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Burnside Cottage

Braithwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A cosy and characterful cottage with an open fire and exposed wooden beams throughout
  • Balcony with incredible views of Skiddaw and the hills beyond
  • Embark on hikes up Barrow, Causey Pike and Grisedale Pike from your doorstep
Property code: SZ109

A pretty cottage by a tumbling stream in the peaceful village of Braithwaite, perfect for families looking for outdoor pursuits while remaining close to Keswick, the Adventure Capital of the Lake District.

Would a picturesque slice of history, in a gorgeous Lakeland village, by a tumbling stream suit your tastes? If so, then this cottage could be just the place for you. Sleeping six people in three delightfully characterful bedrooms, the cottage is a spacious and welcoming base to enjoy the village of Braithwaite and its lovely surroundings. The cottage is one of the oldest dwellings in Braithwaite and it retains plenty of its original character in the form of exposed beams, pretty windows and a delightful spiral staircase. It is nonetheless a well-appointed modern home with comfortable furnishings, subtle decor - not to mention a romantic balcony with a stunning view.

The village of Braithwaite lies at the foot of the Newlands Valley, on the edge of Whinlatter Forest Park and close to the shores of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake. It is perfectly situated for making the most of the fell walking in the area, indeed you can walk up Barrow, Causey Pike or Grisedale Pike straight from the door. Coledale Beck runs right past the cottage and it's great fun to follow it as it ascends to these mighty mountains that make up the Coledale Horseshoe. There is also a wealth of easier strolling to be done; not least a charming bridleway along Newlands Beck. Perfect for picnic and paddling days. The village itself boasts three pubs and a restaurant serving good food and local real ales, it also has a much-loved shop which is a hub for village life. For the foodies among you the highly-acclaimed Cottage in the Wood restaurant is just up the road. Whinlatter Forest is an absolute must for visitors with miles of cycling and walking tracks, an excellent cafe, imaginative playpark and a 'Go-Ape' high ropes course where you can test your balance and head for heights on a series of exhilarating obstacles high up in the forest canopy.

To explore the more bustling side of Lakeland life head to Keswick just 3 miles away. Keswick is well known as the adventure capital of the Lakes but there's plenty more to enjoy there too. You could make use of the great range of eateries, independent and outdoor shops, the regular market or take in a play or concert at the beautifully situated Theatre By The Lake. You could also get out and about on Derwentwater, either under your own steam or aboard one of the stately launches. However you choose to enjoy this area, this cottage makes a marvellous base.

The side entrance door opens into a utility room with a kitchen off it. The utility room is a handy space for storing boots, coats and wet weather gear and it has a washing machine and a dryer. You will also find the fridge/freezer here too! There is also a handy ground floor shower room with a walk-in shower, wash basin and WC.

The kitchen is fully integrated with a gas hob, electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, digital radio and iPod dock. There is also a dining table and chairs for six people. Both the utility room and the kitchen have slate floors.

In the lounge there are characterful original beams, an open fire and a Smart TV and DVD player. There is comfortable leather seating for four to five people with a further two comfy non-leather chairs. The large curved bay window is a delightful feature of this cosy room.

A feature spiral staircase with rope banister leads to the first floor (not suitable for less abled or infirm). On the first floor there is a master bedroom with a double bed and door onto a fantastic balcony with beautiful fell views. There is a further double bedroom with a window seat and a spacious twin bedroom with a window seat.

The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Outside there is a lovely garden to the side and rear of the cottage, including a summer house overlooking the beck. Garden furniture is provided.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 double, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room, 1 bathroom with bath and shower over
  • Gas hob, electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine, dryer, fridge/freezer
  • Open fire
  • Smart TV, iPod dock, DVD player
  • Towels included
  • Parking for 2 cars (1 large/1 small) or 2 medium cars. Further parking further up alongside grass
  • Enclosed garden with garden furniture, summer house, river and a stream - children must be supervised
  • Please note a feature spiral staircase with rope banister leads to the first floor
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop less than 1 mile
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Jill 22nd April 2022

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Very comfortable cottage in a superb location

Reviewed by Ruth 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Rachel 8th April 2022

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A lovely house and beautiful garden

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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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