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Parkergate Farmhouse

Bassenthwaite, Lake District
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Far-reaching views over meadows and woodland towards Bassenthwaite Lake – look out for ospreys and red squirrels
  • Bright and welcoming sun room with a telescope
  • A dedicated media room/playroom that the kids will love
Property code: SZ385

Retreat with family or friends at this gorgeous abode near Bassenthwaite. Enjoy sociable evenings or steal away for some peace and quiet in the delightful sun room.

This delightful spacious property is in a privileged position. The main sitting room is decorated in a contemporary fashion, offering dual-aspect sitting areas, comfortable sofas and armchairs and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player. Lying at the foot of Ullock Pike, this lovely holiday property is nestled under the grandeur of Skiddaw and overlooking meadows and woodland towards Bassenthwaite Lake. The property has recently been renovated to a very high standard with beautiful furnishings to create a luxurious yet homey self catering cottage. The farmhouse is south-west facing with French windows leading to a patio – a fabulous spot to watch the sun go down after a hard day out on the fells.


There is fantastic walking from the front door in the majestic Skiddaw range, smaller Dodd Wood or along the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake. The owners have thoughtfully provided a high specification telescope so you can look out for the visiting ospreys during nesting season. Red squirrels are regular visitors to the Parkergate gardens. The lovely St Bega's church nestles on the lake shore, said to be the inspiration for Alfred Tennyson's Morte d'Arthur after his visit there in 1835.


Bassenthwaite village is a 30-minute walk (1.5 miles) over the fields and is home to a pub which serves good meals and ales and is child and dog friendly. Keswick is just 5 miles away, market day is Thursday and there are plenty of pubs, cafes and outdoor shops to keep you busy on a rainy day.


A sun room offers outstanding views of the valley and fell, with a telescope provided to watch the wonderful wildlife and visiting ospreys. The room is furnished with easy chairs.


The sun room is open plan to the dining area, furnished with dining table and chairs and a wall-mounted flatscreen TV. The dining area leads through to the high specification kitchen.


The kitchen is newly fitted and equipped with an island unit and breakfast bar, gas hob, built in double range oven, microwave, dishwasher and large Smeg fridge with freezer compartment at the top plus a fridge freezer.


A media room also serves as a children's room, equipped with a wall-mounted flatscreen TV. A a desk and chairs are also provided and there are lovely views to Bassenthwaite.


There is a laundry room with a washing machine and traditional hanging clothes dryer. There is also an ironing board and iron.


Stairs from the inner hallway lead to the landing with bedrooms off it. The master bedroom has a super-king-size bed and fabulous dual aspect windows with views to Bassenthwaite and surrounding fells. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower over, WC wash basin and heated towel rail.


There are two further king-size bedrooms, one with a large en-suite bathroom with a bath, separate shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail and the other with an en-suite shower room.


There is a twin bedroom. The family bathroom with has a large shower, WC wash basin and heated towel rail.


Outside, there is a private sitting out area to the front and decking to the side of the property with table and chairs. There are lovely shared gardens to enjoy and you may see the native red squirrels!

  • 4 bedrooms: 1 super-king-size, 2 king-size, 1 twin ( the twin room can made up as a super-king upon request)
  • 4 bathrooms: 3 en-suite (all with showers, two with bath) and 1 shower room, plus 1 separate WC
  • Five-ring gas hob, built-in double range oven, microwave, dishwasher and large fridge with freezer compartment
  • Utility room with washing machine, clothes airer, iron and ironing board
  • Wood burner (initial supply of wood provided, additional supply can be purchased directly for £5)
  • TV/DVD in lounge, TV in sunroom, TV and docking station for iPod, iPhone and iPad in media room
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Decking with furniture, seating area, communal unenclosed gardens shared with other properties on site
  • Parking for up to 4 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Supermarkets within 6 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 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
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


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Reviewed by Clyde 25th March 2022

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Superb property, superbly managed. The property was beautifully appointed and very clean. Despite the main road running along the property, it was quiet. The location was wonderful and easy to access. Parking was good. Our stay was really memorable and relaxing.


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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