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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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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 white water rafting all available locally, there is something for everyone at these idyllic Bassenthwaite cottages.
A quaint detached Bassenthwaite cottage, originally the farm byre, with pretty views across the grounds to the woods beyond. This light and airy studio has exposed beams, and offers an open plan living area with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area, with a separate shower room. A romantic retreat, any time of the year. Note: This property is next to Refs 17845, 17847, 17846, & 17443, together they sleep 21.
All ground floor. Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Shared games room with pool table, table tennis and table football.
Electric central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and DVDs. 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. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles. Pub 1 mile. Note: Private water and drainage supply. Note: No infants or children
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Randel:
The property was in a beautiful location and we could do so much without having to drive either at all or very far. Perfect to take our dog.
Mrs Armstrong, Beaworthy, October 2012
Very scenic and peaceful. Felt safe. Gorgeous welcome starter pack as we arrived which included, fresh eggs, milk, tea coffee sugar, a tea loaf, very kind and homely touches!
Miss Pacey, Leicester, August 2012
Lovely little place, very well fitted out, small but cosy. Really liked the well-cared for, village-like, friendly atmosphere of the farm, situated in such a beautiful area. Generous welcome pack of eggs, cake and milk much appreciated.
Mrs Philpott, Crowborough, August 2012