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Slater Croft

Gosforth, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
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

  • Traditional Lakeland house with original features
  • Perfect location for those wanting to tackle Scafell Pike and Wasdale Head
  • Enjoy a morning coffee in the conservatory and dine in the enclosed garden
Property code: 86823

This Cumbria house is the perfect setting for families and friends who want to escape the hectic pace of everyday life and enjoy quality time together in this Lakeland location.

Within easy reach of both Wastwater and the Cumbria coastline, this stylish property makes a fantastic holiday retreat. Providing ample accommodation for up to six guests, this spacious and traditional Lakeland house features a sweet conservatory and a delightful lounge, perfect for families and friends to relax in at the end of a great day. Offering a fantastic getaway for keen walkers, nature lovers and hikers, the house makes a great base for exploring the western edge of the Lake District.

This welcoming property features an inviting lounge which is split into two areas: the first has cosy seating and a Smart TV, with sliding doors leading into the snug with further seating, providing everyone plenty of space to unwind at the end of a great day. Linked by an archway, the spacious kitchen/diner is perfect for cooking and sharing all your favourite family dishes. The ground floor also has an airy conservatory overlooking the garden, making a lovely space to curl up with a good book. Go upstairs and there are three light and refreshing bedrooms decorated in delicate pastel shades to choose between: two pretty doubles and a charming super-king-size room, along with an invigorating bathroom complete with a roll-top bath and separate shower. Stepping outside, the large garden features a lawn and a decked area perfect for enjoying a glass of wine, morning coffee or an al fresco meal.

The friendly and welcoming village of Gosforth has some great shops and pubs and is close to the breathtaking lake of Wastwater (5 miles). Other Lake District landmarks include Scafell Pike, Muncaster Castle, Great Worm Crag, Hardknott Roman Fort and Stanley Ghyll Waterfall (all within 11 miles). Heading over to the Cumbria coast you can explore the popular seaside villages of Ravenglass and Braystones (both 5.5 miles).

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 super king (can be made into a twin on request)
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Range cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, and dishwasher
  • Dining room
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Two parking spaces and unallocated on-street parking
  • Garden with decking and lawned area.
  • Shop and pub within 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:30 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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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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