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The Saplings

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7 Nights  

  • £425  to  £595

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Short Breaks

  • £ Enquire
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Off-Road Parking

About The Saplings

1 and 2 The Saplings are located in an idyllic part of Cumbria, sitting on the edge of the Lake District National Park at Bothel near Bassenthwaite. Set within 88 acres of woodland the cottages provide the perfect self-catering retreats for couples, families or friends looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Each cosy holiday cottage, sleeps two to four people in a double and twin bedroom, and being all on one level, the cottages are suitable for guests with limited mobility. Both cottages can also be rented together to accommodate up to eight guests so perfect for friends or families who want to holiday together whilst enjoying plenty of personal space. During the summer months throw open the patio doors and enjoy an alfresco lunch or evening glass of wine in the garden, or hunker down during the winter in the cosy lounge in front of the TV.

The holiday cottages are a great base for exploring this lovely corner of Cumbria. Just a couple of miles away in the delightful village of Bothel you will find a village pub as well as a number of interesting historic houses, including Woodford House, the original home of Cumberland sausage. Just seven miles away in the market town of Cockermouth you will find a wide variety of shops, eateries and galleries. You can walk from here onto the top of Watch Hill where you will be rewarded with fantastic views across to Scotland in the north or the Fells in the south.

For those who want to stretch their legs a bit further there are plenty of fantastic walks on the doorstep. Keen mountaineers will be spoilt for choice with the number of peaks to climb, or enjoy a gentle stroll around one of the pretty lakes. If you would prefer to explore this gorgeous landscape on two wheels there are numerous cycling routes to explore or head to the mountain bike trails at Whinlatter Forest. You can hire bikes in Cockermouth or bring your own and store them securely in the shed at The Saplings.

For those who can’t resist a trip to the sea, the coast is just a short drive away. The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a haven for bird watchers or adventurous water sports enthusiasts can enjoy sea kayaking or kite surfing. Alternatively try your hand at sailing or fishing on Bassenwaithe Lake or enjoy a day out in Keswick, just twelve miles away. There is so much to do when on holiday here, but most people choose to simply enjoy the relaxed pace of life and stunning views in this beautiful corner of Cumbria.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Alan & Jo-Anne Roberts joined Independent Cottages in July 2009

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation for each cottage is identical, apart from one having a walk-in shower room and not a bath. Both offer single level accommodation and comprise:

  • Entrance hall where you can store coats and boots.
  • Modern kitchen which is well-equipped with modern conveniences including a microwave, oven and hob, tall fridge/freezer and washing machine.
  • Sitting room/dining area to relax at the end of the day with comfy seating, Freeview television, DVD player, gas effect fire, dining table with four chairs and patio doors that take you outside and provide views of the surrounding woodland.
  • Double bedroom with a wardrobe, bedside tables and reading lamps.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds and a chest of drawers.
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and wash basin. Please note that one of the cottages does not have a bath but a walk-in shower room.

Outside: A spacious garden for each cottage provides plenty of space to play and relax in the warmer months with patio area. Bikes can be stored in a shed. There is off-road parking for two cars opposite the property.

Additional information: All bedding, bed linen and towels are included and beds are made up for your arrival. Seven night or longer bookings. Travel Cot available. Dogs are welcome, please let the owners know at the time of booking.

The Saplings Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2-4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £425
To £595
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - The Saplings sleeps 2-4 people.The owner has 2 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 8 guests.
Dining capacity - Please enquire with owner.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7584 138682 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Alan & Jo-Anne Roberts
Member Since July 2009

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The Saplings 18 Month Availability Calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 18th February 2024