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Roan Wood Cottage

Wasdale, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Family friendly
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At a glance

  • The cottage forms part of an old converted restaurant
  • Relax in the pretty cottage garden and enjoy the scenery
  • Explore this mountaineers’ paradise, with lots of walks nearby
Property code: SZ413

Set in West Cumbria, within the Lake District National Park, this welcoming cottage comfortably sleeps four. It’s perfectly placed for sporty guests that love outdoor pursuits.

Welcome to this lovely cottage. Comfortably sleeping four in two bedrooms, with open-plan living areas and set in some of the most majestic scenery you could imagine, there really is no better place to get away from it all. With views towards the famous Wasdale screes and just a stone's throw to the lake (Wastwater), you have all the opportunities for adventure you could wish for. Whether that be water based such as canoeing or swimming, on two legs climbing some of the highest peaks in England or on two wheels exploring the off road trails or some of the most challenging hill climbs you could imagine. For those who like it at a slower pace, then there are lakeside strolls, gentler fell walks and you could always just dip your feet and have a paddle. Whatever floats your boat, you certainly can't escape the peace and tranquillity on offer.

Wasdale is one of the most unspoiled and timeless places in the Lake District. It is a valley of extremes however: Scafell Pike is England's highest mountain, Wastwater is England's deepest lake, St Olaf's is England's smallest church whilst the World's Biggest Liar Competition is held at The Bridge Inn at Santon Bridge... you couldn't make it up, or could you? 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. Nether Wasdale, a lovely little village with two pubs - one even boasting its own micro brewery - is just a gentle stroll from the cottage. At 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.

There is plenty to keep you entertained in Wasdale but if you wish to explore further afield 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 7-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.

This spacious two-bed property boasts some of the most dramatic views the Lake District has to offer. The cottage is located at Greendale in Wasdale which houses several properties which are all holiday cottages and apartments.

You enter the cottage into a porch area which is ideal for your coats, hats and boots after a days adventure on the fells. From here, you move into the open-plan living area. Its spacious and has stunning views towards the famous Wasdale Screes on the opposite side of Wastwater. The seating area is nice and comfy and gives you the opportunity to relax with a good book, chill in front of the TV and just gaze out and lose yourself in those those magnificent surroundings. The dining area comfortably seats four and is also the perfect spot for board games or cards after enjoying an evening meal. The kitchen is well equipped and has everything you need for your stay including an electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, microwave, toaster, an under counter fridge and a freezer. The fact it is all open plan means that even when it's your turn to cook, you can carry on socialising: perfect!

Heading up to the first floor, you have a double bedroom which also takes in those stunning views of the Wasdale fells; there is also a built-in wardrobe with shelving. Next to the double room is the twin bedroom with a wardrobe and small chest of drawers. Just outside of the bedrooms on the landing you can see some interesting history of Greendale which harks back to a time when the cottages were actually a restaurant. Also on the first floor is the family bathroom which has a bath with shower over it, WC and wash basin.

Outside there is a communal area to the front of the cottage which is mainly for access to the different properties. Just opposite the cottage, on the other side of the road, is where you will find the parking area. If walking is your thing or just ambling along taking in the peace and tranquillity of it all, you couldn't hope to find a better place to be.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 family bathroom with shower over the bath, and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, Washer/Dryer
  • Storage heating; ventilation system
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Water system is fresh and filtered from the lake
  • Towels not provided
  • Complex of properties
  • Shared area to the front of the property provides access to all properties on-site
  • Off-road parking is available opposite the cottage for 2 cars
  • Pub 2 miles; shop 4.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • 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 Suzanne 3rd November 2023

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Roan Wood Cottage in Wasdale is a lovely base for walking around Wast Water. The cottage is beautifully decorated and well equipped. It looks out onto the Screes and you can sit in the lounge on the comfy sofas watching the weather and light change by the second. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Paul 20th October 2023

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Reviewed by Chris 13th October 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Fay 20th August 2023

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Reviewed by Judith 11th August 2023

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Fantastic location great for walking. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable.

Reviewed by Alide 5th August 2023

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Lovely cottage, extraordinary location near a stunning lake. Not quite as private as the pictures suggest, but the situation could not be better. We would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Aren 4th July 2023

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Lovely place and location. We also loved the excellent selection of mid-00s DVDs. A very nostalgic and nice way to end the day after a long hike, haha.

Reviewed by Adele 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Nicky 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Alison 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Gary 19th May 2023

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Great location. Busy road outside of the cottage, so no as peaceful as I would have liked. Beds not as comfy as elsewhere we have stayed. I would say the place could be a little tired & not worth the money we spent. Disappointed with a cottage from Sallys

Reviewed by Karolina 8th May 2023

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Lovely cottage situated in stunning area. Fantastic views from windows. Very well equipped kitchen. Good place for perfect holiday.

Reviewed by Tim 28th October 2022

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The cottage is well equipped, maintained and prepared, giving a very comfortable feel on arrival. Various options for walks from the door with many others within short driving distances. The location is excellent for exploring further afield in the Western Lakes and coast.

Reviewed by Jayne 7th October 2022

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Lovely cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Helen 9th September 2022

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A cosy well equipped cottage in a remote, quiet location. Short walk to Wast Water. Perfect for exploring the Western lakes, seaside and getting to Scarfell. We enjoyed our week there.

Reviewed by Louise 26th August 2022

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As a first time guest to Wasdale we were in an idylic peaceful cottage, with amazing views, plently of walking, (including Scafell pike) and Wastewater was great for swimming and small boats. However don't expect much else ! The property is very remote, and a weeks stay was too long for us. Muncaster castle is well worth a visit, and we enjoyed fooRead mored at 'The Sawmill' which seemed to be the only modern establishment around. We believe this property was ok for our family, but better for older folk. Hide

Reviewed by Karina 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Emma 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Hannah 29th July 2022

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Lovely cottage with stunning views and countless walks right from the doorstep!

Reviewed by James 22nd July 2022

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lovely comfortable cottage in an amazing location.

Reviewed by John 1st July 2022

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Beautiful location. Excellent facilities in the cottage.

Reviewed by martin 17th June 2022

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Idyllic location, I have stayed at Roan Wood before and It give me all that I want from a peaceful holiday setting. Martin Walsh

Reviewed by Richard 10th June 2022

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We found everything we needed for self catering. The beds were very comfortable. T

Reviewed by Diana 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Mari 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Nicola 1st April 2022

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Reviewed by Cristina 18th March 2022

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