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  • Overwater Lodge Overwater Lodge, Bassenthwaite Lake
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    Overwater Lodge

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    Property ref: S84833

    • Bedrooms 3

    • Sleeps 6

    • Baths 2

    • Pets No

    • Reviews (10)

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    About this property

    Lovely location with large south facing gardens and adjoining woodland, an open fire and excellent facilities makes this an ideal holiday choice.
    Ground Floor:
    The accommodation has gas central heating and comprises:
    Living/sun room: With TV, DVD and open fire (logs provided).
    Dining/kitchen: With large range style cooker with electric double oven and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave.
    Utility/drying room: With washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and Belfast sink.
    Shower room: With power shower and washbasin.
    Cloakroom: With WC and hand basin.
    Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.
    Bedroom 3: Double bedroom with king size bed and TV.
    Bathroom: With cast iron roll top bath, double shower unit, WC and washbasin.
    All bed linen, fuel and power included. Logs provided. Cot and telephone available.
    Outside large cottage style garden with lawn, patio, woodland and seating. Garage for storing bikes or canoes. Private parking for 3 cars. Please note: The property has a private water supply.
    Overwater Lodge was built at the turn of the 20th Century as one of a pair of cottages for Overwater Hall. This three bedroomed semi detached cottage has so much to offer as a delightful holiday retreat. With stunning views towards Skiddaw from most rooms, large south facing cottage garden and adjoining woodland. Overwater lodge is perfect for adults and children alike, with space to relax and play.

    Situated three miles north east of Bassenthwaite lake, the area is perfect for walking, cycling and relaxing. The Reiver cycleway passes the cottage. Two bridleways lead alongside to Binsey Fell, Skiddaw and the Cumbrian Way. Overwater tarn is just a two minute walk. Within half an hours walk from Overwater Lodge there is the Sun Inn in Bassenthwaite village and the Snooty Fox and Mae’s Tearoom and Gallery in Uldale serving good food. Overwater Hall Hotel with its first class restaurant (serving coffee, light lunches, teas and dinners) is a two minute walk.

    With an abundance of bird life, the occasional red squirrel and deer, Overwater lodge enjoys a truly tranquil location.

    Nearby there is sailing on Bassenthwaite Lake, Lake District Wildlife Park, Mirehouse Historic House Gardens and Osprey viewpoint. The Castle Inn Hotel and Armathwaite Hall Hotel are within three miles and between them offer spa treatments, spa days and outdoor pursuit activities, such as clay pigeon shooting and quad biking. Nearby Whinlatter Forest offers several trails and the Go Ape experience. Overwater Lodge is also just five minutes drive from a major new attraction - The Lakes Distillery. Here there are tours of the distillery and an all day Bistro.

    Accommodation

    Bath
    Open Fire / Woodburner
    Bike Store
    Dishwasher
    Fuel and Power Included
    Garden / Patio
    Pub within 1 mile
    Television
    Short Breaks All Year
    Cot Available
    Lake District
    Washing Machine
    Pets – not allowed
    Cumbrian Cottages
    Parking - On Site
    Shower Cubicle
    Great Value Properties
    Summer Best Sellers

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    Local amenities

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    • The Pheasant Inn
      3.5 miles
    • The chalet
      7 miles
    • Booths
      7 miles
    • The Chief Justice Of The Common Pleas (Wetherspoon)
      7.5 miles
    • The Puzzling Place
      7.5 miles
    • The Bank Tavern
      7.5 miles
    • Merienda
      7.5 miles
    • Keswick Market
      7.5 miles
    • The Old Keswickian
      7.5 miles
    • Casa Bella
      7.5 miles

    Reviews (10)

    Liz ‐ 10 Sep 2019
    "Our second visit to this cottage and hopefully not our last. This is a well equipped and comfortable cottage that feels like somewhere you could live all year rather than a rental. It is well furnished, with comfy beds and good quality bedlinen, but not so smart you are afraid to touch anything. The heating is good and the open fire provides a cheerful focal point.The location is superb with stunning views from the back of the house over Skiddaw and the surrounding fells (weather permitting). You get this panorama from the roll top bath; perfect with a glass of wine and some bubbles. It is semi detached but after that the nearest building is the Overwater Hotel, so it feels quite remote. However the access road is fine and it is only a short drive to the main road from Keswick to Cockermouth. If you are lucky red squirrels and woodpeckers come to the garden but that depends on a regular supply of feed (we were unlucky this trip but the feed bins needed replenishing). There are plenty of things to do and places to eat within a reasonable distance. The Pheasant at Bassenthwaite was our favourite, with a quick stroll round the nature reserve to work up an appetite.There were a few (minor?) niggles this visit. There was clearly a problem with the dustbin collection; the bin was overflowing, with side waste bags including dirty nappies, when we arrived and not collected as scheduled during our visit. I reported it to council but if it continues it needs to be addressed by the letting agent. There is also an issue with the upstairs shower, which drains so slowly even a short shower threatens an overflow. I didn't feel the housekeeping was quite as good this visit; the fridges, washing machine and dishwasher all smelled stale and one fridge hadn't been wiped out while the other needed the little freezer defrosting. There were no bin bags (yet plenty of foil and cling film) and the kitchen waste bin hadn't been lined, no spare loo roll and no toilet cleaner upstairs, despite a request in the book to use a particular brand. I feel these basics should be provided as standard in all cottages. The containers of nuts and bird food were empty yet the owners want you to feed the wildlife. Perhaps on our last visit this had been left by the previous occupant but if the squirrels aren't fed they won't return.None of the above seriously affected our enjoyment and even the weather didn't dampen our spirits; as we left we were discussing what we might do next time we visit!"
    Michael ‐ 3 Jul 2019
    "We really enjoyed our stay at Overwater Lodge again, the location is second to none. The weather helped to make it a memorable holiday."
    Liz ‐ 22 Jun 2019
    "This is a very comfortable and well located property, with fabulous views at the rear over Skiddaw (you get this view from the bathtub too!) You can reach Kendal and Cockermouth in about 15-20 minutes for groceries and there are places to eat out nearer. The garden is a haven for wildlife including woodpeckers and red squirrels and perfect for an evening BBQ or a glass of wine on the patio if the weather permits. We were lucky as it was mostly sunny and bright. Inside it is warm, light, comfortable and unpretentious. there are lots of thoughtful touches. Bed linen and towels were excellent quality. Had expected the downstairs loo and shower-room to be adjacent; they are not as the latter is off the utility. Also the sunroom is really an extension of the sitting room so no good if you want a separate room and some privacy. There is no mobile signal. None of these things detracted from our holiday or the excellence of the property. We found plenty to do in the area and would certainly consider a return visit. Highly recommend."
    Stephen ‐ 8 Jun 2019
    "This is a lovely cottage but needs a little TLC."
    John ‐ 15 May 2019
    "The cottage is very comfortable and relatively remote from most facilities and that really appeals to us but won't appeal of you want shopping and cafes on the doorstep. The views from the garden and the abundance of wildlife are very good, including red squirrels if you put out hazelnuts for them.. This combination is what keeps bringing us back year after year."
    Julia ‐ 21 Apr 2019
    "A lovely quiet cottage"
    Edward ‐ 21 Apr 2019
    "Wonderful views. Alovely cottage to get away from it all."
    DR K ‐ 6 Mar 2019
    "This is the second time we have stayed at this cottage. We booked it due to the wild life, location in the North Lakes, amazing views, lived in feel of the cottage making it cosy / comfortable for families and the fantastic outside space for the kids to rum around. Couple of things hadn't been fixed in the year since we stayed, like the tap in the kitchen not letting hot water through- as no pressure. Presumably an easy fix, the shower kept blocking and overflowing in the tray and not letting water down. No internet which has its pluses and minuses... sometimes handy when looking for info on opening times. But Overwater Lodge is definitely a firm family favourite now of ours!"
    Juliet ‐ 19 Dec 2018
    "Our 2nd stay and we still loved it there. The owners really engage you with nature, even leaving nuts for you to feed to the red squirrels, which thrilled kids and grandparents alike. Only slight negative we had was on the cleanliness this time, possibly as it had been empty for a couple of weeks. There were cobwebs and dirt on the floor and window ledges with lots of dead flies. Also in the master bedroom the quilt cover was not the right size for the quilt and this was very annoying at times. These are small issues, and the positives way exceeded this. We were so pleased to see lots of matches this time after the lack last time, so thank you for taking note of my comments.It is so obvious that the place is well loved and we appreciate the opportunity given to us to enjoy it. Thank you again and we hope to be back. Juliet, Richard and family"
    Lorna ‐ 3 Nov 2018
    "This was the third year running we've stayed at the cottage. The twin room downstairs is perfect for my mum who struggles with stairs. It's so peaceful, with only one neighbour. Red squirrels, woodpeckers and numerous other birds visit the garden daily. It's a very homely cottage. The woods at the side are perfect for the kids to name dens and go bug hunting. There are plenty of walks from the cottage and places to visit within a short drive."

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