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Poppy Cottage, Cosy 19th Centry traditional cottage, 5 miles from Bassenthwaite

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Comfortable, cosy Lake District Cottage

Located in the small village of Bothel on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park, this 2 bedroomed character cottage is comfortably appointed throughout to provide relaxing accommodation. This Lake District cottage is perfect for couples or small families to enjoy time together in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. The cottage has a fantastic multi fuelled stove set in an Inglenook fireplace. Comfortable seating in the lounge with TV/DVD/WiFi and CD player. There is a fully fitted kitchen with dining area, cooker and hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher. A further chest freezer is located in the utility building which also has a washing machine and tumble drier. This building can also be used for the secure storing of bikes.

The spacious bathroom provides a bath and separate shower cubicle.

The cottage has one double bed room and one single bedroom.

We provide all bed linen, towels, tea towels, oven gloves, an initial supply of logs and coal for stove, dishwasher tablets and hand wash. All electric, gas and WFI are included in the price.

Outside the cottage there are two enclosed gardens both laid to lawn with flowerbeds and several seating/dining areas and a comfortable summer house to make the most of the wonderful out door space.

Poppy Cottage is PET FRIENDLY.

There is a local pub within 250m of the cottage which serves food throughout the day and also has a shop on site.

The vibrant Lakeland town of Keswick is less than 12 miles away and offers a host of shops, restaurants and public houses. Cockermouth is located 7 miles from the cottage and is a really quaint town offering a host of shops and restaurants. Gretna is a 40 min drive away with Outlet shopping.

We have a 4* rating on Visit England

Poppy Cottage is rated Excellent with 16 reviews on Tripadvisor.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Lewis / Lynne Hardy
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2018

About Mark Lewis / Lynne Hardy

We work full time in Newcastle upon Tyne, Mark as a Principal Civil Engineer and myself, Lynne, as a Project Support Administrator. We travel over every weekend to clean and maintain the cottage for our next guests arriving. We love the Lake District and purchased Poppy Cottage in 2010 initially to use ourselves. Poppy Cottage turned out to be such a magical little cottage we wanted to continue to rent it out as a holiday let and let others have the benefit of such a great located cottage. We are now coming into our 7th season and look forward to welcoming everyone there this year. The Lake District has been hit hard in the latter months of 2015, but we can reassure everyone that Cumbria is Open for Business this year!!

We look forward to another wonderful year.

Mark Lewis / Lynne Hardy purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Mark Lewis / Lynne Hardy chose Bothel

Loads of character and a peaceful location but not far from all the attractions of the Lake District, Keswick, Cockermouth, The Solway Coast and Scotland - Gretna is a 40 min drive away.

What makes this cottage unique

Peaceful; it's got lovely gardens to relax in.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bothel in Bothel and Threapland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Travel cot if required - no linen provided
  • All bed linen provided
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
Poppy Cottage has 2 gardens and a summerhouse. It is situated in the peaceful village Bothel, and is only 200m from the local pub which serves food.


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Poppy Cottage, Cosy 19th Centry traditional cottage, 5 miles from Bassenthwaite
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy ,clean, tidy cottage , has everything you need , great location to explore the Lake District , we had a wonderful stay !

Thank you .

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of Poppy Cottage. It was a pleasure to have you stay there. Hopefully see you back in the future. Best wishes Lynne and Mark
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Lovely quirky cottage

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our short stay

The cottage was clean and tidy throughout, with a lovely log burner which soon warmed the room up after a day out walking.

It was an Ideal base to do some sightseeing, plus there is a lovely friendly pub down the road which served bar meals and real ales.

Look forward to returning again next year

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, it was a pleasure to have you staying at Poppy Cottage and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Lynne and Mark
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Cosy cottage for hiking in the Lake District

  • 5 of 5

Very cosy cottage where nothing is missing. We had one sunny week, so that we were hiking every day and had only time for one DVD, which are also available in this cottage. Thank you very much for your welcome gifts, even for the dogs.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Tanja for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Poppy Cottage.
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
The Greyhound
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Keswick Golf Course
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Carlisle Station
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
The Greyhound
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Car: necessary

Local shop 250m away in Greyhound pub - open times unknown.

Local shop 1.5 miles away at Skiddaw View Holiday Park open from 830 to 1130 and 1530 to 1830.

Aldi and Sainsbury 7.5 miles away at Cockermouth.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.