Charlotte Cottage accommodation summary
Dining kitchenFirst Floor
King size bedroom
Bunk bedroom (suitable for adults)
Enclosed back garden
Bike storageOther Info
Towels will be provided
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking
Charlotte Cottage will be decorated for the festive seasonGeneral Description
Charlotte Cottage is a beautiful two bedroom period cottage built in the 1800's which the owners believe was named for Queen Charlotte, wife of 'mad' King George III. This beautiful house has been lovingly renovated by the current owners and retains a wealth of original features which have been complimented with stylish decoration and real attention to detail in the finishing touches. This all combines to make Charlotte Cottage a haven of tranquillity and a perfect base for a holiday.
Enter through the door at the side of the cottage and step into the hallway. The hall, stairs and lounge all have lovely original floorboards which have been stripped and re-varnished and have a lovely warm feel, hang up your coat above the radiator and turn right to the lounge.
Have a seat on one of the two comfy 2-seat sofas and take in the wealth of character contained in this welcoming room. The window out onto the quiet street still has the original working wooden shutters to shut out winter nights for cosy evenings around the log-burner; your first basket of logs is supplied and ready to go so grab a drink, some snacks and enjoy! The traditional fireplace has a thick slate hearth and is flanked by built in bookshelves on both sides containing a large selection of novels and DVDs to suit all the family. A Freeview smart TV has a DVD player and access to Netflix so you can still have a movie night without walking round the corner to the cinema. This timeless room has been beautifully decorated in period colours and finished off with Lakeland photos and paintings around the walls. Side tables with lamps and an i-pod with speaker will help create a lovely ambience in the evenings whilst a toy chest full of children's toys, games and books will keep younger members entertained during the day.
Back across the hall is the bright, sunny dining kitchen with tiled floor, hand crafted units, Belfast sink and AGA cooker; perfect whatever your style, gourmet feast or dishing out a takeaway. A big south facing window overlooks the back garden bringing light flooding in and the table seating four is positioned just in front of the window to make the most of the view over the pretty garden to the church beyond. The kitchen is well equipped with under counter fridge, microwave, dishwasher, 4 slice toaster with matching kettle and cupboards stocked with everything you could possibly need. The plates and bowls can be found in traditional racks mounted on the walls and there is a selection of cookery books on the shelf for inspiration, the AGA has a gas hob and 2 electric ovens with a cooker hood over. The prints and photos decorating the walls are on an animal theme and finish this characterful room off perfectly.
Straight ahead at the top of the stairs with a beautiful view over the back garden to Keswick parish church of St John and a glimpse of Clough Head is the carpeted bunk bedroom. The large window has a sill wide enough to sit on to enjoy the view and there is a big built in cupboard behind the door with a shelf and hanging space. A dressing table and chair with mirror above complete the furniture in this delightfully simple room.
At the front of the house is the master bedroom. With an elegant metal king size bed, this room is a stylish, calm and relaxing escape from everyday life with some lovely Lakeland pictures on the wall and the real thing outside the window! The Whinlatter fells line up above the rooftops, look left and you can just see Grizedale Pike or look right to see Latrigg at the top of the street; a good start for planning walks for the week. A small dressing table and chair look out of the window, there is a mirror above the storage unit and hanging space can be found just outside on the hallway.
Between the two bedrooms is the family bathroom. With a fresh blue and white colour scheme the fully tiled bathroom contains a P shaped bath with shower over and a large sink built into a vanity unit. A heated towel rail ensures dry, warm, cosy towels whether you prefer a quick shower or a long soak in the bath.
A door from the kitchen leads out into the lovely back garden which can also be reached from the street down the slate path past the side of the house. The garden is enclosed and fully paved but plenty of pots containing climbers, shrubs, trees and flowers bring plenty of interest and colour; it has a real Mediterranean feel in the summer sunshine. South facing and surrounded by sheltering walls the garden is a true sun trap and gets the sun all day, eating al fresco is a must and a table with 4 chairs is provided for you to do just that. The bench by the wall is perfect for enjoying a quiet morning cuppa in an oasis of calm just a stone's throw from Keswick town centre.
There are 2 outhouses at the end of the garden, one provides plenty of storage for bikes and the other is a well equipped laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, airer and ironing board. There is also a table top freezer.
Charlotte Cottage has been beautifully designed and finished to create a feeling of relaxation and peace, perfect for chilling out after busy days exploring Keswick and the surrounding area. This is a stylish and comfortable home from home which you will want to return to again and again.
"Wow! What can I say, what a little gem you have... So close to the town yet so quiet we have had some great walks and it was so lovely to come back to this gorgeous cottage. I will highly recommend this to all my friends... Hope to be back soon."
"What a fantastic little cottage. I've stayed in many in Keswick over the years and this is one of the best. Love the interior design and period features... Will definitely be back soon."