Nestled in a hamlet at the northern end of Bassenthwaite Lake, Owl’s Roost is a warm and welcoming cottage for up to four people with absolutely stunning views. Incredibly well named, this place offers a perch that would delight any bird of prey with its wide panorama of fields, fells and water. In fact, you might struggle to tear yourself away from the breakfast table as you enjoy the ever changing view! If you're more of a night owl, you can stand in the front drive when the moon is but a sliver in the sky, and the dark night reveals countless stars and sometimes even the Milky Way.
The walking in the area is second to none with a wealth of walks from high peaks such as Skiddaw and Grisedale to smaller but no less rewarding rambles such as Sale Fell all within easy reach. You’re also only 25 minutes away from spectacular Crummock Water and Buttermere in Borrowdale, and the rewilded valley of Ennerdale Water with its beautiful woodland walks. At this cottage you are very close to the edge of Whinlatter Forest, a real mountain forest park with adventures aplenty on offer including a multitude of cycle trails, an excellent children’s play area, a high ropes course and excellent cafe. If something gentle is to your taste you could enjoy a stately turn around the grounds of nearby Mirehouse, a beautiful historic house with literary connections whose gardens stretch from Dodd Wood to Bassenthwaite Lake. Bassenthwaite has become famous in recent years for their successful Osprey programme. It has resulted in the first pair of wild Ospreys to breed in the Lake District for over 150 years, you might be lucky enough to see one of these majestic birds from the living room of Owl’s Roost as they hunt in the lake nearby.
Owl’s Roost lies in an enviable position between Cockermouth and Keswick, with the village of Lorton and the Jaws of Borrowdale a short distance away. Only a walk away are The Lakes Distillery with its tours and fine dining bistro, and the Pheasant Inn, a traditional Lakeland pub and restaurant with rooms. Cockermouth is an attractive Georgian town with a wide range of independent shops, a thriving art and folk music scene and excellent places to eat and drink. Why not take a look around Wordsworth’s childhood home or enjoy a tour and tasting at Jennings Brewery? Nearby Keswick has so much to offer from shops, museums and eateries to sight-seeing, adventure centres and festivals. The shores of Derwentwater and the Theatre by the Lake are just a 5-minute walk from the centre of the town. Why not check what's on at the recently restored art deco Alhambra Cinema. Whatever you enjoy, Owl's Roost is perfectly placed to enjoy all the delights of the northern Lake District.
Why now book a table at these eateries a walk away? Bassenthwaite Lake Station Cafe, with its delicious breakfasts, brunches and lunches in its wonderful orient express locomotive and carriages is at the bottom of the hill, ten minutes walk away. The Lakes Distillery is fifteen minutes walk away in the opposite direction.The Wheatsheaf Inn, Embleton is known for its gourmet restaurant.
A little further away: The Spice Club, Cockermouth is a go-to restaurant and take-away for delicious contemporary Indian food. Pedro's kebabs are a tasty takeaway alternative - they're in Station Road, Cockermouth. Don't miss out Keswick's Lake Road Brunch for delicious pancakes!
Supplies - Tesco and Sainsbury's know where we are and will deliver to your door.