Squirrel Cottage

Bassenthwaite, 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/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Patricia

    “Have been to this cottage 6 years running now as we love the area and the cottage.”

    Nice to see that it has had a make over as it did need it. I did mention last year that it needed a new shower door as the water comes underneath, this has not been replaced, maybe that could be done.

    Nice to see that it has had a make over as it did need it. I did mention last year that it needed a new shower door as the water comes underneath, this has not been replaced, maybe that could be done. We will be back next year. Regards Patricia

    - Patricia, May 2022

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you like the improvements that we have made to Squirrel Cottage so far and look forward to welcoming you back for your 7th visit in 2023! Property Owner

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 woodburning 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 woodburner
  • Conservatory
  • Electric heating (Inluding storage heaters) with wood burning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Initial supply of logs supplied, additional supplies of wood can be purchased locally
  • 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


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