The Nest for 2 in village by farm,stream,ducks
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||150 square feet|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Budget, Away from it all, Rural, Village|
Description from the owner
Delightful bespoke conversion of former farm stable on a farm in Bassenthwaite village "by a stream with ducks", maintained and managed by the farming family who are on hand to provide help if needed. All rooms on ground level.
Bassenthwaite Village is a small hamlet with a inn serving meals and real ale only 2 mins walk from The Nest. The market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth are only 15 mins drive away. All Lakes are within easy reach.
Skiddaw is the nearest mountain and Bassenthwaite Lake the nearest lake.
There are walks from the door down country lanes where wild flowers grow and farm animals are in fields just o...Read more
The Nest for 2 in village by farm,stream,ducks
Keswick, Cumbria, England
Additional Location Information
The Nest is on Bassenthwaite Hall Farm by the stream and ducks! 15 minutes drive from Keswick.
Osprey viewpoint nearby, Trotters animal farm, Mirehouse country house (open to the public) William Wordsworth's house, Winlatter Visitor Centre for zip wire and mountainbiking as well as other great things for chiuldren, and many more visitor attractions. Beatrix Potter's House an hour away.
This is an ideal walking area, for the enthusiast, and the amateur.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
Stay 3 nights, get night free See Details »
|Rate Summary||$91||$106||$378 - $567||$1,210 - $1,361||2 nights|
|Sep. 22 2012 - Dec. 20 2012
|Dec. 5 2012 - Feb. 14 2013
|Dec. 28 2012 - Jan. 4 2013
New Year week
|Feb. 15 2013 - Feb. 24 2013
|Feb. 25 2013 - Mar. 28 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Mar. 29 2013 - Apr. 11 2013
Easter holidays 2013
|Apr. 12 2013 - May. 2 2013
Spring 2013 off peak
|May. 3 2013 - May. 5 2013
May Bank Holiday
|May. 6 2013 - May. 24 2013
May 2013 off peak
|May. 25 2013 - May. 31 2013
Bank Holiday 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jun. 29 2013
|Jun. 29 2013 - Jul. 20 2013
early july 2013
|Jul. 20 2013 - Aug. 30 2013
Summer school hols 2013
|Aug. 31 2013 - Oct. 25 2013
|All Other Dates||$76||$76||$416||-||2 nights|
|View all 15 Rate Periods|
Additional notes from owner
Bed Linen hire for short stays @£5 per person (not per night) Towels @£2 per person (not per night)
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Great accomodation & location - a must if you want a base to exp
We stayed at 'The Nest' for our annual holiday a few years ago now as we wanted to explore the Lake District and wanted a central location from which to do so. Bassenthwaite village is a very small but charming little village. I remember it being a little complicated finding the farm as the roads are small - however once we had negotiated this all was fine. The owner was extremely accomodating and showed us to the nest which is essentially a 4 room cottage/bunglow style building with a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom & sitting room. Everything was very well catered for, the kitchen had everything we needed. The sitting room had a flat screen tv & DVD + there was free wi-fi. There was also a parking space outside. The location was so peaceful with great views of the neighbouring mountains. A lovely brook/stream runs outside with some great walks to go on. The owner has some ducks as well which you can feed if you ask + they had a lovely sheep dog that was very tame! There is a fantastic pub literally a stones through up the the road which you shoud visit for some cracking food and local beers.
I honestly could not complain and would love to come back - I mention this place everytime I talk about our holiday in the Lake District.
The Handy Party
Richmond, N Yorks
Another Excellent Holiday!
We think this our seventh year staying with our large party in the various properties on Brook House Farm and once again we had a fantastic time. The properties are perfect for our mixed group of adults and children and are in a great location for walking in the surrounding hills. Mrs Trafford is always at hand for help and advice and we found the village pub to be friendly (including dog-friendly) with good food. We are already booked to go back again next year.
Response from Mrs A Trafford - 11/27/2012
Hello Handys! Thank you for the kind review. i am pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we always look forward to you all coming.
A lovely group of people who enjoy our village, our cottages, and the surrounding countryside. Look forward to seeing you all again. Alison Trafford
Just spent three nights at the nest cottage
lovely little place to relax and unwind
great pub round the corner and some fantastic walks to be had. The owners are very friendly and the facilitys clean and comfortable.
We have just returned from a much needed break in the Lake District and will definitely be returning. The location of The Nest is ideal being close enough to some fantastic walks but not far from Keswick which has a brilliant range of shops, restaurants etc.
Mrs T makes you feel at home and was very welcoming. Our accommodation was clean, comfortable and warm. It has everything you need and was fantastic value for money. We can't fault it!
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
Fabulous cottage home from home
We stay in the nest at least three times a year and have been doing so for several years, which speaks volumes for our view of the cottage and family. While the cottage looks small from the outside , inside it is like a tardis and with all the necessary amenities you need to enjoy you break. it is lovely being able to open the stable door and watch the ducks passing by and there is always Mop ( the farm dog) looking for a treat and a stroke.
The cottage is always clean and tidy and is very comfortable. We have known the family for a number of years now and are always made to feel very welcome, including our little dog Jack.
The cottage is ideally situated for walking and is just a stones throw away from the local pub which serves good food and the bonus is it is very dog friendly. Perfect place to stay for a relaxing holiday.
Well needed therapy!
Could not have asked for more. Perfect for a de-stress break. Heaven is sitting on the bench outside The Nest in the evening with a bowl of pasta, glass of wine and a visit from Mop The Dog (who, by the way, is very partial to a sausage)!
D & H
Relaxing couple of nights in a cosy cottage.
Cosy cottage for two, ideal location for exploring the area, shame about the wet weather, even too wet for the ducks we think. Will definitely be returning in the brighter weather. Excellent value for money. Thank you.
Blissful stay in cosy country cottage
A warm welcome from Mrs Trafford and the family made our arrival easy to this lovely country cottage for two. Based near the main farmhouse and farmyard there is always plenty to see such as the ducks waddling by to the stream and the hens running around. The cottage itself is excellent for a couple to stay with all the amenities we required, a well designed kitchen and bathroom. The lounge is very cosy and comfy with a warming log burning stove for the chillier evenings, with a TV and DVD player with a selection of Dvds. Very near, about 3 minutes walk away is the local country pub which also serves great food, so good its best to book! Children love to paddle and catch fish in the nearby beck(stream) so its best to take their wellies! A tranquil and peaceful spot for a break and I have been lots of times now and find as so as I arrive the stress just falls away from my shoulders. Have recommened this cottage to many of my friends already.
Stay 3 nights, get night free
One night free on mid week breaks off peak
Mid week breaks are offered off peak i.e. NOT school holidays or weekends.Stay with us in this delightful setting of rural Lake District and discover village life at a much slower pace of life. Watch the ducks waddle too and fro from farm to stream, walks from the door down country lanes to hills and mountains, lakes and waterfalls. Wander a fewe yards up the riverside to our local Inn full of character for a delightful meal. Keswick is only 6 miles for much more deligtful scenery, and retail therapy. We are also close to most of the lakes, winlatter forest for cycling and childrens activities including zip wires, Trotters Animal World is only one mile away, and The famous Osprey Visitor Centre is also closeby and much more. Check out our website for full details of our cottages which sleep from2-.5-.2x10. a charming Nest for 2, Studio for 2-3 and farmhouse style cottages sleeping 8 and 10. An experience not to be missed!