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Upnover Cottage

Gosforth, Lake District
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully and uniquely designed interior, ideal for families and get-togethers
  • Enjoy a morning coffee in the conservatory, or light the BBQ and dine alfresco in the enclosed garden
  • Pubs and shops a short stroll away in this delightful village ideally located for The Lakes and the coast
Property code: 85805

Located in the centre of Gosforth, this property is perfect for a family getaway and has an abundance of walks from the door.

Gosforth is a cosy little village nestled between the mountains and the sea on the western fringe of the Lake District National Park. It boasts four pubs, a busy village shop, a cafe and restaurant, and a great network of walks. Families are well catered for with an excellent play park in the village as well, or should you wish to do some messing about on the water, then why not try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding on Wastwater or kayaking down the crystal-clear River Esk? Muncaster Castle makes a great family day out just 6 miles away. It's a historic (and legend has it, haunted) gem, set in stunning grounds with lots of events going on for visitors throughout the year.

As soon as you walk into this property, you will feel a world away from everything and ready for your holiday. The lounge, located on the first floor, has all you need to relax and unwind, with a smart TV and a gas fire, all surrounded by two sofas and two armchairs. The modern kitchen is designed with ease in mind, with plenty of worktop space and a breakfast bar, along with an AGA with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. Next, is the conservatory which offers lovely views out over the garden and is a peaceful setting with comfy seating to enjoy a good book or evening drink. Finally on the ground floor is the dining room with some wonderful features such as the glass wall and feature fireplace. There is a utility area located on the lower ground floor with a washing machine and bike storage. Onto the first floor, is the master bedroom with a king-size bed and plenty of storage space. Next is a super-king-size zip-and-link which can be made up as a twin on request, with an additional single bed in the alcove suitable for a child, with lovely views over the fells. Next door is the main bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Along the corridor is a single room and up the stairs on the second floor is the last bedroom which is a twin room, and again offers amazing views.

The garden offers a lovely lawned area with a seating area and a charcoal BBQ. There is roadside parking, subject to availability.

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

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request) with an additional single bed (suitable for a child), 1 single, and 1 twin room
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • AGA with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and bike storage
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Enclosed garden with seating, lawned area, and a charcoal BBQ
  • Roadside parking (subject to availability)
  • Shop, pub and cafe within walking distance
  • Sleeps 7 + 1 (single bed in the super-king-size bedroom is in an alcove and only suitable for a child)

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

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Location

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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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