Goosepen Cottage at Hallflat Farm - Self catering holiday cottage in Santon Bridge, Wasdale, Cumbria, The Lake District, England - Sleeps 5
Goosepen Cottage takes its name from the old goose pen which now forms the cottage garden. The cottage, with cosy wood burning stove, sleeps up to five in two bedrooms - one double bedroom and one which can be set up as either a twin, a king-size double or as bunks and a single. A cot is also available.
Goosepen cottage is one of five cottages which form part of a range of farm buildings dating back to the 18th century. Located in spectacular Wasdale within the Lake District National Park, the holiday cottages provide an ideal base from which to explore the remote and uncommercialised western fells and lakes.
Positioned on a former working farm, the cottages sit in eight acres of woodland and meadows which are bordered by the River Irt with rocky pools and cascades.
An easy walk from the cottages gives access to the open fell which leads to the Wastwater Screes and beyond to the Scafell range. The area also offers plenty of low level walks through open countryside and woodland, alongside lakes and rivers - with delightful country pubs along the way (the closest pub is The Bridge Inn, just 350 yards from the cottages which serves food and welcomes children and dogs).
The area offers plenty of other outdoor activities to enjoy including: fishing, horse riding, golf, sailing, mountain biking and swimming - all available in the vicinity. The area’s other attractions include the ancient Roman fort on Hardknot Pass; Muncaster Castle and owl centre; the miniature steam railway which runs up the lovely valley of Eskdale and Wordsworth’s birth place in Cockermouth. The more well known centres of Windermere, Keswick and Ambleside are also within reach, but far enough away for the western lakes to retain their own unspoilt and individual character.
- Log Burner
- Near Pub/Restaurant
- Garden/Outside Area
- Golf Facilities Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- CD Player
- Kingsize Bed
Goosepen Cottage has a wealth of original oak beams and exposed stone walls and offers the following facilities:
- One double bedroom and one which can be set up as either a twin (two feet six inch wide beds), a king-size double or as bunks and a single. A cot is also available.
- Living area with wood burning stove, Freeserve digital television and DVD player on the first floor level, allowing guest's to take advantage of the views over Wasdale's magnificent mountain scenery. There is also a large kitchen with its own automatic washing machine on this floor.
- The bathroom with shower over bath and separate WC is located on the ground floor, along with both bedrooms.
Outside: The cottage has a patio with set of garden furniture as well as access to the extensive grounds of Hallflat Farm which include an enchanting woodland walk beside the River Irt and meadows. Garden furniture and BBQs are available to make the most of this external space.
Additional information: Please note that Goosepen Cottage has a washing machine but the tumble dryer is located in a separate communal laundry room. There is a no smoking policy. Pets by arrangement (an additional charge of £5 per dog). Prices include gas, electricity and bed linen but not towels. Modern gas central heating and double glazing
Low Season from £310
Mid Season from £380
High Season from £410
Peak Season £505
Changeover Day: Saturday
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Sleeps 5 people in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 rm which can be a twin/king or bunk rm with single)
Owner: Ian & Madeleine Warren click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
Goosepen Cottage at Hallflat Farm joined Independent Cottages in Feb 2011
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Reviews and Testimonials for Goosepen Cottage at Hallflat Farm
"Wonderful 2nd Christmas at Hallflat Farm - beautiful cottage - very warm welcome - we will be back" - The Gascoyne family from Derbyshire
"A lovely cottage in an idyllic location ideal for walking & cycling, enjoying the spectacular surroundings - a perfect getaway. A big thank you to Ian & Madeleine for making us feel very welcome and providing us with lots of info. Hope to visit again very soon! - Rory & Katie from Cambridge
"On arrival made most welcome by Ian and The cottage ticked all the boxes. The surrounding countryside was a joy and an excellent base for touring the lake district. The weather was fine." - Carol & John from Dorset.
"Very comfortable accomodation with great views. Well appointed. Good walks from the door and excellent local pub" - Ange from Warwick
"Spacious living area on two floors with very good kitchen. Good position - able to walk to pub - comfy beds" - Friends from Sussex
"The first stay was brilliant. Our second visit was like coming home again. Thank you for making us so welcome. - Michelle & family from Sowerby Bridge. W. Yorkshire
"The cottage was lovely with fantastic views in an idyllic setting, a pub within walking distance and a beautiful lake nearby. It was clean and had everyting we needed" - Sue, Kevin & family from York
"A great place from which to explore and a great place to return to each day" - Clive & Jen from Essex
"This is our 4th visit (we just can't resist coming back). The cottages are comfortable and well equipped, the location perfect. If you're looking for wildlife this is the place - we've seen otters, deer, a huge variety of birds & butterflies (including tufted guinea fowl!)...5 stars all round!" - Phil & Sue Brown from the Yorkshire Dales.
"Delightful character cottage, well equipped, in a peaceful setting with lovely views. Definitely worthy of a repeat visit." - Andrew & Penny from Hampshire
"Lovely cottage, very well equipped, fantastic setting and great base for exploring the western lakes" - Sarah, Martin & Seb from Cheshire