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Crown Cottage

Braithwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
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At a glance

Inviting Lakeland cottage in the delightful village of Braithwaite Perfect for family days out to activity-packed Whinlatter Forest Park Just 3 miles from bustling Keswick and picturesque Derwentwater

Property code: SZ153

A welcoming cottage in the heart of the Lake District National Park, perfect for walking and cycling, as well as family days out, water sports and forest activities.

Head inside this cottage and you'll find welcoming accommodation for six people. Braithwaite is a charming village with plenty to see and do on your doorstep. Spend a day at nearby Whinlatter Forest Park. Adrenaline junkies will love the Go Ape High Ropes course, or why not walk an alpaca for something a little bit different? Walk to the neighbouring village of Thornthwaite to check out the exhibits at Thornthwaite Galleries and Tearooms. Visit nearby Newlands Valley for a wealth of footpaths and stunning scenery, a beautiful area to truly destress and unwind in the fresh air. Stock up on supplies from the wonderful village shop or treat yourselves to supper out at one of the three pubs in the village.

Walk, cycle, take the bus or drive into Keswick, just 3 miles away, for a morning mooching round the independent and outdoor shops. Grab lunch to go from one of the local cafes and head down to Derwentwater to enjoy a lakeside picnic. Why not take a ride on the popular launch to see the water from a different perspective? Families will love a trip to the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park. Or adults can treat themselves to a tour and tasting at the renowned Lakes Distillery.

Entrance to the cottage is via the sunroom, a lovely bonus extra space with a couple of quaint wicker chairs, perfectly placed to rest tired legs whilst removing muddy boots and wet coats. Onwards into the spacious living room where you're sure to feel instantly at home. There's a choice of a three-seater sofa, two-seater sofa or traditional armchair, all gathered around the wood burner, ideal for cosy nights in relaxing in front of the fire. A TV with Freeview provides the entertainment.

Off the central hallway at the back of the cottage is the modern country-style kitchen and useful pantry space. Well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, handy microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer as well as a useful washer/dryer, cooks are sure to love cooking up a feast in here! An adjacent dining room is perfect for sociable mealtimes, all gathered round the wooden dining table or the second (Smart) TV.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. First up is the master bedroom. With a feature pine double bed, matching pine wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table and decorated in calming greens, it's a lovely relaxing room. Next up there is a second double bedroom, this time with a charming metal-framed double bed. This double bedroom also has its own en-suite shower room (with WC, wash basin and shower cubicle), a real treat. Last but by no means least is the cosy twin room, with matching metal-framed beds and a handy chest of drawers and walk in wardrobe for storage. Also on the first floor is the family bathroom. As well as the WC and wash basin there's a bath with a shower over, meaning all tastes are catered for whether you prefer a soak in the tub or an invigorating shower.

There is private parking for one medium/large car or two small cars outside which doubles as your welcome outside space with a lovely bench for making the most of the sunshine. There's also a picnic bench in the kitchen yard for dining alfresco.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath and WC and 1 en-suite with shower
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner
  • 2 TVs, one with Freeview and one Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Courtyard garden
  • Parking for 2 cars ( please take care if parking in the village as roads are narrow )
  • Regret no pets
  • 1 shop and 2 pubs in the village
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book
  • 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 Rachael 2nd April 2022

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Amazing holiday, the cottage was perfect. It felt very homely and was very clean. Great location - we will definitely book again

Reviewed by Katharine 24th March 2022

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The cottage was excellent, it was very well equipped and a good size for a party of 4 adults and a baby. Two bathrooms makes life much easier for this size group. The village of Braithwaite is very pretty and conveniently close to Keswick. We would certainly be interested in returning to this super cottage at some time in the future.

Reviewed by Aida 5th March 2022

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Very well-equipped, comfortable cottage. Lovely village location with walks from the doorstep. Proximity to local pub, cafe and bus stops make this a superb place to return to time and again.

Reviewed by Damian 28th December 2021

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Crown cottage continues to be a wonderful holiday accommodation one we have been using for many years. We feel so comfortable and at home there and Braithwaite is such a great location for our family activities!

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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.

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