Holly Bank ref: CC113125

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite Lake Area in the Lake District

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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Games Room 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Celebration Houses 


Holly Bank enjoys stunning views, looking out across the valley to the lake and mountains, stretching from Skiddaw, Sale Fell and Lords Seat to the Borrowdale peaks. This detached bungalow has an elevated position on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite village, in the vicinity of the osprey nesting site. It has been renovated and fully refurbished, providing fabulous facilities, panoramic views from most rooms. The Sun Inn and Castle Inn Hotel are each within a 5-minute walk, both serving real ale and food. The vibrant market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth are 10 minutes’ drive away with a local bus service from the Castle Inn.

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Ground floor

Lounge: With wood burning stove, leather sofas and chair, Freesat TV, DVD, CD radio and panoramic views.
Conservatory/Dining room: With dining table and 8 chairs plus easy seating and extensive views.
Games room; With PC with wired and wireless internet, desk and office chair, telephone, TV, Playstation 3, CD radio and sofa.
Kitchen /Diner: With dining table and 4 chairs, gas hob and electric double oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and patio doors.
Boot room: For storing bikes, outdoor clothing and wet dogs!
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin, under floor heating, heated towel rail and shaver point
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin, under floor heating and shaver point.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With bunk beds.
Bathroom: With bath, WC, wash basin, under floor heating, heated towel rail and shaver point.

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Gas cental heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Telephone for incoming and free local calls.


2 acres of grounds with woodlands area, lawns, summer house, outdoor seating and eating areas. BBQ. Secure area for dogs. Parking for 5 cars. Visit England 4 Star, Visit England Gold Award property. Please note: There is a public right of way and a stream within the grounds.
  • Nearest town
    Keswick & Cockermouth
  • Shops
    8 Miles
  • Distance
    8 Miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.50 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    12.0 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

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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