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Little Greendale

Wasdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
2 more

At a glance

  • A romantic retreat near Wastwater, England’s deepest lake
  • Enjoy breathtaking fell views while dining alfresco in the garden
  • End the day with a relaxing bubble bath in the stylish bathroom
Property code: SZ609

Bring your walking boots and explore the natural beauty spots of the Wasdale Valley from this cosy cottage for two, or simply put your feet up, relax and admire the surrounding Lake District fells.

Surrounded by stunning scenery, this cosy retreat for two is a fantastic base for exploring the magnificent Wasdale Valley. Be sure to bring your hiking boots with you as you’ll be spoilt for choice by the walks on offer from the door. There are plenty of high fells to choose from, including Scafell Pike. And as well as England’s highest mountain, Wasdale is also home to Wastwater, England’s deepest lake, and the smallest church, St Olaf’s. The valley has plenty of friendly pubs to try out so be sure to stop off on your way back to the cottage.

Hop across to neighbouring Eskdale, another beautiful valley. Enjoy a ride on the famous La’al Ratty steam train, head to the beach at Drigg or visit historic Muncaster Castle. Though enjoying a more remote setting, the rest of The Lakes are still within easy reach. Why not spend a day exploring Keswick, the adventure capital of the North Lakes? Or head east to bustling Bowness and Windermere, with its wealth of visitor attractions, shops and restaurants.

Offering studio-style, flexible accommodation with a handy sofa bed, this is a delightful cottage for two. Head through the wooden picket gate to discover this gem of a retreat. Once inside, the charming, rustic feel of this bijou cottage is sure to delight. The open-plan layout makes it a very easy cottage to enjoy spending time in. The living area has an inviting L-shaped sofa and a TV, but you might prefer to gaze out at the stunning views instead! The sofa can be converted into a double sofa bed – it will be left as a sofa for your arrival, but all the bedding will be available, so you can make the sofa bed up as and when it suits you.

At the other end of the room, the galley kitchen has been cleverly designed, making full use of the space on offer, and it’s well equipped with all the essentials for a self-catering holiday. There's an electric oven and hob, a handy microwave, and a built-in fridge/freezer, as well as the all-important kettle and toaster. Opposite the kitchen area is the dining table, perfect for moving seamlessly from cooking to eating. A door leads through from the kitchen area to the separate bathroom. As well as the WC, there is a stylish shower over the bath, ideal for refreshing tired muscles after a long day on the fells.

A door leads out from the living area to the enclosed private garden, a truly fantastic space. Out here you'll find a generous lawn and a delightful patio area with a bistro-style table and chairs, and there are wonderful views of the surrounding fells - it’s a lovely spot to relax and unwind after a day out exploring. There is also a handy parking area for one car around 10 metres from the cottage.

  • 1 bedroom – double sofa bed (please note, the sofa bed will not be made up for your arrival, but bedding will be provided)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, built-in fridge/freezer, kettle and toaster
  • TV
  • Towels not included
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio space and bistro-style table and chairs
  • Parking for 1 car next to the cottage, 10 metres away
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Nearest pub 2.5 miles


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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