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Wainwright Cottage

(Ref. 1124110)

Gosforth, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • clean (6)
  • well (5)
  • comfortable (5)
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  • good (3)

9 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful few days in Wainwright Cottage."

    It was the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area including climbing Scafell Pike. The cottage is cosy and clean and well maintained, only downside is that the single bed is very creaky and soft and I think would be more suited to a child than an adult. Also my son didn't really feel comfortable with leaving his car out on the road infront of the property as it is actually quite a busy road heading out to Wasdale head. However this was easily rectified by loading/offloading out front and then parking free of charge in the community car park in the village which was just a short walk away. Gosforth village is a lovely, quiet village with good local amenities and we did sample food delivered from the lion and the lamb pub which was very nice. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Wainwright cottage and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Jun 2024

  • "Great stay, and accommodating and responsive hosts."

    Cottage in a great location, was clean, spacious and well equipped, making for a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Daisy5.0May 2024

  • "The best cottage we have ever stayed at in the Lake District and we've stayed in many over the last 30 years or so."

    The cottage was immaculately clean, witrh all the main appliances easy to use i.e. central heating system, cooker and shower. The cottage is of a very high specification throughout and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the cottage to other visitors to the Lake Didtrict. We would definately book again when visiting the Western Lakes.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, it really does make a difference. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our lovely cottage and look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to the Western Lakes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent location for exploring the western lakes and the beautiful Irish sea coastline."

    Gosforth and surrounding area has a lot of great places to eat and drink. Cottage is modern and well furnished and equipped, which makes for a very comfortable stay. Great and very responsive hosts. we will certainly stay here again.

    Thank you for your kind feedback Paul, we are happy you enjoyed your stay at Wainwright Cottage and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic stay,very clean and modern,beds very very comfy"

    Your positive feedback is appreciated, we are happy to hear you had a fantastic stay at our cottage, thank you for choosing Wainwright as part of your Lake District break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great location for us."

    Very nicely equipped, everything that we would require was available, really great, comfortable accommodation and spotlessly clean. A really lovely property.

    We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Wainwright Cottage, thank you for your kind feedback it really does make a difference. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2023

  • "Have absolutely no criticism about the property, it is well finished and maintained, it is perfectly located for an ascent up Scafel pike, local shops offer enough for a short stay, we only stayed for a weekend and are already considering a return for a full weeks holiday, if any thing I would say that the property is understated on the website and the reality of it far exceeds expectations."

    Thank you for your review and kind feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future should you choose Wainwright Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely,clean , comfortable cottage with good facilities and an enclosed garden - very useful with children."

    There were one or two games as well for them to play with. There were sightseeing places to go very near to the village where we were staying. Muncaster Castle with an Owlerie and birds of prey, beautiful grounds etc. Also there was a Ravenglass steam railway and museum , and of course the pretty and quiet Seascale Beach which was ideal . Altogether a good little holiday with plenty to do and we would definitely recommend the cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was as described we had a good holiday"

    Thank you for your feedback, We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Wainwright Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request), 1 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Rear enclosed garden with decking
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

This bright and airy semi-detached cottage rests in the idyllic village of Gosforth amongst beautiful Lakeland scenery.

Well-presented over three floors, Wainwright Cottage invites families of five seeking a charming base on the edge of the Lake District.

The open-plan living space is the social hub of the home, complete with all the essentials for a week away; take over the kitchen and conjure up a delicious feast for the family before gathering at the breakfast bar and toasting to a much-needed break.

After a food slump, collapse on the settee and catch up on your favourite TV shows whilst the woodburning stove gently heats the space.

Move to the first floor and discover two bedrooms, a king-size and a single, serviced by a contemporary shower room.

The third bedroom lies on the second floor and includes a super-king-size bed with stunning views.

To the exterior of Wainwright Cottage is an enclosed rear garden, offering a decked space with furniture so you can enjoy alfresco dining on a warm evening.

Within a moments' walk you can find the dining options of The Wild Olive and Gosforth Hall Inn, as well as a well-stocked convenience store.

From Wainwright Cottage you can easily access the coast; hop in the car and drive to Seascale, where you can lounge on the golden beaches and paddle in the shores, or test out your swing at the Golf Course.

For a different way to explore the region, the fantastic Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is a superb choice for railway enthusiasts, whilst history lovers will find fun exploring the ruins of Ravenglass Roman Bath House and the grounds at Muncaster Castle.

The bustling hubs of Bowness, Ambleside and Windermere aren’t far, offering a range of restaurants, pubs, shops and family-friendly attractions - you can’t miss them when holidaying in the Lake District!

Enjoy a relaxing break in a scenic Cumbria location at Wainwright Cottage.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas