Would a picturesque slice of history, in a gorgeous Lakeland village, by a tumbling stream suit your tastes? If so, then Burnside Cottage could be just the place for you. Sleeping six people in three delightfully characterful bedrooms, the cottage is a spacious and welcoming base to enjoy the village of Braithwaite and its lovely surroundings. Burnside Cottage is one of the oldest dwellings in Braithwaite and it retains plenty of its original character in the form of exposed beams, pretty windows and a delightful spiral staircase. It is nonetheless a well-appointed modern home with comfortable furnishings, subtle decor - not to mention a romantic balcony with a stunning view.
The village of Braithwaite lies at the foot of the Newlands Valley, on the edge of Whinlatter Forest Park and close to the shores of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake. It 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 door. Coledale Beck runs right past the cottage and it's great fun to follow it as it ascends to these mighty mountains that make up the Coledale Horseshoe. 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. 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. For the foodies among you the highly-acclaimed Cottage in the Wood restaurant is just up the road. Whinlatter Forest is an absolute must for visitors with miles of cycling and walking tracks, an excellent cafe, imaginative playpark 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.
To explore the more bustling side of Lakeland life head to Keswick just three miles away. Keswick is well known as the adventure capital of the Lakes but there's plenty more to enjoy there too. You could make use of the great range of eateries, independent and outdoor shops, the regular market or take in a play or concert at the beautifully situated Theatre By The Lake. You could also get out and about on Derwentwater, either under your own steam or aboard one of the stately launches. However you choose to enjoy this area, Burnside Cottage makes a marvellous base.