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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

    Ground floor

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot

About Well Cottage

Well Cottage is in Gosforth - three miles from the beach, six miles from Wast Water and 12 miles from Scafell Pike. Within just a few minutes walk are friendly pubs, an excellent bakery, well-stocked village shop and a churchyard with a Viking cross. The house comfortably sleeps up to five people in three bedrooms with a layout that works equally well for families as for friends.

Gosforth is the ideal spot for a holiday in the Lake District. It is close to some of the most spectacular scenery in the National Park, with easy access to the idyllic Eskdale Valley and Wasdale, the latter of which boasts England's highest mountain and its deepest lake. It's entirely possible that you could start your day with a hearty Cumbrian breakfast, climb Scafell Pike and be sitting in a pub, before going for a walk along the coast and watching the sunset over the Irish Sea.

Cycling and mountain biking are almost as popular as walking when it comes to exploring around Gosforth. There are routes along the coast, through the fells and up mountains, with something to suit every ability. Those who need to, can hire bikes at Whitehaven as well as book a guided tour. Alternatively, ditch two wheels for four legs and saddle up for a guided pony trek.

If your legs need a rest, then treat them (and the rest of your body) to a trip on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway which runs for seven miles between Ravenglass and Boot, with views that will take your breath away. Hardknott Pass and Hardknott Roman Fort are both within easy reach, as is Muncaster Castle and Cold Fell. Alternatively, head three miles west to Seascale Beach, or drive a little further to Whitehaven to admire its Georgian Harbour, or to Egremont and the Florence Mine.

How you choose to spend your time during your stay is up to you. Whatever you do, you can be sure of a warm welcome at Well Cottage.

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
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Well Cottage is a pretty period cottage with climbing roses growing on an arbor around the door. It dates from the 17th Century and has a traditional layout with accommodation over two levels.


  • Sunny sitting room with large picture window. A garden door opens onto a paved terrace and the enclosed garden. There is comfortable seating and a Smart TV, and the cottage has WiFi throughout.
  • Thick stone walls are a feature in the dining area. It's simply furnished with a pine table and chairs, allowing the walls and beautiful polished floors to stand out. Housing a fridge and freezer, the dining area leads into the kitchen.
  • Fitted kitchen with sky blue Shaker-style cupboards, a dishwasher, washing machine and all of the utensils, appliances and equipment you need to cater for hungry families.
  • Quiet bedroom with a single bed, chest of drawers and reading light, and calming views of the garden. This room is on the same level as the family bathroom and accessed via one shallow step up from the living room making it suitable for those with limited mobility.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.


  • Master bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables, reading lights, a chest of drawers and wardrobe space. The ensuite has a shower, WC and a wash basin.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized single beds, a chest of drawers, wardrobe and an ensuite WC and wash basin.

Outside: The walled garden is glorious in summer and lovely and sheltered in winter. It has a terrace with a pergola for outdoor meals, and a level area of lawn. The cottage also has off-street parking for two cars. Bike storage available in the walled garden (discuss with the owners).

Additional Information: All utilities, bed linen, one good sized towel per person (more can be provided by arrangement if you are unable to bring your own) and WiFi are included. One well-behaved dog may be considered by prior agreement - should you want to bring one, please discuss this with the owners. Short breaks are possible depending on availability. Smoking is not permitted.

Well Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin & 1 Single)
1 dog welcome
Ground floor accommodation
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: 18th November 2021