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Roan Wood Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 4 reviews

Roan Wood Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome

Set in the spectacular Wasdale valley, Roan Wood is a comfortable cottage sleeping 4. The location is stunning, with views to the front across to the dramatic Wasdale Screes, and to the rear towards the towering butresses of Buckbarrow. From the front gate, there is the famous vista of the mountains surrounding Wasdale Head - Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Scafell Pike and Scafell - with a glimpse of Wastwater in the valley bottom. A gentle stroll from the cottage brings you to the lake shore and the viewpoint voted as 'The Nation's Favourite View'. This is truly a walker's paradise with paths ascending to Buckbarrow, Middle Fell and Seatallen immediately behind the cottage, or a few minutes drive to Wasdale Head opens up a huge range of mountain walks. There are excellent pubs nearby in Nether Wasdale, and Gosforth is 10 minutes drive where most amenities are available. And it's a good option for families too. Kids will like playing in the stream behind the cottage or in the shallows of the lake. And it's a short drive to the lovely sandy beach at Seascale. Other local attractions include Muncaster Castle and the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. The cottage itself is modern inside, and has all the creature comforts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Seascale 12 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 180 km, Nearest railway: Seascale 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking

The Cumbria/Lake District

The Lake District is arguably the most beautiful part of England, with dramatic mountains, scenic lakes and peaceful woods and valleys. It is a paradise for walkers, or for those who just want to soak up the scenery. It is also a great destination for activity holidays - sailing or canoeing on the lakes, mountain biking and other outdoor activities. The nearby beach at Seascale is great place for walks, beach-combing or simply watching the sun go down. And as England's premier tourist area, the Lakes has numerous attractions and things to do for all age groups.


Wasdale is one of the most spectacular and unspoilt parts of the Lake District. The view across Wastwater towards Great Gable has been voted "The Nation's Favourite View" and it is not hard to see why, with the dramatic Wasdale Screes plunging almost 2000 feet into the waters of the lake. A few minutes walk from Roan Wood Cottage will bring you to this stunning viewpoint. Behind the cottage are walks directly up into the hills - to Greendale Tarn, Buckbarrow, Middle Fell and Seatallen. Wasdale Head is 3 miles away and numerous walks radiate out to Pillar, Great Gable, Scafell and Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain. There are two excellent pubs in Nether Wasdale, 2 miles away, and a pleasant walk through the fields. Gosforth is a 10 minute drive, where you will find shops, pubs, a cafe and a restaurant.

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18 Jul 2014


"Ive already re-booked"

Beautiful cottage, has everything needed included maps - very clean - perfect base to explore the Wasdale area, which is outstandingly gorgeous. The owners respond quickly to email enquiries and made the whole booking process simple.

We walked Scafell Pike and Illgill Head, and up to Styhead Tarn, we also walked up Middle Fell / Seatallen / Buckbarrow and this walk starts right outside the cottage.

Close to Wasdale Head Inn and Nether Wasdale - perfect for pub lunches. We also found a lovely secluded spot by the Lake for a bit of relaxation.

I actually have nothing negative to say. If you love walking or just want a relaxing break away from it all, this cottage would be a perfect base.

We loved it so much, we booked again within days of returning home. Roll on January 2015..!!

8 Jun 2014


"Cosy, immaculate and homely cottage in a first class peaceful location"

This is the best location I have stayed in, it is away from the hussle and bustle, very peaceful with stunning views second to none. Many walks straight from the door to suite a range of abilities. Th… More

18 Nov 2013


"Immaculately clean, cosy and welcoming"

As soon as we booked Roan Cottage we had a feeling that this was going to be a good place to stay - and it was! All the information beforehand was efficiently and helpfully provided by the owners, Hugh and Wendy, and the cottage itself was super - immaculately clean, cosy and warm, and very well-equipped. The location is wonderful - looking directly out on Wastwater Screes at the front, whilst right from the back of the house a path leads invitingly to Greendale Tarn. Care and thought has gone into making this a welcoming and practical base for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. We loved it! Thank you, Hugh and Wendy.

2 Oct 2013


"Fantastic location;spotless and comfortable."

Stunning location looking towards screes above Wastwater.House located in hamlet with parking across the road.Pubs 30 minute walk/5 mins drive.Great location for peaceful break and great walking.

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