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Chapel House Mews

Bassenthwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
7 more

At a glance

  • Charming mews cottage with pretty garden complete with resident chickens
  • 1 mile from the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake
  • Breath-taking walks up Skiddaw and Ullock Pike from the doorstep
Property code: SZ125

Forming part of a Georgian Bassenthwaite House, this delightful cottage offers a peaceful retreat for couples or small families looking to explore this area’s lakes, peaks, pretty villages and outdoor pursuits.

This lovely mews cottage, which is part of a Georgian Bassenthwaite House, sleeps two to three people in comfort. The cottage has a pretty garden, shared with the resident chickens.

Skiddaw provides an inspiring backdrop to the village and you can find some of the best ways to climb it virtually from the door.

The shores of Bassenthwaite are about a mile away. You can walk over the fields or take a short drive down the lane to the picturesque church of St Bega and the historic stately home Mirehouse.

Keswick and Cockermouth are within a 15-minute drive, offering interesting shopping, plentiful pubs, cafes and tearooms. The local pub to Chapel House Mews is in the centre of Bassenthwaite village, which has a welcoming atmosphere, great menu and is dog friendly.

The property has an open-plan kitchen and lounge area. The lounge area has seating for three people around a electric coal-fire effect heater and a TV with freesat, DVD player, stereo system and a CD player. There is a fold-out table for dining and there is a piano for guests to use (please note it is not regularly tuned).

The kitchen has an electric hob, oven and grill. There is also a microwave, undercounter fridge with freezer compartment and a dishwasher. The washing machine can be found in the lobby.

The double bedroom is also on the ground floor, along with the bathroom which has a bath with electric shower over, WC and basin.

Use of the sofa bed in the cottage allows the cottage to sleep an extra person.

There is a shared laundry room with a tumble dryer available at prior arrangement with the owner.

Outside there is a cobbled courtyard for parking. The shared garden is split into two sections. The first part has a seating area and then beyond this is a small gate to a larger garden with chickens in, which is also shared with the owners (please don't take pets into this part of the garden).

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

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Shared laundry room with tumble dryer at prior arrangement with the owner
  • Freeview TV and DVD player
  • Stereo system and CD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome - please ensure they do not access the larger garden where chickens may be roaming
  • Welcome pack
  • Shared garden with seating
  • Off-road parking
  • Pub 1 mile, shops 7 miles
  • Sleeps 2+1 - sofa bed available, additional charge applies
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book


From guests that have stayed at the property.


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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