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Wren's Nest

Thornthwaite near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 18408)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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37 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Irving

    “First of all I would like to say how courteous, knowledgable and welcoming the ...”

    First of all I would like to say how courteous, knowledgable and welcoming the young man at ...

    First of all I would like to say how courteous, knowledgable and welcoming the young man at Sykescottages was who helped me find this short break They say that size doesn’t matter and in the case of Wren’s Nest that is absolutely true This little gem has everything you need for a self catering break It is warm and comfortable with generous heating , very much appreciated after trekking the mountains all day It is situated in Thornthwaite on a hillside with superb views of Skiddaw but within easy reach of Keswick This was our first visit to Wren’s Nest and I hope it won’t be the last

    - Ms Irving, October 2020

The property

This charming semi-detached cottage is situated in splendid surroundings, on the edge of the village of Thornthwaite, four miles from the town of Keswick in the beautiful Lake District National Park.

A former stable, this small cottage boasts magnificent mountain views across to Skiddaw and the Helvellyn range, and is only a short walk from Bassenthwaite Lake.

Well maintained, it has an open plan living area consisting of a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a glazed door that opens onto an attractive patio, which is the perfect place to admire the views and wildlife, whilst enjoying a relaxing drink.

A delightful pine staircase leads to a gallery bedroom with a pitched ceiling and pine beams, and completing the accommodation is a ground floor shower room.

The vibrant market town of Keswick is just a ten minute drive away and has many specialist shops and restaurants, along with the Theatre by the Lake, which has a wide and varied programme of events.

Close by is Whinlatter forest with its osprey observation unit, and there are many walks, bike trails and watersports available in the area.

This cosy cottage is an ideal base for romantic getaways.

Note: This property is located next to Ref. 914594 and 936223, together they sleep 11.


  • One double bedroom
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview and DVD in bedroom, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front and side patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Lake Bassenthwaite 10 mins walk
  • Note: This property has a low ceiling in part of the bedroom
  • Note: This property does not accept infants or children under 5 years
  • Note: WiFi suitable for browsing only.

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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.

Region Information

Note: This property does not accept infants or children under 5 years.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas