£340 - £1085

Pets Allowed?:
partially enclosed
Fire type:
open fire
Nearest Pub:
5 min walk

Aquarius is a fantastically situated cottage for five in the popular village of Braithwaite. Blessed with a large private garden and a host of amenities on the doorstep it makes an ideal cottage for a family or friends get together in this beautiful part of the world. The interior is bright, fresh and well equipped boasting three comfortable bedrooms with delightful fell views, a modern kitchen and a cosy living room with open fire. The gorgeous raised patio to the back over looking the long sloping lawn is the ideal place to enjoy an evening meal or morning cuppa while enjoying the peace and quiet.

Braithwaite is a sought-after destination lying at the foot of the Newlands Valley, on the edge of Whinlatter Forest Park and close to the shores of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake. Added to this it's just a short hop to the northern Lake District gem that is Keswick. Aquarius is perfectly situated for making the most of the fell walking in the area, indeed you can walk up Barrow, Causey Pike or Grisedale Pike straight from the cottage. There is also a wealth of easier strolling to be done. Not least a charming bridleway along Newlands Beck, perfect for picnic and paddling days. For the foodies among you the highly-acclaimed Cottage in the Wood restaurant is just up the road. The village itself boasts three pubs and a restaurant serving good food and local real ales, it also has a much-loved shop which is a hub for village life. All of this within easy waking distance of the cottage. Whinlatter Forest is an absolute must for visitors with miles of cycling and walking tracks, an excellent cafe, imaginative play park and a "Go-Ape" high ropes course where you can test your balance and head for heights on a series of exhilarating obstacles high up in the forest canopy. 

If you would like to explore the wider area then Keswick lies just two miles away. It's a vibrant market town with independent shops, good pubs, restaurants and cafes. Keswick has its own Art Deco cinema and the award-winning Theatre by the Lake not to mention a huge choice of outdoor shops and adventure companies ready to take you out and test your wilder side! Why not explore picturesque Derwentwater either by stately launch or under your own steam in a kayak or rowing boat? To explore a quieter side of the lakes you could head over Newlands Pass to beautiful Buttermere and Crummock beyond. Tranquil and stunning, these crystal-clear lakes are a heaven for wild swimmers surrounded by yet more staggering mountain landscapes. Alternatively you could explore some of the rich history of the area in the forms of Mirehouse, a delightful stately home along the shores of Bassenthwaite with literary connections, or the more ancient and mysterious kind at Castlerigg Stone Circle nearby. Whatever you choose to do then Aquarius makes an ideal base.