Wasdale cottages

Wastwater cottages

Wastwater is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the lakes. It is England’s deepest lake and is simply stunning, surrounded by fells such as Red Pike, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain. The road winding along the lakeshore to the head of the Wasdale Valley offers impressive views of the famous screes that drop dramatically to the water’s edge. Wasdale is the wildest of the valleys in the Lake District, Wordsworth described it as, ‘long, stern and desolate’. It has not lost any of its power to surprise, charm and thrill us today, so much so that in 2007 it was named as Britain’s favourite view in a television programme. At the end of the valley lies Wasdale Head a small hamlet of cottages and farms set amidst flat meadows. It sits in a spot that epitomizes the beauty of the Lake District. There is also an historic pub and St Olaf’s Church, the third smallest in England with a stained glass window in memory of the members of the Fell and Rock Climbing Club who died in World War I. The Wasdale Head Show and Shepherds’ Meet is held each October and includes hound trailing, fell racing, sheep and sheepdog shows, wrestling, and other local attractions. From this untamed mountain grandeur, the River Irt emerges from Wastwater into a gentler world of fields and farms forming the loose-knit communities of Nether Wasdale, Santon Bridge and Holmrook. The main village is Gosforth, famed for its 10th century Viking cross.

Walking in the area

From your doorstep: Wastwater Screes A few miles away: Scafell, Scafell Pike, Pillar, Yewbarrow, Buckbarrow, Seatallen. Further afield: Bow Fell, Crinkle Crags.

Wasdale cottages

Check availability The Old Post Office, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £264484 per week * Ref: CC2980
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An attractive semi-detached cottage, formerly the Stanton Bridge Post Office, alongside the river in the pretty Wasdale Valley. Wastwater is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the lakes. It is England's deepest lake and is ...
Check availability William Court Cottage, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £345572 per week * Ref: CC2979
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Amongst our Wasdale cottages is this terraced property in the grounds of the Irton Hall Estate, a mile from the village of Santon Bridge, four miles from Wastwater. The accommodation has been decorated and furnished to a very ...
Check availability James Court Cottage, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £345572 per week * Ref: CC2960
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Our featured Wasdale cottages include this delightful, end-terrace, in the grounds of the Irton Hall Estate, a mile from the village of Santon Bridge, four miles from Wastwater. Completed and finished to a very high standard, ...
Check availability The Clock Tower, ,
Sleeps 10 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 4 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £8101814 per week * Ref: CC2637
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Our featured Wasdale cottages include this detached building behind the main hall on the Irton Hall Estate, a mile from the village of Santon Bridge, four miles from Wastwater. This is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the l...
Check availability Lingard Cottage, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £361865 per week * Ref: CC2636
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Our featured Wasdale cottages include this semi detached property next to the main hall of Irton Hall Estate, a mile from the village of Santon Bridge, four miles from Wastwater. This is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the...
Check availability Pele Tower, ,
Sleeps 16 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £14372700 per week * Ref: CC2635
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Our featured Wasdale cottages include this unique property on four floors on the Irton Hall Estate, a mile from the village of Santon Bridge, four miles from Wastwater. This is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the lakes. I...
Check availability Ormondroyd Cottage, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £361865 per week * Ref: CC2634
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Our featured Wasdale cottages include this semi detached property next to the main hall of Irton Hall Estate, a mile from the village of Santon Bridge, four miles from Wastwater. This is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the...
Check availability Broughton House, ,
Sleeps 14 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £10492197 per week * Ref: CC2633
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Our featured Wasdale cottages include the west wing of the hall on the Irton Hall Estate, a mile from the village of Santon Bridge, four miles from Wastwater. This is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the lakes. It is Englan...

Check availability Buckbarrow, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £287609 per week * Ref: CC2632
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Our featured Wasdale cottages include this stylishly furnished and decorated first floor holiday apartment just 400 metres from the shores of Wastwater. Wastwater is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the lakes. It is England...