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Wasdale Hall Lodge

Gosforth, Lake District, Cumbria

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This sturdy stone cottage is in Wasdale, a remote, tranquil and truly beautiful part of the Lake District National Park. Located just yards from the south-western end of Wastwater, England’s deepest lake, the cottage enjoys excellent lake shore walks. As the lake does not allow motor and sail craft, and even the number of canoes is strictly limited this makes for a very peaceful environment, the only thing disturbing the water is often the sub aqua groups exploring the depths. The spectacular view from this end of the lake has been voted Britain’s Favourite view by television viewers.

There is extensive high fell walking and rock climbing from its door step. Scafell Pike and Great Gable are just across the lake. For a change of scenery the Cumbrian coast and shingle beach at Ravenglass are within easy reach. There are even opportunities for salmon and trout fishing on the nearby River Irt.

The village of Nether Wasdale is home to pubs while Wasdale Head and Gosforth have shops and restaurants to explore.

The National Trust has events and activities in the Lake District to appeal to all ages throughout the year. Visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, nature, walking and cycling trails when planning your holiday.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, sitting/dining room with wood- burning stove, bathroom with shower over bath.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 twin).
Visitor notes

**********Wasdale Hall was completely redecorated during November 2013****************

Heating: Eco electric radiators.

Parking: Parking available next to the cottage.

Garden: There is a small private patio.

Approach: The cottage is on roads and tracks that, in winter conditions, can be difficult to negotiate. In periods of very bad weather we may not be able to prepare the cottage for your stay. In these circumstances it is very unlikely that you would be able to access the cottage safely. If this is the case we will contact you in advance and discuss the options with you.

Parking: There is parking directly outside of the cottage

Television/Signal: A television and DVD player are provided but please note there is no television reception. Visitors may wish to bring their own DVDs.

Cottage details
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Let starts
Friday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
009014
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Special offers
  • 15% Lake District 2015 - Offer from 03/01/2015 to 12/02/2015 Save 15% Lake District 15% 2015
Features
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

North West England
A view over Derwentwater in autumn, Lake District, Cumbria © Paul Harris

The North West of England is most famous for its beautiful Lake District, which has inspired so many poets and authors over the centuries. Spectacular scenery and a feast of local produce to try provides a wonderful way to enjoy a summer holiday, romantic break or family gathering. This is an area to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes and tarns, cycle or challenge yourself to a high rope walk. For the less energetic who, nevertheless want to enjoy the spectacular scenery, there are some fantastic pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy local, seasonal produce, such as Herdwick meat, Morecambe Bay shrimps, locally made cheese, Cumberland sausage, sticky toffee pudding or a local beer - there are 13 micro breweries in Cumbria. The National Trust cares for a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. All of our cottages are set in beautiful Lake District countryside.

Lake District
Sailing on Derwentwater, Lake District, Cumbria. © Paul Harris

The spectacular Lake District is considered by many to be the jewel in England\'s crown, offering the country\'s highest mountains, most stunning scenery, and loveliest countryside. Above all, it is a place to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes. The National Trust protects about a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads, and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. Among the National Trust\'s historic properties are two houses of immense literary heritage. The Georgian Wordsworth House in Cockermouth is the birthplace of the poet William Wordsworth, and Hill Top, a petite 17th-century house, in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, is where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her children\'s stories.

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place to visit
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Attractions
  • Visit www.gocumbria.co.uk
Activities
  • Fishing
  • Pony Trekking
  • Rock climbing and visit www.ntlakesoutdoors.org.uk
National Trust places to visit
Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon
Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon Vast area of open country -- valleys, mountains, rivers and lake -- from wild Wasdale to the Duddon Estuary
Buttermere and Ennerdale
Buttermere, Ennerdale and Whitehaven Coast Tranquil area of dramatic fells, farms and woodland, encompassing three lakes
Grasmere and Great Langdale
Picturesque and varied landscape with Wordsworth connections
Borrowdale
Borrowdale Spectacular and varied landscape around Derwentwater
'Gondola'
Steam Yacht Gondola Rebuilt Victorian steam-powered yacht on Coniston Water
Borrowdale: Force Crag Mine
Last mineral mine processing mill to operate in the Lake District

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Elizabeth Chesculescu
    • January 2013
    • London
    Fantastic time

    Excellent service, finding us a new place when our booked cottages were snowed in. Immaculately clean cottage, wonderfully looked after by Sue, we had a fantastic time with our 9 month old baby. It was our first National Trust Cottage stay and we will definitely be choosing another and plan to stay soon.

  • Claire
    • February 2012
    • Tyne and Wear
    Wonderful

    Wonderful. Idyllic. Miles away from anything but beautiful scenery and fantastic walks. Pubs in walkable distance. Spotless and pretty cottage. Cut flowers on the window and milk in the fridge on arrival.

  • Anonymous
    • September 2000
    Idyllic cottage.

    Had a great time. Superb setting and idyllic cottage.

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Special offers

  • 15% Lake District 2015 - Offer from 03/01/2015 to 12/02/2015 Save 15% Lake District 15% 2015

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  • A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
  • As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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