Stable End Cottage

Nether Wasdale near Gosforth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 931410)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • “It was excellent, generally.”
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    It was excellent, generally.
    - Mrs Heardman, October 2017


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A charming, well-presented, semi-detached cottage, situated next to the owner’s working Grade II listed farm which dates back to 1757, farming pedigree Herdwick and Texel sheep.

This picturesque cottage is situated in stunning countryside, one mile from the centre of Nether Wasdale village and 200 yards from Wastwater Lake, which is the deepest lake in the country and is directly opposite The Screes, the dramatic mountain backdrop to the lake.

The cosy sitting room has clues to the age and history attached to this lovely building with an ancient bread oven, woodburning stove, beams above small and unusually-shaped windows, and you can even spot the ancient stone in the bathroom.

Modern comforts also beckon you with an en-suite bathroom to the ground floor bedroom, as well as the spacious upstairs bathroom, well-decorated bedrooms, Sky TV and WiFi.

At the back of the property you can almost touch the beginning of the fells from your window.

The farm is surrounded by ancient woodland which attracts wildlife such as foxes, deer, badgers and birds including owls, woodpeckers and buzzards.

In the farmyard you will see a different type of bird as an array of free range hens are very busy clucking, pecking and hopefully also laying eggs; you may get to sample some.

Outside the front door is an enclosed patio garden with tubs of flowers, an ideal spot to sit with family and friends with a coffee or glass of wine and discuss which fell to tackle or what the day entailed.

Nether Wasdale has two pubs, both serving food, so there is no need to travel far for a meal out, one of them even has its own brewery.

In the nearby village of Santon Bridge there is a wonderful tea room serving home-made cakes and a variety of teas and coffees, whilst in the pub, The Biggest Liar Competition is held annually.

With an impressive range of fells on your doorstep including Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, there is ample choice even for the most experienced of hikers.

Aside from the fells and valley to explore, a short drive will take you to Ravenglass where you can board heritage steam engines on the narrow gauge railway ‘The La’al Ratty’ and take in the Eskdale Valley scenery in covered or open-top carriages.

Muncaster Castle, Owl Centre and Gardens are only a short drive away offering fun days out for all the family, plus the west coast is also within easy reach.

Wasdale is a beautiful, unspoilt, tranquil valley with dramatic scenery and lake views, rich in wildlife and perfect for all outdoor pursuits including bird watching and photography.

Whatever your interests, returning to the welcoming and cosy Stable End Cottage in this rural, peaceful place makes this an ideal choice which can be enjoyed at any time of the year.


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor 4’ double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with sitting area and woodburning stove. Dining room.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with basic Sky, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and fuel for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front courtyard patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 14 mins walk
  • Note: First floor bedrooms have some sloping ceilings
  • Note: The stairs are quite steep with a turn, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Intermittent mobile reception

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
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