Nestled next to a gently tumbling stream Riverholme is a delightful terraced cottage in Bassenthwaite, the tranquil village to the north of the lake that shares its name. Sleeping four people in two beautifully appointed bedrooms and boasting elegant decor, high spec appliances and still retaining all the charm of a period cottage, it really is a great base to explore this area. The owners have created a warm and welcoming space with a subtle palette of colour, thoughtful lighting and comfortable furnishings to make a great place for relaxation. It has fantastic walks from the door, some great Lakeland attractions close by and a much loved local pub just a short stroll away.
Bassenthwaite is a traditional gem of a village blessed with a village green, working farms and, of course, fantastic walking and cycling right on the doorstep. There's a little play area to the side of the terrace which sits beside the stream, perfect for an outdoor picnic and a paddle. There is a wealth of paths and bridleways to explore from gentle low level ambles to more challenging fell walks, not least up mighty Skiddaw, England's fourth highest mountain, which can be tackled directly from Riverholme via the less-used northern approaches. Just around the corner from the house is a much loved village pub, the Sun Inn, which serves excellent locally sourced food and real ales. There's plenty to do in the area immediate environs of the village too with a Wildlife Park that families will adore, an award-winning spa for those with a desire to do some pampering, a historic mansion house with literary connections and the Lakes Distillery for a tour and tasting!
For visitors interested in exploring Lakeland town life the village lies between Cockermouth and Keswick; two wonderful Cumbrian towns with lots to discover. Cockermouth is a charming Georgian town notable for being Wordsworth's birthplace - in fact you can still visit his childhood home while Keswick is well known as the adventure capital of the Lake District with every conceivable outdoor activity catered for. This vibrant town has a great choice of cafes and restaurants as well as its own theatre and art deco cinema all just seven miles away. So if you are looking for a delightful cottage from which to explore this fantastic area then Riverholme could be just the ticket.