Cottages in Bassenthwaite

The Tottsie - Bassenthwaite

  • Sleeps 4 : 1 x Double / 1 x Twin
  • Wood-burning stove (initial logs provided)
  • Exposed beams
  • Freesat TV with DVD & Playstation 
  • Large lawned garden with patio furniture and breathtaking views (see note below)
  • Parking is in a nearby lay-by (unloading only at the cottage)
  • Pubs and restaurant 1 3/4 miles (approx) and shop 6 miles

The Tottsie (yes, interesting name!) is definitely all about the views! Oh, well maybe the wood-burning stove too! 

Now, what you need to know is that the parking is in a lay by nearby, there is no WiFi at The Tottsie, but did we mention the views? The exposed beams, low doorway, uneven floors (there are three steps to the galley kitchen too) in our opinion add to the charm of this 17th century terraced cottage.  The garden is at the end of the terrace...but once you get there boy do you have a view to be envied.  

What we recommend you do now is to go ahead and see what previous guests have loved and of course see further photographs, read the fine print and check for availability, all of that. can be done right here


Low Melbecks House - Bassenthwaite

  • Sleeps 4 : 1 x King-size double-ended bath en-suite / 1 x King-size en-suite shower room
  • Under floor oil central heating
  • Cot and High-chair available
  • TV with Freeview / Sonos Speakers / WiFi (see note below)
  • Shared external Games room
  • No smoking / no pets
  • Off road parking 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Pub 3.5 miles - Shop 8.3 miles

Owners note:

The WiFi can be weak due to the rural location of Low Melbeck House

The house is Topsy Turvy - So the bedrooms are on the ground-floor and the living accommodation on the first-floor 

A stream borders the gardens

Low Melbecks House is perfect if you want to take advantage of being in beautiful rural Cumbria whilst not skimping on home comforts. Being as it is on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite and finished to a high level with Sonos speakers and underfloor oil central heating. The external games room is shared with the adjoining property (see below) which of course can be booked together to provide accommodation for 8. 

See all the details of Low Melbecks house, including further photographs and availability here


Low Melbecks Cottage - Bassenthwaite

  • Sleeps 4 : 1 x King-size / 1 x Twin
  • Travel cot & High-chair available on request (see owners note below re stream)
  • No pets / no smoking
  • Wood-burning stove 
  • Smart TV with Freeview/ DVD/ Sonos speakers WiFi (see note below)
  • Shared external games room
  • Off road parking 2 cars
  • Patio area with seating (see note below re children)
  • Pub 3.5 miles / Shop 8.3 miles

Owners note:

A stream borders the garden/seating area of Low Melbecks Cottage so children must be supervised

Due to the rural location WiFi may be weak

Low Melbecks House can be jointly booked to provide accommodation for up to 8

Low Melbecks Cottage is the perfect retreat for anyone looking for that off the beaten track location without having to compromise on added luxury.  Fitted as it is with Sonos speakers a modern kitchen and a wood-burning stove to snuggle up by and an external games room which is shared with Low Melbecks House (see above). 

Read more about Low Melbecks Cottage, including more photographs and availability here


The Sun Inn - Ireby

Safer Stays : The owners of this property have taken additional steps which include safe key collection / drop, property sanitation between guests and provision of soap and sanitiser within the property.  

  • Sleeps 10 : 2 x King-size / 2 x Twin plus one ground-floor Double en-suite
  • Aga style range in the kitchen + electric oven & hob 
  • Exposed beams / Open fire and Wood-burner (initial fuel)
  • TV with Freeview Smart TV + Netflix
  • No smoking property / no pets
  • On-road parking
  • Travel cot / High-chair / Stair-gate
  • Large enclosed garden with views plus additional shared garden with Keats Barn (see below) which has a kids play area and fire-pit
  • Pub & restaurant 20 yds / Shops 6 miles

Rumour has it that the Sun Inn was the favourite haunt of John Peel who gained notoriety via John Greaves poem, D'Ye Ken John Peel which later became used as the Cumbrian hunting song.  Other claims to fame include Charles Dickens, Wilkie Wilkins and the young Romantic Poet John Keats

These days visitors to the Sun Inn are more likely to include your good self, and the chickens and bats, though if you are lucky then you may just spot a red squirrel at the feeding station too!

The exposed beams still have old coins stuck into them, which is a tradition from yesteryear but everything else, including the slipper bath will walk-in shower will defintiely be a nod to the 21st century. 

You can read more about The Sun Inn, which can be booked alongside the next property, Keats Barn and check for availability here


The Sun Inn can be booked with Keats Barn to sleep 14 in total

Keats Barn - Ireby

Safer Stays : The owners of this property have taken additional steps which include safe key collection / drop, property sanitation between guests and provision of soap and sanitiser within the property.  

  • Sleeps 4  : 1 x King-size zip-link can be twin on request / 1 x double          NB:( can be booked with The Sun Inn above to sleep 14)
  • Cot, High-chair and stargaze available on request
  • Wood-burning stove 
  • FreeView Smart TV / WiFi
  • 2 pets welcome / no smoking 
  • Large enclosed garden (shared with owners) plus patio furniture and fire-pit
  • Private parking 2 cars
  • Bike store
  • Pub & restaurant 20 yds - Farm shop in the village + shops 6 miles

Owners note :

Please be aware that there is a step to the garden 

Keats Barn is Topsy Turvy! meaning that the bedrooms and shower room are on the ground-floor and the living and kitchen area on the first floor, to take advantage of the views

Keats Barn is steeped in history! In its former life it was part of the Sun Inn, which was the local haunt of John Peel, who's life was immortalised, by the Cumbrian hunting song  'D'Ye Ken John Peel' written by his good friend the poet John Graves. The 17th Century coaching Inn also lays claim to fame as having non other than Charles Dickens as one of its customers, in addition to Wilkie Collins and the poet whom it is named after the romantic poet John Keats

More information of this historical property, including more photographs, guest reviews and availability can be found here.