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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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High Wycombe
Reviewed 20 June 2012

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Date of stay: June 2012
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Ashford Kent
Reviewed 11 May 2011

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Date of stay: April 2011
Management response:Responded 11 May 2011

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Reviewed 5 March 2011

We have had a family holiday in Brook House for a week, every Easter, for over 10 years. Lovely accommodation with plenty of space for the whole family who have to travel from different parts of the country. The house is well looked after and...More

Date of stay: April 2010
Thank SeaEagle10
Management response:Responded 4 March 2011

The lovely Lee family have stayed with us for over 40 years when we started farmhouse Bed and breakfast. We have seen all the children grow up , and now...More

Reviewed 20 February 2011

As a large group of friends, including children and dogs, we have stayed in the Brook House cottages every November for the last five years. We consider the each cottage to be a real 'home from home' and have found that nothing is too much...More

Date of stay: November 2010
Thank Spaniel6
Reviewed 13 February 2011

Spent a lovely weekend in Brookhouse House Cottage. It is a lovely spacious cottage with with original features and was the perfect warm comfortable place to relax after a days walking. Set in a working farm, next to a lovely stream complete with the farmyard...More

Date of stay: March 2010
Thank LSJFB18
Management response:Responded 13 February 2011

Lovely guests who stay in our cottages several times of year with Jack the Westie. Always look forward to their visit. They enjoy the many walks round nour country lanes...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Porch
Central Heating
Washer
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
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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