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Rainbow Cottage

Bassenthwaite, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Tastefully modernised period cottage with breathtaking mountain views
  • Just 2 miles from Bassenthwaite Lake and 5 miles from Skiddaw
  • Cosy accommodation with a wood burner inside and small seating area outside
Property code: SZ397

With wonderful walks on the doorstep to the higher fells, woodland and fields, this cosy cottage is a great choice for families or couples with four-legged friends.

This property is a delightful pet-friendly Lake District cottage sleeping five people in the superb location of Bassenthwaite Village.

There is walking and hiking from the front door both to the higher fells. You can climb to summit of Skiddaw straight from the fron door or explore the woodlands and fields that surround the village. You can also walk to the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake.

It's a short walk from the cottage a great Lakeland pub, where you can enjoy a pint of real ale, an excellent meal and superb views of Skiddaw and the Lake District fells.

Bassenthwaite Village itself is really family friendly - there is a traditional village green, a children's play area and a little stream running through the village for paddling or feeding the ducks.

Keswick is a 10-minute drive away. Here you can try all kinds of outdoor activities, from water sports and downhill mountainbike trails to climbing and ghyll scrambling. There are also a wide range of amenities including shops, restaurants, an award winning theatre and many other popular attractions.

The door from the patio opens into the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, under-counter fridge with freezer compartment, and large dishwasher. The kitchen area also includes an open plan dining area with dining table and seating for six people.

Next to the kitchen is a utility room with a washing machine. This is also where the boiler is located, making it an ideal place for drying wet outdoor gear.

The living room is arranged around the lovely wood burner with both two and three seater sofas and a bean bag, along with a TV with DVD player.

Upstairs there is a double bedroom with ample wardrobe and drawer space. There is also a single bedroom.

The bathroom features a bath with shower above, heated towel rail, WC and handbasin.

Outside is a small sitting out area which has garden furniture during the summer. There are fell views from the sitting out area. Parking is available just up the lane to the side of the cottage.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher
  • TV and DVD player
  • Wood burner
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Patio garden with seating
  • Parking for one car beside cottage, nearby on road parking subject to availability
  • Pub 150 metres, shop 5.5 miles
  • Towels not provided
  • 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

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Angus 16th April 2022

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Reviewed by Alexandria 23rd February 2022

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Reviewed by Nichola 19th February 2022

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Great little cottage. Pub directly opposite. Would definitely return and recommend

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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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