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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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  • Thornthwaite, Cumbria
    Thornthwaite, Cumbria×

    Ladstock Hall 3 (Luxury)

    Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    2
    1
    2
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    Ref: CC114118
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Set in an elevated position on the edge of Thornthwaite with beautiful views towards Skiddaw. Set in an elevated position on the edge of Thornthwaite with beautiful views towards Skiddaw.
    Prices from
    9.6 12 reviews
    9.6 12 reviews

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  • Rogerscale, near Lorton, Cockermouth, Cumbria
    Rogerscale, near Lorton, Cockermouth, Cumbria×

    Woodlands - The Spinney

    Rogerscale, near Lorton, Cockermouth, Cumbria

    Rogerscale, near Lorton, Cockermouth, Cumbria

    3
    2
    1
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    Ref: LUV
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Ideal for exploration, this property is set in 1¾ acres of mature gardens which lead down to the River Cocker. Ideal for exploration, this property is set in 1¾ acres of mature gardens which lead down to the River Cocker.
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    8.3 13 reviews
    8.3 13 reviews

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    Woodlands - Woodlands House
    8
    4
    4
  • Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite, Cumbria
    Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite, Cumbria×

    Thwaite Hill Cottage

    Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: CC114134
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    A detached 2 bedroom cottage on the tranquil slopes of Whinlatter, with lovely fell views. A detached 2 bedroom cottage on the tranquil slopes of Whinlatter, with lovely fell views.
    Prices from
    8.4 14 reviews
    8.4 14 reviews

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  • Seldom Seen, near Thornthwaite, Cumbria
    Seldom Seen, near Thornthwaite, Cumbria×

    Fairholme

    Seldom Seen, near Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    Seldom Seen, near Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    4
    2
    1
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    Ref: UK1098
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Rural Location
    Enjoy a relaxing holiday in this tranquil location, set in a little known hamlet but just 4 miles away from Keswick and its amenities. Enjoy a relaxing holiday in this tranquil location, set in a little known hamlet but just 4 miles away from Keswick and its amenities.
    Prices from
    9.4 19 reviews
    9.4 19 reviews

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  • Thornthwaite, Cumbria
    Thornthwaite, Cumbria×

    5 Ladstock Hall (Luxury)

    Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    4
    2
    2
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    Ref: CC114113
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Nestled in the hillside and finished to an excellent standard with lovely views towards Skiddaw. Nestled in the hillside and finished to an excellent standard with lovely views towards Skiddaw.
    Prices from
    9.3 20 reviews
    9.3 20 reviews

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    Ladstock Hall 3 (Luxury)
    2
    1
    1
  • Thornthwaite, Cumbria
    Thornthwaite, Cumbria×

    Bishop View

    Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC114119
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This beautiful first floor apartment at Swan House has spectacular views across the Valley to the Skiddaw Fells. This beautiful first floor apartment at Swan House has spectacular views across the Valley to the Skiddaw Fells.
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    8.3 4 reviews
    8.3 4 reviews

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    Carrigbaun
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    3
    3
  • Thornthwaite, Cumbria
    Thornthwaite, Cumbria×

    6 Ladstock Hall (Luxury)

    Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    4
    2
    2
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    Ref: CC114114
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Situated on the edge of a quiet village this first floor apartment has wonderful views of Skiddaw, a private patio and an additional shared garden. Situated on the edge of a quiet village this first floor apartment has wonderful views of Skiddaw, a private patio and an additional shared garden.
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    9.3 18 reviews
    9.3 18 reviews

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    Ladstock Hall 3 (Luxury)
    2
    1
    1
  • Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite, Cumbria
    Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite, Cumbria×

    Oak Lea

    Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC114109
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Truly beautiful location , excellent accommodation with garden, walking and cycling on the doorstep. Truly beautiful location , excellent accommodation with garden, walking and cycling on the doorstep.
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    8.4 5 reviews
    8.4 5 reviews

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  • Thornthwaite, Cumbria
    Thornthwaite, Cumbria×

    Jenkin Hill Lodge

    Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    4
    2
    1
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    Ref: CC114145
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This Lakeland lodge is part of a period house offering a spectacular 360 degree view of forest and fells and overlooks the osprey nest This Lakeland lodge is part of a period house offering a spectacular 360 degree view of forest and fells and overlooks the osprey nest
    Prices from
    9.7 14 reviews
    9.7 14 reviews

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  • Thornthwaite, Cumbria
    Thornthwaite, Cumbria×

    Woodside Cottage

    Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    4
    2
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    Ref: CC114104
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Delightful well equipped cottage in superb setting, classic lake district position with lovely views of Skiddaw surrounding area. Delightful well equipped cottage in superb setting, classic lake district position with lovely views of Skiddaw surrounding area.
    Prices from
    8.1 8 reviews
    8.1 8 reviews

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  • Thornthwaite, Cumbria
    Thornthwaite, Cumbria×

    7 Ladstock Hall (Luxury)

    Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    Thornthwaite, Cumbria

    4
    2
    2
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    Ref: CC114112
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Spacious accommodation furnished and equipped to an excellent standard, boasting panoramic fell views. Spacious accommodation furnished and equipped to an excellent standard, boasting panoramic fell views.
    Prices from
    9.7 15 reviews
    9.7 15 reviews

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    Ladstock Hall 3 (Luxury)
    2
    1
    1
  • Lorton, Cumbria
    Lorton, Cumbria×

    1 High Armaside Cottage

    Lorton, Cumbria

    Lorton, Cumbria

    5
    3
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    Ref: CC114155
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    Cosy character cottage with wood burning stove, garden and parking, in peaceful rural location. Cosy character cottage with wood burning stove, garden and parking, in peaceful rural location.
    Prices from
    8.8 10 reviews
    8.8 10 reviews

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