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Beech Nook

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Thornthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "The only problem was the shower up stairs, if u used it, water would come though ..."

    The only problem was the shower up stairs, if u used it, water would come though the kitchen ceiling, so that bathroom was out of bounds all holiday, apart from that it was perfect

    Reviewed by Katie3.4Dec 2023

  • "Beech Nook is a good size property with very nice bathroom and downstairs shower room, kitchen is also nice."

    The heating in the property was very good apart from the sitting room where it was cold. Sadly there was no info on the property, appliances or location, restaurants etc. We found the sitting room to be uncomfortable The dining chairs has seen better days

    Thank you for your feedback. The owner will see these comments and can action where necessary. We always recommend that guests research the area that they are staying in as what may suit one person may not suit another. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Oct 2023

  • "Beech Nook was a mixed holiday."

    The property is beautiful, and well equipped. We noticed that some previous holiday guests had reported that water was leaking into the kitchen from the upstairs shower. The same happened to us. I did report it on the phone number supplied but nobody came to repair it. When we arrived at Beech Nook we noticed that outside there were five full rubbish bins, and some rubbish bags. On the board in the kitchen it said rubbish would be collected on Tuesday, it never was. I reported this to the phone number supplied, but nothing happened. There were no rubbish bags supplied so we went out and bought some and as they were filled we put them in the garage. There was a washing machine and dishwasher but no washing powder or dishwasher tablets supplied. This is unusual in rented cottages. We also noted that there were no instruction books for any of the appliances. Washing machines and dishwashers are fairly easy to work out, bud the microwave was a bit of a challenge. Half way through the week one of the carbon monoxide alarms burst into life. After following the emergency procedures it appeared that it was signalling the battery was nearly flat. I reported this on the supplied phone number and was told maintenance would come to the cottage and sort the matter out. They never showed up. As I said at the beginning of this review, Beech Nook is a lovely holiday cottage but the customer service is diabolical. Most of the problems were simple and cheap to sort out, but there appeared to be a complete disinterest. Quick to take the rental money, but indifferent to responding to problems.

    Reviewed by Ian3.1Aug 2023

  • "The location was excellent, in close proximity to footpaths into Whinlatter Forest and to Braithwaite and only 10mins on a bus to Keswick."

    The house was nice, but could do with some TLC,cushions on sofas and dining chairs had seen better days. We had a few issues with the dishwasher not working for the first weekend until someone could come round to fix it and there was a leak from the upstairs shower through the kitchen ceiling which meant that the upstairs shower was out of action for the 2nd half of the week. The customer service was excellent, with almost immediate responses and solutions, although the shower reseal didn't solve the leak into the kitchen. We'd definitely stay in Thornthwaite again.

    Reviewed by Joanna3.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place in a great location"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Great place for a family get together."

    Small side tables would be useful for sitting with drinks. Also soft lighting in lounge. Night light on landind did not work. This did not spoil our holiday, just some points that would have made the stay better.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Probably due to the time of year, we feel that it would beneficial to have the driveway pressure washed as it was very slippy when it had rained."

    There were no instructions on how to use the jet bath in the on suite bathroom. Staying 7 days, we would have expected, to have a least 7 dishwasher tablets. Only 3 were supplied. Apart that a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed a really lovely holiday."

    Beech Nook is a real home from home and a great place in which to spend some quality time if the weather is rubbish. Sykes were really helpful in getting our booking secured for us at a point where we thought we weren't going to get a break this year. So glad we booked and chose this lovely property for a much needed break away from the stresses of life these days.

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.7Sep 2021

  • "I phoned the two numbers before the holiday for the owner or caretaker which by the way were both the same, it went through to lakelovers or sykes cottages, my enquiry was to check if there was a high chair and cot at the property, the lady who answered eventually (very poor wait time to be answered) was quite short in her attitude, saying if it's not listed in the details of what's available it definitely won't be there, she just wanted to get me off the phone, when we got to the house, there was a high chair and travel cot!"

    !! I'm quite annoyed!

    Reviewed by Geoffrey3.4Jul 2021

  • "We placed the rubbish bins after checking with what neighbours had put out."

    The first of three bins was emptied by the collectors we watched as the following collectors disregarded our other two while taking the neighbours. Don't know why they just left them. So we put them back in place still full. Not our fault.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.1May 2021

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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.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Outdoor patio with bistro table and chairs
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Secure storage for bikes
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Travel Cot and High Chair available.

The property

Braithwaite 1.5 miles.

Resting between Derwentwater and Braithwaite Lake, within the sleepy village of Thornthwaite, is this picturesque holiday cottage.

Set in a commanding position with views of the mountains, this spacious dwelling is suited to a large family or group of seven, who wish to explore the magnificent Lake District National Park.

Impress loved ones as you take to the stylish fully-fitted kitchen and prepare a mouth-watering feast for the whole family to enjoy whilst gathered in the dining room.

Retire to the leather sofas that decorate the sitting room, keeping your feet nice and toasty from the heat of the fire as you catch up on your favourite shows on the Smart TV.

Open up the patio doors and delight in drinks in the garden as you raise a toast to another memorable escape with loved ones and look forward to the days ahead.

Back indoors, a handy utility room and a bright and airy shower room rest peacefully on the first floor, whilst upstairs a large family bathroom can be found hosting a quirky bathtub and walk-in shower.

Also on the first floor, four well-appointed bedrooms comprised of a king-size with en-suite bath, an additional king-size, a twin and a single provide room for the whole family.

Kick-start your days with a gentle stroll to the centre of Keswick, where you can indulge in a delicious breakfast at one of the many local cafés before touring attractions such as the Derwent Pencil Museum, Puzzling Place and the Keswick Museum.

Embark on a thrilling day out with the Keswick Adventure Centre, whether it be Canoeing and raft building or abseiling and rock climbing.

Head to Friars Crag for stunning views of Derwentwater or cross the waters to the National Trust Owned Derwent Island House.

Spend the day at the Cumbrian Manor of Mirehouse & Gardens or challenge yourself to an enthralling hike to the peak of Skiddaw or Blencathra, before treating yourself to refreshing pint of ale down at one of the many local pubs.

Take a tour of the The Lakes Distillery and meet the family of friendly alpacas that resides there, or meet exotic animals and birds of prey at the Lake District Wildlife Park.

Cross the historical Keswick Railway Station on a walk along the Keswick to Threlkeld railway trail and admire the flowing waters of the River Greta, before arriving at the village of Threlkeld to see the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum.

Live incredible moments with your loved ones on a holiday at Beech Nook.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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
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