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    • “Great Location and Ideal for exploring the Lakes”
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    • “We stopped at the Vermont last week in march and there was 5 adults and 1 dog,On arriving at the cottage we found the code for key was incorrect so rang the phone number provided and given the correct number and the person was very helpful and rang us up later to see if everything was ok. The Vermont is set in a great location in the lakes and we went up Catbells,Scarf pike and visited Windermere,Ullswater and had a visit to go ape.The places we visited are all less than a hour drive from the place. The area around Vermont is ideal for walking and go ape is only about 30-40 walk up the hill and plenty of walks to do in the forest and great visiting centre. The Vermont has great views and good room sizes and upstairs where we went up in the evening to relax is perfect in size. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would go there again in the future. David Leam”

    A TripAdvisor Member, April 2018

    • “We really had a great week at the Vermont,the weather was good and we explored scarf pike,catbells and visited keswick,Ullswater and Windermere and even had time for go ape near Windermere. Where Vermont is also a perfect for walks because there is a forest walk just behind it and a visitor centre only 30 minutes away with a lovely cafe and a smaller go ape/bike hire and well marked paths of different distances from 1 and a half hours to 4 hours The dog in dream land with all the open space and would book it again if he could, The place it self is so well set up with everything you could want and is set in a quiet area well away from the A66. The views are very good from the down stairs living room/kitchen and we spent alot of time in the upstairs as that is so well set up. Will book again in the future”

    Leam, Alfreton, March 2018

    • “The property is larger than you expect from the photos and is fresh and bright. Unfortunately, the washing machine and tumble drier are in a garage full of rubbish, a large Christmas tree, a burst box of spilling washing powder and a leaking roof which has made every surface very wet - not a clothes or me friendly environment. The tumble drier is £1 coin operated but the new £1 did not seem to fit. There are no hooks to hang any coats in the main house and the upstairs is much chillier than the ground floor - making the upstairs lounge unappealing, even though it has a great view. This is the only property that we have ever booked that has not had a welcome pack of at least tea bags, coffee or sugar - ? is this a Lakes Cottage Holiday norm or just this property as having driven for 7 hours in difficult weather conditions this was disappointing.”

    Mrs Sarginson, SAFFRON WALDEN, December 2017

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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The Property

A fresh modern and contemporary dorma bungalow in a quiet village location backing onto the slopes of Whinlatter Forest. Vermont sleeps six and is an ideal base for families or groups to explore the Lakes.
The property sits in an elevated position in the centre of the village of Thornthwaite within a few yards of Thornthwaite Galleries and Tea Shop and benefits from superb views to nearby Skiddaw and Latrigg and the fells towering above Keswick.Thornthwaite is located two miles west of Keswick just off the Keswick to Cockermouth road within a mile of the southern tip of Bassenthwaite. Additional facilities are available in the neighbouring villages of Portinscale and Braithwaite. The cottage backs onto the slopes of Whinlatter Forest and offers woodland walks, mountain biking and the recently opened “Go Ape in Whinlatter Forest is close at hand.
The dormer bungalow is furnished in contemporary style with the advantage of 2 ground floor bedrooms and sitting room with the master bedroom being on the first floor to appreciate the superb views to Skiddaw and Latrigg.
The centrally heated accommodation comprises:

Open plan living area with polished wood floor, spotlights, picture window with superb views to Skiddaw and Latrigg, TV, DVD player and dining area.
Kitchen equipped with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave.
Double bedroom.
Twin bedroom with views to Skiddaw and Latrigg.
Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

First Floor: The landing has additional seating, an ideal place to enjoy the peace and quiet.
Sitting room with superb panoramic views to Skiddaw, Latrigg and the fells towering above Keswick, plasma TV and CD player.
Master double bedroom suite with seating area, views to Skiddaw and Latrigg and en-suite shower room with WC and hand basin.

All gas, electric and bed linen included.
Towels are not provided.
Cot available.
Garage with washing machine and tumble dryer (please note the tumble dryer has a coin meter).
Private parking for three cars.
Screened patio with views to Skiddaw.
Wi-Fi available.


Over two floors. 1 x first floor double with en suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double bedroom, 1 x ground floor twin bedroom. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.  Open plan living area with dining and sitting area and adjoining kitchen.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer
  • Metered tumble dryer, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in the rent
  • No towels provided
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Patio
  • Garage for storage.  Sorry no smoking.  Shop, pubs 1 mile.

Regional Information

KESWICK Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 20 minutes. Cockermouth 13 miles. The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.