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Bassenthwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Complex of properties
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage converted from a barn into multiple properties
  • Discover walks from the front door to Skiddaw (5 miles)
  • Book with neighbouring properties to enjoy a group holiday
Property code: SZ114

This wonderful first-floor apartment is the perfect romantic retreat for two people looking for a holiday where they can explore the stunning Lake District scenery around them.

This a self-contained apartment within a larger barn conversion at a former farm on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite. It sleeps two people in one double bedroom and has a beautiful view to Bassenthwaite Lake and the surrounding fells. The apartment, which has been recently refurbished, is south facing and benefits from the afternoon and evening sun.


The barn is in a wonderful position benath Skiddaw. There is excellent walking straight from the door either to the high fells of Skiddaw and Ullock Pike or more gentle routes along the shores of Bassenthwaite. Dodd Wood is an extensive wooded fell at the foot of Skiddaw. The forest tracks offer easy walking and clear waymarked trails. The summit of Dodd has a fine view across Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite. Dodd Wood is also home to the Osprey Watch project where a visiting pair of ospreys have nested for nearly ten years now.


Bassenthwaite Village is a gentle 30-minute walk from the apartment. There is a good pub in the village. You can also enjoy a walk from the village taking in pretty St Bega's church that nestles on the lake shore. The church is said to be the inspiration for Alfred Tennyson's Morte d'Arthur after his visit there in 1835.


The property is part of a barn conversion comprising of four cottages that can all be let together. Stairs lead up to the accommodation where there is an open-plan sitting room with TV and DVD player. The kitchen and dining area are beyond and the kitchen is equipped with electric cooker, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave and plenty of storage space.


The bathroom has bath with shower over and opposite here is the large double bedroom.


All the windows have amazing views towards Bassenthwaite Lake and the fells beyond. Downstairs there is a shared patio area and garden beyond, patrolled by the Parkergate ducks.


There is a separate washer and dryer room (with coin operated washing machine and dryer) which is shared with the other cottages at the complex.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, toaster, kettle
  • Electric fire
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • TV, DVD
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Shared garden with patio, lawn and seating
  • Parking for 1 vehicle in the courtyard near the property
  • Regret no pets
  • Complex of 4 properties – can all be booked together for larger groups
  • On-site shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Shop 5.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles, restaurants 6 miles
  • Regret no children or babies under the age of 6 years old
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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.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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