Relax@The Nest!Quirky stable conversion in village


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  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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Quirky self-contained ground floor barn conversion with oak beams in small, quiet village of Bassenthwaite by a stream with ducks, walks from the door, only 15 mins to Keswick. 2 mins to Sun Inn pub serving food (booking recommended)/takeaways. Social distance with ease in this quieter part of the Lakes. Our free range chickens and ducks wander. View to Skiddaw mountain in the distance (4th highest in Lakes) & skylight window to view the stars, dark night skies! Fibre broadband and smart TV.

The space
The Nest is a former stable/barn which has been converted into a holiday home and is formed from four ground floor level rooms. It is ideal for walking couples, the elderly who don't "do" stairs and anyone really who just needs a cute little cottage for a holiday. A highlight for many guests is feeding the friendly ducks and chickens.

You enter the kitchen and to the left of the kitchen is the separate double bedroom. To the right of the kitchen is one step to the hallway leading to the shower room and the separate lounge.

Switch off, relax and unwind in our quiet village, ideal for walking, climbing and sightseeing. Bassenthwaite is only 15 minutes drive from the popular market town of Keswick. The village pub, Sun Inn Bassenthwaite, is only a few minutes stroll along the stream for meals (booking recommended esp weekends and school holidays)/takeaways and local ales. You can take walks from the door down country lanes including to Bassenthwaite Lake, or for the more adventurous walk to Dash Waterfalls or climb Skiddaw mountain behind us or some of Wainwrights other northern fells. All of the Lake district within easy reach.

Situated next to the farmyard of this sheep farm (the sheep are out in the fields), this cottage is in the courtyard next to the farmhouse and 2 other cottages where our free range chickens wander and like to be fed. Guests enjoy feeding our puddle ducks and watching their comical antics on the stream a minute from the cottage, or just relax with a book or a drink and watch the world go by in the public seating by the stream. See the stars on a clear night.

There is plenty to do and many places to eat nearby in this quieter part of the Lake District, avoiding the towns and busier villages in the Lakes if you prefer, eg several nearby village pubs and restaurants, tours at the Lakes Distillery, Bassenthwaite Lake Station with the Orient Express train, the 'locals' town of Cockermouth with many independent shops, the award winning Armathwaite Hall spa, Wainwrights northern fells, the western lakes, the Lake District Wildlife Park, Dodd Wood, Carlisle Castle, Hadrian's Wall, and the Solway coast is only 30 mins away - ideal for dog walking, bird watching or having a picnic.

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What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
32" TV
Paid washing machine – In building
Paid dryer – In building
Luggage drop-off allowed
Pack ’n play/Travel cot
High chair

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Where you’ll be

Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom

Quiet, small village with walks from the door . Good village pub for evening meals, drinks, takeaways. Plenty of things to do and places to eat nearby including Dodd Wood, Lake District Wildlife Park, Bassenthwaite Lake, Skiddaw Mountain, Wainwrights Northern Fells, award winning Lakes Distillery and Armathwaite Hall Spa, avoiding the towns and Lake District hot spots if you wish though they are all easily accessible.

Hosted by Alison

  1. Joined in August 2015
  • 164 Reviews
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My family and I have been providing holiday accommodation in the Lake District for 50 years and enjoy helping people to enjoy their holidays with us in the village of Bassenthwaite, which is 10-15 minutes' drive from the popular Lake District market town of Keswick.
My family and I have been providing holiday accommodation in the Lake District for 50 years and enjoy helping people to enjoy their holidays with us in the village of Bassenthwaite…

During your stay

We live oposite The Nest and are available if need be at a social distance! If you have run out of something or need something then feel free to ask me before making a special drive to the shops.

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House rules

Check-in: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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