£550 £495 - £1580

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partially enclosed
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wood burner
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Nearest Pub:
2 miles

Leethwaite is a large, spacious character cottage with beautiful views over Bassenthwaite Lake and the surrounding fells. Situated in a peaceful location surrounded by wildlife just outside Thornthwaite, Leethwaite sleeps up to 9 people in 4 roomy bedrooms. The open plan living room and kitchen are perfect for large groups and the sunroom adds a useful and beautiful extra space for spreading out into. Gather round the wood-burner in the evening after a sociable meal around the dining table or sit out in the garden and watch the light fade over the fells. The traditional country kitchen belongs to another age and is wonderfully atmospheric but all the mod cons are tucked just around the corner. With a family bathroom and separate shower room on the first floor plus a shower room with sauna on the ground floor there are plenty of facilities to choose from. The bedrooms are all spacious with stunning views over the lakes and fells and the attractive lawned garden with patio also make the most of the views. This is a quirky cottage with plenty of room for families and friends to gather together but also space for everyone to be able to get away for a quiet moment. 

Located in a small group of properties set well back from the road a short distance outside Thornthwaite village Leethwaite has a selection of walks that can be done from the door.  Leave the car at home and take an evening stroll down to Bassenthwaite Lake shore via the footpath just outside the door or explore the paths around Powter How woodland. Barf and Lords Seat up to Whinlatter and Wythop offer a range of routes for cyclists and walkers and the C2C cycleroute passes nearby. The osprey viewpoint may be on the other side of the lake but the adult birds regularly fish in Bassenthwaite and can be seen equally well from the west side, a must see for wildlife lovers. Head either way along the lake and you will find a pub, the renowned Pheasant Inn at the north end of the lake, or a choice of traditional country pubs in Braithwaite.

The north-western Lake District offers numerous attractions to suit everyone. Keswick, vibrant hub of the northern Lakes, is just 4 miles away offering a plethora of outdoor activities, plus rainy day options, museums, cafes, restaurants and the chance to take in a show at the Theatre by the Lake.  The walking in this area is second to none with both well known and lesser known fells to explore plus plenty of low level walks too. Visit the attractive market town of Cockermouth or continue over to the coast for a change of scene, you could even head up to Carlisle and follow in the footsteps of the Romans along Hadrian's Wall. Closer to home indulge yourself with an afternoon of relaxation at the spa at Armathwaite Hall or take a tour of the Lakes Distillery finishing with a tasting, lovely!  With easy access to the A66 the whole area is on your doorstep and Leethwaite is perfectly placed to offer great days out whilst providing a warm welcome back afterwards.