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The Screes

Wasdale, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Family friendly
Rustic
Decorated for Christmas
Apartment
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At a glance

  • A cosy apartment for four in beautifully converted farm buildings
  • Ideally situated within half a mile of the peaceful Wastwater
  • Bring your pooch and enjoy fantastic walks from the door
Property code: SZ515

Set amongst some of the most magnificent and unspoilt scenery in the Lakes, Wasdale is perfect for walkers, cyclists, swimmers and nature-lovers.

How does the notion of a comfortable, cosy place for four nestled in some of the most magnificent and awe inspiring scenery that this country has to offer grab you? If that sounds like it might be to your taste then have a look at this welcoming holiday home, a cosy ground floor apartment set within a group of houses that was once a farm just a stone's throw from the shores of glistening Wastwater. Sleeping up to four people in two comfortable bedrooms and welcoming up to two dogs it is the ideal bolthole to explore the unparalleled walking on offer straight from the door. The cottage is named after the property, the mighty wall of crag and loose rocks which runs the length of the lake. Both bedrooms look across the valley to this stunning massif, a view not to be missed when the evening sun catches the red glint of iron ore in the rocks.

The majestic Wasdale Valley in the western Lake District is justifiably famous for many reasons. It is the proud home to England's deepest lake, highest mountain, smallest church and even the competition to find the World's Biggest Liar! The view from the foot of the lake was also voted Britain's Favourite View. Despite this fame it remains a wonderfully tranquil, unspoiled and timeless place with an atmosphere all of its own. The lake shore is just a gentle half mile potter from the door, its deep clear waters a paradise for the wild swimmers and the shore a joy for the younger paddling fans. The cottage sits at the foot of Middle Fell and Buckbarrow, both small fells with rewarding views over the Scafells and out to the coast. While a little woodland stroll will take you to Nether Wasdale, a lovely little village with two pubs, one even boasting its own micro brewery. If more challenging walking is on your agenda then this definitely is the valley for the job. The head of the valley is home to the Lake District's giants, the Scafells, while Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Yewbarrow all offer exhilarating walking.

If you choose to head out of the valley there is plenty to entertain visitors. The nearby valley of Eskdale is home to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, locally known as the La'al Ratty, a magical narrow gauge steam railway making the seven mile journey from Ravenglass on the coast to Boot nestled in Eskdale's picturesque fells. Why not spend the day at nearby Muncaster Castle? It's a historic (and, legend has it, haunted) gem set in stunning grounds with lots of events going on for visitors throughout the year. For the foodies among you the western Lake District also boasts some fantastic eateries and excellent local real ales. Alternatively stay put in the valley and enjoy the peace, beauty and drama of your glorious surroundings.

On arrival at the property guests are greeted by a hallway with local blue slate flooring and plenty of space for the coats and muddy boots you'll be sure to get on your Lake District adventures. From the hall you turn left into the open-plan living area.

Here you'll also find the dining table and the kitchen area. The kitchen is equipped with an under-counter fan oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and all the crockery and utensils you're likely to need for your stay. There is a worktop facing the living and dining area making this a lovely sociable space for food preparation. Guests can snuggle up on one of the two comfy sofas and enjoy the flatscreen TV, DVD player with selection of discs and stereo alternatively why not make use of the selection of games and books thoughtfully provided by the owners.

Moving on to the bedrooms, you first arrive at the double room. This is a beautiful light space with two sash windows set into its deep walls offering glorious views out to the fells. Primarily of course to The Screes from which the cottage gets its name. The room has a built-in wardrobe and a dressing table and is a gorgeous place to enjoy a morning cuppa looking out on those views. The twin room also enjoys that wonderful outlook and has a wardrobe and dressing table.

The shower room is a bright fresh space with a modern suite incorporating a spacious shower enclosure with a mixer shower and a large drencher head.

Outside, the cottage benefits from a lovely shared garden area. As this space is shared with other residents please make sure dogs are kept on leads and pick up after them. There is wonderful stone seating where you can enjoy the morning sunshine picking out the mighty crags on Buckbarrow to the rear of the house, where you might spot rock climbers winding their way up. Alternatively you might catch the evening sun casting its light on the mighty views to the front. What a magnificent place to enjoy an evening glass of wine!

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with a WC
  • Electric fan oven with hob, microwave, under-counter fridge freezer and washer/dryer
  • The apartment is heated by storage heaters and has an enhanced ventilation system
  • TV and DVD
  • Towels not provided
  • Shared, lawned garden with flowerbeds and stone seating
  • Large, shared, off-road parking opposite the building
  • Please keep dogs on leads in the shared garden
  • Shop 8 miles, pub 2.5 miles, restaurant 5 miles and beach 9 miles
  • 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 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Olivia 30th October 2023

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Perfect bolthole in the most idyllic location.

Reviewed by Grant 21st October 2023

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Excellent location. Range of mountain walks are very accessible, some from the doorstep. The kitchen is well equipped. We had all that we needed. Nice big TV. It is quite small for 4 people. There is just one fairly small reception room, combining lounge/dining/kitchen. We had issues on arrival, with the storage heaters set on maximum making our fiRead morerst two nights uncomfortably warm, and the shower only supplying water that was too hot to stand under until fixed by plumber. Hide

Reviewed by John Robert 13th October 2023

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Reviewed by Gerard 29th September 2023

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Very comfortable and home-like base for anyone who likes to be close to some of the wildest scenery and challenging climbs in the the Lake District.

Reviewed by Jean 8th September 2023

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Clean and comfortable good location would highly recommend

Reviewed by Angela 18th August 2023

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Reviewed by Ethirajan 21st July 2023

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Reviewed by Sonia 6th July 2023

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Lovely little cottage occupying the first floor. If you like rural and quiet this is the place. We stayed 3 nights and wanted to climb Scarfell, it was a 10 minute drive or a lovely, flat 4 mile walk to the starting point of Scarfell, In less than 10 minutes you can walk to a lovely lake shore area of Wastwater. The road runs directly by the bedrooRead morem windows but as it is do rural we had more sheep passing than cars, so not a problem. Bedroom views were outstanding. Would stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 19th June 2023

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The location of this cottage/apartment is superb, it is very rural and beautiful. It is a compact cottage but fantastic for 2 people. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked, even down to salt and pepper, tea, coffee and milk sachets. The website said to bring towels but they were already provided along with kitchen clothes Read moreetc. we went a few yards down the road and sat by a brook that was idyllic and a lovely place to view the surrounding mountains. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 28th October 2022

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We had a lovely week at the Screes. The cottage is cosy and well equipped with everything you need for a home away from home (including a very comfy bed). There are plenty of games, books and puzzles for the inevitable rainy days and theres also a TV with Netflix. The wifi is a little slow but you dont go to the Lakes to sit on your phone! The locaRead moretion was simply unbeatable, we walked up Buckbarrow straight from the front door, and the views over the Wastwater Screes were amazing. Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte 27th August 2022

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Reviewed by Claire 19th August 2022

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Crockery & glassware all needed re-washing. Cushions on the sofa had pen marks and greasy spots - clearly werent freshly in there for us! Garden needed weeding. No outside seating. Double and one single bed were comfy, single nearest window needs a decent mattress. Odd equipment in cottage eg washing up liquid but no sponge. Salt but no vinegar. UHRead moreT milk provided in starter kit, not fresh. Cottage is in fact a tiny apartment unit in a bigger building which is unclear from website. Hide

Reviewed by Chantalle 5th August 2022

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Fantastic location, lots of local waks to explore but you might want to research these before arriving. Cottage a tad on the small side for 2 adults & 2 teenagers more suitable to 3 people. Ensure you have all the essentials as not much nearby to get anything you've forgotten.

Reviewed by Sue 15th July 2022

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Lovely comfortable accommodation in a spectacular area. Perfect base for climbing the local Wainwrights including some straight from the front door plus only a short stroll down to Wastwater. Equipped with everything you need for a quiet & peaceful week but bring your supplies with you to save having to travel out 5+ miles just to get milk :-)

Reviewed by Stephen 8th July 2022

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Very clean and comfortable accommodation and very well equipped. The location of the property was amazing and I managed to spend most of the week walking from the doorstep.

Reviewed by David 1st July 2022

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Well equipped cottage but a little cosy particularly if there was 4 people. Great location for Wast Water and the Western Lakes but access to the other Lakes involved quite a circular route.

Reviewed by Christopher 17th June 2022

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A lovely cottage in wonderful part of the Lake District.

Reviewed by Dean 3rd June 2022

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Quiet, clean and comfy. Really enjoyed our time there and the cottage was welcome refuge for the one day rough weather day we had.

Reviewed by Greg 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Paul 20th May 2022

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Nice little cottage, well equipped and comfortable for two, with just about enough space if you are four! Fabulous setting and superbly situated for walking. Lovely views of Screes and Buckbarrow. House martins and swallows nesting and swooping round house and garden. Useful washer dryer, Separate under counter freezer and fridge, so good for proviRead moresions, as there is nowhere to shop locally! Hide

Reviewed by Brian 29th April 2022

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A very comfortable and well appointed cottage with magnificent views of the Wasdale Screes.

Reviewed by John Robert 18th March 2022

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The cottage is in a beautiful location and was warm and cosy.

Reviewed by Maurice 25th February 2022

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