Hill Cottage Braithwaite
SLEEPS : 4
BEDROOMS : 2
BATHROOMS : 1
PETS : 0
Hill Cottage iBraithwaite s the perfect base for cyclists, walkers, couples or families with everything within a short distance yet in a quieter village of the Lake District allowing for a relaxing holiday. Located on the edge of the village, yet within 100 yards of the village shop, the cottage allows some of the best fell views, including Skiddaw. An array of birds and wildlife visit the garden, where al fresco meals can be enjoyed or watch the sun set with a glass of wine after a day’s adventure. The Newlands Valley and Catbells can both be walked from the door. The neighbouring village of Portinscale is a 5 minute drive and has a café serving delicious sweet treats, or head over Newlands Pass to explore the quieter western lakes of Crummock Water and Buttermere. The cottage is furnished and equipped with everything needed to ensure your break is memorable and leave you yearning to return year after year.
The cottage has gas central heating and is accessed by the entrance porch, perfect for leaving muddy boots and drying coats. The spacious lounge/dining area is the perfect retreat for a relaxing evening, get comfy on either the 2 or 3 seater sofa whilst watching your favorite TV program or a film on the DVD, or why not enjoy the latest novel in the armchair by the window, the flame effect gas fire provides a focal point on chilly evenings. Positioned to make the best of the view over the garden, the dining table is in front of the French doors leading out to the patio, linger a while with a morning cuppa while planning the adventures of the day. The breakfast room/kitchen is well equipped to rustle up a family meal with a built in electric oven and separate induction hob, microwave/grill, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, sit at the table and keep the chef company whilst they prepare meals. The conservatory just off the kitchen houses the tumble dryer and an electric drying rack. There is a handy downstairs cloakroom with hanging space and WC.
The staircase (warning for those with mobility problems: the staircase is quite steep and narrow) leads to the first floor which has a master double bedroom with king size bed and twin bedroom with pine beds, both at the rear of the property with views over the garden to the fells beyond. The family bathroom has a shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
All gas, electric, bed linen and towels are provided. Wi-Fi available. A gravelled drive to the front of the cottage can accommodate 2 cars and the garage is perfect for storing bikes and outdoor gear. The enclosed rear garden has a patio with garden furniture, al fresco meals can be enjoyed whilst taking in the fell views.
Braithwaite is a charming village nestled in the heart of the Lake District just a stone’s throw from the popular market town of Keswick. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, including rolling hills and lush forests all watched over by the majestic Skiddaw. There are numerous hiking trails within a short drive of Braithwaite: Catbells, Maiden Moor, Castle Crag to name a few, offer a less challenging walk but the spectacular views of Derwentwater are as rewarding as any of the more challenging fells.
Whinlatter Forest is an adrenaline junkies’ delight with a number of mountain bike trails to explore, or if you have a head for heights, Go Ape is a tree top adventure for the whole family, younger children will enjoy the enchantment of the Gruffalo trail and all within a short drive.
Hill Cottage is a 5 minute drive from Derwentwater and therefore Braithwaite provides nearby opportunities for boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding. It's an ideal spot for a leisurely day on the water. At Bassenthwaite (about 4 miles away) there is a sailing club.
Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of Braithwaite's local pubs, where you can savour traditional British dishes, relax by the fire and mingle with friendly locals whilst sampling a local ale. The village also has a charming tea shop by the bus stop (the bus service has good connections to Keswick, Penrith, Cockermouth and beyond).
The market town of Keswick is a 5 minute drive or a pleasant walk, where you'll find shops, galleries, museums, attractions for young and old and a bustling market square with a twice-weekly market, also a cinema and Theatre by the Lake – a star attraction. Fitz Park and Hope Park offer recreational activities including tennis courts, crazy golf and putting. It's also a great place to stock up on supplies for your outdoor adventures.
Braithwaite, in the heart of the Lake District, offers a serene and captivating holiday experience. Whether you're seeking adventure in the great outdoors or a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, Braithwaite has something for everyone.
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Garden with patio and garden furniture
Electric oven and separate induction hob, microwave/grill, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bed Linen & Towels Provided