Self catering holiday cottages 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.

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.

Book a Gosforth cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Cumbria on holiday.

8 rental properties

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Muncaster View, Ravenglass, Cumbria, Lake District, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Gosforth 3 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
1 bedrooms
1
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Romantic rural retreat set by beautiful shared gardens within the Lake District National Park, close to Ravenglass.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £332
Next available: from 21 January to 10 March 22

Sorry, this owner/agency has not provided pricing or availability information
Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, Lake District, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, Gosforth 6 miles away

sleeps 2 - 21 guests
2 - 21
9 bedrooms
9
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

A beautiful country holiday home, set within 7 acres of gardens close to Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1500


Late availability: from 25 February to 27 February 22

Sorry, this owner/agency has not provided pricing or availability information
Woodend Schoolhouse, Ulpha, Cumbria, Lake District, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Gosforth 8 miles away

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

Glorious stone-built cottage standing on its own in the Lake District National Park with spectacular views across the surrounding countryside, recently refurbished and offering comfortable character accommodation with special touches such as a wrought iron style four poster bed, this is a great place to stay for two people on a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £500


Late availability: from 19 January to 04 March 22

Sorry, this owner/agency has not provided pricing or availability information
Woodend Cottage, Ulpha, Cumbria, Lake District, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Gosforth 8 miles away

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

Nestled high up on Birker Fell, this traditional character cottage enjoys a tranquil setting in the Lake District National Park offering comfortable accommodation for up to six guests with a cosy wood burner, beautiful exposed beams throughout and panoramic views across Birker Fell towards Scafell Pike.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £500
Next available: from 25 January to 29 January 22

Sorry, this owner/agency has not provided pricing or availability information
Woodend Bothy, Ulpha, Cumbria, Lake District, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Gosforth 8 miles away

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: £500


Late availability: from 19 January to 12 March 22

Hillside Pet-Friendly Cottage for 7, Broughton in Furness, Cumbria, Lake District, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Gosforth 14 miles away

sleeps 2 - 7 guests
2 - 7
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

A fabulous self-catering cottage situated in the town of Broughton-in-Furness in Cumbria; accommodating up to 7 guests this property has 3 bedrooms which consist of an en-suite double, a twin room and a family room.

Special features: games room.

Weekly Price from: £447
Next available: from 23 January to 18 February 22

Raceside Farmhouse, Lake District National Park, , Kirksanton, Cumbria, Lake District, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Gosforth 14 miles away

sleeps 4 - 10 guests
4 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Lovely rural retreat close to Lake District National Park.

Weekly Price from: £674
Next available: from 20 January to 18 February 22

Woodside Barn Family Cottage, Near the Lake District National Park, Pennington near Ulverston, Cumbria, Lake District, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Gosforth 19 miles away

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

Good value pretty 2 bedroom stone-built holiday cottage boasting a modern, light and airy interior, just 3 miles from Ulverston and close to the Cumbrian Way and the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Weekly Price from: £332
Next available: from 30 January to 04 February 22