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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:
March 18, 2018

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 4.965517 based on 32 reviews

Fantastic stay in a beautiful, homely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just on the way back from Spa Cottage and had a beautiful few days there.

When you walk in you get a really warm feeling from it due to its character and the photos don't do it justice. The quality of furnishings is great and it is on a great location with the shop literally metres away and pubs a short stroll away.

Add this to the sheer beauty of Newlands Valley and you have all the ingredients for a fantastic break away from your home.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your generous review - so happy to hear that you loved the cottage. A good friend has helped us take some new photos so we'll post them to the website asap!
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage in a great location, couldn't fault it. Our second stay in this cottage and won't be our last x

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear you had a good stay - look forward to welcoming you again!
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay in Spa Cottage thank you again. We would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very cosy little cottage in lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

Very homely and relaxing place to stay. We have stayed before and will come again. We love the walking from the doorstep and easy access to Keswick.

The cottage is always clean warm and comfortable

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in perfect village and cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this cottage do not do it justice. We had a lovely stay for a week in November. The cottage is perfect base for all the Lakes has to offer. Fire in living room is perfect after a cold walk.

The village location is perfect with shop across the road and 3 pubs with 5 mins walking distance. Very dog friendly place to stay.

Thanks we will definitely be coming back to stay again (almost want to give bad review so no one else books it up!)


  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Given the weather with which you had to contend we are so glad you had a good break. Thanks for your kind review - welcome back any time!
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Beautiful and perfect

  • 5 of 5

A delight. In a perfect position. Everything you could ask for and more. Beautiful character cottage. Warm and cosy

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a good break. Thank you for your generous words
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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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