The pretty village of Braithwaite is situated in the northern Lakes, within the National Park in-between Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake; an excellent base for your self catering cottage in the Lake District, close to traditional towns and villages, lakes and fells.
Outdoor activities, including some excellent fell walking, are available here, and Braithwaite in particular, is ideally located for exploring the nearby fells like Causey Pike and Grisedale Pike. One of Lakeland’s most famous walks, Catbells can be started at Hawes End (just to the south) and visitors can enjoy stunning views from the ridge down Derwentwater to the Borrowdale Valley.
The area is characterised by deep valleys and the surrounding mountains forming the Coledale Horseshoe that arches around the head of Coledale Hause. The village lies at the foot of the Whinlatter Pass, straddling Coledale Beck. During your stay try some of the beautiful scenic circular drives through the pass and around Derwentwater.
Braithwaite has a small selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, however the market town of Keswick is easily accessible and has a good choice of shops, galleries and many attractions for the visitor, including the widely renowned Theatre by the Lake that hosts events such as Words by the Water and the Keswick Mountain Festival. There is a wide range of cafes, tearooms, pubs, bistros and restaurants in the town for those wanting a break from cooking.
The Keswick Launch Company operates cruises around Derwentwater and day tickets permit visitors to hop on and off at different landing stages around the lake, which is ideal for exploring the various areas of the shoreline or to walk to one of the many beauty spots. Motor boats and rowing boats can also be hired on the lake if you want to explore at your own pace.
For a great selection of self catering accommodation in this area please take a look at our holiday cottages in Bassenthwaite.