Roan Wood Cottage - The Lake District, Sleeps 4
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Roan Wood Cottage - Greendale, Wasdale, Cumbria, The Lake District, England - Sleeps 4

Roan Wood Cottage

Wasdale is probably the most spectacular and most unspoilt corner of the Lake District, and Roan Wood Cottage provides a wonderful base to explore this beautiful area. The valley, with Wast Water at its heart, is hemmed in by rugged mountains, culminating at Wasdale Head with Pillar, Great Gable, Scafell and Scafell Pike arranged in a ring at the end of the valley.

The cottage is in the tiny hamlet of Greendale and is one of only a handful of self-catering properties in the dale. Set on a quiet ‘back lane’ leading from the lake to Gosforth and the coast, the cottagelooks across the fields and woods towards the lake and the dramatic Wasdale Screes beyond. To the rear, the crags of Buckbarrow rise up steeply, and a path leads up beside the gill to Greendale Tarn. From the front gate, there is a stunning view up the dale of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain. Alternatively, the shore of Wast Water is a ten minute stroll through the bracken, from where you will see “the nation’s favourite view” of Great Gable and the surrounding mountains, reflected in the waters of England’s deepest lake.

The location will appeal to both those who want to “get up on the fells” and to those who prefer more gentle walks, soaking up the magnificent scenery.

The cottage provides comfortable accommodation for four guests, with one double and one twin bedroom. Downstairs is a spacious sitting room with a kitchen and dining area at one end. There is a small lawned garden at the front and private parking for two cars.

There are plenty of things to do in the locality, including Muncaster Castle and the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, which are both a short drive away. There are two good pubs in Nether Wasdale, a couple of miles across the fields, and the famous Wasdale Head Inn is four miles away. The nearest shops are in Gosforth, which is a ten minute drive.

The entire Lake District is accessible for day trips, and the beaches of the West Cumbrian coast are little more than a quarter-of-an-hour by car.

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  • Roan Wood Cottage
  • The cottage
  • Sitting room
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • The cottage
  • View of Scafells from the front gate
  • Greendale, with Wast Water beyond
  • Short walk from the cottage
  • Greendale signpost
  • The Screes in autumn
  • Greendale Tarn
  • Greendale from Whin Rigg
  • Lambing time at Greendale
  • Greendale residents
  • Greendale beneath Buckbarrow
  • Snow on Buckbarrow
  • The Scafells from Middle Fell, above the cottage
  • The Scafells from Bow Fell
  • Rainbow over the lake
  • Wast Water from Yewbarrow
  • Distant Great Gable
  • Wasdale rainbow
  • Beach at nearby Seascale


  • Internet Access
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath

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Accommodation comprises:

  • Entrance hall with space for boots and coats.
  • Lounge with television/DVD player and CD/DAB radio, with dining area at one end.
  • Kitchen area with electric hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
  • Double bedroom.
  • Twin bedroom.
  • Fully tiled bathroom comprising bath with shower over, basin and WC.

Additional information: Electric heating. All bed linen, tea towels, bath mats provided but you do need to bring your own towels. Small lawned garden to the front. Private off-road parking for two cars. Private water supply.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £320
Mid Season from £480
High Season from £545
Peak Season £620

Key details:
Pets: Yes, 2 dogs allowed
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Saturday
Payment options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin)

Owner's details:
Owner: Hugh & Wendy Taylor, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Roan Wood Cottage joined Independent Cottages in July 2010

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Last Minute / Late Availability Offers

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 for 7 nights - £530

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