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Village Life - Country Living - Jemima Puddle-Duck Cottage Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
Cottages by a stream With Ducks And An Old Wooden Bridge

Super location in this delightful quiet, tucked away village only 6 miles from Keswick and Cockermouth. All Lakes within easy reach.Situated on a farm, Our comical Indian Runner ducks are a great attraction, lambing time in the Spring, . Great holidays can by enjoyed with the simple pleasures of strolling down country lanes, full of wild flowers, looking at the animals in the fields walking the fells and mountains, or just chilling out by the stream or log fire. Children can spend many happy hours, playing in the stream, skimming stones, catching minnows, building dams in the stream playing games on the village green. Village Life- country Living! By a stream with ducks and an old wooden bridge, this cottage is in an idyllic location by a stream with ducks! The cottage is located on Bassenthwaite Hall Farm, tucked in the corner of the courtyard, with the frontage onto a cobbled mossy lane to the stream.It has two bedrooms sleeping 5 +(cot available) large lounge/diner with lovely feature fireplace (logs and coals inc) well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, large bathroom with shower over bath. Village In n only a very short stroll away for good food.

Details for holiday cottage Jemima Puddle-Duck Cottage Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Sleeps up to 5 in a 2 bedroomed roomy cottage, which is spotlessly clean and comfortable, (owner on site) and tastefully decorated. By a stream with ducks and an old wooden bridge this lovely cottage is situated on a village farm - quiet and relaxing area, just the place to chill out. Lovely log fire with free logs and coals . Local Inn just a short stroll up the riverside. Our Puddleducks (Indian Runner breed) are a big attraction to this holiday.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

A working farmer on beef sheep farm in Bassenthwaite Village.

I enjoy the wildlife, birds and preserving the countryside.

My wife looks after the cottages which supplements our farming income.

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved the situation, the facilities, the peace and quiet, the well appointed cottages, the friendly welcome and attention by the owner.

Just loved the area, the cottage and will return!

Had a delightful stay - just what we needed. Children enjoyed collecting the duck eggs and seeing the animals. Lovely cottage, clean and comfortable.
Jul 2014
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From the Owner

These properties are recent barn conversions belonging the family which farmed here many years ago. This is now a beef and sheep and duck farm. It is an ideal situation for touring and visiting the lakes, but tucked away in a quiet and peaceful village setting, by a stream with our comical and famous indian runner ducks. (new ducklings hatching at least twice a year) Keswick is only 6 miles as is Cockermouth, and the whole lakes are within easy reach from here with only a short journey. Alternatively you could leave the car here and walk to waterfalls, go bird watching, stroll down country lanes, climb fells and mountains. Visit Animal Farm (one mile away) Osprey Viewpoint (3 miles) Mirehouse Country House, and much more. Local Inn only a short stroll up the riverside for good food and drinks.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


15 miles to coast . Allonby village has a nice beach and Silloth or St Bees.


Newcastle 90 miles


Keswick 6 miles to visit the lovely Derwentwater Lake, Cockermouth (Wordsworths House) 6 miles. Osprey watch is 3 miles, Animal Farm 2 miles,Winlatter Visitor Centre 8 miles. All Lakes within 1 hour to the farthest.

Further Details:

Local Inn only a few yards (Sun Inn) Castle Inn Hotel 1 mile, Supermarkets in Keswick and Cockermouth or deliveries from Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda can be arranged.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
12 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Xmas and New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feb half term
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early may Bank Hol
28 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 2017
2 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early July
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
school holiday summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct half term 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas and New year 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes: Very quiet periods or last minute bookings may be reduced or can have Sunday nights free after a weekend booking.
Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit of approx. £100 (depending on cottage) . Cards can be accepted or bank transfers, but we prefer cheques at the moment. Full amount to be paid approx. 6 weeks beforehand. Late bookings can pay cash on arrival if arranged.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days off peak. School holidays mainly Saturdays.
We do weekend and mid week breaks off peak.

Notes on prices:
Prices can vary depending on time of year, how many people, and length of stay/

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 18-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

You may be in luck to see a lamb being born in the nearby barns (Feb-April) or ducklings hatching, lambing time in the Spring is most exciting, so you may be in luck to see a lamb being born as we do the lambing inside. Letting the ducks out of their shed every morning and collecting the eggs . Children may enjoy skimming stone on the stream, catching minnows , playing pooh sticks, building dams,playing in the woods making camps, just real old fashioned FREE games , LIKE IT USED TO BE!! Leave the computer games behind.!! Many parents have commented that the best thing about the holiday is the fact that the children can run around freely, which sadly they can not do nowadays generally. There is also a village green where ball games can be played, football cricket and the rest. Short and long walks all from the door.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 Area


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


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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Large bathroom with shower over bath and toilet and washbasin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Cots stair gates and high chairs are available at no extra charge. All rooms are tastefully furnished and decorated and kept very clean. Our Indian Runner Ducks are a huge attraction . We hatch two or three times a year which is very exciting to watch. Lambing is from end of Feb - April/May Outside: There is a seat by each cottage, and more seating by the stream which is only a few yards away. Barbeque available free of charge if returned clean.

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