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Barn Cottage

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042049)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “The location of the cottage is excellent.”

    It is very convenient for lake access. The standard of the accommodation is high.

    It is very convenient for lake access. The standard of the accommodation is high.

    - Mr Griffiths, June 2021

This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.

The property

Barn Cottage sits at the northern tip of Bassenthwaite Lake, just ten minutes' drive from Keswick and shares the space on The Ruddings Farm with Bassenthwaite Ospreys and the Lakes Distillery. The front door opens directly to the welcoming open plan living and dining space, with cosy log burning stove and TV, dining table area, and handmade oak kitchen with granite worktops and quality appliances.

There is a washer/dryer within the airing cupboard in the shower room and a separate WC with basin is also on the ground floor.

The master bedroom has been cleverly created on the mezzanine above the living area, with beautiful original oak beams (tall people need to duck!) and second bedroom and family shower room are on the ground floor.

To the rear of the cottage there is a small enclosed garden with table and seating for al fresco drinks.

To the front of the cottage there are views across the valley to Skiddaw that dominates the skyline.

With a great choice of walks from the door, easy access to the high fells that dominate the northern Lakes, or just a lakeshore wander, a great choice of local pubs and places to eat in the area and the market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth both within fifteen minutes' drive there is plenty to see and do and an array of beautiful scenery waiting to be explored.

2 minutes’ walk away is the award-wining Lake Distillery?

why not pop along and sample some of the amazing range of spirits on offer and dine in the popular bistro.

Nearby you can view the Lakes Ospreys and visit Alpacaly Ever After – a fabulous and fun family experience where you can walk with rehomed alpacas and llamas.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, Alexa speaker for radio and music, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • The Lakes Distillery 6 min walk
  • Shop 5 miles
  • Bassenthwaite Lake 1.6 miles.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite Lake 7 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

The small country market town of Cockermouth is situated in the quiet north-western part of the Lake District, a largely undiscovered and unspoilt area, yet only 13 miles from Keswick. The town is famous as the birthplace of both William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) and Wordsworth’s Georgian family home, on the main street, is now a popular visitor attraction, owned by the National Trust. Cockermouth offers a good variety of shops, pubs and places to eat, but (of course) the main attraction of the area is the beautiful scenery and excellent walking in the northern lakes – Bassenthwaite Lake, Ennerdale Water and Derwent Water.

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