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Cottage 1

Braithwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1004532)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

14 Customer Reviews

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


    Reviewed by MargaretJul 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 PaulJul 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 RosalindApr 2022

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

    Reviewed by SpencerOct 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 TaniaSep 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 IanJun 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 SharonJun 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 KevinMay 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 AndrewOct 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 ChristopherSep 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 RosalindAug 2020

  • "Very cosy and well equipped cottage."

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

    Reviewed by HayleyNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    Will definitely be staying here again in the future!

    Reviewed by RachaelOct 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 NikkiOct 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

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.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 903927, 1004533, 1004534, 1004535, 1006494, 1006495, 1015425, 1015426 and 1015427, together they sleep 29 people.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas