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Cygnet Cottage

Thornthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042755)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Shaw

    “Lovely cottage”

    - Mr Shaw, December 2021

The property

Cygnet Cottage has been recently renovated and prepared for holiday use. It lies in a most attractive rural setting on the edge of Thornthwaite village adjacent to the former Swan Hotel, which has been converted to a number of exclusive properties - set back behind a broad grassy area and with views to back and front. 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: This is a topsy-turvey cottage entered at the front into a ground floor hallway. Two ground floor bedrooms - one double (king-sized) en-suite with spa bath, shower, basin and wc, and one twin with second separate three piece shower room. The upstairs is a stylish open plan area - stairs rise into the dining/kitchen which is all fitted in light woods. The comfortable sitting area has electric log stove, TV with Sky Plus basic entertainment package, DVD/Blu-ray and radio/CD player, X-box and games andfree wi-fi. A lovely feature of the upstairs is the outside rear balcony area accessed by a door from the sitting room - garden table and chairs create an ideal place to eat out of doors. The cottage also benefits from extensive shared landscape gardens to the rear of the Swan. Outside: In addition to the rear balcony there is ample parking for two cars. Village shop and pubs in Braithwaite approx 1.5 miles.


  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite spa bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with electric woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, Nespresso machine, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky and DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Shared landscaped gardens
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter