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Barn Cottage

Bassenthwaite, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Rustic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A unique cottage bursting with original features
  • Situated in the quintessential Cumbrian village of Bassenthwaite, with a good pub around the corner
  • Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, with views of Skiddaw and plenty of walking routes from your door
Property code: SZ057

This charming cottage is full of character and enjoys uninterrupted countryside views. It's an ideal retreat for families looking to explore a less frequented part of the popular Lake District National Park.

This cottage is a wonderful place full of quirky nooks and crannies and interesting knick-knacks. Look out for the little bear and her friend in the secret hiding place in the beams; feel inspired by the big picture window that looks out onto the open countryside and farmland; settle down with a nice cup of tea by the wood burner.

Bassenthwaite is a lovely village, full of warmth and openness. There are little alleys to explore, a ‘proper’ village green and fantastic walks right from the front door. It’s a place to go back to time and time Again.

Bassenthwaite Lake is a 20-minute walk away and is famous for being the Lake District’s only ‘proper’ lake – the rest being ‘meres’ or ‘waters’. It’s the perfect place for a picnic.

Nearby is the town of Keswick with a theatre, cinema, climbing wall, shops, various eating establishments and Derwentwater where you can hire boats or take a trip on the launch.

Cockermouth is 15 minutes in the opposite direction and is a place of real character and colour with its independent shops, good restaurants and the Kirkgate Centre (for theatre, film, music and comedy). It is also the home to Jennings beer – one of Cumbria’s most popular ales

Inside, the hallway leads to the main open plan downstairs room. This is a cosy and comfortable room full of interesting knick-knacks and antiques. The lounge area has sofa and two chairs, Smart TV, radio/CD player and plenty of books and games. There is further seating by the large picture window. The beams in this room came from a ship.

The kitchen area is equipped with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle. The dining table easily seats four. There is a washing machine situated under the stairs in the hallway, with a small freezer above it.

Upstairs is a double bedroom, a twin and a bathroom which has bath, separate shower, WC and sink. The views of open countryside from the bedrooms are lovely. The bedrooms are quirky with all sorts of interesting decoration.

Outside there is parking for one car with further parking round the corner on the road. There is a bench to sit on and enjoy a morning coffee or perhaps a glass of wine in the evening.

The owners, 'the allotment' which is more of a garden than an allotment which you are welcome to use. It is a haven of peace with fantastic views towards Skiddaw and comes complete with summer house, bench, garden seats, a willow arbour and three or four hens. To reach 'the allotment', you need to cross the stream and follow the little path - it's only a minute or so from the cottage.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – separate bath and shower
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Wood burner - logs provided
  • Smart TV , radio/CD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden and use of the ''allotment,' which is accessed over a stream and along a little path - care must be taken with children
  • Parking for 1 car, roadside parking nearby
  • Pub within 500 metres
  • Short breaks available from a Friday or a Monday during November – March
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 22nd December 2023

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Perfect little cottage in a lovely village. Stayed over the Christmas period and had the most magical time. Even with shocking weather. The fire really helped warm up after a soggy day on the fells. Clean, tidy and snuggly. Perfect for a couple or family of 4.

Reviewed by Chris 21st October 2023

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A brilliant stay in a wonderful cottage. It provided us with everything required for a much needed break. The cottage is located in a quiet spot in a lovely, peaceful village. We're looking forward to staying there again

Reviewed by James 14th October 2023

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Lovely little cottage in a great village. Lots of walks from the front door. Pub is walking distance and serves decent food.

Reviewed by Susan 16th September 2023

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Excellent location, lovely village. Cottage very cosy and comfortable and clean. Lovely views. Nice walks straight from the cottage. Will be retuning soon.

Reviewed by Craig 26th August 2023

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Lovely cosy cottage with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Location is great being 10 mins from Keswick.

Reviewed by Natasha 20th August 2023

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Fantastic cottage with stunning views. Has everything you need for a home away from home and it has a cosy, welcoming feel about the place. Highly recommend staying here over the busier towns and villages further south. You do need to drive to most places of appeal, however, I wouldnt swap the 15-30 minute drives through epic scenery, on fantastic Read moreroads for the bustle of the bigger towns. We will definitely look to book again on our next visit to the Lake District! Hide

Reviewed by Miriam 12th August 2023

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Reviewed by Laura 29th July 2023

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Reviewed by Sally 27th May 2023

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What a fabulous cottage, from a barn conversion. Was great to see the photo album of this. The cottage is really comfortable and has everything you need. The beds are really comfortable & the shower is fab, was lovely to have a soak in the bath too, plenty of hot water. A fabulous view over the country side, quiet & serene. The added bonus of the aRead morellotment is the icing on the cake. Approx 200yrds from the cottage is a little bit of heaven, a sun trap. Great for reading listening to nature. Hide

Reviewed by Nick 15th April 2023

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Reviewed by Kerry 1st April 2023

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Clean, comfortable cottage in a quiet area.

Reviewed by Alec 14th March 2023

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We arrived in March it was cold and had been snowing, when we opened the door there was a roaring log fire awaiting us, a brilliant welcome, the property was excellent, it had that lovely cottage feel, we would certainly recommend it. Many thaqnks.

Reviewed by Karen 27th February 2023

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Reviewed by Erica 5th November 2022

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An absolutely beautiful cottage from top to bottom with everything you need for a wonderful holiday. Thoughtfully designed with books and games and a well stocked basket of logs. The heating is top notch for the times when you need a quick boost of heat and the washing machine is great with quick cycles available too. Everything we could possible nRead moreeed or want was there. The owners are just next door and ever so welcoming. Would love to stay again if theyd have us. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 15th October 2022

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A very comfortable and cosy cottage with everything you could need for a holiday in the Lake District including excellent WiFi. Our host Roy was very welcoming, helpful and generous. We had access to plenty of logs for the wood burning stove which was wonderful to sit by after a day out walking. The location of the cottage was great, with many walkRead mores from the door and only a short drive to Keswick. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 1st October 2022

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Lovely cottage in a great location! Very peaceful and relaxing, enjoyed the woodburner for those Autumn evenings too. Definitely to be recommended.

Reviewed by Tora 13th August 2022

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This cottage was such a lovely place to stay. Our toddler loved the fact that round the corner there were swings, ducks and a river to paddle in. She wanted to go there all the time. Bassenthwaite is a lovely location, quiet, but a nice pub and a lovely village feel and close to Keswick. The cottage was well provisioned and comfortable. It had everRead moreything we needed to cook meals at home and we loved the views out of the fields and to the hills. Would recommend and thought it was very good value. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 23rd July 2022

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Reviewed by Andrew 16th July 2022

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If you enjoy the quaint and old-fashioned, you will delight in this cottage which has been so lovingly and carefully equipped by its owners, yet with every modern convenience also. We were very grateful for such a friendly welcome, and the cottage is a good base for exploring God's beautiful creation - both on the doorstep and further afield.

Reviewed by Ron 2nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 28th May 2022

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Barn cottage is a very cosy and pretty cottage, the big picture window is lovely. And it's ideally situated on the edge of the village, a great base for exploring the northern Lake District.

Reviewed by Christine 21st May 2022

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Fabulous cottage, warm and very welcoming with everything you need for the week. It has a lovely homely feel of a traditional Lakeland farmhouse. Set in a wonderful location, so quiet and peaceful but near to both Keswick and Cockermouth. Good parking for 1 average sized car and ample street parking in the village. We would definitely return.

Reviewed by Paul 7th May 2022

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Bassenthwaite is a lovely quite village and has a layback feel. Great pub excellent local walks overlooking Skiddaw and lake. No outside private space, but local Brooke and ducks is enchanting and gives a village feel

Reviewed by Rachel 23rd April 2022

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Great cosy cottage in a fantastic location with fantastic views. So peaceful!

Reviewed by Ian 19th March 2022

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Cosy and homely cottage, loved the log burner for the cool evenings in March. We were to feel really welcome and enjoyed catching the sunset on the allotment. Would love to return if we can.

Reviewed by Ruth 6th March 2022

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Lovely cottage which children might delight in, in terms of the lovely homey touches throughout and in the children's bedroom. Very cozy and great wood burner that was easy to use. Local pub meant we could cook or walk up the street to the local for a drink and meal.

Reviewed by Jan 3rd March 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage ideal for walkers. Very clean and well equipped and the wood burning fire is an added bonus. Will definitely be returning

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