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Forest View

Underskiddaw, Cumbria
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • An idyllic rural cottage in the north of the Lake District
  • Offering superb views over surrounding woodland, lakes, and fells
  • Within half a mile of Bassenthwaite Lake, Mirehouse and Dodd Wood
Property code: SZ199

Providing tranquil accommodation for a couple or a small family, this beautifully renovated cottage features original exposed beams and is perfect for exploring an idyllic part of the Lake District.

This is a charming cottage for three people and one dog. Renovated throughout, there's a well-equipped kitchen and living/dining room on the ground floor. Upstairs on the first floor is the family bathroom and the two bedrooms, a master king-size room and a single. As well as parking for two cars, there is a delightful rear garden with wonderful views towards the fells and Bassenthwaite Lake beyond.


As the name suggests, this property is surrounded by beautiful countryside, including the popular Dodd Wood just across the road. Follow the woodland trail to the summit, the stunning views from the top are certainly worth the climb. In the summer, you might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the ospreys, who also like to visit the area, from the dedicated viewing point in Dodd Wood. Plan a visit to neighbouring Mirehouse, an historic stately home with beautiful gardens as well as an adventure playground for younger children. Why not spend a day by Bassenthwaite Lake? Stroll along scenic lakeshore footpaths before enjoying a peaceful picnic, the well equipped can wild swim or simply find a peaceful spot to bask in your beautiful surroundings.


From Longlands Fell and Little Cockup in the quieter area known as Back o' Skiddaw to the more well known routes up Ullock Pike and Carl Side, there's plenty to explore close to the cottage. The bustling market town of Keswick is less than a 10-minute drive away and has plenty to offer. Indulge in some retail therapy, there is a great selection of outdoor and independent shops, or enjoy an evening out at the family-run cinema or take in a play at the renowned Theatre by the Lake. Adrenaline junkies can sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies or why not walk an alpaca at nearby Whinlatter Forest for something a little bit different?! However you decide to spend your time, this will be a welcoming home from home to retreat to.


Step inside this charming cottage and you're sure to feel right at home. The kitchen is well equipped with all the essentials for a self-catering holiday. There's an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and handy microwave. There's also a useful washer/dryer should you with to make use of this during your stay. The cosy living/dining room is a wonderful sociable space. Gather round the dining table and compare notes on the day's events over a home-cooked meal, or spread out maps and guidebooks whilst you plan tomorrow's adventures. Relax in front of the electric fire in the living area, there's a TV for entertainment too.


Onwards and upwards to the first floor. Up here you'll find the two lovely bedrooms. First up is the master bedroom, with a king-size bed perfect for indulging in a long lie in - you are on holiday after all! This room has lovely views over the surrounding countryside and benefits from some useful storage space too. The second bedroom has a single bed.


Also on the first floor is the family bathroom. With a WC, wash basin and bath with shower over - whether you prefer a relaxing soak in the tub or a refreshing shower, all tastes are catered for.


As well as a generous parking area shared with the neighbouring cottages, the cottage has a private rear garden. With views over the surrounding countryside to the fells and Bassenthwaite Lake beyond, it's a lovely spot equally suited to a morning coffee or an evening aperitif.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer
  • Electric fire
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Partially enclosed garden
  • Parking for 2 cars in shared car park
  • Shared electric charging station
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Complex of properties
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Mirehouse and Gardens 0.5 miles
  • Keswick 4 miles
  • Please note there is restricted head room in the single bedroom and it may not be suitable for taller guests


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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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