Welcome to Woodhow Farm Holiday Cottages

Nestling in a superb position at the foot of England's highest mountain (Scafell) and 200 yards from England's deepest lake, Wastwater with the Screes giving the dramatic mountain backdrop Woodhow farm is in the heart of the Wasdale Valley, one of the most picturesque areas of the Lake District National Park.


The nearest village, Nether Wasdale is 1 mile away and has 2 pubs.  The views are splendid with Scafell, Great Gable, Kirk Fell and many other fell visible from the farm.  


Woodhow Farm has existed since 1757 and has retained many original features.  Still a traditional working farm with flocks of Herdwick and and Texel sheep and a small herd of Pedigree Shorthorn cattle.  There are 2 self-catering holiday cottages, Stable End Cottage with 3 bedrooms sleeping 6 guests and The Old Barn with 2 bedrooms sleeping 4.  Parties of 10 may book both. 



With rocky outcrops and ancient broadleaved woodlands surrounding you and footpaths criss-crossing the land leading to countless walks right outside your door, Woodhow Farm offers you everything a self-catering holiday in the Lake District is all about.


Location photos taken by guests in 2018


Nether Wasdale is a small village situated to the west of Wastwater, the deepest lake in Great Britain. The village is well-served with two pubs, one with its own brewery, a farm shop and café selling local produce and ice cream. This area is the birthplace of climbing and is a superb base for climbing, hiking and all outdoor pursuits. Unlike many lakes, motorised boats are forbidden on Wastwater though canoeing and kayaking are perfect for these unspoilt and tranquil waters which add to the peace and serenity of this stunning part of the Lake District National Park. Wastwater is sided by The Screes and at the head of the lake the fells of Great Gable and Scafell Pike can be reached, popular with hikers and climbers alike. The view from the summit of Great Gable is said to be the finest view in Britain. At Wasdale Head is the church of St. Olaf, one of the smallest churches in England, dating back to 1550 and its beams are said to have come from Viking long boats. Close by is the villages of Santon Bridge, 2.3 miles.


Stable End Holiday Cottage, Wasdale
The Old Barn Holiday Cottage, Wasdale

Telephone Sykes Holiday Cottages: 01244 356695

STABLE END COTTAGE  (Ref - 931410)

THE OLD BARN  (Ref - 973071)





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