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Leethwaite

Thornthwaite, Lake District
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Generous holiday home for eight, ideal for a group or two families
  • Magnificent, undulating Lake District vistas, from inside and out
  • Games room for rainy days and relaxing evenings together
Property code: SZ307

A spacious Lakeland retreat, overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake, with spacious accommodation and delightful gardens, close to the shore and 4 miles from Keswick.

Escape to this large character cottage with beautiful views over Bassenthwaite Lake and the surrounding fells. Situated in a peaceful location surrounded by wildlife just outside Thornthwaite, the property sleeps up to eight people in four gorgeous bedrooms. The bedrooms are all sizeable with stunning views over the lakes and fells and the attractive lawned garden with patio also make the most of the views. This is a stunning cottage with plenty of room for families and friends to gather together but also space for everyone to be able to get away for a quiet moment.

Located in a small group of properties set well back from the road a short distance outside Thornthwaite village, this cottage has a selection of walks that can be done from the door. Leave the car at home and take an evening stroll down to Bassenthwaite Lake shore via the footpath just outside the door or explore the paths around Powter How woodland. The adventurous can try out wild swimming and paddleboarding, whilst Barf and Lords Seat up to Whinlatter and Wythop offer a range of routes for cyclists and walkers and the C2C cycleroute passes nearby. The osprey viewpoint may be on the other side of the lake but the adult birds regularly fish in Bassenthwaite and can be seen equally well from the west side, a must see for wildlife lovers. Head either way along the lake and you will find a pub, the renowned Pheasant Inn at the north end of Bassenthwaite Lake, or a choice of traditional country pubs in Braithwaite.

The north-western Lake District offers numerous attractions to suit everyone. Keswick, vibrant hub of the northern Lakes, is just 4 miles away offering a plethora of outdoor activities, plus rainy day options: museums, cafes, restaurants and the chance to take in a show at the Theatre by the Lake. The walking in this area is second to none with both well known and lesser known fells to explore plus plenty of low level walks too. Visit the attractive market town of Cockermouth or continue over to the coast for a change of scene, you could even head up to Carlisle and follow in the footsteps of the Romans along Hadrian's Wall. Closer to home, indulge yourself with an afternoon of relaxation at the spa at Armathwaite Hall or take a tour of the Lakes Distillery finishing with a tasting, lovely! With easy access to the A66, the whole area is on your doorstep and this property is perfectly placed to offer great days out whilst providing a warm welcome back afterwards.

As soon as you pull up to at the cottage you cannot miss one of the main attractions of this house - the beautiful views across Bassenthwaite Lake to the Skiddaw fells beyond. Renovated throughout to a high standard, this property is a traditional Lake District cottage with all the modern comforts and conveniences you could wish for. Head inside and you're sure to feel right at home here.

The fitted kitchen is well equipped and sure to be a hit with the chefs in the group. Well equipped with a fantastic range style oven which has two electric ovens, electric grill and five gas hobs, a useful washer/dryer, larder style fridge/freezer and handy dishwasher so there'll be no need to fight over who has to do the washing up! The breakfast bar is the perfect place for a peaceful breakfast, or for an evening aperitif whilst keeping the cook company.

The living-dining room is an expansive social space. Gather round the dining table, the perfect place for comparing notes on the day's events over a hearty home cooked meal, before moving to the comfortable living area. Relax in front of the feature double sided wood burner, ideal for cosy nights in in front of the fire. For entertainment there's a Smart TV with Freeview. The double sided wood burner also serves the bright sun room. A wonderfully calming room, it's the perfect place to catch up with a good book - if you can tear yourself away from the stunning views over the lake and fells that is. Ornithologists will love sitting in here too and watching the comings and goings of the many birds who also like to pay this cottage - or its garden at least! - a visit.

Also on the ground floor is a fantastic games room, perfect should rain stop play outside. In here you'll find a selection of games and books as well as table football, all sure to be a hit with children and adults alike. A fantastic modern shower room, with a WC, wash basin and fabulous walk in shower, completes the ground floor.

Head upstairs to the first floor and you'll find the four spacious bedrooms. First up we have the beautiful master bedroom which has delightful views towards Whinlatter Forest. Why not relax in the super-king bed and enjoy an indulgent lie in? You are on holiday after all! This bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom with a WC, wasbasin and bath with shower over, so all tastes are catered for.

Next up there are two lovely super-king rooms. Both of these bedrooms contain zip-and-link beds and can be made up as twins upon request and have wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. Last but by no means least is the charming double room which has a 4 foot 6 bed. As well as shower room on the ground floor, upstairs you'll find another fantastic family shower room with a WC, wash basin and modern shower enclosure, perfect for reinvigorating muscles tired from walking.

The garden enjoys stunning views of the Skiddaw fells across Bassenthwaite Lake, take a seat on the garden furniture and just take it all in. There is lots of wildlife around, sit and wait and see what comes by - you will also have a grandstand seat for watching the ospreys fishing in the lake in the summer. There is also parking for three cars on the gravelled area by the cottage, as well as a shed for storing bikes (remember to bring your own bike locks with you) if you prefer to explore on two wheels.

This wonderful character cottage, situated in a beautiful spot, is certainly one not to be missed.

Please note, the property will be welcoming pets as of 9th August 2024.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size, 1 small double (4' 6"), 1 zip-and-link twin (which can be made into a super-king-size on request) and 1 super-king-size (which can be made into a twin on request)
  • 3 bathrooms – 2 shower rooms, 1 en-suite bathroom
  • Two electric ovens, an electric grill and five gas hobs, a large fridge-freezer, a dishwasher and a washer/dryer
  • Wood burner ( First basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV
  • Super fast Wi-Fi included
  • Garden
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Storage for bikes
  • Games room
  • Additional changeover days may be available upon request
  • Please note - the property will be welcoming pets from 9th August 2024
  • Please note - a hairdryer is not provided at the property
  • Please note there are a few single steps at the entrances to the downstairs rooms so please take care
  • Pubs and shops within 2 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Kylie Harmon-Twidle

This property is personally managed by Kylie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Edward 21st June 2024

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Lovely cottage, lovely location. What more could you want.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 14th June 2024

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Lovely cottage. Stunning location. Enjoyed watching the wildlife in the garden, didn't put the TV on once! Very comfortable beds after long days of stunning walking. Lounge and sun room comfy and relaxing places to spend time together.

Reviewed by DAVID 31st May 2024

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Reviewed by Dominic 24th May 2024

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Lovely place, very socialable and great access to Bassenthwaite. The walk up to Barf and Lord's Seat is great

Reviewed by Miles 3rd May 2024

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The property has been renovated to a good standard, with great open kitchen/ dining/ lounge downstairs including a sunroom with a wonderful view. Lovely local walks and good position for days out.

Reviewed by Helen 5th April 2024

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Very good position for walking, with some good walks from the door. The view from the back of the house was lovely.

Reviewed by Ann 22nd December 2023

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Overall a great holiday cottage. Really clean and comfortable with fantastic views in a lovely area. Would definitely consider going back there.

Reviewed by Matthew 18th August 2023

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The house was ideal. A proper 8 bed house with a sociable downstairs, a good range of bedrooms and stunning views. It is also in an ideal location with the Lakes easily accessible but a quiet base. Good access to Whinlatter and stunning views from Barf Mountain. Even got to watch Red Squirrels scamper through the garden. We would recommend to any gRead moreroup thinking of booking. Hide

Reviewed by Franklin 18th July 2023

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The cottage is surprisingly large. It does not show well in the pictures as it looks small. There is a good deal of space. It is well appointed except for the kitchen knives that need replaced or machine sharpened. It is a very comfortable place to stay...we had a lovely time.

Reviewed by Krishna 3rd July 2023

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Reviewed by Tony 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Beverley 26th May 2023

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Beautiful luxury cottage with fabulous views of the lake and mountains.

Reviewed by Helen 14th April 2023

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Reviewed by Jane 7th April 2023

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The cottage was a great base to explore the Lakes. It was well equipped and had lots of seating areas to relax at the end of the day. The beds were very comfortable and clean. Although towels were stated as not provided, hand towels, & tea towels were, which was great. Generous parking area which really could take 4 cars if needed.

Reviewed by Mark 22nd December 2022

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A beautifully renovated property in a very peaceful setting, just a short walk through the woods to Bassenthwaite Lake where we could swim ! The property was immaculate, and is full of character, equipped with everything needed for a self catering break. The bedrooms are well sized with very comfy beds and great views. The three bathrooms were immaRead moreculate and to a very contemporary design. The open plan kitchen with island seating is great for sociable gatherings. Lovely Cosy fire as well ! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 15th November 2022

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What a gorgeous stay at this cottage! One of the most beautiful settings Ive ever stayed at! A few things to take account of! The size of the entrance to the drive, so not take big cars they simply wont fit! Also lots of steps in the house that are sometimes hard to see. Nice touch of coffee and biscuits on arrival and a lovely stay in a lovely setRead moreting! Hide

Reviewed by Heather 7th October 2022

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We absolutely loved the property and the spaciousness of every room. All the bedrooms were lovely and with great views. The garden room was particularly nice, as was the outdoor area which would be fantastic during the summer. The cottage was very well appointed, lovely decor, the beds were comfortable, and the wood-burner was enjoyed. The locationRead more was ideal for visiting the Northern Lakes and also within easy reach of the central Lakes, and Whitehaven and St Bees. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 23rd September 2022

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Great, no stunning location. Perfect for a family holiday. absolutely loved our time there.

Reviewed by DAVID 2nd September 2022

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Fabulous cottage, great location.

Reviewed by Jayne 26th August 2022

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Attention to detail regards cleanliness could be improved quite a few cobwebs around the property

Reviewed by Pat 12th August 2022

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Excellent reception rooms. Very Comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. Beautiful gardens. Great gardens. Great holiday.

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