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Irt Cottage

Nether Wasdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1034541)


Lakelovers rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Review(s)

  • Ian

    “We like individual armchairs but the settes were comfy.”

    The bread got stale very quickly as the bin is heated by the boiler. We suggest switching the bread bin and toaster. The rooms were well aired and the de-humidifiers worked well to make the atmosphere drier. Beds were comfy and there is ample storage space for clothes.

    The bread got stale very quickly as the bin is heated by the boiler. We suggest switching the bread bin and toaster. The rooms were well aired and the de-humidifiers worked well to make the atmosphere drier. Beds were comfy and there is ample storage space for clothes.

    - Ian, April 2024


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double and 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug.
  • Oil fired central heating and woodburning stove
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi and a selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot for children under the age of two (please bring your own linens) and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Gravelled front garden and rear lawn with furniture and bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.3 miles, 0.4 miles
  • Note: Please enquire if wishing to bring more than two pets
  • Note: There is a river next to the property

The property

Irt Cottage boasts traditional charm and a homely aura, and provides the perfect accommodation for a family or group of friends seeking a scenic experience in Cumbria. Found within the Lake District National Park, you'll find a wide array of excitement on your doorstep at any time of year. The lovely village of Nether Wasdale with its church and 2 country pubs is only a short walk away. Entering through the rear of the property, step into the utility and past the conventionality placed washing machine and shower room before entering into the charm of the kitchen/diner; here you can find all the appliances you could need for a week-long stay, accompanied by a table seating four where you can begin your day with an energising cup of coffee ahead of a day of exploration. Prepare a delicious treat for the group and sit around the dining table altogether for some quality family time when you're not exploring the delicious eateries in the nearby villages. For a relaxing evening indoors, the sitting room offers a snug spot to sink into after a tiresome day, with the woodburning stove adding an extra sense of homeliness to the room in the winter months. The snug is also the perfect place to relax, with an inviting armchair and a selection of games to choose from, it offers a wonderful escape for when you're seeking some alone time. Moving onto the first floor you will find three well-presented bedrooms in the form of two doubles and a twin, all holding wooden furnishing and a charming spot to rest in between adventures. Spend your mornings waking up to the sound of birdsong on the back lawn as your furry friends stretch their legs before setting out to explore the local village of Gosforth; boasting historical wonder and a modest selection of amenities, it makes a great base for those seeking a relaxing retreat. Further afield you can find Whitehaven, offering even more history and a beautiful marina to explore, it's well-worth a visit. Settled within the natural beauty of the Lake District and within easy reach of the excitement of the coast, Irt Cottage makes a wonderful base for a family getaway to Cumbria.

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About the location


Gosforth 3.9 miles; Santon Bridge 2.3 miles

Nether Wasdale is a small village situated to the west of Wastwater, the deepest lake in Great Britain. The village is well-served with two pubs, one with its own brewery, a farm shop and café selling local produce and ice cream. This area is the birthplace of climbing and is a superb base for climbing, hiking and all outdoor pursuits. Unlike many lakes, motorised boats are forbidden on Wastwater though canoeing and kayaking are perfect for these unspoilt and tranquil waters which add to the peace and serenity of this stunning part of the Lake District National Park. Wastwater is sided by The Screes and at the head of the lake the fells of Great Gable and Scafell Pike can be reached, popular with hikers and climbers alike. The view from the summit of Great Gable is said to be the finest view in Britain. At Wasdale Head is the church of St. Olaf, one of the smallest churches in England, dating back to 1550 and its beams are said to have come from Viking long boats. Close by are the villages of Santon Bridge and Gosforth.

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