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The Bothy

Thornthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972430)

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    • “A perfectly wonderful stay!”
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    • “My sister and I loved the northern Lake District and couldn't have found a more lovely place to stay than The Bothy. The views are beautiful, the heating (which we needed when we stayed!) was brilliant, everything we needed was there. A longer stay than our 4 nights would have been nice! Car parking was easy and well marked. Surprised and pleased to find Dvds and books galore. Nicely maintained. Only downside was an unpleasant smell of mould in the hallway and staircase but we didn't notice it in the apartment itself. Also, the kettle leaked, but apart from that, we would want to stay there again. Anyone who has a car ... go there!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Sutton Coldfield, October 2013

    • “Great location. Cozy flat would stay again”

    Mr Lawrence, Maidstone, September 2018

    • “Hot water not very hot. Needed to use kettle for washing up”

    Ms Seely, Norwich, July 2018

    • “I received no information in advance regarding how we could access the property or directions on how to find it. Having finally found it in the dark and cold, we could not access it as there was no-one around. I rang the help line from the car park and was told that we had to go back in to Keswick to another company's office (Lakes Holiday cottages ?) to pick up the key which would be left in a box outside the office, since it was by this time out-of-hours. Only after our arrival did I receive the correct instructions from Sykes by e-mail, but no hint of an apology except " should probably have sent you the advance information" (which they had not done, but I'm not clear on who should have told us in advance).”

    Mr Bramley, October 2018

    • “The rooms in the Bothy are very small, (e.g. there really isn't room to have a suitcase, never-mind 2, in the main bedroom), there was no mention that they don't supply towels on the sight we booked on ( which as an overseas visitor traveling with baggage weight limits is disappointing....when I phoned the property managers asking if we could hire towels the customer relations person was not at all helpful. Overall compared to other properties we have stayed in this unit is considerably over-priced for what it offers (maybe that is the going rate in the Lakes District???).....However, it was clean & well presented, the instructions on how the place operates were comprehensive and easy to follow and the location was great.”

    Mr Todd, June 2018

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  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
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The Property

Stunning views await you at The Bothy, Thornthwaite, this 2 bedroomed, first floor apartment is ideal for couples or families who will appreciate the peaceful location, glorious garden and private parking.
Nestling at the foot of Whinlatter Forest. The Bothy boasts stunning views from every room towards Ullock Pike, Skiddaw, Latrigg and Keswick. The bustling market town of Keswick is a 5 minute drive, a short bus ride or leisurely walk from the village of Thornthwaite. Bassenthwaite Lake including its bird watching hide and wildlife and Braithwaite a traditional village with shop, restaurants, pubs and hotels selling good food and real ale are just a mile away through beautiful countryside. Also nearby, Whinlatter Forest has the longest purpose built mountain biking track in ‘The Lakes', its visitor centre provides woodland walks, including those suitable for pushchairs a play area and activities for children. In addition there is a live webcam showing the nearby nesting Osprey (in season). Many classic hikes and relaxing low level walks can be started from The Bothy. Maps and suggested walks have been provided by the owner to help both first time and experienced walkers alike. Sailing, canoeing, rowing, cycle hire and fishing are also available nearby.
The Bothy is a converted first floor apartment within Thornthwaite Hall, an 18th century former farmhouse of charm and character. It is situated within the picturesque and tranquil village of Thornthwaite. This comfortable two bedroom apartment enables you to enjoy some of the best walking country in the Lake District or relax in the large mature communal gardens.
This first floor gas centrally heated apartment comprises.

Lounge/diner with gas fire, TV, DVD player and amazing views of the fells.
Kitchen with gas oven and hob, microwave and fridge.
Double bedroom with views towards Skiddaw and Latrigg.
Single bedroom with an additional 2ft 6 bed ideally suitable for a child.
Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

All gas, electric and bed linen included.
Towels are NOT provided.
Travel cot available.
Private parking.
Communal lawned garden with mature shrubs and seating area.


First floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (1 adult single, 1 child single 5ft 6" bed,) family bathroom with bath tub, overhead shower, wash basin and toilet. Living/dining room. Kitchen.


  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD, maps and suggestions for walks
  • Wifi
  • Gas and electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels are NOT provided
  • Travel cot available
  • Off road parking
  • Shared enclosed gardens with lawns and seating areas
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 20 mins walk, Shop 2 minutes drive
  • Classic Lakeland walks 1 minute
  • Mountain biking at Keswick 5 minutes drive.

Regional Information

THORNTHWAITE Keswick 3.5 miles; Braithwaite 1 mile; Bassenthwaite Lake 1 mile Sitting at the foot of the Whinlatter and Thornthwaite Forest and between the magnificent northern lakes of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite, is the village of Thornthwaite. Thornthwaite boasts a contemporary art gallery exhibiting many local artists and its teashop and the Church of Thornthwaite St.Mary with its origins dating back to 1240 The beautiful Comb Beck runs alongside the village into the nearby lake. Thornthwaite affords fantastic views towards Skiddaw and access to both leisurely strolls and challenging fell walks from the doorstep. The beautiful Newlands Valley is close by and is great to walk or cycle, especially if you like to stumble across pubs and tea shops and its ‘buggy friendly’! The whole of the National Park is accessible from Thornthwaite but close by are Keswick, Braithwaite and attractions like Derwentwater for its sailing and kayaking, The Whinlatter Visitors Centre with its ‘Go Ape’, mountain biking and children’s play area, Mire house, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the lake and Armathwaite Hall for luxury afternoon teas.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas