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..