How End is a fantastic cottage, situated in an elevated location in the fabulous village of Braithwaite and boasts panoramic views of the Skiddaw Range from most windows. This spacious cottage comfortably sleeps 8 and is sure to appeal to families or groups of friends who wish to explore the Lake District. Stunning views and scenery await you!
How End is an outstanding and characterful 18th century cottage situated in an elevated position in the popular lakeland village of Braithwaite and boasts sweeping panoramic views of the Skiddaw range whilst embracing Bassenthwaite Lake and the beautiful countryside. Braithwaite is a pretty village and is an ideal base for anyone wishing to explore the Northern Lakes, the village has a shop and 2 public houses and is nestled at the foot of both Whinlatter Pass and Newlands Valley where a wide variety of sightseeing, walking, cycling and climbing opportunities await you. Nearby the bustling market town of Keswick offers a wealth of amenities including, museums, parks, golf courses, leisure pool and climbing wall to name but a few. The shores of Derwentwater are a leisurely stroll from Keswick town centre where you can visit the Theatre by the Lake, hire a rowing boat or relax on a launch whilst cruising and taking in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the area.
The cottage, which retains many original features including beamed ceilings and solid wood flooring has been lovingly furnished and equipped to a high standard and provides a homely base for families or groups of friends looking for a spectacular base from which to explore the Lake District.
The centrally heated accommodation comprises:
* Large entrance hallway.
* Open-plan kitchen/diner with wood burning stove, electric range master double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
* Utility room with washing machine.
* Library with a selection of books and games, with views of the Skiddaw range.
* Sitting room with dual aspect windows giving stunning views to the Skiddaw range.
* Shower room with WC and hand basin.
* Inner vestibule leading to a large boiler/drying room ideal for storing bikes and outdoor gear.
* First floor: Spacious lounge with large bay window having stunning views to the Skiddaw range and Bassenthwaite Lake in the distance, cosy log burner, TV and DVD.
* Double bedroom with views of the Skiddaw range, adjacent shower room with WC and hand basin.
* King size bedroom with views of the Skiddaw range and en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC.
* Master king size bedroom with large luxury bathroom with bath, double shower cubicle, hand basin and WC, dual aspect window with view to Bassenthwate Lake and the Skiddaw range.
* Family bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
* Second floor: Family bedroom with a double and single bed.
* Games room with pool table, football table and a selection of games.
* All oil, electric and bed linen included.
* Sorry no cot or highchair however you are welcome to hire them from Lakes Cottage Holidays.
* Private driveway with ample parking.
* Delightful enclosed garden to front of the property.
* Elevated patio garden to the side with garden furniture (seasonal), where you can relax whilst taking in the views of the beautiful countryside.
* Wi-Fi available.
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Additional amenities include: wood burning stove yes, open fire/stove: wood burning stove, bedrooms 4: 1, keswick and district, no. bathrooms: 4, garden or outdoor area, bathrooms 5: 1, star grading: 4*, lakes cottage holiday 4*, october half term availability, seasonal promotionals, may half term availability, christmas and new year availability, parking facilities: private parking, easter availability, february half term availability, valentine availability, total number of beds for single sex groups ie double, twin, single, bunk: 5, pets no, larger cottages to sleep 7+, price s from £790 pw, summer school holidays, this months bargains, no. bedrooms: 4, keswick convention availability, sleeps 8/9, double beds: 4, changeover friday....Read more
Left on 10/18/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 18, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
great space, had and amazing 5 days enjoying the area and the house. perfect kitching cook/chill and dine in, no oven which was a shame. Sitting room is fab and the whole place is nice and spacious.
totally recommend it, we were a group of guys 28-40 for few days with the wives just hanging out and enjoy the area etc.
Thank you for your recent review on this property.
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at this popular property and had an amazing break away.
I have checked the details for this property and can confirm that this property does have an electric range double oven as well as ceramic hob and microwave which are available to use.
We hope to welcome you back to one of our properties in the future.
Lakes Cottage Holidays
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"stunning view and lots of space"
Left on 08/18/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 18, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
When we picked up the keys for the house the staff was not very friendly. But we were very pleased when we arrived at the very nice house. We liked the space and the fantastic view from the living room.
We would suggest to add a tumble dryer to the house because it is always a bit wet in the Lake District and the humidity I the house is quite high.
Some of the showers in the house should be made more flexible.
Left on 07/04/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | mikeReviewed Jul 4, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
A splendid setting looking out eastwards across the valley towards Skiddaw. The very neat gardens with outside furniture were a pleasure to sit in and relax after a day's sight-seeing.
The rooms are very pleasant and well equipped; the Wi-Fi was an extra bonus. There was plenty of crockery, cutlery and kitchen kit for eight adults. A maintenance man came very promptly and dealt with two minor plumbing issues.
The access gate into the lane is a little tricky, and the damaged cattle grid doesn't help also.
Mt only real negative is the provision of 13.5 tog duvets in the middle of June did not make for comfortable sleeping. I know enough about Lake District weather and climate to appreciate the temperature regime in winter is very much colder, but some lighter weight bedding would have been much appreciated
Left on 06/22/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 22, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
Great week weather was kind to us for a change,house was lovely, everything it says in the brochure.
Our only criticism would be not enough fridge space for 7 people and as we cook proper meals every evening felt the dishes were not larger enough.
Will be booking again though.
Left on 06/21/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 21, 2013Stayed May 2013
how end is a lovely, well furnished extremely well equipped house with lots of space . it is in a perfect location for exploring this area of the lake district and the views from the first floor sitting room are fantastic.
my only criticism would be that it is not tat far from a busy road and so road noise would be very intrusive if sitting out in the summer. luckily, or unluckily, in our week in may half term, it was not warm enough to sit out for a cuppa and there is no road noise audible form inside.
Left on 11/16/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 16, 2012Stayed Nov 2012
Very comfortable & warm.
Recommend the following additions:- toilet brushes, a few more coat hangers, mirror and bedside lamps in upper bedroom.
Also found the plastic kitchen utensils rather feeble; metal ones would be an improvement
Hardly needed cars all the week;walks and pubs within easy reach.
A good log supplier at the nearby farm.
Keswick good for Christmas shopping when the mist is down!
Left on 08/19/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Johnson FamilyReviewed Aug 19, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
How End appeared to be the perfect holiday destination for our family group. Although an expensive rental charge its size and location appeared to justify the price. Unfortunately our experience started to go wrong before we set off when, having had an email stating that towels were provided, we found that they were not. There then ensued a series of telephone calls that eventually produced reluctant agreement to provide towels. This may seem a small matter, but we've stayed at many high quality propoerties and have never provided our own towels. Given our party size of 7 adults, we would have needed considerable extra space to take the towels with us and the £35 rental fee for 7 sets of towels seemed unreasonable to us.
On reaching the property it was a sizeable house in a magnificant location, with stunning views of Skiddaw. However,the cooker oven was absolutely filthy so we had to call out cleaners, who were quickly dispatched and made a terrific job to present the cooker in a state we expected on arrival.
We also had to take out the patio table and chairs so we could sit outside and enjoy the sun. The table was of heavy and big and not an easy lift. The waste had not been emptied during the last week so the wheely bin was full. Thus we had to obtain black bags to leave out next to the bin, which wasn't emptied until the day before we left. Surely a better arrangement could be made for disposal of rubbish. The games room was unusable as it was so small. One of the downstairs rooms really would have been a better location for this.
All in all, this was a disappointing experience, perhaps reflecting the newness of the letting of this property. I do hope for future users that the letting agent can address some of these matters, the property deserves it. Also their dealings with us were very inpersonal and in my opinion unprofessional as their feelings towards us, perhaps as a problem let, appeared to colour the way they interacted with us.
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HOW END, Braithwaite, Nr Keswick
4 BR / 4 BA / Sleeps 8
Braithwaite, United Kingdom
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