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Scafell Sanctuary

Gosforth, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional cottage with feature wood burner for chilly nights
  • Excellent garden with views and different levels for dining alfresco
  • Within easy reach of Wasdale and Scafell Pike
Property code: SZ233

This traditional cottage is a delightful retreat for up to six guests, offering a vantage point for exploring the Western Lakes and Cumbrian coastline.

This traditional end of terrace cottage dates back to the 1700s. Located in the Lakeland village of Gosforth, it benefits from excellent access to the fells and the coast, being just a 10-minute drive from both. There are extensive views from the upper floors across the countryside to the fells of Eskdale and beyond. The property has been lovingly refurbished to provide comfortable and homey holiday accommodation for up to six people. The characterful cottage has accommodation over three floors in a quirky yet cosy fashion and retains many original period features including the detailed stonework over the original front door and exposed stone walls inside. With lots of different staircases and nooks and crannies, it's the perfect spot for a game of hide-and-seek!

Gosforth is a small, friendly village with a popular shop and cafe, a bakery and several pubs serving food and local ale. The spectacular valley of Wasdale is a 10-minute drive away. The walking here is superb with the peaks of Great Gable, Pillar and Scafell all on offer. Just 2 miles away you can enjoy the coastal sand dunes and sandy beaches between Seascale and Drigg

Eskdale is also close at hand, just 15 minutes away. There are hundreds of incredibly pretty walks in the valley. You can also enjoy a ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway - a popular miniature railway that travels seven scenic miles to the coastal fishing village of Ravenglass. Muncaster Castle is near to one of the railway stops. There is always plenty going on there all year round, especially for children.

The original front door has been closed up and entry is via the back door accessed through the front yard and rear garden or through a new front door. The back door opens into the newly fitted kitchen which is incredibly well-equipped for holiday self-catering and features an electric Range cooker in a recess, microwave, dishwasher, plenty of storage space and a separate utility room. There is an original sandstone lintel above the cooker and old steps down to the small utility room.

A door opens to the old original stairs down to the utility room. This is a small room that houses a freezer, a washing machine, iron and ironing board, cot, high chair and hot water bottles for the colder nights. There are steps from the kitchen to a small alcove for hanging coats and storing boots and the door to the bathroom. There are hooks for dog leads and a supply of doggy bags. The bathroom has a Velux window above a bath, a separate shower cubicle and WC.

Three steps from the kitchen lead to the sitting room, please mind your head. There is a comfortable sofa and armchair and a basket of cosy fleece blankets provided for snuggling up on winter evenings. The sitting room is arranged around the fireplace and Smart TV, comfortably seating four people. A selection of local interest and walking mAgazines are provided as well as a varied selection of DVDs. The wood burner is set in a feature fireplace with a decorative wooden plinth. The initial supply of fuel (fire lighters, kindling and logs) is provided. Further supplies are available locally. The sitting room looks to the front of the property and there is a door to exit the property from the front. A door leads through to the separate dining room. The room is furnished with a dining table with seating for six people and a window to the garden that catches the sun throughout the day.

A stone curved staircase leads down to the snug, a warm and cosy space with an exposed stone wall and a feature stained-glass window. There is a TV and DVD, and double sofa bed in the snug but the stairs are not suitable for the less-abled.

The first floor is accessed via a door to stairs from the kitchen. The carpeted stairs lead to the first floor where there is a double bedroom with an exposed stone wall, hanging rail and window overlooking the fields and then towards the coast and Isle of Man.

There is a door to a further flight of stairs, with a hand rail to the attic bedroom. This bedroom is in the eaves of the property and has a lovely outlook over the surrounding countryside and far-reaching fell views to Black Combe, and the coast. On a clear day you can even see the Isle of Man. The bed will be made up as a king unless otherwise requested. It can also be made up as a twin bedroom on request. The stairs to the attic bedroom are carpeted but fairly steep.

Outside there is a multi-level garden. Across the lower area is a patio with picnic bench and wood burner. There are steps to the upper decked area that has outdoor sofas and fabulous views over the fells. The garden is enclosed by a low fence and has banked planting. The front yard is enclosed with a wall and a gate.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin zip-and-link
  • 1 bathroom with a bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric Range oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher
  • Utility room with freezer and washing machine
  • Wood burner – first supply of logs provided
  • Smart TV, DVD
  • Towels not included
  • Decked garden set across several levels
  • Roadside parking (unrestricted opposite the cottage)
  • Outdoor wood burner
  • Please beware of reduced head height on the stairs leading from the kitchen to the lounge
  • Please note this property contains steep stairs
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. 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 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Hannah 10th November 2023

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Had a fantastic break. The cottage is cosy and quirky The perfect place to retreat after a full day of hiking and exploring. Our dogs felt just as at home as we did. Will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Jolyon 27th October 2023

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Quirky cottage in Gosforth,great location,cottage has everything you need. Plenty of steps in the cottage with the ones to the bedrooms quite steep so you need to bare this in mind if booking. Enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Jennifer 29th September 2023

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Absolutely lovely cottage. Everything you could need was available. Great location for seascale and West Coast. Lovely pub just down the road, little convenience shop and bakery.

Reviewed by Simon 8th September 2023

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Very well appointed cottage, everything we needed, very secure for the dog, thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Mark 25th August 2023

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Such a quirky cottage fabulous place to stay. If you have mobility problems this is not for you. There are a lot of steep steps. Didnt bother us though. Everything is thought out perfectly. If you forget to bring something with you its probably already there so dont worry Places to eat and drink close by at a reasonable cost. Beach is a short car jRead moreourney away or walk if you want to. Views are the best. Cant fault anything about this place. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 16th June 2023

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Absolutely amazing, quirky cottage in a lovely and friendly village. Perfect location for visits to nearby Wast Water and the view from the bedroom windows was perfect. Thank you

Reviewed by Valerie 9th June 2023

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A super place to stay . Everything you need for a perfect holiday .

Reviewed by Gillian 29th April 2023

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Reviewed by Ian 26th December 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 21st October 2022

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Reviewed by Morag 1st July 2022

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Lovely cottage well done up and tastefully decorated.

Reviewed by Marzena 24th June 2022

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The cottage was lovely and very homely, the area had a nice atmosphere as well. It was close to a wonderful beach, which our dog Kira really loved. We really also enjoyed the Muncaster Gardens which were nearby. Overall it was a wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Sara 20th May 2022

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We had a fantastic few days at Hardingill Cottage. Very well equipped, cosy and comfortable. I'm just gutted the weather wasn't better to make more use of the garden and the beautiful views from the top! We had a trip out to the beach at Seascale which our dog, Kai, absolutely loved. 5 or so minute drive away and empty and a trip to ennerdale waterRead more. There are a couple of dog friendly pubs and a restaurant in Gosforth as well as a local shop, all within easy walking distance. Hide

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