Herdwick Croft, Bassenthwaite, near Keswick
Herdwick Croft, Bassenthwaite, near Keswick
Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria

Herdwick Croft


out of 5

The park is located in Bassenthwaite, Keswick, which is a small Lakeland village that has been voted the most peaceful place in the UK for staycations. The park boasts breath-taking views of Skiddaw, Sale Fell and Binsey that are all within a few miles. We are exceptionally lucky to be discretely nestled on the north shores of the beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake, the ’only lake in the Lake District.’ The Lake is perfect for water sport enthusiasts to go paddle boarding or kayaking, while those fishing fanatics won’t be disappointed. Cold water swimming has also become very popular too. If those sports are not your thing, don’t worry the views will simply mesmerise you.

Herdwick Willy’s Bar & Bistro is our new addition to the park, with its modern rustic interior making it a great place to eat and drink. The south facing patio with a view of Sale Fell is perfect for summer evenings. Armathwaite Hall & Spa next door is a spectacular hotel offering an impressive spa, dining options and a perfect place for hosting weddings. The Lakes Distillery, of which has produced the award-winning single malt whiskey, is just a few minutes walk away. They have a very insightful whiskey tour, a bistro, and a shop for you to buy their whiskey, gin and vodka. The lakes wildlife park is set behind us which makes us lucky enough to often hear the monkeys exercising their vocal cords. A perfect day out for children and animal lovers.

Due to our great location, we are within 10 minutes of the beautiful market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth that offer lots of independent shops, cafés and restaurants. If you prefer not to drive the local bus stops at the park gates and will take you to both towns. If you have spare time after visiting the immediate attractions, then 8 miles away we have Crummock Water that is fed by Scale Force, the highest waterfall in the Lake District. 12 miles and you will reach Ennerdale the most westerly of the lakes and the most remote. Buttermere Valley is only 14 miles away and will offer exhilarating and challenging walks. For those thrill seekers, Whinlatter Forest Park is just 5 miles with a range of activities including, Go Ape, Mountain bike trails, horse riding and many more.

  • Restaurant and Bar (Opening times vary)


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