Thursday 8 September 2022

Gallery Mews Cottages, Thornthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria (Sleeps 1-6)

Gallery Mews Cottages offers wonderful self-catering accommodation in the village of Thornthwaite, between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater in Cumbria. We are based in a tranquil location and boast stunning views of the Skiddaw and Thornthwaite Forest.

All of our cottages are beautifully furnished and come with a range of excellent facilities to make you stay as comfortable as possible. The 3 properties are perfect for families or couples looking to escape the pressures of modern life. Our properties have use of shared grounds, perfect for al fresco dining when the sun is shining. Onsite there is a delightful gallery and tearoom to enjoy, including a complimentary drink on arrival and 10% off purchases from the gallery.

Thornthwaite Birch:
Our gorgeous ground floor cottage offers two bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin. The rooms share a shower over bath. A cosy lounge/diner comes with a TV, DVD and electric fire. Cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen which comes with an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freeze.

Thornthwaite Elm:
This studio-style accommodation boasts a lovely lounge/kitchen/diner/sleeping area, including a well-equipped open-plan area with lounge chairs, and a flat-screen TV. A delightful sleeping area comes with a double bed. Rustle up some delicious dishes in the well-equipped kitchen area with an electric oven, hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.

Thornthwaite Rowan:
Our tastefully restored ground floor cottage offers two bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin room which share a shower room. A relaxing lounge/diner has a TV, DVD player and living flame gas fire. The well-equipped kitchen comes with an electric oven, hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.

Each self-catering cottage is completely self-contained, fully furnished and equipped. The garden, shared between the cottages, is fully enclosed and overlooks Skiddaw. The owners are residents on site. Electric heating is provided together with an immersion heater, electric cooker, microwave, fridge and kettle. Bed linen and towels are included in the cottage price. Digital televisions with DVD are provided in all cottages. Provisions can be obtained from nearby Keswick (3 miles) or our well-stocked local shop in Braithwaite (1 mile). Private car parking is available adjacent to the cottages.

Dogs are permitted by prior agreement with the owners (an extra charge of £10 per week will be made).

A deposit of 50% is payable on booking; the balance to be paid 28 days before arrival (we reserve the right to re-let the cottage if these conditions are not met).

All cottages provide ground floor access and accommodation suitable for less abled persons.

In the area there is an interpretive visitors centre, accessible from the village or from the nearby Whinlatter Pass, where there is a "Go Ape" adventure, mountain bike trail, children’s play and picnic areas, a shop and cafe, excellent hill trails, for walks or mountain biking and breath-taking views into the "Jaws of Borrowdale".

Bassenthwaite Lake, within easy walking distance of the cottages, provides a peaceful setting and offers excellent fishing and sailing facilities alongside a wildlife reserve. On the eastern shores are the splendid grounds of the historic MireHouse, home of the Spedding family. Derwent Water Is known as the Queen of the English Lakes with its dramatic beauty, mysterious islands and a range of boating activities - motor launches, rowing and sailing boats and canoeing.

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