Located in the pretty village of Braithwaite, just a couple of miles
from the market town of Keswick. The Duck House is a well-proportioned,
detached bungalow set in a private cul- de-sac. Providing quality
accommodation, it takes its name from the family of ducks, known to the
owners as Donald and Daphne, that bob up and down the babbling beck
that runs to the rear of the cottage.
With a bright lounge/dining room with patio doors to the garden, three
bedrooms including one with a luxurious en-suite shower room, family
bathroom and kitchen, The Duck House offers ground floor accommodation
throughout, and to the rear of the property the large patio with well
planted borders is a real delight and a fantastic sun trap on a
Set at the foot of the Newland's Valley, The Duck House offers easy
access to the stunning scenery of the north western Lake District with
the breath taking scenery of the beautiful Buttermere Valley a simple
15 minute drive away. It is also in easy reach of Bassenthwaite Lake
(home to a family of Ospreys). For those wanting to enjoy the great
outdoors there are numerous walks from the village, from gentle walks
through the valley to the high fells of Grizedale Pike and the Coledale
Horseshoe. Those seeking thrills on two wheels will enjoy the award
winning Altura Trails in Whinlatter Forest just to the north of the
village. Within the village there are two great local pubs; the Royal
Oak and the Coledale Inn, both of which serve hearty local food and are
ideal after a day on the fells. The popular Middle Ruddings Country
Inn, at the northern end of the village, is a short walk away and its
varied menu is popular with locals and visitors alike.
Accommodation in detail
Passing through the village of Brathwaite, The Duck House is located in
a quiet, private cul-de-sac just past the Village shop with private
parking for three cars to the side of the property.
The front door opens to the hallway with a cloakroom cupboard ideal for
coats and outdoor gear. This hallway then runs the length of the
cottage connecting all the rooms.
The triple aspect lounge is bright and airy and offers views across the
village to the hills beyond. Well furnished with comfortable sofas and
armchair in addition to a large family dining table. On warmer days the
patio doors open onto the garden; on cooler evenings relax with a film
in front of the cosy log burning stove.
The kitchen includes fitted units with locally sourced Lakeland green
slate worktops. The kitchen is equipped with a five ring gas hob,
electric oven, dishwasher and under counter fridge and separate
freezer. The kitchen is finished with a small breakfast bar and a
utility cupboard is home to the washing machine and tumble drier. From
the kitchen, a small sun room with wicker armchairs is the ideal place
to enjoy a good book, the morning papers and the view up to the fells.
The cottage offers a choice of three bedrooms. The bright and spacious
master bedroom offers a welcoming king size bed and accompanying
en-suite luxury shower room with massage jet walk in shower, basin and
WC. The second bedroom is offered with either a king size double bed or
two 2'6 twin beds (please specify your preference when booking) and a
final pretty single room. The bedrooms are complemented by a family
bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
To the rear of the property there is a spacious patio, with well
planted borders and tubs. With garden furniture the patio is just the
spot to sit and relax to the sound of the murmuring beck as it flows by
or to enjoy an alfresco lunch on a summer's afternoon.
The owners welcome up to two well behaved, medium size dogs. Guests
should note the garden is not enclosed, but there is excellent dog
walking close to the cottage. Parents are respectfully reminded that
Chaplin's Beck flows swiftly past the patio area and so young children
should not be left unattended in the garden.
Pets information: Pet policies vary by property, please check the
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