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Kestrel Cottage

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Bassenthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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


1 Customer Review

  • "The cottage, the location, and the welcome couldn’t have been better."

    Absolutely perfect for us and our dogs. So much walking/ running straight from the doorstep, we can’t wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Elle5.0Apr 2024


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Boot room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • TV in master bedroom
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent (honesty box available for additional fuel)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome at an additional cost
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, Bassenthwaite Lake 2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Please note: This property can only accept Friday check ins between April 1st and September 30th

The property

Keswick 5.9 miles.

Kestrel Cottage, a charming three-bedroom cottage is nestled in the breath-taking beauty of the Lake District National Park in Bassenthwaite near Keswick, Cumbria.

Perfect for pet-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, this tranquil cottage in the Northern Fells area, surrounded by Wainwright fells, provides a warm and inviting atmosphere with lake views and a woodburning stove, ideal for evening gatherings with friends and family.

Embrace the idyllic scenery and explore the hidden gems of the Lake District, with Kestrel Cottage providing the perfect home-from-home experience.

Step into your new abode and gather in the kitchen while you whip up your best dishes to be enjoyed around the dining table; after tucking in, unwind in the sitting room and bask in the warmth of the woodburning stove, a perfect spot for an evening spent with friends and family.

Upstairs, discover three inviting bedrooms, two double and one single, all neutrally-presented and perfect for winding down at the end of a long day.

Freshen up in the ground-floor shower room, completing your evening routine before hunkering down for your beauty sleep.

Should you fancy an evening tipple or a night off from cooking, the nearest pub, The Sun Inn, is dog-friendly and makes the perfect base, just a mile away; alternatively you can tour the Lake District Distillery and bring home your tipple, or spend an afternoon on a steam train with lunch at Bassenthwaite Station.

Ideally positioned on the Cumbrian Way, there is an abundance of outdoor activities to be enjoyed, starting from the doorstep; head up the England’s 4th-highest mountain, Skiddaw, from Kestrel Cottage, or make the walk to the beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake for some wild swimming.

Uncover Bassenthwaite’s natural and cultural gems, for a serene and tranquil stroll along the lake's shoreline.

Following the Cumbrian Way, venture to the popular spot of Keswick, where you can find plenty of shops and dining options before jumping on the bus back to Kestrel Cottage.

Enjoy the picturesque valleys in Borrowdale, activity-filled Derwent Water with its activities such as boating, sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking available to take out onto the lake.

Get your walking boots on and hike Scafell Pike and Helvellyn, and find another picture-perfect lake, Buttermere, all just short and scenic drives away.

If you’re looking for some off-lead time with your four-legged friends, Park Wood and Dodd Wood are nearby and offer a delightful route for you and your pooch.

Finally for a spot of history, head to the birthplace of William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian, Cockermouth, where you can brush up on the local culture.

From the tranquil Bassenthwaite, to the activity-filled Derwent Water, and the unbeatable scenery surrounding, your Lake District experience awaits at Kestrel Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Keswick 8 miles; Cockermouth 9 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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Please note: This property can only accept Friday check ins between April 1st and September 30th

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter