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Bleng Barn Cottage

(Ref. 9203)

Gosforth near Wasdale, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our short stay, the children especially enjoyed being on a farm with the animals."

    The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. Location was also good as it was relatively close to places we wanted to visit. Fabulous stay, would recommend.

    It is really nice having families and children who are interested in the animals and the farm Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charmaine4.7Feb 2024

  • "We had no real issues with the cottage - it provided just what we required."

    The smells and sounds of the farm were ever-present, buy that was only to be expected. Maybe a little more storage facilities in bedrooms? Getting even one car into the space in front of the cottage was a bit tricky, and we didn't attempt two. Would it be possible to widen the approach by in-filling between the drive and the house?

    Thanks for this feedback customers can choose whether they want to park right up to the holiday cottage door or they are very welcome to park in the large farm yard. We will examine the possibility of infilling the approach ramp so it will take 3 cars if needed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic location with beautiful scenery and amazing walks from the doorstep."

    Owners were happy to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Gosforth is a lovely little village about a mile away. One of the dogs took a disliking to our dog, which made it slightly awkward entering and leaving the site.

    Reviewed by Cat4.4Sep 2023

  • "The frequent loud barking from the several kennelled dogs close to the holiday cottage was a continual irritant."

    We would not recommend the cottage and will not be booking it again.

    We would be very disappointed if our dogs did not respond to intruders and very occasionally they will take a dislike to holiday makers dogs but this is very unusual. This is a lovely place for dogs with big areas where they can run free and I was very disappointed to hear of Mrs Kays experience as it is not a common problem with us. All our dogs are very friendly and love to get stroked and patted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay2.8Apr 2023

  • "We all had a fantastic time, the cottage was lovely and it was nice being part of the farm and have the animals around with the gorgeous views."

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Apr 2023

  • "Loved this place."

    Especially the warm welcome and the lambs!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2023

  • "We arrived at Bleng Cottages mid afternoon and the first thing we noticed was no Hot Tub."

    When I contacted the owners I was told that it had been broken over the weekend and a replacement would be put in on the Tuesday. We had no prior contact from the owner to inform us of this, which would have been a nice jesture. Hot tub finally arrived o. The Wednesday so we managed to use it Wednesday night, and only for a couple of hours as it had a leak as part was broken/missing. That was it it for that. As this was one of the features that was offered, this is why we booked the cottage. The facilities in the cottage were OK, please be aware that the bedrooms are in the eaves so watch your heads. Very handy for local emenities with village about a mile away. Good pubs with decent food. On the whole we had a good and relaxing time let down only by not having the hot tub all week apart from the two hours Wednesday night. We were offered a couple of free nights but as we had work on the Sunday we weren't able to accept.

    Reviewed by Neil3.4Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Cottage perfectly equipped for a walking holiday with dogs and is very comfortable. The hot tub a lovely bonus! It’s on a working farm so expect all that comes with that - dogs and cows etc. Perfect location for exploring the western lakes. Would definitely recommend! The Gosforth Inn is only a 15 minute walk from cottage, very welcoming and great food.

    Reviewed by Luci3.8Oct 2022

  • "Good location for walking."

    Good food in nearby dog friendly pubs. Hot tub is a great facility with beautiful scenery. Breathtaking views of one of the lakes and surrounding mountains 6 miles from cottage. Knowledge of the local area and trips from owner of Gosforth Hall Inn, lovely food there too.

    Reviewed by Joy3.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely place, great location."

    Not as enclosed as I thought (based on previous reviews) so was abit difficult with a toddler wanting to see the horses and then having tractors on the other side. Apple courtyard is lovely and enclosed but needs a tidy up with all the nettles. Property was lovely, would suggest a deep clean as there was a lot of mess between the sofas and flies everywhere which cannot be helped but a clean would help. Providing handwash, kitchen towels and more toilet roll would be great. Overall we had a fantastic time, hot tub was great and clean… Lovely people around the farm aswell. Woods/ stream to the left and Seascale beach so close by! Had an amazing time! Thank you

    Reviewed by Yasmine3.4Aug 2022

  • "Everything catered for, lovely quiet rural location with easy access to village."

    Had to be wary of farm dogs as one took a disliking to our pet.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Aug 2022

  • "Clean well presented ."

    We enjoyed the stay and Gosforth is a good base for Western Lakes . The access to good dog walking up the valley helpful . Hot tub great . A sunshade or parasol would be good in these strange very hot days! Fencing in the area round the hot tub so dog could be secure would have been a benefit as we unable to leave door open due to our dog as we did not want him straying into the busy farm operation. A really good let and although not the cheapest we felt it was very good overall. Thanks!

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great cottage in beautiful location."

    Owner was lovely and made sure we had a great stay. Everything provided that we could need. Hot tub great and a welcome addition after a rather brisk swim in the lakes.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jul 2022

  • "The property is very tired and needs a lot of updating."

    It was relatively clean but had lots of spiders webs everywhere and looks like a leaking toilet downstairs. There was no hand wash/soap in the property and no blind put up in the third bedroom. When we asked for this to be remedied the owner was unhelpful/rude but sent someone evebtually. I think this property is overpriced but the hot tub was nice.

    Reviewed by Heather2.5Jun 2022

  • "A cosy, home feel, with a glorious outlook and lots of wonderful walks in the area."

    The place could do with being updated and it is looking a little tired.

    Reviewed by Kayla3.8May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Bleng Barn, the cottage was very clean on arrival and lovely and warm."

    The cottage was well equipped everything we needed was available. The hot tub was amazing, red hot and ready to use as soon as we arrived. Great location, 10/15 minutes walk to the village and lots of lovely walks near by. We look forward to returning in the future. Thank you

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a great weekend, the cottage was lovely."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely place I went for my 40th birthday very friendly people and village would ..."

    Lovely place I went for my 40th birthday very friendly people and village would definitely go again and recommend see you next year

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jan 2022

  • "Stayed for Christmas 2021, we contacted isobel before we arrived to see if there would be a tree in the cottage, Isobel offered to put us one up and asked us if we wanted to decorate it ourselves or if we wanted her to do it."

    When we arrived it was dark there were lights outside and the tree was lit in the patio door, it looked very magical. The cottage was warm and very clean on entry, it was just absolutely perfect , we had the best Christmas and amazing week. Being on a working farm was amazing to see all the hard work put in. Beautiful places to visit nearby. 110% recommend to anyone and everyone and will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a nice little setting."

    The only downside was the cleanliness of the place. It was generally fine but there were parts like shelves which seemed to have been missed repeatedly, and we ended up checking or re-washing most of the kitchen utensils before using. Otherwise everything was great. We loved the hot tub and everything was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Heather3.4Dec 2021

  • "My husband and I had a lovely four night stay at this very cosy cottage."

    Very clean and tidy, and the open play layout is ideal for family stays. The location is excellent, with lovely walks from the door. The hot tub is amazing, especially on a cold winter's evening under the stars. Down the road in the village there is a good selection of local pubs. The farmer owners were very friendly and helpful. Excellent accommodation.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had the best time perfect location with loads of walks close by."

    the cottage was lovely, clean had everything needed for our stay the hot tub was a very welcome addition! The owner and all the workers on the farm were very friendly! Would definitely look at staying again will be recommending it to others.

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, location is great."

    Plenty of pubs to eat and drink. The horses at the cottage are very friendly. The best bit of course is the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Tanya4.1Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, but not very clean."

    As soon as we arrived we had to vacuum up cobwebs and spider sacks that were very obvious. The kitchen was well equipped, but the freezer needed defrosting. There were more than enough towels. The hot tub was wonderful and much appreciated after a day's walking. It was close to Wasdale and the walks around that area, including Scafell Pike. The owners were friendly and there was a little orchard that we were free to pick apples and plums from. The apples were delicious. The cottage is in a farm yard with the accompanying sights, smells and sounds, which we didn't mind at all, but others may not enjoy these so much. There were a lot of flies, but that's to be expected in a farm yard and didn't bother us too much. Upstairs there are sloped ceilings in all the rooms, so beware any tall people! This cottage suited our needs as we were out walking all day and just wanted somewhere comfortable to sleep in. It wouldn't be a suitable choice for those who have young children as there is no outdoor play area. The WiFi connection was great in the morning, but a bit hit and miss in the evening. The village is within easy walking distance and the bakery has the most amazing sausage rolls and meat pies! We had great weather and enjoyed our visit to the beautiful Lake District.

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Sep 2021

  • "Brilliant holiday cottage in a secluded part of the Lake District."

    The cottage is located within a farm but has access to an orchard for your own use. The cottage was in a lovely condition, with everything you could possibly need with the added bonus of a hot tub which was perfect for easing aching muscles after long days of walking. The bonus of perfect summer weather made this holiday perfect. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a great holiday, the owners were welcoming and very helpful - even after our stay, when we realised we had left an item there."

    Isobel kindly posted this for us! Great space for the children to explore and for the dogs to exercise.

    Reviewed by Katie4.4May 2021

  • "We had lovely time."

    Managed to see amazing places, Despite the rain. Cottage was well organised. Comfortable beds. Hot tub warm and well looked after. For us particullary the only con would be the location,as we had to drive 30mins-1,5h to reach hills and hiking walks. Thank you

    Reviewed by Emilia5.0Oct 2020

  • "At the present moment with the covid situation we felt it could have been a bit cleaner."

    The cushions and throws should have been removed as they did not look clean and were very worn looking. We removed from the leather looking sofa and cleaned down the sofa before using. Did not use the other sofa at all... There are no wardrobes in any of the bedrooms, only a low rail fitted on low beam which resulted in some clothes trailing on the floor. Only one small cupboard in the kitchen for food storage, not really adequate as some food had to be left on the window sill.. The outside space shown in the photos was very overgrown and not suitable for use, and dog mess which had not been cleaned up!!!

    Reviewed by Patricia2.5Sep 2020

  • "Had a lovely break at the cottage with friends, lovely part of the country with beautiful walks and places to visit in the car."

    The host, Isabel, was very helpful and friendly. The hot tub was clean and well maintained.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2020

  • "We booked this cottage and had ample space for 4 adults, 3 children, and 3 dogs!"

    Isobel the host was lovely, and suggested walks for us. loved the orchard, and the horses. the cottage is within easy reach of mountains and lakes one way, or beach fun the other way. Fabulous bakery in the village, and also a fairly well stocked shop. a trouble and problem free holiday! Perfect!

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage, would stay again"

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Mar 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay, very quiet and peaceful."

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Dec 2019

  • "We enjoyed ourselves and Isabelle was a great hostess."

    The accomodation was well equipped and in a good situation for our hiking plans for the week. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Oct 2019

  • "We had a great time staying at Bleng Barn Farm."

    The owners were onsite and friendly and helpful. Isabelle took my son out on the farm and let him help feed the animals. It was a quiet, peaceful location but with easy reach of the village, and Seascale beach. The cottage was perfect for the 7 of us. Lots of mountain biking, walking, lake swimming, all in a totally beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2019

  • "The main problem was down stairs was very tired."

    The three piece suite was very old, in a poor condition and uncomfortable.The dining table was made up with legs of one table and the top of another ,it was easy to catch your knees when sitting down. The crockery and cooking equipment ,baking trays ect were made up of oddments,nothing matched.There was no cupboard space to store any food stuffs, food had to be kept on a work surface This caused a problem as the work surfaces were very limited and this made it dificult to dish up a meal. There is a fridge freezer to store frozen and chilled foods.The floor is very scratched and need looking at. Up stair was in very good condition ,beds were comfortable and linen provided was good and clean. There is a height issue with low beams as the bedrooms are in the eaves. Access to the property is up a very steep incline and would be difficult for anyone with mobility issues.( Picture of accomodation does not show how steep the incline is.) The decoration through out was in good condition and the owner lives on site and is available if there any problems. The local area has very good places to eat and many nice places to visit.

    Reviewed by Katharine2.8Jun 2019

  • "Nice cottage in an ideal location for sightseeing the western lakes."

    Owners are very friendly and helpful our dogs really had a great time. We were very comfortable and the beds great because this is normally my problem when I’m away uncomfortable beds no problem here slept really well, I would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Cecelia5.0May 2019

  • "Superb location, ideal for families, our boys loved all the animals."

    Definitely would love to go back, many thanks to Isabel and family xx

    Reviewed by Indira5.0Apr 2019

  • "We wanted all the beds made up as singles, this was done as requested and willingly."

    Isobelle, the farmer, was around and available although we had no problems, the cottage was perfect for our needs with a well equipped kitchen and plenty of towels provided. We stayed during lambing season and it was an added point of interest to see and hear the new lambs, and see the farm in action. The cottage is well situated for access to the western lakes, as well as the beach, and only a few miles from the station. We had a really wonderful holiday and would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Liselotte5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great location for walking, forest walks from the door, wast water 3 miles away, beech 3 miles away, ennerdale water is a beautiful walk at about 10 miles away."

    gosforth has plenty of pubs and a local shop.comfortable bedrooms,great views. 2nd visit to this cottage. clean and warm, plenty of utensils, everything was provided. property is spacious and blankets are provided for dogs comfort. this is a working farm, but was suprisingly quiet, and a great place to relax.slept very well every night. Alan, Sandra and Cally the dog. Cleethorpes.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Mar 2019

  • "Staying here in the lambing season was particularly delightful."

    This was our second visit and we will definitely return

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    The location was ideal with walks, pubs and a pie shop close by. Dog and child friendly! Cottage was warm and cozy with great facilities. Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2019

  • "It’s very comfortable, warm, well equipped and spacious."

    Being attached to a working farm offers other opportunities too - seeing horses and sheep being let out into the fields, getting insight into the life of a working farm. Everything has been thought of - the drawers are full of games, maps, leaflets about the area, and it’s altogether so inviting we are booking a return stay.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2018

  • "The village is a 20 min walk away not 10 min."

    A really good village shop sells everything. Good pubs with food. Very warm and comfortable cottage. Not much headroom in bedrooms. Otherwise really good.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Oct 2018

  • "Location wise was superb."

    Lots of low level walks around here near blengdale forest for an energetic dog and family. There’s an orchard and Isobelle let my wife pick some fruit which made a terrific crumble. It is located at the end of the farm courtyard so very secure and isn’t overlooked. The cottage needs a little modernisation but this would make it more expensive I guess so all in all good value compared with others.

    Reviewed by Shaun4.4Aug 2018

  • "The brochure / site needs to make it clear that the cottage is actually in the farmyard."

    Mrs Ostle was very helpful with the minor problems we did have with bedding and gas.

    Reviewed by Bill3.4Jun 2018

  • "Great cottage for taking dogs."

    Owners very helpful and approachable. Very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Paul4.0Dec 2016

  • "This property is in a fantastic location."

    The hosts were very helpful and friendly. The cottage was very cosy and we could not fault anything.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2016

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  • Three super king-size double bedrooms (zip/link - can be made into twin beds by prior arrangement)
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with FreeSat, DVD, video, radio/CD, WiFi, library of books, videos, CDs and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Large patio area with 6 seater hot tub
  • Use of paddock by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 10 mins walk
  • Note: Horse livery available at additional cost, please contact owner for more information.

The property

This welcoming cottage forms part of a wing of an 18th century farmhouse, located on a working livestock farm on the outskirts of Gosforth, just 1.5 miles from Wasdale, Britain's 'favourite view' and 3 miles from beautiful Eskdale in the Lake District.

This comfortable cottage features an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area, while the bedrooms can either be super king-size doubles or twins providing flexibility for guests.

Outside there is a patio area with a hot tub, and the adjacent large paddock is a great place for children to play games, plus there are nature walks throughout the owner's farmland for guests to enjoy.

This cottage enjoys a wonderful setting, in this quiet, beautiful area of West Cumbria.

The high level walking and climbing available from the doorstep is unrivalled, with Scafell amongst the many walks to suit all skill levels.

The area also offers fantastic bike trails, local pubs serving good traditional real ales and food, Muncaster Castle, an 18-hole golf course and a miniature railway.

This cottage is a great base for a memorable holiday at whatever time you visit.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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