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Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite, England
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“sun inn” (3 reviews)
Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a tour of the distillery, some tastings and then afternoon tea.Would certainly recommend a ride out to visit it.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drive down & walk to St Begas church. So chilled & pretty. You have to park & walk 3/4 mile to lakeshore

Thank Arramattic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From Ravenstone lodge down to ST Bega Church this is a great quiet walk. Wonderful scenery relatively flat walk with a good pub in Bassenthwaite at the end

Thank sjackson2188
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my opinion the second most attractive lake within the district, however, I wouldn't stay anywhere else, no motor boats, quiet and breathtaking views. It has exactly what you go to the Lake District for. Skiddaw round the corner and at the foot, the Sun...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location far from the maddening crowd. With stunning views and best of all no-one there to disturb on dawn shoot.

Thank Lee I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't forget that if you take the opportunity to visit the Osprey viewing point you can go down to the lake (when the eggs have hatched) and have a good chance of seeing the osprey fishing. This year there are three eggs in the nest...More

Thank Piggywiggle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove round the Lake as well as taking a stroll. The views are fabulous and on a clear day, Scafell Pike could be seen. We were lucky with the weather as we had no rain during the day.

Thank Katebw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peaceful, beautiful lake edged by St Bege's chapel and stunning Dodd Wood. It's also teaming with wildl8fe

Thank dot559
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely lake great for relaxing and having fun with the family. Big open spaces for the children to play. Bring own seats ect for picnic.

Thank Luxury8040
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stayed at The Pheasant at Bassenthwaite and had a pleasant walk to the lake from the hotel, as well as visiting a local nature reserve.

Thank Makushla-O
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Hi, good to read your review of cycling around Bassenthwaite Lake. We are staying northern end of the lake, i'm an ok cyclist with only a reasonable fitness. Please could you tell me if the cycling you are referring to is road or off road, relatively flat or hilly? We really want to avoid any road riding at all. Which side of the lake at the northern end is do-able? Is it bridleway? Thank you for you help!
26 July 2015|
Response from Helen K | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I'm sorry you have been misinformed, we didn't cycle round Bassenthwaite lake. Just had a brilliant stay at the Armathwaite Hall Hotel.