Escape for a romantic, rural retreat filled with waterside walks and cosy nights in at this renovated barn conversion. Your dog is welcome to adventure by your side and you will arrive to stunning views over the surrounding fells and countryside.
This alluring holiday property is a self-contained apartment within a larger barn conversion at Parkergate, a former farm on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite. The property sleeps two people in one double bedroom and has a beautiful view to Bassenthwaite Lake and the surrounding fells. The apartment, which has been newly refurbished, is south-facing and benefits from the afternoon and evening sun.
The property is in a wonderful position beneath Skiddaw. There is excellent walking straight from the door, either to the high fells or more gentle routes along the shores of Bassenthwaite. Dodd Wood is an extensive wooded fell at the foot of Skiddaw. The forest tracks offer easy walking and clear waymarked trails. The summit of Dodd has a fine view across Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite. Dodd Wood is also home to the Osprey Watch project where a visiting pair of ospreys regularly nest and hunt.
Bassenthwaite Village is a gentle 30-minute walk from Ullock Pike. There is a good pub in the village. You can also enjoy a walk from the village taking in pretty St Bega's church that nestles on the lake shore. The church is said to be the inspiration for Alfred Tennyson's Morte d'Arthur after his visit there in 1835.
The property can be booked along with neighbouring properties or with all the apartments in the barn, providing accommodation for up to 16 people.
Upon entering this barn conversion, stairs lead up to the apartment. There is an open-plan sitting room with TV and DVD player. The kitchen and dining area are beyond, and the kitchen is equipped with electric cooker, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave and plenty of storage space.
The bathroom has a bath with shower over, and opposite here is the large double bedroom.
All the windows have amazing views towards Bassenthwaite Lake and the fells beyond. Downstairs there is a shared patio area and garden beyond, patrolled by the local ducks.
There is a separate dryer room (with clothes airier, iron and ironing board) which is shared with the other cottages.