Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite Lake is owned by the National Park Authority and is one of the largest measuring in at almost 4 miles long and ¾ mile wide; but also one of the shallowest with a maximum depth of around 70ft. Incidentally Bassenthwaite Lake is the only Lake District lake that has the word 'lake' in its proper title; with others having the word water or mere being substituted name for 'lake'. There has been speculation that Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwent Water in Keswick were once one larger lake.

Bassenthwaite Lake overshadowed by Skiddaw; Lake District Cumbria

Bassenthwaite Lake

It is also said that Bassenthwaite Lake is home to the Eachy: a species of Lake Monster - an eel-like sea creature. The Eachy has been spotted as late as 1973 when it was photographed twice.

Sun Inn - Bassenthwaite Cumbria

The Sun Inn - Bassenthwaite Village

Bassenthwaite Village is located a short distance from Bassenthwaite Lake; underneath the shadow of Skiddaw. This classic village has a small pub: The Sun Inn, village green and small stream running though it.

St John's Church Bassenthwaite

St. John's Church

The Bassenthwaite area is also home to the Osprey with view points at Dodd Wood and the exhibition centre at Whinlatter Visitors Centre at Braithwaite. The Osprey; often known as the sea hawk is a fish eating bird of prey. Their nests at Bassenthwaite were the first recorded osprey nests in England for more than 160 years. View the Ospreys Live Webcam.

Running alongside western edge of Bassenthwaite Lake is the A66; with breathtaking views the laybys are popular spots for photographers and bird watchers looking for osprey.

Bothel village near Bassenthwaite

Bothel Village; just north of Bassenthwaite

There are a number of small villages in the surrounding area to Bassenthwaite including Bothel, Sunderland, Mealsgate and Braithwaite.

View across the beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake towards Skiddaw

View towards Skiddaw from the edge of Bassenthwaite Lake

The Bassenthwaite area is the ideal location if you are looking to escape the busier central Lake District but still enjoy the immense beauty of the Lake District. Also located close by are the locations of Cockermouth, Keswick and Carlisle. Bassenthwaite is also within 30 mins drive to the beautiful Solway Coast and in less than one hour from the popular central Lake District locations: Ambleside, Grasmere and Bowness on Windermere. In addition to these locations there are a number of attractions within the Bassenthwaite area including: Lake District Wildlife Park and the historic family run Mirehouse and its gardens stretching from Dodd Wood to the Bassenthwaite Lake.

 

Cottages in the Bassenthwaite Area

Big Pink House

Mealsgate, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 22 | Bedrooms: 9 | Pets Welcome: No | Prices: £1,470 - £3,300

  • Fantastic self catering group holiday accommodation
  • Sleeps 22, in 9 en-suite bedrooms
  • Large kitchen and dining areas - great for family get-togethers
  • Beautiful gardens with patio and lawned areas
  • Visit BigPinkHouse.co.uk for more details
 

Bodell Cottage

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £300 - £550

  • Sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms
  • Fenced garden with patio area
  • Private car parking
  • Fantastic access to the attractions of the northern Lake District
 

Whitehead Cottage

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3 | Pets Welcome: No | Prices: £325 - £625

  • Beautiful 3 bedroom barn conversion cottage, sleeping 6
  • Furnished to a high standard throughout
  • Luxurious master bedroom with super king sized bed and en-suite
  • Fantastic access to the attractions of the Lake District
 

Poppy Cottage

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 3 | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £325 - £625

  • Delightful 2 bedroom cottage, sleeping 3
  • Log burning stove to relax in front of
  • Large fenced private garden with summer house
  • Just a short walk from the local pub (The Greyhound Inn)
 

Setrah Cottage

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £300 - £550

  • Charming 2 bedroom cottage, sleeping 4
  • Open coal fire
  • Large fenced private garden
  • Just a short walk from the local pub (The Greyhound Inn)
 

Timber Lodges in the Bassenthwaite Area

Cherry Tree Lodge

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: No | Prices: £500 - £1100

  • Luxurious lodge sleeping four people
  • Located in a secluded and elevated position
  • Decking and patio areas with furniture
  • Hot Tub with canopy
 

Mulberry Lodge

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £455 - £880

  • Superior luxury just for two
  • Large open plan living area and huge master bedroom suite
  • Fully glazed front elevation with large timber deck
  • Some of the most incredible views in all of the Lake District
 

Apple Tree Lodge

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £455 - £880

  • Luxurious timber lodge with 2 bedrooms, sleeping 4
  • The elevated position offers simply incredible views of the Lake District fells
  • The elevated position offers stunning rural views
  • Large timber deck with furniture
 

Briar Bank Lodge

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £455 - £880

  • Modern contemporary 3 bedroom home
  • Excellent large family accommodation
  • Fully glazed front elevation and large deck area to exploit the amazing views
  • Spacious open plan living area
 

Maple Tree Lodge

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £480 - £925

  • 2 bedroom lodge, sleeping 4 with master en-suite shower room
  • Pet friendly
  • Light, airy and spacious timber lodge
  • Located on a peaceful four star family holiday park
 

Dobby Lodge

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £305 - £595

  • 2 bedroom timber lodges, sleeping 4
  • Architect designed homes with contemporary interior design
  • Integral timber deck with furniture
  • Located on a peaceful four star family holiday park
 

Pines Lodge

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £410 - £795

  • 2 bedroom timber lodge, sleeping 4
  • Spectacular views of Skiddaw and Northern Lake District fells
  • Large deck with furniture to make the most of the fantastic views
  • Traditional timber interior
 

Rowans Lodge

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £360 - £700

  • Traditional timber holiday lodge, sleeping 4
  • Beautiful views from the living area and deck of the fells or the double bedroom over towards the Solway Firth
  • Ideally situated for exploring the sights and attractions of the northern Lakes
 

Firs Lodge

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 5 | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £360 - £700

  • 2 bedroom timber lodge, sleeping 5
  • Spacious timber holiday lodge
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Covered deck area to the front
 

Holiday Caravans in the Bassenthwaite Area

Platinum Holiday Caravan

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 4 (5) | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: No | Prices: £325 - £590

  • Top of the range holiday caravan homes
  • 2 bedrooms, sleeping 4 (5)
  • Huge deck area complete with furniture
  • 32" LCD DVD with Blu-Ray/DVD player
 

Deluxe Plus Holiday Caravan

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 4 (5) | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: No | Prices: £325 - £590

  • Incredible holiday homes sleeping 4 (5)
  • Picnic table and Private parking alongside
  • 32" LCD TV with DVD player
  • Located on a peaceful four star family holiday park
 

Deluxe Holiday Caravan

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 4 (5) | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: No | Prices: £325 - £590

  • Gorgeous holiday homes sleeping 4 (5)
  • Picnic table and Private parking alongside
  • 32" LCD TV with DVD player
  • Located on a peaceful four star family holiday park
 

Superior Holiday Caravan

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 4 (5) | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £285 - £520

  • Superior holiday homes, sleeping 4 (5) people
  • Fully central heated and double glazed throughout
  • Picnic table and private parking alongside
  • Located on a peaceful four stay family holiday park
 

Standard Plus Holiday Caravan

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £260 - £480

  • 2 bedroom homes, sleeping 4
  • Excellent value
  • Double Glazed and Central Heated
  • Fantastic holiday caravan for families
 

Standard Holiday Caravan

Bothel, nr Bassenthwaite

 

Sleeps: 4 (5) | Bedrooms: 2 | Pets Welcome: Yes | Prices: £240 - £440

  • 2 bedroom homes, sleeping 4 (5)
  • Modern and well maintained holiday caravans
  • Excellent value
  • Fantastic for exploring the northern Lake District
 
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