The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Escape the hordes of walkers which tend to congregate in the central fells and book one of our Braithwaite cottages, located in a small village at the base of the Whinlatter Pass just two miles from Keswick.
Step out from your Braithwaite cottage and discover some of the finest walking routes in the region. Barrow Fell, Causey Pike and the Coledale Horseshoe, just a few possibilities and all favourite haunts of Wainwright, legendary writer who spent his life walking the Lakeland fells. Expect deep valleys framed by majestic peaks, offering splendid views in every direction. A spectacular viewpoint not-to-miss is Noble Knott, with panoramic vistas over Bassenthwaite Lake and the market town of Keswick.
Kick off those boots and enjoy refreshments in a welcoming pub - you'll find a couple of good eating and drinking establishments in the village. Other amenities include a well-stocked general store selling all kinds of ingredients, whether you fancy a tasty sausage supper in your Braithwaite cottage or a gourmet packed lunch by a lake.
Nearby attractions include the Whinlatter Visitor Centre, featuring a mountain forest crisscrossed with walking and mountain biking trails, plus other activities like Go Ape. Learn about the region's industrial past at Force Crag Mine, restored by the National Trust. Or enjoy a little culture at Keswick's lovely Theatre by the Lake, its breathtaking setting fit to rival any top entertainment venue in the country!
If this sounds like your kind of holiday, now is the time to take a look at our Braithwaite cottages.
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Rose Patch Cottage | Keswick | Cumbria & The Lake District
Spacious, semi-detached Keswick cottage located in the centre of this popular town. Five bedrooms, ideal base for family or group of friends. Superb amenities on doorstep. National Park close by.
Wren's Nest | Thornthwaite near Keswick | Cumbria & The Lake District
Welcoming Lake District cottage on outskirts of Thornthwaite village. Romantic retreat. Superb views. Keswick 4 miles.
Ptarmigan House | Keswick | Cumbria & The Lake District
Welcoming Keswick cottage in a popular town. Ideal accommodation for families and friends. Close to many interesting places. Braithwaite 3 miles.
The Byre | Newlands near Braithwaite | Cumbria & The Lake District
One of our luxury, romantic, Lake District cottages, this cosy detached cottage is in the Newlands Valley. Well-presented accommodation with woodburner. Keswick 3 miles.
Stoney Gill A | Newlands near Braithwaite | Cumbria & The Lake District
First floor apartment in wing of former Stoneycroft Hotel 1 mile from Braithwaite. Well equipped and comfortable. Balcony. Excellent walking from doorstep. Keswick 3 miles.
Stoney Gill B | Newlands near Braithwaite | Cumbria & The Lake District
First floor apartment in wing of property in Newlands Valley 1 mile from Braithwaite. Breathtaking views, easy access to fells and lakes. Keswick 3 miles.
Stoneyacre | Newlands near Braithwaite | Cumbria & The Lake District
Fabulous ground floor wing of property in Newlands Valley 1 mile from Braithwaite. Balcony and stunning scenery. Variety of walks from doorstep. Keswick 3 miles.
The Hayloft | Newlands near Braithwaite | Cumbria & The Lake District
In the magnificent Newlands Valley with breathtaking scenery, this well-renovated cottage is a first class holiday home, ideal for walkers and couples. Keswick 5 miles.