Skiddaw

Bassenthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 17846)

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room

Melbecks

Bassenthwaite 1 mile.
A mile out of Bassenthwaite village and around 2 miles from the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, these five holiday cottages nestle under the Skiddaw mountain range, in peaceful surroundings where you can sit and admire the breathtaking views or stroll through glorious countryside. These delightful cottages have been carefully created from old farm buildings and each is uniquely furnished and decorated, retaining character and charm. Scattered around the courtyard, each of these cottages has shared use of the extensive grounds and also a well-equipped games room and a children's play area. With a variety of accommodation across these five cottages, there is plenty of flexibility for all party sizes, and together they can accommodate 21 people, perfect for that special family get-together. There is plenty to do in the local area. These cottages are near the Osprey Project, where visitors can observe wild ospreys in their nests. There are numerous walks from the doorstep, in Whinlatter Forest there is the Go Ape tree-top adventure course, plus walks and mountain bike trails, while the Honister Slate Mine is a fascinating destination at any time of year. Keswick, sitting on the shores of Derwentwater, is 7 miles away, with many interesting shops and cafes. With ghyll scrambling, canoeing and whitewater rafting all available locally, there is something for everyone at these idyllic cottages.

The property

This charming terraced Grade II listed Bassenthwaite cottage enjoys views down the valley to Bassenthwaite Lake with the backdrop of Skiddaw and Ullock Pike, perfect for catching the sunset.

The cottage sleeps four people and has a double and a twin room, a family bathroom and downstairs, an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

Outside is ample off road parking and shared grounds including a play area and game room.

Skiddaw is within easy reach of lakes, villages, climbing, walking and more.

Accommodation

Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Shared games room with pool table, table tennis and table football.

Amenities

  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Shared lawns and gardens including furniture, BBQ and children's play area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Private water and drainage supply.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

BASSENTHWAITE

Keswick 8 miles; Cockermouth 9 miles.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Situated just a short distance to the north east of Bassenthwaite Lake is the attractive village of Bassenthwaite itself. This charming settlement retains its traditional, rural feel and boasts a stream which winds through the outskirts of the village in addition to whitewashed Lakeland cottages, a well-maintained green and a real ale inn, full of character. Bassenthwaite Lake offers rolling hillside scenery and remains one of the most picturesque places in England. Points of interest nearby include Mirehouse - a grand home and gardens on the shores of the Lake - Trotters Farm, and Dodd Wood. Most of the attractions of the wider region are within easy driving distance whilst the quieter Northern Fells are almost on the doorstep. The towns of Cockermouth and Keswick and close by and both host weekly markets and a good range of other amenities.