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1 Cherry Trees

Gosforth, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
7 more

At a glance

  • Enjoy dining alfresco on the arbour-covered patio
  • Well-located for exploring the Lake District National Park, yet just 3 miles from Seascale for days at the beach
  • Perfect for families and friends, this home sits in the small yet bustling village of Gosforth - the gateway to the valleys of Eskdale and Wasdale
Property code: SZ001

With something for history lovers, explorers and those after a relaxing getaway, this welcoming cottage is a top destination for all guests and welcomes you to enjoy time together across the coast and countryside.

If you're looking for a welcoming base to explore the tranquil valleys of the western Lakes and the unspoiled Cumbrian coastline, then look no further than this property in Gosforth. Nestled at the heart of bustling village life, this lovely semi-detached house has three light, airy bedrooms sleeping up to five people. It's a spacious cottage with plenty of room to spread out and relax on your holiday.

Gosforth is a pleasant Cumbrian village on the western side of the Lake District National Park. With an excellent play park just across the way, plenty of low level walks around the village, and the seaside just down the road, it makes an ideal base for families. For the foodies amongst you, this cottage couldn't be better placed. There are two village pubs as well as a lovely pizza restaurant on the doorstep.

For serious fell walkers, Gosforth is the gateway to the two stunning valleys of Wasdale and Eskdale. At the head of these lies the mighty Scafell Range with other iconic Lake District giants such as Great Gable and Bow Fell also accessible. Should you wish to do some messing about on the water, then why not try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding on Wastwater or kayaking down the crystal clear River Esk? For history buffs the village and its surroundings is an absolute treasure trove. From the Viking cross in Gosforth's churchyard to Muncaster Castle and its ghostly goings to the wealth of Roman heritage scattered around the area, there's something of interest for all ages.

So whether your tastes run to epic fell adventures, gentle low level pottering or just a good meal and great local beers, then this lovely cottage is perfectly placed for your ideal Lake District holiday!

On arrival at the property guests enter the house via the back door, which opens into the kitchen. There's a utility area to the right with a washer/dryer and a handy downstairs WC. The kitchen itself has modern units and is equipped with a large fridge/freezer, microwave, fan oven with gas hob. There's a breakfast table in here as well as all the crockery and cutlery you're likely to need during your stay. The other room on the ground floor is the living-dining room. It's a delightful light, open space with wooden flooring, a dining table and chairs, two large brown leather sofas, a TV and a DVD player for which the owners have thoughtfully left some discs for your use. Alternatively you can just watch the bustle of village life from the large sash window.

Moving up the curved staircase to the first floor you'll find the three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Firstly to the master bedroom with its king-size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers, which has a lovely sash window looking out to the front of the house. Secondly to the twin room (this can be made into a super-king upon request), which has a wardrobe and drawers as well as velux windows drenching the room in light. Lastly the cosy single room, which has a built-in wardrobe and a view to the front of the house. The light, spacious family bathroom is also on the first floor: this has a bath as well as a separate shower enclosure.

Moving outside, the property benefits from a gravelled driveway and back garden with an arbour-covered patio for outdoor dining. In all, this cottage makes a warm and comfortable base to explore this delightful side of the Lake District and its coastal villages.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 twin (can be made up as super king-size on request), 1 single
  • 1 bathroom, 1 WC
  • Fan oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine/dryer
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Please note towels are not provided
  • Patio area with seating
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops and pubs less than 0.5 miles away

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Location

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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