Escape to Serenity: Unveiling the Hidden Gems of Holiday Cottages in Bassenthwaite

Looking for the perfect getaway? Look no further than Bassenthwaite, the serene and picturesque village nestled in the heart of the northern Lake District. Here, amidst the breathtaking landscapes and tranquil surroundings, lies a collection of holiday cottages that offer you an escape to serenity like no other. Whether you’re seeking a romantic retreat, a relaxing break or a family adventure, Bassenthwaite has something for everyone.

Our five cosy cottages are nestled at the foot of Skiddaw, tucked away in the rolling countryside – , each cottage a haven of comfort and relaxation. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, explore the nearby hiking trails, or simply unwind and recharge in the peaceful ambiance. With their unique character, convenient amenities, and stunning views, these holiday cottages in Bassenthwaite are the perfect choice for your next getaway. So, pack your bags and prepare to be enchanted by the hidden gems that await you in this idyllic corner of the Lake District.

Why choose a self-catering cottage in Bassenthwaite?

Bassenthwaite is a destination that offers a unique experience for those seeking solace and tranquility. Unlike crowded and busy towns, holiday cottages in Bassenthwaite provide a sense of privacy and exclusivity. You can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and escape from the stresses of everyday life.

The charm of Bassenthwaite lies in its unspoiled landscapes, characterized by the majestic Bassenthwaite Lake and the surrounding fells. Staying in a holiday cottage allows you to fully appreciate the beauty of this area.

Whether you’re planning a romantic retreat or a family adventure, holiday cottages in Bassenthwaite cater to your every need. From cosy cottages perfect for intimate getaways to spacious accommodations that can accommodate larger groups, there is a cottage to suit every taste and preference.

Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages near Bassenthwaite

All of our five holiday cottages near Bassenthwaite welcome well behaved pets and dogs. The number of dogs we allow in each cottage varies according to the size of the cottage – check the cottage description for more details. 

Melbecks Holiday Cottages near Bassenthwaite, Keswick showing Dash Cottage and Uldale Cottage

Exploring the hidden gems of Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite is more than just a picturesque village; it is a treasure trove of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. One such gem is the majestic Bassenthwaite Lake, which stretches for four miles and is the only official lake in the Lake District. Surrounded by stunning scenery, the lake offers ample opportunities for water-based activities such as kayaking, wild swimming, paddleboarding, and fishing.

For those who prefer to stay on land, Bassenthwaite is dotted with numerous walking and hiking trails, each offering a unique perspective of the landscape. The Dodd Wood trail, for example, takes you through a dense forest and rewards you with breathtaking views of the lake from its summit. If you’re lucky, you might even spot some of the local wildlife, including red squirrels and ospreys.

Another hidden gem worth exploring is the nearby market town of Keswick. Just a short drive from Bassenthwaite, Keswick offers a range of attractions, including the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, the Derwent Pencil Museum, and the picturesque Fitz Park. You can also indulge in some retail therapy at the local shops and enjoy a meal at one of the many charming cafes and restaurants.

The benefits of staying in a holiday cottage

Choosing a holiday cottage in Bassenthwaite offers numerous benefits compared to traditional accommodation options. Firstly, holiday cottages provide a sense of home away from home. With their cosy interiors, comfortable furnishings, and well-equipped kitchens, you have all the amenities you need to make your stay comfortable and convenient.

Secondly, holiday cottages offer privacy and flexibility. Unlike hotels, where you’re often confined to a single room, cottages provide you with your own space to relax and unwind. You can come and go as you please, cook your own meals, and enjoy the freedom to create your own schedule.

"Extremely friendly owners. Very accommodating. Lovely welcome pack."
Ruth M.
Google Review 2022
"Dear David and family, Thank you again for the wonderful week staying at Randel Cottage. My husband accomplished the first four legs of the C2C walk despite both heat and thunderstorms - and Randel was the perfect place to relax and unwind afterwards. I however have yet to conclude St. Bega's Way, so we'll have to return!"​
Randel Crag beneath Skiddaw
Carol & Andrew