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Squirrel Cottage

Bassenthwaite near Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1075688)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Russ

    “We had a lovely week at Squirrel Cottage.”

    The cottage is in a beautiful setting with fabulous views. the garden is private but it is overlooked by the house next door. There is a lovely pub 0.5 miles away.

    The cottage is in a beautiful setting with fabulous views. the garden is private but it is overlooked by the house next door. There is a lovely pub 0.5 miles away.

    - Mrs Russ, July 2021

About the property

Cockermouth 6.9 miles.

Squirrel Cottage is a charming end-terrace cottage resting in the picturesque village of Bassenthwaite, Cumbria.

Boasting character features throughout and a garden with spectacular views over the stunning Lake District National Park, this cottage is perfectly suited to a small family or active group of friends looking to discover the varying terrains of this wonderful area.

Entering the property, the living and dining room invites you in to enjoy the space with your loved ones; gather as a family to enjoy tasty home-cooked meals before settling into the plush sofas to watch the TV after a long of exploring your surroundings.

Take advantage of the kitchen and rustle up delicious meals on the electric oven and hob, or perhaps prepare a pot of tea to enjoy in the conservatory while admiring the views of the fells.

As the evening draws to a close, head to the bedrooms for some well-earned rest; the cottage hosts a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, each have been thoughtfully decorated with neutral colours and quality storage for your belongings.

Guests will also benefit from a bathroom complete with a bath, a shower over, a basin and a WC, where you can freshen up ahead of another busy day of exploring.

Spend your summer evenings dining al fresco in the garden; the lovely lawned area is home to a picnic bench, providing a tranquil spot for your morning coffee.

Treat your group to a meal out in The Sun Inn, offering a traditional menu and good real ales.

For days out while at the cottage, The Lake District Wildlife Park is within easy reach and offers a day of discovering a world of exotic species and native wildlife, making for a fun-filled day for animal lovers and younger members of your group.

Conveniently located within the Lake District National Park, Squirrel Cottage has an abundance of walking and cycling routes of varying difficulties; you will be spoilt for choice with the range of terrains to explore, up the peaks, through the valleys and of course, along the picture-perfect lakesides.

Slightly further afield is the thriving town of Keswick, which is home to plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés to fuel your excursions throughout your stay.

For a day of exploring, visit the Aira Waterfall which is partly reachable by car, before setting off on foot through the nature trails to reach the cascading waters and stunning view points across the magnificent landscapes.

Choose Squirrel Cottage for a memorable holiday in a superb location.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with electric stove
  • Conservatory
  • Electric storage heaters with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with lawn and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.8 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: There are steps to access the cottage

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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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This property is part of the Lakes Cottage Holidays collection.
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