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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.
Heating: Electric wall heaters
Parking: Parking available next to the cottage.
Accessibility: The cottage is accessed via 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 as 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.
Garden: There is an enclosed garden with a small private patio.
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.
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, campsites and bunkhouses are set in beautiful Lake District countryside.
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.