The Badger Sett
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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Badger Sett is a tranquil hideaway located in the unspoilt north-eastern corner of the Lake District National Park and is our home-from-home. We use it as often as we can (with our two children and well behaved dog). In between times we invite you to come and enjoy it too. We want to make you feel at home and aim to provide the highest quality of facilities, fittings and service.
Since buying The Badger Sett in late 2010 we've completely remodeled and refurbished the cottage to make it in to the stylish, spacious and extremely relaxing place that it is today. Built around a 200 year old barn with modern extensions to either side, the cottage is all on one level (so no stairs to worry about) and the safe, enclosed garden make it ideal for families with children.
The cottage sits in its own grounds with beautiful views across the valley and is approached via a gated driveway from a very quiet country lane. There is an outside dining area with BBQ, off-road parking for up to three cars and a tap for washing muddy bikes and boots. The nearest house is the farm across the lane and the only neighbours you're likely to meet are the inquisitive and friendly bullocks who live in the field next door.
Inside is luxuriously furnished with a harmonious blend of funky modern, retro chic and antique furniture – there's no shortage of mod-cons but there are plenty of traditional features too. There's also free wifi if you find it impossible to leave work behind or you have teenagers suffering from facebook withdrawal.
The picturesque Lakeland village of Hesket Newmarket is just a one mile stroll down a peaceful country lane and is home to The Old Crown, Britain's first co-operatively owned pub which boasts its own micro-brewery. The remote Caldbeck Fells are on the doorstep and provide fantastic opportunities for walking and mountain biking. The popular market town of Keswick (arguably the outdoor capital of the UK) is just a 25 minute drive away whilst the beautiful Ullswater lies 15 miles to the south.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Allonby 41 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle 134 km, Nearest railway: Penrith 25 km|
|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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
• exposed beams and stonework
• Wii with games
• 42" Freeview TV with surround sound
• ipod dock
• Extensive collection of books, maps and dvds
• toy cupboard
• baby monitor, nightlights and toddler cutlery
|Further details outdoors|
• off-road parking for up to three cars
• hammock and garden chairs
• outside dining area
• outside tap for muddy bikes and boots
• lockable shed for bikes etc.
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District is the largest of the 13 national parks in England and Wales and is known the world over for its outstanding scenery of lakes and mountains. The lovely Lakeland village of Hesket Newmarket, with its famous co-operatively owned pub and micro brewery, The Old Crown, is just a one mile stroll down a peaceful country lane. The remote Caldbeck Fells are on the doorstep and provide fantastic opportunities for walking and mountain biking and The Caldew and Caldbeck Rivers which run through our valley are excellent for kayaking.
The classic peaks of Blencathra and Helvellyn are both close by and provide some of the best walking and scrambling routes in the UK. If you prefer more hustle and bustle the popular town of Keswick is a 25 minute drive away whilst historic Hutton-in-the-Forest with its famous horse trials is just around the corner. For long distance walkers The Cumbria Way passes through our valley and for road cyclists The Reivers Route (known as the Return CTC) goes right past the bottom of our drive!
There are lots of things to do close by, including:
• Go Ape – treetop adventures
• boat hire and steamer trips on the lakes
• Hadrian's Wall
• Hutton-in-the-Forest historic house
• Carlisle Castle
• The beach at St Bees
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15 Apr 2014
"Peaceful with stunning views"
We (2 adults and our 3 children aged 9, 13 &15) stayed for a long weekend in Feb. The house is lovely and in a peaceful area with fantastic views from the lounge and master bedroom. We had great we… More
12 Oct 2013
"Lovely quiet retreat with modern comfort and style"
We wanted a short escape from hustle and bustle, but still needed wi-fi to keep in touch. This place offered a very stylish environment to enjoy a break away in the countryside with all the modern co… More
Thanks for your lovely review and I'm so glad you liked our 'no chintz' approach!
I'm very sorry about the musty smell in the main bedroom but thank you for alerting us to it – it's probably due to a combination of very wet weather and a couple of weeks without guests. We are visiting next week to carry out end-of-season maintenance (and have a week's holiday) and will make sure that the root cause is dealt with.
22 Nov 2012
"Great week's holiday in the Northern Lakes"
We stayed at the Badger Sett in November for a week's getaway. The cottage is really well equipped from a huge tv and surround sound, to a number of films and books (including OS maps) and a lov… More
11 Jun 2012
"Just the place to unwind!"
The Badger Sett is in a lovely, peaceful, rural location - view across the valley is stunning. Nice ramble down (and up again) to the village - The Crown pub well worth a visit. Friendly people, scr… More
7 Aug 2011
"Beautiful accommodation, spacious and comfortable."
We have just returned from a fantastic week away at the Badger Sett. The accommodation is really well laid out, with the living accommodation at one end of the property and the bedrooms at the other … More
15 Jul 2011
"A beautiful cottage, in a stunning location"
We have returned from a fabulous break at Badger Sett. There were four adults, one baby and a toddler. The cottage catered perfectly for our needs. It is finished and to a excellent standard, with bea… More
13 Jun 2011
"Quick visit for mountain biking and beer"
Although only a short stay it was a delightful one. The principal reason for the trip was to get out on a good mountain bike ride. Our ride was an all day epic starting from the front door and out ove… More
9 Jun 2011
"Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location"
We had never been to this part of the Lake District before but we weren't disappointed. Its beautiful and much quieter than the other areas we've been too. Hesket Newmarket (we particularly … More
8 Jun 2011
"Brilliant luxury, in a truly beautiful and quiet setting!"
The Badger's Sett has everything you could want from a luxury holiday home, and a little bit more! The house is beautifully furnished in a modern meets traditional way and makes the most of the … More
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