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The Dash

Bassenthwaite, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Working farm
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy views of Whitewater Dash waterfall, Bassenthwaite Lake and stunning mountain scenery
  • Stay on a 200-acre hill farm with wonderful walks including around 16 Wainwright's from the door
  • This fabulous rural property was used as a film location
Property code: 88176

Stunning farmhouse in the Lake District National Park. The only neighbours are Herdwick Sheep and Belted Galloway Cattle.

Located 4 miles from Bassenthwaite village and 9 miles from the market town of Keswick and Derwentwater Lake. Drive through fields of sheep and the most stunning scenery, 1 mile from the main road. Once you arrive, park up and you won’t want to get in your car again until the end of your stay. This is a walkers’ and climbers’ paradise, with around 16 Wainwrights accessible straight from your door. The property was the setting used for the film Supa Nova, starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci. Keswick hosts the annual mountain festival, which is held over three days with world-class sports, lots of outdoor activities, talks, films, and live music events which take place beside the lake. Enjoy kayaking or canoeing on Derwentwater or visit Mirehouse and gardens, the North Lakes Animal Park, or the Lakes Distillery for a great day out (all within 5 miles).

Entering this traditional farmhouse from the back entrance, you will step down a couple of steps into the cosy kitchen. The ground floor of the property has underfloor heating throughout. There is an Aga range style cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, and microwave. The kitchen opens into the formal dining room with a large table to accommodate the whole party, a feature fireplace and views across Skiddaw. Across the hallway which has a pretty traditional tiled floor, you will find the spacious and comfortable lounge. There is a cosy open fire to curl up in front of after a day of exploring, a TV, DVD player, and an iPod docking station. Head back through the hallway and at the bottom of the stairs, you will find a utility/drying room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. Off the utility room is a useful wet room with a shower and WC, this area is perfect to wash and dry off your wet gear. Head up the stone staircase to the first floor, where you will find the family bathroom with bath, shower, and WC. There are three spacious, beautifully furnished bedrooms to choose from, two doubles and a twin.

Head outside to the large enclosed front garden which is accessed from the front door through the hallway, with seating and views across to Skiddaw, White Water Dash Falls, and Bassenthwaite Lake. There is private parking for up to four cars.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – wet room with shower and WC and family bathroom with bath, shower, and WC
  • Kitchen – Electric range style cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • TV, DVD, and iPod docking station in the lounge
  • Open fire in the lounge
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • Private parking for up to 4 cars
  • Shop 9 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles
  • Private water supply
  • Please be advised that this property does not currently have the facilities for charging electric vehicles and the use of the domestic supply is strictly prohibited
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

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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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