Overwater Lodge ref: CC113114

Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite Lake Area in the Lake District

4 Stars



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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Overwater Lodge was built at the turn of the 20th Century as one of a pair of cottages for Overwater Hall. This three bedroomed semi detached cottage has so much to offer as a delightful holiday retreat. With stunning views towards Skiddaw from most rooms, large south facing cottage garden and adjoining woodland. Overwater lodge is perfect for adults and children alike, with space to relax and play.

Situated three miles north east of Bassenthwaite lake, the area is perfect for walking, cycling and relaxing. The Reiver cycleway passes the cottage. Two bridleways lead alongside to Binsey Fell, Skiddaw and the Cumbrian Way. Overwater tarn is just a two minute walk. Within half an hours walk from Overwater Lodge there is the Sun Inn in Bassenthwaite village and the Snooty Fox and Mae’s Tearoom and Gallery in Uldale serving good food. Overwater Hall Hotel with its first class restaurant (serving coffee, light lunches, teas and dinners) is a two minute walk.

With an abundance of bird life, the occasional red squirrel and deer, Overwater lodge enjoys a truly tranquil location.

Nearby there is sailing on Bassenthwaite Lake, Lake District Wildlife Park, Mirehouse Historic House Gardens and Osprey viewpoint. The Castle Inn Hotel and Armathwaite Hall Hotel are within three miles and between them offer spa treatments, spa days and outdoor pursuit activities, such as clay pigeon shooting and quad biking. Nearby Whinlatter Forest offers several trails and the Go Ape experience. Overwater Lodge is also just five minutes drive from The Lakes Distillery. Here there are tours of the distillery and an all day Bistro. Also nearby is Bassenthwaite Station, set in two old railway carriages, on the west side of Bassenthwaite Lake for breakfasts, lunches and teas.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation has gas central heating and comprises:
Living/sun room: With TV, DVD and open fire (logs provided).
Dining/kitchen: With large range style cooker with electric double oven and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave.
Utility/drying room: With washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and Belfast sink.
Shower room: With power shower and washbasin.
Cloakroom: With WC and hand basin.
Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom.

First floor

Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.
Bedroom 3: Double bedroom with king size bed and TV.
Bathroom: With cast iron roll top bath, double shower unit, WC and washbasin.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All bed linen, fuel and power included. Initial logs provided. Cot and telephone available.


Outside large cottage style garden with lawn, patio, woodland and seating. Garage for storing bikes or canoes. Private parking for 3 cars. Visit England 4 Star. Please note: The property has a private water supply.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    1 mile
  • Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    10.0 miles
  • Lake
    3 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!

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.

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.

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'.

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

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.

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

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.

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.

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