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Bassenthwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
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At a glance

  • A delightful apartment on the ground floor of a terraced Georgian house
  • Peaceful location in the hamlet of Dubwath, perfect for a relaxing break
  • Situated almost between Keswick and Cockermouth, two of the Lake District’s loveliest towns
Property code: SZ431

The perfect base for outdoor enthusiasts who will find walking, hiking, mountain biking and water sports on the doorstep.

Situated in the hamlet of Dubwath, at the north end of Bassenthwaite Lake, lies this alluring holiday property, a delightful apartment for four on the ground floor of a lovely Georgian terraced house. Ideally placed to make the most of all the northern Lake District has to offer, this easily accessible spot has wonderful views over Sale Fell to the front and an ideal little patio to the rear where you can enjoy a peaceful glass of wine or two on the lovely Cumbrian Slate bench. Alternatively you can light the wood burner and settle in for a cosy evening while planning your Lake District adventures.

This well-equipped apartment is the ideal jumping off point for a number of activities. If walking is of interest then there are a host of opportunities from the mighty peak of Skiddaw, England’s fourth highest mountain, to Sale Fell of which you have a beautiful view from the dining area of the apartment. If something gentler is to your taste you could enjoy a stately turn around the grounds of nearby Mirehouse, a beautiful historic house with literary connections whose gardens stretch from Dodd Wood to Bassenthwaite Lake. Bassenthwaite has become famous in recent years for their successful osprey programme. It has resulted in the first pair of wild ospreys to breed in the Lake District for over 150 years, you might be lucky enough to see one of these majestic birds while out and about around the apartment.

The property is situated almost equidistant between Keswick and Cockermouth, two of the Lake District’s loveliest towns. Keswick has so much to offer from museums and sight-seeing to adventure centres, festivals and theatre. The shores of Derwentwater lake are just five minutes walk from the centre of Keswick and you'll find a host of places to eat, drink and shop in the town. Cockermouth has a thriving art and folk music scene, excellent places to eat and drink and an array of independent shops. Wherever you go in Cockermouth, the community spirit is strong and the welcome is warm. In short the property is perfectly placed to enjoy all the delights of the northern Lake District.

This alluring holiday property is an apartment situated on the ground floor of a period house. You enter through the well-equipped kitchen which comprises an electric oven and grill, four ring hob, washing machine, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, kettle, undercounter fridge and undercounter freezer.

Just off the kitchen is a small twin bedroom. The beds are normal size but space is quite tight in this room. There is under bed storage and a few hooks for clothes. Please note there is no wardrobe or chest of drawers in this room.

The master bedroom has a king-size bed and wardrobe with drawers. Next to the bedroom is a shower room with enclosure, wash basin and WC.

The lounge, with high ceilings and Georgian style features, has wonderful views of Sale fell, comfortable seating, a woodburning stove, TV, DVD player and dining table which can seat four people. There is a selection of books, games and DVDs in the lounge for you to enjoy.

Outside, leading from the kitchen, is an enclosed patio area with seating where you can enjoy a glass of wine on a balmy summers evening.

The boiler room which houses the oil boiler can also be used as a drying room for wet weather gear if required.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with a WC
  • An electric oven and grill, 4-ring hob, washing machine, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, kettle, under-counter fridge and freezer
  • Wood burner (initial logs provided)
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed patio with bistro table and chairs
  • On-road parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub 600m, shop and restaurant 5.5 miles
  • The driveway down the side of the house is for access only - you are welcome to drop off your luggage here but please then park at the front of the property
  • The twin bedroom may be slightly small for 2 adults sharing and there is no wardrobe or chest of drawers
  • The boiler room can be used as a drying room for wet weather gear if required


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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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