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Braithwaite Court

Cumbria, England
  • 32 holiday cottages and apartments
  • A clubhouse and leisure centre
  • In the midst of the Lakes and Fells
  • Walks for everyone - from gentle rambles to challenging hikes
  • Plenty of opportunities for 'messing about in boats'
  • Historic houses, many with literary connections
  • Unique, 'one-off' shops, and fascinating museums

Braithwaite Court, a delightful development of holiday apartments and cottages, is located in the pretty village of Braithwaite in Cumbria. It is a short drive from Derwentwater, roughly two miles west of the market town of Keswick. Therefore, it's an ideal base from which to explore the delightful surroundings of the northern part of the Lake District National Park.

The English Lake District covers 880 square miles of glorious fells and waters, and attracts more visitors than any other National Park. Over the years, numerous authors and artists have been inspired by the area's quiet charm and breath-taking landscapes.

Although most of today's visitors come to this compact corner of England for the fell walking or for more gentle rambles by the water's edge, there are many other recreational pursuits to enjoy and numerous places of interest to discover, including historic houses and National Trust properties. What better way to access the wonders of Cumbria and the Lake District than with a luxury holiday home in the area?

A boat trip on Derwentwater is highly recommended, as is a visit to Keswick's Theatre by the Lake.

These Cumbria properties benefit from a heated indoor swimming pool, billiards room, games room and outdoor play area for children making it an absolutely ideal set of holiday properties for the whole family to enjoy all year round.

See how William Wordsworth lived

In the centre of Lake District National Park lies Dove Cottage, which was once home to renowned poet William Wordsworth. Fans of his work can visit the cottage and see what his life was like at the beginning of the 19th Century.

If holidaying in spring, visit Ullswater and Glencoyne Bay to see the daffodils – it was these areas in bloom which inspired Wordsworth's most famous poem.

Take a cruise on the Steam Yacht Gondola

The whole family will adore cruising across Coniston Water on the Steam Yacht Gondola. Rebuilt from its Victorian original, this yacht can take you all around the lake, or you can go on the walkers' cruise, which combines a trip with a 7.5km or 12.1km hike on the fells.

Another alternative is the Ruskin Cruise – it's perfect for a full-day of fun with the family, as your cruise will take you to the beautiful Brantwood house and gardens.

Soak up the Lake District's stunning scenery

It's impossible to experience the entire Lake District in one holiday – the area is bursting full of wildlife, lush valleys, mountains, waterfalls and, of course, lakes. However, there are a few places we recommend you do tick off the list.

Windermere is wonderful for a boat trip, or you could take the little ones to The World of Beatrix Potter and Beatrix Potter House. If you'd rather go for a walk, head to Grasmere – the lower ground is ideal for gentle strolls, whereas the rocky peaks of Skiddaw, Langdale and Scarfell Pikes provide a greater challenge.

Experience the oldest and longest railway journey in the Lake District

A firm favourite of the fellwalker and guidebook author, Alfred Wainwright, this steam train journey takes you from Ravenglass, the National Park's one and only coastal village, to Dalegarth for Boot. During the ride, you'll cross the estuary, climb steep hills (reaching a gradient of 1:55 at times) and get to see incredible scenery throughout. This seven-mile trip really is worth experiencing.

Enjoy a theatrical show by the lake

Spoilt with a stunning location on the shores of Derwentwater, The Theatre by the Lake should not be missed. It hosts fantastic plays all year round – some original, some well-known classics. The Christmas plays are particular popular with families. Bondholders can pick up exclusive vouchers from Braithwaite Court reception for the Theatre.

Braithwaite Court is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 41,000 investors ("Bondholders"). If you are not already a Bondholder and would like further details please see below.


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