Vacation Rental Description
Potters Barn is a two-storey holiday apartment in a converted 18th Century barn in Gosforth, near Wasdale in the Western Lake District, with a 4 star rating from Cumbria Tourist Board. It is part of Gosforth Pottery, a traditional working pottery making traditional hand-thrown pots.
Relax in the large, light, open-plan sitting room with stone-cobbled walls, stove fire, TV, DVD and plenty of comfy chairs. The modern kitchen is very well-equipped. There are three bedrooms – one double with en-suite shower, one twin bed and one bunk-bed room. Outside is a sunny garden area for recreation and barbecues. Children are welcome. We are happy to have well-behaved dogs.
Gosforth is a friendly lakeland village and from Potters Barn it is a very short walk to the 5 village pubs, which serve good food, a large village shop for groceries and newsagents, a tearoom and a bank. There is a new large children's play area and recreation ground near the house and another playground 2 miles away at the beach in Seascale.
Potters Barn is a great base from which to walk or explore the stunning Lake District. Low level walks around Gosforth, or it's a short distance to the lakes and mountains of Wasdale, Eskdale and Ennerdale. Alternatively enjoy the long sandy beaches at Seascale, Drigg and St Bees. There are lots of family activities and attractions in the local area, especially Muncaster Castle and L'aal Ratty Steam Railway.
Whitehaven is the nearest market town, with a marina and tourist attractions (8 miles). The larger Lake District towns and lakes, such as Keswick and Coniston, are about an hour's drive away, through breath-taking scenery.
Further details outdoors:
The apartment is split on two levels inside and also has steps outside up to the front door. Unfortunately this means it is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with restricted mobility.
Outside there is a sunny garden patio area with seating which can be used for relaxation or BBQ's (weather dependent!)
There is a parking area next to the house.
- Linen Service
- Amenity Parking
Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer, Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6, Highchair available, Private garden, BBQ
With the lakes and fells so close there are lots of outdoor activities to suit all ages and abilities. High and Low level countryside walks are all around, with beautiful views stretching across the Lake District. and don't forget the long sandy beaches at Seascale, Drigg and St Bees.
Mountain Biking, scrambling and climbing are very popular in this area and can be organised locally. There are also horse riding, fishing and several local golf courses nearby.
There are lots of local attractions for family days out. Muncaster Castle, with the headquarters of the World Owl Trust, is a must, and the Ravenglass to Eskdale railway 'Lakeland’s oldest, longest and undoubtedly most scenic railway' is great for a family trip or to transport you to your day's walk. During the summer there are often local village fetes or shows in nearby villages.
- Nearest Airport : Manchester or Newcastle at 150 kilometers distance;
- Nearest Train Station : Seascale at 3 kilometers distance