Well known for its rugged coastline and traditional English countryside, the West Country offers a diverse array of breathtaking landscapes. Whether it’s pristine beaches, picture-perfect villages or dramatic river valleys, between them, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset offer some of the UK’s most stunning scenery.
A varied landscape where mountains tower above lush river valleys and glassy lakes, interrupted only by charming towns, villages and many historic castles. The stunning coastline offers 750 miles of flawless beaches and hidden coves, and Cardiff offers a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of cultural discoveries.
Scotland is a land of real diversity. Revel in the vibrancy of Edinburgh and Glasgow or enjoy solidarity on the peaceful islands of Skye or Lewis. Walk beside gentle lochs or rushing rivers, climb towering mountains and discover hidden beaches and ancient battle grounds. Not only that but Scotland is swathed in historic castles, stately homes and attractions to suit just about anyone.
From the huge open skies and vast beaches in Norfolk to the traditional seaside charm in Essex, the East of England is a varied holiday destination. Taking in Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, you can also enjoy stunning countryside, cultural cities, historic castles and several Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Encompassing the likes of The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, a holiday in the Heart of England guarantees a traditional English break. Get lost in the stunning countryside, explore cultural cities, market towns and picture-perfect villages. Not only that but you can discover stately homes, peaceful gardens and beautiful castles.
Home to some of the UK’s most loved Victorian seaside towns, the South Coast promises perfect family memories full of fish and chips and ice cream! Head slightly inland and you can enjoy the likes of the New Forest in Hampshire, the South Downs in Sussex and cultural cities like Canterbury in Kent.
There are many contrasting landscapes in the North of England, from the unspoilt mountains in the Lake District to the vast rolling countryside of Yorkshire. If you’re more interested in the coast then Northumberland’s stunning beaches and Yorkshire’s popular fishing villages will not disappoint.
With so many beautiful places in the UK designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a testament to just how special much of the country’s landscapes are. Choose from the peaks of Snowdonia, the honey-coloured villages of the Cotswolds, the unspoilt wilderness of the Cairngorms.
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Bassenthwaite is a sleepy village full of traditional English charm. Book a break in one of our Bassenthwaite holiday cottages and leave the frenetic pace of modern life behind to relax among the stunning scenery of the Lake District National Park. View our guide to Bassenthwaite holidays or search for Bassenthwaite cottages above.
The only true ‘lake’ in the Lake District, the epic Bassenthwaite Lake is a special place for visitors and a bucket-list destination for anyone who loves this national park. Roam the shores on a walking holiday and climb up to the Bassenthwaite Lake Viewing Point to take in this breathtaking natural space. Venture out onto the lake itself in a canoe, kayak or other pleasure craft to get up close to the glistening waters and take in the surrounding fells from a unique position. A whole host of wonderful attractions await; visit Mirehouse & Gardens, Alpacaly Ever After, or Dubwath Silver Meadows Nature Reserve for a fantastic few days exploring the banks before retreating to your cosy holiday cottage in Bassenthwaite. Eat out at the tearooms, pubs and restaurants set in and around the beautiful village of Bassenthwaite and stroll back to your holiday home after busy days full of adventure.
Retreat into a Bassenthwaite cottage for a wonderful getaway to the Lake District. We have large cottages for big groups, romantic retreats for two, and family-friendly cottages – we even have a wonderful selection of dog-friendly holiday cottages throughout the Lake District. Pick out a holiday home in Bassenthwaite village for a tranquil, relaxing retreat to the Lakes and begin your Lake District adventure today.
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