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Station Masters House

Bassenthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972271)

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The Property

Take a step back in time, Station Masters House is a detached Cumbrian cottage, full of oldie Worldly charm situated close to the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, the wood burning stove is great to cuddle up to on a chilly evening after a day exploring.
Station Masters House is located midway between the beautiful market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth, both only six miles away, at the northern tip of Bassenthwaite Lake. The area is ideal for those who enjoy the great outdoors, the recently opened Dubwath Silver Meadow Wetland Reserve is just opposite the house and Peil Wyke Woods and Sale Fell are both within walking distance, along with the many other walking and mountain biking opportunities right from the door means you are able to escape the hustle and bustle of the busier towns whilst enjoying an active holiday.
As the name suggests, this two bedroom detached cottage was once the station masters own home, which has now been converted into a basic yet cosy holiday retreat after the closure of the railway line. Bassenthwaite Lake and the traditional Pheasant Inn, serving excellent food and ale, are both within walking distance and the welcoming wood burning stove is great to cuddle up to after a day on the fells, making this an ideal choice at any time of year.
The accommodation is heated by night storage heaters and comprises:

Spacious lounge with TV and wood burning stove.
Dining room with exposed stone walls and dining furniture.
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Utility room ideal for storing outdoor gear with washing machine, tumble dryer and Belfast sink.
Ground floor WC.

First floor Double bedroom with original feature stone wall, magnificent fell views, hand basin a door to jack and Jill bathroom with shower over bath, WC and hand basin,
The bathroom can also be accessed from the hallway.
Twin bedroom.

All electric and bed linen included.
Cot available.
Private parking for two cars.
Cottage style garden to the front of the property,


Over two floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor double and 1 x first floor twin. First floor bathroom with bath with shower over bath, basin and WC. Ground floor kitchen, utility room, WC, lounge with dining room.


  • Storage heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, No WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in the rent
  • No towels
  • Private garden
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Pub 5 mins walk.

Regional Information

BASSENTHWAITE Keswick 8 miles; Cockermouth 9 miles. An attractive village in the Northern Lakes, Bassenthwaite lies just a short distance to the north east of Bassenthwaite Lake, and retains its traditional rural feel, with a stream flowing gently on the outskirts, whitewashed Lakeland cottages, a pleasant vllage green and a real ale inn full of character! Bassenthwaite Lake itself, while boasting gentler scenery than others in the region, is still one of the most picturesque places in England. Places of interest nearby include Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Lake with small open-air theatre (reputedly frequented by poets such as Tennyson and Wordsworth), LAke District Wildlife Park, and Dodd Wood. Most of the attractions of the Lake District are within easy reach and the quieter Northern Fells are almost on the doorstep. The nearby towns of Cockermouth and Keswick, both have weekly markets and offer a good range of amenities. The scenery of the Yorkshire Dales is within touring distance, as is the city of Carlisle and Hadrians Wall country.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season