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Cosy Cottage - Braithwaite

Braithwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
3 more

At a glance

  • Traditional cottage with contemporary country-style interiors
  • Dog-friendly accommodation with walks from the doorstep
  • Bike storage available for exploring the Lake District on two wheels
Property code: SZ145

This cosy holiday cottage is set in Braithwaite in the northern area of the Lake District National Park. It’s perfectly placed for families who enjoy adventures in a natural landscape.

This is a traditional retreat for three people and one dog, located right in the heart of the popular village of Braithwaite. The ground floor of this cosy cottage is open plan, with the fully fitted kitchen just one step up from the living/dining area. On the first floor are the two bedrooms, a lovely double and a cosy single, and family shower room. As well as parking for a car, outside you'll find a welcome bench and picnic bench and stone outbuilding, ideal for securely storing bikes if you'd like to explore on two wheels instead of four.

In Braithwaite, you'll find a wonderful village shop and three pubs to choose from, all serving real ales and hearty home-cooked meals. Walkers will delight at the great choice of routes on offer straight from the front door. Head up local fell Barrow for stunning panoramic views or walk along the beck to the beautiful Newlands Valley. Pack a picnic and spend a day on the fell tops tackling the famous Coledale Horseshoe, a circular walk that's a must for any serious hill walker. Why not hire mountain bikes at Whinlatter Forest? You'll find three dedicated cycling trails - not to mention a friendly cafe for refreshments afterwards!

If you do fancy venturing further afield, take a scenic drive through the Lakes to the pretty village of Grasmere. Visit Dove Cottage, the former home of the poet William Wordsworth, before stocking up on the village's famous gingerbread. Continue on to Ambleside for a look around the independent shops before enjoying lunch at one of the quirky cafes. Keswick is only 3 miles from Braithwaite; often called the adventure capital of the North Lakes, why not try your hand at ghyll scrambling or canyoning with one of the local adventure companies?

Head inside straight into the open-plan living/dining/kitchen area on the ground floor, a great social space ideal for a holiday home. The living area has a two-seater sofa and armchair, cosily positioned around the electric stove. There's a Freeview TV for entertainment and by the window overlooking the yard is the drop-leaf table and chairs. Up a single step from the living area is the kitchen, compact but well equipped with everything you'd need for a self catering holiday: there's an electric cooker and hob, fridge/freezer, useful washing machine, clothes airer and handy microwave.

Up the open tread stairs from the living area to the first floor where you'll find the two bedrooms and shower room. As you climb the stairs the ceiling becomes lower as you step on to the landing which has a modern Velux window set into the sloping roof. Please note, the open tread feature of the stairs may not be suitable for very young children. The lovely double room is light and bright, with a handy wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage, and views of the Helvellyn range and Skiddaw. The second bedroom is a cosy single, Again with a wardrobe and useful chest of drawers. The shower room contains the WC, wash basin and modern shower cubicle, great for reinvigorating tired muscles after a day out on the fells.

Outside is a gravelled yard area which provides parking for a car. There is also a picnic bench and separate bench out here, ideal for lunch alfresco or for a peaceful few moments with a good book. There's also a useful stone outbuilding for securely storing two to three bikes if you'd prefer to explore on two wheels.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 single
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • Wood burner-effect electric fire
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • TV with Freeview
  • Courtyard garden with garden furniture
  • Off-road parking for 1 car available on-site; further on-street parking available close by
  • Secure bike storage
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop, pub, restaurant within half a mile of the property
  • Towels not provided
  • Please note young children will need to be supervised when using the stairs in the property


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.

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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