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Brook House 2,character village cottage,woodburner, by stream & ducks local Inn

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
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'By a stream with ducks '- delightful setting for this traditional cottage with large wood burner stove and oak beams, by village farm - Bassenthwaite Nr Keswick , Lake district. This cottage sleeps 6 in 2/ 3 bedrooms (one double and 2 singles en-suite) one bunk bedroom, and one double bedroom. Smart new bathroom with shower over bath, large fitted kitchen, large lounge with 3 comfy sofas and feature fireplace with woodburner stove There is a complimentary basket of logs to start you off, then we c harge £1 per day for extra wood. 2 bathrooms in total.( This cottage is well-cared for and kept up to a high standard. There is a patio area with seating which is gated . Cots, high chairs, stairgates are all available at no extra charge. This is a great place for families or adults alike to s...'By a stream with ducks '- delightful setting for this traditional cottage with large wood burner stove and oak beams, by village farm - Bassenthwaite Nr Keswick , Lake district. This cottage sleeps 6 in 2/ 3 bedrooms (one double and 2 singles en-suite) one bunk bedroom, and one double bedroom. Smart new bathroom with shower over bath, large fitted kitchen, large lounge with 3 comfy sofas and feature fireplace with woodburner stove There is a complimentary basket of logs to start you off, then we c harge £1 per day for extra wood. 2 bathrooms in total.( This cottage is well-cared for and kept up to a high standard. There is a patio area with seating which is gated . Cots, high chairs, stairgates are all available at no extra charge. This is a great place for families or adults alike to stroll the country lanes, play games on the village green, or watch the antics of the ducks as they waddle too and fro from farm to stream. There is a small wooded SAFE area to play by the stream, where children can run and play and let off steam, playing hide and seek, pooh sticks in the stream, make camps, or all the traditional games we used to play. A truly relaxing place to be. Only a few yards away is the local Inn for good food and drinks. There are walks from the door down country lanes, to Bassenthwaite Lake, or for the more experienced climb the mighty Skiddaw, just behind us. Keswick is only 6 miles away for more adventures and the whole of the lakes is within half to one hour away. There is the Climbing wall at Keswick , Osprey viewpoint, Trotters Animal Farm, Dash Falls, outdoor persuits, and much more all nearby. Gifts Shops and coffee houses, in abundance. This is a special place to visit as there is so much freedom to walk, play, and relax in this relatively quiet little village. Ideal place to switch off and unwind and recharge those batteries. Children can run and play freely in the little wood running up and down paths by all the wild flowers, make dens, play pooh sticks in the stream and build dams , skim stones, feed the ducks, or just splash around and have simple unhindered fun - just like the good old days. Picnics can be had by the stream, or take a picnic up to the waterfall further up the road, and combine this with a walk to Skiddaw House, or even climb the mighty mountain. So much to do just on the doorstep of our cottage. Local Inn only a few yards away for good food and drinks, and Keswick and Cockermouth are only 6 miles and the rest of the lakes to the farthest one is only one hour away. For adults, this id an ideal place to relax with no pressures NB it may be confusing that we have beds for 8 but we actually prefer to only take a max of 6 in Brook House 2. There is a small bunkroom for 2 , Sometimes the bedrooms configuration does not suit everyone, so we have left extra beds in for that reason only. We only take dogs which do not cast their coat as we try to keep a high standard. One small dog preferably , but ask the owner. More
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About the Owner
Mrs A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2011
Interaction with guests
Owners are on hand if you need information or help with your daily itinerary. It is all part of our service if you need our assistance. We do have a large selection of walk books, maps and other leaflets on tourist attractions etc.
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

In the heart of the Northern lakes, not far from Keswick and Ambleside, a lovely peaceful cottage and village. Clean and well equipped with a very friendly, helpful owner.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Bill M
Coastal631773, VR Owner at Brook House 2,character village cottage,woodburner, by stream & ducks local Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Hi Pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and our village and surroundings - it was a delight to have met you. Hoe you will return. Alison Trafford

Reviewed 27 June 2018

Just returned from a great weekend in Bassenthwaite. The cottage was larger than expected however the sleeping arrangements may not suit 6 adults. The kitchen was well equipped and bathrooms modern and clean. A lovely location near the puddle ducks and an easy stroll to...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Elvislover57
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Had a lovely stay at the cottage, Mrs A was a very nice lady who was always on hand if required, we requested to spend a little time with the lambs, ducklings, chickens etc and even held one of the cute ducklings, great location inbetween...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Joanne B
Management response:Responded 25 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay here and our small farm experience.

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Stayed late Oct 2017....we are family with 3 children early teens. The cottage is very well equipped... we all found the wifi worked perfect when needed, log burner and plenty of wood was great.. even toasted marshmallows and put on some a movie (DVD player...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank yorkstar14
Management response:Responded 13 November 2017

Hi Martin family, Thank you for your lengthy explicit review! I am pleased you had a good holiday and enjoyed the cottage and amenities, and are considering returning. That would be great. It is on our winter list to update the décor in Brook House...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017

Beautiful farmhouse with everything you need. Wood burner worked a treat. The stream outside with the delightful ducks was the icing on the cake and there were plenty of lovely walks from the door and a little shop within walking distance provided any forgotten basics...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Brigstock
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Porch
Central Heating
Washer
Blender
Dryer
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Freezer
Private Garden
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Situated in heart of Bassenthwaite Village, which has a traditional village green, in quiet location by a stream with ducks, between Skiddaw Mountain (4th highest in Lake District) and Bassenthwaite Lake. Ideal rural location without being remote. Village inn serving food and real ales 2 mins walk away. 15 mins from Keswick and Cockermouth with the rest of the Lakes and Cumbria easily accessible. Parking by the cottage or on the quiet village road next to the cottage. Trotters World of Animals, the Osprey viewpoint at Dood Wood, Mirehouse Historic House all nearby.
How to get there
From junction 40 Penrith junction take A591 for approx 15 miles to Crosthwaite roundabout on the edge of Keswick . Take last turn off roundabout signposted for Carlisle . Only travel 6 miles from here (twisty road) then turn off right for Bassenthwaite Village . The village is half a mile from this turn off. When you reach the village continue straight forward with the village green of your right and go pas the row of cottages called The Orchard. Bear right round the corner and Brook House 2 is just a few yards from here on your right opposite the stream with DUCKS!
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