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Stable End Cottage

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



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful stay, well equipped cottage with some really thoughtful touches."

    The drying room came in really helpful after walking in the most idilic location.

    Reviewed by AnnaOct 2021

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage in perfect location for exploring Wasdale."

    Hosts were very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Can't praise this place highly enough!"

    We've stayed in many UK holiday cottages and this experience was the best. Stable End had everything you'd want, plus a bit more (like toiletries, extra freezer space, a place for muddy boots and a drying room). It was spotlessly clean and well-organised, everything worked and there were no lengthy rules and regulations to follow. The owners were incredibly hospitable and made us feel welcome and at home immediately. They went over and above, from the thoughtful welcome pack (that included essentials, arrival snacks and beautiful eggs from their chickens), to great recommendations and suggestions about things to do, to including us in farm life and sharing local news. They were especially kind to the youngest member of the party, who got to feed a lamb and was given a memento to take home. We'll all remember this stay really fondly.

    Reviewed by PamMay 2021

  • "Peace, tranquility, close distance to the lake and walks starting from the doorstep, walking distance to pubs."

    Very friendly owners - we learned about farm and animals. Cottage is truly authentic and cosy, snug with the lovely firepit, clean, well equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and showers. Dreaming of coming back again soon

    Reviewed by EgleApr 2021

  • "Another superb stay in this cracking location, an excellent cottage well placed for exploring the south western side of the lakes."

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2020

  • "The cottage was ideal for our needs and very well presented."

    It had lovely Christmas decorations and was very well equipped (we cooked Christmas dinner). The location is good with plenty of walks, short or long, from the door or nearby. The ground floor room and toilet meant that we were able to accommodate Grandma, who could not have managed stairs, for a few days We had 5 adults in the cottage. It would have been a little cramped with 6 adults also it would not have been possible for Grandma to use the shower as there are no grab rails. I just mention this so other guests are aware. Sally-Ann is an attentive host.

    Reviewed by RachelDec 2019

  • "Stable End is a beautiful cosy cottage, decorated and furnished to a high standard and also very clean and tidy, would definitely stay again."

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, nice and clean, well supplied."

    Lovely friendly helpful owners.

    Reviewed by LizOct 2019

  • "We had such a lovely holiday at Stable End Cottage."

    The accommodation was the perfect size for us, and David was very welcoming when we arrived, and when we saw him during the week. It was in a perfect position, so close to Wastwater, which is our favourite part of the Lakes, with lots of good walks and pubs nearby! We only came back yesterday and I am missing it already...

    Reviewed by DianaOct 2019

  • "Friendly and helpful owner who lived next door."

    Lovely location, quiet but not far from places to eat. Wonderful walking from the door. Food shopping and Italian restaurant in Gosforth, a ten minute drive.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2019

  • "This is a lovely holiday cottage and has everything you could need for a comfortable stay."

    The fluffy towels were well appreciated and the welcome pack was a lovely surprise. While we chose to eat out for the duration of our stay we could easily have cooked as every utensil and appliance you may need were provided. The provision of WiFi was really welcome as there is no mobile reception in Wasdale, we weren't quite ready for a total digital detox. This cottage is part of a working farm and it was certainly unusual to glance through the bathroom window and see a sheep watching you. The owners are on site and were there to welcome us on the first night and I did get the impression when they said "ask if you need anything", they really meant it. The location of the cottage is perfect for Wast Water and lake activities and of course the omnipresent Scafell is on the door step ready to climb, alongside plenty of other challenging walks. We did find some moderate walks on the bookshelf in the holiday cottage which as a nice touch - we left another walk on the shelf for the next lot of visitors to consider. While we were blessed with excellent weather I believe this is unusual and it would be very pleasant to curl up in front of the log burner on a rainy day. As a family with 3 older children it is difficult to find a holiday to suit everyone and I am happy to say this cottage suited us all.

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and host, perfectly located for hiking in a breathtaking area."

    Nearby an added bonus of a quality farm shop with a great cafe with some outside covered seating, serving excellent breakfast rolls, lunch, lovely lattes etc as well as a couple of pubs. Added thoughtful extras in the cottage on arrival were the icing on the cake. Some challenging hikes on the doorstep, but also more gentler ones when you need a break from the hills. Thank you to Sally-Anne for a very memorable holiday for All the right reasons.

    Reviewed by ColletteJun 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent very comfortable, location was perfect beautiful views and our host David and Sally made our stay a pleasure."

    The cottage is set in a working farm and we arrived at the start of lambing, our hosts were great allowing access to there working life and they enjoyed discussing farming even in their busy working day. A must stay location situated a short drive from Scafell Mastiff car park and Wastwater Lake .Great walks for the family, hill and mountain walkers alike.

    Reviewed by PeteMar 2019

  • "The cottage is excellent with everything you need."

    It is in a wonderful position and the owners Sally Anne and David are very welcoming and helpful. They gave us a tour of the farm which we thoroughly enjoyed, even letting us hold the new lambs. We will definitely be returning. Wonderful cottage, wonderful position and wonderful people. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by NigelMar 2019

  • "It’s our second stay in two year."

    Lovely place in a gorgeous area close to Wast Water with very friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2018

  • "Possibly the best holiday cottage I have stayed in, and I've stayed in a lot!"

    Loved it.

    Reviewed by JulianOct 2018

  • "We received a very warm welcome from the hosts, David and Sally-Anne."

    They had put the heating on ready for us and some lamps, as it was dusk when we arrived. The welcome pack and flowers were appreciated. The cottage is very cosy and comfortable and had everything we needed, including soaps and shampoo in both bathrooms. We enjoyed watching many different birds at the garden feeder. It is in an ideal location for exploring Wasdale and the surrounding fells and valleys. A torch is essential if you are walking to the pub, as it is very dark at night, which is great for star-gazing. We ate at the Strands Inn most evenings, where the food was tasty, plentiful and fresh. They brew their own excellent beers and have six on hand pump at any one time. Overall we had an excellent time at Stable End Cottage, and would be very happy to stay again.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2018

  • "Fantastic location with splendid views"

    Reviewed by JeremySep 2018

  • "The hosts were very kind and left a new carton of milk in the fridge, tea bags, chocolate for energy whilst climbing the tallest mountain in England nearby, fresh eggs from the farms chickens and fresh flowers on display."

    They also emailed us in advance to let us know the names and phone numbers of nearby pubs and restaurants and the distance from the farm.

    Reviewed by WarrenAug 2018

  • "A really enjoyable week."

    The cottage had everything we needed for a family of 5. Was very comfortable, warm and in a beautiful location. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by HazelAug 2018

  • "Fabulous holiday with a perfect cottage ."

    Outstanding service from David and Sally-Anne. (Lovely people).

    Reviewed by TonJul 2018

  • "The cottage is superbly situated for Wast Water and Scafell Pike."

    We use kayaks so the little yard at the front of the cottage was ideal for leaving them there when we went out. The parking is ample and the cottage is very clean with everything we needed for the week, including walking maps of the area. We slept in the upstairs bedroom which had lots of storage but felt cosy.The owners are the nicest people you could meet, helpful, welcoming but not intrusive at all. There are two pubs within walking distance from the cottage and we ate our meals in the Screes pub [the food was glorious]. We have returned home and booked already the same week next year ! If I had to be critical I would say the photos do not do the cottage justice.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage surroundings and hosts"

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2018

  • "The cottage had the best of everything - fabulous location (amazing mountains and walks), lovely and quiet (no screaming cars or kids!"

    ), extremely comfortable furnishings, well kitted out kitchen, and very hospitable hosts. I heartily recommend it to anyone who wants comfort and beauty!

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2018

  • "Lovely, characterful cottage."

    Good facilities and very warm. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Wonderful location on farm with wildlife and stunning views all around. Easy walk to Wast Water.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2017

  • "It was excellent, generally."

    Reviewed by KittyOct 2017

  • "Sally Anne and David went out of their way to make us very welcome."

    The welcome pack was a nice touch and the cottage had everything that we needed. The cottage was spotlessly clean.It took twenty minutes to walk to the village. We would recommend this cottage .

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2017

  • "I would highly recommend Stable End Cottage to anyone staying in the late district area."

    The cottage owners Sally and Dave were very welcoming and friendly and the cottage is a ideal spot for outdoor activity's.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2017

  • "Great cosy cottage full of character on a working farm."

    We went in February so were appreciative of the wood burner (and wood supply!) after our walks. Pub was an easy walk away. Great value for money for the location. Would book again!

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2017

  • "The cottage was brilliant, better equipped than many we have stayed in and the hosts next door were affable and helpful."

    Reviewed by MargaretNov 2016

  • "Sally and David were both extremely welcoming and helpful."

    We as a family group all enjoyed our time together in an atmosphere of beauty and tranquility.

    Reviewed by StephanieOct 2016

  • "A wonderful place to be."

    Very nice and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by TonOct 2016

  • "Excellent hosts and cottage in a wonderful location."

    Reviewed by EricOct 2016

  • "This cottage is superb."

    The location is superb. It was a superb holiday.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2016

  • "Perfect."

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2016

  • "This property was ideal for us."

    The owners were friendly and welcoming and were able to answer our questions about the area. We would recommend this cottage to all our friends.

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2016

  • "The cottage was superb, the hosts Sally-Ann and David were very accommodating ..."

    The cottage was superb, the hosts Sally-Ann and David were very accommodating the location was fantastic and we had a great stay

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2016

  • "The cottage was snug and warm and well laid out."

    A comfortable space to spend a week. The surrounding area is fantastic with great walks on the doorstep. Being on the farm was great too. The owners were excellent hosts, they were just what you want; friendly and helpful but respectful of "our space". They really added to the enjoyment of the stay.

    Reviewed by BillJul 2016

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Stable End Cottage."

    The house is beautiful and comfortable and has everything you need to make you feel happy. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. The location is perfect for the Western Lake District and beautifully situated for Wast Water and Scafell. We can truly recommend Stable End Cottage and hope to come back in the future!

    Reviewed by JoergJun 2016

  • "The owners were very helpful and did everything they could to make us feel welcome."

    We enjoyed every moment of our stay. The cottage is tastefully decorated..

    Reviewed by FarahMay 2016

  • "We had a wonderful weekend break and regretted not staying for longer."

    The setting and facilities were superb with extremely accommodating hosts. It seemed to us to be the absolute model of what a holiday in the Lake District should be. We felt at home and we can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2016

  • "A fantastic place to stay with wonderful walks from the doorstep and just five minutes walk from Wastwater."

    The cottage was excellent; very clean, very spacious and well equipped. The owners were very friendly hosts who offered good advice on the local area. Will hopefully return and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ThomasApr 2016

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The property

A charming, semi-detached cottage next to the owner’s Grade II listed farm in the village of Nether Wasdale in the Lake District National Park.

It's the perfect stay for a relaxing Lake District getaway for families, friends and couples alike.

The living areas are filled with character, boasting rustic features such as exposed beams, latch doors and wooden features to give that real country-cottage feel.

Sit on the snug leather sofas with the fire ablaze and make the most of the Sky TV when you're not out exploring the Lakes.

The kitchen area is well-equipped and the dining room features quirky wooden benches to enjoy your meals from.

One of the three bedrooms here at Stable End Cottage sits on the ground floor with an immaculate finish to make you feel right at home.

Head upstairs to discover the two further bedrooms, sat cosily under the eaves and uplifted by the light-filled Velux windows.

The interior is finished off with a bright and airy family bathroom, a soothing place to lie and relax in a bubble bath after a long, tiring day.

You can enjoy your morning coffee whilst embracing your wonderful location, take a seat on the front patio area before the fun-packed day begins.

The property comes within a short walk of the deepest lake in Britain, Wast Water is a breath-taking area of the Lake District where you can also try your hand at some outdoor pursuits.

Nether Wasdale benefits from two traditional village pubs, ideal to go and unwind at the end of the day.

A comforting cottage in a splendid countryside location.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 973071, together they sleep 10 people.


  • 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, washing machine, dishwasher, 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
  • 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
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