Braithwaite Court, Cumbria, England

  • 32 holiday cottages and apartments
  • A clubhouse and leisure centre
  • Indoor heated pool and exercise room
  • Ideal location for exploring the Lakes and Fells of the English Lake District
  • Walks for everyone - from gentle rambles to challenging hikes
  • Plenty of opportunities for 'messing about in boats'
  • Historic houses, many with literary connections
  • Unique, 'one-off' shops and fascinating museums

Braithwaite Court is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors across more than 30 locations. You can find out more about Braithwaite Court below, but first a brief explanation about the Holiday Property Bond.

A. How can I holiday better?

Invest from £5,000 in the Holiday Property Bond for exclusive access to a portfolio of over 1,400 top quality villas, cottages and apartments in over 30 locations across the UK and Europe. For each £1 invested you will receive one Holiday Point each year which you can use to book the properties. And when staying in them you do not pay a commercial rent, just a no-profit user charge covering actual running, maintenance and refurbishment costs. This charge is level throughout the year so there are no high season premiums. For a studio the charge averages about £315 a week, for a two bedroom property around £480 a week. Larger properties are also available. This no-profit user charge is only payable when you want to go on holiday. Your only ongoing commitment is a quarterly fee of just over £30 – that is around £130 a year.

B. Will there be more properties in the future?

As we attract more investors the more properties we will add to the portfolio – increasing your holiday choice still further.

C. How long can I holiday with HPB?

For life if you wish – the holiday benefits last as long as you hold the Bond. In due course you can pass it and the holiday benefits to your children and grandchildren, as many of our earlier investors have already done. If, however, at some point you and your family no longer wish to holiday with us you can surrender your Bond back to the company after two years or more (subject to deferral in exceptional circumstances). You will not get back the full amount you invested, although we would hope that you will have had some wonderful holidays. What you do get back will reflect initial charges (25%) taken before your money is invested in the HPB fund of holiday properties and securities. The fund itself also pays annual charges of around 2.5% and other overheads. The value of the fund’s properties and securities can also go up or down and so, like most investments, your capital is at risk.

Braithwaite Court, a delightful development of holiday apartments and cottages, is located in the pretty village of Braithwaite in Cumbria. It is a short drive from Derwentwater, roughly two miles west of the market town of Keswick. Therefore, it's an ideal base from which to explore the delightful surroundings of the northern part of the Lake District National Park.

The English Lake District covers 880 square miles of glorious fells and waters, and attracts more visitors than any other National Park. Over the years, numerous authors and artists have been inspired by the area's quiet charm and breath-taking landscapes.

Although most of today's visitors come to this compact corner of England for the fell walking or for more gentle rambles by the water's edge, there are many other recreational pursuits to enjoy and numerous places of interest to discover, including historic houses and National Trust properties. What better way to access the wonders of Cumbria and the Lake District than with a luxury holiday home in the area?

A boat trip on Derwentwater is highly recommended, as is a visit to Keswick's Theatre by the Lake.

These Cumbria properties benefit from a heated indoor swimming pool, billiards room, games room and outdoor play area for children making it an absolutely ideal set of holiday properties for the whole family to enjoy all year round.

See how William Wordsworth lived

In the centre of Lake District National Park lies Dove Cottage, which was once home to renowned poet William Wordsworth. Fans of his work can visit the cottage and see what his life was like at the beginning of the 19th Century.

If holidaying in spring, visit Ullswater and Glencoyne Bay to see the daffodils – it was these areas in bloom which inspired Wordsworth's most famous poem.

Take a cruise on the Steam Yacht Gondola

The whole family will adore cruising across Coniston Water on the Steam Yacht Gondola. Rebuilt from its Victorian original, this yacht can take you all around the lake, or you can go on the walkers' cruise, which combines a trip with a 7.5km or 12.1km hike on the fells.

Another alternative is the Ruskin Cruise – it's perfect for a full-day of fun with the family, as your cruise will take you to the beautiful Brantwood house and gardens.

Soak up the Lake District's stunning scenery

It's impossible to experience the entire Lake District in one holiday – the area is bursting full of wildlife, lush valleys, mountains, waterfalls and, of course, lakes. However, there are a few places we recommend you do tick off the list.

Windermere is wonderful for a boat trip, or you could take the little ones to The World of Beatrix Potter and Beatrix Potter House. If you'd rather go for a walk, head to Grasmere – the lower ground is ideal for gentle strolls, whereas the rocky peaks of Skiddaw, Langdale and Scarfell Pikes provide a greater challenge.

Experience the oldest and longest railway journey in the Lake District

A firm favourite of the fellwalker and guidebook author, Alfred Wainwright, this steam train journey takes you from Ravenglass, the National Park's one and only coastal village, to Dalegarth for Boot. During the ride, you'll cross the estuary, climb steep hills (reaching a gradient of 1:55 at times) and get to see incredible scenery throughout. This seven-mile trip really is worth experiencing.

Enjoy a theatrical show by the lake

Spoilt with a stunning location on the shores of Derwentwater, The Theatre by the Lake should not be missed. It hosts fantastic plays all year round – some original, some well-known classics. The Christmas plays are particular popular with families. Bondholders can pick up exclusive vouchers from Braithwaite Court reception for the Theatre.

Braithwaite Court, Cumbria, England is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors ("Bondholders"). If you are not already a Bondholder and would like further details please see below.

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