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Gosforth Retreat

Gosforth, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Nicely renovated, traditional cottage on the west coast of the Lake District
  • After exploring the peaceful village of Gosforth, relax by the open fire
  • Get the BBQ sizzling and dine alfresco in the garden
Property code: 86256

A beautifully renovated terraced stone cottage, tastefully and stylishly presented throughout, located in the Western Lake District in the Wasdale Valley.

Nestled in the peaceful village of Gosforth, this delightful cottage can sleep up to four guests and is ideally placed for exploring the coast and countryside alike. Plan your itinerary to involve days on the beach at Seascale only 2.5 miles away, where you can explore the sandy beach and hunt for interesting creatures in the rock pools. Heading east, you can dive into the Lake District, with beautiful Eskdale nearby (5.5 miles), and the Wasdale Valley leading to the glorious expanses of Wastwater (6.5 miles), and on to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike (9 miles).

Make your way into this lovely open-plan cottage and enter the lounge area, the ideal place to melt into the sofa after a day out and about exploring this picturesque region. Enjoy a cosy night in front of the Smart TV catching up on favourite programmes or watch a film on the Blu-ray DVD with the open fire roaring. The dining area offers a place to enjoy a family meal and chat about the day’s activities and adventures. Move into the kitchen, down a step, and you will find all you need to create the perfect family meal, with an electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, and fridge. Outside in the garden, there is a useful utility building with a washing machine, sink and freezer. Heading up the stairs to the first floor you will find the master bedroom with a double bed, and a snug area with an armchair, a range of books, maps and games for you to enjoy - the perfect place to sit back and relax after a busy day exploring. Off from here is the bathroom with a power shower, a lovely double-ended bath positioned in the alcove for you to lay back and enjoy a good soak, and WC. Carrying on up to the second floor, you’ll find the twin bedroom with built-in storage, original beams (please mind your head!), and lovely views of the fells through the Velux window.

Head outside to the patio area with a table and chairs to enjoy a morning coffee, or fire up the charcoal BBQ and dine alfresco. There is also a lockable utility building that can be used for bike storage. The courtyard garden with an outbuilding, has low fences on two sides and a shared pathway running along the top where access is required for neighbouring properties. There is limited roadside parking, but there are two free car parks in the village within walking distance of the property

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin (please note the twin bedroom has low head height and a steep staircase leading up to it)
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate power shower, and WC
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave and fridge
  • Exterior utility room in garden with washing machine, sink, and freezer
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Open fire in the lounge (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV and Blu-ray DVD player in the lounge
  • Patio area with garden furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Secure bike storage available in the utility building
  • Limited roadside parking or 2 free car parks within walking distance
  • Shop, pub, restaurant, and café within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

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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.

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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