• About How Dyke

    With stunning views and spacious rooms, this is a great choice for families or groups of friends to explore the Lake District National Park.

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    • Asset 46

      4 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 8 people

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      2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Highchair
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Stairgate
    • Television
    • WiFi
    • Baby and toddler friendly
      Baby and toddler friendly
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
    Safer Stays

    We have encouraged all of our owners to adapt their cleaning routine. The provider of this accommodation has confirmed they are following the Safer Stays principles, which include:

    • Extra cleaning and sanitisation
    • Extra time for property to air
    • Safe key collection and key drop
    • Hand soap or sanitiser provided
    • Social distancing guidance
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "With stunning views and spacious rooms this is a great choice for families or groups of friends to explore the Lake District National Park.\n\n\nGround Floor \n\n10 steps to front entrance 3 steps to rear entrance.\n\nPlay area\n With monitor and DVD player with a selection of DVDs.\n\nUtility room \nWith washing machine and tumble dryer.\n\nBedroom 1 \nWith twin beds.\n\n \nFirst Floor \n\n\nLivingdining room \nWith 40’’ Freeview TV DVD player and bluetooth speaker.\n\nKitchen \nWith electric oven electric hob microwave fridgefreezer and dishwasher.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith kingsize bed.\n\nBedroom 3 \nWith twin beds.\n\nBedroom 4 \nWith twin beds.\n\nBathroom 1 \nWith spa bath and toilet.\n\nBathroom 2 \nWith shower over bath and toilet.\n\nShower room \nWith shower cubicle and toilet.\n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nWarm air heating electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot highchair and stairgate. \n\n Lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. 2 dogs welcome to be kept on a lead at all times. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note There are 2 steps in the garden.\n\n Looking for your next Lake District escape? This spacious detached house in a peaceful village setting with large rooms great views and garden is an ideal choice. A plethora of British birds can be seen from the house with many nesting in the garden. You can also regularly see deer owls bats and hares from the windows.\nYou will love the space in each of the rooms at How Dyke with lots of natural light and free space to move around which often comes at a premium with properties in the area. The majority of the rooms are all on the first floor which makes it a superb social house and great for spending time with family and friends. Sleeping up to eight guests this house is ideal for larger families two families or even multiple couples with or without children. The entrance to the house is effectively on the first floor but there’s more to this house than meets the eye. It features a double bedroom and two twin bedrooms each with their own family bathshower room across the hallway. There is ample hanging space and storage and each have views of Skiddaw and the garden at the rear. The spacious open plan livingdining room is where guests will typically spend most of their time. With ample seating and dining space it makes a great communal area to enjoy breakfast and plan the days adventures whilst at night guests can snuggle up with a glass of wine and set the world to rights. Downstairs features a well-equipped utility room and a bedroom with twin beds and what is best described as a den with a three-seater sofa monitor DVD player and plenty of movies to keep the little ones entertained. The children will feel like they have their own special place leaving the adults to have a good catch-up upstairs.\nThe quiet village location offers an elevated position which enhances the views all around and with little to no light pollution you can enjoy dark skies and starry nights in the evening. During the day the garden is great for spending time in the open air and for soaking up the sunshine complete with garden furniture lawn and patio.\nThe village of Setmurthy is within the Lake District National Park between Bassenthwaite and Cockermouth and offers a fantastic base to explore the surrounding landscape. Whether you’re looking for gentle rolling hills and forest walks rugged mountainous climbing stunning lakeside scenery or you just want to visit the local Cumbrian towns How Dyke is certainly a great base. The Lakes Distillery is just ¾ miles away offering tasting tours with locally produced gin whisky and vodka. The mouth of the River Derwent as it reaches the basin of Bassenthwaite Lake is within 1 mile and it is just 2 miles to The Lake District Wildlife Park with over 100 species of wild animals great for a day out with the family. Take a drive to the birthplace of William Wordsworth in Cockermouth just 5 miles away with a great selection of local pubs restaurants and café’s or a 15-minute drive to Keswick which is full of great shopping tourist attractions and the starting point for many good walking routes including Catbells and Latrigg. Beach 12 miles. Shop 3 miles pub 2¼ miles and restaurant ¾ mile. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/105/840/10594621.jpg UK1294

    How Dyke reviews collected by Reevoo

    6.5 out of 10 – based on 2 reviews

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    out of 10

    very dated, fly and mosquito problem due to the routing vegetation around the building



    out of 10

    A nice place in a good location. Only downsides were that it was cold on a couple of occasions during the week and took a while to heat up with the gas fire. This is in early September. The storage heater based heating system was not on. Also no recycling collection. And although it's not far from Bassenthwaite Lake that is not visible from the property. That did not matter to us but might to some. On the other hand there is a splendid view of Skiddaw which with the changeable weather looked different from day to day, hour to hour and on one day from one minute to the next. For dog owners the back garden is not huge and not fully enclosed and any walk has to start along the (very quiet) single track road that goes past the property. Neighbours seem nice and helpful - one offered to take our bottles with theirs to the bottle banks. Plentiful supply of games including a Wii.



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