Cosy Cottage is a traditional retreat for three people and one dog, located right in the heart of the popular village of Braithwaite. The ground floor of this cosy cottage is open plan, with the fully fitted kitchen just one step up from the living-dining area. On the first floor are the two bedrooms, a lovely double and a cosy single, and family shower room. As well as parking for a car, outside you'll find a welcome bench and picnic bench and stone outbuilding, ideal for securely storing bikes if you'd like to explore on two-wheels instead of four.
In Braithwaite you'll find a wonderful village shop and three pubs to choose from, all serving real ales and hearty home cooked meals. Walkers will delight at the great choice of routes on offer straight from the front door. Head up local fell Barrow for stunning panoramic views or walk along the beck to the beautiful Newlands Valley. Pack a picnic and spend a day on the fell tops tackling the famous Coledale Horseshoe, a circular walk that's a must for any serious hill walker. Why not hire mountain bikes at Whinlatter Forest? You'll find three dedicated cycling trails - not to mention a friendly cafe for refreshments afterwards!
If you do fancy venturing further afield, take a scenic drive through the Lakes to the pretty village of Grasmere. Visit Dove Cottage, the former home of the poet William Wordsworth, before stocking up on the village's famous gingerbread. Continue on to Ambleside for a look around the independent shops before enjoying lunch at one of the quirky cafes. Keswick is only 3 miles from Braithwaite; often called the adventure capital of the North Lakes, why not try your hand at ghyll scrambling or canyoning with one of the local adventure companies?