Cottage in Gosforth, Nr. Eskdale / Wasdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Ideal Base For Exploring One Of The Most Tranquil/Dramatic Parts Of The Lake District And Coastline
About Kevin Hand
I live in England with my wife and two children. I have a passion for the outdoors, so when not working, I like to spend my time exploring the mountains by bike and on foot. Owning a property in West Cumbria, my favourite part of the Lake District, provides the ideal base.
Kevin Hand purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Kevin Hand chose Gosforth
Having grown up in this quiet part of the Lake District but subsequently moved away to city life for university and work, I had returned for a family holiday with my sister. During the week, we both realised how much we missed the mountains, lakes and sea, which West Cumbria has in abundance. This holiday had kindled a desire to buy a property in the area, to enable us to return again and again to our favourite location in the UK, sharing the experience with our friends and family. By the end of the week "Snaefell" was ours......7 years on we have no regrets and our friends and family have spent many enjoyable weeks exploring the outdoors on foot, bike and pushchair, being constantly surprised and amazed at the outstanding scenery and many local attractions that this area has to offer.
What makes this Cottage unique
Located in the village of Gosforth, which is at the end of the Wasdale and Eskdale valleys and just a short distance from the coast and beach at Seascale. It is an ideal base for exploring one of the most tranquil parts of the Lake District, which also has some of its most dramatic scenery and landscape, perfect for all outdoor activities. Nearby are the country's deepest lake, Wastwater and highest mountain, Scafell Pike. Gosforth is home to England's tallest and oldest Viking cross and provides a practical holiday base with many local amenities including shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, bakery, bank etc all within a short walk of the cottage. There are numerous nearby places to visit, such as Muncaster Castle, the famous Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, golf courses and coastline.
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Fantastic house in super location
Snaefell is located in Gosforth, West Cumbria ideally positioned for walking and access to beautiful countryside in Eskdale on your doorstep; so much nicer than Ambleside and Windermere. Gosforth has a local shop that has everything you need and there are big supermarkets in Whitehaven 15 mins away.
The house itself is perfect. It's homely, comfortable with all mod cons and is really spacious. We're a family of four with two teenage boys and there was enough space for everyone to find a quiet room and do their own thing.
Brilliant value, even in high season - we can't recommend it highly enough and hope to return soon.
Snaefell - a fellwalkers dream
From our initial contact with Kevin to leaving - simply just great! A well positioned, well equipped, very comfortable house with a secluded garden and views to fields.
Plenty of space and a large airy and light kitchen and dining area. With a large double glazed french window access to garden. Can recommend The Wild Olive - Italian - both to eat in and take away. The Lion and Lamb - great beers. For that special occasion Westlakes Hotel, served a very good dinner when we visited. The village shop and bakery to be recommended. Ideally located for Wasdale, Eskdale and Ennerdale! Truly a fellwalker's dream!!!
As a family we have stayed at Snaefell Cottage on numerous occasions. The cottage offers a great base from which to explore the Western Lakes. Seascale offers a basic but perfectly adequate seaside setting just 5 minutes drive away (make sure you check the tide times though). Other attractions include Wast Water lake, Muncaster Castle and the Ratty Light Railway - great family activities! Gosforth is a great little village with numerous pubs, a village shop, and a fantastic Italian restaurant, the Wild Olive. Snaefell is a lovely cottage with plenty of space for families, a great kitchen and dining area and a nice garden which is a definite suntrap in the spring/summer. All in all a fantastic cottage in a great location.
Cozy and Perfect location!!
We stayed in Snaefell - two couples - it was meant to be three. It was plenty of room, very cozy and clean - everything we needed, and the most perfect location for hiking Scafell Pike and seeing the coastal towns. Just a few doors down from the local friendly pubs and food store. The owner Kevin was so accommodating and made the weekend very easy for us. I highly recommend and would love to go back again!
Superb base for the Lake's best walks
Deceptively spacious and wonderfully appointed property within a few minutes drive from the iconic Wastwater and Wasdale valley. The Cottage is an ideal base from which you can easily explore the incredible landscape of the Western fells - including Great Gable, Scafell Pike and Pillar. We stayed as a group of 4 Guys and found it extremely comfortable - the kitchen diner is modern and has an open layout, the bedrooms are also a good size and so overall we give it 5 Stars. It also has private parking and is within an easy stroll to an excellent Italian restaurant and some great pubs. What more would you want ?
Close to the west coast of Cumbria and the Irish Sea. Nearest beaches are Sescale 2 miles and St Bees head 6 miles (start of the coast to coast walk and bike)
The nearest airports are Liverpool and Manchester approximately a 2.5-3 hour journey. The nearest main line train station is 2 miles away at Seascale. A car is recommended.
Located in the village of Gosforth and within walking distance of all local amenities. Seascale 2 miles has chemist and doctors surgery. Churches C of E in the village and RC in Seascale. Muncaster Castle is 6 miles. Ravenglass historic Roman port and the famous narrow gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (Ratty) is 6 miles. To the north lies the historic port and marina of Whitehaven 12 miles with a variety of shops, restaurants, museums and water sports
Gosforth is home to England's tallest and oldest Viking cross and provides a practical holiday base with many local amenities. There are a number of pubs in the village which provide good quality food, real ales e.g Gosforth Hall Inn, The Horse and Groom with many other local pubs to explore in the surrounding area. There is a popular Italian restaurant The Wild Olive, cafe, village stores for groceries and news papers, Home Bakery and bank. There are pleasant strolls through the village and by the river at nearby Blengdale Forest. For the more adventurous just 6 miles away you'll find Wastwater, voted Britain’s Favourite View in 2007 and the countries deepest lake, next to the magnificent fells of Great Gable and Scafell Pike the countries highest mountain. Ideally located for a golfing, fishing, walking break and as a base for exploring the Lake District.
There are numerous nearby places to visit, such as Muncaster Castle, the famous Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, golf courses and beautiful beaches and coastline.