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The Retreat

Wasdale Head, near Gosforth, Cumbria
Newly Listed
Grade 4 Star rating


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The Retreat is perfect for walking enthusiasts, with plenty of footpaths to explore, as well as Wast Water within easy reach.

Ground Floor:
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With electric fire, 32" Smart TV with Netflix, iPod dock and bluetooth stereo speaker.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.
Utility/boot room: With fridge/freezer, washing machine and storage for boots and coats.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Economy 7 heating, convector heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

Enclosed courtyard (shared with other apartments on-site). Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a river.

As you pull up outside The Retreat you are straightaway in the presence of some of Lakeland’s finest scenery, as well as some distinctive Herdwick sheep that might be there to greet you too. The imposing steep slopes of The Screes are clearly visible as a backdrop to the open lush green slopes of this stunning valley.

This beautifully appointed ground floor apartment is every much a haven as the name suggests and is comfortably furnished to a very good standard. There is an open plan living and kitchen area, offering a pleasant décor, soft homely seating space for everyone and a kitchen well equipped for any meal preparation. Two bedrooms, a double and twin, have sumptuous beds for a good night’s sleep, whilst the walk-in shower will revitalise you ready for another day of adventures.

It is possible to leave the car and enjoy some fantastic walks in the area. Needless to say the walk along the shores of Wast Water will draw in the views of some of England’s greatest fells, including the highest, Scafell Pike. If an easier day is sought, then nearby Muncaster Castle offers stunning gardens and a fascinating history, along with hawk and owl displays and the occasional ghost too!

A short drive away and you will arrive at Cumbria’s hidden secret of excellent coastline, perfect for a stroll along some beautiful beaches, wildlife spotting and of course an ice cream. If it’s good food you are looking for, then the nearby village of Gosforth has some excellent places to eat, or a little bit closer, Nether Wasdale has two pubs to choose from and its own micro-brewery to sample some award-winning real ales. Beach 11 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Newly Listed Property
    Newly Listed Property
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
    Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

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