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Yewbarrow Cottage

Wasdale, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
7 more

At a glance

  • Character cottage in the Lake District National Park
  • Direct views towards the Wasdale fells
  • Explore this walkers’ paradise with trails to Irton Pike from the doorstep
Property code: SZ580

This characterful cottage comfortably sleeps four guests in two cosy bedrooms. Discover spectacular scenery in the remote wilderness of Wasdale with its poetic views of England’s deepest lake Wastwater.

This impressive holiday home is a lovely holiday cottage offering comfortable self-catering accommodation for couples and small families. With uninterrupted views of the Wasdale fells, this character cottage is a wonderful starting point for hundreds of walks, either on the high fells or along the banks of the River that flows past the pub at Santon Bridge.

The cottage offers comfortable self-catering accommodation and has wi-fi access. The Santon Bridge Inn is just a 10 minute walk away and hosts the International “Greatest Liar” competition towards the end of the year. It also serves good food and fine ale.

Wasdale (10 mins drive) also boasts England's deepest lake (Wastwater), highest mountain (Scafell) and smallest church (St Olaf's).

Eskdale is another lovely valley, only 10 minutes drive away, with hundreds of river and mountain walks. It also houses a terminus for the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway - a popular miniature railway that travels seven scenic miles to the coastal fishing village of Ravenglass. Muncaster Castle with its beautiful gardens is also 15 minutes away and has lots going on all year round, especially for children.

The front door leads to the beamed sitting room with wood burner, TV and DVD player. From the sitting room is the beamed kitchen which has seating for four and is fully equipped with an electric range cooker, Belfast sink, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. The kitchen has slate floor with underfloor electric heating The kitchen door leads to the downstairs WC and wash basin.

The stairs (with stair gate if needed) lead from the kitchen to the king-size bedroom with window and views to the front of the property and a bathroom with bath, electric shower over, sink and toilet. There is an additional seating area at the top of the stairs with bookshelves and storage. Steep stairs lead to an attic bedroom with double bed and views across to the Wasdale fells from the dormer window. Please note that this room has a low ceiling.

At the back of the cottage is a lovely garden with sitting out area which has fantastic views of the Lakeland fells.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double (with an additional pull-out children’s mattress)
  • 1 bathroom - 1 family bathroom with shower over the bath; separate WC
  • Kitchen - electric range cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Utility/Outbuilding - Washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included; purchase additional logs from neighbour - details supplied)
  • TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed lawned garden with outdoor seating and concrete BBQ area (please bring charcoal)
  • Parking available for one car at the front of the cottage; further parking available on a grass verge opposite the cottage.
  • 1 dog welcome (please keep dog off furniture/out of bedrooms; dogs must not be left alone in the cottage)
  • Pub 0.5 miles, Shop 1 mile, Coast 5 miles
  • Note: This property has cottage style stairs leading to the second-floor attic room which has sloping ceilings and a skylight
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.


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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