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Bassenthwaite Lake, a finger of water lying tranquilly under the lofty bulk of Skiddaw, is indelibly linked with the spectacular sight of ospreys swooping over the lake and diving for fish in its waters. This national nature reserve, fringed with a mosaic of reed beds, fen marshland, woodlands and wild flower meadows, is rich in wildlife.

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Ravenstone Lodge

Ravenstone Lodge Hotel

Country House Hotel with 9 rooms, £35-£90 pppnb

Ouse Bridge House

Ouse Bridge House

Guest House with 11 rooms, £69-£110 prpnb

Beckside living

Southwaite Green Farm

Self-catering with 4 units, £460-£1250 pupw sleeps 1-6

Bramblewood Cottage Guest House breakfast room

Bramblewood Cottage Guest House

Guest House with 6 rooms, £35-£42 pppnb

Superior Room 4

Laurel Bank

Guest House with 5 rooms, £34-£42 pppnb

Hillcrest22 Guest House

Hillcrest22 Guest House

Guest Accommodation with 8 rooms, £40-£50 pppnb

Cragside exterior


Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £35-£40 pppnb

Sweeneys Bar, Restaurant and Rooms

18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms

Restaurant with Rooms with 4 rooms, £60-£110 pppnb

Acorn House bedroom

Acorn House

Guest House with 9 rooms, £39-£50 pppnb

Greystoke House

Greystoke House

Bed & Breakfast with 6 rooms, £35-£70 prpnb

Ash Tree House

Ash Tree House

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £28-£38 pppnb

Anns Hill Cottage bathroom

Anns Hill

Self-catering with 2 units, £415-£1250 pupw sleeps 2-4

Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Touring & Camping Park with 42 pitches, £18-£26 ptpn

Comb Beck, Thornthwaite. Keswick

Comb Beck

Self-catering with 1 unit, £475-£650 pupw sleeps 1-4

Bleaberry Lodge

Bleaberry Lodge

Self-catering with 1 unit, £495-£1075 pupw sleeps 1-6

Room 4

Shemara Guest House

Guest House with 7 rooms, £37-£50 pppnb

Gable Cottage

Gable Cottage

Self-catering with 1 unit, £380-£825 pupw sleeps 1-5

Views from the Balcony

The Views, Keswick

Self-catering with 2 units, £260-£650 pupw sleeps 1-2

Claremont House

Claremont House

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £30-£43 pppnb

Hayloft spacious open plan living lofted ceilings

The Hayloft

Self-catering with 1 unit, £299-£399 pupw sleeps 1-2

Shepherds Hut

Lanefoot Farm Pods & Shepherds Hut

Alternative Accommodation with 4 units, £37-£49 pupn sleeps 1-4

Lanefoot Loft

Lanefoot Loft

Self-catering with 1 unit, £60-£75 pupn sleeps 1-2

Howe View

Howe View

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £37 pppnb

The Grange Country House exterior

The Grange Country House

Bed & Breakfast with 11 rooms, £45-£72 pppnb

Things to do

What's on

Garden Fete

Sat 16 Jul - Fri 5 Aug 2016


The Rivals

Fri 29 - Sat 30 Jul 2016


Tide and Texture Mixed Media

Sat 30 Jul - Sun 11 Sep 2016



Surrounding Areas

Cycling Whinlatter
Keswick Town

Culture and Heritage

Bassenthwaite lake
Bassenthwaite Lake is the only body of water in the Lake District national park to actually be called a Lake. Often referred to as the only lake in the Lake District it is also extremely shallow with a maximum depth of 70 feet (21m).
Like many of the bodies of water in the Lake District, Bassenthwaite lies in a glacially eroded valley. It also joined to the nearby Derwentwater by the River Derwent before flowing through Cockermouth and out into the Irish Sea.

A lottery-funded scheme, Bassenthwaite Reflections, is helping to protect the lake's vulnerable plant and animal life through community involvement.

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