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Thornthwaite near Braithwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043855)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • “We had an excellent holiday at the cottage.”

    The views from the living room and bedroom were amazing, and it was nice to sit outside at the private garden table while the children enjoyed the mini woodland walk. The kitchen was well equipped, and the bird feeders outside the kitchen window attracted various interesting birds. ...

    The views from the living room and bedroom were amazing, and it was nice to sit outside at the private garden table while the children enjoyed the mini woodland walk. The kitchen was well equipped, and the bird feeders outside the kitchen window attracted various interesting birds. It was very considerate that the holiday cottage company phoned us up to check that we were ok when there was a local power cut. We are hoping to return to the same cottage for another holiday soon. There are some improvements which could be added to the cottage, which would enhance our experience: A cafetière (most holiday cottages have one) Pegs (there was a washing line but no pegs) The drier had a fault. The door would not remain closed because the catch did not align with the square hole. This was overcome by pushing it back into alignment each time the door was closed. The back door was very stiff and the children were unable to open or close it. The shower hose was deteriorating. It was ok for us but looked as if it would not last much longer. These were not serious problems, but improvements that could be made. I hope you will send this feedback to the owner so that they can improve the cottage. We had a great stay and hope to come back to the same cottage again.

    - Mr Crompton, August 2021

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at our cottage. Thank you for the detailed feedback. It has been such a busy season that we have not stayed there since we reopened in April. There used to be a contemporary Bodum cafetière at the cottage, we will certainly replace it as it sounds like it has gone missing! The coloured clothes pegs are usually kept on the shelf in the drying room. This is the first time that we have heard of a problem with the drier. It sounds like we need a new one. We will investigate the problems with the back door and the shower hose - which is surprising as the shower unit is only three years old. Kind Regards, David and Judith, (owners) Owner relations

The property

Braithwaite 1.5 miles.

Resting deep within the magnificent Lake District National Park, in the idyllic village of Thornthwaite, you will find the picturesque cottage of Woodside with it's pretty garden.

Boasting stupendous views and lovely decor, this cosy countryside cottage offers a wonderful setting for a rural retreat for a family of four.

Place a log onto the traditional woodburning stove that rests peacefully within the striking inglenook fireplace, as you settle down on the stylish neutral sofa with a warm cup of tea and scan the channels on the flat-screen TV for your favourite shows.

Spend the afternoon in the attractive farmhouse kitchen, baking some tasty treats with the children for all to delight in as you gather at the rustic wood dining table.

While away the hour as you indulge in some peace and quiet with a relaxing soak in the bath, following an action-packed day of exploring the Cumbrian countryside; The ground floor bathroom also plays host to a handy shower resting over the tub, meaning guests can also delight in a brisk rinse to kick-start their day.

Wander across to the spacious double bedroom and admire the beautiful decor of the serene blue walls and the eye-catching feature fireplace, as you unpack your belongings into the charming chest of drawers making yourself feel right at home.

On the ground floor there is also a lovely twin bedroom with classic oak beds and views of the nearby mountains from the window.

Dust off your bikes and head out on a scenic cycle through the nearby Whinlatter Forest Park.

Embark on an outdoor adventure like no other, as you swing from treetops and hop on a Segway at the popular Go Ape adventure park.

Lose yourself in the history of the ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle, or take a tour of a working mine at Honister Slate Mine.

Climb Surprise View for incredible vistas or challenge yourself to a hike up the imposing Mount Skiddaw, the sixth highest mountain in England.

Visit the neighbouring town of Keswick to delight in a hearty dinner in one of the many well-established local eateries, or grab ingredients from the supermarket and enjoy a quiet evening indoors.

For the ultimate escape to the Lake District, book a stay at Woodside.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Logs not provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available for one car
  • Wrap-around garden with lawned area
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles; pub 1.4 miles

About the location


Keswick 3 miles.

Between the magnificent northern lakes of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite, lies the village of Braithwaite. Still retaining much of its traditional appeal, the Coledale Beck runs through the village with whitewashed Lakeland cottages, two village shops and two real ale Inns each brimming with character! 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, there really is something for everyone. Visit Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the lake with an open-air theatre, or take a trip around the lake. Lake District Wildlife Park, Dodd Wood, Derwentwater, and Keswick with its wide range of attractions, are also within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas