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Spa Cottage in Braithwaite, Nr. Keswick, Northern Lake District, Cumbria

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Braithwaite, Nr. Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Spa Cottage sits in Braithwaite, a pretty Lakeland village in the North Lakes tucked between Grisedale Pike and Skiddaw where the unspoilt Newlands Dale joins the Valley of Derwent. The cottage stands in a row of old stone cottages dating back to the early 19th century at the side of the Coledale beck. Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwent are within 5 minutes and the Valleys of Borrowdale, Buttermere and the Whinlatter Forest (Go Ape/Mountain bike trails) are close by. The village store carries a comprehensive range of grocery products, newspapers and off licence goods. The Coledale, The Middle Ruddings and The Royal Oak pubs (all in the village and within walking distance) serve excellent food and children are welcome.

Broadband and Wi-Fi is connected and free. Private rear garden. A warm cottage heated by storage radiators with a wood burning stove in the living room for cold evenings. Summer (April-Sept) changeover day Saturday. October-March short breaks also available (Sat-Tues or Tues-Sat) - contact owners directly for relevant prices.

More Details

Kirsty Barker
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Our first visit to lovely 'Spa Cottage' and we most certainly hope this will not be our last...after the total refurbishment after the devastating floods the cottage is most decor, suite and other furnishings give it a light, airy feel...most comfortable and relaxing'
Jul 2016
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Braithwaite Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub
  • Bathroom with bath (hand shower heads), hand basin and WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3/4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Staircase to first floor with two bedrooms, one fitted with a double bed and the other with full size single bed with trundle bed beneath. Duvets and pillows are provided for all beds. Travel cot available.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Outside: Pretty lakeland slate patio garden to the rear, complete with garden furniture. Beyond this is a further paved area with communal drying facilities plus fuel store and bin area. To the front is a small garden part paved and planted with bench seat to watch the world go by. Utility Room: Under stairs store room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and vacuum cleaner.etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is included in the rental price and for longer term rentals (more than 7 days) fresh linen is provided weekly. Bath mat and tea towels are provided. Towels are not included. Bedding is not provided for the travel cot. Other: Separate dinning room.


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Spa Cottage in Braithwaite, Nr. Keswick, Northern Lake District, Cumbria
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

A great base for exploring

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, very well equipped and comfortable, It made a great base to explore the Lake District. Three pubs/restaurants in the village as well as the Village Shop (directly opposite) which sold everything we needed. It meant we could breakfast in the cottage, out all day and then wander along to the pub in the evening. I think our dog would like to have stayed longer ! .Overall an absolutely splendid week and highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your generous review - and very glad the cottage suited you so well!
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Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great, the attention was really good. Would definitely recommend

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted the cottage suited and that we could help you at short notice!
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Pretty, cozy, well appointed cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the northern Lakes. Very clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely old cottage beautifully restored.

  • 5 of 5

A typical Lakeland cottage in a superb location for walking and access to Keswick.

The cottage has been beautifully restored with oak floors and furniture, and was very cosy with storage heaters and a superb wood burner.

The kitchen was was lovely and well equipped as was the bathroom with a double ended bath, superb for a soak after a good walk in the hills.

The village shop was just over the road and the pub serving good food was just round the corner.

We enjoyed our short break and wished it had been longer as we felt really at home in the cottage. We will return!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

lovely cottage, bigger than we thought from the pictures, equipped with everything you could need for a wonderful and relaxing holiday. Perfectly situated for loads of walks in the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in a stunning village

  • 5 of 5

Spent the weekend in this lovely cottage in Braithwaite. Beautifully furnished and warm and cosy just what we needed for a break in early March. Spotlessly clean, well maintained and cared for, with little extra touches, information on walks, it had a real 'home from home' feeling. It was extremely clean and well maintained and was exactly as it had appeared on the photos. Communication with the owner was excellent. Oh and I forgot to mention the great pub 2 minutes walk away where we had a lovely meal accompanied by our golden retriever. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Car: recommended


Nearest shop - Braithwaite village store

Nearest supermarket - Keswick 2 miles

Nearest petrol station - Keswick 2 miles

Nearest theatre - Keswick 2 miles

3 pubs with restaurants in the village

Derwentwater - 2 miles

Bassenthwaite Lake - 2 miles

Further Details:

It is possible to do many walks from the cottage without having to drive first. Some are as follows:

Approx 1000ft – Barrow, Sail and Coledale. Whinlatter forest, Seat How and the Lords Seat.

2000-3000ft – Coledale Horseshoe and Skiddaw.

All these and many more can be done on a circular walk.

The Whinlatter centre has a unique play trail for children as well as its renown purpose built red Altura and blue quercus mountain bike trails


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

In the event of cancellation, money, less any out of pocket expenses, will be returned only if the property is relet.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival time is 3.00pm and departure time is 10.00am.

A deposit of 25% is required when booking; payment is most easily received by BACS transfer. The balance must be paid at least 6 weeks before the date of the start of the rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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