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- Village Life And Country Living!" By a stream with ducks!



Updated: 04-Oct-2016
Cottages in Bassenthwaite Village, Nr Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Peaceful Village Location - Walks From The Door

By a stream with ducks and an old wooden bridge! Brook House is 17th century, and has a delightful position overlooking the stream, where ducks waddle too and fro all day long. There is a lovely cottage garden to the front of the cottage, with some of the very old -fashioned roses still there. It is a comfortable and well-maintained and tastefully furnished property with all modern facilities (recent new bathrooms!)

Details for holiday cottage Brook House 1 Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms), 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 3 Bathrooms

Well maintained and tastefully furnished cottage which lends itself to family get-to-gethers. Also ideal cottage for a real country/village holiday for couples or smaller groups with beautiful scenery on your doorstep. A lovely cottage garden to sit in, or on warm days to sit out and have your meals, surrounded by a real countryside feel. Parents and

Children can feel safe in this environment with a few simple pleasures by the stream, e.g. building dams , playing pooh sticks, digging with a bucket and spade, trying to catch minnows with a net, playing hide and seek in the little wood just opposite. This is a fairly quiet area, just a nice distance from Keswick and nearby lakes , away from the busy bits, which are good to visit, but nice to come back to a more relaxing environment.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

I have lived here at picturesque Bassenthwaite for "many years"

and have enjoyed meeting guests from all over the world. I am a farmer's wife, so have had to learn to "juggle" many roles as well as looking after grand children and elderly parents over the years.

I still enjoy this way of life, and although I do not have many holidays, I feel the world comes to me, and as long as I am fit and well to do so, I will continue my very rewarding job.

I take great pride in having my cottages clean and comfortable with good facilities, and always put my guests first.

Look forward to meeting many more!!

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Never have I stayed in such a well-equipped and pleasant place. It has been a pleasure. We would definitely recommend it to anyone. Gail and Joe Briggs, and family.

We have had a most memorable time celebrating a birthday. We love the cottage, it felt so welcoming, we felt we lived here. We will miss feeding the ducks and watching their antics, but have left some food for them.We cannot wait to return. North Wales gang

Thanks you so much for your hospitality. We have enjoyed our stay . Loved the stream, ducks, and pub!! Vanessa Benson Alistair and Jackie.
Jul 2014
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From the Owner

These cottages are close to our farm and therefore I am on hand to give advice to our guests if required, and guide them on their chosen route for the day. They are in a most picturesque setting "BY a stream with ducks" . The ducks are a great attraction as they waddle too and fro from farm to stream. We hatch new ducklings about twice or three times a year, and have lambing time in March/April, which is very exciting(and hard work), but our guests just love watching it all happen, A real farm experience especially in the Springtime at lambing time as lambing is in the barns on the farmstead

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Local beach is 15 miles - Allonby approx. 25 mins.

The whole of the lake district is within easy reach from here.


Newcastle Airport 90 miles


We are situated in the Village of Bassenthwaite, 6 miles from Keswick and Cockermouth. 20 miles from Penrith, 25 miles from Windermere. 25 miles from Carlisle

Further Details:

Walking fishing, bird watching,mountain climbing , golfing all nearby. Supermarkets in Keswick and Cockermouth only 6 miles. Or a delivery from Sainsburys, Asda, or Tesco can be arranged. Local Inn in Bassenthwaite Village only a few yards away for excellent food. Nearest Hotel is 1 mile.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Xmas and New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Feb half term
10 Feb 2017 - 12 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb Half term
13 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter school holidays
1 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
school holidays 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
On making a firm booking, we need email confirmation followed by a cheque for deposit or card payment can be accepted in some cases. We would also need your contact phone number, and full address. Full payment to be made either in instalments (check with owner) approx. 6 weeks beforehand.

Changeover Day:
Mainly Saturday change-over in high season (school hols), but Friday and Monday changeovers for weekend and mid week breaks. We are flexible on this - please ask.

Notes on prices:
We are flexible on dates and pricing. i.e. if there are fewer than 10 people in a large cottage for 10, we will reduce the price. We have an especially good offer on Brook House if only 2-4 people wish to rent it. Just call us to discuss further . Weekends are popular, so we can not reduce this too much, however,we offer good rates for mid week breaks.

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Updated: 04-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

A real countryside experience with a slower pace of life . Relaxed atmosphere - great place for chilling out and where children are free to run about safely , (leaving the phones and computers behind!) although we do have WIFI !! . Freedom for children to play good old fashioned games, skimming stones, building dams building camps playing pooh sticks, and cricket and football on the village green.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing

Floor Area

  • 30 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, this is an ensuite to the large bedroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, this is a wet room situated downstairs + toilet and basin


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • 4 bedrooms. One small single One small twin One family with double and two singles -en-suite (large) One good sized family room with double and one single All comfortable, warm, and nicely presented with lovely patchwork quilts - all bathrooms and very modern and up to date and spotlessly clean


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Brook House 1 is a delightful homely clean cottage ideal for weekend or weekly holidays, family/friend get - to- gethers but also for a couples retreat to a quiet corner of the Lake District, which is still only 15 mins away from the Lake District Attractions. Local Inn just a short stroll up the riverside for a good meal and drinks. The mountains, fells, and country lanes just on your doorstep, where you can either do an energetic climb and walk, or just potter around the country lanes at a much slower pace, taking in all the delightful scenery. Alternatively, you can just relax and unwind by the stream or in the garden, or b y a lovely log fire.

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