£350 - £815

Nether Wasdale
4 / 6
Pets Allowed?:
partially enclosed
Fire type:
wood burner
Nearest Pub:

Whitesyke is a charming 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, Whitesyke 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 Whitesyke is an indulgent haven from which to start.