Luxury properties across the UK
Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. Read More
The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. Read More
Highlands of Scotland
Borders & The Lothians
Perthshire, Fife & Tayside
Skye & The Hebrides
Grampian & Speyside
The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. Read More
Situated between the market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth and just 3 miles from Bassenthwaite Lake The Lazy FIsh offers luxury accommodation, perfect for exploring the beautiful Lake District National Park, now a world Heritage Site. Whether your idea of getting away from it all involves tramping up fells, mountain biking on designated trails, sailing or rowing on the lakes or simply curling up in front of the fire with a glass of champagne, you'll find it all here.
Inside the 18th century barn the original features have been incorporated into the contemporary open plan design which is both stylish and functional with every home comfort catered for. After a day outdoors return to the warmth provided by the eco-friendly underfloor heating and a wood burning stove.
New in 2017 is the 2 person Little Fish situated next door to the Lazy Fish but completely separate. Designed with the same attention to style and detail but offering studio room accommodation with a fantastic double bath, large shower, separate toilet and small kitchenette. We offer a 20% discount if booked in conjunction with The Lazy Fish
Parking is in an allocated gravelled area just off our private lane. There is a gravelled outside dining area which is the access to The Lazy Fish. A small stream runs alongside. At the other end of the barn another gravelled area leads out to the hot tub which is enclosed in the walls of an old outhouse providing privacy and shelter from any wind.
Step into a large porch area with plenty of space for getting out of dirty boots and wet clothes (not that it ever rains in the Lake District!). There is a storage cupboard for coats and shoes which also houses the washing machine and tumble drier. A large tiled shower wet-room is located here with a toilet and sink. The next door takes you into the main living area - often described as the tardis effect as it it is much bigger than you imagine from the outside. Pride of place is taken by a fantastic Rocal wood burning stove in the middle of the room surrounded by 2 large L-shaped sofas. At the far end is the open plan kitchen area with granite worktops and a central island with bar stools. The kitchen is well equipped with all the necessary cooking paraphenalia and gadgets and a large oak dining table and chairs offer plenty of room for 6 diners. The master bedroom and large bathroom with sumptuous Castello bath are both also situated on the ground floor.
First Floor Description
There are 2 spiral staircases at either end of the large living space. One leads up to a mezzanine area above the kitchen with a sofa reading space which can also be set up for 2 extra people on the large sofabed with bamboo privacy screen. The other spiral leads to the old hayloft 2nd bedroom with super kingsize bed. There is a lso a chaise-longue area that is on an open mezzanine with skylights and bookshelf. Either of the bedrooms can be made into single beds.
Window Views Description
The windows on the south side of the barn look out onto the stream and across to the open fields beside the lane. The windows on the other side look out towards the hot tub and gardened area.
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The Lake District Wildlife Park
Situated just 3 miles from the property, over 100 species of exotic animals live at this 25-acre park with an on-site cafe and a play area.Visit Website
Honister Slate Mine
At the top of Honsiter pass between the lakes of Derwent Water and Butteremere you will find this working slate mine that offers tours and also adventure activities such as Via Ferrata and an Infinity Bridge.Visit Website
3 miles away in Cockermouth is the National Trust property where Wordsworth was born.Visit Website
Eating and Drinking
Bistro at the Distillery
The Lakes Distillery offers excellent food from breakfast through to evening meals as well as tours of the Distillery.Visit Website
The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite
The Pheasant is 3 miles away and offers formal dining, a less formal Bistro and drinking in the quaint back bar.Visit Website
The Wheatsheaf, Lorton
4 miles down the road is our favourite local pub serving good pub grub!Visit Website
Booths is a supermarket situated in Keswick (9 miles away) and champion local produceVisit Website
3 miles away in Cockermouth Sainsbury's offer local deliveryVisit Website
Sporting Attractions and Activities
Mountain Biking at Whinlatter Forest
There are several trails through Whinlatter Forest and if you don't want to bring your bike then we have some that you can borrow or you can hire from Cyclewise. They also offer various courses. There's a cafe and walks there too.Visit Website
Experience the thrill of a high ropes adventure in Whinlatter Forest. Mountain biking, walking and a cafe also situated here. Just 5 miles from our property.Visit Website
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