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Burnside Cottage

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Braithwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (8)
  • great (6)
  • equipped (5)
  • village (4)
  • location (4)
  • well (4)

10 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful cottage in an amazing setting in a location perfect for exploring the Lakes."

    Great as a walking base. A well equipped cottage. Although very close to Keswick, the local pubs are well worth a visit and the village shop great for milk and bread etc. Unfortunately the television did not work, we did report this and help arrived but still no joy. Otherwise a great stay.

    Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay at Burnside and hope you return. The TV was revisited by the engineer and actually works perfectly. Someone had amended the ‘source’. He did mention you were happy with the smart TV facility and didn’t wish him to stay any longer. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Nov 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage at the foot of so many walking trails."

    Close to Keswick. We had a lovely week and the family enjoyed the lovely time around the log fire playing Trivial pursuit. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Burnside Cottage. Thank you for all your lovely comments. We hope to welcome you and your family back again. The owner relations team - Lakelovers Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marcelle3.8Sep 2023

  • "Burnside Cottage was lovely and felt like home as soon as we arrived."

    It was extremely well equipped and beautifully decorated and maintained. The rooms were all a very good size and the garden was also lovely. The cottage is down a quiet lane, just a few metres from the village shop and we were able to do wonderful walks on the fells straight from the front door. We didn't want to leave at the end of the week! One small suggestion would be better instructions for what to do with rubbish and recycling - the instructions on the board in the kitchen didn't seem to be correct. My only complaint is that, from the moment of booking, I was spammed with promotional messages from Sykes Cottages on a daily basis. It's a shame that this spoiled what was otherwise a great holiday experience.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday and the location of Burnside Cottage. We will take into account all your comments. We hope to welcome you again soon. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lara5.0Jul 2023

  • "Patio set to dine in the garden would be nice."

    Reviewed by Clifford4.1Jun 2023

  • "Excellent holiday property, a very comfortable and well equipped cottage, a pleasure to stay in!"

    Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jun 2023

  • "A fabulous stay at Burnside Cottage, aided by a week of glorious weather."

    The cottage was clean and provided with a superb range of facilities for a comfortable stay. The private garden was the highlight (due to the weather) and this is where we spent most of our time when not out enjoying the fells which in our opinion are the best in the LD for variety so the location of Burnside for a blend of activities and restfulness is perfect! Without hesitation we would recommend the cottage for a great all-round stay- a real home from home.

    Thank you for your kind comments, and that you found the cottage to be clean. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of Braithwaite, with parking for 2 cars which is important for this small village."

    Everything you need is provided for. 4 adults stayed here comfortably and loved having a porch and a utility, which for hiking is a necessity, also having 2 fridges was great. The only negative is the cleanliness, the surface cleaning is fine, but the shelves, drawers, place mats, corners of rooms, cupboard doors, etc need a thorough clean, this is the only negative from an otherwise very nice house.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the cottage and it had everything you needed. Thank you for your comments on the cleanliness, this has been brought to the attention of the housekeeping team. We do hope you will return again soon. Owner Relations - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Esther4.4May 2023

  • "Burnside Cottage is the perfect holiday base, full of joys and comforts."

    A great deal of thought and consideration has gone into anticipating guests' needs. The building itself is beautiful and full of character. It's also ideally situated within easy reach of some of the loveliest lakes and fells. We had one of the best holidays we've ever experienced, and Burnside Cottage was a big part of that. We'll definitely be coming back.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Beautifully and thoughtfully presented and equipped. Quiet location within the village but close to the shop and pubs. Would go back in a heart beat.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely spacious property in a great location."

    Well equipped and warmer than we expected. Views from the master bedroom of Skiddaw was a nice bonus, as was the proximity to many walks and pubs without driving. Only small criticism is that there was little space for a weeks provisions that we brought with us, as the cupboards were filled with crockery enough for a small army.

    Many thanks. Glad you had a good week. Items do get moved around and spread about in the cupboards, limiting food storage space. We removed the freezer from kitchen to provide more space. Now labelled and a plan for more storage in uitility is in process Always respond to feedback thanks! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with balcony, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, coffee machine
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Summer house. Note: Due to stream in garden and fast-flowing beck nearby, children must be supervised in the garden.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with lawn, furniture and summer house
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Due to stream in garden and fast-flowing beck nearby, children must be supervised in the garden
  • Note: Guests with limited mobility may find the traditional staircase difficult
  • Note: Due to age of the property, there are some sloping floors on the first floor
  • No hen or stag parties.

The property

Burnside Cottage perched in Braithwaite, Cumbria, is a charming, historic cottage.

The cottage, which is one of the oldest in Braithwaite, offers a family or party of six excellent amenities, off-road parking, a charming garden, and local amenities just a stone's throw away: a prime location for exploring the Lake District National Park!

Although much of the original character has been preserved, there are contemporary additions and homey decor throughout.

The open kitchen/diner features exposed beams, a rustic table for six, and everything you'll need to prepare your favourite meals, including an electric oven, gas hob, and a coffee machine to get you going in the morning.

A utility room with a fridge/freezer, washer and dryer, and a shower room are also available on the ground floor, ideal for freshening up after rural walks and mountain hikes!

Find the delightful sitting area with a bay window, gorgeous wooden beams, leather seats, and a Smart TV with DVD player for evening entertainment when it's time to unwind.

On colder nights, make sure to light the open fire for added ambience!

Climb the traditional spiral staircase to find three welcoming bedrooms; you'll enjoy sipping your morning coffee on the master bedroom's balcony with views of Skiddaw, while the second double has storage space and a window seat, and the twin is furnished with blue tones and a bedside lamp.

Run a bubble bath or take a shower in the family bathroom before pulling on your pyjamas and catching your rest.

Outside, a lovely garden with a babbling brook, summer house, and outdoor seating awaits, so why not crack open a bottle of bubbly and relax in the evening sun?

If you fancy a break from the kitchen, a stroll through Braithwaite's village will lead you to the Royal Oak tavern, Ivy House Restaurant, as well as a convenience store for the essentials.

The lakes of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite, trekking up Grisedale, Skiddaw, or Blencathra, and a delightful bridleway along Newlands Beck are just a few of the surrounding walks and outdoor activities.

With miles of cycling and walking trails, a cafe, a play park, and a 'Go-Ape' high ropes course in the forest canopy, Whinlatter Forest is a must!

Explore further afield to places like Keswick, where you can visit the Derwent Pencil Museum, Castlerigg Stone Circle, and Theatre By The Lake for a fun day out.

Cockermouth, Ambleside, and Windermere are all within easy driving distance for a taste of Lakeland life, gorgeous walks, and lots of outdoor pursuits to enjoy your surroundings.

Burnside Cottage is the perfect place to stay if you're looking for a traditional Lake District cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Keswick 3 miles.

Between the magnificent northern lakes of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite, lies the village of Braithwaite. Still retaining much of its traditional appeal, the Coledale Beck runs through the village with whitewashed Lakeland cottages, two village shops and two real ale Inns each brimming with character! 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, there really is something for everyone. Visit Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the lake with an open-air theatre, or take a trip around the lake. Lake District Wildlife Park, Dodd Wood, Derwentwater, and Keswick with its wide range of attractions, are also within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter