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Orchard Cottage - Braithwaite

Braithwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A traditional stone cottage with stylish, contemporary interiors and period features
  • Great for those that prefer dining out, with a restaurant next door and a pub 50 metres away
  • Convenient village location - walk and explore straight from your door
Property code: SZ375

Great for families, this attractive home blends traditional character with modern interiors and benefits from a central location in the heart of popular Braithwaite.

This cosy and traditional cottage has been brought right into the 21st century with gorgeous modern decor, high-spec fittings and well chosen furnishings. Set right in the heart of the lovely village of Braithwaite and sleeping six people in three beautifully decorated bedrooms, it's a lovely base to explore this gorgeous area.

Sleeping six people in three lovely bedrooms this is an ideal base from which to launch your Lake District adventures. The cottage has been lovingly brought up to date with stylish decor, luxurious furnishings and modern appliances while retaining much of its traditional charm in features such as exposed beams, decorative fireplaces and stone floors.

Braithwaite is a delightful village at the foot of the Newlands Valley, on the edge of Whinlatter Forest Park and close to the shores of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake. It is perfectly situated for making the most of the fell walking in the area; indeed, you can walk up Barrow, Causey Pike or Grisedale Pike straight from the cottage. There is also a wealth of easier strolling to be had. The village itself boasts three pubs and a restaurant serving good food and local real ales. In fact, guests at the property have a pub right next door and another just a few metres further. There's also a much-loved shop that is a hub for village life just a short stroll away. Whinlatter Forest is an absolute must for visitors with miles of cycling and walking tracks, an excellent cafe, imaginative playpark and a Go Ape high ropes course where you can test your mettle on a series of exhilarating obstacles high up in the forest canopy.

For a taste of local town life then Keswick lies just 2 miles away. It's a bustling market town with independent shops, good pubs, restaurants and cafes. Keswick has its own cinema and the gorgeous Theatre by the Lake not to mention a huge choice of outdoor shops and adventure companies ready to take you out and test your wilder side! Why not explore beautiful Derwentwater either by stately launch or under your own steam in a kayak or rowing boat? Braithwaite really does make the perfect place to launch your adventures or just enjoy what's on the doorstep.

Guests enter at the rear of the property straight into a gorgeous stone-floored kitchen diner. It has been refurbished to a very high standard with modern white units, a fan oven, gas hobs, built-in fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is an extending dining table in here to make the most of your evening get-togethers.

Moving through to the lounge where guests will find a sumptuously deep sofa and armchair and two further mid-century-style armchairs in which to curl up around the lovely wood burner on chilly evenings. There is a large Smart TV to help you while away the evenings too.

Upstairs to the three bedrooms and bathroom, all of which benefit from subtle decor and wonderful traditional features such as exposed beams and decorative fireplaces. Firstly, the master bedroom has a heavy wooden double bedstead and wardrobe as well as a view out over Braithwaite to fell tops in the distance. The second double has a chest of drawers for storage, a decorative fireplace and yet more great views. The twin room like the others has a gorgeous calming colour scheme and a wardrobe for storage.

The bathroom is a lovely indulgent space with a velux window bringing light into the lovey modern suite with its spa bath, over-bath mixer shower and huge drencher head.

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over jacuzzi bath
  • Fan oven, gas hobs, built-in fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Wood burner- logs not provided
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop within half a mile, pub 50 metres away
  • Please note that due to the size of the living areas the cottage is more suited to four adults and two children. If you would like to book for 6 guests please contact us


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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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