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Broadness Cottage

Bassenthwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Open fire / woodburner
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stone cottage with warm and welcoming atmosphere and delightful seating outside
  • Settled in a quiet rural position, with the town of Keswick and its amenities within 6 miles
  • A mix of bedroom configurations makes it adaptable and welcoming for both couples and families
Property code: SZ105

Located off a leafy lane, young and old will spend many a happy hour exploring the majestic Skiddaw mountain range and the quiet shores of Bassenthwaite Lake right on the doorstep.

Located off a leafy lane near the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, this family-friendly self-catering cottage is in a great location to enjoy the majestic Skiddaw mountain range and the quiet shores of Bassenthwaite. With three bedrooms sleeping up to seven people, this is a great choice for a family - there is plenty of room for children to run around outside. Friends holidaying together will also appreciate the bedroom configuration and the close proximity to the natural wonders of Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake.

The area around Bassenthwaite is home to rich and diverse wildlife. In the fields around the cottage you will see all manner of sheep and some cattle too. Buzzards circle in the air above and you may even see the ospreys who have flourished at Bassenthwaite under the care of a special project monitoring their reintroduction. Dubwath Silver Meadows is also near by and features boardwalks through marshes and bogs, allowing a close up of fascinating wild and plant life. The cosy sitting room has has a wood burner for the colder months and there are wonderful dual aspect windows to enjoy the fabulous view.

The nearby village of Bassenthwaite has a delightful traditional pub which welcomes dogs and children. The local hotel also welcomes non residents and occupies an impressive spot just underneath Ullock Pike. Further afield, the inn at Wythop Mill is a wonderful olde-worlde coaching inn, perfect for a special occasion.

The cottage benefits from a quiet rural position, whilst the town of Keswick is less than 5 miles away, making it a great base to explore the surrounding area from whilst enjoying the secluded location.

The cottage is entered via a set of steps to the first floor through the conservatory, which has a tiled floor and steps outside for removing boots etc. The conservatory has a large dining table and dual aspect windows.

The cottage has three spacious bedrooms enjoying views of Skiddaw. The king-size double bedroom is on the first floor, and on the ground floor there is a family room with a double bed and a single bed, plus a further twin bedroom. All bedrooms are amply furnished with chests of drawers and wardrobes for storage.

The family bathroom has a bath and separate shower cubicle, and a WC and wash basin.

In this family-friendly cottage a cot, high chair and stairgate are all provided.

A comfortable lounge with wood burner, TV and DVD player enjoys wonderful panoramic views of Skiddaw and the surrounding fells. The kitchen is well equipped for families with an eye- level double oven, electric hob and microwave. A washing machine is available in the owner's garage. There is also the use of a freezer in the garage.

The cottage is surrounded by farmland and has lake access just 150 metres away. There is a pleasant garden which attracts the local wildlife.

Please note that there are seven steps up to the front door and a steep internal staircase.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin and 1 family room with a double and single bed
  • 1 bathroom with separate shower and a WC
  • Double oven, electric hob and microwave
  • Washing machine and freezer in owner’s garage
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • TV and DVD
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Regret no pets
  • Storage shed available
  • Parking for several cars in front of the cottage
  • Please note that there are 7 steps up to the front door and a steep internal staircase
  • Pub 2 miles, shop and restaurant 6 miles
  • Short breaks available from a Friday or a Monday during November – March
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


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Reviewed by Richard 12th March 2022

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Fantastic base for walking and climbing, great location, good value for money.

Reviewed by Philip 7th February 2022

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The cottage is in a lovely setting with glorious views and plenty of room with two bathrooms.

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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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