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Tao Lodge

Bassenthwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

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  • A quirky stone brick converted barn oozing character
  • Situated in the Lake District National Park
  • Walking routes from your front door
Property code: 83287

A beautifully converted barn with lots of character and original features, perfectly placed to explore the Northern Lakes with your family.

Immerse yourselves in the tranquillity of the Lake District when you retreat to this former barn at Bassenthwaite, 7 miles from Keswick. Sleeping three guests, and also welcoming two delighted dogs with open paws, the unique holiday home is in a superb position for anyone who enjoys walking, cycling and wildlife watching. Just 1 mile from Bassenthwaite Lake, which is famous for its rare fish and nesting ospreys, the barn is also 3 miles from Dubwath Silver Meadows Nature Reserve, protected for its special wetland flora and fauna.

Let yourselves into this rustic, single-storey property and make yourselves at home in its cosy lounge, with its exposed stonework. Watch TV in here; choose a DVD perhaps and chat about the routes you plan to follow the next day. Head into the kitchen as dinnertime approaches to cook up tasty treats with the fresh, local produce you have sourced on your forays out. Lay the table in here then enjoy your feast before heading off to either the comfortable double or single bedroom, each of which has its an en-suite shower room, with WC. Step outside into the garden on sunny mornings and carry your first cup of coffee out here to ponder over as you take in the glorious views. Find parking for two cars at the barn

Pack a picnic, lace up your boots and head out, with your furry friends possibly in tow, to explore the area. Experienced walkers can attempt the imposing Skiddaw or Ullock Pike from Bassenthwaite. Those who prefer a gentler climb can head up to the Cumbria Way and Dash Falls, 3 miles away. Visit the Lake District Wildlife Park, 2 miles from the barn, or the Lakes Distillery, 2.5 miles away, where you can see how local whisky, vodka and gin are made.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – 2 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer and microwave
  • TV and DVD in the lounge
  • Private parking to the front of the property for up to 2 cars
  • Private enclosed garden
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Shared laundry room on site
  • Pubs, restaurant and shop within 2 miles

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


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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Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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