From the North exit the M6 at Carlisle, take the A5959 to Cockermouth, Egremont and then Gosforth. From the South, Depart the M6 at Junction 36 along the A590/A595 South Cumbria to Broughton in Furness then through Ulpha and over Birker Moor.
The nearest large station is Oxenholme, from which you can also arrange car hire. If you would like to leave your car at home altogether, you can even come by train from Ravenglass to Boot on the 'Ratty', which is only 400m from the cottages - and the hosts will help you with your luggage!
The nearest large airport is Manchester Airport, which is approximately two hours away by car. Carlisle Airport is closer and offers international as well as domestic flights.