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Whitesyke

Nether Wasdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Country cottage with beautiful décor and furnishings throughout
  • Sit outside and soak up idyllic rural views of this walkers’ landscape
  • The Wasdale Valley is home to England’s highest mountain, deepest lake and the ‘Biggest Liar’ competition!
Property code: SZ559

With brilliant style and a spacious boot room, this home is great for adventurers. The wood burner gives you the warm welcome home you deserve after days outside.

This charming holiday property is a cottage for four in the stunning setting of Nether Wasdale. Refurbished to a very high standard and boasting period features galore this modern-rustic gem is a perfect base for enjoying the Western Lake District. The owners have elegantly decorated the house with a mixture of comfortable furnishings, high spec appliances and well-chosen local art and photography creating a warm and welcoming holiday base. Set apart from the tiny hamlet, the property enjoys gorgeous far reaching views towards the coast while being just a short walk from the pub.

 

Nether Wasdale is a lovely little village with a tiny church and two pubs, one even boasting its own micro-brewery. If fell walking, cycling or wild swimming are on your agenda then this definitely is the place for the job. The head of the majestic Wasdale valley is home to the Lake District's giants, the Scafells, while Great Gable, Middle Fell, The Screes and many others offer rewarding hikes. Wasdale is justifiably beloved by many Lakeland visitors. It is the proud home to England's deepest lake, highest mountain, smallest church and even the competition for the World's Biggest Liar! The view from the foot of the lake was also voted Britain's Favourite View. Despite this fame it remains a wonderfully tranquil, unspoiled and timeless place with an atmosphere all of its own.

If you choose to venture out of the valley there is plenty to keep you occupied. The nearby valley of Eskdale is home to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, locally known as the La'al Ratty, a magical narrow-gauge steam railway making the seven mile journey from Ravenglass on the coast to Boot nestled in Eskdale's picturesque fells. Why not spend the day at nearby Muncaster Castle? 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. For the foodies among you the western Lake District also boasts some fantastic eateries and excellent local real ales. However you'd like to spend your visit the property is an indulgent haven from which to start.

 

Guests enter via the back door to the house where they'll find a large and unusually welcoming utility room. There's a comfy bench, Belfast sink, under-counter washing machine and tumble dryer along with plenty of coat hooks, a substantial shoe rack, electric boot dryer and underfloor heating to dry out any muddy walking boots. From the utility room you access the stylish downstairs wet room and WC. There's a gorgeous mixer shower with an added drencher head for a luxurious soak. The utility leads through to the gorgeous open-plan living space with well-equipped kitchen, dining area, and living area.

 

The modern soft-close kitchen units house a built-in Siemens double oven (the smaller top combi-oven can also act as a grill or microwave), four gas hobs, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your stay. There's a breakfast bar dividing the kitchen from the dining area making for sociable meal preparation. The large dining table has a restored church pew and chairs for enjoying long post-dinner chats planning your Lakeland adventures. The other end of this room has a delightful living area with a large comfy sofa, a small child’s chair and Parker Knoll-style armchair arranged around a cosy wood burner and Smart TV with DVD player.

 

Heading upstairs via the open-tread corner staircase guests arrive first at the gorgeous master bedroom. It's a lovely haven with a sloping beamed ceiling, metal framed super-king-size bed, dresser and midi wardrobe making the most of the available space. A Velux window drenches the room with light while a low-level window makes an ideal outlook while sitting in bed with a morning cuppa. The characterful twin room has offset single beds and a chest of drawers for storage. Also on the first floor is the beautiful family bathroom. Boasting three skylights, a luxurious double ended bath as well as a separate shower enclosure with giant drencher head it's an indulgent space to hide away and soak tired fell-walking muscles.

 

Outside the house there's plenty of wild space for children to explore not to mention a wonderfully gnarly Yew tree standing guard over the cottage. Dry stone walls border woodland to the rear while a small sloping field stretches out to the front. A large picnic bench is just outside the front door for making the most of all the afternoon and evening sun that the property enjoys.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Built-in double oven (the smaller top combi-oven can also act as a grill or microwave), four gas hobs, dishwasher, fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with under-counter washing machine and tumble dryer, plenty of coat hooks, a substantial shoe rack and electric boot dryer
  • Wood burner – logs in outside store, please replace
  • Smart TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Partially enclosed gardens to front and rear, picnic bench
  • There is off-road parking for 2 cars in large gravelled parking area
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 500m
  • Take care of sloping ceilings on first floor
  • Additional oil filled heaters for the bedrooms are available in outside shed if required

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Reviewed by Graham 22nd November 2021

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A fantastic little property. Very well equipped with high quality appliances. Cosy and comfy throughout. Presented very well and clean. Location is clearly fantastic. Highly recommended.

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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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