Situated in an enviable location in the heart of the English Lake District, Brackenrigg Cottages are an ideal base for a romantic retreat, family holiday or group getaway.
Set off the beaten track, our four stylish cottages are only two miles from the market town of Keswick and enjoy magnificent surrounding views towards Thirlmere, Derwent Water and the Helvellyn mountain range.
Each of our cottages boasts luxurious living space, decorated to a high standard and designed with comfort in mind. All feature modern fittings, private parking facilities, free Wi-Fi and uninterrupted natural views.
Each of our cottages boasts luxurious open plan living space which is decorated to a high standard with bespoke furnishings and modern facilities. Fitting to the Lakeland surroundings the cottages all feature traditional beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls.
Living rooms include a TV, DVD player and CD player for entertainment, sumptuous sofas to sink into and large picture windows with views towards the Helvellyn mountain range. Kitchens come equipped with cookers, dishwashers, fridge freezers, kettles and toaster.
Each cottage also has a dining area with ample seating for guests.
Bleaberry and Brocklebeck sleep two people in each and are set on a single ground floor level and are completely open plan, comprising all living space together including a double bed with full bedroom furnishings.
The Sett is also set on a single floor, accommodating up to four people in a double room and a twin room. There is an additional z-bed for a child in the twin bedroom.
High Rigg is our largest cottage set on two levels with a large entrance porch and wood burner in the lounge. The cottage is suitable for up to 8 people offering two double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower facilities) and two twin rooms with hand basins. This cottage also has an additional downstairs shower room.
Each cottage has a fully tiled family bathroom with bath and shower facilities.
Our cottages come complete with their own garden areas to be enjoyed in the summer months. Each has a private garden, patio and BBQ area with outdoor furnishings.
There is also a shared picnic lawn area for guests and a ball game paddock.
All bed linen and towels are provided for you arrival and bills are inclusive of the rental price. All guests have access to a shared laundry room throughout their stay.
For those bringing babies and toddlers, we are able to provide a travel cot, cot bedding , high chair and children’s toy box and outdoor games box. Please request these on booking.
Sorry – we are unable to accommodate pets in any of our cottages.
Short breaks are available in the low season between November and March. Weekly bookings have a Friday changeover day and guests are welcome to check in from 4pm on the day of arrival. Cottages must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.
Follow signs for Windermere, then Ambleside and Keswick. After Ambleside, you'll pass Grasmere, and rise up a long hill (Dunmail Raise, which marks the border between Westmorland & Cumberland). It's about 10 minutes from here.
After descending the other side of Dunmail Raise, you'll drive along the Eastern shore of Thirlmere, and then pass a long white pub on your right, The King's Head.
There's a short stretch of dual-carriageway, a mile or so after which you'll see "Brackenrigg", a white house and barn, set back from the road on your left.
Follow signs for Keswick, along the A66. For most of the journey, the spectacular sight of "Blencathra" dominates the view. After about 15 miles, there's a turn-off for Keswick & Windermere, A591. (Avoid the temptation to take the much earlier turn-off to Windermere).
After a few hundred yards, you'll reach a "T" junction. Keswick is down the hill to your right, but you need to turn left up the hill towards Windermere.
"Brackenrigg" is about 2.5 miles along here. You'll pass a large roadside farm on your right, Dale Bottom farm & caravan site on your left, and then "Brackenrigg" will appear through some trees on the right.
The first gate (white, 5-bar) is permanently closed, the entrance is 60 yards further on.