About the home
Poppy Cottage sleeps three people in one double bedroom and one single bedroom. Renovated to a modern standard, Poppy Cottage offers well equipped self catering holiday accommodation ideal for couples and small families. This cottage also benefits from an excellent garden and outdoor area; ideal for taking advantage of those summer days...
Poppy Cottage is an enchanting 18th Century Lake District Holiday Cottage is located at the heart of the tranquil village of Bothel; just north of Bassenthwaite and Keswick.
This cottage sleeps three people in one double bedroom and one single bedroom. Renovated to a modern standard, Poppy Cottage offers well equipped self catering holiday accommodation ideal for couples and small families, Poppy Cottage also welcomes pets so that all the family can enjoy the beauty of the Lake District.
Poppy Cottage also has a wonderful split level garden, complete with lawn area, picnic table and patio set. The garden is great for taking advantage of the warm summer days relaxing in the sun with a cool drink. Poppy Cottage also has a barbeque ensuring your relaxing day can last well into the evening.
Poppy Cottage is only a short walk from the local pub, and has good access to the A591 and the popular tourist towns of Keswick and Cockermouth. The cottage is also only a few minutes from Bassenthwaite Lake.
Poppy Cottage is located next door to Setrah Cottage, ideal for a two family holiday.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
This property has been independently inspected by the quality in tourism (Visit Britain) and has achieved Four Stars for its high level of maintenance and presentation.
Lounge: The cosy lounge has sofa seating, Digital TV and DVD player and log burning stove; great for a cosy evening in after a long day of walking on the fells.
Kitchen: the fully fitted kitchen has everything which you would need, including: hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge-freezer. The kitchen also has dining table with seating for four.
Bathroom: The bathroom has bath, shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin.
Laundry Room: This brick building in the garden has: washing machine, tumbles dryer and rotary clothes line.
Double Bedroom: With double bed, bedside table, chest of drawers, wardrobe and feature fireplace.
Single Bedroom: With single bed, bedside table, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
Bed Linen, Towels, Electricty & Gas are included (logs for stove are not included). Cot and High Chair are available upon request (linen for the cot is not provided). Pets are welcome in Poppy Cottage.
The Cumbria/Lake District region
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.
The Bassenthwaite Lake / Bothel area
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.
How to get there
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Activities near Bassenthwaite Lake
Rural / countryside retreats
28 Apr 2013
One of the best cottages we have stayed in, the furniture was very comfortable and cosy. A lot of thought has gone into providing all the necessary items, plus lots more luxuries that we have not... more
30 Jul 2012
Poppy Cottage has got to rate as one of the best and most well equipped of all of those we have stayed in. Perfect for those who want to get away from it all. The added little extras were so well... more
18 May 2012
Very comfortable with lots of amenities
Clean and well appointed.
Ideal for 3 persons with good access to Northern Lakes.
Bottle of wine and chocs were a nice surprise, even biscuits... more
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|Prices for group size 3|
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|Period 1||22 May 13||25 May 13||£ 365||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 2||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 3||1 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 4||20 Jul 13||27 Jul 13||£ 510||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 5||27 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 510||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 6||31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 510||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 7||7 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 380||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 8||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 520||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 9||2 Nov 13||9 Nov 13||£ 380||£ 266||£ 266||1 Night|
|Period 10||9 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 290||£ 203||£ 203||1 Night|
|Period 11||20 Dec 13||27 Dec 13||£ 435||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 12||27 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 580||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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