Riverholme ref: UK10645

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

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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Refurbished in 2017, this terraced holiday cottage offers a very good quality finish and exceptional levels of comfort throughout. The cottage gets its name from the stream which runs just behind the property, a great spot for feeding the local ducks. The ground floor offers a cosy country feel but with contemporary living at the heart of the interior design. The living room boasts a large fireplace with a wood burner, perfect for those cosy nights by the fire. The open plan kitchen and dining area provides a social hub for a late night glass of wine, a hearty meal or the most competitive of board games! The range and quality of kitchen appliances are excellent and you can be sure to find everything you need for a memorable stay. Riverholme boasts two good sized bedrooms with excellent interior design, plenty of storage and very comfortable beds for a restful sleep. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed and an en-suite shower room, and the second bedroom offers twin beds. The main family bathroom features a freestanding roll-top bath, shower cubicle and an excellent level of free space and accessories. All of this makes the cottage very popular with families and couples. At the rear of the property you’ll find a small lawn and terrace complete with garden furniture for soaking up the sun. Its west facing aspect makes it the perfect afternoon sun trap so you can grab a beer and listen to your troubles drift away with the sound of running water.

Whether you are looking for an adventure or a peaceful and relaxing retreat, this couldn’t be a better starting point. Its quiet village location means that you can escape your busy lifestyle and retreat to the countryside in no time. You are just 350 yards from the village pub serving a range of local cask ales and great food. Whether you like walking, hiking or cycling, you are never too far away from your next adventure. You have 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. Just 2 miles away you’ll find the Lake District Wildlife Park with 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.
Derwent Water and the popular town of Keswick, 7 miles, has an abundance of dining and shopping experiences as well as a mix of cultural hotspots and tourist attractions. The Pencil Museum is a must and is home to the world’s largest pencil. The Theatre by the Lake offers award-winning arts and drama on the shores of Derwent Water, and the mind-boggling world of the Puzzling Place is fun for all ages and based on optical illusions. Alternatively, enjoy a trip to Cockermouth, 8 miles, the birthplace of William Wordsworth. Beach 17 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 350 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 32" Sky TV (basic package) and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and tiled floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, wooden floor and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and wooden floor.
Bathroom: With freestanding roll-top bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair.


Lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden and an unfenced stream 50 yards from the property.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.4 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    350 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    350 yards
  • Railway station distance
    12 miles
  • Lake
    2 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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