Osprey Cottage ref: CC113116

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area in the Lake District

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Refurbished for 2018, this beautifully presented 17th century cottage has been thoughtfully decorated to show off some of the original features, including a stunning oak beamed ceiling.
The heart of the house is downstairs and features an open plan living room, kitchen and dining space, offering an open fire for those cosy nights in. Upstairs has a fitted modern bathroom with a bath and shower, and there are two good sized bedrooms comprising of a double, with plenty of storage, and a bunk bedded room. There are open views from the upstairs windows as far as the eye can see and the changing colours of the seasons are a sight to behold when you wake in the morning. It really makes this cottage one to remember.
Osprey Cottage is an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of 21st century life, whether you are in the lakes for relaxation, culture, sightseeing or adventure, you are in a prime location within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lake District National Park. Situated in the popular village of Bassenthwaite, the property benefits from amazing views looking south towards Bassenthwaite Lake, Catbells and the Borrowdale Valley and takes in some stunning sights of the the surrounding northern Lake District Fells.
Immediately behind the property is a wood with lots of wildlife, including birds of prey and red squirrels and from the top, a sensational view of Skiddaw. Within a couple of miles of the property you have two pubs offering great food and local ales. It is just 8 miles from the popular town of Keswick, on the shores of Derwent Water, which offers an abundance of shopping and dining experiences, as well as a variety of cultural hotspots and tourist attractions including The Pencil Museum, The Theatre on the Lake, Keswick Convention Centre and Keswick Museum and Art Gallery.
The property has no rear garden and although there is a lovely garden which can be seen from the rear windows, it does not belong to this cottage. However, there is a bistro table and chairs at the front which provides an area to enjoy the afternoon sun. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

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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


All electricity, bed linen and towels provided.


Off street parking available.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    28.0 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.

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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