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



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “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.

    - Mrs Henderson, September 2021

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.


  • 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

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.

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