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Bassenthwaite, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
9 more

At a glance

  • Attractive and spacious barn conversion, perfect for a family holiday
  • Admire views across Bassenthwaite and Whinlatter from the patio
  • Enjoy a walk straight from your door to the higher fells and Dodd Wood
Property code: SZ557

With magnificent views of majestic fells, this holiday home welcomes you back from adventures and provides you with somewhere homely to relax. Continue your day outside on the patio or sit inside by the French doors.

With views accross the meadows and woodland towards Bassenthwaite Lake and Whinlatter beyond, the holiday cottage is one of four cottages in the converted barn at Parkergate. The property is south west facing with French windows leading to a patio – a fabulous spot to watch the sun go down after a hard day out on the fells.

There is walking from the front door both to the higher fells, in Dodd wood (where the osprey’s nest can be seen from the viewing platforms during nesting season and red squirrels abound) and down to Bassenthwaite Lake. The lovely St Bega's church nestles on the lakeshore, said to be the inspiration for Alfred Tennyson's Morte d'Arthur after his visit there in 1835.

Bassenthwaite village is a thirty minute walk (1.5 miles) over the fields and is home to a pub, which serves good meals and ales if you fancy a break from self catering!

The sitting room is on the ground floor and has a TV and DVD player and french windows leading out to the patio which has fantastic views towards Bassenthwaite Lake and the fells beyond.

Dining is in the sitting room and the kitchen area is just beyond this. It is fully equipped with cooker with ceramic hob and electric oven, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher and plenty of storage space.

A shower room is also downstairs and then upstairs there are three bedrooms – one single, one double and one twin. There is a second bathroom up here with bath and shower over.

There is a separate washer and dryer room (with coin operated washing machine and dryer) which is shared with the other cottages at Parkergate.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and a WC
  • Electric oven, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave and dishwasher
  • TV/DVD
  •  Wi-Fi included
  • Patio with furniture, garden shared with other properties in the barn
  • There is off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Book with other properties in the barn to sleep a total of 16 guests
  • 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.


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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