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Wasdale View - Wasdale Head

Wasdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Admire spectacular views of Wasdale Valley
  • Exposed beams add character and country charm
  • Spend time in the sociable, open-plan living space with family and friends
Property code: SZ551

Call this first-floor apartment home during your break and enjoy spending time admiring the terrific views from the comfort of the sofa. End your day in the fresh air by taking a drink out to the courtyard.

This characterful holiday home is a wonderfully lovely apartment in the heart of the Wasdale Valley. It’s one of those places that has a really nice ‘feel’ to it – perhaps this is due to the comfortable lounge area, or maybe it’s the totally amazing views, or the knowledge that nature is all around, whatever it is, it’s the place to come to and switch off from all the stresses of daily life!

Wasdale is one of the most awe-inspiring valleys in the Lake District. The view of Great Gable towering over the dark depths of Wastwater is iconic. The lake itself is just a half a mile away, and there are footpaths all over the fells behind this characterful holiday home. And of course the monumental Scafell Pike is at the top end of the lake just waiting to be climbed!

If you’d like to explore further afield, or buy cake and other supplies, then the village of Gosforth is 10 minutes by car and has a popular bakery and local store. The castle at Muncaster is 20 minutes away and is a great day of exploration, history and wild gardens. And Eskdale is the very next valley along (in fact you can walk there over the tops if you’re feeling energetic). It’s the stopping place for the “la’al ratty” – a miniature steam railway making a beautiful 7 mile journey from Eskdale to the coast.

The main room at the property is large and light with stupendous views from the double windows. Sink into the leather chairs and feel the sun on your face! There is a TV and DVD player, as well as a selection of DVDs to borrow – there are also guide books, novels and maps to browse through.

The kitchen area is lovely and modern with a cottage ‘feel’ to it. It’s equipped with electric hob, oven, separate microwave, fridge and freezer, as well as storage space. There is dining for four by one of the windows.

There are two bedrooms, both doubles, Again with lovely views.

The bathroom is modern with a large walk in electric shower.

Outside is a courtyard shared with the other apartments, and then all around is fellside to explore.

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 shower room with a walk-in shower and WC
  • Electric hob, oven, separate microwave, fridge, and freezer
  • TV/DVD
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Courtyard shared with other properties on-site
  • There is a large, shared, off-road parking area opposite the building
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 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

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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Reviewed by James 9th April 2022

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Reviewed by Richard 29th January 2022

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this apartment is in Greendale in the wonderful Wasdale valley it is quite comfortable but has very small kitchen and work top but a good fridge freezer the bathroom is also good , The apartment is heated by storage heaters so can be not very warm in inclement weather ,There is agood supply of books and guides .we booked for 2 weeks and were surpriRead moresed that we were not left clean bed linen and towels for the 2nd week as had been in other units we have stayed in in Greendale Hide

Reviewed by Rick 23rd December 2021

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Fantastic location, we walked lots of Wainwrights directly from the door, or within a couple of miles of drive. Very piecefull - we slept like logs - a great place to rechardge the batteries.

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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.

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