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Gable Cottage - Wasdale

Wasdale, Lake District
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming stone-built cottage at the gateway of the Wasdale Valley
  • England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike, is just 8 miles away
  • Stunning views over the garden and fells beyond from the attic bedroom
Property code: SZ205

This wonderful cottage is set in a tranquil location with access to the Wasdale Valley and a range of walking and cycling opportunities, as well as a pub and tearoom less than a mile away.

Relax in this charming stone-built gem in the tiny Western Lake District hamlet of Santon. This cosy traditional end of terrace house sleeps up to six people in three lovely rooms and boasts glorious views across rolling countryside to the mighty fells of the Wasdale Valley. What's more, it is just a short potter down the road to a much-loved local pub. Its owners have made the most of space and period features to give it a warm and welcoming feel while using modern design touches and light to great use. It also has an enclosed garden to the rear

Santon is nestled at the gateway to the wonderful Wasdale Valley. More remote than the tourist hubs of the Lake District Wasdale offers stunning scenery, real tranquillity and a wealth of walking and cycling opportunities. It is home to England's highest peak, deepest lake, smallest church and, just a stroll down the road from the cottage, the pub that holds The World's Biggest Liar Competition (not to be missed if you are visiting while its being held). The crystal-clear River Irt flows from Wastwater through Santon on to the coast at Ravenglass and offers plenty of places for a paddle and a stone skim for visitors. As well as the local pub there is also a delightful tearoom just up the road where you can treat yourselves to a gorgeous afternoon tea following your adventures.

Only slightly further afield there's plenty more to explore with the award-winning Muncaster Castle and Gardens just a short drive away and the wonderful La'al Ratty narrow gauge steam railway running from Ravenglass on the coast to the neighbouring valley of Eskdale too. An absolute must for railway children of all ages. There's Roman history to be explored and great local food and beers to be sampled all on the doorstep of this unassuming little hamlet.

Guests enter to the rear of the house into a handy utility room. There's plenty of space here to leave your coats and muddy walking boots following your Lakeland travels. There's also cupboard space and a fridge/freezer in here. Moving on through the door into the delightful kitchen/diner where the owners have retained period features and used the space to great effect. The kitchen area itself has five gas hobs and a fan oven ingeniously built in to the old sandstone hearth while there is also a microwave and plenty of cupboard storage. The limited floor space has been well used by creating a built-in dining table. The former bread oven has been opened up to make a delightful design feature too.

The homely living room has a Smart TV,  two sofas and two armchairs arranged around a wood burner, perfect for snuggling up on chilly evenings. The decor is light and fresh with a stone tiled floor, cosy rug, exposed beams and built-in wall cupboards. Keeping the traditional theme there's a ceiling mounted clothes airer above the hearth too.

The main staircase ascends from the kitchen taking you to the light landing and the main bedrooms. Firstly to the master bedroom, this has a bright airy feel with light walls, stripped floorboards, bold coloured soft furnishings and a charming decorative fireplace. The king-size bed has a romantic looking metal bedframe while there is a dresser with deep drawers for storage. Moving on to the second bedroom which has the glorious view to the back of the house of the mighty Wasdale fells in the distance. Tearing yourself away from the window you'll find this room has a double metal bedstead, a slimline wardrobe and a dresser. From the landing there's a step down into the bathroom which has a shower over the bath and an adorable picture window with that wonderful far-reaching view. An open staircase from this landing takes you up to the attic twin bedroom. This has a spacious and bright feeling with two single beds, a Velux window with a glorious outlook over rolling fields to that amazing panorama of fells. What a great way to get you inspired to tackle some of the valley's peaks. This room being built into the eaves does make for limited head room though so do take care!

Moving across the lane at the back of the row of cottages is a lovely enclosed garden with a lawn and a dining bench for outdoor meals. Why not enjoy a glass of wine while soaking up the peace, tranquillity and wonderful views?

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 1 twin attic room (made up on request) 2 children can be accommodated in the attic room. Please note this room has restricted head room and there is only dining space for 4 guests)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven, gas hobs, microwave, toaster, kettle
  • Utility room with fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in the garage
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs  included)
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed garden across the lane with lawn and picnic bench
  • Parking outside the cottage for 1 car
  • Lockable garage storage for bikes
  • Pub and restaurant 1 mile, shop 2.5 miles
  • Low head height in the twin bedroom
  • Please note due to the restricted head room in the attic bedroom this property is suitable for 4 adults and 2 children but please be aware that there is only dining space for 4 guests. Please contact us if you would like to book for more than 4 guests
  • 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 £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Caroline 12th April 2024

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Cosy cottage. Generally well equipped though space limited for dining. Most suited to 2 or 4 people. Garden detached from cottage but pretty and with table and chairs.

Reviewed by Rebecca 1st April 2024

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This is a thoughtfully put together cosy cottage which is very well located for walks in Wasdale. The owners have thought carefully about the essentials and the instructions in the house are clear and detailed. We would happily come and stay here again.

Reviewed by Douglas 3rd November 2023

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Really nice comfortable cottage within walking distance of the local pub (less than a mile away). Comfortable beds and the cottage was clean and tidy on our arrival. The wood burning stove was great. I love them. Lovely secluded garden with an impressive view of Great Gable. Lovely walks from the door too.

Reviewed by Jan 26th October 2023

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Reviewed by Peter 3rd September 2023

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Reviewed by David 18th August 2023

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Reviewed by Penelope 11th August 2023

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The cottage was compact but one gets what one pays for , it was quite adequate, not spacious but it was good to have a small garden where we could eat and it was good to have a washing machine and tumble dryer in the garage as we had 3 children with us.

Reviewed by Kerry 19th May 2023

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Really lovely cottage with everything we needed. It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Gorgeous views and excellent location to explore the area. Close pubs serving lovely food.

Reviewed by Jane 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Sian 4th March 2023

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Lovely and comfortable, fabulous views. Very peaceful

Reviewed by Glynn 21st October 2022

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Really happy with our stay here. Its not luxurious or pretentious, its properly priced, comfortable and reasonably equipped therefore a fabulous base for exploring the west coast and in reasonable reach of the more touristy east Cumbria.

Reviewed by Indira 15th October 2022

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Brilliant location! It was perfect for our family of 4 plus a small dog. The cottage was clean, beds comfortable. The dining table is quite small. The stay would be more enjoyable if we could work out the times for heating, and how to switch the TV on. Better instructions in the manual would be great! We had dinner at local Bridge Inn, which was spRead moreacious, and the service was good. We also enjoyed pizza at Wild Olive, must prebook! Close to Wasdale NT car park and we hiked up Scafell Pike. Hide

Reviewed by James 10th September 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 2nd September 2022

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Apart from the above the cottage is in easy distance for lovely places. If I were visiting on my own or with a friend, or it was just two couples it would be lovely inspite of minor cleanliness issues. Also the in cottage info stated that there were 3 tvs. There was one. Not a big issue but info should be updated. Inspite of all said I will recommeRead morend but with caveats! Hide

Reviewed by Mr 5th August 2022

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Superb location, excellent equipment, just needs a check, before they keep hiring it out.

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