Rainors Farm Cottage
Rainors Farm Cottage forms part of a characterful 18th century farmhouse commanding spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. Sleeping four people in two comfortable bedrooms this wonderfully peaceful and cosy cottage makes an ideal base for anyone looking to make the most of the unspoiled valleys of the western Lake District and its peaceful coastline. Set amongst rolling fields, the cottage is at the foot of the magnificent Wasdale Valley, offering a stunning panorama of fells and countryside leading to the coast. Rainors Farm Cottage overlooks a neighbouring working farm, providing a world of interest for families with young ones.
Whether you're looking to cycle, fell walk, kayak or just enjoy the good home cooked food and real ales on offer in the local pubs then this area ticks all the boxes. The majestic Wasdale Valley is justifiably famous for many reasons. 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. Wastwater's deep clear waters are a paradise for divers and wild swimmers and the lake shore is a joy for the younger paddling fans. There are plenty of walks right from the door including a fantastic network of low-level bridleways and footpaths. However if more challenging walking is on your agenda then this definitely is the valley for the job. The head of the valley is home to the Lake District's giants, the Scafells, while Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Yewbarrow all offer exhilarating walking.
If you choose to head out of the valley there is plenty to entertain visitors. 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 historic Ravenglass on the coast to Boot nestled in Eskdale's picturesque fells. The nearby coastline at Drigg and Seascale has some magnificent dunes worthy of exploration, while the village of Gosforth just down the hill from Rainors has a very interesting Viking past which is sure to appeal to history buffs. 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 choose to spend your stay then Rainors Farm Cottage makes a welcoming base from which to start.