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Braithwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Original Victorian property sleeping 12+2 across three traditionally furnished floors
  • Walking distance to the bustling town of Keswick with its many attractions and amenities
  • Enjoy some of the Lake’s finest mountain peaks with far-reaching views from the property and a close proximity for exploring and hiking
Property code: SZ044

Attractive Victorian property boasting views of the surrounding Lakeland fells including Skiddaw and Causey Pike, perfect for exploring the local area with family by your side.

This is a magnificent Victorian house with a beautiful garden and fantastic views of the Lakeland fells. Situated in a prime location in the village of Braithwaite, the self-catering holiday cottage offers hundreds of walks straight from its front door. The house has retained many original features and comfortably sleeps 12 people: perfect for family gatherings.

Braithwaite is ideally situated for exploring the surrounding mountains, rivers and lakes. Whether it be mountainous walks along the fells including Cat Bells and Causey Pike, gentle strolls around Bassenthwaite and Derwent Water or paddling and picnicking in the Newlands Valley, all are easily reached on foot from the village. Rising above Braithwaite is Whinlatter forest with it's numerous mountain bike trails and high ropes course (Go Ape). Braithwaite has it's own village shop selling a comprehensive range of goods. There are three pubs in Braithwaite, all serving good food and fine ales, and there is also a restaurant.

Keswick is within walking distance or a 5-minute drive where there are further pubs and restaurants as well Booths supermarket. Keswick is a hub of outdoor activity and there is something to do for everyone in the local area. Cockermouth, the home of Wordsworth, is a 15-minute drive and while you are there it's well worth paying a visit to the Jennings Brewery.

The acommodation is situated over three floors. Enter the house through the porch with an original mosaic tiled floor.

The sitting room has comfortable seating for 12, a widescreen TV and DVD player, an original attractive Victorian marble open fire and through it's large bay window has wonderful views of the Lakeland fells.

The dining room is large and comfortably sits 12 people around its table. The kitchen is well-equipped and has a Range cooker, dishwasher, washing machine and plenty of storage.

From the kitchen is the utility room with fridge/freezer, tumble dryer, microwave, a further undercounter fridge and a separate WC with wash handbasin.

Heading to the first floor you'll find a master bedroom which has stunning views towards Latrigg and Skiddaw. It has a king-size bed, wardrobe with drawers, bedside tables and a beautiful feature fireplace. Next to here is a zip-and-link room with wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. It has a super-king which can be made into a twin upon request. There is also a bunk room with a set of adult bunk beds and chest of drawers. All the bedrooms on this floor have wash basins. Finally on this floor is a bathroom with wash basin, a large bath with shower over for soaking those aching muscles after a day on the fells. There is a separate WC next door.

Stairs lead to the second floor with three further bedrooms. The first is an en-suite double bedroom, Again with stunning views, bedside tables, wardrobe and chest of drawers. The second double room and the twin room both have wardrobes, bedside tables and chest of drawers. These two rooms share a shower room with enclosure, WC and wash basin. Just off the landing is a second sitting room/games room with a sofa bed, TV, DVD player, table football, Nintendo Wii and board games.

The spacious back garden has fabulous views of Causey Pike, Stile End and Barrow. There is a patio with rattan furniture and a picnic bench, an ideal spot for an evening glass of wine. There is also a small raised patio area opposite the back door with a bench, ideal for a morning cuppa.

There is plenty of parking available both at the back of the property as you come up the drive or at the front of the house.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 6 bedrooms – 2 super-king-size zip-and-link (can be made as a twin upon request),1 bunk bedroom, 1 double, 1 king-size with en-suite and 1 twin bedroom.
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 family bathroom with WC and shower over bath, 1 bathroom with shower, 1 en-suite with shower and WC, and 1 separate ground floor WC
  • Range cooker, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Utility room with fridge/freezer, additional fridge, tumble dryer, microwave
  • Two travel cots and highchairs available
  • Open fire (coal included)
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • TV/DVD in games room, Nintendo Wii
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not included
  • Large rear garden and small front garden with patio area
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop and pubs less than 0.5 miles


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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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