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Situated at the base of Skiddaw, England’s 6th highest mountain, the charming village of Bassenthwaite is just one mile from the picturesque lake. Take a look at our Bassenthwaite holiday cottages to find your next Lakeland escape.
Home to a traditional inn and whitewashed cottages, the unspoilt village is a peaceful base to return to after a busy day outdoors. Close to the National Nature Reserve, the area boasts superb landscapes rich in flora and fauna. Observe the birds from Dodd Wood, or enjoy a day out at the Lake District Wildlife Park. Other local attractions include Mirehouse and The Lakes Distillery. Walkers and cyclists are spoiled with a number of routes and tracks along the lake and into the countryside.
Less than 10 miles away are the market towns of Cockermouth and Keswick, where you will find a great choice of shops, pubs and restaurants. Further afield, the vibrant city of Carlisle and Hadrian’s Wall is an hour away.