Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Bodell is a traditional stone self catering Cumbrian cottage situated at the southern end of Bothel Village. Bothel is a small village situated just outside the Lake District; this Cumbrian cottage has two double bedrooms plus a sofa bed in the lounge.
The location gives good access to the main A591 and all Northern beauty spots; such as: Borrowdale, Bassenthwaite, Cockermouth and Keswick. Sleeps four/five. Cot and high chair are available, please ask when booking.
Outside, to the rear of the cottage is a small area with garden furniture. On-street Parking is available and Pets are welcome in this cottage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The Cumbria/Lake District
Cumbria is home to the Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland is world renowned for the beautiful lakes and mountains (or fells). The Lake District is home to the highest mountain in England: Scafell Pike measuring 978m (3210 ft).
The National Park was founded in 1951 to offer protection to the well known beauty spots and landscape that has provided inspiration to generations of artists' writers and musicians.
From a stroll around Buttermere to a climb to the highest peak a holiday in the English lakes provides exercise for the body and relaxation for the mind.
Market towns such as Keswick and Cockermouth give the opportunity to sample the delights of Cumbrian fare many establishments now source their ingredients from local producers.
Whilst areas like Bowness on Windermere and Ambleside are extremely popular other less commercial locations like the Solway Coast and Allonby give you space and quiet with the vast open shingle beaches the majestic beauty of the Solway.
A Cumbrian Cottage holiday booked through Stay Lakeland assures you of quality and value we have a unique selection of accommodations from simple Holiday home caravans to stunning timber lodges plus a range of cottages in and around this beautiful part of the country.
Bassenthwaite Lake is owned by the National Park Authority and is one of the largest measuring in at almost 4 miles long and ¾ mile wide; but also one of the shallowest with a maximum depth of around 70ft. Incidentally Bassenthwaite Lake is the only Lake District lake that has the word 'lake' in its proper title; with others having the word water or mere being substituted name for 'lake'. There has been speculation that Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwent Water in Keswick were once one larger lake.
It is also said that Bassenthwaite Lake is home to the Eachy: a species of Lake Monster - a large humanoid being of gruesome and slimy appearance. The Eachy has been spotted as late as 1973 when it was photographed twice.
Bassenthwaite Village is located a short distance from Bassethwaite Lake; underneath the shadow of Skiddaw. This classic village has a small pub: The Sun Inn, village green and small stream running though it.
The Bassenthwaite area is also home to the Osprey with view points at Dodd Wood and the exhibition centre at Whinlatter Visitors Centre at Braithwaite. The Osprey; often known as the sea hawk is a fish eating bird of prey. Their nests at Bassenthwate were the first recorded osprey nests in England for more than 160 years. View the Ospreys Live Webcam.
Running alongside western edge of Bassenthwaite Lake is the A66; with breathtaking views the laybys are popular spots for photographers and bird watchers looking for osprey.
There are a number of small villages in the surrounding area to Bassenthwaite including Bothel, Sunderland, Mealsgate and Braithwaite.
The Bassenthwaite area is the ideal location if you are looking to escape the busier central Lake District but still enjoy the emense beauty of the Lake District. Also located close by are the locations of Cockermouth, Keswick and Carlisle. Bassenthwaite is also within 30 mins drive to the beautiful Solway Coast and in less than one hour from the popular central Lake District locations: Ambleside, Grasmere and Bowness on Windermere. In addition to the locations there are a number of attractions within the Bassenthwaite area including: Trotters World of Animals and the historic family run Mirehouse and its gardens stretching from Dodd Wood to the Bassenthwaite Lake.
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17 Aug 2014
"A fabulous little cottage..."
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Bothel. The cottage was warm and homely--and both double beds were extremely comfortable. The bathroom was immaculate, and the kitchen had everything this particular … More
18 Jun 2013
"A well equipped cottage in a convenient location."
We received a warm welcome from the owners of this well equipped, comfortable cottage. It was convenient for visiting places in and around the National Park by car. There was a pub in the village wi… More
14 May 2013
Bodell cottage was lovely and warm as we had quite inclement weather. Fantastic base for viewing northern lakes and plenty of lovely dog walks. However the back yard is small and has a low fence so if… More
24 Apr 2013
"Clean, homely and very welcoming"
Good welcome, nothing was too much trouble for the owner. Very clean and tidy. Everything in house you could need. Soft, clean bedding and towels. Nice little village. Local pub, The Greyhound, within… More
27 Jun 2012
"Home from Home"
Highly recommend the cottage was warm and cosy even in the wild weather we had, lovely and welcoming owners couldn't do enough to help perfect for a quiet escape. Close to Cockermouth and very ea… More
17 Apr 2012
"home from home"
After a really long drive it was lovely to arrive at Bodell Cottage. It was warm comfortable and everything was there that you could want.A fully equiped home from home There were towels folded on the… More
28 Feb 2012
"Cute, clean well equipped cottage"
We had a great stay here last week. The cottage was spotlessly clean and it had everything we needed. Our dogs were welcome for a small extra charge and the owners were very helpful/welcoming. We m… More
9 Sep 2011
"Fabulous little cottage"
We were looking to squeeze a holiday in before work became busy but hadn't had time to book anything in advance so as I'd used Stay lakeland before decided to see if they had anything available last minute, and they did, and fortunately we stumbled across this cottage. It is a very pleasant mid terraced cottage with two double bedrooms and a pull out bed in the lounge. Due to the size of the house it may be a bit impractical if there are more that two couples sharing. The Kitchen was of an acceptable size with all the 'White goods' and usual kitchen equipment. This property also boasts an appropriately sized lounge/dinner. There is also a small patio area to the rear which can be utilised for drying clothes, handy when your in the lake district. In my opinion the location of the cottage is perfect, just far enough away from the busy towns but close enough to be convenient. We thoroughly enjoyed our last minute break and would definitely consider visiting this house again.
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