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Lakeside Lodge

Bassenthwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Inviting cottage for two, close to the shores of beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake
  • Superb for long walks and ideal for those with dogs, as two canine companions are welcome
  • Just 6 miles from the Lakeland market town of Cockermouth, with its shops, cafes and pubs
Property code: SZ298

A delightful cottage for two, set within its own pretty gardens, just a short stroll from Bassenthwaite Lake and ideal for long walks, serious hikes and waterside wildlife watching.

This lodge is a light, modern self-catering property with its own quiet private entrance and garden. It is located near Bassenthwaite Lake and is detached from the main house.The bright accommodation has been refurbished to a high standard to provide a warm comfortable base for a self-catering holiday.

This lodge is situated in Dubwath at the head of Bassenthwaite Lake. The shore is a short stroll away and rich with wildlife. Keswick and Cockermouth are a scenic drive in opposite directions from the property. Cockermouth, known as the birthplace of William Wordsworth, is a beautiful town with many Georgian buildings, plenty of independent shops and lots of places to eat and drink. In the other direction, Keswick is a popular outdoor town with dog-friendly pubs, outdoor shops and activity providers.

There is superb walking in the Bassenthwaite area. Skiddaw, Sale Fell, Binsey and Dodd Wood are all within 6 miles. There are some pleasant walks from the door to the lake shore or to Dubwath Meadows, a nature reserve with board walks and bird hides. Dodd Wood has a small tearoom and signed walks through the forest to the summit viewpoint where there is a stunning vista across Bassenthwaite and Derwentwater.

This lodge is a detached property set behind a Country House near Bassenthwaite Lake. The ground floor is furnished in a modern open-plan style with a kitchen, dining table and sitting room. The comfortable sitting room has sofa seating and a flatscreen TV with DVD player.

The kitchen is very well equipped and features plenty of crockery and glassware, a dishwasher, gas hob, full-size electric oven, microwave and fridge with freezer box.

Also on the ground floor there is a luxury bathroom with bath and power shower over, WC and wash basin. Fluffy towels are provided along with Gilchrist and Soams toiletries.

Upstairs there is a double bedroom on a mezzanine floor with a TV and dual aspect windows with fell views. Babies and young children are welcome however there is no cot or high chair.

Outside there is a small south facing garden with furniture for sitting out and a BBQ. There are pleasant views across flower meadows and a view to Sale Fell from the bedroom.

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

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 bathroom – Shower over the bath
  • Electric oven, gas hobs, microwave, fridge, with freezer section, and dishwasher
  • TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden
  • One designated parking space
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Within the grounds of a guest house
  • Shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes, 6 miles away
  • Guests staying at this property can get a 50% discount at the nearby Lakes Distillery


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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