean. The kitchen stove is really old and quite impossile to cook at as it takes ages tRead moreo heat. Overall the cottage is alright, though a bit over priced, doesn't look like in the pictures, it's more outdated and lacking comfort. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 17th September 2022

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Lovely cottage in great location. You can leave the fast pace of life behind you. We loved seeing the sheep and sheep dogs doing their thing and the chickens wondering around. Fantastic views and lots to see and do. Even enjoyed the one day of rain as the waterfalls and cascades were a treat to see.

Reviewed by Evangeline 27th August 2022

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The cottage was really welcoming and cozy ,the rooms was spectacular , the landrord was really friendly. All of the above are perfect for us, we are really enjoy our holiday at this cottage and is the best we had at lake district.

Reviewed by Nigel 20th August 2022

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Fantastic location and peaceful but a long way from main roads and shops. Cottage needs a bit of updating.

Reviewed by Sadie 2nd July 2022

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We had a wonderful time at Bowderdale Farm. If you are seeking peace and quiet, then this will be right up your street. It it nestled in the hills over looking Wastwater lake and has views of Scarfell Pike. There are walks on your door step too! The local pub, the Wasdale Head Inn, is lovely and there are also pubs and restaurants in nearby GosfordRead more. The sea is in reach at Ravenglass, which is beautiful with pubs and cafes, walks on the shore and a train museum and Roman Fort. A lovely holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Marielle 30th April 2022

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Authentic cottage, good beds, very beautiful location, excellent place for hiking.

Reviewed by Ben 16th April 2022

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Lovely place. A view over Wastwater, Wasdale Inn in walking distance (2 miles), Yewbarrow literally just above the cottage. Definitely a working farm - not a 'twee picture' farmyard but the real thing complete with an amazing variety of hens, collies, and sheep. Going to Ambleside (via Hardknott and Wrynose) - only for the brave!

Reviewed by Jackie 5th March 2022

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