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Brook House 2,character village cottage,woodburner, by stream & ducks local Inn
Certificate of Excellence
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2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
'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.
We do not allow stag nights or hen parties or anything rowdy or similar.
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
About the Owner
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.
Not having really taken an extended holiday in this country for a few years we were overwhelmed by what we experienced. On arrival we were greeted in the most pleasant of ways and shown the cottage which was to be our "home" for the next...More
Date of stay: October 2016
Management response:Responded 17 October 2016
So pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Brook house Bassenthwaite. We strive to make our guest's holiday home from home, and are always on hand if you need any advice for walks , eating places etc. although there are many leaflets of help in...More
We stayed in this cottage for 1 week in July. The cottage was clean and the kitchen was really well equipped with everything needed to make meals. There is a beautiful clean shallow stream close. Our children (6 years, 4 years and 2 years) loved...More
Date of stay: July 2016
Management response:Responded 28 July 2016
Thank you for your kind review. This summarizes a typical holiday here at Brook House Bassenthwaite which is ideal for young and old alike. It was a pleasure meeting such a lovely family.
We stayed at Brook House cottage (2) for 2 nights on the 6th and 7th Feb and do not have any complaints at all.
The cottage was cosy and welcoming, Alison was on hand to show us around when we got there and ask any...More
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!