Bowderdale

Gosforth, Cumbria
Sunny view of whitewashed cottage with mountian in the background
The sitting room at Bowderdale, Gosforth, Lake District, Cumbria
The dining room at Bowderdale, Gosforth, Lake District, Cumbria
Kitchen at Bowderdale, Gosforth, Lake District, Cumbria
The double bedroom at Bowderdale, Gosforth, Lake District, Cumbria
One of the twin bedrooms at Bowderdale, Gosforth, Lake District, Cumbria
One of the spacious twin bedrooms at Bowderdale, Gosforth, Lake District, Cumbria
The views around Bowderdale, Gosforth, Lake District, Cumbria
The views around Bowderdale, Gosforth, Lake District, Cumbria
Views around Bowderdale, Gosforth, Lake District, Cumbria
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 009019

About Bowderdale

This traditional farmhouse near Wastwater looks out at Lake District landscapes.

Very few places enjoy views like Bowderdale does; it sits in an elevated position overlooking mountains and the cascading screes that tumble down to Wastwater. The farmhouse sits on a remote fellside farm in the heart of the Lake District in Wasdale. Inside still feels very much like a traditional farmhouse with classic furnishings, checked tile floors and a log-burner in the living room.  

You couldn’t be in a better location for exploring some of the Lake District’s highlights. Straight from your doorstep, walks will lead you around England’s deepest lake, Wastwater. For those seeking a mountain adventure nearby, the options are almost endless, from short walks up Middle Fell to challenging climbs up Scafell Pike, its base is just a 10-minute drive making it ideal for active families or groups of friends. There are also more leisurely walks along the lake shore and nearby River Irt which also offers opportunities for salmon and trout fishing. 

For a change of scenery the Cumbrian coast and shingle beach at Ravenglass are within easy reach. Muncaster Castle and The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway are a short drive away.
 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Kitchen, dining room with glazed door into the garden, sitting room with multi-fuel stove.

  • First floor

    Three bedrooms (2 twins and 1 double with en-suite shower room and lavatory), bathroom with separate lavatory. All bedrooms have views towards the garden and Wastwater.

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.

Heating: Oil central heating is included in the rental. The fire will be laid for you on arrival with enough fuel to get you started.

Parking: Parking is limited to 3 cars maximum, which is situated behind the farmhouse. 

Garden: There is an informal garden, which is unfenced from the adjoining farmhouse. There is a seating area to enjoy the splendid views of Wastwater and the Screes. The garden area is shared with the farmhouse next door.

Access: The house is situated at the top of a fairly steep, stony drive with a tight bend; this may cause access problems in severe weather. Arrival in daylight is recommended. There is access to open woodland, several streams and to the road. 

Television: FreeSat is provided at the cottage. 

Please Note: The cottage adjoins a farmhouse and is situated on a working farm where machinery is in use, children should be watched. 

Due to sheep being present on the farm, no dogs or fireworks will be allowed. The farmer has access to the sheep shed to the side of the cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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