Carolyn's Cottage is a welcome retreat for three people, a stone's throw from the centre of Keswick. A charming mid-terrace cottage built by a local family, here you'll find traditional homey accommodation together with all the modern comforts and conveniences you'd expect: there's a bright living room at the front and a dining kitchen to the rear, with the two bedrooms (one a double and the other a cosy single) and family bathroom on the first floor. There's parking for one car and access to a delightful shared garden - certainly a bonus so close to the town centre.
With Keswick literally on your doorstep, you'll be spoilt for choice with what to see and do first! Those with an interest in local history will love Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, as well as the town's famous Pencil Museum. If retail therapy is more your thing, there's plenty of independent and outdoor shops to mooch around - be sure to stop off at one of the town's many cafes to refuel with coffee and homemade cake. For an evening out, why not take in a film at the family-owned Alhambra cinema, or head to the renowned Theatre by the Lake for a show? Walkers will rejoice as you can lace up your boots and be on the fells- or by the lake in minutes. Head up Latrigg, Walla Crag or Catbells, some of the most popular included in Alfred Wainwright's infamous guidebooks, or enjoy a circular route around the shore of beautiful Derwentwater - you can always hitch a ride on the launch for the return leg of the journey.
If you fancy exploring slightly further afield then Grasmere, once the home of William Wordsworth, is a scenic 20 minute drive from Keswick and well worth a visit. Stock up on some the village's delicious Grasmere Gingerbread, perfect to include in your picnic when exploring nearby White Moss and Rydal Caves. Hawkshead is another charming Lakes village to add to the list. Take the ferry across Windermere from Bowness or enjoy the drive along twisting country roads to explore this gem of a village. Why not head west from Keswick to the picturesque Solway Coast? Or head north to the border city of Carlisle?