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Acorn Apartment - Luxury Self-catering in the Lake District

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful setting in Lakeland village, within easy reach of local attractions

10.000 Years in the making! The Lake District, home to England’s largest natural lake and highest mountain, has joined the likes of the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu by being awarded Unesco World Heritage status. Come and visit the Lakes for yourself and be inspired by the unique ‘cultural landscape’ which has won this special global recognition.

As winter ends, we begin to look forward to spring in the Lake District

Springtime in Cumbria sees the county turn all shades of green, red & yellow as the valleys & hills come to life. The county comes alive with blossoming trees, dazzling carpets of bluebells and an array of golden daffodils brightening the lake shores. Spring is truly a beautiful time of year to visit.

We have limited availability at Oak Leaf, so with Easter just around the corner why not take a look at our very special offers.

Book Now and enjoy the Lake District - a World Heritage Site.

Acorn bungalow provides you with excellent accommodation and is very well equipped to ensure you have everything to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay. The rooms are bright and airy, with patio doors from lounge and bedroom leading out to the large garden, complete with table and chairs to take in the peaceful setting. The ground floor is open plan and comprises of lounge, dining area and kitchen. The lounge has a comfortable settee and easy chair, TV, DVD, CD/radio player. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment. There is also access to an additional shared freezer, as well as washing machine and tumble dryer, all located in the garage. The bedroom has a super king-size bed, which can be split into twin beds (please advice on booking) and TV, DVD and radio. The bathroom has a bath, with deluge shower over, and detachable head, washbasin, WC and heated towel rail. Wi-Fi broadband internet access. Private off-road parking.

The Northern Lakes covers one half of the Lake District National Park. This is the perfect area to choose equally for gentle relaxation or an action packed family adventure holiday with lots of things to do. Nestling on the shores of Derwentwater, the stunningly located town of Keswick, offers a wide array of shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants. Make a visit to the Pencil Museum, take a cruise on the lake and see the latest production at Theatre by the Lake and you will realize why it is called The Heart of The Lakes. Walkers and climbers are spoiled for choice. From the high summits to forest trails and lakeside paths, there are walks to suit all abilities from the doorstep. For those seeking the high adventure, nearby Whinlatter Forest offers exhilarating mountain biking and the high wire adventure GoApe. Combine this with the luxury and flexibility of your own holiday home, Acorn provides you with the ideal location for your Lakeland holiday.

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Caroline Bonkenburg
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, dutch
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Caroline Bonkenburg

My name is Caroline and together with my husband, Hans and our two boys we moved to The Lake District in 1990. We love this beautiful part of England and with the Lakeland fells on our doorstep can indulge in our passion for walking with our little West Highland Terrier, Pemba.

Living locally and being involved in the hospitality industry since 1990, has helped us to develop an understanding of what the many visitors to the area are looking for. We take an active role in looking after Acorn and are always at hand to answer any questions, and help you make the most of your holiday with us.

Caroline Bonkenburg purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Caroline Bonkenburg chose Braithwaite

Set in the picturesque hamlet of Braithwaite, this beautifully located property, with its magnificent views towards Skiddaw and Blencathra, offers its guests easy access to all the many tourist attractions in the Northern Lake District. There are three good pubs, serving hearty local food, all within walking distance.

Autumn is officially here, and with it crisp mornings and blustery walks, flurries of leaves and bonfire smoke. The Lakes are especially beautiful in autumn and winter, when the forests blaze with ruddy colour, and the fells are bathed in golden light. It’s much less crowded now than in summer. It’s the perfect time to hit the road and explore some of England’s most beautiful landscapes.

What’s on

17 September Borrowdale Shepherd Meet – opposite Scafell Hotel in Rosthwaite

23/24 September Taste of Cumbria – Cockermouth

24 October Buttermere Shepherd Meet

05 November Keswick Derwentwater Ten

24 November Keswick X-mas Light Switch-on

03 December Keswick Victorian Fayre

What makes this apartment unique

n your arrival, you will find both a welcome pack and our information pack, full of useful tips and suggestions on the many local attractions.


Braithwaite Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two bath sheets and 2 hand towels are provided per couple and for that little added touch, please use our luxury hand wash and body lotion, which you will find in the bathroom. For your comfort there is a bath mat in both the bathroom as well as the shower room. Additionally there is a non-slip bath mat in the main bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , TV in bedroom. Could be made up as a twin-bed upon request.
  • All our bedrooms are supplied with divan beds, duvets, two pillows per person, including sheets and pillow cases. Additional bedroom furnishings include wardrobe, bedside tables, dressing table with mirror, and easy chair.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: English Tourist Board - 4 star / Gold Award for Exceptional Quality of Accommodation and Customer Service All properties benefit from central heating throughout, double glazing, wifi internet access, and a selection of DVD and books. You will also find fresh milk in the fridge, a selection of tea & coffee and some locally made Borrowdale tea-bread to enjoy. All our bedrooms are supplied with divan beds, duvets, two pillows per person, including sheets and pillow cases.Additional bedroom furnishings include wardrobe, bedside tables, dressing table with mirror, and easy chair. To the rear of the property, there is a south-facing terrace with a patio table, 2 chairs and parasol, to take advantage of the afternoon sun. Oakvale bungalow, splits into 3 luxury self-catering units, with Acorn at the rear of the property, facing the large garden.


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Acorn Apartment - Luxury Self-catering in the Lake District
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A Wonderful Xmas getaway

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at the property and being greeted by Hans we felt right at home. The cottage was immaculate, warm and cosy with a few unexpected Xmas additions. The cottage has everything you need, we managed a full Xmas dinner without any problems. The cottage is just 3 miles from Keswick and provides a gateway to many beautiful walks and climbs.

If you are looking for an exceptional cottage in a beautiful part of the Northern Lakes then you will be hard pressed to find much better than Acorn. As a regular user of rented holiday accommodation this one comes highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really happy that you have enjoyed your stay in Acorn Bungalow. We enjoyed meeting you both and we look forward to welcoming you again to beautiful Braithwaite. Our best wishes for 2018 to you both.
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Fabulous stay at Acorn

  • 5 of 5

For 35 years we have always been on self catering holidays throughout the UK, we have to say Acorn is in the top 3 of places we have stayed. It is an absolute credit to the owners, sparklingly clean, comfortable and in an area where you can reach anywhere in the Lake District. Thank you Caroline! Thank you for the lovely welcome pack, much appreciated. We will definitely return to this stunning property.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emily, Thank you for your lovely comments. They are very much appreciated. We are happy that you both have enjoyed your short stay in Acorn Bungalow and look forward to welcoming you back to beautiful Braithwaite. Wishing you both a happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.
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Very modern,comfortable property everything you would want

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very welcoming ,excellent situation and ideally sited for a stay in the northern Lakes. We enjoyed our brief stay very much and will be back for a longer period

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your stay in Acorn Bungalow. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to beautiful Braithwaite Again in the future. Kindest regards. Caroline.
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A perfect walking base

  • 5 of 5

This comfortable and beautifully appointed bungalow is the perfect base for exploring Borrowdale and the Newlands Valley. It is conveniently situated just a short drive from Keswick yet in its own quiet village. We had 4 seasons of weather in one week and whether returning from sunshine or snow Acorn Cottage provided the perfect welcome home. Would highly recommend..............we will be returning in 2017!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. We are so happy that you have enjoyed your stay Acorn and beautiful Braithwaite. With all 4 seasons of weather in one week, who says the Lake District is not an exiting place to visit. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Caroline.
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Excellent Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Excellent bungalow with all amenities and extras to make it feel a real home from home - even Christmas decorations! Great base for exploring the Northern lakes and plenty of pubs/restaurants within easy reach. Will definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fantastic holiday bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Home from home. The bungalow had everything we needed. Fantastic shower and bathroom. King size bed. The bungalow was exceptionally clean. The photographs of the bungalow are absolutely true I would go as far as to say as it looked better in real life. Beautiful garden. Would definitely recommend to stay here. Fabulous thank you for making our holiday stay second to none. 10 out of 10

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your week in Acorn Bungalow. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we look forward to welcoming you both back to beautiful Braithwaite in the future. Kind regards. Caroline.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Royal Oak
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Keswick Golf Course 18 hole
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M6 - Junction 40 - Penrith
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Middleruddings Hotel and Restaurant


Keswick's 18 hole golf course offers a delightful and varied experience for golfers of all abilities. Measuring just over 6200 yards off the Championship tees, the par 71 confirms that a round of great character awaits, with spectacular views of Skiddaw, Blencathra and Helvellyn from each tee.

To book your tee time, contact Keswick Golf Club direct on: 017687 79324.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $103.86
Tax Rate 20.0%

Booking Notes:

A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the rental is payable at the time of booking. The balance, plus a security bond of £75.= is required 60 days before the start of the holiday. In case of non-payment of the balance and security bond, we retain the right to cancel your reservation. For bookings made within 60 days of arrival, full payment of the rental, plus the security bond is required at the time of booking. Your holiday is not confirmed until you have received confirmation from us.
The security bond is not applied to rent and is fully refundable within 7 days of departure, as per the terms and conditions of the booking.

The following refund policy will apply:

Cancellations made
60 or more days before the date of arrival - 100% of rental fees (less £ 100.00 for administration fees)
30 - 59 days before the date of arrival - 50% of rental (less £ 100.00 for administration fees)
15 - 29 days before the date of arrival - 25% of rental (less £ 100.00 for administration fees)
0 - 14 days before the date of arrival – no refunds will be issued

Changeover Day:
Autumn Leaves - Saturday changeover day.
Acorn - Saturday changeover day.
Oak Leaf - Saturday changeover day.
Arrival after 3.00pm and departure by 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
Rental prices quoted are based of a maximum 4 people staying in Autumn Leaves and 2 people staying in Acorn or Oak Leaf.
Rental prices include welcome pack, all heating, electricity, linen, towels and WIFI Internet access.

We strongly recommend you taking out holiday cancellation protection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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