1692 Wasdale

UK England North West England Cumbria Wasdale

01946 725 777   Bolton Head Farm, Gosforth, Cumbria CA20 1EW

  • From £170 a night
  • 6 Guest Rooms
  • Comfortable Boutique B&B
It's hard to imagine a more ideal setting for a Lake District B&B, with glorious views over the Wasdale Valley
It’s hard to imagine a more perfect setting than this western Lake District boutique B&B, with stunning views into the Wasdale Valley. The old barns have been lovingly updated to provide six gorgeous suites, all furnished to an exceptional standard with super-kingsize beds and luxurious en-suite bathrooms with underfloor heating. Each cosy abode also comes with its own private patio area, with deck chairs provided to soak up the scenery on sunny days. If you're lucky, you might be able to snag the Cairn Suite – the only one with a chiminea, so you can enjoy the warmth of a fire when the sun goes down.

There's a smart, contemporary feel to the decor here with a nod to the rustic setting – think comforting sheepskin rugs and sandstone feature walls. The family also made a strong commitment to ‘keeping it local’ with beds, furnishings and even the windows all being supplied by local traders. You’ll also find homely touches such as freshly-baked cake each day and homebaked biscuits in the rooms, locally sourced toiletries and fascinating family photos on the walls.

Perhaps the most spectacular feature of all is the hot tub, just outside beside the pond, with breathtaking views down towards the rugged screes of Wastwater (England's deepest Lake) and Scafell Pike (England's highest mountain) – cast your eyes the other way and you'll see the Isle of Man. In the summer it’s a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the views; come winter, when the surrounding fells are covered in snow, it's truly magical.

This is also, for our money, one of the Lake District's most super dog-friendly B&Bs. Four-legged friends are allowed in three of the ground floor rooms and there are two large fields on the doorstep where you can enjoy a good run in the mornings and evenings. There’s a stunning walk leading right from the door, deep into the local countryside, as well as a vast array of other local trails just a short drive away. When you all return muddy, soggy, and ready for a rest, you’ll find a drying room to store your gear.

Your helpful host Faith is a wealth of local knowledge with plenty of cracking recommendations on the best walks, pubs, places to eat and even local T'ai Chi, yoga, and meditation practitioners if a holistic holiday is more your thing. Gosforth village is just a stone’s throw away and has a variety of wonderful pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy a tasty plateful of local grub. And there's a well-stocked honesty bar and snack box to tide you over. Your ever-helpful hosts can even provide packed lunches for days out – and with those epic surrounding fells calling, you'll need all the sustenance you can get. 



open all year


6ft superking rooms from £170 per night with breakfast. Dogs welcome by prior arrangement, small supplement applies.


Contact Website  01946 725 777  1692 Wasdale, Bolton Head Farm, Gosforth, Cumbria CA20 1EW

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  • Dog-friendly
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • Boutique B&B

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