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Wasdale View

Wasdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A pretty country cottage with sociable rooms and cosy corners
  • Explore the Wasdale fells which you can see from your door
  • The local pub hosts the annual ‘Greatest Liar’ competition!
Property code: SZ550

Whether you fancy a lively night or some peace and quiet, this brilliant tranquil home has it all. Wander the Wasdale Valley by day and enjoy quality time together after.

This charming holiday property is a fabulous self catering holiday cottage offering comfortable accommodation for up to six guests, which is perfect for families.

With uninterrupted views of the Wasdale fells, the cottage is a wonderful starting point for hundreds of walks, either on the high fells or along the banks of the River Irt that flows past the pub at Santon Bridge.

The local pub is a 10 minute stroll down the lane. It hosts the International “Greatest Liar” competition towards the end of the year and serves good food and fine ale. The magnificent valley of Wasdale is just a 5-minute drive, boasting England's deepest lake, the highest mountains of Scafell and Scafell Pike and the delightful church of St Olaf's which is thought to be the smallest in England.

Eskdale is another beautiful valley, a 5-minute drive in the other direction. The popular La'al Ratty steam railway travels for 7 scenic miles to the coastal fishing village of Ravenglass, taking in the sights of the spectacular mountain scenery along the way.

You enter the property through the back of the house. From here, the adjacent boot/cloak room is ideal for drying off boots and waterproofs after a day on the fells. The kitchen has a cosy wood burner for added comfort in the winter and is well equipped with a halogen hob and plenty of storage and work space. You will also find an Alexa Dot in there, as well! The utility room houses a washer and dryer, fridge/freezer and a Belfast sink and you will find a dishwasher in the kitchen.

The sitting room is open plan with sofas around a wood burner and a dining table under a large window, which fills the room with light.

On the first floor there is a a zip-and-link bedroom, a double bedroom featuring an original fireplace and a single bedroom for a child. There is also a bathroom with a large shower enclosure, wash basin and WC.

On the second floor is a family bathroom with a cast iron roll-top bath and shower attachment. This floor also has a single attic bedroom with a queen size bed.

The garden is accessed by crossing a shared lane behind the property and entering via a small wooden gate. From here, you can enjoy stunning views of the Wasdale fells. There is an outside table and chairs.

There is limited parking at the front of the property, which is next to the road. If there is no space to park here, there is further parking about 50 yards down the road.

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

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin (can be made up as super-king-size if requested at time of booking), 1 three-quarter-length single suitable for children, 1 queen-sized attic bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room with a walk-in shower and WC, 1 bathroom with a free-standing, roll-top bath with shower attachment and WC
  • Oven, halogen hob, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer
  • 2 wood burner – initial supply of wood provided
  • TV in lounge area, Alexa Dot in kitchen
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Partially enclosed garden with table and chairs, accessed via crossing the country lane outside
  • Limited parking at the front of the property, which is next to the road. If there is no space to park here, there is further roadside parking about 50 yards down the road.
  • 2 dogs welcome – please keep off furniture and out of the bedrooms
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub half a mile
  • Take care of sloping ceilings on second floor
  • Please note that this cottage is suitable for a maximum of 5 adults and 1 child, we cannot accept bookings of 6 adults
  • Sleeps 5 + 1 child


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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.

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