Roses Cottage is a delightful period house for four set in the unspoiled western Lake District. Boasting a stunning panorama of the Wasdale Valley fells (recently voted Britains favourite view) from the rear of the cottage and an elegantly cosy atmosphere inside, it makes the perfect bolthole from which to explore this wonderful area. This stonebuilt mid-terrace cottage hides a wealth of lovely period features inside. Recently renovated to a high standard it has made the most of its heritage including its latched wooden doors, beams and an open fireplace as well as having been decorated with a lovely light fresh palette and furnished with flair.
Santon Bridge is a small hamlet situated at the mouth of the Wasdale Valley. The crystal clear River Irt which flows from England's deepest lake, Wastwater, to the Irish Sea at Ravenglass runs through the village offering paddling oportunities aplenty. Guests at Roses cottage are perfectly placed for some of the best fell walking opportunities in the Lake District, whether you would like to tackle mighty Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, or some gentler family friendly fells such as Irton Pike. The hamlet also boasts a well renowned pub just under a mile from the house and a gorgeous cafe with a craft shop just a mile away. Indeed the Santon Bridge Inn plays host to the World's Biggest Liar competition each November, well worth a visit. Perfect for rewarding yourself with a sumptuous afternoon tea or a pub meal and a pint after your outdoor exertions. You are also handily placed for the beautiful valley of Eskdale. A special little place with a fantastic choice of pubs and a wonderful narrow gauge steam railway locally known as the La'al Ratty which chuffs gently through the valley out to the coast at Ravenglass.
Rather than heading inland to the fells why not head out and explore this lovely coastline. There's Ravenglass less than five miles away, a beautiful little village with a rich history and a gentle atmoshere all of its own. On the edge of Ravenglass is the historic gem of Muncaster Castle, a great day out for all ages with stunning grounds and a 700 year old castle with legends to pique your interest time after time. You can take the coastal path from Ravenglass to Drigg or Seascale which takes you through a wonderful 11km dune sytem which plays host to a fantastic array of flora and fauna and makes a great place for a picnic or watching a sunset. Alternatively hop on your bike and explore this wonderful area on two wheels, there's the coastal Hadrian's Way for a gentle ride, bridleways galore for mountain bikers and some of the most challenging mountain passes in the country to test the road cyclists among you. However you choose to spend your visit Roses Cottage is a charming and welcoming place to start.