Sleeps 3. 1 bedroom cottage. Delightful reverse style quirky cottage with fantastic oak beams and wonderful view to Skiddaw mountain and over the farmyard. Quiet relaxing style holiday ideal for walking, or just strolling down the country lanes. Local Inn only a few yards away.
Rebecca Puddle-duck cottage Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom)
Super location in this delightful quiet, tucked away village only 6 miles from Keswick and Cockermouth. All Lakes within easy reach.Situated on a farm, Our comical Indian Runner ducks are a great attraction, lambing time in the Spring, . Great holidays can by enjoyed with the simple pleasures of strolling down country lanes, full of wild flowers, looking at the animals in the fields walking the fells and mountains, or just chilling out by the stream or log fire. Children can spend many happy hours, playing in the stream, skimming stones, catching minnows, building dams in the stream playing games on the village green. Village Life- country Living! By a stream with ducks and an old wooden bridge, this cottage is in an idyllic location by a stream with ducks! The cottage is located on Bassenthwaite Hall Farm, tucked in the corner of the courtyard, with the frontage onto a cobbled mossy lane to the stream.It has two bedrooms sleeping 5 +(cot available) large lounge/diner with lovely feature fireplace . Complimentary basket of logs to start you off then we have a small charge of £1 per day for extra wood. well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, large bathroom with shower over bath. Village In n only a very short stroll away for good food.
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- 19 Mar 2019
About Philip Trafford
A working farmer on a small village farm with sheep and ducks. I live on the farm with my wife who looks after the cottages and we enjoy meeting people from all over the world.
Philip Trafford purchased this Cottage in 1975
Why Philip Trafford chose Bassenthwaite
These properties are recent barn conversions belonging the family which farmed here many years ago. This is now a sheep and duck farm. We no longer have cattle. But plenty of cattle are in the surrounding fields. It is an ideal situation for touring and visiting the lakes, but tucked away in a quiet and peaceful village setting, by a stream with our comical and famous indian runner ducks. (new ducklings hatching at least twice a year) Keswick is only 6 miles as is Cockermouth, and the whole lakes are within easy reach from here with only a short journey. Alternatively you could leave the car here and walk to waterfalls, go bird watching, stroll down country lanes, climb fells and mountains. Visit Animal Farm (one mile away) Osprey Viewpoint (3 miles) Mirehouse Country House, and much more. Local Inn only a short stroll up the riverside for good food and drinks.
What makes this Cottage unique
You may be in luck to see a lamb being born in the nearby barns (Feb-April) or ducklings hatching, lambing time in the Spring is most exciting, so you may be in luck to see a lamb being born as we do the lambing inside. Letting the ducks out of their shed every morning and collecting the eggs . Children may enjoy skimming stone on the stream, catching minnows , playing pooh sticks, building dams,playing in the woods making camps, just real old fashioned FREE games , LIKE IT USED TO BE!! Leave the computer games behind.!! Many parents have commented that the best thing about the holiday is the fact that the children can run around freely, which sadly they can not do nowadays generally. There is also a village green where ball games can be played, football cricket and the rest. Short and long walks all from the door.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Really enjoyed our 3 night stay at Rebecca Puddle Duck cottage. Cozy cottage with everything you need and spotlessly clean. The owners of the cottage are very friendly and made us feel very welcome. My 10 year old daughter loved feeding the puddle ducks and being shown the new born lambs in the adjacent farm. It is an ideal place to come for people with young families and we will definitely look to come back again one day.
Hi I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed our cottage and animals and had some great walks. We would love to have you again. Kind regards Alison Trafford
Lovely area, homely feel
Had a lovely weekend
We have been coming to the Lakes for over 50 years but haven’t stayed in Bassenthwaite before. What a fabulous place, quiet, peaceful. We had a wonderful week. The converted loft was beautiful, cosy, warm, equipped with everything you need. The surrounding landscape breathtaking.
We enjoyed a New Year’s Eve meal in the Sun, only a stroll away.
Thank you Mr and Mrs Trafford for a lovely week, hope to see you again soon.
Charming little cottage
I have just spent a delightful 6 days here - so nice in fact that I extended my stay. The cottage was spotlessly clean, is well equipped and has a very comfortable bed. The hosts were very welcoming on arrival and whilst I didn’t need any assistance during my stay they were always around.
Would highly recommend and hope to return myself in the summer.
Hi I was rather concerned when Rachel arrived on her own for Xmas, but she was a lovely bubbly person who was just here for chilling out, walking the lakes and hills, and having some "Me" time, checking out the local Inn, which she assures me she had all this. Rebecca cottage is an ideal, safe place to come either alone or with a partner or small family. So pleased she was delighted with our cottage and facilities.
Full of character, charming cosy cottage in a beautiful setting
Our hosts were extremely friendly and welcoming, ensuring we settled in ok on arrival. We were left to enjoy the property but the hosts were clearly around should we have needed them for anything. We didn't - the cottage was well equipped with a clear manual on how to manage everything, including the recycling. A dog friendly attitude made us feel very welcome, even with all the hens and Indian runner ducks at hand. The village has a wonderful pub, but no other amenities (November) but is ideally situated for walks towards Skiddaw - and the local roads are quiet enough to use for a run. Superb location and views and would love to return here again.
Fabulous and well looked after.
The Lakes are all in easy reach of Bassenthwaite and you can have a full packed day with many things to do and see . The nearest is of course, Bassenthwaite, and the furthest is Windermere which is only one hour away. Keswick( 6miles) is a bustling tourist town and is full of gift shops cafes , supermarkets, excellent Theatre, as is also Cockermouth, (6 miles). There is a local Distillery only 2 miles from here, and there are marvellous country walks and hikes just from the door. Skiddaw mountain being a great attraction for climbers, and is only one mile away Dodd Wood is just 3 milesa from here which is ;popular for viewing the Osprey, and great walks up to Dodd summit,
or alternatively walk to the Lake visiting the ancient St Begas Church situated almost on the shore of Bassenthwaite lake. A fantastic place to visit. Lakeland Animal Park is one
mile from here and well worth a visit with lots to see, and an indoor area, and restaurant. The Borrowdale Valley has so much to see, it is a real must, with Surprise View, The Bowder Stone,, The Slate Mine, with Via Ferrata into the mountains, and you can take in four lakes en route, driving over the Honister Pass with outstanding views. This is a real must if you have not much time while you are here. Often people and children alike can just enjoy staying around the village here, and enjoying sitting by the stream, or playing in the river, or just relaxing.
15 miles to coast . Allonby village has a nice beach and Silloth or St Bees.
Newcastle 90 miles
Keswick 6 miles to visit the lovely Derwentwater Lake, Cockermouth (Wordsworths House) 6 miles. Osprey watch is 3 miles, Animal Farm 2 miles,Winlatter Visitor Centre 8 miles. All Lakes within 1 hour to the farthest.
Local Inn only a few yards (Sun Inn) Castle Inn Hotel 1 mile, Supermarkets in Keswick and Cockermouth or deliveries from Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda can be arranged.
Booking Notes: A weekend break can be 2 or 3 nights we do not charge for the third night (Sunday) over and above £150. Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit of approx. £100 (depending on cottage) . Cards can be accepted or bank transfers, but we prefer cheques at the moment. Full amount to be paid approx. 6 weeks beforehand. Late bookings can pay cash on arrival if arranged. Changeover Day: Flexible changeover days off peak. School holidays mainly Saturdays. We do weekend and mid week breaks off peak. Notes on prices: Prices can vary depending on time of year, how many people, and length of stay/