Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District is the only officially recognised lake in the region, and it plays up to its billing well.
Offering stunning reflections of Skiddaw an with fantastic woodland trails to explore around the area, Bassenthwaite Lake is a must visit if you are off to the Lakelands for the weekend or if staying at our holiday cottages in lake District for a little bit longer.
The shallow lake, one of the largest bodies of water in the Lakelands, is home to many regional wildlife residents, including herons and even Ospreys who have returned to nest in the Lake District.
Popular with sailors from the Bassenthwaite Sailing Club, the lake is a hive of activity with ramblers exploring the local woodlands and tourists taking in the spectacular views.
Also popular with photographers, the lake truly is one of the most eye-catching and scenic waters in Cumbria, and is likely to remain that way thanks to the maintenance and protection offered by the National trust.
Located halfway between Cockermouth to the south and Keswick to the east, there are many great places to enjoy a cottage holiday around Bassenthwaite Lake. Have a look at our Lake District cottages here.