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Village Life - Country Living - Jemima Puddle-Duck Cottage Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Jemima Puddle-Duck Cottage Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)

Sleeps up to 5 in a 2 bedroomed roomy cottage, which is spotlessly clean and comfortable, (owner on site) and tastefully decorated. By a stream with ducks and a wooden bridge this lovely cottage is situated on a village farm - quiet and relaxing area, just the place to chill out. Lovely log fire with free logs and coals . Local pub serving just a short stroll up the riverside. Our Puddleducks (Indian Runner breed) are a big attraction to this holiday.

Parking for one or two cars.

Downstairs:

Kitchen - small but fully equipped including a dishwasher and microwave.

Lounge/diner - with dining table seating 5, open fire, three seater sofa and two chairs

Downstairs hall leading to the stairs

Upstairs

One bedroom with a double bed

Second bedroom with a double bed and a single bed

Large bathroom with shower over the bath

More Details

About the property

E17041

Super location in this delightful quiet, tucked away village only 6 miles from Keswick and Cockermouth. All Lakes within easy reach.Situated on a farm, Our comical Indian Runner ducks are a great attraction, lambing time in the Spring, . Great holidays can by enjoyed with the simple pleasures of strolling down country lanes, full of wild flowers, looking at the animals in the fields walking the fells and mountains, or just chilling out by the stream or log fire. Children can spend many happy hours, playing in the stream, skimming stones, catching minnows, building dams in the stream playing games on the village green. Village Life- country Living! By a stream with ducks and an old wooden bridge, this cottage is in an idyllic location by a stream with ducks! The cottage is located on Bassenthwaite Hall Farm, tucked in the corner of the courtyard, with the frontage onto a cobbled mossy lane to the stream.It has two bedrooms sleeping 5 +(cot available) large lounge/diner with lovely feature fireplace (logs and coals inc) well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, large bathroom with shower over bath. Village In n only a very short stroll away for good food.


Owner
Philip Trafford
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Philip Trafford

A working farmer on beef sheep farm in Bassenthwaite Village.

I enjoy the wildlife, birds and preserving the countryside.

My wife looks after the cottages which supplements our farming income.

Philip Trafford purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Philip Trafford chose Keswick & North Lakes

These properties are recent barn conversions belonging the family which farmed here many years ago. This is now a beef and sheep and duck farm.

It is an ideal situation for touring and visiting the lakes, but tucked away in a quiet and peaceful village setting, by a stream with our comical and famous indian runner ducks. (new ducklings hatching at least twice a year) Keswick is only 6 miles as is Cockermouth, and the whole lakes are within easy reach from here with only a short journey.

Alternatively you could leave the car here and walk to waterfalls, go bird watching, stroll down country lanes, climb fells and mountains. Visit Animal Farm (one mile away) Osprey Viewpoint (3 miles) Mirehouse Country House, and much more. Local Inn only a short stroll up the riverside for good food and drinks.

What makes this cottage unique

You may be in luck to see a lamb being born in the nearby barns (Feb-April) or ducklings hatching, lambing time in the Spring is most exciting, so you may be in luck to see a lamb being born as we do the lambing inside.

Letting the ducks out of their shed every morning and collecting the eggs .

Children may enjoy skimming stone on the stream, catching minnows , playing pooh sticks, building dams,playing in the woods making camps, just real old fashioned FREE games , LIKE IT USED TO BE!! Leave the computer games behind.!!

Many parents have commented that the best thing about the holiday is the fact that the children can run around freely, which sadly they can not do nowadays generally.

There is also a village green where ball games can be played, football cricket and the rest. Short and long walks all from the door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved the situation, the facilities, the peace and quiet, the well appointed cottages, the friendly welcome and attention by the owner.

Just loved the area, the cottage and will return!

Had a delightful stay - just what we needed. Children enjoyed collecting the duck eggs and seeing the animals. Lovely cottage, clean and comfortable.
Jul 2014
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Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes: Very quiet periods or last minute bookings may be reduced or can have Sunday nights free after a weekend booking.
Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit of approx. £100 (depending on cottage) . Cards can be accepted or bank transfers, but we prefer cheques at the moment. Full amount to be paid approx. 6 weeks beforehand. Late bookings can pay cash on arrival if arranged.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days off peak. School holidays mainly Saturdays.
We do weekend and mid week breaks off peak.

Notes on prices:
Prices can vary depending on time of year, how many people, and length of stay/


Amenities

Bassenthwaite Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Large bathroom with shower over bath and toilet and washbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Cot, stair gate and high chair are available at no extra charge. All rooms are tastefully furnished and decorated and kept very clean. Our Indian Runner Ducks are a huge attraction . We hatch two or three times a year which is very exciting to watch. Lambing is from end of Feb - April/May Outside: There is a seat by each cottage, and more seating by the stream which is only a few yards away. Barbecue available free of charge if returned clean.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Great location and a personal touch

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week in Jemima Puddleduck cottage in Bassenthwaite village. The cottage is nicely decorated and very cozy. Our three boys (11, 8, and 4) enjoyed being on the farm and helping with the ducks and eggs in the morning. Alison was a great hostess, always on hand if we had questions, and she made sure the boys didn't miss a chance to help with the ducks. There is a stream for the kids to play in just outside, and they loved that. It would have been nice to have a ball for football on the green: there's a lot of space for that, so if you book this, bring a ball. The fact is, we never got around to asking Alison if she had one because we spent the week driving to various nearby walks. And what splendid walks they were! Skiddaw dominates the view from the village: climbing it is a challenge, but the views are spectacular, even if you go up a short way. (*We started from the parking area, not the village!) Keswick and Derwentwater are a short drive away. There are possibilities for hikes out the door, but with fell walks so nearby, we felt it was a better use of our time to drive to various starting points. We also did a day trip up to Hadrian's Wall, which was just a little over an hour away. All in all, we thought Bassenthwaite was a great base for exploring the northern Lake District, and we appreciated being away from the hubbub of tourists in Keswick. Somebody else might like to be in a less sleepy location, but for us it was perfect. Also, prospective renters should note that there are no mountain views from the cottage itself, as it's tucked in the village: it was never something we missed because we spent our days taking in spectacular views from the peaks and our evenings cozy on the farm.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable and well equiped

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at Puddle Duck Cottage, which we would strongly recommend to anyone wanting a break to get away from urban hustle and bustle. The village pub provides good food and the town of Keswick is just a short drive away with a traditional market on a Thursday. All in all an enjoyable week

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay in Jemima Puddle duck cottage. Even though we are tucked away in a quiet village, we are only 10-15mins from Keswick Cockermouth which are both interestiing villages with lots to offer and our village pub is only a few yards away for a good meal.The whole of the lakes is only one hour away to the farthest point, so lots of places to visit in a short distance away. We are pleased you enjoyed our cottage and facilities and hope to see you again in the future.
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Map

Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

15 miles to coast . Allonby village has a nice beach and Silloth or St Bees.

Travel:

Newcastle 90 miles

Distances:

Keswick 6 miles to visit the lovely Derwentwater Lake, Cockermouth (Wordsworths House) 6 miles. Osprey watch is 3 miles, Animal Farm 2 miles,Winlatter Visitor Centre 8 miles. All Lakes within 1 hour to the farthest.

Further Details:

Local Inn only a few yards (Sun Inn) Castle Inn Hotel 1 mile, Supermarkets in Keswick and Cockermouth or deliveries from Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda can be arranged.

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