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“Beautiful cosy cottage”
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Our Puddle Ducks passing The Nest cottage
new kitchen in The Nest
New kitchen in The Nest
unusual Bedroom in The Nest
Bedroom in The Nest
Lounge looking through to hallway and kitchen. There is a two seater sofa and chair in the lounge.
Shower room in The Nest
Puddle ducks
Our puddle ducks
The puddle ducks again
Letting the ducks out from their 'bedroom - shed' for a morning swim  Egg collecting Mar-Oct
Barn by the entrance to the yard by the cottages
Stream and benches across the road
Looking towards Skiddaw from the stream across the road from the cottage
Bassenthwaite Lake Shore - an easy walk (about 1.75 miles there)
The stream about 30 seconds away
Skiddaw Mountain - this view is about 15/20 mins walk from The Nest
One of our chickens by the stream with the ducks
The stream side about 30 seconds from The Nest
The stream side in Spring a minute from The Nest
Skiddaw Mountain and Bassenthwaite Village - this view is about 5 mins walk away
Skiddaw in the seasons - early Spring - taken about 10-15 mins walk away
lambing time on the farm
Ducks foraging for juicy bugs and insects in the woods across the stream
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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liam M
2 reviews
“Beautiful cosy cottage”
Reviewed April 23, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Booked the nest for a two night stay for my wife's 30th 21stapril-23rd April and we have had an amazing time , the nest was lovely and cosy couldn't of asked for a better cottage for a couples retreat , weather was perfect enjoyed some walks around buttermere lake and also braithetwaite lake with some breath taking views with trips in to keswick, Couldnt of asked for a more incredible warm friendly hosts then Alison and family made you feel welcomed the moment you arrived, even showed us the baby ducklings and allowed my wife to feed the lambs, I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone it is fantastic, hope to see you all again soon this time with our two little animals (daughter n son).

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AntK833
Northallerton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“Lovely Place to Stay”
Reviewed April 19, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Spent a great couple of nights at The Nest. Perfect for two, cosy and warm and well sited for walks in the western lakes. Owners very welcoming and friendly.

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Management Response
May 5, 2017
Thank you for your good review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay in The Nest. Look forward to booking you in again. Alison Trafford
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Birdyys
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The perfect hidden spot.”
Reviewed October 25, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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This place is beautifully hidden away and is a secret little gem. The place is comfortable and helps restore you after long walks. Allison and her family are so welcoming and friendly who would do anything for you. It is a lovely central base to the Northern lakes and you are guaranteed to have a wonderful time. We will be back!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Elaine J
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“an amazing "Escape to the Country"!”
Reviewed October 4, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
3
people found this review helpful

We had the loveliest week at The Nest enjoying the cottage and surroundings in blissfully sunny weather. The whole environment is so relaxing with the obliging host, ducks, hens, a sweet lamb, friendly dogs and a bonus stream where one can sit and relax and enjoy a drink. The Sun Inn within walking distance where we had three meals is tops too. Everything was just perfect and we were sad to leave. We would love to come again but it is a long way from Australia!
We will be recommending it to our family.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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NayOates
Twickenham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A cosy hideaway in the Lakes”
Reviewed May 31, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We had a wonderful time in the Nest - it's so snug, and just perfect for a couple looking for somewhere a little off-the-beaten-track in the Lakes. You can climb Skiddaw right from the front door, or drive for just a few minutes to reach the ospreys in Dodd Wood, the more tourist-y attractions in Keswick and some wonderful restaurants. Or, as we did, spend a large part of the holiday curled up under blankets reading!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 22, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

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lukeyt9
1 review
“Perfect lake district holiday”
Reviewed February 18, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

If you want the perfect lake district experience, this is your place. me and my girlfriend stayed for a long weekend. the stream with friendly ducks is just outside the door and Mrs A is a fantastic host. the local pub was welcoming and had great ale. the location was perfect only 10 minutes drive from Keswick and the walks around locally were great. I was very happy with my booking

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