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High Holme

Nether Wasdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Fabulous accommodation, with a variety of bedrooms and a games room
  • Enjoy a soak in the hot tub with fantastic views towards the Wasdale Screes after a busy day
  • Tackle Scafell Pike, Scafell and Great Gable, all stunning walks from the valley floor
Property code: SZ248

The perfect escape for family or friends looking to explore the Lake District, this area is a haven for walking and cycling, and has some lovely pubs within 100 metres.

Enjoying an elevated position overlooking the peaceful hamlet of Nether Wasdale in the dramatic Wasdale Valley, this cottage provides accommodation for ten people. There are outstanding views from the large living room windows towards the famous Wasdale screes, and it is ideally located for exploring some of England's highest and most rugged mountain scenery.

There are two excellent pubs within a minute's walk from the property, one of which has its own microbrewery. There is also a riverside cafe and farm shop only a 5-minute walk away. Wastwater, England's deepest lake, is only a couple of miles away, as is the view along the lake towards the mountains of Great Gable, Yewbarrow and Scafell, which was voted as Britain's best on TV a few years ago.

Just a 10-minute drive away at the head of the valley is a famous inn, as well as England's highest mountain Scafell Pike and its smallest church, St Olaf's. For daily provisions there is a well-stocked village store three miles away in the village of Gosforth.

Steps lead to the front door with an entrance hallway which opens out to the open-plan sitting room and dining room. This is a splendid room with large windows giving excellent views over the garden towards the Wasdale screes, and there is also a SkyTV with DVD. Wasdale is the perfect place to see the brightest of stars at night – a telescope is provided to take advantage of this.

The kitchen overlooks the same aspect as the sitting room and offers similarly excellent views. It is fully equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, under the counter fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher and plenty of storage space. There is an additional full-size fridge/freezer in small pantry adjoining the kitchen. The washing machine and tumble dryer are tucked away under the stairs in the lower hallway.

The kitchen also provides access to the lower ground floor to the twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, with WC. There is also an additional shower room with WC. The games room on this floor has Sky TV, a second TV, a Playstation 4, pool table, darts board, jigsaw table and comfy seating.

On the upper ground floor are further bedrooms - one with king-size bed, one double, a single and a family room which has double bed and an additional single bed. The family bathroom is also on this floor and has a bath with separate walk in shower and WC. All of the bedrooms have TVs all connected to Sky. Three of the TVs also have built in DVD players.

The gardens are extensive and have several sections to them. The hot tub has fantastic views to the Wasdale fells, there is garden furniture for al fresco dining, a lower lawn is a great place to play football and there is a secret bamboo garden too!

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 single, 1 twin, 1 family room with 1 double and 1 single.
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Pantry with fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer under the stairs
  • Sky TV, DVD, PlayStation 4
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Hot tub
  • Extensive, lawned gardens with patio area, garden furniture plus secret bamboo garden
  • Plenty of off-road parking on the driveway
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Games room with Sky TV, a second TV, PlayStation 4 pool table, dart board and a jigsaw table
  • Pubs 100 metres, café and farm shop walking distance, further shops 3 miles, and beach 7.5 miles


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Laura 12th November 2021

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Absolutely loved the cottage we are looking at re-booking but cant find a date thats free its no wonder as the price is reasonable and location is brilliant for walking and exploring the surrounding area

Reviewed by Graham 5th November 2021

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Excellent property and location. Plenty of equipment in kitchen and drying facilities for wet clothes! Spacious for a group, wildlife on doorstep. Owner phoned to check we had arrived and all ok and gave us some local knowledge etc. Would definitely recommend to others.

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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.

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