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The Nest (ground level) - By a stream with ducks! Bassenthwaite Village

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Bassenthwaite Village, Nr Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Bespoke, cosy and characterful cottage which sleeps 2 ideal for all ages with all modern facilities including modern shower room. This detached cottage is a converted cattle shed and is all on ground level near the farm yard. It has views to the mountain of Skiddaw from the bedroom window, and to the stream in Bassenthwaite Village from the lounge window.

The property is situated in the heart of the village with many walks possible from the cottage. Only a short stroll to the local Inn from here up the riverside. There is a seat outside the cottage, and also seating by the stream only a few yards away, where, weather permitting you can take your breakfast, and enjoy it whilst watching the ducks waddle too and fro. This is a reasonably quiet village just on the edge of the Lakes, but still handy for Keswick and Cockermouth - only 15 mins drive away, and the whole of the Lake District is within easy reach.

Property Manager
Alison Trafford
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Alison Trafford

I have lived here at picturesque Bassenthwaite for "many years"

and have enjoyed meeting guests from all over the world. I am a farmer's wife, so have had to learn to "juggle" many roles as well as looking after grand children and elderly parents over the years.

I still enjoy this way of life, and although I do not have many holidays, I feel the world comes to me, and as long as I am fit and well to do so, I will continue my very rewarding job.

I take great pride in having my cottages clean and comfortable with good facilities, and always put my guests first.

Look forward to meeting many more!!

Alison Trafford purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Alison Trafford chose Bassenthwaite

These cottages are close to our farm and therefore I am on hand to give advice to our guests if required, and guide them on their chosen route for the day. They are in a most picturesque setting "By a stream with ducks" . The ducks are a great attraction as they waddle too and fro from farm to stream. We hatch new ducklings about twice a year, and have lambing time when the baby sheep arrive in February/March/April, which is very exciting (and hard work), but our guests just love watching it all happen.

What makes this cottage unique

See above.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bassenthwaite in Bassenthwaite

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We can take a small dog which does not cast its coat e.g. poodle. Please enquire further to owner.We are slightly flexible on dogs and owners!
  • Arrival and departure times can be compromised when it is a quiet time of year, a mid week or weekend break. Please contact owner direct to arrange
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern bathroom with corner shower cubicle toilet and washbasin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Comfortable new Double bed. The bedroom has interesting character walls and ceiling and large skylight window (with curtain) also window with view towards Skiddaw mountain in the distance. Bed Linen provided - towels can be hired but will be provided for weekly bookings.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All modern fitted small kitchen. Fresh and clean Shower room. Cosy comfortable lounge with TV and DVD. Double bedroom with a curtain over the skylight window but you could keep the curtain open and see the stars (clouds permitting!) Outside: Seating outside the door for the Nest, and also at the riverside. Walks from the door, down country lanes with wild flowers, or to waterfalls, fells and mountains. Quiet seating by the stream, lovely pub just a short stroll up the riverside to local Inn serving food - booking recommended at peak times 01768776439


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The Nest (ground level) - By a stream with ducks! Bassenthwaite Village
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Canterbury, Kent

The Nest, Bassenthwaite

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. 'The Nest' was delightful and quite spacious. Clean, warm and comfortable. We enjoyed being on a working farm, almost in the farmyard. The local surroundings were also very attractive - river, garden, and seats, watching the ducks and daffodils. The Sun Inn just around the corner. A really delightful part of the Lake District. (5 star rating).

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Short and nice

  • 4 of 5

Nice and quite place to relax. Baby loved to feed ducks.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
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Car: recommended

By a stream with ducks and an old wooden bridge.Charming village cottages in idyllic village style location. 6 miles from Keswick and Cockermouth, Walks from the door to mountains, fells, lakes, pretty footpaths and

The whole of the lake district is within easy reach from here.

Travel: Newcastle Airport 90 miles


We are situated in the Village of Bassenthwaite, 6 miles (15 mins drive( from Keswick and Cockermouth. 26 miles from Penrith (30 mins drive), 25 miles from Windermere (45 mins drive). 20 miles (30 mins drive) from Carlisle

Further Details:

Walking fishing, bird watching,mountain climbing , golfing all nearby. Supermarkets in Keswick and Cockermouth (15 mins drive) or online deliveries are available from Sainsburys, Asda, or Tesco. Local pub in Bassenthwaite Village only a few yards away for excellent food. Nearest Hotel is 1 mile.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bassenthwaite, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
school holidays
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
October half term 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
On making a firm booking, we need email confirmation followed by a cheque for deposit, by pay pal or card payment can be accepted in some cases. We would also need your contact phone number, and full address. Full payment to be made either in instalments (check with owner) approx. 6 weeks beforehand.

Changeover Day:
Mainly Saturday change-over in high season (school hols), but Friday and Monday changeovers for weekend and mid week breaks. We are flexible on this - please ask.

Notes on prices:
We are flexible on dates and pricing. i.e. if there are fewer than 10 people in a large cottage for 10, we will reduce the price. We have an especially good offer on Brook House if only 2-4 people wish to rent it. Just call us to discuss further . Weekends are popular, so we can not reduce this too much, however,we offer good rates for mid week breaks.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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