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Low Melbecks Cottage

Bassenthwaite near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1024591)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Fuhrmann

    “Booking via telephone was great, very helpful young man.”


    Cottage was lovely and very well equipped. Great kitchen. The beds were fine, if a little hard and uncomfortable. Receiving an email the week before to say wifi had just become unavailable, seems a bit cynical as pretty much every guest book entry listed wifi as not working. An entry in November 2020 said the bathroom towel rail was on the floor in the hall. It was still there, not repaired, at the end of May 2021. The shower leaked and we found it dripped down into the lounge at the bottom of the stairs. Didn't see this until the Thursday before we left. Given all that, we would still return to the cottage as we loved it, the situation and the pool / games room. Oh and we also found some water on the floor in the pool room after it had been raining, maybe roof leaking? Smells a bit damp. All in all a great stay, just a few maintenance issues.

    - Mrs Fuhrmann, May 2021

About the property

Keswick 8.8 miles.

Within the Lake District National Park, you can find Low Melbecks Cottage resting on the edge of the Skiddaw Fells, west of Bassenthwaite Lake.

Offering contemporary accommodation for a family or group of four, expect to enjoy returning each day to your home-from-home in the Lakes.

Enter into the kitchen/diner, providing a modern take on the classic country kitchen-style, with stone tiled flooring it's a bright and open space, with plenty of room to prep a delicious dish.

Sit at the dining table with soft grey seats and enjoy your evening meal before retiring to the sitting room.

After coming down a few steps you come into a truly snug space, complete with plush sofas which draw you in, and a woodburning stove within a painted fireplace to warm you up, watch your favourite film on the Smart TV and relax.

For some more entertainment head out to the shared external games room in a conservatory-style outhouse which holds a pool table, because a little healthy competition never hurt anyone!

Withdraw to your bedroom on the first floor when it's time to catch some rest, choosing from either the twin room or the king-size, both benefitting from homely and thoughtful décor, creating a perfect place to wind down.

The next morning, make use of the sparkling bathroom, offering a bath and a shower over, with tiled walls and wood flooring to finish.

When you're not enjoying the garden in the summer months, making use of the patio furniture to sit with a morning coffee as you listen to the stream which borders the area trickle along, set about exploring the wonders of the Lakes.

Enjoy walking around Bassenthwaite Lake, visit The Lakes Distillery near the north end of the lake for a tour around the artisan warehouse and distillery, or head to the Lake District Wildlife Park where over 100 species of animals live in the 25-acres.

Low Melbecks Cottage is a charming retreat, secluded from the hustle and bustle offering a peaceful spot to enjoy time with your loved ones in the Lakes.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • External shared games room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, Sonos speaker, shared games room with pool table and TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available by prior arrangement
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Patio area with garden seating bordered by stream (children require supervision)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop within 8.3 miles, pub within 3.5 miles
  • Note: This property can be booked with Low Melbecks House (1024569) together sleeping 8 guests

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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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