£161 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Brook House 1, Village Life, Country Living!,woodburner, stream ducks, local Inn – Home 3771618 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Brook House 1, Village Life, Country Living!,woodburner, stream ducks, local Inn – Home 3771618

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Village Life - Country Living! Delightful 17th century 4 bedroomed (sleeps 8) 3 bathroomed former farmhouse with walled cottage garden and views over the stream in this quiet little farming village of Basenthwaite. The cottage is owner maintained and well-cared for.

Watch the Puddle Duck antics, as they waddle to and fro from farm to stream. Children can play on the swings and in the woods freely - running around making camps, playing poo sticks, making dams in the stream and generally having enjoying their freedom, just like children used to be able to do !! NB. This cottage has not been flooded even though we are near the stream. As the Water Board take water supply is taken out all the time, the river level drops rapidly.

Large lounge with super wood burner stove (a complimentary basket of legs to start you off, then £2 per basket for extra wood) The lounge opens onto the garden, large kitchen diner with farmhouse table seating 8/10.

Upstairs - 3 bedrooms overlooking the garden and stream (1 twin, 1 double and single, 1 ensuite with double and 2 singles), one further single bedroom main bathroom with shower over bath, single bedroom. Cots etc available. Bathrooms have all been recently updated. Downstairs wet room with shower/toilet/washbasin.

There are beds for 10 but we prefer to only sleep 8 max. The extra beds are only if our beds do not suit your configuration . There are reductions in price for 2-4 people and special deals for late availability .Contact owner

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 4: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 Shower rooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Waterfront
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

You will need a car preferably, but there are some buses to Keswick so it is possible to use public transport. Check bus time table as it varies at different times of year. There is a mountain goat bus which takes you all around the lakes and also an open topped bus in the summer months which does the same. Bring your bus pass if you have one then you can use it here! The nearest train station is Penrith then you would take a bus to Keswick and change there for Bassenthwaite Village.

Interaction with guest

If you are booking a weekend (i.e. Fri/Sat) we can include Sunday night at a much reduced rate as we do not take bookings from Sunday. We do not do weekend bookings during school holidays


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

We do not allow stag parties or hen parties. As we are in a quiet village we prefer to take quiet family gatherings or walking groups or similar.We can accept small dogs which do not cast their coat and respect the garden by using it toilet elsewhere.


About the owner

Mrs A.
Average reply time:
2 hours 9 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
09 Nov 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Jun 2011. Located in Lake District, it has 47 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £745 to £1603.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 Nov 2019.


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Guest reviews

47 reviews

Very Good

“Brook Cottage 1.”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2019

What a lovely tranquil place to stay. Beautiful cottage and garden with plenty of room to relax. Great to watch the puddle ducks running to the brook and visiting the garden with the chickens. I would recommend for any type of break. Great for adults and kids too.

“Beautifully relaxing.”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2019

This is a lovely characterful cottage with old beams and wooden floors which offers all amenities and is fully equipped. The use of the wood burner with wood provided adds to the cosy atmosphere. The… More

“Perfect stay”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2019

Just enjoyed a perfect three nights stay in this amazing and idyllic cottage . It sleeps up to ten so there was plenty of room for our party of six it is completely well -equipped and nicely decorated… More

“Family break”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2019

We were a family with adult children - house clean well equipped and plenty of space . Ideal for us with 3 bathrooms and cottage garden overlooking a stream with ducks. Owner lived next door and was helpful but not intrusive. Pleasant pub in the village 2 mins walk away nearest food shop about 7miles away in Keswick so did online shop to arrive just after us . Would definitely return.

“Perfect Break”

Reviewed 15 Jun 2019

Enjoyed a great 5 day break in Brookhouse 2 cottage, could not ask for more comfortable lovely cottage, Comfy beds and so well equipped kitchen. Absolutely loved the ducks and seeing the chicks. Coul… More

Owner's reply: wonderful review so pleased you enjoyed our comfortable cottage with woodburner and our ducks and chickens and our lovely area. Love to see you again.

“Lovely roomy cottage”

Reviewed 6 May 2019

Delightful cottage in lovely location next to a stream, with a beautiful garden where we could sit out. Plenty of room, fab big living room (we were a party of 8) with log burner. Great value. Very am… More

Owner's reply: So pleased you enjoyed our country cottage and its garden. Lovely to meet you .

“Ideal family size cottage in peaceful picturesque setting”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2018

Bassenthwaite is only a short drive from Keswick. Brook House is situated on the banks of the stream which runs through the village. The children loved to help Alison, the owner, shepherding the ducks… More

Owner's reply: So pleased you enjoyed your stay. The stream is a big attraction with our Puddle ducks, (unfortunately some of them have been savaged with a mink yesterday) . However I think they will survive. The cottage is well set back from the stream, and does not flood at all, and is an ideal area for playing pooh sticks, building dams, skimming stones, or just relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book. Hope we may see you again. Alison Trafford

“Another outstanding holiday in Brook House”

Reviewed 5 May 2018

We have just had another 1 week holiday in Brook House, with our children and grandchildren - it has turned into an annual event. This year was again simply perfect in every respect. The house, is e… More

“Simpley Perfect!”

Reviewed 1 May 2018

We spent a week during the Easter Holiday's at Brook House 1 and it couldn't have been more perfect for our needs. As an extended family (4 Adults and 5 children (ages 2,2,3,4 and 12) the ve… More

Owner's reply: Hi there, I enjoyed meeting these lovely families, who were very well organized considering the ages of the children were mainly under 5. They enjoyed the simple activities round here, duck feeding egg collecting, splashing in the stream, playing on the swings, and their own duck race with nets and plastic ducks in our lovely stream. Delighted to have them and would love them to return. Mrs T.

“Delightful, cosy well appointed cottage.”

Reviewed 4 Dec 2017

Brook House fulfilled all our requirements for a holiday home, with it's large, very well equipped kitchen, and cosy but roomy lounge with woodburner.. We greatly appreciated the free wood for th… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay in Brook House 1 . and its facilities. It's so easy to reach all the attractions and Lakes from here, the furthest away being only one hour away so you can pack a lot into your days. Hope we will see you again for another family re-union. We also have smaller cottages if coming on your own.

Review 1-10 of 47


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