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The Nest quirky village cottage for 2, ground level by stream & ducks, local Inn

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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Delightful bespoke conversion of former farm stable on a farm in Bassenthwaite village 'by a stream with ducks', maintained and managed by the farming family who are on hand to provide help if needed. All rooms on ground level. Brand new fitted kitchen 2017, and tastefully furnished.Free sat TV
Bassenthwaite Village is a small hamlet with a inn serving meals and real ale only 2 mins walk from The Nest. The market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth are only 15 mins drive away. All Lakes are within easy reach.
Skiddaw is the nearest mountain and Bassenthwaite Lake the nearest lake.
There are walks from the door down country lanes where wild flowers grow and farm animals are in fields just over the hedgrows.
Country pursuits all within easy reach. An abundance of things to do, or an ideal place to have a quiet restful holiday wat...
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Listing #FKN3864627
About the Owner
Mrs A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2011
Interaction with guests
Hi , We are here on our small farm mainly lambing sheep in early Spring and attending to our herd of ducks. We are always on hand to point you in the right direction for your holiday (if so needed) and have a vast quantity of walk books and other information and maps available.
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This place is an outstanding place for two people (plus a small person or pet!) It is much bigger than we thought it would be - a real tardis! A lot of thought has been put into the fittings and decor. A relaxing setting with...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Adele M
Management response:Responded 27 April 2018

Hi It was a pleasure to meet you and delighted you enjoyed your "Nest" experience.! Hope to have the pleasure of having you again .

Reviewed 27 August 2017

A glorious week of relaxation. Our 8 year old became free range and bloomed in such a war, welcoming and beautiful setting. Guinea pigs cuddles, chicken feeding and putting the ducks to bed became part of our daily routine. The beck and the swings were...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank 891clairem
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Somewhere very different, in a quiet but beautiful location. Very comfortable and clean, an ideal place for a quiet get away from it all holiday. Would highly recommend.

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank ChrisD5149
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We do accept one dog as long as they are clean and are not the type that cast their coat. Preferably cage or basket trained. We do not allow them on beds or furniture otherwise...
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Bed Linen included in rental. Towels may be provided on request at £2 per person
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About the neighbourhood
The Nest is on Bassenthwaite Hall Farm by the stream and ducks! 15 minutes drive from Keswick.
Osprey viewpoint nearby, Trotters animal farm, Mirehouse country house (open to the public) William Wordsworth's house, Winlatter Visitor Centre for zip wire and mountainbiking as well as other great things for chiuldren, and many more visitor attractions. Beatrix Potter's House an hour away.
This is an ideal walking area, for the enthusiast, and the amateur.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Newcastle: 120.0 km
The Nest is on Bassenthwaite Hall farm, beside Brook House in the village of Bassenthwaite lies one mile from the A591 6 miles from Keswick or 20 miles from Penrith (M^ junction 40) or 20 miles from Carlisle . If travelling from the north, take the A595 from Carlisle for approx 15 miles, then turn left onto the A591 for approx 4 miles. Then turn here just past the Castle Inn at the sign for Bassenthwaite village to the left. One mile along this lane turn right anfd sharp right again , follow the stream on your right then just past the wooden bridge turn into our farm on the left.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.
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