With brilliant style and a spacious boot room, this home is great for adventurers. The wood burner gives you the warm welcome home you deserve after days outside.
This charming holiday property is a cottage for four in the stunning setting of Nether Wasdale. Refurbished to a very high standard and boasting period features galore this modern-rustic gem is a perfect base for enjoying the Western Lake District. The owners have elegantly decorated the house with a mixture of comfortable furnishings, high spec appliances and well-chosen local art and photography creating a warm and welcoming holiday base. Set apart from the tiny hamlet, the property enjoys gorgeous far reaching views towards the coast while being just a short walk from the pub.
Nether Wasdale is a lovely little village with a tiny church and two pubs, one even boasting its own micro-brewery. If fell walking, cycling or wild swimming are on your agenda then this definitely is the place for the job. The head of the majestic Wasdale valley is home to the Lake District's giants, the Scafells, while Great Gable, Middle Fell, The Screes and many others offer rewarding hikes. Wasdale is justifiably beloved by many Lakeland visitors. It is the proud home to England's deepest lake, highest mountain, smallest church and even the competition for 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.
If you choose to venture out of the valley there is plenty to keep you occupied. 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. However you'd like to spend your visit the property is an indulgent haven from which to start.
Guests enter via the back door to the house where they'll find a large and unusually welcoming utility room. There's a comfy bench, Belfast sink, under-counter washing machine and tumble dryer along with plenty of coat hooks, a substantial shoe rack, electric boot dryer and underfloor heating to dry out any muddy walking boots. From the utility room you access the stylish downstairs wet room and WC. There's a gorgeous mixer shower with an added drencher head for a luxurious soak. The utility leads through to the gorgeous open-plan living space with well-equipped kitchen, dining area, and living area.
The modern soft-close kitchen units house a built-in Siemens double oven (the smaller top combi-oven can also act as a grill or microwave), four gas hobs, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your stay. There's a breakfast bar dividing the kitchen from the dining area making for sociable meal preparation. The large dining table has a restored church pew and chairs for enjoying long post-dinner chats planning your Lakeland adventures. The other end of this room has a delightful living area with a large comfy sofa, a small child’s chair and Parker Knoll-style armchair arranged around a cosy wood burner and Smart TV with DVD player.
Heading upstairs via the open-tread corner staircase guests arrive first at the gorgeous master bedroom. It's a lovely haven with a sloping beamed ceiling, metal framed super-king-size bed, dresser and midi wardrobe making the most of the available space. A Velux window drenches the room with light while a low-level window makes an ideal outlook while sitting in bed with a morning cuppa. The characterful twin room has offset single beds and a chest of drawers for storage. Also on the first floor is the beautiful family bathroom. Boasting three skylights, a luxurious double ended bath as well as a separate shower enclosure with giant drencher head it's an indulgent space to hide away and soak tired fell-walking muscles.
Outside the house there's plenty of wild space for children to explore not to mention a wonderfully gnarly Yew tree standing guard over the cottage. Dry stone walls border woodland to the rear while a small sloping field stretches out to the front. A large picnic bench is just outside the front door for making the most of all the afternoon and evening sun that the property enjoys.