The Ruddings ref: CC113109

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area in the Lake District

3 Stars



Local area

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  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 


This former barn has been converted into a light and cosy cottage now known as The Ruddings. Part of a small desirable hamlet only a five minute walk from Bassenthwaite Lake, in open countryside with many walking opportunities on your doorstep. Situated midway between Keswick and the picturesque town of Cockermouth, it has been renovated to a good standard, and is ideal for couples or families who wish to enjoy the peaceful countryside at any time of year. The ground floor bedroom and bathroom make this property popular with those who have walking difficulties. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 350 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space: With limestone floor.
Living area: With wood burner, TV and Hi-Fi with smart phone connectivity.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With two electric ovens, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and door leading to enclosed garden.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and washer/dryer (no toilet).
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: Galleried with double bed, beams and Velux window.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric radiators, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included.


Small enclosed rear garden with garden furniture. Sailing club ½ mile, membership available. Ample parking. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £100.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    6 miles
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
    350 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    350 yards
  • Railway station distance
    27 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile

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

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!

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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Monday 22 January 2018 7 nights £ 440.30
Was£ 518.00
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Tuesday 23 January 2018 7 nights £ 440.30
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Wednesday 24 January 2018 7 nights £ 440.30
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Thursday 25 January 2018 7 nights £ 440.30
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Friday 26 January 2018 7 nights £ 440.30
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Saturday 27 January 2018 7 nights £ 440.30
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Sunday 28 January 2018 7 nights £ 440.30
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Monday 29 January 2018 7 nights £ 466.20
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Tuesday 30 January 2018 7 nights £ 466.20
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Wednesday 31 January 2018 7 nights £ 466.20
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