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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Whitehead Cottage is a luxurious and spacious Cumbrian Cottage located approximately 25 minutes drive from Bassenthwaite Lake.
This barn conversion cottage has been newly renovated, fitted and decorated to the highest standard. The cottage is located alongside the A595 and sleeps six people in two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom.
Whitehead Cottage benefits a number of unique features including the comfortable open plan living area on the first floor; with the lounge, dining area and fully integrated kitchen. The views from the living area windows overlook the beautiful Cumbrian Countryside towards the Solway Coast and Criffel.
Another unique feature is the large master double bedroom, with huge super king sized double bed and double doors again affording views of the countryside.
Outside the cottage is a patio area with outdoor furniture; allowing you to take the advantage of the countryside.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Entrance into this cottage via the front door is into the entrance hall and curving stair case to the first floor.
Twin Bedroom: With two single beds, chest of drawers and fitted wardrobe.
Double Bedroom: Complete with double bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and fitted wardrobe.
Shower Room: With shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin.
Living Area: The spacious open plan living area comprises the lounge, dining and kitchen areas of this holiday cottage. The Living area has two leather settees, Digital television and DVD player. The Dining Area has table and seating for up to six people. The fully fitted kitchen has Gas Hob, Electric Oven and fully-integrated appliances including: dishwasher, washing machine and fridge-freezer.
Master Double Bedroom: The master double bedroom has a huge super king sized double bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and wardrobes. The master bedroom also has en-suite bathroom.
En-Suite Bathroom: With bath and shower over, toilet, wash basin and mirror with shaver point.
Pets are NOT allowed in this accommodation. All of the bed linen, towels and fuel are included. A High chair is available upon request.
About this location
The Cumbria 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.
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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3 Sep 2013
"A great experience"
The property was excellent. Even better than described on the net. The location was good too. The owners of the property were very friendly and very helpful.… More
16 Aug 2013
"clean, tidy and very homely"
We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage it was lovely and finished to a very high standard, we were met by the owner with milk and some really lovely shortbread biscuits which were eaten very quick… More
9 May 2013
Beautifully furnished flat in a pristine condition on arrival. We were astounded by the quality of this flat, the pictures didn't really do it justice! It is located on a farm attached to the own… More
22 Feb 2012
"Excellent, clean, modern accomodation"
We had a great weekend at Whitehead Cottage. Plenty of space for a group of 6 adults and excellent modern furnishings and facilities. Would definitely book again.… More
26 Sep 2011
The Whitehead is a fantastic place to stay, very clean ,comfortable and the owners are great, she came round with a big box of homemeade shortbreads which were absolutely delicious, we went for a wedding in Fletchertown, it is abit out of the way, but if you have a car it is no problem, set on the main road, i only have one minor fault, but that is me, i could hear the traffic from the bedroom window (the main bedroom is right on the main road)on the thursday and friday night , but at the weekend it was much quieter, but it would not stop me from going again.
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