The Stable (Bassenthwaite)
The Stable has been converted from a traditional stone barn and is located in an enviable position with magnificant outlook. Lying at the foot of Ullock Pike and nestling under the grandeur of Skiddaw and overlooking meadows and woodland towards Bassenthwaite Lake. The property, which has been recently refurbished, is west facing and therefore a wonderful spot to enjoy the lovely sunsets over the fells.
There is walking from the front door to the higher fells, in Dodd Wood (where the Osprey's nest and can be seen from the viewing platforms during nesting season and red squirrels abound) and down to Bassenthwaite Lake. The lovely St Bega's church nestles on the Lake shore, said to be the inspiration for Alfred Tennyson's Morte d'Arthur after his visit there in 1835.
Bassenthwaite village is a thirty minute walk (1.5 miles) over the fields and is home to The Sun Inn which serves good meals and ales.
The Stable has flexibility of accommodation having a king size bed that can be made into twin beds and a (single) bed settee in the lounge. The cottage is suitable for persons with limited mobility being on one level and having hand rails in the bathroom. If you are soley dependent on a wheel chair then the bathroom at the cottage may not be suitable. Please contact the office if you have any questions about this and we will be more than happy to help.