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Bassenthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District

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Melbecks

Bassenthwaite 1 mile. A mile out of Bassenthwaite village and around 2 miles from the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, these five Bassenthwaite holiday cottages nestle under the Skiddaw mountain range, in peaceful surroundings where you can sit and admire the breathtaking views or stroll through glorious countryside. These delightful Bassenthwaite cottages have been carefully created from old farm buildings and each is uniquely furnished and decorated, retaining character and charm. Scattered around the courtyard, each of these Bassenthwaite cottages has shared use of the extensive grounds and also a well-equipped games room and a children's play area. With a variety of accommodation across these five Bassenthwaite cottages, there is plenty of flexibility for all party sizes, and together they can accommodate 21 people, perfect for that special family get-together. There is plenty to do in the local area. These Bassenthwaite cottages are near the Osprey Project, where visitors can observe wild ospreys in their nests. There are numerous walks from the doorstep, in Whinlatter forest there is the Go Ape tree-top adventure course, plus walks and mountain bike trails, while the Honister Slate Mine is a fascinating destination at any time of year. Keswick, sitting on the shores of Derwentwater, is 7 miles away, with many interesting shops and cafes. With ghyll scrambling, canoeing and whitewater rafting all available locally, there is something for everyone at these idyllic Bassenthwaite cottages.

The Property

This semi-detached Bassenthwaite cottage has fantastic views down towards Bassenthwaite lake, with stunning sunrises and sunsets. At this Bassenthwaite cottage, the spacious open plan living area has a large window with pretty views across the meadow. The double bedroom is tucked away in the galleried loft with exposed beams and there is a ground floor twin. A perfect family base in the stunning Lake District National Park. Note: This property is next to Refs 17845, 17848, 17846, & 17443, together they sleep 21.

Accommodation

Two bedrooms: 1 x galleried double, 1 x ground floor twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Shared games room with pool table, table tennis and table football.

Amenities

Electric central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of DVDs and books. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Lockable bike storage. Shared lawns and gardens including furniture, BBQ and children's play area. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Private water and drainage supply. Note: Not suitable for infants or children under 2. Note: Restricted headroom in double bedroom.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

  • Winter
  • Off Season
  • Last Minute
  • Christmas

At a glance

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Sleeps:4
Bedrooms:2
Bathrooms:1
Pets:Yes

Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room

About the location

Bassenthwaite

Keswick 8 miles; Cockermouth 9 miles.

An attractive village in the Northern Lakes, Bassenthwaite lies just a short distance to the north east of Bassenthwaite Lake, and retains its traditional rural feel, with a stream flowing gently on the outskirts, whitewashed Lakeland cottages, a pleasant vllage green and a real ale inn full of character! Bassenthwaite Lake itself, while boasting gentler scenery than others in the region, is still one of the most picturesque places in England. Places of interest nearby include Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Lake with small open-air theatre (reputedly frequented by poets such as Tennyson and Wordsworth), Trotters Farm, and Dodd Wood. Most of the attractions of the Lake District are within easy reach and the quieter Northern Fells are almost on the doorstep. The nearby towns of Cockermouth and Keswick, both have weekly markets and offer a good range of amenities. The scenery of the Yorkshire Dales is within touring distance, as is the city of Carlisle and Hadrians Wall country.

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We wanted for nothing; every little thing you could need was there. We had a lovely break.

Mrs Renwick, Stanley, February 2014

It's a lovely cottage and I really appreciated the location away from the main tourist hot spots of the lakes - it made it restful to come home to. There are The cottage is very well equipped and there were clear instructions for everything.

Dr Nicolle, Newcastle upon Tyne, July 2013

The cottage was very well equipped in both the kitchen, and living areas. It is well located for visiting the Northern Lakes.

Mr Lodge, Downham Market, June 2013

The cottage was delightful with an added bonus of having its own garden so we could have meals outside - ideal for my dog !! Very handy not being very far from Keswick - ideally situated in stunning countryside !!

Mrs Garbutt, Middlesbrough, May 2013

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