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Bramble Cottage

Thornthwaite near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 936223)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "A truly wonderful property in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Bramble cottage."

    The view was superb and the cottage comfortable. It was ideally placed for walking (we did 32 Wainwrights, 16 of them direct from the cottage and the others within fairly short drives). Although the pub and shop were about 40 minutes walk away this was through pleasant countryside and we often spotted a red squirrel on the way! Also saw a red squirrel right in front of the living room window which was a real bonus. We would happily book again if we were wanting to stay in the same area.

    Reviewed by HarrietSep 2021

  • "We had everything we needed to make our visit a pleasure."

    Views, perfect position for access to the majority of the Lakes, peaceful and comfortable. Half the four slice toaster doesn't work but that didn't stop us from enjoying breakfast while watching the sun come up over the hills. Our only regret was that we didn't leave enough time to do the really local area, but then that gives us an excuse to go back next year!

    Reviewed by KateSep 2021

  • "Friendly and helpful hosts, stunning views of Skiddaw, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2021

  • "This is our second visit here and we enjoy the lovely views the owners are very ..."

    This is our second visit here and we enjoy the lovely views the owners are very friendly and helpful even in this time of unserttanty we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2020

  • "It was a beautiful cottage with everything you could need , views were breathtaking"

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2020

  • "A cosy cottage which is as described."

    Great views and has everything you need. It is small but more than enough space for 5. The cottage is not near town but this did not matter as it is easy to go by car to any of the many attractions. There are walks straight out of the door in the forest.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2019

  • "The cottage itself was warm and comfortable but the best part was the location--great views out every window and nice walks right outside the front door."

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2019

  • "Fully equipped, warm, most recommended !"

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2019

  • "The hosts at Bramble cottage were very welcoming and helpful."

    The cottage was very comfortable and clean and the views are fantastic.we would stay there again if holidaying in the Lake district.

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2019

  • "Great spot great host , all round good family break views are stunning and the food in the pubs is nice."

    Great place to switch off from the world

    Reviewed by OliverMay 2019

  • "Fourth visit to Bramble Cottage, another enjoyable experience, hope to make fifth."

    Reviewed by BarryMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a fabulous setting, quiet but central location."

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2019

  • "Heating was controlled by owner and it got very cold through night and was only on for 2hrs in morning so you had to rush and shower or it would be cold !"

    There was a wall electric fire in lounge ,asked the owners and was told it hadn't worked for "years"and was there only for decorative purpose,s but didn't even light up !!Was asked to electric humidifier in bathroom when in use ,there wasn't room and also it was plug in ,in the hallway !But it was clean ,lovely views from the cottage and would go back if these things that are mentioned where rectified

    The owner is sorry to hear that you were unable to adjust the heating after they showed you how to control it.. It is on a timer 3 times a day but they also showed you how to over ride the system to leave you in control. If you were still struggling they were on hand to assist at any time. The electric fire is there for decorative purposes only and is not listed in the features, most customers have no need for it as the cottage is very cosy and warm. The dehumidifier is left for use after a shower as the bathroom is ventilated by a fan in the ceiling with no windows to dispel excess condensation. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarieSep 2018

  • "The location of Bramble cottage was perfect for access to the Lake district & the local area."

    It was clean & warm but we were disappointed with the general level of decor inside. The lounge area was outdated & not very comfortable, the kitchen could do with some modernisation (the wallpaper & china are from the 50s?) plus the pots & pans were limited - only 1 frying pan for example. The back room smelt of damp & the heating didnt work so we closed the doors & didnt use this space. Several light bulbs were also out around the cottage - nothing significant to warrant contacting the owner but just gives a sign of lack of attention to detail. The bedrooms were clean, linen was lovely. The showers were hot & powerful but the bathrooms are dated & there was rust on the towel rail in the bathroom & a broken shower tray repaired with tape! In line with other cottages listed by Sykes I was underwhelmed. However, it did not spoil our week & I would look at Sykes again but will be more stringent on vetting a listing in future. Thanks

    Thank you for your feed back. We're sorry you did not find the property to your liking.We do supply enough cooking utensils for the occupancy the property allows. Thank you for letting us know about the light bulbs, we have since fixed this issue. The heating was checked and confirmed as working, we're sorry you had issues with this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2018

  • "Lovely break."

    Cosy cottage set in beautiful area and met all our needs

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2018

  • "This was our third visit to Bramble Cottage If visiting The Lakes again we would hope to stay there ."

    Reviewed by BarryMay 2018

  • "A lovely cottage warm and comfortable."

    Great access to all areas of the Lakes . Our 5th visit to Beckstones

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage, very warm and cosy."

    Bramble cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for a lovely boxing day stay.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2017

  • "It was ideal to be near Keswick and lots to do as it rained alot but we managed ..."

    It was ideal to be near Keswick and lots to do as it rained alot but we managed 3 walks so worked out well and back to a cosy cottage with amazing views

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2017

  • "Bramble cottage was quiet and relaxing, with beautiful views, would definitely ..."

    Bramble cottage was quiet and relaxing, with beautiful views, would definitely book again with Sykes next year, thank you for a lovely holiday

    Sep 2016

  • "Mr & Mrs Illman were most helpful, and we hope to visit again."

    A very relaxing holiday in beautiful siroundings.

    Reviewed by BarrySep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Second sitting room/snug.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • No towels provided
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet over 12 months old welcome at a charge of £25 payable on arrival
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: WiFi suitable for browsing only
  • Note: Internal step up into bedrooms and bathroom and step down into bedrooms.

The property

Thornthwaite 0.7 miles.

This cosy, mid-terrace, cottage is situated in beautiful countryside on the edge of the village of Thornthwaite, four miles from the town of Keswick in the beautiful Lake District National Park.

With Bassenthwaite Lake a short stroll away, this lovely cottage makes an ideal base for a family or friends to explore this beautiful part of the country.

Converted from an old barn, this attractive cottage has superb views across to some of the Lake District’s finest mountains, Skiddaw and the Helvellyn Range.

Every care and attention has been made to ensure your stay is perfect, and has a sitting room with dining table placed next to the picture window with mountain views.

The kitchen opens into the sitting room, making sure no one is left alone whilst making dinner.

There is also another small sitting room ideal for a quiet moment with a book or jigsaw.

There is a single step which leads to two double bedrooms and one single bedroom, together with shower room and a family bathroom.

Just a 10 minute drive away is the colourful market town of Keswick which sits alongside Derwentwater.

The town is perfect for a day out with lots of shops and cafes to explore whilst the stunning scenery along Derwentwater up the Borrowdale Valley is perfect for a walk and picnic.

Mountain bikers will love the Whinlatter Forest with its numerous trails to explore and of course the osprey observation unit is also worth visiting.

This super cottage is an ideal base for family breaks in stunning scenery.

Note: This property is located next to Refs. 914594 and 18408, together they sleep 11.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, 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 or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

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Region Information

Please Note - No towels are provided

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute