Dodd View accommodation summary
Super-kingsize bedroom (this can also be made up as a twin upon request, please advise on booking if you require this)
Twin bedroom (this can also be made into a Super-King upon request, please advise on booking if you require this)
Garden with lake views and raised terrace
Lockable storage for bikes
Towels will be provided
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking
A travel cot is provided at Dodd View.General Description
Dodd View is a stunning semi-detached cottage for up to six people at the foot of the mighty Skiddaw massif overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake. Boasting three beautiful bedrooms and glorious views, it's an elegantly appointed cottage with countless period features yet with modern comforts where it counts. The owners have employed a practised eye for interior décor using a subtle palette of colours, atmospheric local photography and sumptuous soft furnishings to make a warm and welcoming holiday base. There are also two different staircases to the first floor which make it a paradise for young hide and seekers!
On arrival at the cottage guests are greeted by a charming arched porch entering the stone-floored main hallway. There's a cosy snug/playroom with a comfy two-seater sofa and two small children's chairs and a TV with Freeview. A perfect space for little ones or teens to commandeer. The beautiful main living room has two deep sofas and one tub armchair arranged around a wood burner set into a deep sandstone fireplace. It's a wonderfully cosy room with light elegant décor ideal for playing board games or discussing your Lakeland adventures. One of the traditional latched doors leads from here to the first of the two staircases, but more about the first floor later.
The kitchen/dining room is a gorgeous space with exposed beams, light modern units and a gas stove set into a large fireplace. It's well equipped with a double fan oven, four ceramic hobs, a dishwasher, under-counter fridge and all the crockery and cookware you'll need. There's an under-stairs cupboard and a door to the second staircase. The large utility room has coat hooks and plenty of boot space for your outdoor gear, there's also a washer/dryer, an under-counter freezer and an entry to the downstairs WC. It also makes an ideal bedroom for your pooch should you be bringing one along.
Moving up one of the twin staircases will take you to the sleeping accommodation. Firstly to the sumptuous super-kingsize room which has a wardrobe for storage, a decorative fireplace and a beautiful view of Barf and Sale Fells across the valley. The room can be made up as a twin should your party require it; please advise on booking of this is the case. Next, take a step down from the landing to the characterful kingsize bedroom. It has been built in to the eaves giving it a delightful cosy feel and it looks out onto the flank of Dodd Fell from its window. There are drawers and a hanging stand for clothes storage. With its step down and exposed beams the twin room (which can be made into a super-king upon request) shares the cosy feel of the kingsize room, there are drawers and hanging hooks for storage and the same lovely view to Dodd Fell.
Also on the first floor are the amazing family bathroom and a further shower room. Both have indulgent underfloor heating, modern suites and mixer showers with drencher heads in spacious enclosures. The bathroom also boasts a bath with shower attachment and a lovely view out to the garden and fells, what a wonderful place to soak away tired muscles.
Outside the house there is a parking area shared with the neighbouring cottages, a lockable storage shed for bikes or kayaks and a beautiful garden with mature shrubs and panoramic views over Bassenthwaite Lake and the surrounding fells. The raised terrace has a picnic table with attached benches (and there's also another separate bench) for outdoor dining and making the most of sunny evenings. Why not pour a glass of wine and soak up the glorious surroundings?