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Cosy And Welcoming Delightful Cottage Of Character With Stunning Views Over Lake

People3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Bassenthwaite, Nr. Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Cosy, Peaceful & Welcoming Cottage, A Short Drive From Keswick With Walks From The Door

Walnut Cottage is situated on the lower slopes of Skiddaw facing due West, with outstanding panoramic views over Bassenthwaite Lake and the fells beyond. The cottage is cosy, full of charm and character and retains the original oak beamed ceilings. It has recently been refurbished and tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard. The Lake District town of Keswick is less than 5 miles away so Walnut Cottage provides an excellent base for either complete relaxation or for exploring the Lake District by car, bicycle, on foot or by using public transport (which is close at hand). Our guests have the use of a private garden and orchard immediately opposite. Facing due West it is ideal for sitting out and enjoying the late evening sun and the frequent spectacular sunsets. A gate from the rear garden leads directly onto Ullock Pike and Skiddaw, one of many wonderful walks you can take directly from the cottage.

Short breaks please contact the owner

More Details

Owner
Carole Thompson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 September, 2017

About Carole Thompson

The owners of Walnut Cottage, Carole and Michael, live next door to the cottage so are on hand to welcome guests and help with any issues. They are very happy to give advise on walks, attractive drives or places to eat. It's very important to the owners that guests of Walnut Cottage enjoy their stay as much as possible and will help achieve that in whatever way they can.

Why Carole Thompson chose Keswick & North Lakes

The cottage sits on the slopes of the Skiddaw mountain range overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake and the surrounding Lakeland fells. The cottage really is unique.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Well... words are beginning to fail us about this cottage and both of you! It’s all like a lovely dream every year”



“What a wonderful cottage and what an exquisite position! We have had an excellent week and really enjoyed meeting you both”



“We feel so lucky to have found this perfect little gem in the lakes. It’s like it was made for us! We have never stayed in such a comfortable or well stocked accommodation. Your little touches (like the fruit and provisions in the fridge) set your cottage apart from the rest”
Jul 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bassenthwaite in Bassenthwaite

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a shower room downstairs with shower, w.c & sink. Upstairs there is a w.c & sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed & storage. Bedroom 2 has a queen-size bed & storage. Both bedrooms have lovely views over Bassenthwaite Lake and the Lakeland fells
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: There is parking directly outside the cottage Outside: The cottage has a private garden opposite the property and an orchard Utility Room: Boots and wet clothes can be stored in a utility area Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is cleaned and bedsheets are changed prior to arrival. Other: The hallway has lovely beams and is the centrepiece of the cottage. It is very welcoming and has stunning views.

Reviews

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Cosy And Welcoming Delightful Cottage Of Character With Stunning Views Over Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

COTTAGE IS EXCELLENT,COSEY, AND VERY WARM.

  • 5 of 5

23/2/17-4/3/17

A VERY WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU HERE. CAROLE AND MICHEAL COULD'NT HAVE BEEN MORE HELPFUL, LOTS OF LOCAL INFO. BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OVER LAKE AND FELLS, GO WALKING STRAIGHT OUT OF THE DOOR. SHAME THE WEATHER WASN'T BETTER, BUT HEY ITS THE LAKES EARLY IN THE YEAR. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Malcolm for your kind words; we do aim to please our guests and help you have the holiday we would enjoy. Sadly we can't do anything about the weather which wasn't very good for you! We have a beautiful morning this morning and a lovely sunset last night; wish you could have enjoyed them.
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5

Lovely cottage and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Very cosy cottage with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The view from the windows should be framed! Very friendly owners who do a great job. Within easy reach of Keswick yet very much a countryside location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you in the cottage and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay as we enjoyed your company.
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5

Idyllic and beautiful cottage with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my parents from the 24th June until 1st July so 3 of us in total. Carole and Michael gave us a very warm welcome and allowed us to check in early which worked out great, this gave us a chance to unpack and head straight out. The cottage overlooks Bassenthwaite Lake, it was very warm and cosy and really felt like home. Michael gave us some some gorgeous places to visit. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Walnut Cottage to anyone wanting a peaceful and relaxing holiday. There are walks available straight from the cottage.

Wishing Carole and Michael all the best and thank you for your hospitality and warm welcome.

Thanks very much Mark, David and Heather.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A delightful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

A pretty cottage in a beautiful location with magnificent views of Bassenthwaite, very accessible, excellent facilities, charming and helpful hosts, in short, all you need for the perfect holiday cottage break.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to your next visit.
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5

Fantastic in every way

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property - warm welcome from owners and beautiful added touches - flowers from the garden - food in fridge

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Ruth. Ŵe always want our guests to have the holiday that we ourselves would like. Best wishes to you all.
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5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a lovely part of the country. Carole was very helpful and even let us check in early which was a bonus. Would definitely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was my pleasure - you would be welcome anytime.
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Location

Travel:

Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool and Glasgow airports are all approximately 2 hours away

Distances:

Bassenthwaite Village - 1 mile

Keswick - 5 miles

Cockermouth - 12 miles

Penrith - 21 miles

Carlisle - 30 miles

Further Details:

There is a local pub in Bassenthwaite village. The Castle Inn Hotel and Armathwaite Hotel are both approximately 3 miles away. There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops in Keswick

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bassenthwaite, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 6
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£468
for 7 nights
£468
 
 
Rate 7
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£415
for 7 nights
£415
 
 
Rate 8
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£310
for 7 nights
£310
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Short breaks are available from November - March.

Changeover Day:
Saturday

Notes on prices:
4 nights at 75% of weekly tariff for short breaks.
5 nights at 80% of weekly tariff for short breaks.

The prices vary depending upon time of year and the length of stay. Please contact Carole to request prices, thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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