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Low Melbecks House

Bassenthwaite near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1024569)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Armstrong

    “Low Melbecks House offers excellent accommodation though at a premium price.”

    We found it a quiet and comfortable base for a relaxing holiday. The house is very spacious and kept very warm by underfloor heating, the only downside to the heating being that is was difficult to regulate quickly. Though the lounge is on the first floor, views of the surrounding hills and mountains are limited by the low position of the property, the lack of large windows and the hedges and trees surrounding the garden. The garden is pleasant to sit in with a stream flowing through it but the ...

    We found it a quiet and comfortable base for a relaxing holiday. The house is very spacious and kept very warm by underfloor heating, the only downside to the heating being that is was difficult to regulate quickly. Though the lounge is on the first floor, views of the surrounding hills and mountains are limited by the low position of the property, the lack of large windows and the hedges and trees surrounding the garden. The garden is pleasant to sit in with a stream flowing through it but the provision of a larger outside table would be useful. Though Low Melbecks House and Cottage are one building the walls are thick and we were barely aware that people were staying next door. There is no dividing fence in the garden and privacy could potentially be a problem given that the bedrooms and bathrooms are on the ground floor and have clear glass in fully glazed doors, though there are internal shutters or blinds. A third, larger, property, Low Melbecks Barn is situated nearby. Parking for Low Melbecks House is not immediately adjacent , it is the far side of Low Melbecks Cottage and entails a walk of about 50 metres. The one big drawback is the poor and at times non existent Wi-fi signal. Sykes were not open about this and we were only made aware a few weeks before departure. Our son had originally been intending to work for several days from the property using the internet but this would have proved impossible. We found mobile phone reception to be good. Despite the reservations about the Wi fi we would thoroughly recommend this property for a relaxing holiday.

    - Mr Armstrong, October 2020

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The property

Keswick 8.8 miles.

Nestled on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite, less than ten miles from the bustling town of Keswick, is this charming white stone cottage.

The owner's other property, Low Melbecks Cottage, can be booked alongside this one to accommodate a larger group.

Low Melbecks House has a quirky reverse-level accommodation with the ground floor hosting two king-size bedrooms.

Each bedroom comes with a selection of contemporary furnishings for storage purposes, whilst one bedroom has a lovely built-in bookcase and a floor-to-ceiling window with stunning views across the surrounding fells, the perfect spot for enjoying a quiet read.

Both bedrooms have en-suites, one with the choice of a double-ended bath and separate shower, so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

Following the steps up to the first floor, where you will be welcomed into a large open-plan living space, boasting a contemporary decor, with characterful features such as the exposed beams.

Step towards the sitting area which benefits from a large corner sofa, able to sit up to six people.

There is a large dining table which makes for the ideal social space to gather for a lovingly prepared home-cooked meal, or enjoy a hearty breakfast at the breakfast bar and plan the day's events.

The kitchen has been fitted to a high-standard with all the standard appliances required, with a few added extras such so you barely have to lift a finger during your trip!

There is a small balcony with views of the fells, garden with stream below, showcasing the true beauty of the Lake District.

Outside, you will discover a large garden adorned with trees, shrubs and seating bordered by a stream, the perfect spot for some alfresco dining or simply enjoying a refreshing drink during the summer months.

While you're in the area, take a short drive towards the bustling town of Keswick for some traditional local delicacies, or pick up any last-minute essentials from the local supermarket.

For a spot of history, the likely choices are to visit Keswick Museum with its varied displays on culture, history and landscape, whilst the Derwent Pencil Museum has original restored machinery and offers the local history of pencil making dating back to the 1550's.

If you're keen on getting involved with some watersports, venture towards Derwentwater.

Further afield are the popular hiking attractions of Scaffel Pike and Helvellyn, something even the most skilled hikers will struggle to complete; once you reach the top you will discover some of the most exquisite views in the whole of England.

The Lake District is home to the magnificent attraction of Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum and The World of Beatrix Potter, both of which are a book lovers haven.

Low Melbecks House is the ultimate choice for a peaceful escape to the heart of the Lake District countryside.

Summary

  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Two ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite double-ended bath, shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • External shared games room
  • Oil underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD player, Sonos speakers and WiFi (Please note due to the location of the property the WiFi signal can be poor)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden and gravelled area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8.3 miles and pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: The property can be booked with Ref
  • 1024591, together they can sleep 8 guests

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About the location

KESWICK

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute

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