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Gosforth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1073678)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Yew arrow is a beautiful cottage."

    It’s very clean, has everything you need for a self catering break. We stopped for 4 nights with our 2 small dogs. Lovely enclosed garden. The cottage is in a lovely little village, where there’s an excellent convenience store, that do excellent breakfast barms. Several pubs & eateries. Our favourites were the wild olive which is an excellent Italian, the kellbank, who have a good menu, food & service is very good & the gosford hall inn. A very enjoyable stay, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2022

  • "Very thoughtful welcome pack"

    Reviewed by TerenceJul 2022

  • "Fabulous home from home experience, lovely personal touches from owner, house well equipped and very clean."

    We will definitely return to this property and recommend to friends. Garden was very dog friendly, fully walled in and siutable for our inquisitive lurcher. Village was a great location for getting out and about easily, even on foot from the house. Bakery is a must!

    Reviewed by SamJul 2022

  • "Perfect place for a family to stay whilst exploring the Western Lakes."

    Well-furnished accommodation, excellent communications and helpful suggestions as to where to eat/visit. Much-appreciated welcome pack with generous contents and voucher for local Italian restaurant.

    Reviewed by TrevorJun 2022

  • "A lovely holiday home, very clean and comfortable."

    Enjoyed sitting in the garden too. Excellent location at the centre of Gosforth village with great pubs for meals, cafe, bakery and shop for all you need. Perfect for exploring the local area, walks in beautiful Eskdale, Wasdale, Drigg beach and visit to Muncaster Castle. Definitely recommend staying at Yewbarrow and will book again

    Reviewed by KathrynMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday staying in your cottage."

    It was absolutely perfect for Adults and dogs! Beds really comfortable. Garden well secure for dogs and Children Great Location, Two fantastic places to eat out..... Wild Olive Italian Restaurant and The Lion and The Lamb. Highly Recommend

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2022

  • "The cottage had everything we needed."

    It was very well equipped and perfect for us and our dog. Great location. We loved it.

    Reviewed by ShelleyApr 2022

  • "Perfect! We have stayed in many cottages."

    This one is clean, comfortable, with all the best amenities. Wood for the burner. A hamper with wine. Lovely glasses, everything you need to cook. Beautiful sun trap garden fully enclosed. Dog stuff. Great village. Close to beach, walks, lakes, pubs. We couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by ColetteApr 2022

  • "Absolutely charming and cosy cottage, and the village was a delight."

    Will definitely stay again, and again.. great communication with the owners re keys etc.. fab and thank you Anne-Marie! (Owner) x

    Reviewed by DebraApr 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with everything needed."

    Anne -Marie provided all the little extras to save having to buy for a short stay. Lovely bakery in the village also. Would stay there again.

    Reviewed by JuneMar 2022

  • "Great house in a good location."

    The house has everything you need plus extra nice touches.

    Reviewed by NancyMar 2022

  • "Such a wonderful stay at Yewbarrow cottage!"

    The owner has thought of everything you could possibly think of to make our holiday perfect. The house is beautiful, fabulous garden, and the location is spot on - walking distance to all village amenities and nice walks and a short drive to some of the best parts of the Lakes. We can’t wait to come back again, such a perfect week. Thank you!!

    Reviewed by LouisaMar 2022

  • "What a wonderful week we've had at Yewbarrow Cottage."

    The cottage was spotless, comfortable and warm to come back to after a day out in the cold weather. Ann-Marie's attention to detail throughout the cottage wasn't missed. Kitchen was well equipped and the soft furnishings throughout very tastefully done and to a high spec. It's given me a few ideas for my own house! The bedding and towels were of excellent quality and the kingsize bed so comfy too. Thanks for the welcome pack Ann-Marie which included treats for Saphy our chocolate labrador. The italian restaurant, local pub and Gosforth Hall provided us with excellent meals and all staff were so friendly in each venue. The local's are very friendly too. Local bakery and convenience store very handy too. I would defiantly recommend this cottage. Plenty of places to visit within striking distance and a few local walks well worth a try. Details are in the welcome pack provided by Anne-Marie.

    Reviewed by SandraFeb 2022

  • "A lovely warm, cosy, does exactly what it says on the tin type of home."

    A home away from home in a beautiful location. We will return and will recommend to others.

    Reviewed by DawnFeb 2022

  • "Beautifully presented cottage with everything you could possibly want."

    Everything you need on your doorstep. Good little local shop, pub and cafe. All in all a great relaxing stay in a beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2022

  • "We found the property very clean, cosy and warm."

    The kitchen was well stocked with everything that we needed. The welcome pack was a very welcome surprise and enjoyed by all including Milo the dog. We would highly recommend this property to anyone and would certainly stay again if we were coming to that area. Ideal place for walkers in all weathers as there is a superb drying room.

    Reviewed by CarolDec 2021

  • "Wonderful stay in a home from home cottage."

    We were short of nothing. Quality of beds and linens 5*. Spotlessly clean and snuggly warm. Great enclosed garden for our Goldie Harvey who gives it the thumbs up. Lovely touch with the welcome pack. Cant wait to go back in 2022. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by BrianNov 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful homely cottage."

    Warm and welcoming. Very comfortable furniture and king size bed. Catered for us and our 2 rescue dogs with treats for us all. Will hopefully be staying again some time next year! Can't recommend highly enough!

    Reviewed by ChristopherNov 2021

  • "We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Yew barrow, it felt like a real home from home."

    It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed and the little gestures like treats for our dog and fresh eggs, tea bags, milk and welcoming treats for us too was a lovely surprise. Would highly recommend Yewbarrow as a place to stay.

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2021

  • "Yewbarrow is a fantastic holiday home and ideal for self catering."

    The host is superb and left lovely, welcoming goodies for us and our dog. New beds that are super comfy with lovely linens. There are even fresh towels for the dog! The garden is enclosed so no need to worry about the dog getting out. It's a great base for travelling about and Lake Coniston is about a 50 minute drive away. Canoeing only a few miles away in Wastwater. Golf 5 minute drive to Seascale. The beach at Seascale is lovely for a walk. The village bakery is amazing as is the Italian restaurant. The local shop is supported by Sainsbury's so pretty much everything you need if you run out of anything. Tesco also deliver. Wifi in the house is great as we had to do some work while we were away, and there were no problems at all. All in all a lovely, cosy cottage for a break in the lake district.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2021

  • "I cannot recommend Yewbarrow enough and we were actually so sad to be leaving, it felt like a real home from home."

    Straight away the cottage was incredibly cosy which was lovely arriving a dark, rainy night - and so warm! Really gorgeous welcome package both for us and our Labrador which was so appreciated. The cakes were lovely and we went to the bakery for more!! As a dog owner everything was thought about - dog bowls, spare dog towels, welcome biscuits - it made such a refreshing change, and no extra charge, yay! Milk in the fridge on arrival (thankyou!) and other essentials in the kitchen. The location is wonderful, Wastwater is our favourite lake so it was perfect for visiting and for Eskdale. The village was fab with food from the bakery (great pies and eclairs!) and Wild Olive Pizzas for a takeaway on a rainy night. Great local shop also. Cannot recommend enough, also the beds are AMAZING! So comfy. A big drying room which came in so useful for all dirty/wet clothes that the Lakes inevitably delivered. For once as well it was the best stocked kitchen we have ever stayed in, everything was considered which was wonderful to actually be able to cook how you would at home. All round a perfect house for a perfect trip, thankyou so much :) If in doubt don't hesitate to book this gorgeous house :)

    Reviewed by IsobelSep 2021

  • "Great location to explore the area with the benefit of being close to beaches and the lakes."

    Yewbarrow is a fully equipped, comfortable cottage with luxury finishes. Beautiful bed linen and a comfy bed. The cottage is very dog friendly with a secure garden. We appreciated the welcome pack and texts from the owner. Gosforth has multiple places to eat, a fully stocked local store, a great bakery and bike/board hire shop all within a few minutes walk from the cottage.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2021

  • "Great location in a quiet village but really well served by several inns, restaurant (Wild Olive was excellent) bakery, small supermarket, beautiful rural walks on your doorstep."

    On the edge of The Lakes, so much quieter as a result, which was great, but not far to Eskdale, Skarfell, Cockermouth, Ravenglass steam railway etc. Lovely, sunny, back garden, safely enclosed for our dogs, had great weather, so could have done with a parasol believe it or not!! Comfy bed, plenty of hot water, new sofas, off-road parking. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2021

  • "The cottage had everything from cleaning products to bath salts!"

    Lovely cottage home from home! Would not hesitate in recommending this lovely place. Hopefully will visit again.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "Such a well equipped house - we had such a lovely relaxing stay - thank you so much for having us."

    Reviewed by AmyAug 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a great position with some excellent eating places within walking distance."

    I would advise anyone staying especially in busy times to book a table to eat at least 2 days in advance as we struggled a couple of times to get anywhere (especially at the Wild Olive and Gosforth Hall). Also not everywhere is open on a Monday night. The cafe is excellent and worth a trip even if it's just for a cuppa and tea cake. When we arrived slightly earlier than expected I messaged the owners to see if we could leave the car at the cottage and was told the cottage was all ready for us so we got in early which was a great bonus. We were welcomed with biscuits and wine which was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Host communication was brilliant and the welcome pack exceptionally thoughtful. I loved how welcomed our dogs were. Such a refreshing change!

    Reviewed by EmmieAug 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) and 1 x king-size
  • Shower room with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with AGA
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with AGA and woodburning stove
  • AGA range with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi and selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Fully enclosed back garden with lawned area, patio, bike storage, shed and furniture, the garden features a 6 foot high wooden gate and fence
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There are steps in the back garden, please take care
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am Please Note: There is no electric charging point at this property to charge electric cars, please use designated charging points in the area.

The property

Settled in the idyllic village of Gosforth and situated in the Lake District National Park is this wonderful semi-detached cottage, Yewbarrow.

Formally the owners' home and affectionately named after the first mountain they climbed together, this delightful dwelling can sleep up to four guests and provides superb access to the Cumbrian coast and the Lake District National Park, with the mountains of Wasdale Fell and Scafell Pike being a short drive away.

Upon arriving at the cottage, take in those wonderful countryside views of the Wasdale peaks after parking in one of two spacious off-road spaces.

Enter the property and leave your shoes in the handy porch's storage, before being enveloped into the charming living/dining room, featuring a toasty woodburning stove, cushioned seating and a TV to cosy up to; behind the sitting area is an oak dining table that is perfect for enjoying a delicious meal with your group as you catch up about your Lake District adventures.

Progress through to a bright kitchen, featuring tasteful green tiling, a fabulous AGA range along with several other appliances that the chef of the group will enjoy rustling up meals with.

As the day comes to an end, wander upstairs to find two attractive bedrooms, one being a zip/linked super-king-size that can be separated to suit your sleeping arrangements, and the other being a lovely king-size; and provide you with ample storage for your belongings.

The bathroom is also situated on the first floor, with a bath with an electric shower that you can enjoy a well-deserved rest in; there is also a handy drying cupboard nearby for you to leave your laundry, coats and rucsacs.

Exit the house through the unique stable doors to a beautiful garden, enjoy an alfresco lunch at one of the two sitting areas whilst your kids and canine companions play safely on the secure lawned area.

Gosforth is served by your amenities, grab your essentials from the village shop and savour a spot of lunch at Gosforth Hall Inn before venturing to Seascale for a day packed with sun and sand; play a round of golf at Seascale Golf Club, spot the wildlife at the Drigg Sand Dunes and Halsenna Moor, or simply unwind in the sun on Seascale stunning shores.

Venture further to the town of Whitehaven for more coastal fun, stroll around the pretty marina, before learning of its port's history at The Rum Story & Jefferson' Shop and touring the grounds of the impressive Whitehaven Castle.

Make the most of the Lake District and climb the 978 metres of Scafell Pike, kayak and canoe among the spectacular scenery of Wast Water, or venture towards Grizedale for superb walking and cycling trails through its deep forest.

Spend the day in St Bees and trek the Coast to Coast walk along the St Bees Head Heritage Coast to discover more Cumbrian coastal delights; or travel further into the Lakes to enjoy village life in Wasdale and Eskdale.

For so much to see and do in the Lake District, book the delightful Yewbarrow today.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Wasdale Head 9 miles; Eskdale 3 miles; Seascale 4 miles.

The small village of Gosforth sits amongst beautiful Lakeland countryside and consists of a scattering of traditional cottages, farm dwellings, and pubs serving good food. The village forges links far back into the history books and proudly shows the tallest, and oldest Viking Cross in England, plus the church holds many treasures not least the amazing Hogsback Tombs. Close by are the towering peaks of Scafell - England's highest peak, as well as Great Gable, Hard Knott, Harter Fell and Muncaster Fell, whilst the nearby valleys of Eskdale, Wasdale and Dunnerdale provide breathtaking scenery. There are many local attractions in the area including Muncaster Castle, the World Owl Centre and the Ravenglass to Eskdale miniature railway. This great location has something for everyone.

Region Information

Please Note: There is no electric charging point at this property to charge electric cars, please use designated charging points in the area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas