Santon is nestled at the gateway to the wonderful Wasdale Valley. More remote than the tourist hubs of the Lake District Wasdale offers stunning scenery, real tranquility and a wealth of walking and cycling opportunities. It is home to England's highest peak, deepest lake, smallest church and, just a stroll down the road from Gable Cottage, the pub that holds The World's Biggest Liar Competition. (Not to be missed if you are visiting while its being held). The crystal clear River Irt flows from Wastwater through Santon on to the coast at Ravenglass and offers plenty of places for a paddle and a stone skim for visitors. As well as the local pub there is also the delightful Woodlands Tearoom just up the road where you can treat yourselves to a gorgeous afternoon tea following your adventures.
Only slightly further afield there's plenty more to explore with the award-winning Muncaster Castle and Gardens just a short drive away and the wonderful La'al Ratty narrow gauge steam railway running from Ravenglass on the coast to the neighbouring valley of Eskdale too. An absolute must for railway children of all ages. There's Roman history to be explored and great local food and beers to be sampled all on the doorstep of this unassuming little hamlet. Whether you choose to fill your stay with activity or relaxation Gable Cottage is a tranquil bolthole from which to enjoy it.