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Little Ground Cottage

Wasdale, Lake District
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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty stone cottage with views towards the Wastwater Screes
  • Warm and welcoming with a wood burner and a delightful garden
  • Climb Scafell Pike (6.5 miles) or visit Seascale beach with your four-legged friend (7 miles)
Property code: SZ315

Situated in the west of Cumbria, within the Lake District National Park, this charming semi-detached cottage is ideal for friends or families who enjoy fun outdoor adventures in a dramatic remote landscape.

This property is a picture perfect cottage in the heart of the most unspoilt scenery in the Lake District. Situated in Wasdale, this self-catering holiday cottage sleeps between five to seven people in three comfortable bedrooms with a sofa bed in the lounge.

It has been recently renovated to provide modern living, whilst retaining its charming original features. Built in the 1700s, original beams line the ceilings in the dining and sitting rooms and a large wood burner keeps the cottage warm in the colder months.

The legendary Wasdale pub landlord Will Ritson once lived in this cottage. He told tall tales from behind the bar of his pub and so started the World's Biggest Liar Contest!

From the front of the property you can enjoy superb views across the valley to the famous Wastwater Screes. The cottage is located at the entrance of Wasdale proper, prime walking country, this unspoilt valley offers routes to the roof of England, to Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Pillar. A public footpath passes the cottage providing direct access to Buckbarrow, Seatallen and the high peaks beyond as well as many, scenic low-level, walks through to Wastwater.

Two excellent pubs are within walking distance in Nether Wasdale.

You enter the cottage through the entrance porch which leads into the dining room, a sociable space with a wooden floor and beamed ceiling. There is a large wood burner within the original fireplace, a sofa, and dining table and chairs. An initial supply of fuel is provided for the wood burner and more can be purchased locally. The cottage is semi detached to a private holiday let building.

The large sitting room occupies the barn conversion, which has been carefully integrated as part of the cottage with original oak rafters and tie-beam dating from the 1700s - a charming feature. There is a 40' flatscreen TV with a basic Sky package and a Blu-ray player. The staircase to the first floor leads to a gallery, constructed in Wasdale oak providing a quiet area with a desk and chair. Wi-Fi access is available.

In the kitchen there is a double eye level oven, an induction hob, microwave, dishwasher and a washing machine.

Upstairs there is are a king and double bedrooms. One has fabulous views across the valley to the famous Wastwater Screes. The other has an en-suite with a shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC.

There is a further bedroom with a single bed and a family bathroom with bath and hand-held shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Outside is a lawned south-facing garden with wonderful views of the Wastwater Screes. There is also a large side patio and a lockable shed, which may be used for storing outdoor gear and bikes (with care due to low stone entrance). Two or three cars can be parked on the driveway.

Dogs are welcome and we ask that they are not left alone in the cottage, or allowed on the furniture or upstairs, and that guests clean up after them including in the garden. The cottage is located next to working farms keeping Herdwick sheep and other livestock, so dogs must always be carefully controlled and kept on a lead. Please note the fields surrounding the cottage are private. There is access to Nether Wasdale along the farm track.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 family bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC, 1 en-suite shower room with a shower and a WC
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Private water supply
  • Smart TV with Sky basic package, and Blu-ray player. A telephone is also available for incoming calls.
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed lawned garden with large side patio, BBQ, and secure shed for bike storage (note: low entrance to shed)
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars on shared driveway
  • Bike storage available in secure shed
  • Pub 1 mile, shop 2.5 miles
  • The track to the property is steep and uneven – low cars should take care; or use the alternative approach via the track beyond the signed entrance. Please close farm gates on the way.
  • Access – Nether Wasdale village can be accessed along the farm track. The surrounding fields are private
  • Please keep dogs on leads outside as neighbouring farms have livestock
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 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 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicole 26th April 2024

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Loved this place. Though 3 bed we found it was very comfortable and peaceful for just two of us. Will plan to return

Reviewed by Stephen 19th April 2024

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Reviewed by Alastair 12th April 2024

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Lovely cottage in an ideal location. Ticks all boxes for a stay in Wasdale.

Reviewed by Geoff 24th March 2024

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As has been stated by many reviews before, this is a lovely cottage in a fabulous location. We were particularly impressed by all the quality fixtures and fitting, gorgeous oak furniture and woodwork, and all the lovely ornaments and pictures etc throughout the cottage. Garden was very good, plenty of outdoor seating. Overall this felt more like a Read morehome than a holiday cottage - very impressed. Hide

Reviewed by Sara 29th December 2023

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We found the property clean and tidy and very well equipped. There is an excellent cafe called Saw Mill cafe about 20 minutes walk. Excellent food the breakfasts looked delicious. They close in January. The Bridge Inn at Santon served delicious food and we went a few times. We went for New Year and not everywhere was open. Lots of lovely low level Read morewalks around the area. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 22nd December 2023

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Beautiful location for Christmas stay. Well appointed with all we needed to cook, stay warm, eat and keep the place clean.

Reviewed by Bridget 27th October 2023

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Reviewed by Vanessa 13th October 2023

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Little Ground Cottage was absolutely perfect. The sofas and beds are comfortable, the kitchen is well appointed with good quality appliances and the whole cottage is beautifully decorated, unusually for a holiday cottage the garden is also well kept and the whole place is wonderfully looked after. It is remote! You do need to be self sufficient andRead more prepared to drive for a bit to purchase supplies but for us that just added to its charm. Fabulous location for long walks and evenings by the fire. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 6th October 2023

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Little Ground is perfect for being cosy and comfortable while in the heart of the mountains. The cottage is really well equipped - we had a fabulous week, thank you!

Reviewed by Duncan 29th September 2023

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Fabulous location and spot for walking the fells of Wasdale. Stock up with food and drink early as it is a trek to the nearest shops but Salt fish & Chips in Seascale is worth a trip (15min drive) and Bower house inn also worth the journey!

Reviewed by Rebecca 22nd September 2023

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Very clean and comfortable. Easy access parking and lovely garden. Views are stunning. Great walks out of the gate. Close to Nether Wasdale and Scafell Pike.

Reviewed by Debra 15th September 2023

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We had a lovely stay at this beautiful cottage. It is set in a stunning location with views of the mountains from all windows. The cottage was very well equipped and we thought that the beds were the most comfortable we had ever slept in (even better than ours at home!). Would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed by Brian 7th July 2023

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Great location and very tranquil. Cottage is comfortable, well equipped and spacious. Really enjoyed our stay here.

Reviewed by Peter 30th June 2023

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Beautiful cottage, wonderful location. Good quality appliances and equipment.

Reviewed by Clive 16th June 2023

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A lovely cosy and comfortable cottage in an idyllic, remote location with spectacular views.

Reviewed by Bryan 9th June 2023

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Lovely cottage in the beautiful Wasdale area of the Lake district. The location is excellent and so peaceful.

Reviewed by Stephen 5th May 2023

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Reviewed by Joshua 24th February 2023

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Reviewed by David 17th February 2023

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Great holiday, thank you.

Reviewed by Wayne 28th December 2022

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Beautiful place , very cosy cottage, very well equipped with everything you need . The beds and bedding were gorgeous..

Reviewed by Gavin 30th September 2022

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A very comfortable property in a stunning location. We enjoyed an excellent fortnight in October and barely used the car, most walks being from the front door. Thank you!

Reviewed by vivienne 9th September 2022

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Beautiful cottage.. lovely area for peace and quiet.. Well equipped and comfortable.. Have stayed a few times would stay again.

Reviewed by Giedre 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Josh 8th July 2022

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