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Stables Cottage - Wythop Mill

Bassenthwaite, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Four Poster
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A hideaway for two, nestled in the tranquil hamlet of Wythop Mill
  • Less than 2 miles from the shores of scenic Bassenthwaite Lake
  • Some 4 miles from the market town of Cockermouth, with its shops and restaurants
Property code: SZ448

A characterful stone, country cottage set in peaceful Wythop Mill, just a 2-mile stroll from Bassenthwaite Lake with its abundance of wildlife, and 4 miles from historic Cockermouth.

This charming holiday property is a cosy cottage for two people in the quiet hamlet of Wythop Mill, near Bassenthwaite Lake. The cottage offers comfortable self catering facilities including an open plan lounge and kitchen, a double bedroom with four-poster bed and an en-suite shower room.

Wythop Mill is a peaceful location near Bassenthwaite Lake. It has a fantastic pub on the outskirts of the hamlet serving very good food, local ale and speciality gins. Bassenthwaite Lake is part of a wetland nature reserve that attracts a wealth of wildlife. Most notable are the ospreys that have been nesting around the lake since a programme to reintroduce them began in the 1990s.

The property is equidistant between Keswick and Cockermouth. The two market towns offer a vibrant choice of shopping and places to eat. Cockermouth is particularly good for shopping and eating out with plenty of good independent shops and fantastic places to eat. Keswick is the northern hub of the Lake District and you will find plenty of instructors to guide you through exciting walks, climbs and fun out on the water.

The property has an open plan ground floor with a lounge, kitchen and dining area. The lounge has comfortable seating, a TV with a built in DVD player and a digital radio.

The kitchen has an electric hob and oven, fridge with small freezer box and a microwave. There is also a dining table and chairs.

Upstairs there is an en-suite double bedroom with a four-poster bed. The en-suite bathroom features a shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

Outside there is a courtyard with parking for one car.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double four-poster bed
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave and fridge with small freezer compartment
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and restaurant within 1 mile, shops 4 miles away
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mary 1st July 2022

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Cottage was in a great area, there were some good walks direct from the cottage. The toilet needed attention it was temperamental, we were only allocated one bath towel plus a small hand towel each for the week, with a notice on the cupboard door asking us not to use any more!!!! Not very impressed with that. The kitchen was ok, plenty of equipmentRead more. There was no outside space to sit and as the weather was good we missed that facility. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 24th June 2022

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We found that the cottage itself and location worked really well for a base to enjoy the Northern and Western Lakes by car. It's quiet, with just the gentle sound of the mill stream, yet close enough to the A66 for easy access to wherever you would like to visit. Note that the under the counter refrigerator does not have a freezer compartment.

Reviewed by Kevin 10th June 2022

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Lovely comfortable cottage. Had a great week away

Reviewed by Colin 6th June 2022

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Nice little cottage in a quiet location with parking for one car. Short drive to most of the lakes and surrounding towns. Couple of nice pubs within short drive for evening meals. Would recommend owners to have a mattress topper available as we found the bed too hard.

Reviewed by Andrea 20th May 2022

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Loved this wonderful peaceful cottage in a perfect location. It had everything we needed with a very well-equipped kitchen. We eventually found how to work the heating (switch on at the boiler). No freezer compartment in fridge so be aware if bringing frozen food. There are lovely local walks over Sale & Ling Fell from the cottage, and fabulous hikRead morees such as Skiddaw & Whinlatter Forect only 15 minutes drive away. Mattress a bit too hard - please update, we would love to come back! Hide

Reviewed by Ann 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Laurence 18th March 2022

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Great location. A bit damp. Needs a Bath. But clean and well equipped. Parking not the issue some reviewers state. If there had been a Bath, Id definitely go again, but for serious fell walking a Bath is crucial.

Reviewed by Paul 26th February 2022

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Reviewed by Paul 12th November 2021

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Our second stay this year and really enjoyed our time in this cosy cottage for two. We had no problems with the neighbours but the close proximity of properties & related vehicles in the courtyard could be an issue on occasions if due consideration is not given by all parties. TV & wi-fi (internet browsing & email) OK but don't expect to do "heavy"Read more work as the speed/bandwidth is too slow. Heating is excellent due to new electric boiler (but would be appreciated if on when we arrived). Thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 29th October 2021

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Really good holiday -Cottage has everything you need.

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Location

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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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