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Scaw Fell Cottage

Wasdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Situated in the hamlet of Santon, enjoy uninterrupted views of the Wasdale Fells
  • Exposed beams and stone walls provide a rustic charm to the interior of this lovely cottage
  • A warm welcome for couples, friends, families and two four-pawed pals
Property code: SZ436

With great access to the fells and the Cumbrian coast, discover wonderful walks from the door up the Wasdale valley, following the River Irt or along the coast at Drigg beach, 3 miles away.

With uninterrupted views of the Wasdale fells, this impressive holiday home offers self-catering accommodation in a stunning location which is a wonderful starting point for hundreds of walks, either on the high fells or along the banks of the River that flows past the pub at Santon Bridge. Scafell Pike is a short distance away at the end of the Wasdale Valley.

The Santon Bridge Inn is just a 10-minute walk away and hosts the International 'Greatest Liar' competition towards the end of the year. It also serves good food and fine ale. Wasdale (10 mins drive) also boasts England's deepest lake (Wastwater), highest mountain (Scafell) and smallest church (St Olaf's).

Eskdale is another lovely valley, only 10 minutes drive away, with hundreds of river and mountain walks. It also houses a terminus for the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway - a popular miniature railway that travels 7 scenic miles to the coastal fishing village of Ravenglass. Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Owl Centre is also 15 minutes away and has lots going on all year round.

The front door leads to the beamed sitting room with a Victorian cast iron fire place and TV with built in DVD player.

From the sitting room is the beamed kitchen, which has seating for six and is fully equipped with an electric cooker, fridge with freezer compartment and microwave. The kitchen door leads to the downstairs WC and wash basin and then out to the garden.

The stairs lead from the kitchen to the double bedroom with window and views to the front of the property. On this floor is also a bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. The small twin bedroom leads off from the first floor landing area.

At the back of the cottage is a lovely enclosed garden entered via a small gateway opposite the back door across a cobbled rear access. In the garden is a sitting out area that has fantastic views of the Lakeland fells including Scafell Pike and Great Gable.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with WC, and 1 separate WC
  • Electric cooker, fridge with freezer compartment and microwave
  • Open fire
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed, rear, lawned garden with patio and table and chairs. Detached, the garden is entered through a small gateway opposite the back door across a cobbled rear access.
  • On-road parking to the front of the cottage or on the grass across the road
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book
  • Shop and restaurant 2.5 miles, pub within 1 mile
  • There is a telephone at the cottage (incoming calls only)


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