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Wasdale Hall Cottage/Lake District

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Wasdale Hall Cottage/Lake District

We recently stayed in Wasdale Hall Lodge, Gosforth, Cumbria.

It is a Natioanl Trust property. The cottage is a self-catered residence. The cottage was nicely situated in a beautiful area of the Lake district with wonderful hiking treks at our disposal. Although the cottage had no view.

We were dissapointed with the cottage itself. The cottage is just off a fork in the road. and everyone driiving to the hostel a few hundred yars away will be driving within a matter of a few feet from the cottage. The cottage had one roll of toulet tissue (we purchased toilet tissue and paper towels to last a few other visitors), nothing to start a fire. Kindeling and the Peet logs were wet and would not burn. The property lacked adequate cooking utensils and glassware.The CD player did work correctly. We also had a camper van with a number of people camped out around the corner of our cottage. The National Trust Park offices are attached to the building and not mentioned in the booking description. So much for privacy. We walked down to the Hostel and found much better accomadations at a much lower cost.

Good things about the place it had a new updated kitchen, convient to great treks with beautiful scenery. .Some nice pubs in the area and don't miss a horse back ride at Cumbrian Heavy Horses.

I posted this review because I was informed by TripAdvisor that they will not support a posting of a Natioanl Trust property and suggested that I post something under the Forum section.

Overall, I would not recommend Wasdale Hall Lodge based on the price paid..

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Edited: 11 November 2011, 00:00
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We stayed in Wasdale Hall Lodge on the 13/4/13 for seven nights. To say we were disappointed with the cottage was an understatement! The cottage was very disappointing. There was no starter kit to light the fire, the cottage was very cold. The whole cottage needs updating. It is in the grounds of the Youth Hostel and cars and people are back and fore all day and night. One night at 11pm we were woken up by two lads and a girl looking for the YHA!!! We have told the National Trust of our disappointment and they say they are going to update the cottage, a little bit too late for us, and also there is no mention in any of their literature regarding the Youth Hostel! Every year we book with NT but mostly Scotland. This cottage was a huge disapointment

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We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Wasdale Hall Lodge, the cottage is beautiful. If it had been too modernised it would not be in line with original features. Such a shame some people have a disappointing experience, ours was far from disappointing. It was warm, clean and equipped for what we needed. It's location is ideal for the edge of the lake, and walks from the doorstep. We are going to book this hidden gem again.

Edited: 03 February 2014, 22:07
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We stayed at Wasdale Hall Lodge (Cottage) in August 2016. The cottage was rather too warm when we arrived but it was easy to adjust the electric heating to our needs. Wood and fire lighters were provided and it was nice to have a fire in the cooler evenings. The bedrooms were great, the living room/dining room just big enough and the kitchen fitted to a modern standard. The bathroom was functional but could do with a bit of updating (tired decorations, loose cold sink tap). The garden at the back is mainly gravel and concrete but actually reasonably pleasant. We mainly used the garden to store our canoe. Wastwater is beautifully quiet with crystal clear water. The whole family enjoyed canoeing and swimming on/in the Lake. We also enjoyed hill walking but avoided the scree path on the south east side of Wastwater since it looked unsafe (rock slides). The cottage is on the driveway to the YHA and very near the road to Wasdale Head, so expect some traffic going past. We didn't find traffic noise to be a problem (and our usual home is on a close in a quiet village).

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