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Forester's Cottage

Braithwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
8 more

At a glance

  • Quiet cottage with cosy wood burners
  • Light, bright, pretty décor and a mature garden – perfect for dogs!
  • Sitting beneath the beautiful Coledale Fells and near to Whinlatter Forest
Property code: SZ200

Whisk family and friends away for an escape to the Lake District in a bright, fresh, cosy cottage inviting you to relax and unwind in a tranquil environment.

This cottage is situated in the quiet village of Braithwaite, nestled beneath the Coledale Fells and has been refurbished to a high standard to provide comfortable self-catering accommodation for six people.

There are three bedrooms: two king-size bedrooms and a bunk bedroom with adult sized bunks, all decorated in a fresh modern style with luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding. There is a comfortable sitting room with a wood burner and a modern kitchen.

There are superb walks from the door, whether you fancy tackling the huge Coledale Horseshoe or just a simple stroll along the valley floor in Newlands Valley. Whinlatter Forest offers some of the best mountain biking in the Lake District with specially designed routes through the mountain forest taking you into the heart of the forest to open fellside. Braithwaite benefits from two good local pubs and a hotel all serving food for every taste.

The kitchen and dining area are open plan with newly fitted units. The kitchen has a Belfast sink, undercounter fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, electric oven and gas hob. The dining area has table and chairs and a wood burner (initial supply of fuel provided). The separate sitting room is spacious and light with comfortable seating, a TV and DVD, Bose docking station and a wood burner.

Stairs lead to the first-floor bedrooms. The two king-size bedrooms have built-in hanging space and drawers. The bunk room has adult-sized bunks. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished with sumptuous Eygptian cotton bedding. There is a contemporary bathroom with a freestanding roll-top bath, separate rainhead corner shower, WC and heated towel rail.

Outside at the rear of the cottage, there is a covered walkway and a separate outhouse with WC. There is a rear patio with table and chairs and an enclosed lawned garden. There is ample unrestricted roadside parking and at weekends you can park at the local primary school for a small donation.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 adult-sized bunk beds
  • 1 bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower, 1 WC in a outbuilding
  • Undercounter fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, electric oven and gas hob
  • 2 wood burners, initial supply of fuel provided
  • TV/DVD, docking station
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed garden accessed via ramp at rear from patio with furniture, small front garden
  • On street parking subject to availability.
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub within half a mile


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Reviewed by Susan 29th October 2021

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Stayed here 3times now and love it . Clean well equipped very comfortable its home from home for us . Upstairs plenty of space and the big sleigh bed is so cosy well fitted bathroom with great bath .

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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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