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Padern Cottage

Branthwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy al fresco evenings in the courtyard garden and stay warm by the firepit
  • Bright, airy and stylish throughout, with stripped floorboards and a contemporary finish
  • A pleasant village location with a pub opposite
Property code: SZ382

A welcoming, contemporary cottage for a family of four in the quaint village of Branthwaite, close to Loweswater, Buttermere and Crummock Water.

Set in the pretty village of Branthwaite, this attractive holiday home is a luxurious and comfortable base from which to explore this wonderful area. Refurbished to a very high standard and boasting stylish, contemporary decor throughout it's a wonderfully comfortable haven for up to four people.

Your nearest lake is Loweswater, and that's just 15 minutes away. There are lovely lakeside walks or you can stride out onto the high fells here. Buttermere and Crummock Water are just a stone's throw further on.

The colourful town of Cockermouth is also a 15-minute drive and has a lovely wide main street, with its quirky Kirkgate area at the far end. There is a wide choice of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as larger supermarkets. It's also the town where Wordsworth was born, and where he spent his early years - you can visit his house there.

Or you can explore Branthwaite and the little pathways that lead out from the village.

The porch leads directly into a light and airy sitting room with dining area. There's a wonderful gas effect stove framed by a local sandstone creating a warm and cosy atmosphere where you can sink into one of the comfy sofas and watch the large Smart TV.

Through to the kitchen which is fully equipped with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge with a decent sized freezer (three drawers), and plenty of storage space.

The bathroom is at the bottom of the stairs and has a shower over the bath.

There are two bedrooms at the top of the stairs. On your left is the the double, and the twin is on your right. Both are equipped with wardrobe, chest of drawers, and bedside tables. Both are beautifully fresh, bathed as they are in natural light, with stripped floorboards, cosy rugs and beautiful decor.

Out of the back door is a patio area with a lovely courtyard feel to it, and even better, a fire pit and BBQ to while away a summer's evening. In all it's an indulgent nest of a house, perfect for relaxing away from the day to day duties of life.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin
  • Please note that whilst the twin bedroom can accommodate two adults, the layout is compact and one of the beds is slightly shorter, the room is ideally suited to one adult or two children
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV
  • Wood burner - effect gas fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • On-road parking subject to availbility
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub opposite
  • Arrival: 15:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Anne 22nd April 2022

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A lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Ideally located for Western Lakes and the Coast.

Reviewed by Kayleigh 18th March 2022

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Reviewed by Charlotte 9th March 2022

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We had a great stay at Padern Cottage. It's a wonderful, cosy cottage in a beautiful location. When driving, it's a good distance between both The Lakes and the coast (around 20 minutes either way)! The cottage has everything you would need for a stay, right down to 'rainy day' games in the cupboards and milk in the fridge for a cuppa on arrival. TRead morehe host, Gill, could not have done more to make sure we felt welcome and comfortable. We hope to be back really soon! Hide

Reviewed by Karen 20th December 2021

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Lovely cottage, had an amazing stay with everything we needed, perfect. A really special welcome pack for the Christmas period was much appreciated

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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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