5 (all year)
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.
Richard & Barbara Wright joined Independent Cottages in October 2020
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.
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.
|Season||Weekly Rate||Short Breaks|
Sat, 6th Nov 2021 - Fri, 17th Dec 2021
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 5
Short break prices:
5 nights: £425 | 6 nights: £510