Derwent View ref: UK1360

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

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


The cottage derives its name from a first floor view over the River Derwent which meanders nearby after leaving Bassenthwaite Lake. Derwent View is a detached rural property set in mature gardens with private parking and a garage to store equipment and bicycles. This large family home is a great base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and the northern Lake District fells. It boasts two double bedrooms and a single, comfortably sleeping up to five guests, making it ideal for couples and families alike. With a well-equipped kitchen and a spacious bathroom with separate shower cubicle, you will find all of the modern amenities you would expect from a 21st-century holiday home, mixed with traditional décor throughout the rest of the house. The kitchen/diner leads to a conservatory which makes the perfect spot to sit and soak up the rural views. There is the added benefit of two separate living rooms on the ground floor. One contains a Smart TV with complementary Netflix and Amazon Prime, as well as a warming open fire, perfect for relaxing in front of with a glass of wine. The other is a peaceful sitting room where you can settle down with a good book or in good company, after a day exploring the surrounding area.
Derwent View is set in the hamlet of Setmurthy and is only 700 yards from the mouth of Bassenthwaite Lake. The scenery in this area is stunning with a backdrop of the imposing Skiddaw seen from the front of the house. There are three local pubs within a couple of miles serving good food and an excellent selection of locally produced ales. Just 200 yards along the road you’ll find the Lakes Distillery, set in converted farm buildings; a great attraction offering tasting tours showcasing its gin, vodka and whisky, a shop selling its produce and also a great bistro. For the family, why not try The Lake District Wildlife Park with over 100 species of animals, a great day out for all the family featuring live talks on the animals at feeding times and a bird of prey show not to be missed. If you want to be pampered the local spa is only 1½ miles away
Nature lovers will be delighted as the surrounding area is great for spotting birds of prey including buzzards, owls and kestrels, as well as the famous ospreys which can be viewed at the nearby viewing point at Bassenthwaite. The area is also home to indigenous red squirrels and weasels which often make a welcome appearance in the garden. Further afield you will find Cockermouth with a great selection of independent speciality shops, cafés, coffee shops, and the famous Jennings Brewery, offering tasting tours. Just 9 miles away is the popular town of Keswick, on the shores of Derwentwater, which offers an abundance of shopping and dining experiences as well as a variety of cultural hotspots and tourist attractions including The Pencil Museum, home to the world’s largest pencil. The Theatre by the Lake offers drama, art exhibitions, dance and occasional lectures. The mind-boggling Puzzling Place is fun for all ages. Beach 13¾ miles. Shop 2¼ miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room 1: With open fire and 32" Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Living room 2.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge, freezer and tiled floor, leading to...
Utility room: With dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and heated towel rail (no toilet).
Separate toilet: With heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot.


Lawned garden with patio. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2.3 miles
  • Distance
    5.6 miles
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    11.9 miles
  • Lake
    0.5 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

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.

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.

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.

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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