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Cottage 1

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Braithwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you. We really enjoyed our stay in your cottage."

    Thank you for providing garage info it came in very useful.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Oct 2023

  • "Everything we needed was provided Only problem was the shower was blocked owners ..."

    Everything we needed was provided Only problem was the shower was blocked owners were quick to sort out the problem Would recomend this cottage to anyone

    Reviewed by Stefan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful time during our short holiday in Braithwaite and only wish we could have stayed for longer."

    The cottage is ideally situated in a wonderful location and the village shop has everything you need. The only slight drawback of the cottage was the sofa which desperately needs replacing but we still can’t wait to return. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Jun 2023

  • "Really nice and comfy cosy cottage."

    Close to everything you need including lovely walks right on your doorstep. The only thing to point out is that the property is very dark even with the lights on. You have to get ready downstairs or in the bathroom as it’s far too dark upstairs near the dresser. Especially if you’re a girl and need lighting. Other than that lovely stay and would return for sure.

    Reviewed by Chloe4.7Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was really cosy and well equipped."

    The mezzanine floor bedroom was lovely and it was a bonus to have access to Netflix and Prime Video for nights’ in. Location is great and the Royal Oak pub is a minute’s walk away and is a great place for food and drink. We’ve booked another visit in October.

    Reviewed by Jackie3.8Mar 2023

  • "Fab little cottage, clean and cosy, great shower, and in an excellent location, perfect for what I needed, just me and the dog."

    However, please, please, please replace the sofa bed, you are literally sinking down to the floor, so uncomfortable, it really is only fit for the skip! Thanks!

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Jan 2023

  • "The property was a bit smaller than I expected, the sofa is a bit saggy and I hadn't realised in advance the need to identity the correct parking space."

    Aside from that, the place was excellent with a large and very comfortable bed - a big plus for me! The kitchen was very clean and well equipped. The wifi was great, the smart TV was a useful distraction and the pub round the corner is very welcoming with good beers and is dog friendly. There's excellent walking right from the door and Keswick is an easy drive. A really nice property in an excellent location.

    Reviewed by Liza4.7Dec 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our Xmas holiday."

    Great location with easy access to surrounding areas,two pubs within 5 minutes walk and a local shop.also having cottage one means your parking space is outside the court yard which can be a tight fit when full.well equipped kitchen meant we was easily able to cook a full Xmas dinner.the best shower I have had in years,perfect after a long walk.just a couple of small issues, a toilet roll holder would of been useful.the large puddle directly outside the front door needs filling in so you can enter with dry feet.but the main fault is the sofa bed,impossible to sit on as you just sink into the metalwork,really is only fit for a skip.however the positives far outweigh the negatives and we would happily stay there again

    Reviewed by Stuart4.1Dec 2022

  • "Overall a lovely cottage, however there are some issues that need sorting: 1) The bed is broken."

    There has been a piece of plasterboard placed as a repair but this is broken 2) The information pack is out of date, it is faded in parts so you can't read it 3) there was no tin opener, but my wife found one in the laundry. She commented that the laundry was a terrible mess and it smelled bad. 4) the settee is broken 5) Blunt kitchen knives

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Sep 2022

  • "Our second stay at this cottage and once again we thoroughly enjoyed it!"

    Reviewed by Spencer5.0Sep 2022

  • "An excellent cottage."

    We had a wonderful short stay. No issues at all.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our entire stay was impeccable with to regards to the property, location and the friendly people ."


    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2022

  • "What an excellent cottage."

    Very good facilities and well thought out decoration. Will certainly return and also tell our friends and relations of the warm welcome we received. The owner came within half and hour to provide a welcome fan due to the hot weather. Well done you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "Another lovely stay at Cottage 1."

    Very comfortable and plenty of room for two people and a dog. The new bathroom was great - amazing shower. Pet gate was useful. It would be nice to have a couple of pint glasses please. We found the move from a Saturday to a Friday changeover to be a disadvantage. This meant taking an extra day of annual leave and the traffic is much worse on a Friday. Overall a beautiful cottage in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous property, easy to book and very much enjoyed my stay."

    Reviewed by Spencer5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was in a fantastic village, very peaceful close to the pubs and shop."

    One of the things that I thought would have been better is if there was an iron in the cottage, wasn't sure if it was in the laundry room but with COVID would be better to be in each cottage. One other point it would be better if there was more than one key so each of you could go out separately.

    Reviewed by Tania4.1Sep 2021

  • "The cottage and village were lovely."

    Could do with some information on how to use heating bathroom cold didn't know how to work heated towel rail.

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Jun 2021

  • "We were allocated Cottage 2 on arrival instead but this actually did us a favour as we had come directly from a narrow boat holiday and having the extra bedroom gave us more storage space for the things we didn’t need for our week in the cottage."

    Location was excellent will use again in the future. Cottage clean with all amenities. Could possibly do with a couple of occasional tables for drinks in the evening whilst watching TV.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Jun 2021

  • "Good base for Lake District we had a nice week, the owner should turn the "comfort setting" off on the boiler and save money, I M O this is not necessary in a property of this size."

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4May 2021

  • "Braithwaite is a excellent village."

    Great base for lots of walking, shop and pubs are lovely. Really close to Keswick, cottage overall is good, however there were a few niggles... dripping tap in the kitchen very annoying and the fridge needs attention as the door doesn’t close properly on it. Bed was comfy, hob was very good, could do with more information about recycling as the bins were overflowing and we didn’t know which day it was collected. We ended up bringing ours home and putting it in our own recycling bin. All said we had a lovely week in cottage 1.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Oct 2020

  • "Lovely setting & area , but we question your score of 4 ticks."

    Especially compared with other properties we have rented with Sykes. So many little 'niggles', such as the broken fridge door, shower door & no light at the bottom of the stairs. After the fantastic stay at the Nook the previous week disappointed to receive no welcome pack. Not even a pint of milk. This place looks tired which is surprising as presumably it was empty for 3 months earlier in the year

    Reviewed by Christopher3.1Sep 2020

  • "Upgraded from Cottage 1 to 2 on day of arrival."

    Very clear directions to cottage. Larger cottage very comfortable for two people and dog. Parking slightly tricky, but sorted quickly by lovely owner. Beautiful surroundings with walks from the door. Recommend Ivy House for food, which can be take away. Coledale Inn is dog friendly, has a beer garden with great views, and also doing take away food.

    Reviewed by Rosalind4.7Aug 2020

  • "Very cosy and well equipped cottage."

    Great location and many walks from your door. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    Will definitely be staying here again in the future!

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely quiet setting."

    Arrived and we'd been given the larger cottage. Had everything needed and well equipped . Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Oct 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x mezzanine double
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area, sofa bed with electric woodburning stove.
  • Electric woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Communal parking
  • Shared courtyard with seating
  • Pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.01 miles
  • Please note: There is a sofa bed suitable for 1 person Please note - This property only takes weekly bookings.

The property

Resting in the pretty village of Braithwaite, enjoying stunning views across the beautiful Lake District National Park, is this fabulous old farmhouse.

Situated in a courtyard with other cottages, this property is well-placed for those looking to explore this National Park and all its countryside delights.

Discover an open-plan living space with a delightful electric woodburning stove to keep you warm during those chillier winter months, as well as plenty of seating for you to relax and unwind of an evening.

Use the well-equipped kitchen which houses all the amenities you could need to cook up a storm, and sit at the dining table for those family gatherings.

The property has a delightful double bedroom, accessed via a mezzanine from the lounge, with plenty of modern furnishings to store your personal items.

Outside has a wonderful shared courtyard with furniture so you can sit out with a refreshing drink.

Return to Cottage 1 for a relaxing evening with your loved ones.

Old Farmhouse Mews, Cumbria

Nestled right in the heart of Braithewaite village in a stunning region of Cumbria, surrounded by towering fells waiting to be climbed, Old Farmhouse Mews offers a wonderful collection of accommodation for large groups. Each is wonderfully appointed with plenty of space to unwind with your loved ones after an adventure in the local area. You can return to cook up tasty meals in the kitchen and get together around the dining table, before relaxing into your evening and making the most of an idyllic setting. Outside there is a communal yard with seating for you to sit out and soak up a warm summer's afternoon with a drink, and there is plenty of parking for several cars. Braithwaite is a very desirable village, with three good pubs, one which has been runner up for several years for CAMRAs prestigious pub of the year award, along with a village shop serving freshly baked bread and other produce. From the village are many fell walks, including the Coledale Round, offering an awe-inspiring trail through a classic u-shaped valley with stunning views and not a walk to be taken lightly. The Whinlatter Visitors Centre is close by and is great for children, with a tea room hosting a balcony for viewing red squirrels and woodland birds, an outdoor play area, mountain bike trail and several paths to explore around the forest. Venture across to Keswick for numerous shops and restaurants, as well as a visit to the Derwent Pencil Museum, Keswick Museum and Art Gallery and the famous Theatre by the Lake. There is also miniature golf, excellent parks, a climbing wall, and opportunities for fishing and mountain biking, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the Borrowdale Valley is not to be missed or is the Castlerigg Stone Corcle, thought to be 5000 years old. With so much to see and do in the surrounding area, bring your loved ones along to share a memorable break in Cumbria.

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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.

Please note - This property only takes weekly bookings.