Kiln Hill Barn Holiday Cottages - Stable Cottage ref: UK12543

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

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  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 


Kiln Hill Barn Holiday Cottages are located in Bassenthwaite, a desirable area of the Lake District National Park. With the lake and the village centre both under a mile away, you can explore this stunning area on foot. This group of holiday cottages are an excellent choice if you are looking for a peaceful base and idyllic surroundings for your next Lake District escape.

This ground floor apartment is located in the main barn and overlooks the cobbled courtyard and surrounding pastures. After parking directly outside, enter the property into the spacious open plan living/dining room. Retaining much of its character and utilising the exposed beams which add to the interior design, this holiday home provides everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Being all on the ground floor, it is great if you are less mobile or have young children. The master bedroom offers a kingsize bed and the second bedroom has full size twin beds making this property ideal for couples and families. There is plenty of storage for your belongings too. The bathroom has a shower over the bath, perfect for a soak after a long day on the fells. Outside there is a picnic bench to enjoy the afternoon sun. Well behaved dogs are welcome to come along and there are plenty of dog friendly pubs and restaurants in the area, as well as some beautiful walks available nearby.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing retreat or an action packed holiday, you couldn’t ask for a better starting point. Its quiet village location means that you can escape your busy lifestyle and retreat to the countryside in no time. There is an excellent pub and restaurant serving a range of local cask ales and great food just 200 yards away. 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. You can walk to Bassenthwaite lake, and Keswick, Cockermouth and the surrounding Lakeland Fells are just a few miles away. The Lake District Wildlife Park, 1 mile, has over 100 species of wild animals, great fun for all the family. Also nearby is The Lakes Distillery offering tasting tours and producers of fine whisky, gin and vodka - always a hit with the adults. The popular town of Keswick, 7 miles, on the shores or Derwent Water, has an abundance of dining and shopping experiences as well as a mix of cultural hotspots and tourist attractions including The Pencil Museum, home to the world’s largest pencil, The Theatre by the Lake offering award-winning arts and drama on the shores of Derwent Water and the mind-boggling world of The Puzzling Place, which is based on optical illusions and fun for all ages. Alternatively perhaps enjoy a trip to Cockermouth, 8 miles, the birthplace of William Wordsworth. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.
Stable Cottage can be booked together with Skiddaw Cottage (UK12542), Byre Cottage (UK12544) and Kiln Hill Barn (UK12618) to accommodate up to 23 guests.

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Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available. External laundry room (shared with other properties on-site).


Courtyard with garden furniture (shared with other properties on-site). Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    ¾ miles
  • Distance
    7.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    ¼ mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    ¼ mile
  • Railway station distance
    11.0 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile

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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

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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