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Low Melbecks House

Bassenthwaite near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1024569)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • “Low Melbecks House offers excellent accommodation though at a premium price.”

    We found it a quiet and comfortable base for a relaxing holiday. The house is very spacious and kept very warm by underfloor heating, the only downside to the heating being that is was difficult to regulate quickly. Though the lounge is on the first floor, views of the surrounding hills and mountains are limited by the low position of the property, the lack of large windows and the hedges and trees surrounding the garden. The garden is pleasant to sit in with a stream flowing through it but the ...

    We found it a quiet and comfortable base for a relaxing holiday. The house is very spacious and kept very warm by underfloor heating, the only downside to the heating being that is was difficult to regulate quickly. Though the lounge is on the first floor, views of the surrounding hills and mountains are limited by the low position of the property, the lack of large windows and the hedges and trees surrounding the garden. The garden is pleasant to sit in with a stream flowing through it but the provision of a larger outside table would be useful. Though Low Melbecks House and Cottage are one building the walls are thick and we were barely aware that people were staying next door. There is no dividing fence in the garden and privacy could potentially be a problem given that the bedrooms and bathrooms are on the ground floor and have clear glass in fully glazed doors, though there are internal shutters or blinds. A third, larger, property, Low Melbecks Barn is situated nearby. Parking for Low Melbecks House is not immediately adjacent , it is the far side of Low Melbecks Cottage and entails a walk of about 50 metres. The one big drawback is the poor and at times non existent Wi-fi signal. Sykes were not open about this and we were only made aware a few weeks before departure. Our son had originally been intending to work for several days from the property using the internet but this would have proved impossible. We found mobile phone reception to be good. Despite the reservations about the Wi fi we would thoroughly recommend this property for a relaxing holiday.

    - Mr Armstrong, October 2020

The property

Keswick 8.8 miles.

Low Melbecks House is a delightful white stone cottage resting on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite, in the majestic Lake District National Park.

It lies in a charming renovated house that dates back many years and touches of this history can be found throughout the property with features such as the exposed beams.

The property has a reverse-level accommodation with two ground-floor king-size bedrooms, each complete with their own en-suites.

Choose from an elegant freestanding bath and a wet-room style shower to prepare for your day in style.

The first floor is completely open-plan and benefits from a small balcony area boasting stunning views of the fells, the ideal spot for enjoying a morning cup of tea whilst the sun rises.

Indulge in the large corner sofa at hand and have a quiet evening in front of the TV, with a DVD player and Sonos speakers as an added bonus.

The kitchen is amply-equipped with everything you could need to set you up for a weekend in the countryside, whilst the large dining area has all the seating needed to cook up some delicious meals.

Benefit from an external games room with a pool table to keep you entertained for those quieter evenings.

The cottage has a large garden with seating so you can enjoy a refreshing drink outside during the summer months.

The nearby town of Keswick is home to a selection of pubs and restaurants if you don't fancy cooking one evening.

Some popular historical attractions include Keswick Museum, hosting a range of displays, or visit the quirky Puzzling Place art museum which has holograms and 3D image exhibits.

Derwentwater rests not far from Keswick town centre and is the ideal spot for all manner of watersporting opportunities.

Further afield is the National Trust Hill Top, famously known as Beatrix Potter's 17th century farmhouse which acts as a time-capsule of her life.

Keen walkers and hikers will delight in exploring the well-known high peaks of Scaffel Pike and Helvellyn, sporting views of one of England's most beautiful regions.

If you can tear yourself away from all of this, then venture towards Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum, once the home of famous poet William Wordsworth, housing journals and manuscripts, as well as the country garden he planted with his sister Dorothy.

Low Melbecks House is the place to visit for its grand walks and sightseeing opportunities.

Note: The property can be booked with Ref. 1024591, together they can sleep 8 guests.

Summary

  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Two ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite double-ended bath, shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • External shared games room
  • Oil underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD player, Sonos speakers and WiFi (Please note due to the location of the property the WiFi signal can be poor)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden and gravelled area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8.3 miles and pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: The property can be booked with Ref
  • 1024591, together they can sleep 8 guests

About the location

KESWICK

Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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