Rose Cottage (Bassenthwaite)
Nestled in the tranquil village of Bassenthwaite is Rose Cottage; a gorgeous Lakeland stone cottage for four. Dating from the 1850s this lovely traditional end of terrace cottage provides a welcoming and cosy base to explore all that the northern Lake District has to offer. While it boasts countless details revealing the character of the building such as exposed stone walls, latched doors and a lovely open fireplace it has also been given plenty of 21st century comforts such as contemporary furnishings, vibrant textiles and a wonderful powerful shower in its modern bathroom. It has a delightful mature garden to the front providing year-round colour and a glorious place to sit and enjoy the changing view of Skiddaw or to just observe the gentle bustle of village life.
The village of Bassenthwaite lies just over a mile from the head of the lake from which it takes its name. It is a traditional gem blessed with a village green, working farms and, of course, fantastic walking and cycling right on the doorstep. 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 approached directly from Rose Cottage. 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 immediately around 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!
If you'd like to explore local town life Bassenthwaite 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; 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. In short whether you are looking for an activity filled break or a relaxing holiday in the heart of a traditional Lakeland village then Rose Cottage provides a perfect place to stay.