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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
2 nights minimum
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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 21 August 2017

We had a lovely 2 week stay at Brook Cottage 2. It is spacious & welcoming. It has been thoughtfully equipped, with more than enough crockery, cutlery and kitchen utensils for those who don't wash up after every meal ! The overall standard of the...More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank NigelR17
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This cottage is excellent in every respect. Lovely owners, lots of space, very clean,well equipped. Beautiful place ☺

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank hvrjlawrence
Management response:Responded 12 August 2017

It was a delight to meet you all - all the way from New Zealand. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Brook House 2. Hope you will consider staying with us again when you revisit .

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful cottage, perfect condition, gorgeous surroundings. Really loved it, can't wait to go back again.

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Asma Asif P
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Just spent our Easter holiday at Brook House 2 with our two young children. It is a lovely cozy little cottage at a great location. The kids enjoyed just playing by the steam, on the swing and checking on the ducklings. It allows us to...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Sun R
Management response:Responded 18 April 2017

Hi so pleased you enjoyed your Easter holidays here in Brook House 2 Bassenthwaite Village. The children were just the right age to enjoy the stream (even though they were apparently wet several times!) and our new born baby ducklings. Also egg collecting from our...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Just returned from a weekend break at Brook House 2. Had a great time, the cottage has great walks from the doorstep and is only a short drive into Keswick. There is a pub just round the corner from the cottage that serves food and...More

Date of stay: March 2017
1  Thank LofthouseCJ
Management response:Responded 17 April 2017

So pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Bassenthwaite. We always aim to please and hope you will return.

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
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Toaster
Patio
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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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