The northern tip of Bassenthwaite, just ten minutes' drive from Keswick
is a haven of peace and quiet and this lovely location is shared by
Barn Cottage, the Bassenthwaite Ospreys and the Lakes Distillery.
As the name suggests Barn Cottage is a lovingly restored cottage that
once formed part of The Ruddings farm. Barn Cottage has recently been
refurbished by its owners to create a characterful cottage that offers
the ideal Lakeland retreat. Retaining much of the original character
and given a contemporary twist the owner's attention to detail is
The cottage is presented with open plan living accommodation and
includes a welcoming log burning stove. The master bedroom has been
created on the mezzanine above the living area and second bedroom and
shower room are on located on the ground floor.
With a great choice of walks from the door, easy access to the high
fells that dominate the northern Lakes, a great choice of local pubs
and places to eat in the area and the market towns of Keswick and
Cockermouth both within fifteen minutes' drive there is plenty to see
and do and an array of beautiful scenery waiting to be explored! And
did we mention that the award-wining Lake Distillery? It's just two
minutes' walk from the cottage - so why not pop along and sample some
of the amazing range of spirits on offer and dine in the popular
Accommodation in detail
The front door opens directly to the open plan living accommodation.
Welcoming sofa and armchairs are arranged around the cosy log burning
stove and TV. The handmade oak kitchen is at the rear of the cottage
and incorporates granite worktop and quality appliances including
fridge/ice box, electric induction hob, oven, second oven/microwave and
dishwasher. To the side the family dining table is the ideal spot to
relax over a romantic dinner for two or a social evening with friends.
There are two bedrooms to choose from. The master double bedroom is
located on the first floor mezzanine where the original 16th Century
beams are exposed and the old and new mix in harmony. Back downstairs
on the ground floor there is a pretty twin bedroom and both bedrooms
are complemented by a family shower room with walk in power shower.
There is a washer/dryer within the airing cupboard in the shower room.
A separate WC with basin is also on the ground floor. To the rear of
the cottage there is a small enclosed garden with table and seating
ideal on a summer afternoon. To the front of the cottage there are
views across the valley to Skiddaw that dominates the skyline. Private
parking is for two cars.
Set in the beautiful and peaceful north lakes this pretty part of the
Lake District has a traditional feel with miles of drystone walls and
farmland. Nearby you will find Lakes such as Bassenthwaite and
Overwater and the striking Northern Fells of Skiddaw and Blencathra.
The area benefits from being quieter and less commercialised than some
of the other Lakeland towns and villages yet is only a short drive to
the popular market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth.
As you explore this beautiful and tranquil part of the Lakes, look out
for the ospreys soaring high above Bassenthwaite, enjoy a visit to the
Lakes Distillery, explore the networks of paths that criss-cross the
area, choose from a great selection of local country pubs and relax and
unwind in the one of the most peaceful corners of the Lake District.
For those wanting the high fells, the summits of Blencathra and Skiddaw
are within easy reach and the nearby Whinlatter Forest is the popular
destination of choice for those looking for some of the best mountain
bike trails in the country.