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Bassenthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 17845)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Mrs Hill

    “Beautiful cottage and amazing views of skiddaw.”

    The welcome pack was lovely, with cake, biscuits, milk and even biscuits and towel for the dog. It was the small details that made it homely, the cottage was decorated for Halloween inside and outside. There was peanuts to put on the windowsill so we could see the red squirrel that visited every morning, my granddaughter was so excited when it arrived every day. Wild bird feeders were outside windows so we could see the different birds feeding every day. The playground and games room was great ...

    The welcome pack was lovely, with cake, biscuits, milk and even biscuits and towel for the dog. It was the small details that made it homely, the cottage was decorated for Halloween inside and outside. There was peanuts to put on the windowsill so we could see the red squirrel that visited every morning, my granddaughter was so excited when it arrived every day. Wild bird feeders were outside windows so we could see the different birds feeding every day. The playground and games room was great for my granddaughter. This is our second visit and I’ve already booked for October 2020. If there is a negative, the only one was sometimes the hot water for the bath not being plentiful on a night, but there was a shower alternative.

Melbecks

Bassenthwaite 1 mile. A mile out of Bassenthwaite village and around 2 miles from the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, these five 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 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 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 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 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 cottages.

The property

This semi-detached cottage has stunning views across to Skiddaw.

It has two bedrooms, and a spacious living area with a kitchen and dining area and archway leading to a cosy sitting room.

A wonderful family cottage.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 17443, 17846, 17847 and 17848, together they sleep 21.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area leading to sitting room
  • Shared games room with pool table, table tennis and table football.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • 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.

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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), LAke District Wildlife Park, 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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