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Peterhouse Cottage, Bassenthwaite | Charming self catering holiday cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Peterhouse Cottage is situated on a Lakeland Hill Farm in a tranquil location at the foot of Skiddaw, near picturesque Bassenthwaite village, thus providing the perfect rural retreat. Peterhouse Cottage sleeps 5 people and is maintained to the highest standards and this has been awarded a four star rating under the Quality in Tourism (Enjoy England) scheme.

Situated on a working farm, the Cottage is a cosy and sympathetic barn conversion property attached to the original 17th century farm house. Peterhouse Cottage benefits from original exposed beams throughout, picturesque Lake District views from most the windows and to add to the true Lake District experience, the property is fed with Lakeland spring water.

Peterhouse Cottage is the ideal self-catering accommodation for walkers, as it is located on a quiet country road with Skiddaw literally on the door step; thus providing walking routes which start directly from the front door.

Peterhouse Cottage is located close to the Lake District village of Bassenthwaite and the market town of Keswick. Bassenthwaite village has a charming pub offering great food while Keswick consists of various shops, galleries, points of interest, restaurants and much more.

Upon your arrival a friendly welcome awaits along with some lovely home-baked treats for you to enjoy.

Peterhouse Cottage is a cosy split level property with electric storage heating. Located next to the The Loft sleeps four people.

Ground Floor

Entrance via the front door of Peterhouse Cottage leads into the porch and into the Kitchen.

Kitchen: The kitchen comes complete with everything which you would need in a self-catering holiday cottage including: electric hob and oven, microwave, kettle and toaster, along with a full inventory of equipment.

Dining Area: The dining area is located between this cottages kitchen and living area. The dining table has seating for five.

Lounge: The lounge area has sofa seating, open fire and digital TV with DVD player.

Lower Ground Floor

Double Bedroom: Beamed double bedroom with double bed, bedside cabinets and wardrobes.

First Floor

Family Bedroom: With magnificent views from double aspect window. The family bedroom has double bed, single bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobes and wash basin.

Family Bathroom: The family bathroom has bath complete with electric shower over, toilet and wash basin.


Outside is a yard with bench and a garden shared with the neighbouring property The Loft . Parking is available for one car.

Additional Information

All bed linen, towels and electricity are provided. Pets are welcome and Cot and High Chair are available upon request (there is a small charge applied for these).

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking

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

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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Review 1-4 of 4

24 Jul 2014


"Neat clean well presented cottage."

We enjoyed our stay. Well equipped for self catering. Quiet scenic location. Friendly and courtious owners.… More

22 Jun 2013


"Brilliant location for Lake District holiday"

A real get away from noise and bustle holiday. Lovely farm with Valerie and Thomas the owners so welcoming, lovely homemade cakes on arrival. Plenty of places to visit close by with the gorgeous town … More

18 Jun 2013


"Brilliant hospitality, brilliant accommodation and brilliant location"

My first time in the lakes and this was a great place to stay. Valerie and Thomas are lovely people, the home baked cakes and fresh free range eggs were just lovely. This was a lovely place to explore… More

1 Aug 2012


"Lovely cottage in a great location with friendly owners"

A comfortable, clean cottage with great bedrooms and snug lounge, ideally suited for walkers - head up Skiddaw from the door. Really welcoming hosts, and a decent pub just over a mile away.… More

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