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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location hah everything you needed for a home from hkne stay."

    It was very well looked after abd do clean . The welcoming pack for both humanz abd doggies was very thoughtful . The garden was secure for our dogs and was lovely to seat out in with garden furnituŕe and space for a barbacue.There so many lovely walkies to go on. Will differently be booking again .

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely cottage Very comfortable bed Lovely sofa Very equipped kitchen Great enclosed garden Close to pubs, Italian, shops and bus route."

    Local pub opposite is a must, their pies are delicious and the Italian was also fabulous! 20mins from main supermarkets Great Central location to walks around lake district. Lovely welcome gifts for humans and pooch- this was a great added bonus and very much appreciated! The following feedback wouldn't stop us returning but wanted to be honest- Shower could be better, not powerful at all- not ideal if out walking all day and want to shower/ warm up- faff to wash longer hair. Kitchen floor tiles cracked Hoover lead very short. Some decor here and there could do with tlc Noisy from passing traffic if bedroom window open - unfortunately we stayed on a week where tractors were passing continuously throughout the night. Putting these fews things aside, All in all we had a wonderful stay and the location was fab!

    Reviewed by Karen3.8May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage very spacious and really comfortable beds."

    Garden is a real sun trap and very well presented.

    Reviewed by F4.1May 2024

  • "The cottage was amazing lovely closed in garden for the dog there was ..."

    The cottage was amazing lovely closed in garden for the dog there was everything we could have wanted and an ideal location for exploring the area we all had a fantastic holiday and will be definitely going back to yewbarrow

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2024

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Absolutely nothing we would change or add! Comfy beds, super clean, very well equipped. Lots of thoughtful gestures to make our stay even better. The welcome pack was lovely, especially all the extra bits for the dog! The bakery in Gosforth was an absolute gem of a place too. Gorgeous garden for sitting out in the sunshine. Would definitely recommend this place!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2024

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage set in the quiet village of Gosforth , ideally situated for a walking holiday ."

    The cottage had every amenity you could need and had been thoughtfully put together , a lovely small back garden with seating areas , ample parking space at the side of the cottage . Close to Wastwater and Scafell or if you like the coast Drigg and Seascale are close by . The village itself has a country store 3 pubs an Italian restaurant craft bakery and a cafe , Can thoroughly recommend the Gosforth Hall Inn and Wild Olive restaurant for eating out . Nice bottle of wine , cakes and some treats for Mr Pringles our dog left as a welcome gift . We enjoyed our stay so much we booked again whilst still there .

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property it's self was excellent apart from the stairs which were much to steep for me,I am 80 years old and people should be warned about this."

    Also the place is very remote,anywhere you wish to go you are driving on very narrow winding roads which are not in the best condition.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2024

  • "Second time to this fabulous cottage and it won't be the last."

    Well equipped and fantastic location with great access to the Western lakes and Gosforths local amenities. Lovely welcome tray. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a very cosy cottage, everything you need like home from home, there was a surprise welcome pack which was lovely and the dogs was happy with there treats and the enclosed garden set in a quiet and peaceful village but close to beaches for the dogs and lakes we stayed in January and the place was beautiful definitely be back in summer."

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jan 2024

  • "Wonderful short break at a lovely homely cottage."

    As dog owners we were so impressed with all the little touches to make our doggy’s stay most comfortable, the lovely home baked human treats were also very well received along with the other groceries that were left for us-very kind and thoughtful. Loved the area as you have the best of both worlds, with the country and the coast and don’t have to travel far for some lovely walks. The village has everything you need and the locals were friendly and welcoming, the Kellbank fit us in for food at short notice (with dogs) and we had a lovely meal. The village bakery was closed as was the Wild Olive for New Year but both looked very good and worth a visit. The cottage has everything you need for a very comfortable stay, the drying room came in very handy with the wet weather. Like other guests I cannot finish without mentioning the beds, so comfortable for a great nights sleep. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great location, lovely cottage to stay."

    Fully equipped kitchen our girls loved baking some cookies whilst on our stay. Would recommend a knife sharpener as found knives not as sharp as I like to carve a roast( personal preference).

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Dec 2023

  • "On arrival we were met with a bottle of wine, crisps, chocolate biscuits and dog treats, the welcoming extra touches that show thought and care."

    The wood burning fire had a basket of cut wood ready. The cottage was immaculately presented and ready for a holiday on opening the door. The building itself is perfect for a couple or small family. We, 3 adults and a large, well-behaved dog felt very comfortable throughout our stay. The living room and dining area downstairs was large and well lit with comfy sofas and a nice size TV. Bedrooms were good sized with plenty of clothes storage and nice comfy beds. The kitchen had all that you’d expect with all facilities easy to use. There were none of the frequent, restrictive not-so-dog-friendly rules about which parts of the property dogs are not welcome. All in all we had a lovely stay and can only praise the owners for a very welcoming and relaxing visit. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2023

  • "A great base for the whole of the Western side of the Lake District and West Cumbria."

    The accommodation was as advertised, very dog friendly and comfortable

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week in this cottage, all very clean and comfortable."

    The beds were very comfortable. We had great weather for exploring the area and paddleboarding in the beautiful wastwater lake. Cottage felt very spacious, garden was very pleasant to sit in. Lovely place in a great location. Parking for two cars in the drive. Pubs were just a few minutes walk, woth good food. Thank you for a great week.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Homely and welcoming cottage, owner absolutely wonderful and provides above and beyond."

    Highly recommend staying at this cottage.

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Aug 2023

  • "Holiday cottage was great."

    Had everything we needed. Dogs loved the garden. Definitely recommended. A lovely holiday thankyou

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great place to stay loved our visit would definitely return"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, well equipped and beautifully appointed."

    Perfect for exploring the Western Lakes.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent cottage,very comfortable, home from home."

    Well placed for exploring and extremely dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great stay the cottage is everything you would want and in a perfect location to explore!"

    The enclosed garden was idilic and perfect for our dog. Welcome tray was very nice also they have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. Local backers and bars and shop also nice, would definitely return. Keep up the good work

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Well presented and equipped cottage."

    Extra towels were much appreciated as were the supplies of tea, coffee etc. and welcome pack Lovely garden to relax in after a day in the hills. Location perfect for hiking in Wasdale, village had everything we needed. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a nice holiday thank you"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1May 2023

  • "Yewbarrow a beautiful cottage with everything you need for a relaxing week lovely rear enclosed garden perfect for relaxing in after a day exploring the surrounding countryside."

    Gosforth is a lovely village fantastic bakery and lovely pubs We will definitely return to Yewbarrow for another break loved it that much

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "This cottage was so nice."

    The owners have thought of everything. Bed and couches comfortable. House lovely inside. Nice enclosed garden but a bit chilly to sit out except for one day. Lovely village and a choice of a few restaurants all within walking distance. Hope to return

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage location."

    Loads to do on your doorstep without too much of a drive. Spent a week here and had a great time. Garden fully secure for the dog. Facilities at the cottage are excellent everything provide for. Only downside for us was the lack of power for the shower, prefer more power when washing. Wouldn’t be a reason for not visiting again. Great cottage, village and location in the lakes. Thanks

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Apr 2023

  • "Yewbarrow was a beautiful place to stay for all the family."

    We had a great time and would recommend staying here to anyone. This is the first place I have stayed in years where the beds are comfortable and I've slept well. To have a dog friendly place to stay which doesn't make feel you are being given second best is wonderful. There is so much to do in the area and you know when you return there is somewhere warm and comfortable to stay. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Yewbarrow."

    Everything we needed was provided & welcome tray was a lovely touch . The beds were very comfortable & drying room was very handy. Nice to stay at a property with plenty of towels. Ben , our dog appreciated the treats & enclosed garden .

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Yewbarrow is a lovely place to stay."

    Comfortable, clean, cosy and well equipped. The garden is secure for dogs and the village of Gosforth has 3 dog friendly pubs within walking distance of the cottage. Couldn’t fault it, would recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Mar 2023

  • "A great location for our 4 night break, only a 20 minute drive to Wasdale Head."

    Well equipped cottage with a very comfortable bed. Two pubs and a small shop just a short walk from the cottage. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Daryl5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, had everything we needed, welcome pack including dog treats was a lovely touch, home from home and a great location for exploring."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2023

  • "We loved this cottage from the moment we stepped in through the front door - it was a home from home!"

    Very cosy and tastefully decorated with lots of bright splashes of colour throughout - I particularly loved the yellow bathroom! The trayful of goodies, the milk in the fridge, towels and treats for our dog we're all evidence of care and consideration for guests - we felt truly welcome and look forward to returning at some time in the future.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had the best week at Yewbarrow."

    Such a lovely warm, clean and comfortable cottage with lots of thoughtful extra touches (for humans and doggies) the garden was totally secure and very pretty, a lovely place to sit out in the summer. Lots to do in the surrounding areas, we especially enjoyed the quiet beaches nearby. Gosforth itself is a pretty village with everything you could need. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Nov 2022

  • "Yewbarrow is a lovely holiday cottage, extremely clean, very comfortable, warm and with a good range of kitchen equipment."

    A really nice welcome pack was provided too. We would definitely return to Yewbarrow.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very impressed with this cosy, clean and comfortable cottage."

    A dog friendly cottage that's actually dog friendly! Enclosed secure garden, treats, bowls and towels provided. Generous welcome pack. Lovely village, great location for visiting the Lakes. Not far from beautiful beaches. Weather not good so the drying room was well used! As was the Smart TV, the great selection of books and the cosy log burner. I would have liked a footstool to rest my weary legs on after all the Lakeland walking! Apart from that, the hosts have thought of everything to make a pleasant and comfortable stay. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a fantastic stay at Yewbarrow cottage despite the weather not being great."

    The cottage is equipped with everything you may need(including doggy towels which came in very useful!) and it is very comfortable. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay as perfect as possible, including a little welcome gift for us and some dog treats for the dogs. Can’t recommend highly enough, had a very relaxing time with a few nice walks around the local area which is beautiful! Lots of information also within the cottage about local walks and places to visit. Very good base for exploring the lakes and the little villages and also got the seafront at seascales just under 3 miles away which the dogs enjoyed also. Would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Yewbank cottage was excellent with a totally enclosed garden for dogs."

    Gosforth is a lovely village with 5 pubs within a short walk and a very good bakery. Close enough to main places of interest in the lake district, though some roads can be potential gridlock at busy times. The cottage is lovely, well equipped and lots of information provided. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in this very cosy, comfortable and well-equipped cottage and would really recommend it."

    It was just the right size and space for us and very welcoming for our dog - the food bowls and extra towels provided were a nice touch. There is a secure, private garden which is just a lovely place to sit out at the end of the day with a cuppa. Gosforth is a fine place to base yourselves for the western lakes with good easy access to Wasdale and Eskdale and has all the facilities you need with a shop, pubs and cafes and excellent little bakery that opens early - great for a breakfast bacon butty and all you need for lunch.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2022

  • "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 Lisa5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very thoughtful welcome pack"

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jul 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 Sam5.0Jul 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 Trevor5.0Jun 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 Kathryn5.0May 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 Lynn5.0May 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 Shelley5.0Apr 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 Colette5.0Apr 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 Debra5.0Apr 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 June5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great house in a good location."

    The house has everything you need plus extra nice touches.

    Reviewed by Nancy4.1Mar 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 Louisa5.0Mar 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 Sandra5.0Feb 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 Dawn5.0Feb 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 Andrew5.0Jan 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 Carol5.0Dec 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 Brian5.0Nov 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 Christopher5.0Nov 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 Neil5.0Oct 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 Gillian5.0Oct 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 Isobel5.0Sep 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 Alison5.0Sep 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 Yve5.0Sep 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 Sarah5.0Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Aug 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 Nicola3.8Aug 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 Emmie5.0Aug 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.

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