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Cottage 2

(Ref. 1004534)

Braithwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Could do with better dishes and more glasses."

    Reviewed by EileenMay 2023

  • "Car parking spaces very tight when accommodation full."

    Lighting in courtyard also very poor for night time parking.

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2023

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a beautiful part of the world."

    Ideally located 5min from the local pub and shop. Good walk to Keswick and lake Derwent. The add gave the impression there was a courtyard withthecottage, which would have been perfect as we had dogs, but it was not secure to let them in and was situated awayfromtheproperty. However, with the stunning scenery all around, the early morning walks were a pleasure.

    Reviewed by AllanSep 2022

  • "I think this property was over priced for what we got."

    The living space was too small. The table was not big enough to eat at comfortably... There were only 3 of us. Definitely not big enough for 4. No garden to sit out. No space to hang jackets or dry clothes in the cottage. There were not enough cooking utensils or equip for self catering... Poorly equipped.

    Reviewed by FranJul 2022

  • "The cottage is clean, cosy and very well stocked for self catering."

    We had a very relaxed and comfortable stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by MoiraJun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Sykes cottage."

    There were just a couple of minor things. No hair-dryer. Some obvious cob webs. Hoover didn't work properly (lost more than it retained). Quite a draught from the door and windows. These were only minor things easily put right. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would use them again.

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2022

  • "Just found the parking a little bit tight as our allocated space was next to a wall and the vehicle for No 3 didn't leave much room."

    We found the meals at the Royal Oak, tasty and generous, and the staff very friendly and obliging. Necessary to book as very popular.

    Reviewed by GillOct 2021

  • "Stayed here many times over last fifteen years, great location, excellent cottages."

    I will come again.

    Reviewed by TerryJun 2021

  • "This is a cosy, warm property with plenty of hot water available due to a combi boiler."

    We greatly enjoyed our stay here. In answer to previous comments from people, there is no leak in the twin room any more, although it does have a damp problem on one wall in that room. Our kids didn't have any issues with the mattresses. There is one allocated parking space at the property so if you've only brought one car that won't be an issue.

    Reviewed by SamOct 2020

  • "A clean, warm, well kept, cosy cottage, which was comprehensively equipped."

    Reviewed by ArthurSep 2020

  • "Looks good even though small."

    Parking is an issue and there is no garden if you have a dog. Our issue was a poor mattress in the twin bedroom and a leak in the roof for that same bedroom. More importantly the owner/manager didn’t really want to do anything about it and even though we highlighted these issue. I’m sure with their attitude this cottage is re-rented without being repaired. They wouldn’t answer our calls but text instead. More importantly the hot water system was intermittent with the shower giving cold showers (very cold) 4 out of 6 times. Not a home from home at all. They did offer our money back if we left but it’s was only a refund on the nights we wouldn’t be there, not compensation for being a wake all night and not having hot water etc. I would not recommend this property and it spoilt our holiday.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2020

  • "The main issue is the parking - so many people in a small courtyard - no outside sitting for cottage no 2."

    Braithwaite is a lovely little village to stay.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "As soon as we arrived in our cottage we immediately felt at home."

    It was everything and so much more. Will definitely be goin again

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "We had an excellent holiday at this cottage the owners were so friendly and ..."

    We had an excellent holiday at this cottage the owners were so friendly and helpful the cottage was very cosey and clean we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by MarionFeb 2020

  • "Only staid two nights no garden for dogs bad parking facility cottage far to ..."

    Only staid two nights no garden for dogs bad parking facility cottage far to small only one entrance no back door stairs steep to bedroom mezzanine deck

    Reviewed by MalcolmAug 2019

  • "WiFi stop work at times but really enjoy the cottage."

    We will be back to stay in the future.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa
  • Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Communal parking
  • Shared courtyard with seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

This stone-built cottage lies within the grounds of the Old Farmhouse Mews, in the lovely village of Braithwaite.

This is the ideal holiday let for families and friends looking to come together for a well-deserved break in the Lake District.

Receive a warm welcome from the moment you arrive and make the most of the open-plan living room, where you can curl up on the sofa in front of the TV, as the delicious aromas of a home-cooked meal drift through.

There is a sociable dining area in the kitchen for you to gather for dinner, and perhaps later you can get competitive over a board game.

Lastly, there is a twin room to complete the ground floor, ideal for the kids, while the mezzanine double is tucked under the eaves, with bedside tables and a wardrobe.

Enjoy a refreshing stay at Cottage 2.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas