Squirrel’s Retreat ref: UK30821

Thornthwaite, near Keswick, Thornthwaite & Braithwaite

4 Stars



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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Customer's choice 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Squirrel’s Retreat is a lovely, open-plan apartment set at the rear of the owner’s large detached property. With its own private entrance, it is ideal for couples looking for a relaxing and peaceful holiday, or those that enjoy walks, bike rides and some of Lakeland’s finest scenery.

The living space is open plan with the dining area, and large picture windows flood the room with natural light. Overlooking the woodland and the owner’s garden area, there are glimpsing lake and fell views, and an abundance of visiting wildlife to look out for, including the osprey each spring, woodpeckers and red squirrels, just to name a few. A modern kitchen is just off from the living area, and has everything you need to make a hearty breakfast to start the day with. A comfortable bedroom, again with beautiful views from the window, will inspire you each day as you awake from a restful nights sleep. Outside, a small patio has a seating area overlooking the woodland and garden area, ideal to sit and enjoy the sounds of nature as you enjoy your morning cup of coffee.

Set in magnificent grounds of the owners property, it is just yards away from paths leading up to Whinlatter Forest, famous for its walking and mountain bike trails. To the front, is a quite lane leading down to the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, and for the more adventurous, Skiddaw is a favourite of many walkers looking for the higher summit views. The nearby market town of Keswick is popular with visitors looking for cafés, bars and eateries, and speciality shops of every kind can be found too. Stay dry on rainy days as you catch a play at The Theatre By The Lake, or the latest film at the Alhambra Cinema. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
Squirrel’s Retreat can be booked with The Coach House (ref UK30813) to accommodate up to 5 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With 42" Freesat Smart TV.
4 steps to...
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.


Garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    21.0 miles
  • Lake
    670 yards

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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.

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 Bassenthwaite Ospreys raise their young, either at the lake or via video link to the 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

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Thornthwaite Galleries

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

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.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

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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!

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Lake District Maps

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Mountain Biking in Whinlatter Forest

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