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Village Life - Country Living - Rebecca Puddle-duck cottage Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom)

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Rebecca Puddle-duck cottage Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom)

Sleeps 3. 1 bedroom cottage. Delightful reverse style quirky cottage with fantastic oak beams and wonderful view to Skiddaw mountain and over the farmyard. Quiet relaxing style holiday ideal for walking, or just strolling down the country lanes. Local Inn only a few yards away.


About the property

E17041

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.


Owner
Philip Trafford
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

About Philip Trafford

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.

Philip Trafford purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Philip Trafford chose Bassenthwaite

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
A weekend break can be 2 or 3 nights we do not charge for the third night (Sunday) over and above £150.
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/


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Rebecca Puddle-duck cottage Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom)in Bassenthwaite in Bassenthwaite

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • 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:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Unusual bathroom with giant oak beam through it which is a fantastic feature.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • There is one bedroom downstairswith a double and single bed. Bathroom upstairs
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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. lambing season Feb - May, ducklings hatch periodically through the summer months (3-4 times a year) 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.

Reviews

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Rebecca Puddle-duck cottage Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom)
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Ferienwohnung auf dem Bauernhof

  • 5 of 5

Die Wohnung ist in einer rustikal umgebauten ehemaligen Stall- Scheune- Anlage. Das alte Dachgebälk wurde erhalten und liebevoll in die Wohnung integriert. Für einen angenehmen Aufenthalt bei jedem Wetter ist alles da: Komplette Küche mit Herd, Kühlschrank und Mikrowelle, Bad mit Badewanne, Wohnzimmer mit Fernseher, WIFI Internet, Waschraum mit Waschmaschinen, Parkplatz direkt vor der Tür und 3 Minuten Fußweg zu einem traditionellen britischen Gasthaus. Zum Einkaufen muss man allerdings in die nächste Stadt Keswick oder nach Cockermouth. Dort gibt es aber dann alles.

Das Wichtigste aber ist die überaus herzliche aber unaufdringliche Vermieterin, die für alle Fragen und Hilfe immer da ist und gute Tipps für die Ausflüge zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten gibt.

The Puddle Duck Cottages sind eine Empfehlung für alle, die das Urtümliche suchen und die Herzlichkeit auf einem Bauernhof schätzen.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry I do not understand the German, but I do know they were a lovely couple and we enjoyed having them here in our Puddle duck cottages. They visited several places in the Lake district and had great weather. Their grand finale was to go to the SheepFest at Cockermouth which is a fantastic eshibition of everything to do with Wool, including the real sheep! They are thinking of returning next year so that says it all.
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Location

Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

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

Travel:

Newcastle 90 miles

Distances:

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.

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