Now that the colder weather has set in, the Lake District and Cumbria is looking beautiful with crisp skies and a hint of autumn colour still covering the countryside. Exploring the region at this time of year is a fabulous experience and you can then return to a cosy holiday cottage with a blazing wood burner. Warm up your toes, enjoy the atmospheric crackling, and bask in the gentle flickering light.
Named in honour of the famous Lakeland walker and writer, Wainwright's Loft is a romantic apartment for two. As well as the wood burner, there are lovely beams, exposed stone walls, and even a terrace from where you can enjoy the fell views. Set just a few metres from the pedestrianised centre of Keswick, you will have easy access to the Alhambra Cinema (just across the road from Wainwright's Loft - and Sally's Cottages guests receive special discounts!) as well as the shops, eateries, and attractions of the town.
Wainwright's Loft sleeps 2 guests and welcomes 1 dog.
Prices start at £280 for a short break.
38 Stanger Street is an elegant terraced property sleeping up to five. The log burner is complemented by warm colours and comfy sofas, making this a wonderful place to relax after a day out and about. It doesn't stop there, either! 38 Stanger Street also has a conservatory leading into a lovely garden and its own electric car charging point - perfect for the environmentally conscious driver! You can plan hikes onto the likes of Skiddaw whilst observing the famous mountain from the house or, if you prefer gentler walks, why not take a gentle downhill stroll into town?
38 Stanger Street sleeps 5 guests and is pet-free.
Prices start at £385 for a short break.
This three-storey, slate-built terraced house is a quintessential Lake District property. 41 Wordsworth Street matches a traditional exterior with a modern interior that shows a flair for the fashionable and the bright, elegant decor is so welcoming that you may never want to leave! When you do head outdoors, take in the bustling vibrancy of Keswick from the town centre, or head into nearby Fitz Park where you can find a tranquil spot or take a gentle stroll along the River Greta. Once you've stretched your legs, you can head back to that wonderful wood burner with a cuppa or a glass of something yummy!
41 Wordsworth Street sleeps 7/8 guests and 0 pets.
Prices start at £500 for a short break.
Close your eyes and think of spacious rooms, relaxing tones, a crackling wood burner and period features and you can imagine yourself at Charlotte Cottage. This beautiful Georgian property is on a quiet lane just outside the pedestrianised heart of Keswick. It's a luxurious retreat that's just perfect for a couple or a small family. Take a short stroll to the Theatre by the Lake to catch a play or concert (guests with Sally's Cottages receive special discounts) or continue to Derwentwater where you can walk around the shore or take a cruise on the lake. When you return to Charlotte Cottage, close the original wooden shutters, light the wood burner, and relax!
Charlotte Cottage sleeps 4 guests and welcomes 1 dog.
Prices start at £310 for a short break.
If you'd like proximity to Keswick without being within the town itself, then Castlerigg Farmhouse could be just what you're looking for! This 18th century farmhouse boasts splendid views across the town and surrounding fells and benefits from thick walls, a cosy, traditional layout, and plenty of space. This is a great place for walking with routes towards mysterious Castlerigg Stone Circle, into St. John's in the Vale or down into Keswick itself. A bus stops at the end of the lane, too, if you don't fancy walking back up the hill!
Castlerigg Farmhouse sleeps 8/9 guests and welcomes 1 dog.
Prices start at £680 for a short break.
You can hardly get closer to the centre of Keswick than at 8 Myrtle Villas! Part of a small row of Victorian terraced houses, this luxurious cottages is just 100 metres from the town square and boasts bright, contemporary design. After a comfy night's sleep in one of the spacious bedrooms, you'll wake up to the treat of incredible mountain views, which you can then head out to explore on foot. Alternatively, why not visit the Puzzling Place, Kong Climbing Wall or one of the wonderful cafés in town?
8 Myrtle Villas sleeps 4 guests and welcomes 2 dogs.
Prices start at £345 for a short break.
Sweet Butterfly Cottage in the heart of Keswick is an absolute dream! It's the perfect romantic getaway, packing a lot into a teeny space with a wood burner, compact kitchen, local artwork, king-size bedroom and outside sitting area. You may choose to lock yourself away with your other half and enjoy the cottage delights during your visit but, if you do head out, enjoy a romantic walk around nearby Hope Park and carry on down to Derwentwater where you can hire a rowing boat, explore the shores on foot, or enjoy a cruise on a Keswick Launch.
Butterfly Cottage sleeps 2 guests and welcomes 1 dog.
Prices start at £285 for a short break.
For a stay that's really special, head to Forge Cottage, a Grade II listed building full of historical features and quirky details! The wood burner sits under grand exposed beams and in front of a big corner sofa that is perfect for either snuggling up with the family or really spreading out on! Having spent its life as an 18th century smelting house and then a 20th century chapel, this "upside-down" property is now an incredible holiday home with its own riverside patio opposite woodland that is home to red squirrels, deer, woodpeckers and owls.
Forge Cottage sleeps 4 guests and 0 pets.
Prices start at £395 for a short break.
Set between the river and the town centre, Kirk Fell Cottage is an ideal property for groups thanks to its spacious layout and enviable location. The slate-built Victorian end-terrace benefits from high ceilings, large windows, and glorious mountain views. It's a great place for socialising with a comfy seating area in the kitchen surrounding a wood burner and you could even pick your own apples from the garden! Don't miss out on a visit to the nearby Pencil Museum, or head in almost any direction to open up a wealth of high- and low-level walks - there's something for everyone!
Kirk Fell Cottage sleeps 8 guests and is pet-free.
Prices start at £535 for a short break
10. Rose Place
Rose Place is a real find with its large bedrooms, a walled garden, and that all-important wood burner in the wonderfully welcoming living room! The owners have retained much of the cottage's original Georgian character whilst bringing it truly into the 21st century with a well equipped kitchen, folding patio doors and modern appliances. You won't have far to go to experience the delights of Keswick, either. Although set on a quiet residential street, its just a gentle saunter into the town centre where you can explore the many shops, enjoy some cake at one of the cafés, or experience the many attractions!
Rose Place sleeps 6 guests and 0 pets.
Prices start at £440 for a short break.
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- Eating Out in Keswick
- Reasons to Visit the Lake District in Winter