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Rose Cottage - Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
5 more

At a glance

  • Traditional Lakeland stone cottage, filled with character
  • Relax in front of the open fire or enjoy views to Skiddaw from the garden
  • Plenty of walks and bike rides from the front door
Property code: SZ415

Set in the peaceful village of Bassenthwaite in the Lake District National Park, this handsome 19th-century property has a charming cottage garden with enviable fell views.

Nestled in the tranquil village of Bassenthwaite is this charming holiday property; a gorgeous Lakeland stone cottage for four. Dating from the 1850s this lovely traditional end of terrace cottage provides a welcoming and cosy base to explore all that the northern Lake District has to offer. While it boasts countless details revealing the character of the building such as exposed stone walls, latched doors and a lovely open fireplace it has also been given plenty of 21st century comforts such as contemporary furnishings, vibrant textiles and a wonderful powerful shower in its modern bathroom. It has a delightful mature garden to the front providing year-round colour and a glorious place to sit and enjoy the changing view of Skiddaw or to just observe the gentle bustle of village life.

The village of Bassenthwaite lies just over 1 mile from the head of the lake from which it takes its name. It is a traditional gem blessed with a village green, working farms and, of course, fantastic walking and cycling right on the doorstep. There is a wealth of paths and bridleways to explore from gentle low level ambles to more challenging fell walks, not least up mighty Skiddaw, England's fourth highest mountain, which can be approached directly from the cottage. Just around the corner from the house is a much loved village pub, which serves excellent locally sourced food and real ales. There's plenty to do in the area immediately around the village too with a Wildlife Park that families will adore, an award winning spa for those with a desire to do some pampering, a historic mansion house with literary connections and the Lakes Distillery for a tour and tasting!

If you'd like to explore local town life Bassenthwaite lies between Cockermouth and Keswick; two wonderful Cumbrian towns with lots to discover. Cockermouth is a charming Georgian town notable for being Wordsworth's birthplace - in fact you can still visit his childhood home; Keswick is well known as the adventure capital of the Lake District with every conceivable outdoor activity catered for. This vibrant town has a great choice of cafes and restaurants as well as its own theatre and art deco cinema. In short whether you are looking for an activity filled break or a relaxing holiday in the heart of a traditional Lakeland village then the cottage provides a perfect place to stay.

Please note, the neighbouring cottage has right of access along the path. Please contact the office for more information.

On arrival at the property guests are greeted by the main door with porch way inside where there is plenty of room for muddy boots. Moving through to next door you reach the lovely cosy living room. There is a large brown leather corner sofa for curling up and enjoying a roaring fire in the open stone fireplace or for enjoying a good book. The living room has a flatscreen TV with Freeview and the owner has thoughtfully left a selection of books and reading lamps with which to enjoy them.

The kitchen and dining area is accessed through one of the lovely latched doors. The kitchen is well equipped with a double oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and all the crockery and utensils you're likely to need for your stay. There's a handy utility area housing a washer/ dryer and plenty more hanging space for coats and floor space for footwear. There's a lovely dining table for four people which looks out onto the garden, an ideal spot to discuss your Lake District adventures.

Heading up the winding staircase via the living room takes you to the two bedrooms and bathroom. Firstly to the delightful master bedroom with its large built-in wardrobes and bedside drawers. It's a wonderful room with a gorgeous view out over the garden to the fells beyond from its window seat. Moving on to the twin room which has a chest of drawers for your bits and bobs and yet another picture perfect window.

On this floor is the fresh modern bathroom with its contemporary suite. It boasts a large 'P' shaped bath with a lovely powerful shower. Ideal for soaking away any aches and pains from long mountain rambles. The window out on the landing looks to the rear of the house onto a working farm where children will love watching the comings and goings while adults will, no doubt, love the views to the fells in the distance.

Moving outside there's a lovely mature garden with glorious shrubs and thoughtful planting providing year-round colour. Lucky the guests who visit while the clematis and roses are in bloom. There's garden furniture for enjoying sunny morning cuppas, evening meals or just a sunset glass of wine while soaking up the ever changing view of the western flank of Skiddaw.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – with P shaped bath and shower over bath
  • Kitchen – double oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge / freezer. Utility area with washer/ dryer and hanging space
  • Open fire
  • TV in lounge
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed lawned garden with outdoor seating
  • No designated parking, please do not park on pavement outside the cottage as this restricts access for others in the village
  • Please note, the neighbouring cottage has right of access along the path


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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.

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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