A delightful two bedroomed detached bungalow which is located in the heart of the popular village of Gosforth. A village which appeals to many including investors, retirees, young families and those looking for a holiday home. Consistently voted one of the most popular places to live in the UK, Gosforth has a wealth of amenities. A short drive will take you to the Wasdale Valley and the beautiful Wastwater and Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain. With accommodation consisting of a lounge, kitchen, two good sized bedrooms and family bathroom. Externally there are beautiful gardens which back on to open countryside and fields and the added bonus of a single garage. This one is going to be snapped up at this price, reflecting that some updating is required; call us today to arrange your viewing.
Gosforth village is the closest large village to the Eskdale and Wasdale valleys, and as such is the main area where provisions and services can be found. Gosforth is situated between the sea st Seascale and the valleys, with easy access from the main A595 coastal road which runs from Workington to Barrow.
While you are in the village you should look at the famous stone cross in St Mary’s Church yard. The cross which is thought to date back to Viking times is still in good condition occupying pride of place in the churchyard. it is a slender red sandstone, 14 ft high cross, set in a stepped stone base, with carvings representing a mix of Viking and Christian symbols. Among the symbols are the crucifixion and a pagan god, Loki. It is the tallest ancient cross in England and is considered of great importance in that it shows the transition from pagan to Christian beliefs.
Two 10th century ‘Hogback’ tombstones can also be found within the church. The graveyard contains a cork tree, planted in 1833, the most northerly in Europe. The tool-shed built of stones from the original church, is now a listed building.
Close to the village is Blengdale Forest, which offers superb walking along the River Bleng under the cover of the trees. From here is a good walk to the ancient packhorse bridge known as ‘Monks Bridge’, on Cold Fell. The Bleng valley is situated on the north side of the village as you head
29 Meadowfield Gosforth