Location, location, location ... Barrowside certainly has it! Situated just five minutes' walk from Keswick town centre and ten minutes from the lake shore, you'll be hard-pressed to find another cottage located so centrally. Barrowside makes a perfect base for a young couple or small family to launch into adventures in the Lake District, with easy access to a plethora of restaurants, bars, pubs, culture and entertainment in the town centre.
Originally built in 1906 as shops and storerooms, Barrowside was used for many years by the local Boy Scout Group. It was then used as a Quaker Meeting House until 1994, when it was converted by the current owner into two cottages. Barrowside is now a delightful pet-free cottage and sleeps up to three people across two bedrooms. The hardy Lake District lover is used to striking out in all weathers, but there is a huge comfy sofa to sink into in front of an equally sizeable flatscreen TV for guests who fancy putting their feet up if inclement weather persists.
If you’re looking for action and adventure, Keswick is a hub of activity. Rent a bike from Keswick Mountain Bikes, scramble up the climbing wall or have a go at dragon boating on Derwent Water. Whatever outdoor activity you’re into, it’s bound to be available in Keswick. An array of outdoor shops are located in the town centre and there is plenty to do for little adventurers, including crazy golf, radio controlled boating, the King Kong play centre and the Puzzling Place (we’ll leave that to your imagination!).