Aquarius accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Living/dining room
Shower Room

First Floor

Master bedroom with double bed
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom


Large rear garden with sloping lawn and mature trees
Raised patio
Covered bike store where you can lock your bikes

Parking Info

There is private off road parking for up to three cars outside the house on a driveway.

Other Info
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
The house is heated by electric heating
WiFi access is available at the property
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking

Whereas there are five beds, the downstairs living space could prove compact for five adults.  However, over the years the owners have visited as a family of five and a dog with no problems.

Hot water is heated overnight, should you require more during the day you can over-ride the system and boost it at any time. The house is heated by modern smart Rointe electric heaters which will be programmed according to the season but can be manually used according to guest’s needs using the Alexa Echo device. There is an open fire in the lounge and the owners recommend you should be prepared to use it in the colder months to create a warm, pleasant environment. The owners provide coke and seasoned wood in a wood store. The fire guard should remain in place when the fire is lit.

There is a washing machine.

Christmas Decorations are not provided.

General Description

Aquarius is a charming 1930s detached house sleeping up to five people in the village of Braithwaite. With fresh light decor and modern furnishings it makes an ideal holiday base for a family or friends to make the most of this lovely area.

On arrival at the property guests enter through the front door. Inside there is a shoe rack, coat hooks and plenty of under-stairs space for all the bits and bobs you're likely to accumulate on your Lake District days out. The living/dining room is to your left. It has lovely modern seating arranged around the gorgeous slate fireplace where guests can enjoy a roaring open fire on chilly evenings. There's a TV with DVD player, a dining table and chairs and plenty of books of local interest thoughtfully left by the owner.

Through to the kitchen which has bright modern units, a breakfast table and a lovely outlook to the garden and fell tops. It is well equipped with slimline dishwasher, under-counter fridge (with small freezer compartment), washing machine, microwave, fan oven and ceramic hobs. The bathroom is also downstairs and features a high pressure shower.

The fresh light colour scheme continues upstairs. Firstly to the master bedroom. This has a double bed, a wooden dresser and two built-in cupboards with shelf and hanging space. The views from here are superb, you can see the summits of Latrigg and mighty Skiddaw in the distance. The twin room shares this gorgeous outlook to the rear of the house and has a decorative fireplace and a chest of drawers for storage. The single room looks out to the front of the house and takes in the imposing peak of Grisedale Pike and the edge of Whinlatter Forest. Perfect to inspire you to get out and about with that view as you open your curtains in the morning.

Moving outside there is a lovely garden to the rear. There are gates to both sides of the house so the garden is enclosed however there are some small gaps in the fencing so it's not entirely escape proof! It boasts a lovely long sloping lawn bordered by flower beds with mature trees, shrubs and hedges around. There are even some blackberries about if you are lucky enough to be visiting when they ripen. The raised patio which stretches out from the back door at the kitchen makes a wonderful spot for outdoor dining, especially for breakfast on a sunny morning. Just the ticket!