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 and comfortable sofas and armchairs. There is a flatscreen TV with a DVD player and a large freestanding chess table for entertainment. 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, children's toys 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.
A media room also serves as a children's room, equipped with a wall-mounted flatscreen TV and a docking station for iPod, iPhone and iPad. A desk, chairs and bean bags 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!
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.