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Postcode: CA13 | code search
Population: 410
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Castle Inn Hotel
"after visiting this hotel for many many years with my parents, i spent a long weekend with my mum & 18mth old son there in sept 08, we stopped in ..." More

Castle Inn Hotel
"Very warm welcome from reception staff, rachel and dawn and very helpful. Hotel facilities excellent and the bar and restaurant very delicious and tasty food. Room very clean, modern ..." More

Castle Inn Hotel
"After writing our first review earlier we didn't read the reviews from other people which we should of done first. It was unfortunate that they did not enjoy the hotel ..." More

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The tiny village of Bassenthwaite stands by one of the largest of Lakelandís waters, Bassenthwaite Lake, just five miles from Keswick. Bassenthwaite Lake is joined via a three mile neck of the River Derwent to Keswickís Derwent Water. The village with fewer than 500 residents has no shop these days, but it does have its village green, its stream, and a good pub with the inglenook fireplace beloved of walkers after a fell storm. There is accommodation for visitors in the nearby lakeside lodges, and in the warm and welcoming Castle Inn. A mile from the village down a footpath there is one of Lakelandís oldest churches, the Norman St Begaís, in a picturesque setting by the Lake. Inside a very practical object can be found, an iron hourglass by which sermons were timed. Tennysonís Morte díArthur was inspired by its setting, and he wrote much of the poem at Mirehouse, a 17th century manor on the eastern shore of the lake. Bassenthwaite Lake is four miles long, about three-quarters of a mile wide, and is a draw to visitors for many reasons. Walkers trek the path along its western edge. Sailors revel in its space. Birders have long come to see the migratory birds here, but since 2001 they have been drawn by the ospreys, magnificent fish eagles with a five foot wingspan. And fishermen come to try for salmon, trout, perch, and most especially pike. It is also home to a very rare UK fish, the vendace. Rarer still is the Eachy here. An Eachy is a lake monster, human in form, slimy and horrible to behold, and one was spotted here (it is said) in 1973.

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Castle Inn Hotel (0.82 miles)

Castle Inn Hotel

Set beneath some of England's highest fells and overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake, the Castle Inn Hotel and Spa is ideally located between the beautiful market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth and offers the ideal location from ... More | visit website

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Lakeland Cottages (1.00 miles)

Lakeland Cottages
Lakeland Cottage Holidays offer a varied selection of cottages in Keswick and the northern Lake District. Keswick is a great place from which to explore the Lake District and is easily reached from most parts ... More | visit website
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Ravenstone Hotel (1.32 miles)

Ravenstone Hotel

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Ravenstone Hotel is a delightful country hotel set in over 2 acres of its own grounds, just 4 miles from Keswick and close to Bassenthwaite in the Lake District. There ... More

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Armathwaite Hall (1.49 miles)

Armathwaite Hall

Few hotels are so beautifully situated as Armathwaite Hall - one of the original stately homes of England. Magnificently set in the secluded splendor of 400 acres of deer park and woodland, bordered by the ... More | visit website

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Overwater Hall Hotel (1.64 miles)

Overwater Hall Hotel

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Set in 18 acres of gardens and woodland, this elegant Grade II listed hotel in the unspoilt northern Lake District is family run, offering genuine hospitality in a relaxed, friendly ... More

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Link House (2.15 miles)

Link House
Link House, built in 1903 as "art nouveau" swept the nation, is an interesting, inviting late Victorian house enjoying lovely views. Set in a quiet rural location midway between Keswick and Cockermouth, this well-maintained house ... More | visit website
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Pheasant (2.16 miles)

Old coaching inn close to Bassenthwaite Lake, with an inglenook fireplace in the lounge. There is a light lunch menu available throughout the inn, and a fixed price menu for lunch and dinner in ... More | visit website
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The Pheasant (2.16 miles)

The Pheasant

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The Pheasant is a charming old Coaching Inn situated close to Bassenthwaite Lake at the unspoilt, northern end of the Lake District. It is one of the last remaining traditional ... More | visit website

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Lyzzick Hall Hotel (4.10 miles)

Lyzzick Hall Hotel

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Offering an ideal setting for a relaxing break in the Lake District, this beautiful country house hotel is located on the lower slopes of Skiddaw. Being situated in the northern Lake District ... More

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Woodlands Country House (4.34 miles)

Woodlands Country House

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First rate accommodation in a beautiful Victorian Country House. Superb food and wine, beautiful rural location, away from the crowds. Why not escape from the pressures of life and let ... More

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