Bleaberry Lodge accommodation summary
Kitchen with dining area
Cloakroom with toilet
Master bedroom with king size bed
Shower room (no toilet)
Main bathroom with over-bath shower
Parking for up to 3 cars
Terraced garden at front with dining area and 2 acre hillside garden to the rear with access to Whinlatter forest tracks
Towels will be provided
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £100. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
Bleaberry Lodge is a stunning hillside property in the delightful village of Thornthwaite, just a stone's throw from the vibrant market town of Keswick. It's a wonderful building brought beautifully into the 21st century with subtle decor, comfortable furnishings and modern appliances.
The entrance to the house is via a utility room with washing machine, dryer and freezer. There is a convenient downstairs cloakroom with toilet here and a large cupboard with plenty of storage for your group's coats and muddy boots. Beyond this is the beautiful kitchen with dining area. This room is tastefully furnished with a large dining table and a breakfast bar, not to mention the beautiful views of Skiddaw and surrounding fells. The kitchen is well equipped with an aga (gas powered), microwave, dishwasher, large fridge-freezer and plenty of storage space.
You might not want to move beyond this gorgeous room with its cosy red Aga and glorious views but just to the side of it is a delightful little light snug with a chaise longue for some quiet reading time. Here there are binoculars for watching the amazing birdlife. Not only does Bleaberry lodge play host to a wide range of garden birds, but you might also be lucky enough to spot our beloved Red Squirrels and some of Bassenthwaite's other occasional residents the mighty Osprey. This really is a fantastic spot to take in the amazing views over to Keswick, Latrigg and Skiddaw.
Moving through the lower floor, which has beautiful slate flooring throughout, you'll come to the large and comfortable living room. At its centre is a stunning wood-burner for cosy evenings in and it also has plenty of comfy seating, Sky TV and DVD player.
Moving up to the first floor the master bedroom has a king-size bed, a dresser and a wardrobe. Next to this room there is also a convenient shower room. The twin room benefits from that stunning view over Bassenthwaite and a wardrobe under the eaves that makes a perfect den for little ones! The third room is a double and once again has those stunning views. Like the other bedrooms it is beautifully decorated and has a calm and luxurious quality about it. The spacious, modern family bathroom has a lovely 'd' bath with over-bath shower.
Outside the property there is parking for up to three cars and the area to the front has a lovely terrace for outdoor dining or just for taking in that magnificent view. Out the back of the property there are two acres of hillside garden which is partially enclosed, leading to open woodland. This is a truly magical place to explore as not only do you have your own area of fenced off garden with a tree swing but then there is your own private wood to have wild adventures and mini beast hunts. Added to this you can also access the forestry tracks that lead in to Whinlatter forest where there is a wealth of walking and mountain biking literally out of the back door.
What a perfect cottage to make the most of this fantastic area.