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Low Melbecks House

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

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  • 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
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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Williams

    “The cottage was beautiful, spacious, clean and well equipped.”

    The only thing that was missing was a bbq, outdoor dining table and chairs for four people.

    The only thing that was missing was a bbq, outdoor dining table and chairs for four people.

    - Mrs Williams, August 2021

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.


  • 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
  • Wifi
  • 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 graveled 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


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:

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