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Park View

Bassenthwaite (6mls NW), Lake District
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning mature gardens to the front and rear with views of the fells, your own stone circle and a host of wildlife
  • Occupies a tranquil village location to the north of the Lake District National Park with a pub within 500 metres
  • Two lounges to relax and unwind in after a day of exploring
Property code: SZ384

Families/friends can fully embrace the slower pace of life in this idyllic rural retreat on the northern edge of the Lake District. Lakes and mountains are to the south and the Solway Coast is to the north.

This lovely holiday property is located in the peaceful rural village of Bothel on the northern borders of the Lake District, accommodating up to eight guests and three dogs. It has views towards Binsey, one of the easier climbs of Wainwright's fells in the UNESCO Lake District National Park. The front and rear gardens are both large and full of intrigue, not least of which is the miniature stone circle, correctly positioned to coincide with the Summer Solstice! Free range hens belonging to the owners provide fresh eggs and frogs, hedgehogs, bats and cats are frequent visitors to the gardens. Dogs are welcome, although neither garden is fully enclosed.

Lovers of literature will feel quite at home at the property, as the owners have lovingly adorned the bedrooms with quotations from Bronte and Austen. Items of thoughtfully selected furniture add charm to this spacious accommodation, which is decorated with a variety of literary and historical framed pictures. The cottage, originally constructed in 1807, has been in the owner's family since 1892 and family portraits can be found on the walls. Park View is wheelchair friendly, with a fully accessibly king-size bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounges on the ground floor.

The property is the perfect launch pad for the Northern Lakes, the border city of Carlisle and the Solway Coast and its Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bassenthwaite is 5 miles away, Keswick 12 miles, Cockermouth seven miles, the Western Lakes, Skiddaw and the Solway Coast ten miles away. The cottage is only a short walk from the local pub which serves good food. Park View is the ideal location from which a large family or group of friends can explore Cumbria.

The property is a fully accessible cottage suitable for families with children and dogs. It boasts spacious accommodation, large gardens, views of sheep grazing in pastures and close proximity to both the coastline and the Lake District National Park.

Upon arrival, you should head to the back of the house. A basket of local goodies awaits; the contents will depend on the season but expect to find fresh eggs from the hens in the garden, homegrown onions, potatoes, plums and herbs, as well as local biscuits, jam, drinks and not forgetting a little something for any four-legged friends. The gardens are shared with the friendly owners, who allow either two medium/large dogs or three small dogs to stay at the cottage.

The kitchen is large and well stocked, containing an electric oven and four-ring ceramic hob, undercounter fridge, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. There is a chest freezer and a tumbler dryer in the utility room as well as a second undercounter fridge, just a few metres from the kitchen. In the kitchen is a dining table that seats eight guests and a breakfast bar with four stools.

There are two lounges in the cottage. One is to the front of the house and features two deep four-seater sofas, a Smart TV (don't forget to bring your Netflix/Prime login), a selection of books and DVDs and an open coal fire. Plenty of coal and kindling is supplied but guests are kindly requested to clean and re-lay the fire for the next guests. A smaller lounge looks though a large window onto the array of bird feeders in the back garden and has a small Smart TV and DVD player.

One of the many wonderful things about Park View is that the ground floor is fully wheelchair accessible (depending on wheelchair width), as it had previously been occupied by a wheelchair user. A ramp provides access to the king-size bedroom on the ground floor and a portable ramp can be placed for access to the front lounge. Please check the maximum width of wheelchair with the owners, as areas may be slightly too narrow for wider wheelchairs. The ground floor bathroom contains a walk-in shower, WC, wash basin and access to the back garden.

The remaining three bedrooms and bathroom can be found on the first floor. Full of character, there are two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom. Each bedroom has plenty of storage and a wash basin. The double bedroom to the rear of the house has a large window from which to take in the peaceful pastoral view. The bathroom on the first floor has a shower over the claw foot bath, a WC and wash basin.

The shared gardens to front and rear are both lawned and neither is fully enclosed, so children and pets should not be left to roam alone. There is a busy road beyond the bottom of the garden which guests will not generally notice, but do bear this in mind if you have a dog that is an expert escapist. These are wonderful gardens to explore and the back garden offers not only a miniature stone circle (the owners constructed this with 16th-century stones from a previous dwelling on the same site) but also a herb garden, vegetable patch, hens and a stream (or a beck in local dialect) which runs from the well in the village down to the mill pond, through the middle of the garden. There is bike storage, ample parking and the cottage can be accessed from both the main A595 road and the from the quiet village streets of Bothel.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 2 doubles, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room with walk-in shower and WC, and 1 family bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave,, air fryer, Dulce Gusto coffee pod machine and washing machine
  • Utility room - chest freezer, tumbler dryer, fridge
  • Welcome pack of local produce on arrival
  • Open fire – coal and kindling provided
  • 2 Smart TVs and DVD
  • Shared gardens to front and rear – Care to be taken around stream and children must be supervised
  • Parking for at least 3 cars
  • Please note dogs should be kept on a lead in the shared gardens
  • Secure bike storage
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Pub 500 metres
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday - please call to book
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Catherine 4th May 2024

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We would recommend this cottage to everyone- comfortable, welcoming, thoughtful welcome pack - we had a lovely stay!

Reviewed by Jayne 26th April 2024

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A perfect home from home in a beautiful and peaceful location. The family home was lovely and clean with everything you could need. Pamela and Ian were ever so friendly and welcoming, their hospitality was exceptional. Thank you for hosting a precious memory making break for us.

Reviewed by Susan 27th March 2024

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we had a great stay at this cottage the cottage was in a great location with stunning views the cottage its self was very well equipped with every thing we needed for our stay there was a fantastic welcome pack with treats for all the family even treats for our three dogs we would definitely stay at this cottage again

Reviewed by Holly 14th October 2023

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Such a lovely house, the host made us feel really welcomed and left us some goodies for our stay. They couldnt have been more accommodating for the dogs

Reviewed by Helena 23rd September 2023

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Our second visit to Parkview this year and we had another lovely holiday. Its a warm and cosy cottage which was great as the weather was inclement. Well equipped cottage with comfortable beds and not too far from the usual tourist places. We did take a trip to Barnard Castle which was further afield. Lovely northern town.

Reviewed by Jennifer 2nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Lisa 28th August 2023

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We would definitely stay again! We were made to feel incredibly welcome, the location is great, with the bus stop being directly outside. The accommodation is very comfortable, with everything you need plus more for your stay. There were no issues with dogs, in fact they were spoilt rotten! Thank you so much to the owners for being great. It was peRead morerfect for us to relax, and have a perfect break away. Hide

Reviewed by Keith 29th July 2023

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We loved our stay at Park View. The house is comfortable and very well presented with plenty of room for six people. Pamela thought of everything. The wellcome hamper was a very nice touch, it even included some treats for my granddaughter's pet rabbit. The location is ideal for getting around the lakes or travelling further north to Carlisle. A grRead moreeat place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 22nd July 2023

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6 of us aged 10 to 76 plus our dog had a fabulous week at the cottage. Outstanding welcome pack including doggy treats. The cottage is really well equipped and has everything you need. 2 sitting rooms are a real bonus and a lovely garden to sit in if weather allows! Short walk to the local pub which does lovely food with huge portions but you need Read moreto book. Really well located for keswick and plenty of other great places to visit a short drive away. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 8th July 2023

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Reviewed by Irene 1st July 2023

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Beautifully kept cottage and garden. Loved watching birds and chickens using feeder.

Reviewed by Maureen 29th May 2023

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The cottage is the best cottage we have ever stayed in. There is nothing left to provide. The owners have thought of everything and more to ensure a comfortable relaxing stay. Pam and Ian could not have been more helpful and accomodating. The welcome pack was above and beyond any pack we have received before.

Reviewed by Helena 20th May 2023

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Had a fantastic weeks stay at Park View. Very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The welcome basket had local cheese Bryson baked goods and their own free range eggs. Everything we needed: bread butter cereal fruit crackers wine beer etc. Pamela was on hand to help us settle in with lots of information about the cottage. Would highly recommend. Read moreThinking about a return week in September . Our shih tzu dogs enjoyed the treats and the front garden so they didnt disturb the hens. Hide

Reviewed by Barry 13th May 2023

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Lovely stay in Park View in Bothel. Great location as we love the less touristy North Lakes and, in particular, the town of Cockermouth. Pam is a great host - nothing was too much trouble and she had good knowledge of the history of the house. The 'Welcome Pack' was awesome and we'd never seen one quite like it - very generous. We loved all the quiRead morerky touches, the chickens, the pond and the beautiful garden. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 5th May 2023

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We had a lovely short break stay at Park View and our only complaint was that we weren't staying for longer!! The house is old and quirky and it's very warm, clean and comfortable. Our hosts, Pam and Ian had thought of everything we'd need and the welcome hamper for us and our wee dog was a lovely touch. The garden is beautiful and my dog was fasciRead morenated by the free roaming chickens! Brilliant stay, highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Gary 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Jenny 11th February 2023

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Host was fantastic and very welcoming. It was an immaculately clean cottage, very well equipped. Fully recommended for exploring the North West Lakes.

Reviewed by Joan 30th December 2022

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The cottage was perfect. The owners, Pam and Ian had thought of everything. We have never stayed in such a well equipped holiday cottage, everything needed and more was provided. The hamper was amazing with essentials and extra treats including plenty of treats for the dog. We stayed for new year and house was decorated for Christmas with a real trRead moreee and decorations throughout. Would highly recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 25th November 2022

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Lovely property. Would recommended highly!

Reviewed by Simon 15th October 2022

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This is a lovely, comfortable and spacious cottage. We felt so relaxed during our stay. The location is close to the most beautiful Cumbrian sites. The owners are friendly and welcoming, and offered an amazing hamper on our arrival. Our kids enjoyed the big garden, spending time with the chickens, and hedgehog hunting at night. We will definitely bRead moree returning. Hide

Reviewed by William 8th October 2022

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Wow! We had the best time at this lovely cottage it was warm & homely and the welcome packs left by Pam & Ian for their human guests and furry friends were amazing. Pam gave us a quick tour around the place when we arrived. Sadly we had to curtail our stay due to one of our dogs being poorly. Thanks Pam & Ian for a lovely stay

Reviewed by Steve 30th September 2022

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The old part of the house is stunning, but we spent most of the time in the sitting room overlooking the fabulous garden and Lakeland fells. The kitchen is very well stocked and the welcome pack was very thoughtful. Pam and Ian were very friendly and helpful. Loads of guides, books and games for the kids. Shame we couldnt have stayed longer

Reviewed by Julia 6th August 2022

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Its a great house, very comfortable and spacious, well equipped. The location is perfect. The hosts are perfect. We will definitely return and recommend.

Reviewed by Rhydian 30th July 2022

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Reviewed by Janette 9th July 2022

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