Welcome to Haystack’s Cottage, Braithwaite, Nr Keswick, Lake District

Tucked away in the peaceful village of Braithwaite, Haystacks is a modern three-bed house that is child friendly. Its tasteful Swedish retro-style interior and wood-burning stove offer a feeling of comfort in the cold winter months, while it is light and airy in the warmer seasons and the enclosed garden is a real sun trap in the summer. It sleeps up to six people and makes an ideal base for families wishing to explore the fells, forests, lakes and towns of the beautiful northern Lake District.

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Area: Braithwaite

Sleeps: 6

Bedrooms: 3

Changeover: Friday

Arrival time: 16:00

Departure time: 10:00

Pets Allowed?: None

Garden: enclosed

Fire type: wood burner

WiFi: Yes

Damage deposit: £50.00

Nearest Pub: 25 metres

A beautiful cottage in a fabulous location. We loved every minute. The owners were very welcoming with their messages and little basket of goodies and all dealings with Sally’s cottage were very professionally handled by nice friendly people. Brilliant.


We had a fabulous time in a lovely cottage in a great setting. Loads of walks nearby, and the two pubs we tried were excellent


I absolutely loved this place. Very clean and they even left us a bottle of wine to have on arrival. I would be struggling to quibble with anything. Possibly the broadband whcih was quite slow. But I suspect that comes with the Northern Lake District, and isn’t the owners’ fault, so scrub that perhaps.
I would strongly recommend it and hope to come again one day.


Braithwaite is ideally situated for exploring the rivers and lakes. Whether it be the mountainous walks up the Coledale Fells, gentle strolls around Bassenthwaite or Derwentwater or paddling and picnicking in the Newlands Valley, all are easily reached from the village. Rising above the village is the mountainous Whinlatter Forest with numerous mountain bike trails, walking trails, a play trail and the Go Ape high rope course. The shop and cafe in the visitor centre are well worth visiting as is the information display and webcam of the Osprey nesting site overlooking Bassenthwaite.  Braithwaite village has three pubs, all serving food and a well-stocked licensed village shop with deli, groceries and newspapers

The town of Keswick is within walking distance or a 5-minute drive and has a tourist information centre, numerous outdoor and independent shops, theatre, cinema, pubs and restaurants offering a wide range of differing cuisines.