ID: S3963

  • Bedrooms 2
  • ・ Sleeps 4
  • ・ Pets 2

About this property

This charming terraced Grade II listed cottage enjoys views down the valley to Bassenthwaite Lake with the backdrop of Skiddaw and Ullock Pike, perfect for catching the sunset. This cottage has an open plan living area, which includes an upright piano, and both bedrooms have pretty lake views. An ideal location for families or friends all year round. Note: This property is next to Refs. 17443, 17845, 17847 and 17848, together they sleep 21.

Situated just a short distance to the north east of Bassenthwaite Lake is the attractive village of Bassenthwaite itself. This charming settlement retains its traditional, rural feel and boasts a stream which winds through the outskirts of the village in addition to whitewashed Lakeland cottages, a well-maintained green and a real ale inn, full of character. Bassenthwaite Lake offers rolling hillside scenery and remains one of the most picturesque places in England. Points of interest nearby include Mirehouse - a grand home and gardens on the shores of the Lake - Trotters Farm, and Dodd Wood. Most of the attractions of the wider region are within easy driving distance whilst the quieter Northern Fells are almost on the doorstep. The towns of Cockermouth and Keswick and close by and both host weekly markets and a good range of other amenities.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin.

Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.

Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

Shared games room with pool table, table tennis and table football.

Electric central heating.

Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and DVDs.

Fuel and power included in rent.

Bed linen and towels included in rent.

Cot and highchair on request.

Ample off road parking.

Lockable bike storage.

Shared lawns and gardens including furniture, BBQ and children's play area.

Two well-behaved dogs welcome.

Sorry, no smoking.

Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile.

Note: Private water and drainage supply.

Nearby points of interest

  • Derwent Pencil Museum
  • Catbells Lakeland Walk
  • Lake District Coast Aquarium
  • Wastwater Alpaca Trekking
  • Lodore Falls
  • Buttermere Lake
  • Scale Force waterfall

Reviews (36)

  • Caroline

    We have been to Melbecks cottages a few times before already but usually stay in Dash. We booked Skiddaw this time for a change. As with Dash, everything we needed was provided and the open plan kitchen/dining/living space is lovely and spacious. We also really liked the large entrance hallway where we could leave coats / boots etc. My daughter really loved the piano too!! The washer dryer was not working on arrival but the owners were very helpful and this was remedied really quickly with a new machine brought in pretty much the next day. The games room at Melbecks is fantastic and there is lots of choice of books and DVDs. The grounds / gardens are beautiful and we loved the sheep trotting up to the fence to greet us in the morning. Our only minor issue was with the storage heaters which seemed to come on randomly during the day (even though output was set to zero) but then wouldn’t come on in the evening when we could have done with them once or twice when it was cold. Not a big deal though and did not impact on our lovely stay.

  • Caroline

    Dog friendly with dog bowl, poo bags and treats provided. Love the property, decorated beautifully, great location and fabulous views. Thank you for the Borrowdale Teabread.

  • Rebecca

    Good location and brilliant games room. Only downside was the inadequate heating in the downstairs room for a cooler week in April. Bedrooms were warm, but we had to put extra jumpers on in the afternoons and spent the evenings under blankets on the sofas.

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