Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District

Great fell walks, fishing and sailing...

Bassenthwaite Lake and village of the same name is situated just north west of Keswick in the Northern Lakes. The magnificent Skiddaw (931m) can be seen rising to the east and Grisedale Pike (790m) to the south west.

Paths leading from Bassenthwaite village connect to circular walks in the area and holidaymakers are able to go fishing and sailing on the lake. From May to September look out for the wild Bassenthwaite Lake Ospreys raising their young chicks or watch the video link from Whinlatter Forest Visitor's Centre. Try a visit to the historic 17th century manor house, Mirehouse, which is close by on the eastern shore of the lake and has some lovely garden walks (Open April - October) or travel a few miles west to market town of Cockermouth or just a little further to Maryport on the coast.

This area offers the ideal base for exploring nearby Keswick; a charming Northern Lakes market town of great character and is well placed for touring the untouched northern and western lakes.

Snittlegarth Lodge 1 ref: CC119128

Ireby, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£367-£612
3 star rating
Snittlegarth Lodge 1
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With views across open country to Binsey Fell, Snittlegarth Lodge enjoys a secluded south facing position on Snittlegarth Farm, an idyllic retreat to escape to.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Laundry Cottage ref: CC119106

High Ireby, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£439-£921
4 star rating
This charming cottage is architecturally designed and is decorated and furnished throughout by an interior designer.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Overwater Lodge ref: CC113114

Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£402-£1057
4 star rating
Lovely location with large south facing gardens and adjoining woodland, an open fire and excellent facilities makes this an ideal holiday choice.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

New Park Farm - Ellen Cottage ref: LF2

Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£393-£771
5 star rating
In an AONB, this holiday property is located between Torpenhow and Ireby, on the northern fringe of the Lake District.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Trusmadoor ref: 24335

Keswick, nr. Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£336-£781
4 star rating
In an elevated position with fine views towards the lake. Hotel facilities on offer and fantastic walks from the door.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Brookfield ref: CC113101

Bassenthwaite Village, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£442-£1347
4 star rating
Spacious cottage with spectacular views of Skiddaw and the Borrowdale Valley.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Daleside - Primrose Cottage ref: LPG

Nr. Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£416-£726
5 star rating
Guests will enjoy the rare breeds of sheep and ponies on-site and visitors can walk in the fields surrounding the farm.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Ruddings ref: CC113109

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£294-£612
3 star rating
Cosy cottage with ground floor accommodation in lovely open countryside.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Daleside - Rambling Rose ref: LWG

Nr. Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£416-£707
5 star rating
Surrounded by Lakeland’s dramatic scenery, enjoy Derwent Water, Crummock Water and Buttermere from this holiday property.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Daleside - Rosemary Cottage ref: LTG

Nr. Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£412-£642
4 star rating
This property is located on a complex, in a 500-acre farm set in an AONB, with walks from the door.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Kiln Brow Cottage ref: CC113127

High Ireby, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£346-£757
4 star rating
Traditional Lakeland cottage with wood burning stove, stylish furnishings, garden and parking.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Osprey Cottage ref: CC113116

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£367-£612
3 star rating
Osprey Cottage is situated in a peaceful farming village and has the advantage of having breathtaking views over Bassenthwaite Lake.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Daleside - Rose Cottage ref: LPD

Nr. Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£400-£665
5 star rating
Enjoy fabulous views of the Skiddaw mountain range, sunsets over the Solway Firth and the hills of Galloway.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Castle Hill Cottage ref: LA2

Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£844-£1587
4 star rating
This cottage has enviable views across the pasture towards the Lakeland Fells and excellent walking and cycling from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    THU

New Park Farm - Ash Tree Cottage ref: LF3

Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£361-£701
5 star rating
This property is peacefully located and surrounded by stunning scenery, with pleasant walks and cycle routes from the door.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI