Apple Tree Cottage ref: UK1287

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

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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Parking - On Site 


As soon as you arrive at Apple Tree Cottage you’ll know you’ve made a great choice. Just stand at the bottom of this beautifully manicured and well thought out garden looking back towards the cottage and you’ll think you’ve just picked up a post card from the local gift shop. This terraced cottage gets its name from the mature apple tree in the garden, which in season provides a harvest of plump fruit which guests are welcome to enjoy. Guests will love the stylish décor and thought which has gone into the interior design. Fully refurbished and newly listed for 2018, Apple Tree Cottage has all the modern amenities you need for 21st century living without losing any of the authentic character and charm that this delightful cottage delivers.
This quiet village location means that you can escape and retreat to the countryside in no time. On the first floor you’ll find two bright bedrooms and a family bathroom, making it perfect for two couples and also great for families, whilst downstairs features a well-equipped kitchen and spacious living room. Relaxing in the living room you can enjoy great views out to the lovely garden where you can often see birds feeding and even red squirrels which help themselves to the monkey nuts from the feeder. The enclosed lawned garden is a great place to soak up the sunshine complete with plenty of colour in the rockery and flower beds and best of all, provides easy access to the village pub via the garden gate. You are just 100 yards from a range of local cask ales and great food that bring a refreshing reward after a day of adventure in the countryside. Whether you like walking, hiking or cycling, you are never too far away from your next adventure. There is good access to plenty of walking and cycle routes nearby as well as more challenging fells including Skiddaw, Catbells, Latrigg and Blencathra to name a few.
Just 2 miles away is The Lake District Wildlife Park with over 100 species of wild animals, great fun for the family. Also nearby is The Lakes Distillery, offering tasting tours and are producers of fine whisky, gin and vodka, always a hit with the adults. The cottage is just 8 miles from the popular town of Keswick on the shores of Derwentwater, with an abundance of dining and shopping experiences. The Pencil Museum is home to the world’s largest pencil, and The Theatre by the Lake offers award winning arts and drama and the mind-boggling world of The Puzzling Place is fun for all ages. Or why not take a trip to Cockermouth, 8 miles, the birthplace of William Wordsworth. Beach 17 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    ½ mile
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    12.0 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

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!

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.

Emily's pub
Emily's Pub

Enjoy a tipple and some lovely pub grub at Emily's Black Lion - a traditional, family friendly village pub nestling on the Northern fringe of the Lake District in the lovely village of Ireby.

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'.

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

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.

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

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.

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