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Peter House Cottage

  • Bassenthwaite
  • Nr Keswick
  • Cumbria
  • CA12 4QX
no star
Self Catering


  • Countryside Views
  • DVD Player
  • Family
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Mountain Views
  • Open fire / Wood burner
  • Other Accommodation On-site
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Rural Location
  • Self Catering
  • TV
  • Weekend Breaks

At a Glance

  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • 17thC barn conversion
  • Sleeps 5
  • Set at the foot of Skiddaw
  • Close to Bassenthwaite/ Keswick
  • Spectacular views

About Peter House Cottage

Nestled at the foot of Skiddaw and just minutes from Bassenthwaite village, Keswick and Bassenthwaite Lake, Peter House Cottage is a beautiful beamed 17th Century barn conversion on a Lakeland Hill Farm with spectacular fell views.  Tastefully furnished throughout, the cottage is a perfect base for families, couples or friends sharing or for small walking groups. 

The Skiddaw range of mountains is just on your doorstep and a choice of walks are straight from your cottage door. Well behaved dogs are welcome to join you on your holiday and an outdoor seating area, a pretty shared garden and ample private parking are all available.  Nearby Bassenthwaite village has a great pub and the many amenities of market towns Keswick and Cockermouth are a short drive away.

Living Space

  • The cottage sleeps 5 and sits at the top of the farmyard across from a cosy garden shared with our other property, Pembroke Cottage.
  • Accommodation is not all on one level - there are a few steps up and down into various rooms.
  • Perfectly fitting to its Lakeland surroundings, Peter House Cottage features original beamed ceilings throughout the living space and bedrooms.
  • The lounge is cosy and homely with comfortable sofas and an open fire.  Entertainment facilities include a flat screen TV with DVD player.
  • The fully fitted kitchen with oak units is modern and open plan with stunning views of the surrounding countryside and fells.  Applicances include an electric cooker, a microwave, freezer, laundry and ironing facilities and a fridge.
  • A separate dining area has a family dining table with seating for four.  

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

  • Two bedrooms include a double bedroom and a spacious family room with a double and single bed plus a wash basin.
  • Both bedrooms share a bathroom with a bath and electric shower over.  


There is an outdoor seating area with a table and chairs directly adjacent to the cottage and across the yard there is a small enclosed garden area which is shared with our other two bedroom cottage – Pembroke Cottage.

Other Things to Note

  • The cottage is fed by wonderful Lakeland spring water which is superb to drink and great to wash in.
  • We welcome well trained dogs with prior notification (at an additional fee of £15 per dog).
  • All bed linen and towels are provided on you arrival and bills are included in the cottage rental price.
  • Accommodation is strictly non-smoking.
  • We have cots available on request for those bringing toddlers and young children.
  • Guests receive a welcome pack on arrival.

Around and About

Our beautiful cottage is situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park and boasts easy access to a number of flat level and mountain walks. 

The summit of Skiddaw is located nearby and covers around 8 miles of high peak routes for the more experienced hikers whereas Bassenthwaite Lake has a number of flat level walk ways leading out to local villages and attractions.

There are also around 40 routes across the National Park with no stiles - suitable for those with wheelchairs, pushchairs of young children.  We are the perfect walking base but are also located only a short drive from the famous market town of Keswick with its quirky and unique shops, fantastic restaurants and family attractions for all ages.


Changeover day for this property is Saturday and check-in is from 2pm on arrival day.  The cottage must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.

Short breaks may be available throughout the seasons – please contact us for further information.  

We have two holiday cottages onsite - Peter House Cottage sleeping 5 and Pembroke Cottage sleeping 4 guests.


From the M6

Turn off at Junction 40 (Penrith) and head West for Keswick.  At the Keswick roundabout turn right (A591 to Carlisle).  Follow the road (for about 5 miles) until you see High Side Farm on the right. Take the right-turn immediately after the farm up the hill to Overwater. Follow the road for about 2.5 miles and Peter House Farm is on your left.

From Ambleside & South Lakes

Head into Keswick and follow the main road through town until you see a right turn to the A591.  At the next roundabout, with the A66, go straight over (signposted Carlisle). Follow the road for about 5 miles until you see High Side Farm on the right.  Take the right-turn immediately after the farm, up the hill to Overwater.  Follow the road for about 2.5 miles and Peter House Farm will be on your left.  As you turn into the farm entrance Peter House Loft is down the access to right, past the cottage and round the farmhouse. The entrance to The Cottage is visible; again as you come in to the farm and swing right, but will be directly facing you as you do so.  Parking is signposted by the side.  


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