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Turncroft Cottage

Braithwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious and open plan cottage with cosy wood burner and sun room
  • Pretty patios and lawn with views of the mountains
  • Located in Braithwaite with a variety of walking routes from the doorstep
Property code: SZ533

In the heart of the Lake District National Park, this cosy yet spacious home from home is a welcoming base to return to after a long day spent exploring the surrounding countryside, woodland or out on the water.

Originally two separate cottages and located in the delightful village of Braithhwaite, this cottage is a charming home from home for six to eight people. Look out for the large wooden farm gate and bright yellow front door down some steps, a delightful way to enter this charming cottage. Inside, you'll find a wonderful kitchen/diner with wood burning stove, cosy living room and a sun room. There's also a handy utility room with WC on the ground floor whilst upstairs on the first floor are the four bedrooms and family bathroom. To the rear of the cottage is a delightful garden with three patios and a lawn area, with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. As well as all this, there is parking for 2 cars and bikes can also be stored in the large covered entrance at the cottage.

Braithwaite is a paradise for walkers, with a wide variety of routes on offer staight from the front door of the cottage. Head up the road to Whinlatter Forest where there are nine woodland walking trails to choose from. Adrenaline junkies can even try out the Go Ape high ropes course, or why not hire mountain bikes and explore the three dedicated cycling trails? Walk from the cottage to Force Crag Mine for clues about the area's industrial heritage. Local fell Barrow may be modest in height but the panoramic views from the top are anything but! Serious fell walkers can also tackle Grisedale Pike, where you'll be rewarded with stunning views after the scramble up the ridge to the summit.

Walk, cycle, take the bus or drive into Keswick, just 3 miles away, for a morning mooching round the independent and outdoor shops. Grab lunch to go from one of the local cafes and head down to Derwentwater to enjoy a lakeside picnic. Why not take a ride on the popular launch to see the water from a different perspective? Families will love a trip to the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park. Or adults can treat themselves to a tour and tasting at the renowned Lakes Distillery.

The large covered entrance is ideal for leaving wet coats and muddy boots before continuing inside. The large kitchen-diner is a wonderful sociable space. Cooks in the party are sure to love whipping up a feast in the kitchen; it's well equipped with all the essentials for a self-catering holiday. There's an electric oven and hob, fridge and handy microwave as well as a good selection of useful cooking equipment. The room is complete with a cosy wood burning stove, the perfect accompaniment to meals around the dining table. A handy utility room can be found off the hallway and houses the freezer, the washer-drier, should you need to make use of this during your stay, and an indoor clothes line. There's also a useful WC in here too.

The living room is the perfect place to relax after a day out exploring and there's also a lovely sun room on the ground floor too. A wonderful light-filled room, perfect for catching up with a good book, or simply enjoy a peaceful moment looking out to the lovely garden. A wonderfully calming room, ornithologists will love sitting in here and watching the comings and goings of the many birds who also like to pay the cottage a visit (or its garden at least!). Large glazed doors open onto a paved area extending the sun room into the garden.

Up the stairs to the first floor and the four lovely bedrooms. First up is the spacious master bedroom. With a double bed and fantastic views, why not bring your morning cuppa back to bed and indulge in a long lie in - you are on holiday after all! The second equally spacious bedroom also has a double bed and lovely views over the surrounding countryside. Further along the landing you'll find the twin bedroom and last, but by no means least, is the cosy bunk room.

Also on the first floor is the family bathroom. With a WC, wash basin and bath with shower over - whether you prefer a relaxing soak in the bath or a refreshing shower, all tastes are catered for here.

Outside the cottage there is parking for two cars and the covered entrance at the front of the cottage can also be used for storing bikes (please remember to bring your own locks), ideal if you like getting out and about on two wheels. To the rear of the cottage is the large garden with three patios and a lawn area. There are delightful views over the surrounding countryside so make the most of the outdoor furniture provided and enjoy dining alfresco with a wonderful backdrop.

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

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 bunk bedroom (please advise at the time of booking if you require the bunk beds to be made up)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and 1 ground-floor WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave
  • Freezer and washer/dryer in utility room
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Partially enclosed garden with furniture
  • Large covered entrance for storing bikes
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars - please leave the communal turning area beyond the cottage clear of vehicles
  • Please note property can sleep up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms - there are 2 WCs though only 1 bathroom, which is on the first floor.
  • Please note there is no BBQ provided and these are not permitted to be used at the property
  • Pub less than 0.25 miles


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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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