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Ladstock Cottage

(Ref. 1064478)

Thornthwaite near Braithwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful location and house."

    It is all done to a high standard with everything you need from kitchen equipment to luxury towels and bathroom toiletries. Parking was ample and, although the brook was noisy, inside the house was quiet. It would be useful to have some welcome guidance. There’s a cute little board with the wifi code on and it looks like there was a section missing which would tell you useful bits like how to control the heating etc. I definitely recommend this to anyone thinking of exploring the Lake District in style.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Apr 2024

  • "Great property in a great location"

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the property and all the area has to offer. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Ladstock Cottage."

    The position was perfect for a wonderful walking holiday. Everyone was very comfortable and the layout and setup of the cottage enabled a very relaxed stay. We were very grateful for previous feedback which gave us a ‘heads-up’ on the things that we needed to be alerted to - the sticky bathroom door, no ceiling lights over the lounge area, the outside security light and the heating system - these things had not been corrected by the time we arrived. Fortunately we weren’t too bothered by the lights in the lounge (which would have been helpful) and the bathroom door, but the security light outside would have been useful as we arrived in the dark after a long journey beset by accidents and road closures. Fortunately we had experience of different heating systems. However, we loved Ladstock Cottage and would love to be able to return. We went with our son and his family - four adults, two children and two dogs. It must be hard for local people in the village with people coming and going but I have to say, the neighbours and people we met from the village were very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Feb 2024

  • "Just returned from a fantastic New Year stay with my Wife, Mother and Sister along with our two dogs."

    What a beautiful location right next to the water with access straight up the lane into Whinlatter Forest for walks and a short car ride to Keswick. The house is finished to a high standard with everything you need for a comfortable weeks stay with loads of space. The owners have done a great job! The only disappointment was that we had read previous customer reviews before we got there about broken toilet seats and not being able to access the property website containing all the useful information and unfortunately we discovered the same, the down stairs toilet seat was broken and requires replacing and the property website was no existent when searched for. It was disappointing that despite previous feedback the owners haven’t addressed these issues and listened to their paying guests. We have reported both of these issues again to Sykes for them to get the owners to address once and for all hopefully. That said it has not put us off staying we will definitely be booking again soon.

    Reviewed by Robin4.1Dec 2023

  • "This is a fantastic house, very spacious, well designed, decorated and furnished."

    We were 4 adults and a dog and had a brilliant week. We cooked everyday and the only things we didn’t find were some food scales and a measuring jug. Everything else was great.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Clean, spacious, great location. A couple of caveats though: 1. There is no information in the cottage providing the essentials, such as what day to put bins out. A website was provided for cottage information, but it doesn't seem to exist! 2. The rushing sound of the beck next to the cottage takes a bit of getting used to - this may be a consideration if you like your bedroom window open at night and are a light sleeper. 3. Three of the toilet seats were very wobbly (in fact one was completely off when we arrived). We did report this to Sykes and were told someone would come to make repairs, but no-one ever did. 4. The bathroom locks are stiff. The one on the en suite to the master bedroom is particularly dangerous - please take care as one of us got locked in and it took us over an hour to rescue them - no end of tools failed to work. These locks require attention, but weren't sorted during our stay. 5. It would be good if one of the double beds could be converted to twins. Sorry if this all sounds negative, but I think it's important some of these issues are addressed. Despite the above, we DID love the cottage and greatly enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is absolutely gorgeous and was really comfortable for us during our stay."

    It was really well equipped as well with little extras not all holiday cottages have, which were very much appreciated. The downstairs toilet seat was broken when we arrived and I told the lady who called to make sure we had got in to the property without problems, and she said it would be fixed on the day we left which was fine as there were plenty of other toilets for us to use! I note that others who have stayed in the cottage since say the seat was still broken. The other seats were a little wobbly as well, especially the one in the en suite. The only other little issue was that the website provided for details about the cottage didn't work so there was no information about the cottage or bin day etc. The bins were overflowing and I felt bad about leaving our rubbish by the side of the bins opposite the house but I totally appreciate that this was down to a strike by the refuse workers rather than anything else. I see someone else has said that the beck at the side of the house is a little noisy, but we loved the sound of the water and frequently sat outside to enjoy it. Those things aside, we really loved the cottage. So much so, we have booked again for next summer!

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Aug 2023

  • "The dustbins were all full when arrived and were not emptied during our two week stay until we were packing the car to come home."

    Nonetheless we found it a great place to stay fulfilling all our needs and will definitely return.

    Dear Kevin, please accept our apologies for the dustbins. The Local Council can be unpredictable sometimes regarding collections. Apparently, we have learned that they were on strike during your stay. Nevertheless, many thanks for your feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at our home and hope that you will come back soon! Kind regards, Simon & Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7May 2023

  • "Very comfortable, clean and well maintained house."

    Dear Rob, Many thanks for your feedback and for the great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at our home and hope that you will come back soon! Kind regards, Simon & Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob5.0May 2023

  • "Ladstock Cottage is very comfortable and in a lovely location."

    Sadly, we could find no guidance on how to operate the heating and towel rails, only discovering the solution the night before we left, and this was an issue which marred our stay. Other than this the only 'niggles' were the absence of salt & pepper pots, toast rack, only two egg cups and not enough towels for our party. In such a high quality house we found these missing items surprising. Leaving aside these minor issues the house is comfortable, beautifully presented and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Mike4.1Apr 2023

  • "This was a lovely cottage, clean, pristine & in a stunning location."

    It was very tastefully & well equipped. A couple of minor points (not a problem, just for information): the extractor fan in the main en-suite bathroom didn’t work; the housing around the oven extractor fan wobbled when in use.

    Dear Angela, Many thanks for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at our home and hope that you will come back soon! Equally, many thanks for informing us about the maintenance items. We will see to it that those are addressed as soon as possible. Kind regards, Simon & Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Apr 2023

  • "We are lucky enough to holiday in the UK a couple of times a year and this was our 4th visit to the Lakes and this property was by far the best."

    So clean, modern and had absolutely everything you could possibly think of. Definitely a home from home. Great location and we will definitely be revisiting.

    Dear Kate, Many thanks for your feedback and for the great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at our home and hope that you will come back soon! Kind regards, Simon & Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great in every aspect EXCEPT THE HEATING WHICH WAS SET AT 18 C, and no means of raising it."

    We called the office and a lady came to sort it but whilst slightly better was never controllable. NO INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REGULATE IT, AND WE ONLY FOUND HOW TO HEAT UPSTAIRS ON DAY 2, AND THEN YOU HAD TO MANUALLY TURN IT ON IN THE MORNING ! WE ARE MID 70’S AND SOME SUFFER FROM POOR CIRCULATION . Look on internet the recommended temperature for elderly is 21 C living room and 18 C upstairs. Also note the bathroom door lock sticks and we had to rescue one person locked in.

    Reviewed by Ted3.8Mar 2023

  • "Ladstock Cottage was such a beautiful accommodation."

    It was so well equipped, really cosy and homely and very clean. The space was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Really sad to be home! Would 100% like to come back one day. Its in such a good location and value for money was great!

    Dear Jade, Many thanks for your feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at our home and hope that you will come back soon! Kind regards, Simon & Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jade4.4Feb 2023

  • "Lovely property, cleanest we have ever stayed in and so well equipped."

    Bedrooms and beds are very comfortable, that coming from me who never sleeps anywhere is a real compliment!! Bathrooms are beautiful, miniature shampoos etc., and toilet rolls ... everything to start your holiday without any concerns. Walk directly from the door into the Whinlater forest park, perfect for your fury friends but only 5 minutes into nearby keswick for supplies. I wish every holiday cottage was as good as this one, it is so hard to find such good standard of accommodation as this. Only 1 thing missing....Yorkshire pudding tin

    Dear Susan, Many thanks for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at our home and hope that you will come back again! Thanks for the tip on the 'Yorkshire' Pudding tin. We hadn't thought of this as we've lived overseas for quite some time, but will purchase one when we are back at Christmas! Kind regards, Simon & Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2022

  • "This was an amazing ‘cabin’ which we really enjoyed as a family for our special week long holiday in the lakes."

    It was clean, super comfortable, and very welcoming. From the moment we arrived, we felt at home and relaxed. It was perfect for our 4 young children with space to play, eat and sleep. I’ve never experienced a place being so well resourced from the washing powder to the cooking oil! So helpful. Location was excellent to nearby Keswick and on foot a trail up through Whinlatter. We’re already saving for our next trip

    Dear Ross, Many thanks for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at our home and hope that you will come back soon! Kind regards, Simon & Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ross4.7Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage, extremely comfortable and very well equipped, would definitely recommend and will book again for future holidays ."


    Dear Paul, We genuinely appreciate your positive feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at our home and hope that you will come back soon! Kind regards, Simon & Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very good and beautiful position."

    Upstairs heating and towel rails on so didn't need to use tumble dryer would have been a win win , but otherwise absolutely excellent!

    Dear Eileen, Many thanks for your feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at our cottage and hope that you will consider coming back soon! Kind regards, Simon & Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7Sep 2022

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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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, Double electric oven, five-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Dining area and sitting area
  • Snug
  • Central heating
  • 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Front patio with gravelled area, picnic bench, and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub and Bassenthwaite Lake 2 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am
  • Note: There is a fast-flowing beck alongside the property; children should be supervised at all times whilst outside
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed

The property

Braithwaite 1.5 miles.

Resting in Thornthwaite, Cumbria, a charming village within the Lake District National Park is Ladstock Cottage, a three-bedroom dwelling.

Enjoying a rural location, set near an abundance of popular mountain bike trails and walks, and a fast-flowing brook, whilst featuring flexible sleeping arrangements and an open-plan layout, the property welcomes six guests, perfect for friends and families alike.

Benefit from the well-equipped kitchen, providing everything you'll need for a self-catering stay, before gathering around the grand dining table, set within the social hub of the cottage; from here, you can also relax upon the plush sofas, or head outside to the tranquil front garden, ideal for alfresco meals.

Returning inside, discover the snug for some peace and quiet, before heading upstairs to the well-appointed bedrooms, including a king-size with en-suite, a double with en-suite and a further double.

A main bathroom and a sleek ground-floor shower room complete the abode, offering a convenient stay for all.

Once you're refreshed, head into Braithwaite, where you'll find Jasper's Coffee House, Ivy House Restaurant, Coledale Inn, and a village shop.

Also enjoy walks across Bassenthwaite Lake Viewing Point, before opting for an energetic hike up either Grisedale Pike, or Grasmoor.

Keswick is a short car journey away, encompassed by historical and cultural attractions, including Keswick Museum, Derwent Pencil Museum, Cook House Gallery, and Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum, whilst Hope Park, is a stunning landscape, perfect for birdwatching, afternoon picnics and nature trailing.

Within the national park you'll also arrive at Lake District Wildlife Park, home to over 100 different species, whilst Mirehouse & Gardens is recommended for its picturesque vistas across the resident lake.

Choose an inviting home-from-home in Ladstock Cottage.

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

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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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas