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Burnthwaite Farm Cottage

Wasdale, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
8 more

At a glance

  • Beautiful cottage with superb views over the Wasdale Fells
  • Footpaths lead from the property up Scafell Pike and Great Gable
  • England’s deepest lake, Wastwater, is visible from the farm
Property code: SZ110

Discover the many walks that start from the front door of this charming cottage in an idyllic location on the quieter side of the Lake District.

Situated at Wasdale Head on the quieter side of the Lake District, this cottage provides comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to four people.

With views over the Wasdale fells, this holiday cottage is ideal for walkers looking to take advantage of the hundreds of walks that go right from its front door. Footpaths lead from the farm up Scafell and Great Gable, or you can walk over the fells to the Eskdale Valley. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Wasdale itself is a valley of extremes. It boasts England's deepest lake (Wastwater), highest mountain (Scafell Pike), smallest church (St Olaf's) and the world’s biggest liar competition (each November in the local inn).

It is the birthplace of British climbing, with excellent climbs of all grades, and a playground for local diving clubs. Local rumour has it that each club has a collection of gnomes on the lake bed, one of whom has a noose around his neck as a result of club rivalry. Wastwater is a couple of miles away from the farm, with many good swimming and picnic spots.

There are three pubs in the valley - one at the top of the lake (a ten-minute walk away), and the two others (5 miles) face each other on the way to Gosforth Village (where you will find everyday provisions).

The front door leads to a small cloakroom to hang coats which takes you to the kitchen which is equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and kettle. Washing machines and tumble dryers are available on request. The kitchen also has table and dining chairs for four people.

The sitting room has a two-person sofa and two armchairs with an additional electric fire for cooler evenings. There is a television with Freesat TV channels and DVD player.

The hallway leads to two bedrooms, one double and one twin. Both have bedside tables, chest of drawers and a wardrobe.

There is also a bathroom which has an electric shower over the bath.

There is a bench by the front door to sit and watch the world go by. There is also a shared garden with the farmhouse which takes B&B guests.

Please note that there is no Wi-Fi or mobile reception at the property. However, there is a payphone in the farmhouse B&B and an (unreliable) Wi-Fi connection is available at the inn, just a 10-minute walk away.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle
  • Electric fire
  • TV/DVD, selection of DVDs
  • Shared garden with B&B guests
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Parking in the farmyard
  • Private water supply
  • No mobile reception – payphone in the farmhouse B&B available
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer available on request
  • Pub less than 1 mile, shop and restaurant 9 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 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

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


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Reviewed by june 5th August 2022

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Would really recommend staying at this cottage. The owners couldn't do enough for you and were really lovely and helpful. The cottage was clean and comfortable and we felt right at home there. We would stay there again.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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