The Cottage

Welcome to Fern Bank

Fern Bank is situated in an elevated position in the hamlet of Netherwasdale formerly known as Strands some 50 yards uphill from the Strands Inn. The house is detached and has a garden front and rear and ample parking for several vehicles. Sleeps up to 8 persons.

The accommodation comprises…

Ground Floor :

Two lounges, superb kitchen with fridge, electric cooker, a separate dining room, a rear (laundry) room with its own exit (for preparation for hiking, storing boots, anoraks etc.). There is a small TV set.

First Floor :

Large bathroom (shower over bath), three double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. The accommodation can sleep up to eight people. There is a shower/ wc in the attic.

The accommodation has oil central heating and fuel is provided for the fires at no extra charge, when available. The property is fully furnished and all cutlery and kitchen utensils are provided. Duvets, sheets pillows and pillows cases are provided; it is only necessary to bring your own beach towels.

For children

Children are always welcome. There are twin beds, a toddler cot (i.e. a normal cot with wooden bar sides) a travel cot, and stairgate available. (Cot bedding provided.)


Pets are welcome by prior arrangement. Please email us or call 07774 450678 for our conditions.


Fire Extinguisher is in the Hallway. Hirers please also note Fire Plans on door inside each room at Fern Bank.


Wasdale is in the National Park in the North West corner of the Lake District. The Valley is of outstanding natural beauty and the scenery is dramatic.

The views from Fern Bank are amongst the best in the Lake District. Whether fell walking, rambling by the River Irt or Wastwater Lake, or simply touring the area, the visitor will be impressed by the incredible beauty of the surroundings. Accommodation in Wasdale is strictly limited and the Valley is completely unspoilt.

There is one Inn in the village which serves excellent meals and bar snacks at reasonable prices. ​Please telephone ahead of your visit to any of the local cafés, bars and restaurants, especially if you wish to book in for meals, to find out about their opening times and any changes to Covid Protocols and services, as we are not able to provide this information.

The village of Gosforth will cater for all your requirements and is only four miles away. There is approximately one and a half miles to walk from the house to the lakeside.

For more information regarding availability, or to book please CLICK HERE or…

Tel: 01772 684780