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Leethwaite

Thornthwaite, Lake District
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Luxury
Family friendly
Highchair available
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Property code: SZ307

Tucked away amongst the Cumbrian fells in a quiet lakeside position, this beautiful property is ideal for large families or groups of friends. Located near the peaceful village of Thornthwaite in the north of the Lake District National Park, you’re within a few hundred metres of the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, known for its wetlands nature reserve and nesting ospreys. You’ll be well-placed to immerse yourselves in the area’s natural beauty with an abundance of walking routes on your doorstep. Despite its tranquil rural location, you’re only 6 miles from ‘adventure capital’ Keswick, where there are shops, eateries and outdoor activities on offer.

Boasting lots of original features, this gorgeous property oozes character and charm, while light tones and large windows add a sense of light and space throughout. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with the wood burner at its heart is large and spacious with plenty of room for everyone to spread out. Should you want more space, a sunroom offers somewhere to soak up the spectacular panoramic views; younger guests will enjoy the games room. Upstairs, the four bedrooms are a blend of traditional and contemporary, and the two shower rooms are finished to an excellent standard. Outside, enjoy al fresco dining against the stunning backdrop of the Bassenthwaite Lake.

Leisurely lakeside walks are plentiful here, but you’re also well-placed to take on the challenge of the northern ascents of Skiddaw (10 miles) and Blencathra (12.5 miles). For something a little more accessible and atmospheric, why not visit historic Castlerigg Stone Circle (8 miles)? Whinlatter Forest Park (6 miles) is a must for outdoor enthusiasts. The Derwent Pencil Museum is a family favourite on rainy days, but the Lake District Wildlife Park (5.5 miles) is a good alternative when the sun is shining.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size, 1 small double (4' 6"), 1 zip-and-link twin (which can be made into a super-king-size on request) and 1 super-king-size (which can be made into a twin on request)
  • 3 bathrooms – 2 shower rooms, 1 en-suite bathroom
  • Two electric ovens, an electric grill and five gas hobs, a large fridge-freezer, a dishwasher and a washer/dryer
  • Wood burner ( First basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV
  • Super fast Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Garden
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Storage for bikes
  • Games room
  • Please note - a hairdryer is not provided at the property
  • Pubs and shops within 2 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Charles 17th June 2022

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Fantastic location and lovely cottage, hope to revisit in the future!

Reviewed by Eileen 10th June 2022

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Beautiful house in a quiet location within easy reach of Keswick and Cockermouth. The large garden and some rooms of the house overlook Bassenthwaite Lake, which is only a short walk away through Powter Howe wood, which adjoins the property. This is a place to relax but it is also an excellent base for walking and cycling, with many miles of traffiRead morec-free lanes and mountain tracks beginning literally outside the door. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 15th April 2022

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Fantastic cottage - like a home from home - everything needed for a great stay! With added bonus of lovely garden and beautiful views!

Reviewed by Ciara 8th April 2022

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Reviewed by Thomas 11th March 2022

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Beautiful cottage - thank you. Well presented, clean and light.

Reviewed by Michelle 20th February 2022

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Beautiful property. Well equipped, spacious and a great base for nearby walks.

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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