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Potters Barn

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7 Nights  

  • £595  to  £1050

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Short Breaks From

  • £85 p/night
    Off peak
    (5 night min)
  • £150 p/night
    Peak season
    (5 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    5 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot

About Potters Barn

Potters Barn is in the Cumbrian village of Gosforth. Being neatly tucked away between the Irish Sea and Scafell Pike means that visitors have the opportunity to scale the highest peak in England and paddle in the sea all on the same day. The charming converted stone barn sleeps up to six people in three lovely bedrooms, with a practical layout that works well for families or friends. The village has a good range of amenities with a choice of pubs, good bakery and village shop within an easy walk from the door.

The Lake District National Park is exquisite. The landscape is breathtakingly dramatic, the towns and villages absolutely charming, and the opportunities for relaxation and adventure are endless. As wonderful as they are, Windermere and Kendal can feel busy for much of the year, which is great if you love being around people but not ideal if you yearn for space and solitude. Gosforth is something of a secret. It's on the western edge of the national park, six miles from Wast Water and nine miles from the foot of Scafell Pike. That might be enough for some people, but when you stay at Potters Barn, you have the benefit of being only three miles from the coast and beautiful Seascale beach.

This part of the world is a paradise for anyone, but particularly for those who love spending time outdoors and being active. Walking and cycling are two favourite ways to experience the scenery without distraction. Local trails include those around Blengdale Forest and Wasdale, and there's a cycle path leading directly from the village to the coast. The mountains and valleys around here have seen a lot from Bronze Age settlements to Roman outposts and Viking invasion.

Local attractions include Muncaster Castle, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway and Whitehaven Harbour, but it is the landscape that is the star of the show. Whether you walk, hire a bike or book a guided pony trek, spending time exploring places like Crinkle Crags, Cold Fell and Hardknott Pass will leave you yearning for more.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Richard & Barbara Wright joined Independent Cottages in October 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Potters Barn is a first floor flat that sits above the pottery, accessed via outside stone steps. The flat is split over two levels, with an upside-down layout that makes the most of the natural light and views. It dates from the 1700s and has been extended and upgraded over the intervening centuries with the current owners recently refurbishing it from top to bottom.


  • Master bedroom with a double bed, built-in wardrobe, bedside tables and reading lights, and an ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds separated by a nightstand with a reading light. There is also a free-standing wardrobe.
  • Bunk room with full-size single bunk beds, built-in wardrobe and a chest of drawers that provides storage as well as acting as a nightstand.
  • Family bathroom with a shower and handbasin.
  • Separate WC.
  • Galley kitchen with lots of storage space, whitewashed stone walls, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, electric oven with gas hob, washing machine and lots of equipment and utensils for cooking tasty meals for your family and friends.


  • Skylights frame views of the treetops and flood the living/dining room with natural light. Examples of local pottery - including that made by the owner - are displayed on low shelves, adding to the character of the room. Comfortable sofas and an armchair are grouped together for chatting or watching TV. The pine dining table seats six people.

Outside: Guests have a sheltered sunken patio garden with seating, open to the afternoon sun and ideal for barbecues. Bikes can be left in the patio area (please discuss with the owner). There is off-street parking for two cars.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and one good sized towel per guest provided (more towels can be supplied by arrangement). Short breaks are possible depending on availability. A well behaved dog is welcome with prior agreement from the owner. Smoking is not permitted.

Potters Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin & 1 Bunk bedroom)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £595
To £1050
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1946 725296 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Richard & Barbara Wright
Member Since October 2020

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* Calendar last updated: 28th September 2021