Bassenthwaite cottages

Bassenthwaite cottagesSituated in the quieter northern region of the Lake District, Bassenthwaite village sits under the shadow of the Skiddaw massif, a mile and a half from the north-eastern corner of the lake of the same name and six miles north of Keswick. This peaceful community nestles in a quiet valley and is centred on the village green and its old inn.
Nearby on the lake’s eastern shore is Mirehouse, a 17th century house and garden with literary links to Tennyson, Coleridge and Wordsworth. Once joined with Derwentwater as one long lake, Bassenthwaite lake remains one of the largest in the Lake District. With no villages and limited access to the eastern shoreline, this most northerly of the lakes sometimes feels a little overlooked, although sailing boats can often be seen on the water. Bassenthwaite Lake is home to an amazing variety of wildlife, including the nationally renowned ospreys. In the last 10 years these majestic birds of prey returned to the Lake District after an absence of over 170 years. Every year since then, the ospreys have reared their young on a specially built nesting platform in Wythop Woods on the western bank of the lake. In Dodd Wood on the opposite shore there is a viewpoint with telescopes and Osprey Project staff on hand to provide information. Alternatively, visitors can see the ospreys on a video link at Whinlatter Visitor Centre, close to the nesting area.

Walking in the area

From your doorstep: Skiddaw, Bakestall, Great Calva, Great Cockup. A few miles away: Ullock Pike, Binsey, Sale Fell. Further afield: Catbells, Newlands Valley, Coledale Round, Blencathra.

Bassenthwaite cottages
Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges A Check availability Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £8391499 per week * Ref: CC3696
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Nestling at the foot of the dramatic Skiddaw fell and on the shores of Bassenthwaite lake, these superb lodges offer an idyllic setting in one of the Lake District’s most gloriously unspoilt areas. Breathtaking views, tranqu...
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Sleeps 7 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £383789 per week * Ref: CC2958
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A mile out of Bassenthwaite village, this listed barn conversion is one of five Bassenthwaite cottages nestling under Skiddaw and has stunning views towards the lake. They have been carefully created from old farm buildings an...
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Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £350678 per week * Ref: CC2957
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A mile out of Bassenthwaite village, this listed property is one of five Bassenthwaite cottages nestling under Skiddaw and has stunning views towards the lake. They have been carefully created from old farm buildings and each ...
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Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £259366 per week * Ref: CC2956
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A mile out of Bassenthwaite village and two miles from the shores of the lake, this detached property is one of five Bassenthwaite cottages nestling under Skiddaw. They have been carefully created from old farm buildings and e...
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Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £305642 per week * Ref: CC2619
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This is a detached former stable with mountain and lake views, situated across the courtyard from two other holiday cottages. Located in the quieter northern region of the Lake District, Bassenthwaite village sits under the shad...
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Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £343730 per week * Ref: CC2620
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One of a group of three Bassenthwaite cottages, property is all on the ground floor and enjoys splendid mountain and lake views. Situated in the quieter northern region of the Lake District, Bassenthwaite village sits under the ...
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Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £305642 per week * Ref: CC2618
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A charming, semi-detached former farmhouse dating back to 1750 with splendid views of Skiddaw from the upstairs living room. The cottage been tastefully refurbished, whilst retaining its charm and character. Situated in the quie...
Check availability Skiddaw Cottage, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £395642 per week * Ref: CC2617
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One of a group of three Bassenthwaite cottages, this cosy, detached property is all on the ground floor and enjoys splendid views. Situated in the quieter northern region of the Lake District, Bassenthwaite village sits under th...
Check availability Castle Hill Cottage, ,
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £6811178 per week * Ref: CC2564
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Just a short stroll from Bassenthwaite Lake, this detached holiday cottage has lovely views, a wood burning stove and enclosed garden. Situated in the quieter northern region of the Lake District, Bassenthwaite village sits unde...