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Cygnet Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "A great base from which to explore nature."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kristine5.0Jun 2024

  • "Great holiday cottage."

    The house is warm and cosy with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The location of the property is excellent with views of Barf, Dodd and the Skiddaw range. A very short walk takes you to Bassenthwaite Lake. The proximity to Keswick is convenient. I would highly recommend Cygnet Cottage and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0May 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Cygnet cottage."

    Very comfortable and prefect views, peaceful and quiet. We had one issue with the toilet flush but it was fixed straight away by a very helpful handy. We had the best time and hope to come back soon

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2024

  • "Thought the place was fantastic!"

    Minor criticism - very small shower made more difficult to use as there was no shelf for toiletries. Other than that, what an amazing place and fabulous location!

    Reviewed by Chris4.7May 2024

  • "Love staying at sygnet cottage its in a lovely position looking out to beautiful views , we struggled with the lock on the front door it doesn't turn very well it took a while to get in most of the time so started to use the back door instead ."

    The only gripe inside is that there was only 1 bin liner , and 1 cloth to clean all the surfaces in kitchen & bathrooms so we had to go out and purchase some along with antibacterial bacterial spray & toilet cleaner could also do with a light bulb outside we would have replaced it ourselves but there wasn't one . Saying all this we would still go back and stay in sygnet it's so peaceful and we love the area .

    Reviewed by Val4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The outside light at the front door was not working and there was no replacement bulb. As it was winter and dark and the cottage is in a fairly unlit area I emailed the point of contact in the information book, when the person got back to us we were advised she was out of the country on holiday, not ideal if you needed something. Bins - the information sheets etc refer to the bin being next to the cottage, it is not , you have to walk beyond Swan House, not ideal with a large bag of rubbish and bottles/cans for recycling. The information in the cottage needs updating to reflect this.

    Reviewed by Sue3.4Feb 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at the cottage."

    Although, in other Sykes properties we have stayed, should it be the case that we'd forgotten to pack salt, pepper etc, there would be a supply of the basics at least. Alas, at Cygnet cottage there was absolutely nothing like that.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Oct 2023

  • "Very good location for walks, easily accessible."

    The cottage was extremely well equipped and even included residential spiders

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2023

  • "Well equipped and very clean We were glad of the blankets overnight as this ..."

    Well equipped and very clean We were glad of the blankets overnight as this July had been on the cold side Very convenient for the Lakes and Keswick and of course good parking

    Reviewed by Cathleen4.7Jul 2023

  • "The balcony a bit disappointing bit scruffy and very limited view."

    We were looking forward to sitting out the four of us enjoying a meal looking at some scenery balcony too narrow table too small .

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1Jun 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely and so well situated with walks right outside the front door."

    Loved everything about it, just one piece of feedback, the field at the back whilst it has the public footpath is not open to use by the cottage. Which we did not realise as there is no sign. There was no general waste bin and after enquiring, we were told it had gone walkabout. Whilst there is the use of the bins at the Swan Hotel, it would have been nice to have one at the cottage. Beds were very comfortable as well as the sofas. Home from home and would recommend this cottage unreservedly!

    Reviewed by lisa5.0May 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage situated in a quiet spot outside of Keswick."

    A lovely half mile stroll through the woods to Bassenthwaite lake which is gorgeous. One of the best equipped kitchens ever, plenty of crockery etc and most certainly the most comfortable beds ever. Only criticisms are a few minor maintenance issues and a bench or chairs out front to enjoy the afternoon sun would be really nice. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Ken4.7May 2023

  • "We love Cygnet Cottage."

    It's our 10th or 11th time there, going back to 2007. I think this says it all! I'd suggest only a couple of things. The frig is on the small side for three-four people. Too much freezer space means not enough space in the cold part. However, we managed. But do please replace the bench at the front when you can. The front of the cottage gets the afternoon sun when the balcony is in shadow, and it's a lovely place to sit.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful and peaceful."

    View off the balcony was looking over to skidaw

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Apr 2023

  • "Clean, quiet and comfortable, great views from the rear windows and balcony."

    Would definitely return. Had everything we required.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a very quiet peaceful location."

    It had everything we needed very cosy and warm felt like home. Great walks from the doorstep. Would definitely stay again. Nothing negative to say about the place.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time at sygnet cottage weather was perfect lovely sunshine & very frosty mornings, didn't stop us going up the fells ."

    After a day out it was nice to come back to a lovely warm cottage thats got everything you need & with fabulous views of Skidaw & Barf , we went a walk into Whinlatter to the trail centre where there was Christmas music being played & families were picking their trees , lovely atmosphere ! We will definitely be coming back, thank you.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Cygnet Cottage and hope to return soon."

    The cottage is warm, comfortable and very peaceful. We found the cottage to be clean and we all slept well on comfy beds, with plenty of bedding supplied. Only a short drive to the A66, convenient for Keswick or Cockermouth. The views are beautiful with short walks to waterfalls, the fells or Bassenthwaite Lake. Amazing stars as little light pollution. Just a few niggles that stopped us giving five stars. One of the toilets was difficult to flush, the plug mechanism in the jacuzzi bath was faulty, and several light bulbs need replacing. We left a short list for the cleaner to relay to the owner. We hope to return in warmer weather to take full advantage of the balcony. We highly recommend Cygnet Cottage, it really is a gem.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Well furnished and equipped. Good location for northern lakes.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a lovely property."

    It had everything we needed, and more. It was nicely decorated and the location is great being only a short walk from the lake and conveniently situated for many local walks and attractions. Would love to stay here again on our next visit.

    4.7Aug 2022

  • "Cygnet Cottage was a really special place to stay."

    The cottage was set in a very quiet and tranquil part of Thornthwaite, and only a short walk to the lake. Everything was spotlessly clean and tidy on arrival, a proper home from home. Very comfy beds and a super spa bath in the en suite. We highly recommend this cottage to anyone wishing to get a bit of the quiet life, except for the floorboards talking to us every morning. This is all part of the charm of the cottage so please keep it just the way it is. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Everything was spotless and very comfortable. Will definitely return on our next visit to Keswick. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Crawford5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage this is."

    Felt totally at home. Great place to stay and explore the Lake District. We will definitely be returning. Only thing would say is the hedges behind the veranda could do with a little trim. Just to give a bigger view of the amazing mountains in the distance.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    Shower extremely small and the only downside to our visit. View from the balcony could be improved by removing the shrubbery, it’s too beautiful a view to block it out with ferns and a bush !!

    Reviewed by Jon4.7Jun 2022

  • "This was a wonderful property in a beautifully quiet position."

    It is very well equipped with all the things we needed, we especially liked the fact that there was enough crockery to enable us to use the dishwasher. It is easy to find, parking a doddle and close to Keswick for all needs.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have stayed at Cygnet Cottage a number of times."

    The cottage was as good as always in every respect. Just one minor thing. You need to do something about the plug for the bath in the larger bathroom. It has obviously come adrift from the mechanism that allows you to empty the bath. With no other way of doing it, you have to prise the plug out with a knife.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage in an ideal Position for exploring the Lakes ."

    The property was excellent and had all we needed . Being 6’ 7” I did find the bathroom a little cramped but that is a minor problem as overall it was a comfortable place to return to each day . Thank you. I will come again

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Dec 2021

  • "Loved it at cygnet cottage , it was cosy, very clean had everything in the cottage you would need , loved the very quiet location & we will definitely be back ."

    Reviewed by Val5.0Dec 2021

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay, we particularly liked the wonderful views and the hot power shower!"

    The house is very warm so great for a winter stay and there are good walks straight from the door which we appreciated.

    Reviewed by Niel3.8Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage and location."

    Attention to detail is exceptional. The little things like sky tv, sauna bath, large towels and king size bed. I would highly recommend Cygnet Cottage and will be looking too stay again in the future. Gary

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Nov 2021

  • "The accommodation was very good and we enjoyed our stay."

    Thank you. We really liked the fun "Massive Adventure Map" provided showing the quiet and interesting route to Bassenthwaite Lake shore for children and the young at heart. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A few feedback points for information to make the cottage even better: - as reported in another review about Cygnet Cottage there are still downlighter lightbulbs not working i.e. in the lounge area and the shower room. - the shower room shaver light and socket also did not work and the other shaver socket in the en-suite bathroom only worked (for rechargeable shavers and rechargeable electric toothbrushes) if the shaver light was switched on all the time. - the information provided on the kitchen notice board and in the information pack about refuse and recycling appears to be out of date. There is a prominent permanent sign by the fence immediately next door at Swan House asking people not to leave their rubbish there (where the information in the cottage suggests). The correct place for refuse and recycling appears to be in the communal bins at the far end of Swan House. - the heating was difficult for us to control as we prefer an unheated bedroom and the wireless thermostatic control was in the double bedroom. With the radiator in the double bedroom turned off the heating was attempting to raise the general temperature which resulted in other rooms of the cottage becoming very hot. As the control is battery powered and wireless it would be relatively easy to relocate this control panel to the more usual location of a living area or the hallway. I'm happy for you to publish the first paragraph of this note but the second more detailed paragraph immediately above is intended as feedback for the owners which I hope may be helpful to them.

    Reviewed by David4.1Oct 2021

  • "We loved our stay in Cygnet Cottage."

    The only thing which was missing was local information. We discovered we could walk straight from the cottage into the woods, under an underpass and straight to Bassenthwaite lake with our dog. But we discovered this by exploring. It would useful to have local information. One other point is there is a sign in the kitchen which says guests can use Keswick Leisure Centre for swimming and can collect a pass from the main Lakes Holiday office in town. When my husband went to get the pass, he was told the leisure centre had shut down. So this was a bit of a wasted trip! Otherwise, we loved our time at Cygnet cottage. So well located and a brilliant cosy base.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "A number of the lightbulbs were blown and the double bed was rather firm and could be uncomfortable."

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Some improvements since the last time we visited which is good

    Reviewed by Christine4.7May 2021

  • "Excellent property, thank you"

    RallasonDec 2019

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite spa bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with electric woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, Nespresso machine, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky and DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Shared landscaped gardens
  • Two well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking.

The property

This is a beautiful, recently renovated two-bedroom holiday home in a most attractive rural setting on the edge of Thornthwaite village, which is three miles from the bustling, market town of Keswick.

It lies in a peaceful location next to the former Swan Hotel, which has been converted to exclusive properties.

The cottage benefits from extensive shared landscape gardens to the rear of the Swan.

It's a great base for walkers and cyclists with good forest tracks from the doorstep, to Whinlatter Forest Park and the fells beyond.

It is ideal for a family or two couples. Walk through the hallway to find your two delightful and spacious bedrooms on the ground floor: a double bedroom with king size bed and lovely, en-suite spa bathroom and twin bedroom, which is served by a separate shower room.

Walk upstairs to discover a bright and stylish open plan space full of natural light and tasteful décor.

Your sitting room area is cosy and comfortable with appealing roof lines, stylish furnishings and a warming electric log stove.

Take a few steps up to admire your fully fitted, modern kitchen and dining area.

Walk out on to the balcony, sit for a while and start to anticipate alfresco breakfasts and memorable family evenings in this lovely space.

Drive to Keswick to browse its specialist shops and to have a bite to eat at one of its excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs, then walk through the town to beautiful Derwentwater and unwind as you look out to the shimmering lake.

Enjoy a lake cruise to and experience breath-taking views of the surrounding fells.

Keswick offers, specialist shops, excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs, market days twice a week, a renowned theatre, well-loved cinema and much more.

Walk from the centre of Keswick, through Hope Park to the shore of beautiful Derwentwater, have a bite to eat at the Theatre by the Lake’s café, then enjoy a scenic cruise.

Please note: Due to safety reasons, no electric cars are to be charged at the property.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

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Please note: Due to safety reasons, no electric cars are to be charged at the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter