Robin Hood Cottage (Bassenthwaite)
|Vicinity||c. 500 m NNW of Bassenthwaite|
|Interest||Robin Hood name|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-08-29. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-08-29.
Robin Hood at Bassenthwaite Lake was originally a country house situated in a spacious park-like garden, located about 0.5 km NNW of Bassenthwaite. It is included on the 6" O.S. map of the area published in 1867 as well as subsequent revisions (see Maps section below). The original buildings remain, but the area has recently been repurposed as Robin Hood Holiday Park, a resort with newly built holiday lodges that are offered for sale individually. The original main house is offered for rent as a self-catering holiday cottage under the name Robin Hood Cottage.
- Not included in Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-311.
- 6" O.S. map Cumberland XLVI (1867; surveyed 1864-65)
- 6" O.S. map Cumberland XLVI.SE (1900; rev. 1898)
- 6" O.S. map Cumberland XLVI.SE (1900; rev. 1898) (georeferenced)
- 6" O.S. map Cumberland XLVI.SE (19230; rev. 1926)
Click any image to display it in the lightbox, where you can navigate between images by clicking in the right or left side of the current image.
Robin Hood House / Marki Allum, 2011, Panoramio.
One of the cottages at the holiday park / Robin Hood Holiday Park company website.
Robin Hood Cottage, the former main house, now a self-catering cottage for rent / Cumbrian Cottages.
Inside Robin Hood Cottage / Cumbrian Cottages.
View of park and lake from Robin Hood Cottage / Cumbrian Cottages.