Coronavirus / Covid-19 Update
Due to the continuing uncertainty regarding Covid-19 restrictions we are only taking bookings from Friday, 2 April 2021. If your holiday is affected by continuing Covid-19 restrictions, then you are entitled to a full refund or a change of dates. We hope this will provide you with the confidence to book a holiday in the Lakes, knowing that you will not loose out financially if you, or ourselves have to cancel.
Cleaning & Change-overs
Cleaning between guests will be undertaken according to the guidelines set out by Visit Britain and in conjunction with other self-catering professional bodies.
Choose from our selection of five pet-friendly Melbecks Cottages near Bassenthwaite in the northern Lake District. All of our holiday cottages welcome pets – we just vary the number of dogs each property accommodates according to its size. Melbecks is situated at the foot of Skiddaw and just 1 mile from Bassenthwaite, and just 7 miles from Keswick. Our self-catering cottages sleep between 2 and 6, providing combined accommodation for 20 people.
At Melbecks we look forward to welcoming you and your dog(s). The Lake District is a great place to bring your dog and we can provide advice on where you can walk your dog locally, on and off the lead.
Our Melbecks Cottages Summarised
- Uldale – sleeps 6/7 people and up to 3 dogs
- Skiddaw – sleeps 4 people and up to 2 dogs
- Dash – sleeps 4 people and up to 2 dogs
- Dodd – sleeps 4 people and up to 2 dogs
- Randel – sleeps 2 people and 1 – 2 dogs
Our Bassenthwaite cottages have also accommodated Guinea Pigs, Cats, Rabbits and Parrots. If you have a particular request then please do get in touch with us.
Bassenthwaite is a working village situated on the old coaching route between Keswick and Carlisle. It is approximately 8 miles from Keswick & Cockermouth and 1 mile from Bassenthwaite Lake. It has a thriving local community, with several working farms in the village itself. There is a seasonal camp shop at the Trafford’s Caravan Park. The village pub is the Sun Inn and is pet-friendly. A small stream runs through the village, alongside which is a small children’s playground. There is a village green where the local children play football and other games.