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Bitt Cottage

Wasdale, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, is with easy reach of the cottage
  • Set within spellbinding countryside of the beautiful Wasdale Valley
  • Relax in front of the roaring open fire in this charming converted Wesleyan Chapel after a busy day exploring the local area
Property code: SZ077

Set in the pretty village of Santon Bridge, just a few miles from the Cumbrian coast, this charming cottage offers wonderful country views and is a great base for walkers, climbers and nature lovers.

A very warm welcome to this delightful cottage, a converted Wesleyan chapel which makes a wonderfully welcoming holiday home for four people. Set in Santon Bridge in the western Lake District at the mouth of the majestic Wasdale Valley, it offers thoughtfully refurbished and deceptively spacious accommodation with the added bonus of a lovely garden and a much-loved pub just a short stroll away. It boasts glorious views across open countryside to inspire you to get out and about and fresh modern decor with comfortable furnishings inside should you just rather while away your break indoors.

The cottage is perfectly placed for some of the best fell walking opportunities in the Lake District, whether you would like to tackle mighty Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, or some gentler family-friendly fells such as Irton Pike. Santon Bridge is a small hamlet situated in the Wasdale Valley. The crystal-clear River Irt (which flows from England's deepest lake, Wastwater, to the Irish Sea at Ravenglass) runs through the village offering paddling opportunities aplenty. The hamlet also boasts a well renowned pub, which is home to the annual competition for The World's Biggest Liar just down the road from the cottage and a gorgeous cafe with a craft shop less than a mile away. You are also handily placed for the beautiful valley of Eskdale. A special little place with a fantastic choice of pubs and a wonderful narrow-gauge steam railway locally known as the La'al Ratty which chuffs gently through the valley out to the coast at Ravenglass.

Rather than heading inland to the fells why not head out and explore this lovely coastline. There's Ravenglass less than 5 miles away, a beautiful little village with a rich history and a gentle atmosphere all of its own. On the edge of Ravenglass is the historic gem of Muncaster Castle, a great day out for all ages with stunning grounds and a 700-year-old castle with legends to pique your interest time after time. You can take the coastal path from Ravenglass to Drigg or Seascale which takes you through a wonderful 11km dune system which plays host to a fantastic array of flora and fauna and makes a great place for a picnic or watching a sunset. Alternatively hop on your bike and explore this wonderful area on two wheels; there's the coastal Hadrian's Way for a gentle ride, bridleways galore for mountain bikers and some of the most challenging mountain passes in the country to test the road cyclists among you. This cottage is perfectly placed to make the most of all that this gentle unspoiled area has to offer.

Guests enter via the front door of the property into a large light porch with a utility cupboard and bags of space for coats and muddy boots. From here you enter the gorgeous living room, it's a roomy and elegant space with two windows taking in the far-reaching views across rolling fields to Muncaster Fell. There are two large leather sofas arranged around the open fire and TV with DVD player and Freeview +. Beyond the living room guests will find the well-equipped and thoughtfully refurbished kitchen diner. It's a light and open dual aspect room making the most of all the daylight on offer. It boasts light modern units, a built-in fan oven, ceramic hobs, microwave, a slimline dishwasher and fridge/freezer along with a washing machine and tumble dryer. There's a wooden dining table for four which makes a perfect place to take in the lovely views.

The bright fresh decor continues through to the two lovely bedrooms. The master bedroom has a double bed and fitted wardrobes; it looks out onto the garden at the back of the house and it's the perfect place to enjoy a morning cuppa in bed while watching the comings and goings of the visiting birdlife. The twin room is situated off the living room and is a delightful warm space with fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom has an over-bath electric shower and there is also a handy extra WC.

Guests reach the large garden via the back porch which has plenty more space for muddy boots. The garden is surrounded by mature trees and hedges and has a lawn area to the rear and large lawn to the side with dining furniture for making the most of sunny evening dining opportunities. benefiting from the afternoon and evening light, it makes a great place to enjoy a glass of wine while discussing your Lakeland adventures.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 additional WC
  • Fan oven with ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Open fire (initial supply of logs provided)
  • TV, DVD player
  • Enclosed large garden with outdoor furniture and 1.2m high fence enclosing the garden
  • There is a parking area for up to two cars on the west side of the garden, this is enclosed by a 6ft high fence for additional security. Care should be taken when reversing out onto the road as it is a blind bend
  • Pub 0.5 miles, Wast Water 4 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 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 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christopher 9th February 2024

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This is a lovely spacious cottage that all the family enjoyed. Has amazing views all around and a great garden which our dog loved. Close proximity to Wasdale for stunning views of Wastwater and the surrounding fells of Wasdale. Lots of other places close by to visit and explore, also a great local pub for food and drinks. We will definitely be booRead moreking again in the future. Thank you for a great stay. Hide

Reviewed by Lindsay 22nd December 2023

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A well appointed cottage in a lovely quiet part of the Lake District. Our gentle Christmas break was enhanced by the generously sized living room and open fire. We liked the local pub and the Sawmill cafe as well as the many footpaths and walking opportunities. Although the December weather wasnt great we had a fine time at Bitt Cottage.

Reviewed by Wendy 15th December 2023

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We visited in December and the weather was not kind but the cottage was warm and cosy, with lots of options for indoor entertainment. The secure garden was perfect for the dog .The views from the cottge were lovely and we were able to visit enough of the surrounding area to appreciate how conveniently located it is for coast and country walking andRead more watersports, with a variety of visitor attractions for all ages within easy reach. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 13th October 2023

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Ideal for what we wanted location wise and plenty of space in the garden , dogs loved it but be carefull as a small dog could probably get under the gate at front of property....lovely garden and lovely nights sleep , very quiet

Reviewed by Alan 6th October 2023

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The property is lovely and peaceful, great garden for people and dogs. Well equipped with everything you need. Lovely and warm didn't need the log fire. Better to reverse into parking space so better view onto the road. There are some nice walks not to far from the property although we did drive to the bridge inn down the road to park and walk fromRead more there. Be warned very wet and muddy paths in October. Lovely Brigg beach a short drive away too. Highly recommend the property for peace and quiet. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 15th September 2023

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Bitt Cottage was one of the best-equipped cottages we've stayed in - the owners had thought of everything and it all worked! Warm, loads of hot water and spotlessly clean, with a fabulous, safe garden for our two dogs to play in. The parking arrangement is fine, not a problem, if you get someone to stand over the road to see it's all clear, and warRead moren any passing cars you're about to reverse out. Close to lots of beautiful walking areas, and the cafe in Gosforth was brilliant. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 11th August 2023

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Lovely, charming accomodation, well equipped for holiday makers wanting to adventure around the West of the Lake District. Wasdale is lovely and within close reach. The Bridge Pub does lovely food and offers a takeaway menu too. Beware it gets very busy at peak times and you will need to book a table.

Reviewed by Lynne 4th August 2023

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Bitt cottage is homely and relaxing, the garden in ideal and safe for our two very energetic dogs. We left the back door open and they were in and out all holiday. The nearby beach is stunning and again ideal for out fur babies. We likethis cottege so much we have booked for next year already. Can't wait

Reviewed by Jane 30th June 2023

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Very nice cottage, in a very beautiful area. Clean and tidy. Plenty of peaceful nights! Beds are clean and comfortable. The area is great for walking and Santon Bridge pub down the road with good food.

Reviewed by Tracy 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Ann 12th May 2023

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Superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed by Stephanie 29th April 2023

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This is a nice cottage with a lovely open fire. Would like to suggest a supply of logs, kindling and newspaper to see people through their first night. Nice enclosed back garden. The position of the driveway on a blind bend isn't good.

Reviewed by Mark 15th April 2023

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A very well positioned cottage for walks both on the mountains near and around Wasdale and Eskdale Green and for coastal walks from St Bees to Whitehaven and Workington to Maryport, we got the train back just 3 each. The cottage is well equipped and homely, a big improvement to sitting room comfort could be done by replacing the foam in the seat cuRead moreshions, but the beds were comfortable. Reviews stating the risks related to the driveway on a blind corner are true a 5 point turn is poss. Hide

Reviewed by Katie 22nd December 2022

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Lovely spaciois cottage with a large secure garden for the dog. Lots of lovely extra touches and very well equipped. Lots of walks nearby and the Bridge Inn only half a mile down the road. Wastwater is a must! Our only issue was due to being on a 60mph country road, on a blind bend, we felt we had to use the car for all our trips as due to the highRead more hedgerows you could not see oncoming traffic if walking. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 4th November 2022

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Really lovely cottage, completely dog friendly and secure garden. Very well equipped and clean. Make sure you reverse into the drive though as a little tricky to come out.

Reviewed by Emma 21st October 2022

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A lovely cosy cottage in a great location.The cottage is well equipped.

Reviewed by David 14th October 2022

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A lovely place to stay - well equipped kitchen making it nice for self-catering. Very well situated for Wastwater, and other local hikes. The dog loved the garden (nice and secure) and a handy space to store muddy boots by the back door. Would recommend!

Reviewed by Mikey 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 16th September 2022

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A very pleasant little cottage. Very private but I would say no walks straight from the door as its a fairly busy road down into the village. Parking is off road but be aware that the drive is really hidden and pulling out should be done with great caution. We had a lovely week and visited great beaches near by with the dog which were empty and so Read morebeautiful. Hide

Reviewed by Stuart 9th September 2022

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A good cottage in a lovely location well equipped with a good enclosed garden

Reviewed by Josephine 2nd September 2022

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Excellent enclosed garden ,brilliant for our dogs. Close location to everywhere we wanted to go including Drigg beach which we didn't know about. Very well equipped cottage excellent location. Beware of the drive very easy to drive past if your not on the ball. Always reverse into the drive.

Reviewed by Lynne 5th August 2022

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The points above did not affect our holiday in what was a beautiful cottage in an outstading area of the country. The fantastic weather was a bonus and the garden fantastic for our two dogs. The very comfortable and shaded living room was a sanctury away from the heat of the day. Thank you.

Reviewed by Richard 29th July 2022

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Great stay love the cottage, and the area is stunning, overall a great stay, although the sofa is very low and a little uncomfortable, and the signal for the TV was very patchy with the sound going up and down like a yoyo, that saying we had a fantastic stay and would definitely stay again , beware pulling out of the parking space for the property,Read more the views left and right are obscured on a corner, cars travelling quite fast up and down the single track could use a couple of blind spot mirrors. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 17th June 2022

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Very nice cottage. We enjoyed our stay. Lovely big garden and very safe for the dog. Peaceful at night time. The road isn't really that busy. Internet is good for the middle of nowhere

Reviewed by Karen 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Susan 15th April 2022

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Bitt Cottage is lovely and much bigger inside than it looks from the outside. Garden brilliant - safely enclosed for dogs and sunny all day. Great base for exploring Wasdale and walking interesting Wainwrights

Reviewed by Sarah 1st April 2022

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A very well equipped and clean cottage in a delightful area of the Lake District. Bed was very comfy. Garden secure and ideal for the dog.

Reviewed by Jackie 18th March 2022

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Reviewed by Angie 1st March 2022

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Beautiful cottage with a lovely secure garden, very well equipped, it was clean and welcoming Situated on a very busy road but we didn't really notice the noise, there is ample parking. Local pub half a mile away, very nice and dog friendly This area is quieter and more remote than the more popular areas of the Lake District, roads are narrow and tRead morewisty but the drive through Wass Dale is worth it for the views and the pub at the top! Can recommend the train ride from Seascale up to Maryport Hide

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