A very warm welcome to Dodd View, an 18th Century gem that has been lovingly modernised to create an elegant cottage for six. With three beautiful bedrooms, warm and welcoming socialising spaces and an exceptionally picturesque situation it really is a very special base for a Lakeland holiday. While retaining much of its period charm, the semi-detached cottage now boasts high-spec appliances, luxurious bathrooms and indulgent furnishings to appeal to our 21st Century sensibilities.
A satellite cottage of the charming hamlet of Underskiddaw, Dodd View sits right at the base of the mighty Skiddaw massif just a few miles from the much-loved town of Keswick. It has incredible panoramic views of Bassenthwaite Lake and the fells to its western side. Benefitting from all the available afternoon and evening sun, Dodd View's raised garden terrace is a wonderful place for al fresco dining - you might even be treated to a view of an occasional osprey. There are plenty of walks nearby to make use of its fellside situation. You could take the winding paths through woodland onto Dodd Fell and then onward up to Skiddaw's summit, alternatively enjoy a scenic walk to Bassenthwaite's shore. Just across the road lies The Calvert Trust where there is an excellent accessible pool which you can use by prior arrangement. The cottage is also just a stone's throw from Mirehouse, a stately home with glorious gardens, multiple play areas and fascinating literary connections.
Easily accessible from major road links, the cottage sits along the road that runs between Keswick and Bassenthwaite. Keswick is well known as the adventure capital of the Lakes but there's plenty more to enjoy there too. You could make use of the great range of cafes, pubs and restaurants; independent and outdoor shops; the regular market or take in a play or concert at the beautifully situated Theatre by the Lake. You could also get out and about on Derwentwater either under your own steam or aboard one of the stately launches. Why not bring bikes and explore the quiet, undulating roads in the area known as "Back o' Skiddaw"? However you choose to spend your stay, Dodd View is a gorgeous base from which to enjoy this wonderful area.