With views accross the meadows and woodland towards Bassenthwaite Lake and Whinlatter beyond, the holiday cottage is therefore well named. Whinlatter is one of four cottages in the converted barn at Parkergate. The property is south west facing with French windows leading to a patio – a fabulous spot to watch the sun go down after a hard day out on the fells.
There is walking from the front door both to the higher fells, in Dodd wood (where the Osprey’s nest 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 lakeshore, 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 if you fancy a break from self catering!