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 . Complimentary basket of logs to start you off then we have a small charge of £1 per day for extra wood. well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, large bathroom with shower over bath. Village In n only a very short stroll away for good food.
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About Philip Trafford
A working farmer on a small village farm with sheep and ducks. I live on the farm with my wife who looks after the cottages and we enjoy meeting people from all over the world.
Philip Trafford purchased this Cottage in 1975
Why Philip Trafford chose Ireby and Uldale
These properties are recent barn conversions belonging the family which farmed here many years ago. This is now a sheep and duck farm. We no longer have cattle. But plenty of cattle are in the surrounding fields. 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.
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Very friendly owner and village
If you are looking for a quiet no hassle village this is the place for you. Local pub is dog friendly and serves very good food. Cottage was small and quaint but has all you need for a comfortable stay. Would highly recommend.
Thank you for your kind review. So pleased you enjoyed our quaint cottage and the local Inn. Hope to see you again.
My daughter and I and our Springer Spaniel, Kobi, had a lovely time at Rebecca Puddle-duck cottage. The family were lovely, and the cottage was very cosy and surprisingly spacious given how small it first appeared! Everything we needed was there. We joined Max and Paddy (Keswick's famous Springer Spaniels) on a charity walk for Eden Pet Rescue and Kobi had a ball along with 50 other dogs! The cottage was the perfect place to come back to and relax. Thank you for a lovely weekend. Jane Malcolm
Die Ferienwohnung befindet sich auf zwei Etagen und ist tadellos sauber sowie vollständig ausgestattet. Die Vermieter sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.
Den Laufenten zuzuschauen, ist wie Kino, nur entspannender. Die Sitzecke direkt am Bachlauf haben wir täglich genossen.
Von Bassenthwaite kann man schnell die schönen Ziele im Lake District erreichen. Der fußläufige Pub bietet eine gute Speisekarte und die Gerichte sind schmackhaft. In diesem heißen Sommer ist der nahe See auch eine gute Sache.
Ferienwohnung auf dem Bauernhof
Die Wohnung ist in einer rustikal umgebauten ehemaligen Stall- Scheune- Anlage. Das alte Dachgebälk wurde erhalten und liebevoll in die Wohnung integriert. Für einen angenehmen Aufenthalt bei jedem Wetter ist alles da: Komplette Küche mit Herd, Kühlschrank und Mikrowelle, Bad mit Badewanne, Wohnzimmer mit Fernseher, WIFI Internet, Waschraum mit Waschmaschinen, Parkplatz direkt vor der Tür und 3 Minuten Fußweg zu einem traditionellen britischen Gasthaus. Zum Einkaufen muss man allerdings in die nächste Stadt Keswick oder nach Cockermouth. Dort gibt es aber dann alles.
Das Wichtigste aber ist die überaus herzliche aber unaufdringliche Vermieterin, die für alle Fragen und Hilfe immer da ist und gute Tipps für die Ausflüge zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten gibt.
The Puddle Duck Cottages sind eine Empfehlung für alle, die das Urtümliche suchen und die Herzlichkeit auf einem Bauernhof schätzen.
Sorry I do not understand the German, but I do know they were a lovely couple and we enjoyed having them here in our Puddle duck cottages. They visited several places in the Lake district and had great weather. Their grand finale was to go to the
SheepFest at Cockermouth which is a fantastic eshibition of everything to do with Wool, including the real sheep! They are thinking of returning next year so that says it all.
The Lakes are all in easy reach of Bassenthwaite and you can have a full packed day with many things to do and see . The nearest is of course, Bassenthwaite, and the furthest is Windermere which is only one hour away. Keswick( 6miles) is a bustling tourist town and is full of gift shops cafes , supermarkets, excellent Theatre, as is also Cockermouth, (6 miles). There is a local Distillery only 2 miles from here, and there are marvellous country walks and hikes just from the door. Skiddaw mountain being a great attraction for climbers, and is only one mile away Dodd Wood is just 3 milesa from here which is ;popular for viewing the Osprey, and great walks up to Dodd summit, or alternatively walk to the Lake visiting the ancient St Begas Church situated almost on the shore of Bassenthwaite lake. A fantastic place to visit. Lakeland Animal Park is one mile from here and well worth a visit with lots to see, and an indoor area, and restaurant. The Borrowdale Valley has so much to see, it is a real must, with Surprise View, The Bowder Stone,, The Slate Mine, with Via Ferrata into the mountains, and you can take in four lakes en route, driving over the Honister Pass with outstanding views. This is a real must if you have not much time while you are here. Often people and children alike can just enjoy staying around the village here, and enjoying sitting by the stream, or playing in the river, or just relaxing. .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.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: A weekend break can be 2 or 3 nights we do not charge for the third night (Sunday) over and above £150. 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/