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Meadowside Cottage

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

  • In a peaceful location on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake
  • Lovely views over a meadow towards Cockermouth
  • Bright and airy open-plan design with contemporary decor
Property code: SZ338

This charming cottage is the perfect retreat for couples or young families that are looking for a quiet place to return to after a day out exploring Keswick or Cockermouth.

This holiday cottage is situated between Keswick and Cockermouth at the head of Bassenthwaite Lake. It is a light, modern, self-catering property with its own quiet private entrance and furnished patio area. The cottage is attached to a grand Edwardian house overlooking the lake towards the Skiddaw mountain range.

The stylish, open-plan living area features a fireplace with mood lighting and the two en-suite bedrooms boast pleasant views over the meadow towards Cockermouth. There is a ground floor utility room for all your washing needs and the well-equipped kitchen is open-plan with an Italian mahogany dining table.

The shore of Bassenthwaite Lake is a short stroll away and rich with wildlife. Keswick and Cockermouth are scenic, 7-mile drives in opposite directions from the cottage. Keswick is the Lake District's outdoor adventure capital, whilst Keswick is perfect for a browse amongst the antique shops.

There is superb walking in the Bassenthwaite area. Skiddaw, Sale Fell, Binsey and Dodd Wood are all local and the Silver Meadows Nature Reserve is a short stroll away.

Entry to the site is via an iron gate to a fully enclosed private patio (watch the steps with young children). The French doors open into a modern light and airy open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen. The kitchen contains an electric oven, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, well-stocked cupboards and plenty of storage space for groceries. A polished mahogany dining table and six upholstered chairs sit next to the French doors, which have a view onto the patio area and to the meadow beyond. The wine glass lamp above the dining table is a quirky, yet pleasing feature.

The living room area has been designed with a retro feel and includes two 1950s-style two-seater sofas and a lovely, two-seater brown leather sofa. An electric fire with colourful mood lighting adds interest to the room. A TV with Freeview and a selection of board games and books provide additional entertainment.

A downstairs WC also houses the washing machine and tumble dryer. A large cupboard in the hall has space to hang those wet jackets and store muddy boots after a day on the fells or by the lake.

The first floor has a simple layout of one super-king bedroom (can be made up as a twin) and one double bedroom, each with an en-suite bathroom. Each bedroom contains a double bed, chest of drawers, double wardrobe and a TV with Freeview and integrated DVD player. The bathrooms each contain a walk-in shower, WC and basin. One of the bedrooms has a view overlooking the meadow towards Cockermouth and the other looks over another Victorian guest house towards Binsey, one of the northern fells.

There is parking for one car at the side of the house and more private parking at the front of the guest house.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (can be made up as a twin on request), 1 double
  • 2 bathrooms – 2 en-suite shower rooms, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher
  • Separate WC houses washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric fire
  • TV in living area, TV/DVD in each bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed patio with garden furniture
  • Off-road parking for 1 car in front of garage and further parking at the front of the property
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub 0.5 miles, restaurant 1.5 miles, shop 5.5 miles
  • Steps from the entrance of the property to the patio
  • This cottage can be let alongside a second property located next door and accommodates a further two people
  • Guests staying at this property can obtain a 50% discount at the nearby Lakes Distillery (speak with owner for details)
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


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Reviewed by John 31st December 2021

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A lovely cottage perfect for 4 people and a dog. A good size living area and bedrooms. Very clean and tidy with great attention to details,Location ideal for walking, friendly hosts, very accommodating.

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