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Garden Cottage - Thornthwaite

Thornthwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful cottage with stunning landscaped gardens
  • Just 300 metres from the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake
  • Bright and airy living area with glazed roof and views of the Whinlatter fells
Property code: SZ206

This spectacular property is perfect for family or friends’ reunions, where everyone will be able to find their favourite spot. With direct access to Bassenthwaite Lake, it’s a serene place for all.

Providing self-catering accommodation for ten people in the quiet environs of Thornthwaite near Keswick and set amidst private landscaped gardens, this cottage is just a short walk from the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake. The owners have worked hard to create a unique and spacious living space filled with light and some lovely distinctive features. The attention to detail throughout is exceptional, from the stylish bathrooms to the bespoke kitchen.

Thornthwaite is at the foot of Whinlatter Forest where there are mountain bike trails, family bike rides and walks, a Go Ape course and a visitor centre with cafe. Thornthwaite also boasts an art gallery with its own tearoom. In nearby Braithwaite there are three excellent pubs, or for a special treat, venture up the Whinlatter Pass to the Cottage in the Wood, a superb restaurant with unbeatable views of Skiddaw. Keswick is only 4 miles away and Cockermouth is 8 miles away. Both are pleasant market towns with independent shops, good pubs, restaurants and bars. Keswick has its own art deco cinema and the award-winning Theatre by the Lake.

Entering the cottage you come through to the dining room which comfortably sits ten people around a large table. From here you move through to the large kitchen. This space is great for cooking and entertaining with lots of worktop space and stylish fittings. The kitchen is well-equipped with dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, and plenty of storage.

Also from the kitchen is the sitting room, a wonderful space with double patio doors and a glazed roof allowing lovely and unique views of Whinlatter fells and bringing the outside in. The room seats ten in luxury around the widescreen TV and DVD. There are two downstairs bedrooms which are accessed via a corridor off the sitting room. There is one queen-sized bedroom and a double bedroom, both of which share a large bathroom with a bath, separate shower enclosure, WC.

The first floor is reached via stairs from the kitchen. The king-size master bedroom has a wonderful en-suite shower room and WC. There are a further two twin bedrooms upstairs which share a shower room with WC.

The spacious garden has fabulous views of the fells with a patio area for sitting out. The area put to lawn has been beautifully sculptured and there is also a more wild area with some beautiful old oak trees. From here there is a path leading to Bassenthwaite Lake through the ancient Powterhow Wood.

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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 queen-size, 1 double, 2 twins
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with separate shower and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Oil fired central heating
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Stairgate available
  • Enclosed garden with patio, BBQ (charcoal not provided), seating, lawns and access to lake
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Pub 4 miles, shops and restaurants 5.5 miles
  • Private water supply which can affect pressure during heavy use
  • Access to the cottage up the drive is over private land and is for access only; woods and lake should be accessed from the rear of the property


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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.

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