Jenkin Hill Lodge ref: CC114145

Thornthwaite, Thornthwaite & Braithwaite

4 Stars



Local area

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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 


Jenkin Hill Lodge is attached to Jenkin Hill House, a charming country house whose origins date back to the 17th century, with later additions in Victorian times. Jenkin Hill is situated in the village of Thornthwaite, set in delightful grounds overlooking the Derwent marshes between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater with views of the osprey nest and 360 degree views to the surrounding fells. The cottage has a lovely spacious sitting room including window seat on the first floor which takes advantage of the splendid views. The bathroom is fully tiled and the kitchen is a country cottage style. The cottage side garden includes an ideal spot for osprey nest viewing. Thornthwaite has at its centre the Thornthwaite Gallery and St Mary’s church It nestles opposite Skiddaw and beneath Whinlatter and is a comfortable fell walk or short drive away from the Whinlatter visitor centre. The centre offers a car park, shop and restaurant with toilet and baby facilities, and provide easy access to fell walking, mountain biking, forest trails, ’Go Ape’ and children’s adventure playgrounds.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Dining/Kitchen: With large electric stove, washer/dryer, under counter fridge, under counter freezer and microwave.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and single bed and lovely front and back views of the gardens and fells.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

First floor

Lounge: With TV, DVD and wood burning stove (Fuel for woodburner is free).
Bedroom 2: With king size bed and stunning views.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electric, gas and bed linen included. Cot and stairgate available. Wi-Fi internet access for light usage (email/surfing) available.


Seating area to the front of the cottage and ample parking for two plus cars. Bike store. Use of owners garden. Please note: There is a fountain and a pond within the grounds of the property, there are also significant drops within the grounds. Visit England 4 Star.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1.5 Miles
  • Distance
    3 Miles
  • Restaurant
    1 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    23.0 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile

About the local area

Thornthwaite and Braithwaite are situated in between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater in the Northern Lakes.
These peaceful Lakeland villages are ideally located, with many local places of interest right on the doorstep; lakes, forests, mountains and the delightful market town of Keswick a short distance away. Great for cycling, walking, nature watching and water sports on the nearby lakes.
Whinlatter Forest Park is adjacent and is England’s only true Mountain Forest. From May to September visitors can see wild Bassenthwiate Ospreys raise their young, either at the lake or via video link to the Whinlatter Forest Park Visitor Centre. The park has miles of footpaths and cycle ways and provides a habitat for a wide range of wild life. They also have many organised activities and events throughout the year.
Both villages are within easy reach of all the essential amenities and Keswick is only 2 or 3 miles away. Braithwaite has a village shop and two excellent pubs both serving bar meals.

Things to do nearby

Force Crag Mine

Last mineral mine to be worked in the Lake District. Explore the processing mill and landscape with a guide.

Go Ape at Whinlatter Forest Park

If rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip wires sound like your thing then Go Ape is the place to go! This challenging course is up high in the tree tops and is an exhilarating adventure for all ages!

Alternative Keswick

Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store.

Whinlatter Forest Park

Whinlatter Forest Park can be found up the Whinlatter Pass past Braithwaite. This is a brilliant place to get spectacular views over the Lake District and into Scotland.

Thornthwaite Galleries

In the village of Thornthwaite you can find a local gallery full of contemporary artwork by many local artists.

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.

Hemmingways Fishing
Hemmingways Fishing

Unique guided fishing trips and fly casting tuition amongst the beautiful scenery of the Lake District - great if you are not familiar with the area. Tel: 01768 779227

Mountain Biking in Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter Forest Park is THE place to go for mountain biking in the Lake District.

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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