Bassenthwaite Lake is perhaps one of the least touristy Lakes in Cumbria and you may even see Osprey sweeping down to pluck a fish as they nest close by in Dodds Wood. The village of Bassenthwaite is so unspoilt by tourism that it has just one pub, The Sun Inn where you can find Real Ales and good food. There are no shops, but there is a delightful stream meandering through the village where you can often watch the ducks swim by.
Cottages in Bassenthwaite and surrounding villages
In one of the quieter corners of Cumbria, Garries Cottage is set up above the village of Bassenthwaite amid 10 acres of garden and meadowland. Red squirrels and woodpeckers are often seen around this 17th century Lakeland cottage.
You can see more photographs and check availability of Garries Cottage here.
Owners Note : Please be aware that a stream runs through the grounds of Holly Bank
This views from Holly Bank are what really encouraged me to add this property to our carefully reviewed collection. The photographs really do speak for themselves. Couple that together with the fact that you could easily have two families holidaying together here as there are two en-suite king/double rooms and two twin rooms. Underfloor heating, ample parking, 2 acres of garden and pubs serving real ale within a five minute walk? Interested? Find more photographs and read reviews of Holly Bank
John Peel House - Ruthwaite - Nr. Bassenthwaite
Ideal for a couple of families who want to holiday together, or extended families. The imposing fireplace in the more formal of the two living was salvaged from a near-by manor house. The farmhouse kitchen is a dream with its American style fridge coupled with a traditional Aga and even French doors to the garden so you can potter our with your morning cup of tea. See more photographs and check availability of John Peel House
300 years old and full of character with lovely old beams and a wood burning stove plus, just a stone throw form the Sun Inn which serves good food and real ale. We love the practicality of the two bathrooms and that you can take two pets too! This quieter corner of Cumbria offers you fabulous views and walks from the door to Skiddaw or you could just feed the ducks on the stream which passes the cottage. The property is pretty isolated, apart from the neighbouring pub, so if you are looking for somewhere that you can open your door to lovely views and walks and can live without a mobile phone signal and WIFI then this maybe the property for you! Not sure? Read guest reviews and see further photos and details of Primrose Cottage here.
West Croft Holiday CottagesThese sensibly priced self-catering cottages have been converted from a Grade II listed barn and can be booked individually or collectively giving a great opportunity for extended families or groups of friends to holiday together.
The games room (which is shared via all the cottages) with its chess board, table football and full sized snooker table are a great asset too. Each of the cottages has its own parking and patio area and BBQ's are also available. The award winning Lakeland distillery is close by and the Solway coast and coastal villages are as in easy access as the Lake District National Park itself.
The Stable - Sleeps 5
The Saddlery - Sleeps 4
The Hayloft - Sleeps 5 + cot
New Park Farm Cottages - Ireby - Bassenthwaite AreaThese self-catering cottages are split-level barn conversions, so they have the bedrooms downstairs to make the most of the fabulous views from the living and kitchen areas on the first floor.
There is a super slide and swing set for younger guests and older guests may be even more delighted with the ping-pong, foot-ball and pool tables which are in a separate building and a shared facilities amongst the cottages. The extensive grounds (approx 2 acres) are also shared and BBQ facilities are available. There are rare breed sheep and miniature shetland ponies nearby, too, which look adorable!
Despite being off the beaten track there is a very good pub within walking distance (about one mile = 20 minute walk). It is getting great reviews from both locals and visitors alike (check them out here. In addition there are a great variety of shops and fabulous cafes, bars and restaurants in the nearby towns of Cockermouth, Wigton and Keswick.
Ash Tree Cottage
Owners note :All of the New Park Farm properties are non-smoking and do not accept pets. Children over the age of 3 are welcome
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