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8121615 - Acorn Apartment Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

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Overview

Property

Updated: 18-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Acorn Apartment Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

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.


About the property

8121615

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Caroline Bonkenburg
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About Caroline Bonkenburg

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.

Caroline Bonkenburg purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Caroline Bonkenburg chose Keswick & North Lakes

Set in the picturesque hamlet of Braithwaite, this beautifully located property,with its magnificent views towards Skiddaw and Blencathra, offers its guests easy access to all the many tourist attractions in the Northern Lake District. There are three good pubs, serving hearty local food, all within walking distance.

Winter is a magical time to visit the Lake District. Snow-capped mountain tops, morning mists and clear starry nights. Explore the tranquillity of the fells, one of our favourite's at this time of the year is Latrigg. Walkable from the centre of Keswick, it's two and-half miles and 950ft of ascent to the summit. The early slopes of this walk can feel like a backbreaker, but they soon level out to offer "the easiest of Promenades," as Wainwright put it. Once there take in the breathtaking views and spy on the tiny rooftops of Keswick below. www.dokeswick.com/walks/latrigg.htm

And what better way to celebrate a great day on the fells, by enjoying delicious local Cumbrian food and ale beside a roaring open fire in any of our local pubs.

There is still plenty to do at this time of the year. The Western Lake District has lots of attractions to keep you busy. Take a step back in time at Wordsworth House in Cockermouth, discover tales of smuggling and slavery at The Rum Story in Whitehaven. All the family will love exploring Muncaster Castle and its owls, gardens and even resident ghost. With so much history and heritage on offer, you could easily fill your days…

It may be winter, but a warm welcome awaits you here in the Lakes.

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......

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Available Rentals

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

5

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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5

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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Location

The Lakes Distillery
"Had a lovely meal here."

From the Owner

Set in the picturesque hamlet of Braithwaite, this beautifully located property,with its magnificent views towards Skiddaw and Blencathra, offers its guests easy access to all the many tourist attractions in the Northern Lake District. There are three good pubs, serving hearty local food, all within walking distance. Winter is a magical time to visit the Lake District. Snow-capped mountain tops, morning mists and clear starry nights. Explore the tranquillity of the fells, one of our favourite's at this time of the year is Latrigg. Walkable from the centre of Keswick, it's two and-half miles and 950ft of ascent to the summit. The early slopes of this walk can feel like a backbreaker, but they soon level out to offer "the easiest of Promenades," as Wainwright put it. Once there take in the breathtaking views and spy on the tiny rooftops of Keswick below. www.dokeswick.com/walks/latrigg.htm And what better way to celebrate a great day on the fells, by enjoying delicious local Cumbrian food and ale beside a roaring open fire in any of our local pubs. There is still plenty to do at this time of the year. The Western Lake District has lots of attractions to keep you busy. Take a step back in time at Wordsworth House in Cockermouth, discover tales of smuggling and slavery at The Rum Story in Whitehaven. All the family will love exploring Muncaster Castle and its owls, gardens and even resident ghost. With so much history and heritage on offer, you could easily fill your days… It may be winter, but a warm welcome awaits you here in the Lakes. 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......

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Middleruddings at 150 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

Keswick likes to be known as a place for all seasons offering something for everyone including walkers, cyclists, fell runners, tourists, kayakers, and paragliders. It's developing a reputation as the Adventure Capital of the Lake District, if not England with mountain summits, forest trails and lakeside paths to be enjoyed. You can enjoy almost any outdoor pursuit during your stay.

Just a short walk from Keswick is Derwentwater, where you can enjoy a breathtaking journey on one of the beautiful wooden steamers.

The thriving market town of Keswick has a wide variety of shops, art galleries and attractions, where something special can often be found. The mainly pedestrianised town centre is a great place to browse and shop. Keswick probably has more outdoor and adventure shops per square mile than anywhere else in the country and a great range of antique shops, bookshops and jewellery sellers.

The market comes to town on Thursdays and Saturdays and savouring the local food is a must, which includes some of the best bacon, cheeses and Cumberland sausages you'll ever taste! These are available from the market stall holders and in Keswick's numerous cafés, restaurants and pubs.

Keswick is very family-friendly with safe parks including Hope Park and Fitz Park with 18 hole putting greens, beautiful gardens, leisure facilities and children's play areas. Other attractions include the Theatre by the Lake, Lonsdale Alhambra Cinema, Mining Museum, Cumberland Pencil Museum and The Puzzling Place (puzzles and optical illusions).

A number of annual festivals are staged throughout the year including the Keswick Jazz Festival in May, Keswick Mountain Festival in May, Keswick Beer Festival in June, Bassenthwaite Regatta in August, Derwentwater Trail Race in September, Loweswater Show in September, Keswick Food Fayre and Christmas Lights Switch-on in November and the Traditional Christmas Fayre in December.

What's on 2017:

Words by the Water - 03.03 - 12.03

Keswick Beer Festival 02.06 – 03.06

Travel:

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

Distances:

Keswick: 2 miles

Ambleside: 17 miles

Carlisle: 35 miles

Cockermouth: 14 miles

Grasmere: 13 miles

Kendal: 30 miles

Penrith: 18 miles

Windermere: 21 miles

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
February
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£389
for 7 nights
£389
 
 
February
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£415
for 7 nights
£415
 
 
March
11 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£399
for 7 nights
£399
 
 
April
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£498
for 7 nights
£498
 
 
April
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
April
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£484
for 7 nights
£484
 
 
May Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
£570
 
 
June
10 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£485
for 7 nights
£485
 
 
July
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£489
for 7 nights
£489
 
 
July
29 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£635
for 7 nights
£635
 
 
August
5 Aug 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£635
for 7 nights
£635
 
 
August
12 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
August Bank Holiday
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£579
for 7 nights
£579
 
 
September
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£427
for 7 nights
£427
 
 
September
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£366
for 6 nights
£427
 
 
September
30 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£469
for 7 nights
£469
 
 
October
7 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£469
for 7 nights
£469
 
 
October
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£579
for 7 nights
£579
 
 
October
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£389
for 7 nights
£389
 
 
November
4 Nov 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£389
for 7 nights
£389
 
 
December
2 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£389
for 7 nights
£389
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£484
for 7 nights
£484
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£607
for 7 nights
£607
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 

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 58 days before the start of the holiday.In case of non-payment of the balance and security bond, we retain the right to cancel your reservation. For bookings made within 58 days of arrival, full payment of the rental, plus the security bond is required at the time of booking. Your holiday is not confirmed until you have received confirmation from us.
The security bond is not applied to rent and is fully refundable within 7 days of departure, as per the terms and conditions of the booking.

The following refund policy will apply:
Cancellations made
29 - 58 days before the date of arrival - 50% of rental (less £ 100.00 for administration fees)
15 - 28 days before the date of arrival - 25% of rental (less £ 100.00 for administration fees)
0 - 14 days before the date of arrival – no refunds will be issued

Changeover Day:
Autumn Leaves - Saturday changeover day.
Acorn - Saturday changeover day.
Oak Leaf - Saturday 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.

We strongly recommend you taking out holiday cancellation protection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • 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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