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Bassenthwaite

The village of Bassenthwaite sits just a short walk from the tranquil shores of Bassentwaite Lake in the Northern Lakes and only a few miles north west of Keswick. This traditional Lakeland village is complete with a stream running through the middle and an old-fashioned village green.

Bassenthaite Lake is a National Nature Reserve that sits amongst untouched woodlands and wild flower meadows. A favourite spot for birdwatchers (Look out for the ospreys in the summer months) and other nature enthusiasts, the lake and the surrounding woodlands are as peaceful and pleasant as anywhere you will find.

The village itself has just one pub and no shops, so you won''t find a more perfect place for total peace and quiet. For convenience, there is one shop on the outskirts of the area and local produce can be bought at nearby farmers'' markets, and of course Keswick which is only a stone’s throw away.

On the land outside the village, there are a number of stately homes and country houses in immaculate condition that are well worth going out of your way to see. The area is also home to a number of picturesque churches, such as the ancient Church of St Bega.

Bassenthwaite is well located for country walks and trails and the lake itself has a sailing club for those that feel like trying their hand. Nearby popular walking areas include the imposing Skiddaw, Lord''s Seat and Binsey Fell, all offering very impressive views. If you feel like a round of golf to start your day, nearby Cockermouth Golf Club is just up the road.

For accommodation take a look at our selection of cottages in Bassenthwaite and discover this beautiful spot in Lake District.
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  • Near Keswick, Cumbria
    Near Keswick, Cumbria×

    Daleside - Rosedale

    Near Keswick, Cumbria

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    Ref: LYL
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Enjoy excellent scenery from the property, as well as the chance to spot the occasional red squirrel and deer. Enjoy excellent scenery from the property, as well as the chance to spot the occasional red squirrel and deer.
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    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...

    Daleside - Rose Cottage
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    Daleside - Primrose Cottage
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    Daleside - Rambling Rose
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  • Bothel, near Cockermouth, Cumbria
    Bothel, near Cockermouth, Cumbria×

    Poppy Cottage

    Bothel, near Cockermouth, Cumbria

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    Ref: 31020
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy warm summer evenings in the split-level garden after touring the Lake District from this well-placed character cottage.
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    Poppy Cottage is an enchanting, 18th-century, end-terraced holiday cottage located at the heart of the tranquil village of Bothel, just north of Bassenthwaite and Keswick. Ideal for couples and small families, it also welcomes pets, so that all the family can enjoy the beauty of the Lake District. With its wonderful split-level garden, complete with lawned area, picnic table and patio set, you can take advantage of the warm summer days, relaxing in the sun with a cool drink. There is also...

  • Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Cumbria
    Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Cumbria×

    New Park Farm - Ash Tree Cottage

    Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Cumbria

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    Ref: LF3
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This property is peacefully located and surrounded by stunning scenery, with pleasant walks and cycle routes from the door. This property is peacefully located and surrounded by stunning scenery, with pleasant walks and cycle routes from the door.
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    Peacefully located and surrounded by stunning scenery with spectacular views, these delightful cottages have been carefully converted from the barns of a former farm steading. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the holiday properties are two in a little group of four, located between Torpenhow and Ireby on the northern fringe of the Lake District. Attractively furnished, well presented and equipped to E.T.C. 5 Star standard, the living accommodation is on the first floor to...

    New Park Farm - Ellen Cottage
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  • High Ireby, Cumbria
    High Ireby, Cumbria×

    The Old Stables

    High Ireby, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC119107
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile
    A charming cottage of historic and literary interest, decorated and furnished throughout by an interior designer.
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    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...
  • Near Keswick, Cumbria
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    Daleside - Primrose Cottage

    Near Keswick, Cumbria

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Guests will enjoy the rare breeds of sheep and ponies on-site and visitors can walk in the fields surrounding the farm. Guests will enjoy the rare breeds of sheep and ponies on-site and visitors can walk in the fields surrounding the farm.
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    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...

    Daleside - Rose Cottage
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    Daleside - Rambling Rose
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    Daleside - Rosedale
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  • Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria
    Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria×

    Kiln Hill Cottage

    Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria

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    Ref: W8309
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    An ancient farmhouse with lovely views and spacious kitchen diner. Close to Bassenthwaite Lake with its walks, cycle routes and wildlife. An ancient farmhouse with lovely views and spacious kitchen diner. Close to Bassenthwaite Lake with its walks, cycle routes and wildlife.
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    Splendid views to Skiddaw


    This charming semi-detached former farmhouse dates back to 1750 and has been well-furnished and tastefully appointed with an improved spacious layout and en-suite bathroom, whilst retaining its charm and character. The holiday cottage has an upstairs living room to benefit from the lovely views and a spacious, modern kitchen/dining room. Situated in quiet countryside close to Bassenthwaite lake, there are wonderful walks and cycle routes from the...

  • Bassenthwaite, Cumbria
    Bassenthwaite, Cumbria×

    The Ruddings

    Bassenthwaite, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC113109
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Cosy cottage with ground floor accommodation in lovely open countryside.
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    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...
  • Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, CumbriaCumbria
    Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, CumbriaCumbria×

    Stable Cottage

    Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, CumbriaCumbria

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    Ref: W8311
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    A cosy ground floor barn conversion in a quiet, unspoilt, rural position close to Bassenthwaite Lake. A cosy ground floor barn conversion in a quiet, unspoilt, rural position close to Bassenthwaite Lake.
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    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...

    Byre Cottage
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    Skiddaw Cottage
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  • Ireby, Cumbria
    Ireby, Cumbria×

    Snittlegarth Lodge 2

    Ireby, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC119129
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    A Pine log cabin situated on Snittlegarth Farm, a haven for wildlife as well as the farm animals of Snittlegarth.
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    This pine log cabin enjoys a secluded south facing position on Snittlegarth Farm, with views across open country to Binsey Fell. A haven for wildlife, as well as the farm animals. Snittlegarth is home to roe deer, badgers, foxes, pheasants and a variety of songbirds, with red squirrels approaching the lodges looking to feed. The original Snittlegarth Estate was owned by Lord Gillford and extended to 12,000 acres.  It is now farmed on a smaller scale and has the benefit of footpaths from...
  • near Bassenthwaite, Cumbria
    near Bassenthwaite, Cumbria×

    Garries Cottage

    near Bassenthwaite, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC113105
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    A 17th century cottage nestling in the foothills of the Skiddaw range.
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    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...
  • Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Cumbria
    Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Cumbria×

    New Park Farm - Ellen Cottage

    Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Cumbria

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    Ref: LF2
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    In an AONB, this holiday property is located between Torpenhow and Ireby, on the northern fringe of the Lake District. In an AONB, this holiday property is located between Torpenhow and Ireby, on the northern fringe of the Lake District.
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    Peacefully located and surrounded by stunning scenery with spectacular views, these delightful cottages have been carefully converted from the barns of a former farm steading. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the holiday properties are two in a little group of four, located between Torpenhow and Ireby on the northern fringe of the Lake District. Attractively furnished, well presented and equipped to E.T.C. 5 Star standard, the living accommodation is on the first floor to...

    New Park Farm - Ash Tree Cottage
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  • Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria
    Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria×

    Hawthorne House

    Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria

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    Ref: UK1097
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location
    2 storey apartment in a peaceful rural setting next to Bassenthwaite Lake with stunning views of Sale Fell.
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    This two-storey, spacious apartment has been comfortably furnished and enjoys stunning views towards Sale Fell. Hawthorne House is set just off the A66, yet is situated in a very peaceful location at the northern tip of Bassenthwaite Lake, and only a few hundred yards away, is one of the only access points to the edge of the Lake. While set in a rural setting, the house benefits from being only 500 yards to the nearest pub situated next to Silver Meadows Wetlands Nature Reserve. Built in 1895...

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