Bank Barn: "Self catering holiday cottage in Wasdale"
The screes above Wastwater Lake in Wasdale


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Situated in the beautiful Wasdale valley, Bank Barn is a lovely self catering cottage at Yew Tree Farm - a traditional working Lakeland hill farm where Herdwick Sheep graze alongside a small herd of pedigree dairy goats.

Bank Barn
Bank Barn Holiday Cottage

Wasdale itself is a valley of extremes. It boasts England's deepest lake (Wastwater), highest mountain (Scafell), smallest church (St Olaf's) and the world’s biggest liar competition (each November, in the Santon Bridge Inn). Wastwater lake is a couple of miles from the farm and there are many good swimming spots on its shores.

Wasdale on a Winter's evening
Wasdale: voted "Britain's favourite view" in 2007
by the general public

There are hundreds of walks right from the door of Bank Barn and you are more than welcome to bring your dog with you. Footpaths lead from the farm up the fellside to Nether Wasdale Common and Scafell beyond.

The path leading from Bank Barn
The path leading from Bank Barn

There are three pubs in the valley - the Screes & the Strands (25 mins walk) face each other in the centre of Nether Wasdale Hamlet, and the Wasdale Head Inn at the other end of the lake (5 mins in the car). In Gosforth village (3 miles) you will find everyday provisions.

Nearby Muncaster Castle

Eskdale is another lovely valley, only 15 minutes drive away, with hundreds of river and mountain walks. It also houses a terminus for the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway - a popular miniature railway that travels seven scenic miles to the coastal fishing village of Ravenglass. Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Owl Centre is also 15 minutes away and has lots going on all year round, especially for children.

A pedigree goat at Yew Tree Farm
A pedigree goat at Yew Tree Farm


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