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The Bothy

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



Lakes Cottage Holidays rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • Sarah

    “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


  • 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
  • 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.

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&

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas