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Squirrel Cottage

Bassenthwaite near Cockermouth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1075688)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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The property

Cockermouth 6.9 miles.

Squirrel Cottage is a characterful cottage resting in the quaint village of Bassenthwaite, Cumbria.

Offering a charming garden with spectacular views over the fells of the Lake District National Park, as well as off-road parking, this property is perfect for families or friends seeking adventure and or wish to relax and unwind in this picture-perfect area.

On arrival at the cottage, the living/dining room offers a characterful space to settle in with your loved ones.

Boasting beamed ceilings and original features, you can look forward to cosying up with your loved ones while the electric stove warms the space around you.

Gather as a family to enjoy a delicious meal that the chef of the group rustles up; the kitchen is home to all the appliances you need to relish in a peaceful self-catered stay.

Escape to the conservatory to savour your morning coffee while admiring the pretty views reaching over to the mountaintops.

When sleep calls, head upstairs to find two thoughtfully decorated bedrooms; each bedroom has been given storage to unpack your belongings in your home away from home and plush beds to rest your head.

The first bedroom hosts a double and the second two single beds, while a family bathroom services the two with a bath you can soak your muscles in after an exciting day of exploring.

Take advantage of the garden and enjoy your meals al fresco in the warmer months; the lawned area is home to a picnic bench, ideal for a light lunch while your four-legged friend stretches their legs.

If you don't fancy cooking one evening, head out to The Sun Inn for a traditional menu and a good pint of real ale.

Animal lovers and children can enjoy a day of discovering a world of exotic species and native wildlife at The Lake District Wildlife Park, which is just a short drive away from the cottage.

The Lake District National Park is home to an abundance of walking and cycling routes to uptake; with a range of terrains from the peaks to the valleys and along the picturesque lakesides.

Branching further afield, the bustling town of Keswick is a scenic car journey away and home to a good selection of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés to keep you energised throughout your busy days.

If you prefer to take off into nature, why not head out to find Aira Waterfall?

Located within a network of nature trails, the pretty cascading waterfall is encompassed by a wealth of trees and foliage, so you can feel at one with nature while also exploring a number of fantastic viewing points over the rest of the magnificent Lake District.

Bring your loved ones to Squirrel Cottage for a fantastic retreat to this superb area of Cumbria.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with electric stove
  • Conservatory
  • Electric storage heaters with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with lawn and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.8 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: There are steps to access the cottage

About the location


Bassenthwaite Lake 7 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

The small country market town of Cockermouth is situated in the quiet north-western part of the Lake District, a largely undiscovered and unspoilt area, yet only 13 miles from Keswick. The town is famous as the birthplace of both William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) and Wordsworth’s Georgian family home, on the main street, is now a popular visitor attraction, owned by the National Trust. Cockermouth offers a good variety of shops, pubs and places to eat, but (of course) the main attraction of the area is the beautiful scenery and excellent walking in the northern lakes – Bassenthwaite Lake, Ennerdale Water and Derwent Water.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season