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Oakvale, set within attractive gardens boosts stunning views across the valley - Acorn Apartment Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Bungalow and 2 apartments in Braithwaite, Keswick, The Lake District, Cumbria, England - Peaceful setting in much admired Lakeland village, within easy reach of all the local attractions.

The Northern Lakes covers one half of the Lake District National Park. This is the perfect area to choose equally for gentle relaxation or an action packed family adventure holiday with lots of things to do. Nestling on the shores of Derwentwater, the stunningly located town of Keswick, offers a wide array of shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants. Make a visit to the Pencil Museum, take a cruise on the lake and see the latest production at Theatre by the Lake and you will realize why it is called The Heart of The Lakes. Walkers and climbers are spoiled for choice. From the high summits to forest trails and lakeside paths, there are walks to suit all abilities from the doorstep. For those seeking the high adventure, nearby Whinlatter Forest offers exhilarating mountain biking and the high wire adventure GoApe. Combine this with the luxury and flexibility of your own holiday home, Oakvale provides you with the ideal location for your Lakeland holiday. Private off-road parking.

Details for holiday apartment Acorn Apartment Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Acorn bungalow provides you with excellent accommodation and is very well equipped to ensure you have everything to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay. The rooms are bright and airy, with patio doors from lounge and bedroom leading out to the large garden, complete with table and chairs to take in the peaceful setting. The ground floor is open plan and comprises of lounge, dining area and kitchen. The lounge has a comfortable settee and easy chair, TV, DVD, CD/radio player. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment. There is also access to an additional shared freezer, as well as washing machine and tumble dryer, all located in the garage. The bedroom has a super king-size bed, which can be split into twin beds (please advice on booking) and TV, DVD and radio. The bathroom has a bath, with deluge shower over, and detachable head, washbasin, WC and heated towel rail. WIFI internet access.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Caroline and together with my husband, Hans and our two boys we moved to The Lake District in 1990. We love this beautiful part of England and with the Lakeland fells on our doorstep can indulge in our passion for walking with our little West Highland Terrier, Pemba.

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Speaks English, Dutch

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


A perfect walking base

  • 5 of 5

This comfortable and beautifully appointed bungalow is the perfect base for exploring Borrowdale and the Newlands Valley. It is conveniently situated just a short drive from Keswick yet in its own quiet village. We had 4 seasons of weather in one week and whether returning from sunshine or snow Acorn Cottage provided the perfect welcome home. Would highly recommend..............we will be returning in 2017!!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. We are so happy that you have enjoyed your stay Acorn and beautiful Braithwaite. With all 4 seasons of weather in one week, who says the Lake District is not an exiting place to visit. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Caroline.
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Excellent Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Excellent bungalow with all amenities and extras to make it feel a real home from home - even Christmas decorations! Great base for exploring the Northern lakes and plenty of pubs/restaurants within easy reach. Will definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fantastic holiday bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Home from home. The bungalow had everything we needed. Fantastic shower and bathroom. King size bed. The bungalow was exceptionally clean. The photographs of the bungalow are absolutely true I would go as far as to say as it looked better in real life. Beautiful garden. Would definitely recommend to stay here. Fabulous thank you for making our holiday stay second to none. 10 out of 10

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your week in Acorn Bungalow. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we look forward to welcoming you both back to beautiful Braithwaite in the future. Kind regards. Caroline.
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The Lakes Distillery
"Had a lovely meal here."

From the Owner

In 2008 we found Oakvale, this beautifully located property, where we eventually hope to retire. We love this house and take great pride in all the work we both have done to make Oakvale into a welcoming holiday home for our many guests. We hope you will approve of our efforts too.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Middleruddings at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : Keswick at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Penrith at 18 Miles Nearest Motorway : Penrith at 18 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Middleruddings at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : St Bees - Whitehaven at 25 Miles Car: recommended


Nearest BEACH - St Bees , Whitehaven: 25 miles


Nearest TRAIN - Penrith : 18 miles

Nearest MOTORWAY - Penrith : 18 miles

Nearest DOCTOR - Keswick: 2 miles

Nearest HOSPITAL - Keswick: 2 miles

Nearest DENTIST - Keswick: 2 miles

Nearest SHOP - Braithwaite: 0.1 miles

Nearest SUPERMARKET - Keswick: 2 miles


Keswick: 2 miles

Ambleside: 17 miles

Carlisle: 35 miles

Cockermouth: 14 miles

Grasmere: 13 miles

Kendal: 30 miles

Penrith: 18 miles

Windermere: 21 miles

Further Details:

Spring has arrived in the Lakes...

After the scores of sunny yellow daffodils blanketing the countryside, Spring has now truly arrived in The Lake District. Rhododendrons and Azalea’s are all in a bud and beginning their spectacular show. Be inspired and visit Holehird, just outside Ambleside along the A591. In their superb Lakeland setting, Holehird Gardens are reputed to be among the finest in England and are unique in being maintained entirely by volunteers.

If you’re after a more active holiday in the Lake District, travel in May when the Keswick Mountain Festival takes place. More than 20,000 outdoors lovers visit the festival every year to take part in climbing, hill walking and fell running events across the Lake District and listen to talks by outdoors experts. If you’d rather explore the countryside under your own steam, you couldn’t pick a better time than spring. Whether you tackle some of the Wainwright fells or take to the water during your holiday, keep an eye out for newborn lambs frolicking in the fields, another sure sign that spring has sprung.

What's on:

Keswick Beer Festival 05.06 – 06.06

So why not treat yourself to a stay at one of Oakvale’s fabulous properties. With so much to choice from, you know you have found the perfect place.......


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October 15
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 16
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
December 17 XM
20 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Tuesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
December 18 NY
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of £100. 00 is payable at the time of booking. The balance, plus a security bond of £75.= (£150.= for Autumn Leaves) is required 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. This bond is not applied to rent and is fully refundable within 7 days of departure. Payments to be made by cheque.
Your holiday is not confirmed until you have received confirmation from us.
Cancellation refunds:
4-8 weeks 50% of rental
2-4 weeks 25% of rental
less than 2 weeks – none

Changeover Day:
Autumn Leaves - Saturday changeover day.
Acorn - Saturday changeover day.
Oak Leaf - Friday changeover day.
Arrival after 3.00pm and departure by 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
Rental prices quoted are based of a maximum 4 people staying in Autumn Leaves and 2 people staying in Acorn or Oak Leaf.
Rental prices include welcome pack, all heating, electricity, linen, towels and WIFI Internet access.
Travel cot and high chair are available at £ 10.00 each/week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Living locally and being involved in the hospitality industry since 1990, has helped us to develop an understanding of what the many visitors to the area are looking for. We take an active role in looking after Oakvale and are always at hand to answer any questions, and help you make the most of your holiday with us. On your arrival, you will find both a welcome pack and our information pack, full of useful tips and suggestions on the many local attractions.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: English Tourist Board - 4 star / Gold Award for Exceptional Quality of Accommodation and Customer Service All properties benefit from central heating throughout, double glazing, Wifi internet access, and a selection of DVD and books. You will also find fresh milk in the fridge, a selection of tea & coffee and some locally made Borrowdale tea-bread to enjoy. All our bedrooms are supplied with divan beds, duvets, two pillows per person, including sheets and pillow cases. Additional bedroom furnishings include wardrobe, bedside tables, dressing table with mirror, and easy chair. Two bath sheets and 2 hand towels are provided per couple and for that little added touch, please use our luxury hand wash and body lotion, which you will find in the bathroom. Each property has access to the shared garage, which offers both laundry facilities (washing machine and tumble dryer) and the opportunity to secure storage of mountain bikes. Sorry - no pets. Outside: Oakvale is set within attractive gardens and boosting panoramic views across the valley to Skiddaw and Latrigg. Autumn Leaves has access to the front lawn, with a decked terrace, accessible from the lounge, with a table and 4 chairs. It offers superb views towards Skiddaw and Latrigg. To the rear of the property, there is a south-facing terrace with a patio table, 4 chairs and parasol, to take advantage of the afternoon sun. Acorn offers a large patio area with access to lawn garden, with patio furniture and parasol. Oak Leaf has a small patio with table and chairs to enjoy the views of Skiddaw.

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