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“Lovely stay in quiet and scenic location”
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The Puddle Ducks
Front of Jemima Puddle duck cottage
Large lovely lounge with super open fire in Jemima cottage
Another view of lounge in Jemima cottage
Spacious family room with double and single beds
Double bedroom in Jemima cottage with modern furniture
Antique furniture is dotted throughout including in the bathroom!
Newly refurbished bathroom
Letting the ducks out of their 'bedroom' for their morning swim. Egg collecting (Mar-Oct)
Mossy cobbled lane from front door of cottage towards stream
Bench and stream just seconds from the cottage
View 10 mins steep walk from cottage
The bridge and stream  just  seconds from the cottage
The swings and stream side seconds from the cottage
The view about 1 min away from the cottage
Some of few hens on the farm, scratching in the straw
One of our chickens by the stream with the ducks
The Puddle Ducks in Spring
Puddle ducks on the march!
Sheep and lambs in the local fields
lAMBING TIME ON THE FARM
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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GuyCarpen...
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely stay in quiet and scenic location”
Reviewed 7 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Lovely stay, great access to Keswick and good walking routes. Warm with storage heater. Slightly dated but it is quite rustic

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stevierst
2 reviews
“Sheer tranquillity!”
Reviewed 13 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

This cottage is placed in a gorgeous setting away from the hustle of daily busy life. Based within a rural farm alongside a clear brook with the friendly Indian runner ducks. Perfect for the quiet break away in peace.
The rooms were clean and adequately furnished, and the living room quaint with a lovely open fire.
The hosts provide everything you need, and make you feel at home, as does the local pub which serves excellent food and beer!

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EliasLC
Vancouver, Washington
1 review
“Wonderful Lake District cottage”
Reviewed 24 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Our family had a wonderful stay at the Puddle Duck cottage. Bassenthwaite is a lovely village, and the local pub is close by and convenient. Keswick, only a 15 minute drive, has a number of decent attractions, excellent shops, a large grocer, and access to the launches on Derwentwater, from which we enjoyed the lake and traveled to the trailhead for Catbells, a great Lake District hike. Bassenthwaite is also reasonably close (an hour or two) to a number of interesting destinations; we visited Hadrian's Wall, Durham, and Edinburgh (3 hours away, but a beautiful drive). The cottage itself was comfortable and well furnished, and the kitchen was great for nights we wanted to relax and eat in. The stream right outside the cottage door is pretty, and we enjoyed feeding the ducks that live on the farm and spend their days on the stream. Mrs. Trafford was very welcoming and helpful with all our questions about the local area. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would certainly look to stay again if we make it back to the Lake District.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Ab Q
Andover, United Kingdom
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“Lovely cosy cottage in a perfect location”
Reviewed 4 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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My partner and I had never visited the Lakes before so chose this quaint little cottage for our Monday to Friday stay. Firstly the Lakes are just amazing.....so beautiful and a must see....and secondly this was just the perfect place and location to stay. Set in a small village on a working farm next to a stream...walking distance from the pub which was ideal. The kitchen was small but had everything we needed. The Lounge was so cosy and inviting with its big open fire....so nice to come back to after a day out seeing the sights.

I'd say the only slightly negative thing was the shower.... its a power shower over the bath which was fine.....but the height of it only came up to my shoulder so you had to hold it in one hand to get it to go over your head. I didn't mind this....but if you are someone who likes to stand under the shower for ages then this may be a problem.

We briefly met the owners who were both lovely and very welcoming. Thanks for a lovely stay.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
4 Oct 2014
Thank you for your positive comments. I am pleased you enjoyed your first visit to the Lake District and to our lovely village. The log fire is always an added bonus especially after a day out and about. Thank you also the comments regarding the shower which I would not have realized unless it was mentioned. I will most definitely attend to this.
Hope to see you again. Alison Trafford
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GitaChenn...
Chennai
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286 reviews
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“Charming, charming, charming!”
Reviewed 1 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Loved staying at Jemima Puddle Duck cottage. It is tucked away in the small village of Bassenthwaite, just a short drive from Keswick. Mrs Trafford was a delightful hostess and gave us some tea bags and milk on our arrival because we didn't think to bring any with us when we came. It is a beautifully done up cottage with a lovely lounge area and two bedrooms upstairs. It was beautiful walking around the village with the grand view of the Skidaw mountain. We had ample parking for our car. Would strongly recommend this cottage to anybody who wants a peaceful holiday in the Lake District.

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Liked least: Could have provided soap in the bathroom or at least told us we need to bring some
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