Bassenthwaite Lake Area 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.

Skiddaw Cottage ref: W8310

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£338-£723
3 star rating
Skiddaw Cottage
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A detached stable with charm and character alongside lovely views of hills and fells close to Bassenthwaite Lake.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Kiln Hill Cottage ref: W8309

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£307-£623
4 star rating
An ancient farmhouse with lovely views and spacious kitchen diner. Close to Bassenthwaite Lake with its walks, cycle routes and wildlife.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Old Stables ref: CC119107

High Ireby, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£286-£690
4 star rating
A charming cottage of historic and literary interest, decorated and furnished throughout by an interior designer.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Daleside - Rosemary Cottage ref: LTG

, , Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£0-£628
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

Daleside - Rose Cottage ref: LPD

Near Keswick, , Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£375-£684
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

Primrose Cottage ref: CC113118

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£370-£807
4 star rating
A delightful 300 year old cottage which is full of character, with a wealth of exposed beams throughout and very good quality furnishings, which blend perfectly with the traditional features.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Garries Cottage ref: CC113105

near Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£314-£672
3 star rating
A 17th century cottage nestling in the foothills of the Skiddaw range.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Daleside - Primrose Cottage ref: LPG

Near Keswick, , Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£417-£742
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

New Park Farm - Ash Tree Cottage ref: LF3

Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, , Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£352-£734
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

Trusmadoor ref: 24335

Keswick, near Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£336-£802
0 star rating
In an elevated position with fine views towards the lake. Fantastic walks from the door and just 4 miles from Keswick.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Byre Cottage ref: W8312

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£309-£837
4 star rating
Rurally placed barn conversion with stunning views and fantastic walks from the door. Pub nearby and Bassenthwaite Lake only a short drive.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • 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

New Park Farm Cottages - Church Cottage ref: CC113123

near Keswick, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£358-£757
5 star rating
Attractive cottage within imaginative barn conversion development, close to Bassenthwaite Lake.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Holly Bank ref: CC113125

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£610-£1987
4 star rating
Fabulous detached bungalow with lake and fell views, 2 acres of private grounds and ample parking
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Snittlegarth Lodge 2 ref: CC119129

Ireby, Bassenthwaite Lake Area

£312-£612
3 star rating
A Pine log cabin situated on Snittlegarth Farm, a haven for wildlife as well as the farm animals of Snittlegarth.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI