Bassenthwaite holiday cottage rental, Bothel with internet access, log fire and TV and rural retreat

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3 Home 166651

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3

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

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
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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.

Ground Floor

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.

First Floor

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.

Additional Information

Bed Linen, Towels, Electricity & 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.

Wi-Fi internet is available at Poppy Cottage

The 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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