Corner House ref: UK31494

Torpenhow, Bassenthwaite Lake Area in the Lake District

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Corner House dates back to the 1800s and is located in the pretty village of Torpenhow, in the Caldbeck Fells. Beautifully presented throughout, the light and airy living room centres around the feature fireplace with stone surround and wood burner. The sumptuous sofas are perfect to sit back and relax in, and the original oak beamed ceilings add to the character of the cottage. You can watch village life pass by through the dual aspect windows overlooking the village green and open farmland. The kitchen is well-appointed and has everything you need to make a hearty meal, but there are plenty of nearby villages with pubs offering home cooked meals to tempt you out for the evening. Two bedrooms are found to the first floor, the double bedroom again has beams to the ceiling, a feature fireplace and an appealing aspect looking over the village green, the twin room also enjoys rural views. Outside to the rear, is a paved patio area, with table and seating for al fresco dining or that morning coffee, along with well presented planted borders, where you can enjoy lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
Nights are dark, with clear skies that will excite the star gazers amongst you. During the day there are numerous walks right from the doorstep, the quieter Northern Fells are popular with walkers, yet a day trip to Keswick, Cockermouth and the historic city of Carlisle are all just a short car journey away. The famous Hadrian’s Wall, as well as Dumfries and Galloway, the Scottish Borders and the Yorkshire Dales are worth a visit too. You will find lengthy sandy beaches along the Solway coast which are perfect to walk your four legged friend, and worth going at dusk to catch some amazing sunsets over the Solway Firth. Beach 12 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living/dining room: With wood burner, 50" Freeview TV and beams.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and beams.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

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Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, and Wi-Fi included.


Garden with patio, sitting-out area, garden furniture and firepit. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    5.0 miles
  • Lake
    9 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!

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.

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.

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.

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

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

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'.

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.

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.

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