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Bandol

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Braithwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Log burner needs some maintenance, but apart from that it was very comfortable with great views"

    Thank you for your feedback. Im pleased to hear that you found Bandol comfortable with great views. Thank you for pointing out that the log burner needs some maintenance. I will make sure that the maintenance work is carried out. I hope you will be able to return to Bandol in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Jan 2024

  • "Bandol has been a cottage of choice for us it is well equipped and well placed for the northern mountains."

    It has undergone some useful upgrades since our previous stay. The owner has got the formula for the cottage just right in our opinion.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I am very pleased that you have returned a number of times to Bandol and hope that you will return again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "This is the third time we have stayed in Bandol and, as always, it was clean, spacious, well-equipped, with spectacular views, and an ideal base for walks from the door and further afield."

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted that this is your third time you have stayed in Bandol. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have been coming to Bandol every year for the past six years, and this was yet another lovely stay."

    Great location - amazing views and wonderful walks straight from the door, pub a stone’s throw away plus village shop, cafe and other pub down the road. Bandol is always very clean and is a very spacious holiday home, with plenty of fridge and freezer space and utility/boot room. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoy staying in Bandol and have been coming every year for the past 6 years. We look forward to welcoming you back again next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2023

  • "Bandol is a fabulous property."

    It was clean and really well appointed. All the bedrooms are a good size and storage plentiful. The views are incredible and wildlife all around. It was really quiet and peaceful yet only a short walk to the pub and shop in Braithwaite and 5 minute drive into Keswick. The owner and housekeeper were friendly and welcoming. We can’t wait to return.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed staying in Bandol and hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2023

  • "We have stayed at Bandol before and it remains our first choice when visiting the northern lakes."

    Well maintained bungalow with stunning views of Skiddaw across the valley just up the hill from two pubs and a lovely village shop. Perfect for a visit to the Lake District.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so pleased to welcome back repeat bookers and delighted that Bandol is your first choice when visiting the northern lakes. We do hope that you return to Bandol again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jun 2023

  • "A fabulous spacious well equipt property with fantastic fell views, the added bonus of rabbits, pheasants and sheep with their lambs in the surrounding fields."

    The two local pubs are 200 and 400 yards away and serve good food. We will most definitely book again. Rob of Portsmouth

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I am very pleased you enjoyed being in Bandol and hope that you will come back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

  • "We found Bandol very welcoming and comfortable."

    It has every amenity you need for your holiday - and more besides! The view from the window in the sitting room is superb.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are very pleased that you found Bandol welcoming and comfortable and we are delighted to see that you will be back at Bandol next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Bandol, Thank you to the helpful owners for sharing their lovely home."

    The house was comfortable, tastefully furnished, well equipped and very clean. There are beautiful views from every window. We were three generations from 22 to 89 and the house worked perfectly for us all. We would love to return and will highly recommend.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted that you all enjoyed being in Bandol. Thanks to you as well for being so accommodating and allowing some work to be carried out in Bandol while you were there. We do hope you return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Feb 2023

  • "This holiday house has everything you need for a perfect relaxed holiday whether you want to watch birds from the panoramic window ,walk ,cook or play games and read ."

    There is space so you never feel cramped . The location is also perfect with many walks from the door and a very well stocked village shop very close nearby .

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so pleased you had a lovely week in Bandol and hope that you will be able to return sometime in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by L5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic views from all points of the house."

    Very large sitting room with panoramic view of the mountains. Very well equipped kitchen with attention to details such as hooks for hanging coats and towels in the bedrooms and bathrooms. Excellent for walking the mountains straight from the door. We enjoyed the most comfortable stay ever. Highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed at all.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback and for mentioning the attention to details. We try and give attention to details and are very pleased that you have noticed them. The hooks behind the doors was a suggestion by one of our repeat bookers and we were delighted to be able to oblige. We are very pleased you enjoyed being in Bandol and hope that you will return again before too long. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had another lovely stay in Bandol for half-term week, our "home-from-home" ..."

    We had another lovely stay in Bandol for half-term week, our "home-from-home" never fails to impress us - superb accommodation with many facilities and a great location

    Thank you very much for your feedback. Delighted you had another lovely stay at Bandol. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have booked many holiday properties over many years with Heart of the Lakes and "Bandol" is our absolute favourite."

    It is very smart but comfortable and welcoming, well equipped and well maintained. It ticks all our boxes.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that Bandol is your absolute favourite. We hope that you return to Bandol soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Oct 2022

  • "We love this property and have been returning every summer since we discovered it."

    We book as soon as dates are released to ensure we get our chosen weeks! The house has stunning views in all directions, is very well equipped, clean and comfortable, and the owner is really helpful. I cannot recommend it too highly.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are very pleased that you love the property and keep returning every year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay at this stunning property."

    The views are amazing and it's a perfect location for walking and enjoying the local area. There's a good pub and well stocked shop nearby. The property was presented to the highest standard and had everything we needed. I highly recommend this excellent property.

    Thank you very much for your great feedback. I am very pleased to hear that you had a lovely week and that there was everything you needed in Bandol. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Jun 2022

  • "Bandol is a very special property, and certainly the best we have stayed in."

    Positioned just above the lovely village of Braithwaite the views are stunning from every room and the location provided a peaceful stay. The owner clearly cares passionately about providing the perfect home from home with everything you need and more. Bandol was comfortable, clean and cosy. I can't recommend this property highly enough. We will definitely return.

    Thank you very much for your excellent feedback. Yes, we do care passionately about Bandol and hope that everyone who goes there enjoys it as much as we do. We do hope you will return to Bandol in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week's holiday at Bandol during Easter, the weather was good ..."

    We had a wonderful week's holiday at Bandol during Easter, the weather was good and we were able to get out and about walking every day

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I am very pleased to be able to welcome you again to Bandol in the near future Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Go regularly, always happy with the facilities and location."

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so pleased that you go regularly and enjoy Bandol Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2022

  • "Exceptional property, the owners have taken a lot of care in creating this outstanding cottage nothing was missing for our comfort."

    Beautiful views from every room and the weather was kind to us even though we had two weather warnings!!!!

    Thank you very much for your lovely feed back. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your week at Bandol Property Owner

    Reviewed by S5.0Feb 2022

  • "Bandol is the best cottage we have stayed in."

    It is very comfortable and is extremely well equipped. The accommodation is very spacious allowing 8 guests to have there own space. The owner has thought of every detail to ensure the holiday is a delight from bird feeders to blackout blinds and comfortable settes and chairs . Bandol is in a great location .The views towards Skiddaw are superb and it is in the ideal location for walking in a variety of directions from the door .

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back at Bandol for new year 2022! Property Owner

    Reviewed by L5.0Dec 2021

  • "When we arrived at Bandol we were delighted to discover a beautiful house in a stunning location."

    We spent the journey home discussing when we could book for a return visit.

    So pleased to hear that you had a great time in Bandol and are hoping to return. You will be most welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebekah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Once again we have enjoyed our holiday in this property."

    It is clean, well equipped and in a beautiful location. Ticks all the boxes for us!

    Thank you for your feedback. I am so pleased that you return again and again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "Comfortable and very peaceful."

    Very responsive owner. No hesitation in recommending this high quality cottage. Sykes cottages not as good as original Heart of the Lakes, but don't let this put you off.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I look forward to welcoming you back to Bandol soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Oct 2021

  • "We’ve stayed at Bandol many times and have found it to be a wonderful home away from home in terms of comfort and facilities, and also a perfect location for lovely walks both from the back door or to drive from."

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I am so pleased that you have stayed in Bandol many times and hope that you will be coming back again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirtee5.0Sep 2021

  • "We were very pleased with the accommodation and it was an excellent location with good facilities and beautiful views."

    The only negative comment we could make was that the master bedroom had not been hoovered as there was quite a lot of long loose hair on the carpet. Also, it would be a good idea to be supplied with two keys for large parties who may be splitting off and doing their own things for the day. Other than, we would certainly use the property again if possible for another large family stay.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Bandol. Thank you for the comment about the loose hairs in the carpet in the master bedroom . We have now bought a new Shark hoover which is so much better than the previous hoover. I have also checked that there are two keys which, as you say, is helpful if there are large parties. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Celia4.4Sep 2021

  • "Bandol is an outstanding property, well equipped, clean and comfortable with the most amazing views!"

    Well placed for walks on the surrounding fells and quick and easy access into Keswick. We loved our stay and will definitely be booking again!

    Thank you for your feedback. I do hope that you will be returning to Bandol again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Years since we last visited Lakes, so delighted with our choice of holiday home."

    Comfortable, spacious and very well equipped. View of Skiddaw across valley from living room is spectacular! Peaceful and relaxing spot. Excellent base for seeing this northern part of Lakes - lovely walks at Derwentwater, Buttermere and Rydal. Pencil Museum in Keswick is genuinely fascinating. Huge thanks to owner - our first trip since September was wonderful and we'll definitely be returning.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your week at Bandol. I do hope that you will return soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by H5.0May 2021

  • "A fantastic house in a wonderful location!"

    So clean, cozy and well equipped! We have had a brilliant 2 week stay here.

    AnonymousDec 2019

  • "Great place to stay, views and location were excellent!"

    Very well equipped, we have already booked for next year!

    Keith WDec 2019

  • "Fantastic! Beautiful house in a great location."

    Calm, peaceful and tranquil! Perfect - Says it all!

    Nicole BrownDec 2019

  • "Such a homely feeling."

    So warm and cosy, had everything we needed and more. Cannot thank you enough for such a relaxing beautiful weekend away.

    Mrs BlackwellDec 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, comfortable, clean with all essentials needed."

    Amazing views.

    Mr ConnollyDec 2019

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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.

Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 2 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, TV with DVD player, WiFi, Sonos speaker
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Extensive gardens, outdoor seating area and access to adjoining field belonging to the property
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles

The property

This detached, single storey cottage rests on the edge of Braithwaite village in an idyllic countryside setting with fine views over the village towards Keswick, Skiddaw and the surrounding fells.

Set over just a single floor but offering spacious living quarters, Bandol is the perfect retreat for families and friends wanting to explore the attractions of the Lake District from a serene location.

The entrance can be found up several steps which lead into a porch/utility area with plenty of room for coats and boots.

Look forward to unwinding in the spacious L-shaped living/dining room, complete with a beamed ceiling and a large picture window to allow plenty of light in, as well as a plush seating arrangement in front of a woodburning stove and TV for those cosy nights on the sofa.

Allow the chef amongst the group to relish in the well-equipped kitchen, painted in a cream style with all the necessary appliances for a short break, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and even a washing machine and dryer for added convenience.

There are four bedrooms at this Braithwaite home, including two with king-size beds, one of which has an en-suite with P-shaped bath and shower over, and two twin rooms.

A beautiful garden extends around the property with immediate access to the fells, a wonderful spot to enjoy food and drink outside while the children play securely.

The field surrounding the house belongs to the property and can also be safely utilised although usually grazed by sheep, so you are free to roam and explore your lovely surroundings.

Wander into the village of Braithwaite, where your closest shop, pubs and restaurants are a short walk away, and you will be immersed into dramatic mountains, glittering lakes and picturesque scenery.

Walks from the door take in some of the high tops including Grasmoor and Grisedale Pike whilst you can enjoy a gentler ramble along nearby winding country lanes.

The tranquil Lake Derwentwater is an easy drive away and offers cruises and lake hopping services to make the most of the fantastic Keswick area.

Alternatively, take a drive or scenic bus journey and visit Cockermouth, Grasmere and Ambleside further afield, before returning to the comfort of Bandol for an evening of relaxing and rejuvenation.

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

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About the location

BRAITHWAITE

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
  • Christmas