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Pen Cottage

Thornthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043047)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Susan

    “Another chill out stay in Pen Cottage.”

    We are fortunate enough to be able to come to our little retreat twice a year! Beautiful location and the cottage has become like a second home to us. Please don’t change anything!

    We are fortunate enough to be able to come to our little retreat twice a year! Beautiful location and the cottage has become like a second home to us. Please don’t change anything!

    - Susan, October 2023

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoy returning and look forward to welcoming you back again. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Large decked area with seating and barbecue and extensive shared landscaped gardens with pond.

The property

Nestled in the heart of Thornthwaite this beautiful property dates from 1648 and was formerly part of the Swan Hotel, now converted into a small number of luxury dwellings. Pen cottage encompasses a fresh modern feel while displaying a delight of fine furnishings and decor with oak beams and thick walls, keeping the original warmth of the 17th Century Coaching Inn it once was. The elevated position allows Pen Cottage to hold some of the most mesmerising views in the Lake District. The quality of this property is second to none, proudly showing off oak flooring throughout and perfect craftsmanship in the furniture. There are many walks to be enjoyed in the surrounding area, the coast-to-coast cycleway passes the door and bird lovers will particularly relish the chance to see the ospreys which nest nearby. Good restaurants in the area include the Pheasant at Bassenthwaite and Ivy House in Braithwaite whilst Keswick offers evening theatre, cinema and all main shopping. Accommodation: From the entrance porch, straight into the beautifully fitted kitchen with a twin bedded room to your left with large en-suite shower with WC and basin. King size bedroom with lovely garden views and family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and wc. A couple of steps take you up to the lounge which enjoys double glass doors inviting you on to the decked patio overlooking the landscaped gardens with pond and the truly embracing panoramic views across to Skiddaw and Helvellyn range. Cosy red leather settees await your arrival, with ample seating (TV, DVD, electric fire and free Wi-Fi). Outside: Large decked area to the rear with garden seating - ideal for alfresco dining whilst taking in the view! The property also benefits from extensive shared landscaped gardens with pond (younger children should be supervised) which incorporates a communal covered barbeque area and bike storage area. Nearest shop and pub in braithwaite 1.5 miles, keswick centre 3 miles. Note: Cot included, sorry no high chair available.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Note: Due to the pond in the garden, children must be supervised at all times when outside

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas