Bassenthwaite Lake
Whinlatter Forest
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Dearham, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A welcoming and relaxing private extension to the owner’s farmhouse
  • Within easy reach of Bassenthwaite Lake, the Solway Firth and the breathtaking Cumbrian coast
  • Explore the farm or take a tour with the owners
Property code: SZ069

Enjoying an idyllic location on a working dairy farm, this cosy annexe makes a fantastic retreat for a couple seeking a quiet getaway in beautiful surroundings just to the north of the Lake District.

Surrounding the farm, a network of footpaths provides miles of trails for you to explore as you discover picturesque local villages and glorious rural views. Heading to the coast, you can visit Maryport (4.5 miles), the historic town which dates back to Roman times, or head along to the picturesque resort of Allonby (8 miles). Inland, the bustling market town of Cockermouth (3.5 miles) is home to a choice of great places to eat and drink, including the Jennings Brewery. This is also a great base for exploring the northern reaches of the Lake District, with Bassenthwaite Lake within easy reach (10.5 miles), with local attractions including the Lake District Wildlife Park (12 miles) and Whinlatter Forest Park (11.5 miles).

Situated behind the ancient stone barn, the property is accessed from the parking area via a step up to the garden gate, into the private patio and through the French doors. Entering the cottage, you will find yourself in the warm and friendly open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The pretty lounge is a perfect spot to unwind in, with comfortable seating, Smart TV, DVD player and a selection of films to watch at the end of a fantastic day. The breakfast bar is ideal for sharing your favourite meals, and the fresh, light and fully equipped kitchen has an oven, hob, microwave and fridge. The dual-aspect bedroom is a spacious and restful space, with a king-size bed, ample storage and views over the garden towards the Lorton fells. The property also offers a stylish shower room complete with shower and WC.

French doors lead out to a private and enclosed patio area with outdoor furniture surrounded by planters filled with colourful flowers. This is a lovely spot to relax in and take in the beautiful views looking across pasture fields to the Lorton Fells beyond, as you enjoy a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. You’re also welcome to use the owners farmhouse garden behind the cottage and you can also have a tour of the farm.


  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Welcome pack
  • Smart TV, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Parking for 2 cars in the shared parking area in the yard
  • Private, enclosed patio with seating, shared farmhouse garden
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub 1 mile, Cockermouth 3.5 miles, Bassenthwaite Lake 10.5 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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