Lakes Cottage Holidays rating
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
16 Customer Review(s)
“The overflow pipe from the boiler was dripping constantly down the outside of the building.”
Electric shower was good but hard to get hot water in rest of property- something wrong with boiler.
Electric shower was good but hard to get hot water in rest of property- something wrong with boiler.- Sarah, July 2021
“I felt it was very expensive for the amount of space.”
Four adults would struggle to be comfortable in the living room which also housed the dining room table. Great location.- Joanne, July 2021
“Amazing views from the apartment.”
Excellent area to explore the northern lakes - Bassenthwaite, Derwent, Thirlmere, Crummock Water and Buttermere all within 30 minutes. We loved Crummock Water where we walked, painted, kayaked and swam. We found the single beds a little too firm.- Jayne, June 2021
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bothy.”
For the 2 of us it had the perfect amount of space and suited us to a tee including the garden. Bonus was finding such a variety of fabulous walks right from the doorstep. Our first visit to this area and we will definitely be back.- Anthony, June 2021
“The Bothy was a perfect place to stay for our October week in the Lake District.”
It was spotlessly clean when we arrived, and warm and cosy. Plenty of space for 3 of us, good kitchen facilities (no dishwasher, but we knew that in advance), good shower in the bathroom. Location is ideal for walking and mountain biking. Wifi and TV reception were good.- Catherine, October 2020
“I've stayed at the Bothy previously and was looking forward to returning.”
However, while we were there the outside of the property was being repainted, and we should have been informed of this prior to arrival. On the Monday morning we were woken by the painter setting up his ladders against the walls, and again on Tuesday my daughter was woken by the ladders banging against her bedroom wall and then the decorator walking on the roof above her room. I spoke with him on Tuesday morning and we had a very polite chat, whereupon he agreed to start the subsequent days on a different part of the house. Despite him being considerate and friendly, the garden that we had previously enjoyed was pretty much unusable for relaxing as he had ladders and painting equipment all around the property, and was playing the radio while he was working - not an atmosphere conducive to relaxing and uncomfortable for my teenage daughter. It was also uncomfortable that, at any time, he might appear at one of the bedroom windows as he was painting, and on a few occasions we would be sitting inside (on the upper floor) and a ladder would appear at the window. I do not think it is appropriate to do this level of maintenance on a property while it is rented out and it significantly impacted how relaxed we felt. Having enjoyed the tranquillity of Thornthwaite in previous years, and having particularly enjoyed staying at the Bothy before, this was not acceptable. With the weather as hot as it was we could not enjoy the garden and even opening the windows to get some fresh air circulating we had the noise of the radio and the paint sprayer to listen to for much of the time. I have used Sykes several times and I feel very let down on this occasion. In normal years we visit Cumbria about 3 times, but because of the impact Covid has had on my business I could only afford one visit this year, and to have to contend with this was not acceptable.- Andy, August 2020
“The apartment is very comfortable with good facilities.”
Thornthwaite is a lovely little village. Would thoroughly recommend the Thornthwaite Gallery (opposite the property) for delicious coffee and cake.- Angela, July 2020
“The Bothy was very comfortable, warm, clean and spacious, it had everything that we needed for a great walking holiday.”
The location is really convenient for all of the Lakes around this area, we also had a few walks from the Bothy itself. We bought mainly ready type meals from the Booths supermarket in Keswick (5 mins away), but the kitchen is well equipped for anyone that wanted to cook proper meals. I will be recommending a stay here to my son and his family who also like walking.- Stephen, March 2020
“The kitchen was roomy and well stocked - it had everything we needed.”
The lift-up table was particularly useful and space-saving. The location was very peaceful with no traffic noise. We couldn't hear anything at night and slept particularly well. It was great to have the Thornthwaite Gallery just opposite - well worth a visit and great cakes too.- Julie, September 2019
“We loved the cottage and will return again.”
Great location, easy parking, beautiful views. Lots of space too.- Lisa, August 2019
“Accommodation interior was dated and entrance hall in particular had an unpleasant old carpet smell.”
This created a disappointing welcome to our break. Facilities were fine but feel price is too high based on overall quality of accommodation and experience.- Sophie, May 2019
Thanks for your feedback. We have now replaced the carpet in the entrance hall stairs and landing outside The Bothy and redecorated throughout. I hope this will improve our visitors experience. Property Owner
“A very pleasant stay in a well appointed apartment on the 1st floor.”
From the lounge, kitchen and bedroom windows there are good views towards Keswick, Skidaw and Latrigg with pleasant walks available from the apartment. The large garden has a table and four chairs ideal for al fresco dining,weather permitting! Ample parking is provided at the ba ck/side of the apartment and across the road is ""The Gallery" an upmarket establishment displaying artisan items for sale. Unfortunately the foyer smelled musty on entry and the entrance door sticks rather badly, but OK in the apartment. The floor boards creek and groan along the hall and the bathroom mirror protrudes too far out from the wall causingone to bump ones head when washing.- Mrs Hitchen, April 2019
So glad you enjoyed your stay. I am please to report that the creaking floorboards on the external landing have been replaced and a new door to the building is on order. A new carpet has been laid in the hallway outside The Bothy. Property Owner
“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 "booking.com 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).- Mark, October 2018
Cozy flat would stay again- Mark, September 2018
“Hot water not very hot.”
Needed to use kettle for washing up- Liz, July 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 (booking.com) 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.- Richard, June 2018
- First floor
- Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin(1 standard bed and 1 is 3ft wide & 5ft 6 long)
- family bathroom with bath tub, overhead shower, wash basin and toilet
- Living/dining room
- Gas central heating
- Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD, maps and suggestions for walks
- 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.
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&
39;, 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. Twin bedroom.
(1 standard bed and 1 is 3ft wide and 5ft 6 long) Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC. All gas, electric and bed linen included. Towels are NOT provided. Travel cot available. WiFi Private parking. Communal lawned garden with mature shrubs and seating area.
About the location
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:
- Last minute
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