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Bleng Barn Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Gosforth, Cumbria

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sleeps 7
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Bleng Barn Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Bleng Barn Cottage is a welcoming wing of an 18th Century farmhouse on a working farm is situated in on the outskirts of the village of Gosforth, close to Esdale in the Lake District. This cottage sleeps upto seven people and has three bedrooms consisting of three super king-size double bedrooms as well as two family bathrooms. This cottage also has an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, dining area and a sitting area with a sofa bed. To the outside of this cottage there is a patio area and a paddock. Bleng Barn Cottage is a lovely cottage, which is ideal for families and friends at any time of year.

The small village of Gosforth offers a scattering of traditional cottages, farm dwellings, a post office, pubs serving good food, a church and the oldest Viking cross in England. Close by are the towering peaks of Scafell - England's highest peak, as well as Great Gable, Hard Knott, Harter Fell and Muncaster Fell, whilst the nearby valleys of Eskdale, Wasdale and Dunnerdale provide breathtaking scenery and there are many local attractions in the area including Muncaster Castle, the World Owl Centre and the Ravenglass to Eskdale miniature railway.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Gas central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with FreeSat, DVD, video, radio/CD, WiFi, library of books, videos, CDs and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 4 cars. Large patio area. Use of paddock by prior arrangement with the owner. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pubs 10 mins walk.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm

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Mr Worthington
April 2016
A very comfortable and spacious cottage, in an excellent location for the Western Lakes and in close proximity to the village with good pubs, food and shops. All in all a great base for a Lake District walking holiday.
Mr Waghorn
July 2015
Really friendly owners and ideal for a family holiday.
Mr Fawcett
March 2016
Bleng Barn Cottage was warm and comfortable with real character. We particularly liked the location. Very relaxing.
Mrs Hall
July 2016
The position of this cottage was perfect for our needs and introduced us to an area of the Lakes we did not know well. We had excellent proximity to both towering mountains and wonderful beaches. The owners were extremely helpful and courteous.
Mr Reed
June 2015
The owners were lovely and the property is off the beaten track. Very comfortable and relaxing. Our party was five adults and one dog and there was still lots of room! The local pub does wonderful take away food and are very friendly as were the the locals. We will definitely be returning.
Mrs Blackbourn
June 2014
It was a quiet relaxing holiday, only went for a week, would have preferred longer.
Mrs Egan
March 2015
Great location for walking to the western fells.
Mr Suszczewski
February 2013
Nice, warm, old stylish cottage. There is a farm next to the cottage so you can show your kids a little bit of farm life and the animals. Beautiful views around and close to the sea (Seascale), mountains, lakes (Wes Water is just 5 miles), castle (Muncaster) and other attractions.
Prof Swain
January 2015
A good comfortable cottage. Enjoyed the location and that it was on a working farm. Had good owners who were friendly and relaxed and it was very convenient for the Western Lakes, especially Wasdale.
Mr Walker
September 2013
Beautiful countryside, the cottage was lovely.
Mrs Foulsham
June 2014
Liked the situation of the property and the friendliness of the owner. Also that it was within walking distance of eating places and good walks.
Mr Moore
July 2014
The secluded location was excellent, much better than the crowded town locations. The people we met were pleasant and friendly, closeness to the hills around wast water.
Eve W
November 2014
Firstly, I would say that the main purpose of our trip to The Lake District was to climb Scafell Pike and the cottage is in the ideal location for this. There is a national trust car park about 15 minutes drive from the cottage. The surrounding scenery is very beautiful and when you are advised that the property is set on a working farm, this is absolutely right. The cottage was very homely with adequate room and facilities for 4 adults and 2 young children. It boasts the original beamed ceilings (beware tall people) and was warm and cosy. I would have liked a small tray with a pint of milk etc to welcome us after our long journey but maybe I have just been spoiled in previous farm properties I've stayed at. The property could have been restored a little more sympathetically I thought and the decor more tailored to the farm house style, all a bit tired looking. I felt it could have been cleaned a little more thoroughly (especially the microwave and fridge/ freezer). However, most importantly the bed and bath linen was fresh and the beds extremely comfortable. Unfortunately, we didn't get any lie -ins as the farm dogs were very noisy and the cows, who were in sheds in the yard for the winter were very vocal at all times of the day and night. As we had two children who never stay in bed later than 6.30am we were up anyway. I could see this could be a problem for light sleepers or those who enjoy staying in bed. We also had a bit of a problem with flies in the cottage during our stay, but the owners were quick to provide us with extra fly spray and the sticky fly ribbons that you hang up. This seemed to do the trick. There are some lovely eateries in Gosforth which is about a 15 minute walk away. I would especially recommend The Globe and The Wild Olive.
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