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Thornthwaite

On the edge of Whinlatter Forest and by the southern shores of Bassenthwaite Lake is the northern Lakes village of Thornthwaite. It’s the perfect location for a relaxing cottage holiday in the Lake District with easy access to mountains, lakes and forest, as well as traditional Lakeland towns and villages.

Whinlatter Forest is close by and there are attractions here for all the family, including mountain biking tracks and ‘Go Ape’, where you can safely experience high wires and zip slides. There are also play trails and discovery trails for younger children and more peaceful trails where you might encounter some of the local wildlife if you’re lucky. The excellent visitor centre houses an exhibition about the ospreys that nest in Dodd Wood, as well as a well-stocked gift shop and cafe serving home cooked food.

Many footpaths can be found around the village with several leading into Whinlatter Forest. Try the footpath from the village centre which takes you past the flowing waters of Comb Beck, rising quite steeply in places into the forest. Or take one of the walks around Powter How wood to Bassenthwaite Lake. The lake, which is owned by the National Park Authority, is one of the largest in the Lake District at 4 miles long and ¾ mile wide.

To the south Thornthwaite is in close proximity to Derwentwater, where you can catch the launch at Portinscale to explore the lake, the dramatic mountains and valleys of the Whinlatter Pass and the bustling northern Lakes town of Keswick, with its plentiful shops, cafes and restaurants. Thornthwaite village itself does not have any shops but provisions can easily be found at nearby Braithwaite and Keswick.

To search for self catering accommodation in this lovely part of the Lake District National Park, please see our selection of holiday cottages in Thornthwaite.
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  • Ladstock Hall 3 (Luxury)

    Thornthwaite

    Grade
    2
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    2
    Ref: CC114118
     Nestled in the hillside, this magnificent building has the most spectacular views across the valley towards the mighty Skiddaw range, from its elevated location on the edge of Thornthwaite village. Until recently Ladstock Hall was a very grand country house hotel, a renowned venue for weddings, it has now been converted into several apartments and cottages the standard of which is excellent.
    No. 3 is a spacious 1 bedroom "cottage" which is furnished in a traditional style using superb quality modern furnishings with excellent facilities and equipment. It also benefits from a separate locked store for bikes etc. This area is great for mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest,  walking on the surrounding fells and sailing or fishing on the lake. There is a bridleway immediately behind Ladstock Hall where you can walk to Braithwaite, a little over half a mile, which has a village shop, restaurant and 2 pubs each serving good food and real ale.

    Ground Floor: Heated by oil central heating the accommodation comprises:-
    Lounge: With LCD TV, DVD, video, CD/radio, electric flame effect fire, leather suite and views towards Skiddaw.
    Dining/Kitchen; With electric range cooker, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and patio doors.

    First Floor: Master bedroom: With delightful views, TV, king size bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bathroom; With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Wi-Fi. Patio area with furniture. Shared use of the large sharedl gardens. Rear access on to bridal way. Parking for 2 cars. NB: No cot is available as the property is not suitable for babies or children. There are significant drops within the grounds of the property.

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  • Yan Yak

    High Lorton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC114148
    A most charming character cottage situated in the village of High Lorton. It may sound like a large furry mountain animal, but Yan Yak is actually Cumbrian dialect for ’One Oak’. It has and interesting history, originally part of the very first Jennings Brewery and dates back to the turn of the 19th Century. in 1875 the brewery relocated to Cockermouth and continues brewing real ale to this day - daily tours of the brewery are available. Buttermere, Loweswater and Crummock are nearby, a peaceful corner of the English Lakes with unspoilt scenery. The village has a popular pub/restaurant plus a good hotel/restaurant and Cockermouth is three miles away with many amenities.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heating and comprises:
    Stone steps to the Ground floor:
    Lounge/Diner: With original sandstone floor from the brewery days, open range fire (initial supply of fuel provide), TV, DVD and radio.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and microwave

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With super king size bed which can be split into single beds (please advise when booking)
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electric, towels and bed linen included.Outside: Shared courtyard with patio and seating. Cellar providing storage for bikes.

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  • Woodlands - The Spinney

    Rogerscale, nr Lorton, Cockermouth

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: LUV

    In an idyllic secluded location with stunning, uninterrupted views over the fells to the Vale of Lorton, these two adjoining properties have been created from a beautiful detached house, built in 1822 as a ‘painting house’ and studio for Joseph Sutton, a noted local artist. They are set in 1¾ acres of mature wooded gardens (with grassed areas, ideal for ball games) which lead down to the River Cocker where fishing is available by local licence. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a haven to an abundance of wildlife. Just a short drive away is the bustling Georgian market town of Cockermouth (4 miles), the birthplace of William Wordsworth whose poetry helped make the Lake District so well known.
    The property is situated in the hamlet of Rogerscale, just 8 miles (via the Whinlatter Pass) from Keswick, the Northern ’capital’ of the Lakes, making this an ideal base from which to explore both the northern Lakes and the west coast. The area offers stunning scenery, with Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere within 15 minutes’ drive. Easily reached are Derwent Water (with steamers) and Bassenthwaite (with sailing and canoeing), while the Whinlatter Forest Centre offers extensive walking and cycling trails. Riding and golf 5 miles. Lorton 1 mile. Coast 20 miles. Shops and pub 4½ miles.

    Furnished and equipped to the E.T.C. ‘4 Star’ standard, this cosy property , is attached to Woodlands House. Sitting/dining room with open fire and kitchen area. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with beamed sloping ceiling. Small single bedroom with sloping ceiling and Velux window. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • NSH included
    • Washer/dryer

    • Open fire – fuel included
    • Electricity and bed linen included
    • TV (Teletext)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared 1¾-acre woodland grounds
    • Private fishing on River Cocker (licence available locally)
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: River frontage

    Note: Although completely self contained, these two properties can be interconnected via an internal door to provide accommodation for up to 11 people. Over the Xmas and New Year period LUU (Woodlands House) and LUV (The Spinney) must be booked together or LUU alone.

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  • Woodside Cottage

    Thornthwaite

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC114104
    Nestling into the slopes of Whinlatter Fell in a woodland setting, this delightful cottage in Thornthwaite enjoys superb panoramic fell views from Skiddaw to Walla Crag. Ideally located for walking or mountain biking right from the door, the property also benefits from sailing and fishing opportunities close by on Bassenthwaite Lake. The Whinlatter Visitor’s Centre is nearby and a 20 minute stroll through the woods will take you to Braithwaite, where you will find two pubs both serving bar meals, and a restaurant. The bustling town of Keswick is only 4 miles away. Woodside Cottage is all on one level but is accessed by a number of steps and has gas central heating and double glazing.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating and double glazing, the accommodation comprises:
    Lounge: With woodburning stove (logs not provided), wooden floor, 32" LCD TV, DVD player, video, CD/radio and views from Skiddaw to Walla Crag.
    Dining/kitchen: With slate floor, electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, separate 50 litre freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
    Drying room: With tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with feature fireplace and panoramic views.
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with views of Skiddaw.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and hand basin.
    Separate WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Logs for the woodburning stove are not provided.Store room for bikes. Gardens and patio area.  Private parking for 1 car.

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  • Bishop View

    Thornthwaite

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC114119
    This beautiful first floor apartment at Swan House has spectacular views across the Valley to the Skiddaw Fells. A former 17th Century Coaching Inn, Swan House was converted in 2006 into exclusive apartments and cottages. Set in delightful grounds, close to Bassenthwaite Lake and the village of Thornthwaite, the apartment is tastefully furnished with a contemporary touch. There is a pond in the garden (young children will require supervision) which provides a natural habitat for newts and frogs, there is also an abundance of birdlife, deer and red squirrels.  If you are lucky you may catch sight of the ospreys which nest within 500 metres of Swan House and regularly fly over the grounds.
    Lords Seat and Whinlatter Forest rise up directly from Swan House, with a variety of walks and mountain biking possibilities.

    First Floor: Heated by gas central heating this excellent accommodation comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With LCD TV, DVD, CD/radio and superb views to the front as well as a small balcony to the side with fell views.
    Kitchen area: With washer/dryer, dishwasher, gas oven and hob, freezer and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With a king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With a shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Cot available. Wi-fi access available.Large communal gardens with lawn and pond. Parking for 2 cars.

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  • Jenkin Hill Lodge

    Thornthwaite

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC114145
    Jenkin Hill Lodge is attached to Jenkin Hill House, a charming country house whose origins date back to the 17th century, with later additions in Victorian times. Jenkin Hill is situated in the village of Thornthwaite, set in delightful grounds overlooking the Derwent marshes between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater with views of the osprey nest and 360 degree views to the surrounding fells. The cottage has a lovely spacious sitting room including window seat on the first floor which takes advantage of the splendid views. The bathroom is fully tiled and the kitchen is a country cottage style. The cottage side garden includes an ideal spot for osprey nest viewing. Thornthwaite has at its centre the Thornthwaite Gallery and St Mary’s church It nestles opposite Skiddaw and beneath Whinlatter and is a comfortable fell walk or short drive away from the Whinlatter visitor centre. The centre offers a car park, shop and restaurant with toilet and baby facilities, and provide easy access to fell walking, mountain biking, forest trails, ’Go Ape’ and children’s adventure playgrounds.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Dining/Kitchen: With large electric stove, washer/dryer, under counter fridge, under counter freezer and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and single bed and lovely front and back views of the gardens and fells.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Lounge: With TV, DVD and wood burning stove (Fuel for woodburner is free).
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed and stunning views.

    All electric, gas and bed linen included. Cot and stairgate available. Wi-Fi internet access for light usage (email/surfing) available.Outside: Seating area to the front of the cottage and ample parking for + 2 cars. Use of owners garden. Bike store.

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  • Thwaite Hill Cottage

    Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC114134
    This two bedroom detached cottage is situated in the hamlet of Seldom Seen at Thornthwaite, with lovely views from its first floor living accommodation towards Skiddaw and Latrigg. Seldom Seen, as the name implies, is a peaceful, secluded location on the slopes of Whinlatter, yet only four miles from the bustling market town of Keswick and 1 mile from Braithwaite, where you will find a village shop, pubs and restaurants.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: Accessed through bedroom 1 and comprises bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD, CD/radio and wood burning stove (fuel not provided).
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Utility room: outside housing the washer/dryer.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-Fi available. Area to store bikes and dry clothes.Outside: Porch with decking area. Terraced hillside garden. On street parking. The cottage is suitable for a family or 1 couple as the bathroom is accessed via a bedroom.

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  • 5 Ladstock Hall (Luxury)

    Thornthwaite

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC114113
    Nestled in the hillside, this magnificent building has the most spectacular views across the valley towards the mighty Skiddaw range, from its elevated location on the edge of Thornthwaite village.   Ladstock Hall was a very grand country house hotel, a renowned venue for weddings, it has now been converted into several apartments and cottages, the standard of which is excellent.  No.5 is a split level apartment furnished and equipped throughout to appeal to the most discerning guests. Thornthwaite lies three miles to the West of Keswick at the foot of Whinlatter and close to Bassenthwaite lake. This area is great for mountain biking in Whinlatter forest, walking on the surrounding fells and sailing or fishing on the lake. There is a bridle way immediately behind Ladstock Hall where you can walk to Braithwaite, a little over half a mile, which has a village shop, restaurant and two pubs each serving good food and real ale. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile

    Ground Floor: Living area: Open plan living area with DVD, TV, BOSE system CD/radio, leather suite with full reclining sofa and patio doors.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.

    Oil fired central heating, fuel, towels and bed linen provided. There is no cot available at the property, you are welcome to bring your own or you can hire one to collect from our Keswick office. Outside parking for 2 cars. Paved seating area to the front and large shared gardens. A summer house is available for guests use. NB: There are significant drops within the grounds of the property.

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  • 7 Ladstock Hall (Luxury)

    Thornthwaite

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC114112
    Nestled in the hillside, this magnificent building has the most amazing panoramic views of Skiddaw and the surrounding fells, from its elevated location on the edge of Thornthwaite village. Ladstock Hall was a very grand country house hotel, a renowned venue for weddings, it has now been converted into several apartments and cottages furnished to a beautiful standard.
    No 7 is a split level apartment furnished and equipped throughout to appeal to the most discerning guests. Thornthwaite lies 3 miles to the west of Keswick at the foot of Whinlatter and close to Bassenthwaite Lake.
    This area is great for mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest, and walking on the surrounding fells and sailing or fishing on the lake. There is a bridle way immediately behind Ladstock Hall where you can walk to Braithwaite, a little over half a mile, which has a village shop, restaurant and 2 pubs each serving good food and real ale.
    The high ceilings in number 7 make for a lovely spacious living area, the comfy italian leather sofas and column radiators give it a special feel and the dining table overlooks the Skiddaw range.Pub 1.5 Mile, shop and restaurant 4 miles

    Ground Floor: Gallery hallway: Oak floored gallery hall with storage cupboard leading to:
    Spacious living room/kitchen/diner: Open plan room with high ceilings, Italian leather sofas, column radiators, 4K HD TV, DVD, CD/radio, dining table overlooking the Skiddaw range and patio doors with amazing panoramic fell views.
    Kitchen area: with split level combi microwave and oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave.
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    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room with toilet and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot available.Raised patio area with seating accessed up a number of steps with private gate to access the bridleway. Shared gardens with a summer house. Private parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. NB: There are significant drops within the grounds.

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  • 6 Ladstock Hall (Luxury)

    Thornthwaite

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC114114
    Nestled in the hillside, this magnificent building has the most spectacular views across the valley towards the mighty Skiddaw range, from its elevated location on the edge of Thornthwaite village.  Until recently Ladstock Hall was a very grand Country House Hotel, a renowned venue for weddings, it has now been converted into several apartments and cottages the standard of which is excellent.
    No.6 is a first floor apartment furnished and equipped throughout to appeal to the most discerning guests.  Thornthwaite lies 3 miles to the west of Keswick at the foot of Whinlatter and close to Bassenthwaite Lake. This area is great for mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest, and walking on the surrounding fells and sailing or fishing on the lake. There are many walks to be enjoyed from the door as well as easy access to Newlands, Borrowdale and the Western Lakes. There is a bridle way immediately behind Ladstock Hall where you can walk to Braithwaite, a little over half a mile, which has a village shop, restaurant and 2 pubs each serving good food and real ale.

    First Floor: No.6 benefits from spectacular views of the Skiddaw range from its 1st floor situation, it has oil fired central heating/hot water and comprises:
    Spacious Lounge:  Over 26 feet long looking out towards Skiddaw with a large bay window area furnished with two armchairs to make the most of the fabulous view.A spotting scope (telescope) is provided and is ideal for watching the ospreys over Bassenthwaite Lake. The lounge is equipped with a LCD TV with Freeview, Bluray/DVD, with full 5:1 surround sound, CD/radio. This is complemented by a Bose ipod docking station, Wi-fi router and flame effect electric fire. A large bookcase is stocked with a wide selection of books, DVDs and BluRays whilst the sideboard provides both jigsaws and games for rainy days.All new contemporary furnishings provide a comfortable relaxing retreat after a day on the fells.
    Large kitchen/diner:  The kitchen and dining area are equipped with everything needed to entertain up to eight people around the large oak topped table and enjoy the same wonderful views of Skiddaw. The oak units with granite worktops house an electric range cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and microwave along with all the kitchen equipment you could need. There is also an LCD TV with Freeview and DVD player along with a DAB digital radio
    Master bedroom:  With king size bed, fitted wardrobes and furniture and LCD TV with Freeview and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2:  With twin beds, fitted wardrobes and furniture and TV with Freeview and DVD player. Ideal for early rising children or rainy days.
    Bathroom:  With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, towels and bed linen provided. Wireless Broadband is provided throughout the apartment and there is a telephone to receive incoming calls (and make outgoing emergency calls). A travel cot provided. Secure storage for mountain bikes etc is provided in private locked shed.Outside, there is a patio area with seating to the front and a large shared garden and summer house with access to the bridleway at the rear. Private parking for 2 cars is provided and additional visitor spaces are available. NB: There are significant drops within the grounds of the property. 

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  • Oak Lea

    Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC114109
    There are only three houses in the tiny, picturesque hamlet of Seldom Seen. Tucked away on the banks of Comb Beck adjoining the village of Thornthwaite, Oak Lea lies at the top of the hill where the road ends and the ascent of Whinlatter begins. This is a truly beautiful location in a woodland setting with a swiftly flowing stream running through the garden and stunning view towards Skiddaw. Oak Lea is a semi-detached cottage adjoining the owner’s home with views from all windows and walking and mountain biking opportunities available from the doorstep.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is heated by gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/diner: With TV, DVD and open fire.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and hand basin.

    All electric, towels, bed linen and an initial supply of coal provided. Cot and highchair available.Large garden with lawn and patio area with seating. Outside WC. Stream. Parking for two cars.

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  • 1 High Armaside Cottage

    Lorton

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC114155
    Situated along a small country lane in the beautiful, tranquil Lorton Vale, 1 ½ miles from the village of Lorton and three miles from the Georgian Gem town of Cockermouth. This character Lakeland cottage was the owner’s former home and as such is stylishly furnished and well equipped with features including cosy wood burning stove, oak beams and internet access. There is both a pub serving food and a restaurant in the village and in Cockermouth you can enjoy a variety of independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Crummock Water, Buttermere and Loweswater are all close by, with fabulous walks on the surrounding fells. Very close to Whinlatter visitor centre, Go Ape and mountain biking routes.

    Ground Floor: Heated by oil central heating and comprising:
    Lounge: with wood burning stove (initial supply of logs provided), TV and DVD.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Utility room: with washing machine.
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed.
    Bedroom 2: with double bed.
    Bedroom 3: with single bed.
    Cloakroom: with WC.

    All oil, electric and bed linen provided. Cot available.Lawn with bench and views. Parking for 3 cars. Bike store. Private water supply.

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