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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

In a magnificent rural setting, with fabulous views of the Skiddaw mountain range, magnificent sunsets over the Solway Firth, and the hills of Galloway across the border, these comfortable holiday properties were winners of the Keswick Tourism Association Country Establishments in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and the Cumbria in Bloom Tourist Board Rose Bowl for Self Catering Establishment winners in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Rose Cottage (ref LPD) is attached to the owner’s farmhouse home, Rosemary Cottage (ref LTG) adjoins another property, Rambling Rose Cottage (ref LWG) and Rosedale Cottage (ref LYL) are adjacent and have both been converted to a high standard, and Primrose Cottage (ref LPG) has been converted from a former byre and stands in a courtyard which is bedecked with flower tubs, window boxes and hanging baskets. The cottages are beautifully furnished and equipped to VisitBritain ‘5 Star Gold’ standard, except Rosemary Cottage which is equipped to a VisitBritain ‘4 Star Gold’ standard. Guests will enjoy the friendly rare breeds sheep and ponies (including miniature shetland ponies) and visitors are welcome to walk in the fields surrounding the farm (a red squirrel has been spotted in the grounds), as well as the many public footpaths nearby. This 500-acre farm is set in an AONB, with walks from the door plus superb fell walking nearby. Keswick stands on the shores of Derwent Water and is an excellent base to explore delightful Borrowdale. In the town itself are many interesting shops, inns and restaurants, as well as a leisure pool. Cockermouth also has a swimming pool. Just 6 miles away Bassenthwaite Lake offers a variety of watersports. Enjoy Derwent Water, Crummock Water and Buttermere, surrounded by Lakeland’s dramatic scenery. There is tennis, riding and golf, as well as good fishing locally and excellent bird watching from the farm, as well as the chance to spot the occasional red squirrel and deer, whilst it is a short drive to Osprey Watch at Dodd Wood, Bassenthwaite. Shop 4 miles. There is a good choice of pubs and restaurants locally (including vegetarian). The pretty village of Caldbeck is 4 miles, with a restaurant, tea rooms and shops. Uldale is 2 miles with a pub serving good food.

VisitBritain ‘4 Star Gold’ standard. Entrance to fitted kitchen with dining area, oak beams and arched windows. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Sitting room with glazed door to patio and own garden overlooking field with pet animals. Four steps up to pretty double bedroom with 5ft, lace-draped four-poster bed. Second floor: Spacious twin bedroom.

  • Electricity ‘log-effect’ stove included
  • Garden with patio and furniture

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Satellite TV (sports package)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared farmland grounds of 500 acres
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Armathwaite Hall Hotel Leisure Club (10-min drive), includes swimming pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room (at cost)
  • Meal delivery service
  • Complimentary bottle of wine
  • Welcome tea tray
  • Milk, eggs and bread available
  • Natural filtered spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • No children under 3 yrs

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£375-£639
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Garries Cottage Ref: CC113105
Set in 10 acres of gardens and meadows on the foothills of the Skiddaw range, Garries Cottage is adjoining the owner’s 17th Century home, in a quiet and tranquil area above Bassenthwaite village. From this elevated position you can see Bassenthwaite Lake with panoramic views of the surrounding fells and over to the West, some spectacular sunsets. Many grades of walking direct from the door, from gentle woodland and meadow walks to the more strenuous heights of Skiddaw. An area of occasional farms nestling into the fells reached by meandering lanes and far from the madding crowds, but within easy reach of Keswick and Cockermouth and the popular northern fells and lakes.

Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge/diner/kitchen: Open plan beamed room with Lakeland stone fireplace, cosy coal fire, electric fire and TV/DVD.  Kitchen/dining area: with electric cooker, microwave and fridge overlooking the rear garden where you can see a variety of visiting wildlife, red squirrels and woodpeckers are common visitors.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed, exposed oak beams and traditional pine furniture.
Bedroom 2: with twin beds, exposed oak beams and traditional pine furniture.
Bathroom: With bath, over the bath electric shower, hand basin and WC.

All electric and bed linen included. An initial supply of coal is provided. Cot available. Free wireless internet facility now available.Outhouse for storing bikes. Private parking available.

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£335-£595
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
The Old Stables Ref: CC119107
The Old Stables is situated in the quiet hamlet of High Ireby in the peaceful Northern Fells, but within easy reach of the market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth, Carlisle and the Solway Firth.
The cottage is furnished to a high standard whilst retaining many of its original period features. The property is set in extensive grounds including woodlands and has a private garden with stunning views over the Uldale Fells. There is easy access to Binsey Fell and many other walking opportunities from the door. This property is of strong literary and historic interest. Hugh Walpole based his novels ’Herries Chronicles’ here.
The Old Stables can be booked together with Laundry Cottage (119106) to accommodate up to 12 people; ideal for sharing a holiday with family or friends.

Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With TV, video, CD/radio and gas flame effect fire in cast iron surround.
Dining/kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and door to garden.
Bedroom 1: Single bedroom.
Bathroom: With bath, WC and hand basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with feature stonewall and view to Uldale Fell.
Bedroom 3: Double bedroom.
Shower room: With shower, WC and hand basin.

All gas, electric, fuel and bed linen provided. Cot and highchair available.Outside there is a landscaped lawn area and patio leading to open woodland. Private parking for 4 cars.The Old Stables can be let on its own or together with Laundry Cottage CC119106 to accommodate up to 12 people.

WAS
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£335-£595
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
New Park Farm Cottages are situated in one of the most scenic and tranquil area’s of the Lake District, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with an abundance of wildlife; the occasional red squirrel and deer; a wonderful area for bird watching and wild flowers. The cottages have spectacular views in all directions, with stunning sunsets over the Solway Estuary and the Scottish hills.  There are many walking opportunities along flower filled country lanes and local bridleways, perhaps a visit to Bisney or Dash falls.
The nearest towns are Keswick and Cockermouth, both within 10 miles. The lovely Cumbrian villages of Caldbeck, Ireby and Uldale are a short drive away, all have good pubs serving food.
These delightful cottages have been beautifully furnished and equipped to offer very comfortable and attractive accommodation. Outside there is a play area with a slide, swings and climbing frame. There is also a fully equipped games room, with an adjoining laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There are also BBQ’s available and ample car parking with a garage which is lockable in which bikes can be stored.
 A welcome tea tray and complimentary bottle of wine is available to all guests on arrival.

Ground Floor: With oil fired central heating, Church Cottage property comprises:
Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed for alternative sleeping.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, hand basin and heated mirror and large chrome towel rail.
The property sleeps 4 people with the third bedroom being for alternative sleeping only.

First Floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner: Open plan with exposed beams and a large picture window with fantastic views to the fells and open fields. Flat panel LCD TV, DVD, DAB radio with CD player and log effect electric fire.
Kitchen area: with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave and dishwasher.
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

All fuel bed linen and towels provided. Cot, highchair and stair gate available. Wi-Fi.Outside there is a play area with slide, swings and climbing frame. Picnic table, BBQ and storage for bikes available and ample parking. Church Cottage can be let on its own or together with Sycamore Cottage. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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£370-£675
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Overwater Lodge Ref: CC113114
Overwater Lodge was built at the turn of the 20th Century as one of a pair of cottages for Overwater Hall. This three bedroomed semi detached cottage has so much to offer as a delightful holiday retreat. With stunning views towards Skiddaw from most rooms, large south facing cottage garden and adjoining woodland. Overwater lodge is perfect for adults and children alike, with space to relax and play.

Situated three miles north east of Bassenthwaite lake, the area is perfect for walking, cycling and relaxing. The Reiver cycleway passes the cottage. Two bridleways lead alongside to Binsey Fell, Skiddaw and the Cumbrian Way. Overwater tarn is just a two minute walk. Within half an hours walk from Overwater Lodge there is the Sun Inn in Bassenthwaite village and the Snooty Fox and Mae’s Tearoom and Gallery in Uldale serving good food. Overwater Hall Hotel with its first class restaurant (serving coffee, light lunches, teas and dinners) is a two minute walk.

With an abundance of bird life, the occasional red squirrel and deer, Overwater lodge enjoys a truly tranquil location.

Nearby there is sailing on Bassenthwaite Lake, Lake District Wildlife Park, Mirehouse Historic House Gardens and Osprey viewpoint. The Castle Inn Hotel and Armathwaite Hall Hotel are within three miles and between them offer spa treatments, spa days and outdoor pursuit activities, such as clay pigeon shooting and quad biking. Nearby Whinlatter Forest offers several trails and the Go Ape experience. Overwater Lodge is also just five minutes drive from a major new attraction - The Lakes Distillery. Here there are tours of the distillery and an all day Bistro.

Ground Floor: The accommodation has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With TV, DVD, video and open fire (logs provided), leading to:
Sunroom: South facing over looking Skiddaw with TV and DVD.
Dining/kitchen: With large range style cooker with electric double oven and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave.
Utility/drying room: With washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and Belfast sink.
Shower room: With power shower and washbasin.
Cloakroom: With WC and hand basin.
Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom.

First Floor: Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.
Bedroom 3: Double bedroom with king size bed and TV.
Bathroom: With cast iron roll top bath, double shower unit, WC and washbasin.

All bed linen, fuel and power included. Logs provided. Cot and telephone available.Outside large cottage style garden with lawn, patio, woodland and seating. Garage for storing bikes or canoes. Parking for 3 cars.

WAS
NOW
£415-£830
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Bassenthwaite/Keswick area, this delightful, detached holiday cottage has been traditionally constructed and totally refurbished to provide comfortable accommodation in a peaceful location. It has enviable views across the surrounding pasture land towards the Lakeland Fells and excellent walking and cycling from the doorstep. Bassenthwaite Lake is a short stroll away whilst the market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth are 7 miles. Leisure centre with pool and hotel 200 yards. Shop 7 miles, pub 1 mile.

Living room with wood-burning stove and antique furnishings. Dining room with electric fire in traditional wood surround. Step down to well-equipped kitchen with Aga (for cooking), breakfast area and French doors to garden. Boiler/drying room. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, views across lake to Lakeland Fells. Compact double bedroom (views of Binsey). Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Sky TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Payphone
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Ample parking
  • No smoking
  • Thursday to Thursday
  • No children under 18 yrs

WAS
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£650-£1279
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

In a magnificent rural setting, with fabulous views of the Skiddaw mountain range, magnificent sunsets over the Solway Firth, and the hills of Galloway across the border, these comfortable holiday properties were winners of the Keswick Tourism Association Country Establishments in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and the Cumbria in Bloom Tourist Board Rose Bowl for Self Catering Establishment winners in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Rose Cottage (ref LPD) is attached to the owner’s farmhouse home, Rosemary Cottage (ref LTG) adjoins another property, Rambling Rose Cottage (ref LWG) and Rosedale Cottage (ref LYL) are adjacent and have both been converted to a high standard, and Primrose Cottage (ref LPG) has been converted from a former byre and stands in a courtyard which is bedecked with flower tubs, window boxes and hanging baskets. The cottages are beautifully furnished and equipped to VisitBritain ‘5 Star Gold’ standard, except Rosemary Cottage which is equipped to a VisitBritain ‘4 Star Gold’ standard. Guests will enjoy the friendly rare breeds sheep and ponies (including miniature shetland ponies) and visitors are welcome to walk in the fields surrounding the farm (a red squirrel has been spotted in the grounds), as well as the many public footpaths nearby. This 500-acre farm is set in an AONB, with walks from the door plus superb fell walking nearby. Keswick stands on the shores of Derwent Water and is an excellent base to explore delightful Borrowdale. In the town itself are many interesting shops, inns and restaurants, as well as a leisure pool. Cockermouth also has a swimming pool. Just 6 miles away Bassenthwaite Lake offers a variety of watersports. Enjoy Derwent Water, Crummock Water and Buttermere, surrounded by Lakeland’s dramatic scenery. There is tennis, riding and golf, as well as good fishing locally and excellent bird watching from the farm, as well as the chance to spot the occasional red squirrel and deer, whilst it is a short drive to Osprey Watch at Dodd Wood, Bassenthwaite. Shop 4 miles. There is a good choice of pubs and restaurants locally (including vegetarian). The pretty village of Caldbeck is 4 miles, with a restaurant, tea rooms and shops. Uldale is 2 miles with a pub serving good food.

This charming VisitBritain ‘5 Star Gold’ property takes full advantage of wonderful countryside views from its first floor living room and balcony. Pretty double bedroom with French doors to patio area with views towards Lakeland Fells and the Solway. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Living room with exposed beams, wood-burning stove and kitchen/dining area with French windows to Juliet balcony.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Dishwasher
  • Private patio with
    furniture

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Satellite TV (sports package)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared farmland grounds of 500 acres
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Armathwaite Hall Hotel Leisure Club (10-min drive), includes swimming pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room (at cost)
  • Meal delivery service
  • Complimentary bottle of wine
  • Welcome tea tray
  • Milk, eggs and bread available
  • Natural filtered spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • No children under 3 yrs

WAS
NOW
£375-£662
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
4
Robin Hood Cottage Ref: CC113117
Robin Hood Cottage benefits from stunning views due to its elevated position, one mile above Bassenthwaite Lake and nestled in the slopes of Skiddaw. With three en-suite bedrooms the cottage is beautifully appointed with very good quality furnishings and a high level of equipment to provide extremely comfortable self catering accommodation.
The cottage lies eight miles north of Keswick, close to the village of Bassenthwaite, in a peaceful rural location with opportunities for walking, cycling, fishing and sailing all on your doorstep.  From Bassenthwaite you can explore the tranquil Northern Lakes, the Solway Coast and the border city of Carlisle.

Ground Floor: The accommodation has oil fired central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD radio, gas stove and lake view.
Kitchen/diner: With double electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, an American style fridge/freezer and lake view.
Utility/drying room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, lake view and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: With double bed, lake view and en-suite with shower WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.

All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Cot, highchair and baby bath available.Outside: Private patio area with BBQ, seating and shared use of the owner’s family garden. Ample parking. Well behaved dogs accepted. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

WAS
NOW
£435-£965
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Stable Cottage Ref: W8311

Hill and lake views

These three holiday properties are furnished and equipped to a good standard and situated in pleasant, quiet countryside with splendid views of the surrounding hills and lakes. Skiddaw Cottage (ref W8310) is a detached former stable situated across the courtyard which has been renovated with charm and character, whilst Stable Cottage (ref W8311) and Byre Cottage (ref W8312) are former barns which have been rebuilt into cosy ground floor holiday properties (the owner’s live in the accommodation above). You can walk or cycle locally or a short drive brings you along the nearby Bassenthwaite Lake where you can sail. It is 7 miles for Derwentwater and Keswick, with all its shops, cafes, pubs and varied restaurants and superb fell walking. The Georgian market town of Cockermouth is 7 miles. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

W8310 is a detached former stable situated across the courtyard which has been renovated with charm and character, whilst W8311 and W8312 are former barns which have been rebuilt into cosy ground floor holiday properties.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Most rooms with beams.

Oil central heating included.

All properties: Electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Shared courtyard with furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

WAS
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£256-£637
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Ruddings Ref: CC113109
This former barn has been converted into a cosy cottage now known as The Ruddings. Part of a small desirable hamlet only a five minute walk from Bassenthwaite Lake, in open countryside with many walking opportunities on your doorstep. Situated midway between Keswick and the picturesque town of Cockermouth, it is comfortably furnished, ideal for couples or families who will enjoy the peaceful countryside at any time of year. The ground floor bedroom and bathroom make this property popular with those who have walking difficulties.

Ground Floor: The accommodation comprises:
Lounge/diner: With terracotta tiled floor, pine table and chairs, stereo radio cassette and TV.
Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and fridge and stable door to the shared garden and fields beyond.
Bedroom 1: with twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and hand basin.
Cloakroom: with WC.

First Floor: Bedroom 2: with double bed, exposed original oak beams and velux roof light.

All bed linen and electric included. Cot available. Wi-Fi available. Rear shared garden with garden furniture. Ample parking. Sailing club 1/2 mile, membership available.

WAS
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£310-£540
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Trusmadoor Ref: 24335

Set in the unspoilt northern Lakes, and away from the mainstream tourist tracks, this comfortable single storey holiday cottage stands in the grounds of a delightful country house hotel which is set in 2 acres of grounds just 4 miles from Keswick on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite Lake. With breathtaking views over open countryside and the lake, which is ½ a mile away, plus use of the hotel’s restaurant, bar and games room you will be ensured of a relaxing stay with superb walking from the doorstep. Hotel with bar and restaurant 50 yards. Shops 5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with whirlpool bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Patio. Shared 2-acres of hotel grounds with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: There is a stream in the grounds.

WAS
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£293-£680
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Laundry Cottage Ref: CC119106
Laundry Cottage and gardens are set within a large private estate in an outstanding position with its own car park. It is within easy reach of the market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth.
The property provides exceptionally comfortable and spacious accommodation. It is fully modernised and has Wi-Fi internet access and yet retains traditional features. The views are stunning making this property an idyllic holiday location for adults, children and also dogs.
There are many walking and cycling opportunities to be had from the door including easy access to Binsey Fell which provides a thrilling viewpoint from the summit. There is interest wildlife to be seen in close proximity including deer, and red squirrels.
Laundry Cottage can be booked together with The Old Stables (119107) to accommodate up to 12 people; ideal for sharing a holiday with family or friends.

Ground Floor: Laundry Cottage has gas central heating and comprises:
Sitting room 1: With TV, DVD, CD/radio, fireplace with living flame gas fire and window seat over looking the garden. (Will seat 5 comfortably)
Sitting room 2: With ornamental traditional Lakeland fireplace and view over the garden to Uldale fell. (Will seat 5 comfortably)
Dining/kitchen: With sandstone flag floor, feature ornamental fireplace, French doors to the courtyard, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Utility/drying room: With washer/dryer,
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with king size bed and fell views.
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with king size bed and fell views.
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with ornamental fireplace and fell and woodland views.
Bedroom 4: Single bedroom with ornamental fireplace, fell views and en-suite WC with hand basin.
Bathroom: With bath, WC and hand basin.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and WC.

All gas, electric and bed linen provided. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi access available.Outside there is a landscaped lawn area and patio, which leads to open woodland. Private parking for 4 cars. Laundry Cottage can be let on its own or together with The Old Stables CC119107 to accommodate up to 12 people.

WAS
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£415-£830
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