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Our Puddle Ducks passing The Nest cottage
new kitchen in The Nest
New kitchen in The Nest
unusual Bedroom in The Nest
Bedroom in The Nest
Lounge looking through to hallway and kitchen. There is a two seater sofa and chair in the lounge.
Shower room in The Nest
Puddle ducks
Our puddle ducks
The puddle ducks again
Letting the ducks out from their 'bedroom - shed' for a morning swim  Egg collecting Mar-Oct
Barn by the entrance to the yard by the cottages
Stream and benches across the road
Looking towards Skiddaw from the stream across the road from the cottage
Bassenthwaite Lake Shore - an easy walk (about 1.75 miles there)
The stream about 30 seconds away
Skiddaw Mountain - this view is about 15/20 mins walk from The Nest
One of our chickens by the stream with the ducks
The stream side about 30 seconds from The Nest
The stream side in Spring a minute from The Nest
Skiddaw Mountain and Bassenthwaite Village - this view is about 5 mins walk away
Skiddaw in the seasons - early Spring - taken about 10-15 mins walk away
lambing time on the farm
Ducks foraging for juicy bugs and insects in the woods across the stream
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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John G
Bristol
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great accomodation & location - a must if you want a base to explore the LD”
Reviewed 7 May 2013 for a stay in September 2011
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We stayed at 'The Nest' for our annual holiday a few years ago now as we wanted to explore the Lake District and wanted a central location from which to do so. Bassenthwaite village is a very small but charming little village. I remember it being a little complicated finding the farm as the roads are small - however once we had negotiated this all was fine. The owner was extremely accomodating and showed us to the nest which is essentially a 4 room cottage/bunglow style building with a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom & sitting room. Everything was very well catered for, the kitchen had everything we needed. The sitting room had a flat screen tv & DVD + there was free wi-fi. There was also a parking space outside. The location was so peaceful with great views of the neighbouring mountains. A lovely brook/stream runs outside with some great walks to go on. The owner has some ducks as well which you can feed if you ask + they had a lovely sheep dog that was very tame! There is a fantastic pub literally a stones through up the the road which you shoud visit for some cracking food and local beers.

I honestly could not complain and would love to come back - I mention this place everytime I talk about our holiday in the Lake District.

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N Yorks
Reviewed 26 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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Management Response
26 Nov 2012
Hello Handys! Thank you for the kind review. i am pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we always look forward to you all coming.
A lovely group of people who enjoy our village, our cottages, and the surrounding countryside. Look forward to seeing you all again. Alison Trafford
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leeds
Reviewed 4 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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Stourbridge
Reviewed 28 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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LSJFB18
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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“Fabulous cottage home from home”
Reviewed 4 May 2011 for a stay in March 2011
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person found this review helpful

We stay in the nest at least three times a year and have been doing so for several years, which speaks volumes for our view of the cottage and family. While the cottage looks small from the outside , inside it is like a tardis and with all the necessary amenities you need to enjoy you break. it is lovely being able to open the stable door and watch the ducks passing by and there is always Mop ( the farm dog) looking for a treat and a stroke.
The cottage is always clean and tidy and is very comfortable. We have known the family for a number of years now and are always made to feel very welcome, including our little dog Jack.
The cottage is ideally situated for walking and is just a stones throw away from the local pub which serves good food and the bonus is it is very dog friendly. Perfect place to stay for a relaxing holiday.

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