Osprey Cottage ref: CC113116

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area in the Lake District

3 Stars

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Max sleeps
4
Sleeps
Bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
Changeover day
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  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

This cosy oak beamed cottage dates back to the 17th Century and is an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of 21st Century life. The cottage has breathtaking views over open fields towards Bassenthwaite Lake, Catbells and the Borrowdale Valley beyond. Immediately behind the cottage is a wood with wildlife including  birds of prey and red squirrels and, from the top, a sensational view of Skiddaw and the surrounding fells. Bassenthwaite is a peaceful farming village with a stream running through. Osprey Cottage is a half a mile from the village where the Sun Inn serves bar meals and real ale.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Heated by solid fuel central heating,storage heater and electric heaters the accommodation comprises:
Lounge/kitchen/diner: With TV, DVD, CD radio and open fire (initial supply of logs provided).
Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave.

First floor

Bedroom 1: Very comfortable double bed and lovely views.
Bedroom 2: With very comfortable hand crafted bunk beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All electricity and bed linen provided.

Miscellaneous

Off street parking available.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
    Cockermouth
  • Shops
    6 miles
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
    3/4 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Penrith
  • Pub
    3/4 mile
  • Railway station distance
    28 miles
  • Lake
    2 miles

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

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