Relax! Rebecca puddle-duck quirky place with beams


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  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
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Switch off, relax & unwind in quiet Bassenthwaite village nestled in a peaceful valley between the lake & mighty Skiddaw mountain, only 15 mins from the popular town of Keswick - enjoy the chunky oak beams & mountain views, Sun Inn pub only 2 mins away (booking recommended), watching/feeding our chickens & ducks on this former farm (eggs sometimes available), walks for all abilities (many from the door) - if you want the quieter lakes & villages or the busier locations, all within easy reach!

The space
Enter this quirky reverse-style barn conversion at ground level where there is a spacious double-bedroom with a view over the rooftops to Skiddaw Mountain in the distance - 4th highest in the Lake District.

Upstairs is open plan with lovely chunky oak beams throughout - there is the a dining area leading to a lounge area with chaise sofa, TV and DVD player and DVDs. The window in the lounge area has views to mountain tops in the distance, and the window in the dining area has views to the Skiddaw mountain range over the village rooftops. The open plan kitchen leads to a full, separate bathroom with shower over the bath. Note, due to the oak beams, tall guests will need to duck slightly when entering the dining/living area.

Situated next to the farmyard of this former sheep farm (the sheep are out in the fields), this property is in the courtyard next to the farmhouse and 2 other cottages where our free range chickens wander and like to be fed. Guests enjoy feeding our puddle ducks and watching their comical antics on the stream a minute from the cottage, or just relax with a book or a drink and watch the world go by in the public seating by the stream. The village pub, Sun Inn Bassenthwaite, is only a few minutes stroll along the stream (booking recommended esp at weekends and school holidays).

Ideal getaway where you can walk, climb, sightsee or just chill out in winter, or by the stream in summer. In the heart of Bassenthwaite Village, a small hamlet 15 mins drive from Keswick. Recharge your batteries here!

Lovely walks from the door down country lanes and (bucket fulls of fresh air) including to Bassenthwaite Lake, Dash Waterfalls or climb Skiddaw mountain behind us or some of Wainwrights other northern fells. All of the Lake district within easy reach. On a clear night, see the stars and moon shining with our dark skies.

The lakes of Loweswater, Buttermere, Crummock Water, Ennerdale, Grasmere and Rydal, Thirlmere, Ullswater and Windermere are between 25-40 mins drive (depending on traffic), as well as the closer lakes of Bassenthwaite (5 mins) and Keswick/Derwentwater (15 mins).

Plenty to do and many places to eat nearby in this quieter part of the Lake District, avoiding the towns and busier villages in the Lakes if you prefer.
As well as Keswick and its lake Derwentwater, the following are within 5-20 mins drive: several nearby village pubs and restaurants, distillery tours or alpaca walking at the Lakes Distillery, refurbished Bassenthwaite Lake Station where you can breakfast, lunch or snack on the grand train from the Orient Express film, the 'locals' town of Cockermouth with many independent shops, the award winning Armathwaite Hall spa, the Lake District Wildlife Park, most of Wainwrights northern fells, Dodd Wood mountain forest and cafe, Mirehouse country house, grounds and adventure playground, the ancient church of St Bega on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake (always check opening days/times of places).

The castle city of Carlise, Hadrian's Wall, and the Solway coast ideal for dog walking, bird watching or having a picnic, are 30 - 60 mins drive.

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What this place offers

Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
32" TV
Paid washer – In building
Paid dryer – In building
Luggage drop-off allowed

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Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom

Hosted by Alison

  1. Joined in August 2015
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My family and I have been providing holiday accommodation in the Lake District for 50 years and enjoy helping people to enjoy their holidays with us in the village of Bassenthwaite, which is 10-15 minutes' drive from the popular Lake District market town of Keswick.
My family and I have been providing holiday accommodation in the Lake District for 50 years and enjoy helping people to enjoy their holidays with us in the village of Bassenthwaite…

During your stay

We live oposite the property and can be available if needed, keeping to social distancing. Feel free to check with me if you've forgotten or run out of something, before having to drive to the nearest shops.

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Check-in: 16:00 - 22:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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