Highside ref: UKC3417

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

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
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  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Congratulations, you’ve stumbled across the house of your dreams! Ever wondered what it would be like to have your own private estate in the Lake District and own all the land as far as the eye can see? Well here’s your chance. By choosing to stay at Highside you have access to 200 acres of fields, woodland and walks including a tarn and a stream with grounds that attract all kinds of birds, wildlife, flora and fauna. This is the ultimate country retreat with the most amazing panoramic views of the surrounding grounds, farmland and the Northern Cumbrian countryside to the west and north. Look to the east and you can see the tops of Skiddaw and the northern fells around Bassenthwaite going towards Keswick.
No expense has been spared with the interior design and décor at Highside. A lot of careful thought has gone into delivering a memorable guest experience. Each room has been lovingly restored and finished to a high spec. Many of the original features of this Grade II listed farmhouse, dating back to the 1700s, are still prominent today including the large sash windows, the original stone steps and fireplaces, the beamed ceilings and thick stone walls, yet the element of contemporary luxury is evident throughout the property and there is even an artistic twist as you walk through, admiring the artwork. Highside can sleep up to ten guests in five spacious and luxurious bedrooms including a comfortable twin bedded room. All bedrooms have plenty of storage and hanging space for your belongings as well as high quality furniture throughout. One of the most striking features is the size of some of the bathrooms, you’ll love the amount of free space and the walk-in showers, freestanding baths and overall quality of fixtures and fittings. The kitchen is full of the latest modern appliances with a central island and wine cooler; next door is a beautiful traditional dining room to accommodate the most regal of banquets. If you feel you’ve eaten too much, you can retire to the snug for a little snooze. The real design feature and heart of this house is a simply stunning living room created from a converted barn with original beams and floor to ceiling windows. At one end is a modern wood burner which makes the perfect focal point for a few glasses of wine after dinner, and at the other end, a galleried library and piano. This makes Highside the ultimate venue for a special celebration or family gathering with the roaring wood burner and a sing song around the piano, it’s sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. Outside you’ll find ample parking, a large sunny patio complete with garden furniture for a breath of fresh countryside air, and of course, more amazing views. The property also produces its own beautiful spring water from a deep borehole, which is supplied through a state of the art filtration system.
If you like walking, climbing, running or cycling there is an abundance of routes available in the vicinity as well as good access to the surrounding Lakeland Fells. Highside is located just a couple of miles from the village of Embleton, between the popular areas of Lorton, Bassenthwaite and Cockermouth. If you fancy a day out, take a 4-mile drive to Cockermouth, the birthplace of William Wordsworth and you won’t be disappointed. It has a good selection of shops, supermarkets, coffee shops and some great dining options. You can even take a tour of the famous Jennings Brewery beneath the old castle walls. If you’re a keen golfer you are just 3½ miles from your nearest course. Or take a trip to Bassenthwaite which is just 5½ miles away. More than just a picturesque lake and quaint village, it is home to the Lakes Distillery producing local gin, whisky and vodka. It’s also home to the Lake District Wildlife Park with over 100 species of animals, perfect for a fun day out with the family. If you really want to live the high life, there’s no need to look any further, just make sure you secure your booking at Highside for your next L

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Sitting room: With Freeview TV.
Dining room: With tiled floor.
Farmhouse style with breakfast area, electric oven, gas hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, American style fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, ice machine, 42’’ Freeview TV, beams and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Steps up to...
Living room: With wood burner, 42’’ Freeview TV, Bang and Olufsen iPod dock, piano, galleried library, beams, wooden floor and patio doors leading to garden.
Steps to...
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, vaulted ceiling, wooden floor and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed, beams and stone floor.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 4: With super kingsize bed, beams, tiled floor and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 5: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With bath, walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor


Underfloor ground source central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Welcome pack.


Courtyard garden with patio, terrace, garden furniture and fire pit. 200-acre natural grounds (shared with owner). Bike store. Private parking for 10 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a borehole. There are sloping banks in the garden and a fenced lake and stream in the grounds 650 yards away. This property has a security deposit of £200.
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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.

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!

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.

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.

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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