The Pheasant

A Historic Hotel in Bassenthwaite, Cumbria

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Bassenthwaite Lake
CA13 9YE

The Pheasant, Bassenthwaite

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Accommodation Description:

The Pheasant is a charming old Coaching Inn situated close to Bassenthwaite Lake at the unspoilt, northern end of the Lake District. It is one of the last remaining traditional Cumbrian hostelries with its unique period atmosphere, sense of timelessness and peaceful location. The Pheasant enjoys a well deserved national reputation amongst those who are used to being well cared for in a traditional manner.The history of The Pheasant stretches back over 500 years.

Originally a farm house, it was converted in more recent years (1778) to a popular Alehouse. One of its 19th century regulars was the famous huntsman John Peel. He would often celebrate and recount his exploits in the tap room of The Pheasant now the hotel bar.You cannot escape the sense of being surrounded by history the moment you walk in the door.

3 star rating

From: £110.00


  • Wi-Fi Available
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Iron And Board In Each Room
  • Telephone In Each Room
  • Limited Hours Room Service
  • Wake Up Call Available
  • Pets Allowed
  • Ground floor bedrooms
  • In-room Modem Hook up
  • Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
  • Private dining services
  • Bar
  • [Channels] News
  • Radio

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Nearby Historic Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Bassenthwaite Lake - 1.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Lake District Wildlife Park - 1.9 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

St Begas, Bassenthwaite - 2.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Mirehouse - 2.8 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Isel Hall - 3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Spout Force Waterfall - 3.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Dodd Wood - 3.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Whinlatter Pass - 4.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Castlegate House Gallery - 4.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Jennings Brewery Tour - 4.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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