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Peter House Cottage

Bassenthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1014259)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Located in a great area for walking, cycling & running."

    Also for visiting Keswick for shopping. Cottage clean and tidy and well appointed. Being a working farm expect sheep, dogs and quad bike noise starting around 07.10am.

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2021

  • "The cottage is ideally situated for visiting the Lakes."

    I never tired of my early morning walk with my dogs which began just across the road from the cottage, at times I almost felt I was walking amongst the clouds, stunning views. The owners were very welcoming and friendly, we will definitely be back. Just one thing, do not panic when your sat nav tells you that you have arrived at your destination, fortunately your accommodation is a little further along the road!

    Reviewed by GillMay 2021

  • "A lovely cottage spotlessly clean and we where made very welcome by the owners with a lovely welcome pack."

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2020

  • "Great location for getting the most out of the North Lakes, Farm life right on your doorstep always with a smile and a greeting."

    Thanks for having us.

    Reviewed by MarshallSep 2020

  • "Although the description said no Wifi there was also no mobile connection which we felt should be specified as one of the party had to connect to work which proved awkward."

    Also, although a lovely cottage the long winding narrow roadway to it could be a bit daunting. The holiday was, however, great we enjoyed it beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by JuneAug 2020

  • "Just returned from a 3 nights break here at the cottage, what can I say !"

    !! Absolutely loved it, spotlessly clean, comfortable, home from home, beautiful surroundings, and the hosts were lovely, took our 11 year old Labrador Jake who loved his doggy holiday to, would we return? Most definitely...thank you for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by DawnJul 2020

  • "This was our first visit to Peter House Cottage and our original reason for coming was to get away from the fireworks and loud bangs over the 5th November as our dog Evie is petrified of them."

    It was ideal for her as we didn't hear any sounds over the whole week. Super personal touches when we arrived - flowers, shortbread biscuits, cake and milk, as well as fresh eggs every day! We had a wonderfully relaxing week and even managed to see a beautiful red squirrel from the lounge window. Open fire fantastic and super warm - A great axe to split the wood with. A great place to stay.....we will be back!!

    Reviewed by MelanieNov 2019

  • "Excellent cottage clean comfortable really friendly would defiantly use again ..."

    Excellent cottage clean comfortable really friendly would defiantly use again Lovely working farm but didn't hear a noise lovely scenery

    Reviewed by AdyOct 2019

  • "Excellent personal touches from owners on whose farm we stayed."

    Reviewed by IanOct 2019

  • "The peacefulness was wonderful."

    And the owners were lovely. The cottage was comfortable and cosy.

    Reviewed by UllaOct 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom and family room with 1 x double and 1 x single room
  • Bathroom with a bath with an electric shower over, WC, hand basin and towel rail
  • Open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with electric stove and open fire
  • Electric central heating with an electric stove and open-fire
  • Integrated electric oven and hobs, fridge freezer, built-in microwave, shared washing machine and tumble dryer, TV
  • Fuel and power is included in the rent
  • Fresh bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Shared garden area with benches
  • Dogs on leads are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 3.5 miles, Shops 8.3 miles
  • Note: No WiFi
  • Bedrooms can be made into super-king-size doubles by prior arrangement

The property

Nestled on the outskirts of the village of Bassenthwaite, near the town of Keswick, Peter House Cottage is a cosy all-ground-floor barn conversion, tucked away on the owner's own working farm.

Ideal for families or couples seeking a peaceful rural getaway, the cottage sits on a tranquil spot and offers a cosy base to come back to after an action-packed day out.

Entering inside the property, you can take off your muddy boots and be welcomed into a charming open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting area, with wonderfully traditional decor and furnishings where you can feel at home.

The sitting area comprises of a TV, an electric stove and open-fire, plus cosy seating where you can settle down and spend some quality family time together.

The property hosts an appealing cream-style kitchen area, which is amply equipped to ensure delicious meals, along with a quaintly decorated dining area for five with an authentic countryside feel.

For all your utility needs, there is a washing machine and tumble dryer available for guests to use in an external building shared with Pembroke Cottage.

From the dining area, a few steps will lead down to a spacious double bedroom which features traditional oak furniture, ample storage and wonderful wooden beams.

Further steps will take you to a a large bright family bedroom, complete with a double and single bed, additional charming wooden beam details, ample storage and large windows with tremendous countryside views to wake up next to.

Completing the cottage is a contemporary family bathroom, which includes an electric shower over bath and a stylish illuminated mirror.

The property benefits from a shared garden with a seating area where you can sit and listen to the sounds of nature and admire the unspoilt surrounding scenery.

The quaint village of Bassenthwaite is within close reach of Bassenthwaite Lake, a phenomenal narrow stretch of water perfect for camera shots, the Cumbrian Way, a long distance scenic path which crosses through the towns of Keswick and Coniston, the dramatic fell of Bakestall, and, if you're looking to dine out locally one evening, there is a traditional 16th century dog-friendly pub within close proximity, as well as a superb array of restaurants, pubs, and high street shops in the nearby town of Keswick.

Additional nearby areas of interest nearby include the Lake District Wildlife Park, Dodd Wood, Skiddaw Mountain, and Mirehouse, a grand historic house with beautiful gardens, children's adventure playgrounds, and a small open-air theatre.

For loving memories, Peter House Cottage awaits you for your next family getaway to this exceptional region of Cumbria.

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About the location


Keswick 8 miles; Cockermouth 9 miles.

An attractive village in the Northern Lakes, Bassenthwaite lies just a short distance to the north east of Bassenthwaite Lake, and retains its traditional rural feel, with a stream flowing gently on the outskirts, whitewashed Lakeland cottages, a pleasant vllage green and a real ale inn full of character! Bassenthwaite Lake itself, while boasting gentler scenery than others in the region, is still one of the most picturesque places in England. Places of interest nearby include Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Lake with small open-air theatre (reputedly frequented by poets such as Tennyson and Wordsworth), LAke District Wildlife Park, and Dodd Wood. Most of the attractions of the Lake District are within easy reach and the quieter Northern Fells are almost on the doorstep. The nearby towns of Cockermouth and Keswick, both have weekly markets and offer a good range of amenities. The scenery of the Yorkshire Dales is within touring distance, as is the city of Carlisle and Hadrians Wall country.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas