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Bleaberry Lodge

Thornthwaite, Lake District
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming yet modern home with private woodland adjacent to the property
  • Easy access to the tracks of Whinlatter, England’s only mountain forest park
  • Nestled in a quaint village near to the magnificent Bassenthwaite Lake
Property code: SZ080

A contemporary property situated in 2 acres of private hillside and woodland, with stunning views towards Bassenthwaite Lake and on the cusp of Whinlatter Forest Park, perfect for group getaways of six.

Whether you’d like to get out walking in the magnificent fells, get muddy while mountain biking, enjoy great food or just go hunting for minibeasts and forest elves in your own private woodland, this lodge is a magical place from which to do it.

Here is a stunning property offering stylish accommodation for up to six guests nestled in the beautiful setting of Thornthwaite, just outside Keswick. This delightful cottage benefits from a stunning position overlooking Skiddaw, Keswick and Bassenthwaite Lake itself. Soak up the stunning views from the front terrace with a glass of wine or perhaps you might be lucky enough to spot some of Bassenthwaite’s famous aerial visitors, the ospreys. The area has become famous in recent years for its successful osprey programme, resulting in the first wild breeding pair in the Lake District for over 150 years; what a fabulous setting from which to spot these magnificent birds.

This property is ideally situated to make the most of this fantastic area with two acres of hillside garden and woodland from which you can access the forestry tracks of Whinlatter, England’s only mountain forest park.

Just 5 minutes away is Keswick, and Cockermouth is 15 minutes. Both are pleasant market towns with independent shops, good pubs, restaurants and bars. Keswick has its own art deco cinema and the award-winning Theatre by the Lake not to mention a vast array of outdoor shops and boating on Derwentwater Lake. Thornthwaite village boasts its own art gallery with tea room just down the road and neighbouring village Braithwaite has three pubs. For the foodies among you, the highly acclaimed Cottage in the Wood restaurant is just up the road in Whinlatter forest.

This wonderful building has been 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 WC 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, a Dolce Gusto coffee machine 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 the 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 and a 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 shower over the bath.

Outside the property there is parking for up to three cars, lockable bike storage 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 2 acres of hillside garden, leading to open woodland. This is a truly magical place to explore as not only do you have your own partially enclosed garden with a tree swing but then there is your own private wood to have wild adventures and mini beast hunts. The garden and woodland are a haven for wildlife including slow worms,  hedgehogs, bank voles, red leg partridges,siskins, nut hatches, tawny owls and more. 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.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, 1 shower room (no WC), 1 separate WC
  • AGA cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, Dolce Gusto coffee machine
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV and DVD player
  • Terraced garden to front, to the rear is 2 acres of hillside garden which is partially enclosed and leads to open woodland.
  • The garden and woodland are a haven for wildlife including slow worms,  hedgehogs, bank voles, red leg partridges,siskins, nut hatches and tawny owls
  • Lockable storage for 3-4 bikes, roe deer
  • Parking for 3 cars on driveway. Please note that the driveway is steep, so care needs to be taken when entering and exiting.
  • Dogs are not permitted upstairs
  • Nearest pub and shop 1 mile
  • 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
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

Kylie Harmon-Twidle

This property is personally managed by Kylie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Esme 13th January 2024

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Lovely, comfortable, well equipped cottage! We loved it and will without a doubt be back.

Reviewed by Robert 21st December 2023

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Another wonderful stay at Bleaberry Lodge. So well equipped and appointed. Cant wait to return.

Reviewed by Carolyn 1st December 2023

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Reviewed by Keith 28th October 2023

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Great accommodation with views to die for, very clean and well equipped and within walking distance to Braithwaite and its pubs and little corner shop

Reviewed by Karen 30th September 2023

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A really lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Lots of walking straight from the door. The walk through the woods to Braithwaite is a pleasure and the food at the Coledale Inn is superb.

Reviewed by Robert 26th August 2023

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Great cottage in a really good location, loads of walks straight from your door. Easy access to Keswick and Lakeland.

Reviewed by Heidi 15th July 2023

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Amazing location and cottage. Did not want to leave!

Reviewed by Donna 8th July 2023

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Reviewed by Christine 1st July 2023

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Great cottage, fantastic views and location one of the few with parking for 3 cars.

Reviewed by David 13th May 2023

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A lovely property in a great location. Keswick is 5 minutes away if you need anything! Access to the back garden is steep and not for those with mobility issues - but our dogs (lab sized) loved it. We will be back.

Reviewed by Kevin 8th April 2023

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A lovely week at Bleaberry Lodge. The cottage had everything you could possibly need including amazing views. We will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Melba 1st April 2023

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Delightful cottage in a lovely village with walks from the door. Its elevated position gives fabulous views to the west, the extensive hillside garden to the rear however is unsuitable for young children

Reviewed by Graham 11th March 2023

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This is a superb Lakeland home with outstanding views over the fells and surrounding area. It was easy to find and access with only minor manoeuvres. It offers everything you could ask for and require for a very comfortable and cosy stay and offers easy access to the Northern Lakes. We loved our stay here and would definitely be back.

Reviewed by Julian 4th March 2023

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Reviewed by Lucy 18th February 2023

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We visit the Lakes every year as a family and this cottage was one of our faves. The cottage itself is gorgeous, all fitted to a high standard and really cosy. Location was perfect, Keswick a 5 min drive away. Only negative is a 5pm check in is too late, we were unpacking in the dark, not ideal with small children.

Reviewed by Lynn 28th December 2022

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What a great cottage, it's so wam and snug in the.winter with both an Aga and Woodburning stove. The kids both enjoy staying here and there's lots of space for the 4 adults and 2 older teenagers plus 2 dogs. It's clean with all that you need to enjoy cooking/baking. All bedrooms are comfortable. The housekeeper (Alison?) was amazing, went out of heRead morer way to help with an early delivery of shopping and then as we were slightly late gathering all our stuff together wasn't rushing us. Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn 2nd December 2022

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This is an amazing warm and cosy cottage with great views and walks straight from the door. Id highly recommend staying there.

Reviewed by Jennifer 25th November 2022

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Reviewed by Pauline 29th October 2022

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Reviewed by Dawn 22nd October 2022

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A lovely spacious, clean and tidy and cottage with beautiful views to the front, whilst the garden has untapped potential and has plenty to explore for children and dogs. Situated near Whinlatter makes ideal walking grounds.

Reviewed by M 10th September 2022

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Amazing location, cottage comfortable and well equipped

Reviewed by Julian 3rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Marilynne 16th July 2022

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Love this house. At least our 5 th stay in it. Fantastic views. Spacious accommodation. Clean and well equipped. Every year we go we notice new improvements. Gallery gift shop and tea room a stones throw away. Superb walks in the woods nearby

Reviewed by Roger 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Christine 18th June 2022

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We have visited this cottage on 3 occasions and are still impressed with the views and the beauty of the morning sunshine. It feels like home from home.

Reviewed by Abigail 23rd April 2022

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Lovely home, wonderful location and couldn't recommend highly enough. Will most likely go back.

Reviewed by Karen 16th April 2022

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As always a fabulous time. Beautiful view. Excellent base for the lakes. That was our 9th visit...think that says it all!!!

Reviewed by Julian 12th March 2022

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Reviewed by Edward 26th February 2022

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Great cottage with fabulous views very warm and cosy with everything you need including an outdoor sink and hose to wash your boots and the drying room which is very important in the Lake District and strongly recommend it to anyone

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