Cottage rentals in Gosforth, Cumbria, England

Gosforth is a small village in Cumbria and is a terrific place to relax and explore the towns, villages and countryside of the surrounding Lake District National Park.  If you enjoy walking, cycling, hiking and boating then the Lake District should have plenty to keep you entertained on a country cottage holiday.

Facts about Gosforth for Cottage Holidays


The village of Gosforth is a historic place, with its oldest building going back to 1628.  The village church of St. Mary’s has a famous Viking, red sandstone cross located in its churchyard, known as the Gosforth Cross. Measuring 14 feet in height, with both Christian and pagan carvings, it is said to be the oldest and the tallest cross from ancient times found in England. It is also significant because of its mixture of symbols, indicating a shift from pagan beliefs to an acceptance of Christianity. This church is also celebrated for two ‘Hogback’ tombstones dating from the 19th century.

If your family members like to take a lungful of fresh air and go walking on a cottage holiday, nearby Blengdale Forest offers lovely walks on the riverbank of the River Bleng. Some keen walkers like to continue on to Monks Bridge, an ancient packhorse bridge on Cold Fell. Cyclists enjoy travelling on the roads going through the forest. Parts of the forest offer wonderful views, some all the way to the coast.
Depending on the dates of your holiday, you may be able to catch the annual Gosforth Agricultural Show which takes place in August.  Traditional country pursuits provide the family with a fun day out. There are animals galore, with ponies, horses, sheep, poultry and cattle vying for the judges’ honours. Other attractions include vintage farm machinery, terrier racing, show jumping, traditional crafts, food, a beer tent and trade stands. Children can participate in their own sports and the grand tradition of Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling is on display.

One of the most photographed lakes in the locality and somewhere not to miss on a self-catering break is Wastwater in the Wasdale Valley. It’s the deepest lake in England (260 feet) and the surrounding mountains, which include Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, frame it perfectly. Broken pieces of rock at the southeast side of the lake make up the ‘Screes’, giving this lake a distinctive feature. Artists and writers from the past have been inspired by it and today’s climbers and divers are still drawn to it. Nearby, St. Olaf’s Church at Wasdale Head is one of the smallest churches in England. Its roof beams are thought to have once been part of Viking ships.

Other places of interest for those taking a cottage holiday in Gosforth include Whitehaven and Ravenglass. Travellers have fallen in love with this area for many years and it continues to offer amazing scenery along with modern hospitality.  Whether you choose to stay in a rustic cottage near to Gosforth or a country cottage in the heart of the village we trust that you’ll have a great time discovering some of the best of the Lake District.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Gosforth, Cumbria, England:

Woodend Bothy, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Situated in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria on a large farm estate, this unique stone-built cottage for two is comfortably furnished with a traditional and cosy feel and has a wood burning stove and lovely enclosed garden with the use of a neighbouring field.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £400


Late availability: from 10 April to 26 April 20

Woodbine Family Cottage, Cumbria and the Lake District , Ambleside, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Charming Ambleside family friendly holiday cottage with original features, sporting an open plan living space and benefiting from a fantastic location within the Lake District National Park.

Weekly Price from: £335
Next availability:
from 24 April to 25 April 20 from 29 April to 01 May 20

Wellgarth Family Cottage, Newby, Penrith, Cumbria, England

4 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Four bedroom Cumbrian cottage, located in the scenic Eden Valley, close to Appleby, Penrith and Ullswater.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £331
Next availability:
from 11 April to 23 May 20 from 30 May to 03 June 20

The Granary Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Farmstay, The Lake District and Cumbria.

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Close to picturesque hills and valleys, this 2 bedroom holiday cottage is well located for visiting both the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales.

Weekly Price from: £299
Next availability:
from 11 April to 16 May 20 from 19 May to 28 May 20

Pheasant Lodge Scottish Borders, Longtown, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Log Cabin, Cumbria/Scottish Borders.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Whether for a mini-moon, a honeymoon or a break with friends, this superb adults-only log cabin with its private hot tub with mood lighting is something special; add to this a location just 3 miles from Gretna Green, a 5 star rating, a setting close to unspoilt countryside and a Green at Heart Gold Award and it's clear to see this solid Norwegian Timber Lodge has plenty to offer (plus fishing for salmon and trout is possible on the Border River Esk, along 3 mile river beat and rod hire is available).

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £685
Next availability:
from 11 April to 17 April 20 from 24 April to 08 June 20

We have no cottages within Gosforth itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Gosforth. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England