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Brook House 1, Village Life, Country Living!,woodburner, stream ducks, local Inn

Brook House 1 lounge with cosy woodburner stove
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40 reviews
Brook House 1 lounge with cosy woodburner stove
another photo of lounge with woodburner stove
Brook House 1 - By a stream with ducks lovely cottage with 4 bedrooms , sleeps 4-8  in quiet village
Brook House 1 garden in summer
View from 3 of the bedrooms looking to the stream
Brook House  kitchen seating for 10 modern and well equipped
part of kitchen looking through to lounge
hallway and towards  modern wet room
Downstairs wetroom there is an en-suite bedroom too making three bathrooms in total
Twin bedroom overlooking garden and stream
modern bathroom
Brook House 1. garden
Brook House from across the stream
Children feeding the ducks by the stream opposite the cottage
Blue bells in Spring in the wood opposite the cottage
The stream across the road from the cottage
Our puddle ducks
The puddle ducks again
Letting the ducks out of their shed in the morning and egg collecting time
Feeding the ducks
Henny penny from the farm visiting the ducks
The view from the road across from the cottage towards Skiddaw mountain - 4th highest in England
Bassenthwaite Lake - 1.75 miles away - a flat easy walk or drive
View of Skiddaw mountain taken 15 min walks from cottage
Lambing time on the farm
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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Village Life - Country Living! Delightful 17th century 4 bedroomed (sleeps 8) 3 bathroomed former farmhouse with walled cottage garden and views over the stream in this quiet little farming village of Basenthwaite. The cottage is owner maintained and well-cared for.

Watch the Puddle Duck antics, as they waddle to and fro from farm to stream. Children can play on the swings and in the woods freely - running around making camps, playing poo sticks, making dams in the stream and generally having enjoying their freedom, just like children used to be able to do !! NB. This cottage has not been flooded even though we are near the stream. As the Water Board take water supply is taken out all the time, the river level drops rapidly.

Large lounge with super wood burner stove (a complimentary basket of legs to start you off, then £1 per day...
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Listing #FKN3771618
About the Owner
Mrs A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
If you are booking a weekend (i.e. Fri/Sat) we can include Sunday night free as we do not take bookings from Sunday. We do not do weekend bookings during school holidays
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

We have just had another 1 week holiday in Brook House, with our children and grandchildren - it has turned into an annual event. This year was again simply perfect in every respect. The house, is extremely well equipped, with a splendid view across the...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We spent a week during the Easter Holiday's at Brook House 1 and it couldn't have been more perfect for our needs. As an extended family (4 Adults and 5 children (ages 2,2,3,4 and 12) the very well equipped property was child friendly and enabled...More

Thank Duncan H
Management response:Responded 1 May 2018

Hi there, I enjoyed meeting these lovely families, who were very well organized considering the ages of the children were mainly under 5. They enjoyed the simple activities round here, duck feeding egg collecting, splashing in the stream, playing on the swings, and their own...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Brook House fulfilled all our requirements for a holiday home, with it's large, very well equipped kitchen, and cosy but roomy lounge with woodburner.. We greatly appreciated the free wood for this, and all the homely touches. We were staying as an extended family (8...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 14 December 2017

Thank you for your kind review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay in Brook House 1 . and its facilities. It's so easy to reach all the attractions and Lakes from here, the furthest away being only one hour away so you can pack a...More

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We do not allow stag parties or hen parties. As we are in a quiet village we prefer to take quiet family gatherings or walking groups or similar.
    2 Full baths
    1 Shower
    6 Twins
    2 Fulls
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2 Jun 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
5 nights
30 Jun 2018 -
13 Jul 2018
3 nights
14 Jul 2018 -
20 Jul 2018
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
All the heating is included in the rent, and a complimentary basket of logs is provided. There is a small charge of £1 per basket after that.They can be collected from the barn on the farm. Bed linen included and towels included for weekly bookings. Towels to be provided by guests for short breaks. Rates are depending on high or low season e.g. school holidays are high season up to £1200 per week and only let weekly.Mid week breaks are for a min of 4 nights.
We are flexible on rates for late bookings and smaller numbers, and can often give a Sunday night free.The rates above for weekends are for 6-8, groups of 10 will be £100 extra in total (i.e. weekend for 10 £550 but you can have Sunday night free.)Some dates may have been reduced for late availability
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About the neighbourhood
Country village cottage 'by a stream with ducks' in Bassenthwaite Village, with village green, walks down country lanes, and to the lake, fells, waterfalls, Trotters Animal Park, Osprey viewpoint, Mirehouse country house, and playground.

15 mins' drive from the bustling market town of Keswick. Free parking available, some off-road, remainder on quiet village road by cottage.
Getting around
You will need a car preferably, but there are some buses to Keswick so it is possible to use public transport. Check bus time table as it varies at different times of year. There is a mountain goat bus which takes you all around the lakes and also an open topped bus in the summer months which does the same. Bring your bus pass if you have one then you can use it here! The nearest train station is Penrith then you would take a bus to Keswick and change there for Bassenthwaite Village.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Newcastle: 120.0 km
Railway: Penrith: 35.0 km
Brook House lies tucked away in a sleepy hollow 1 mile away from the A591 - 6 miles from Keswick and 20 miles from carlisle and Penrith M6 Junction 40. The cottage is by the stream near where the wooden bridge is over the stream. There are country walks in all directions. Or for the more adventurous fells and mountains to climb. We are 6 miles from the A591 (half an hour from junction 40 M6)
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.
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