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The Old Barn

Nether Wasdale near Gosforth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 973071)



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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
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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* Based on a combined average customer score in the last 6 months

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46 Customer Review(s)

  • “Excellently stocked for self catering.”

    Very warm and comfortable cottage. Enjoyed the woodburner. Sally-Anne and David were welcoming, kind and informative. Wasdale is beautiful. Would definitely recommend and hope to return.

    Very warm and comfortable cottage. Enjoyed the woodburner. Sally-Anne and David were welcoming, kind and informative. Wasdale is beautiful. Would definitely recommend and hope to return.

    - Linda, October 2021

The property

The Old Barn forms part of a converted barn, set on the working Woodhow Farm in the Cumbrian village of Nether Wasdale.

Set in the picturesque Lake District National Park and bearing charming traditional features, this cosy countryside cottage is the ideal place for a well-deserved break with your loved ones.

The open-plan living area in the property incorporates charming, rustic features into a stunning and modern style, an attractive fireplace housing a woodburning stove makes it a wonderful spot to kick back and relax after an adventure-filled day in the Lake District.

The kitchen area comes with all of the necessary appliances whilst a lovely dining table set for four awaits for you to sit together and enjoy those hearty home-cooked meals.

The two bedrooms at The Old Barn are decorated immaculately, with delightful bed linen and plenty of storage, they ensure a peaceful spot to get your well-earned rest.

Get ready for each day in style in the pristine, white family shower room.

The property also benefits from a splendid patio area to the front, here you can enjoy a morning coffee or a refreshing glass of wine to finish off the day.

Nether Wasdale is a wonderfully peaceful village to spend a holiday in the Lake District, it provides two well-respected village pubs and is also home to the astounding Wast Water where you can try a number of outdoor pursuits, or simply admire the view.

If a day by the sea is what you desire, Seascape is easily accessible and boasts a wonderful beach to make the most of.

A heart-warming cottage in an excellent location.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 931410, together they can sleep up to 10 people.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with basic Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent with additional logs available to purchase
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Front courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 minute walk. Please note: booking must start or end on a Friday or a Monday. Note: The check in time for this property is 5.30pm.

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About the location


Gosforth 3.9 miles; Santon Bridge 2.3 miles

Nether Wasdale is a small village situated to the west of Wastwater, the deepest lake in Great Britain. The village is well-served with two pubs, one with its own brewery, a farm shop and café selling local produce and ice cream. This area is the birthplace of climbing and is a superb base for climbing, hiking and all outdoor pursuits. Unlike many lakes, motorised boats are forbidden on Wastwater though canoeing and kayaking are perfect for these unspoilt and tranquil waters which add to the peace and serenity of this stunning part of the Lake District National Park. Wastwater is sided by The Screes and at the head of the lake the fells of Great Gable and Scafell Pike can be reached, popular with hikers and climbers alike. The view from the summit of Great Gable is said to be the finest view in Britain. At Wasdale Head is the church of St. Olaf, one of the smallest churches in England, dating back to 1550 and its beams are said to have come from Viking long boats. Close by are the villages of Santon Bridge and Gosforth.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas