John Peel House ref: UK1081

Ruthwaite, near Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area in the Lake District

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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


John Peel House is set in the quiet hamlet of Ruthwaite, in the beautiful northern Lake District. This semi-detached, period house has masses of character from beautiful beams and wood burners to a real Aga. A great feature of the house is the large inglenook fireplace, in the more formal living room, which was taken from the local manor house when it burnt down decades ago.
This spacious, well finished property benefits from two living rooms, as well as a large kitchen/dining room and utility room. This space allows you to make the most of your relaxing break, and is ideal both for families or groups of friends. The French doors in the dining room and living room make sure that in summer you can enjoy the large, fully enclosed gardens with views of the fells.
There are walks available right from the front door with Binsey Fell, which has a stunning viewpoint from the summit, not far away. It is only a short drive of around 20 minutes to both Keswick and Cockermouth, and only 15 minutes to Caldbeck. All three towns have a fantastic range of independent shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes. Although for nights at home, the large, well equipped kitchen will make entertaining your friends and family a treat.
There is plenty to do in the area from local hills to walk, shopping in Keswick with its market and independent shops, or days of pampering at Armathwaite Hall Spa. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Beamed throughout. Living room 1: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and French doors leading to garden.
Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with electric hob, Aga, combi microwave/oven/grill, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, tiled floor and French doors leading to garden.
Living room 2: With wood burner.
Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, ornamental fireplace and en-suite with shower over bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With double bed, beams and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet (Jack and Jill shared with hallway and bedroom 4).
Bedroom 3: With double bed with single bunk over.
Bedroom 4: With 2 bunk beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet (Jack and Jill with Bedroom 2).

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Third floor

Fourth floor


Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Telephone - for incoming and emergency calls only. Welcome pack.


Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
    3½ miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    13.8 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

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.

Things to do nearby

Bassenthwaite Lake

The glacial formed lake of Bassenthwaite which once was linked to Derwentwater many years ago, is the only water form in the Lake District which is named a `lake' as the others are `waters', `meres' and `tarns'.

Mae's Tea Room and Gallery
Mae's Tea Room and Gallery

The renowned Mae's Tea Room and Gallery in Uldale is open throughout the year, serving tasty home cooked food through the day, some evenings and shows exhibits by local artists.

Trotters World of Adventures

Situated on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite Lake, this brilliant animal attraction is a great day out for all no matter what your age!

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens

On the outskirts of Keswick is the grand historic home known as Mirehouse built in 1666 by The Earl of Derby.

Dave's Adventure Company
Country Experiences

A small independent outdoor provider offering holiday makers tailor made packages for you and your family. Activities include rock climbing, kayaking and Ghyll Scrambling. Tel: 01768 776143

St Bega Church

Next to Bassenthwaite Lake is St Bega Church which is the parish church of Bassenthwaite. Services have been going on here at this ancient location for over a thousand years.

Lake District Maps

`Lake District Maps' is a unique and helpful website that enables visitors to purchase a variety of family friendly walking routes and maps.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

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