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Latrigg View

Applethwaite, Lake District
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Splendid Lakeland home in the delightful village of Applethwaite, near Keswick
  • Spacious, period property retaining traditional exposed beams, stone flag floors and open fireplaces
  • Stunning views, glorious gardens and footpaths leading straight up the mountains
Property code: SZ304

A magical holiday property in Applethwaite, overflowing with characterful features, set in grounds with a stream running through, against a picturesque, Lake District backdrop.

Stay at this unique cottage steeped in Lake District mountaineering heritage. It's the former home of Richard Fisher, twin brother of George Fisher, both climbers and mountain rescue pioneers. Combining traditional charm with modern home comforts in a perfect position nestled at the foot of mighty Skiddaw. Sleeping up to seven adults and one child this 17th century cottage just oozes character with many period features such as exposed beams, stone flag floors and beautiful open fireplaces. Its artistic owners have lovingly remodelled it over the intervening years to make the spaces more light and open while losing none of its traditional farmhouse appeal. At the same time it boasts a modern kitchen, bathroom, original art works and sculpture. All this and a crystal clear beck descending from the fells running through the back garden. In all, everything you might want from a Lake District cottage. Please note that you will need to request the use of the single studio bed if you would like this to be made up for your stay.

Applethwaite is a peaceful south-facing village just a mile outside Keswick. It benefits from its proximity to all the bustling Lake District adventure capital offers while remaining a tranquil spot. The village boasts a wealth of walks and cycling right on the doorstep. Not least a path leading straight from the back garden from which you can head up Latrigg for some wonderfully rewarding views of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite. Alternatively take one of the routes from the village that head up Skiddaw, one of England's highest mountains. If a sedate stroll is more to your taste why not take a stately turn around the grounds of nearby Mirehouse? This beautiful mansion with literary connections has formal gardens, a wild flower meadow, a heather maze, a rhododendron tunnel, a poetry walk and four adventure playgrounds in the woods.

Keswick, the northern Lake District's foremost town, is just a 2-mile walk away. It's a vibrant market town offering a range of outdoor shops, cafes and pubs. Its enviable position on picturesque Derwentwater means that you have plenty of opportunities to mess about in boats. Why not hire a kayak or rowing boat and find a romantic beach for a picnic? Alternatively take one of Derwentwater's elegant launches and enjoy a more relaxed view of Borrowdale's stunning scenery. The town also boasts its own art deco cinema showing independent films and surely one of the most stunningly situated theatres in the country offering a varied programme of plays and live music throughout the year. So whether you're hoping to stretch your legs in the fells, explore the history and literary heritage of the area or just enjoy a glass of wine absorbing the stunning view from the back garden then this is your perfect cottage.

This property is a unique detached house nestled in beautiful Applethwaite, just a short distance from Keswick. It is a 17th century farmhouse which, while retaining all the historical detail of the buidling, has been lovingly remodelled by its artistic owners to make the most of space and light. It has three king-size bedrooms and a single children's room and is blessed with a wonderful warm atmosphere and an enviable position.

On arrival at the house there is parking outside for up to three cars in the courtyard. Through the front door you are greeted by the beautiful open-plan living and dining area but first explore the studio and boot room to your right. This wonderful little room has been several incarnations in its time. Once upon a time it acted as the village post office, and more recently it was the artist's studio of Richard Fisher and with its lovely light and stunning view of Latrigg you can see why. Now guests can use it as a games room, cloak room and drying area, there's also a single bed in here. It's a beautiful light space with its own open fire. Its proximity to the Wi-Fi might have teenagers clamouring to claim it as their own.

The aforementioned living area is a delight. The Fisher family who have owned this beautiful place for many years have been firmly rooted in the Lake District's heritage in the fields of both art and mountaineering and it shows in this lovely space. Taking the 17th century farmhouse the room has been opened up to flow through to a high ceilinged dining area, a modern kitchen and a light drenched breakfast area with two windows looking out on the garden and the views beyond. The living room has a beautiful open fireplace, exposed beams and features original art and sculpture as well as vintage mountaineering equipment. While it has been made an open-plan area it has not lost any of its cosy atmosphere. For quiet evenings indoors there is a TV with Freeview in the living area. The large dining table is perfect for family meals and you can picture yourself whiling away the evenings planning and dissecting your Lake District adventures with the added inspiration of the local artwork around you.

The new kitchen retains its stone flagged floors and is well equipped with dishwasher, microwave, fan-oven and halogen hobs. Right next to this is the breakfast alcove where you can sit and enjoy the view over a morning cuppa or spot some of the varied birdlife that visits the garden. Why not open the double doors out on to the garden on a sunny morning and listen to the stream bubbling past?

From the dining area the staircase takes you up to the four bedrooms and bathroom. The gallery-style landing makes a great place to stop occasionally and appreciate the stunning original oil painting and the view out into the village, perhaps while you're perusing the large selection of books at the top of the stairs that the owners have thoughtfully left.

Upstairs you'll find three beautiful king-size bedrooms and one children's single room. All of the rooms are decorated with a stylish mixture of antique and modern furniture and views to die for. The single room is small with a child's bed with side bar, ideal for youngsters with a tendency to thrash around! This room has a sweet little window with a view out towards the Newlands valley and Grizedale Pike, a magical perch for budding mountaineers to look out. On this section of the house there is also a handy loo, very well placed for little ones to use during the night. The first of the king size rooms has a delightful view out onto Latrigg, the second looks out on to the quiet village. The master bedroom has a wonderful large wooden bedstead facing a huge window with a magnificent panorama with a feast of mountain tops on the skyline. This truly is the perfect place for a cuppa in bed, the trick will be negotiating who goes to put the kettle on.

The house is blessed with a huge bathroom that boasts a large shower enclosure with a powerful drencher shower as well as a Victorian cast iron bath. It's an ideal spot to soak aching muscles after long lakeland walks, the vintage Abrahams brothers climbing photograph above the bath should certainly give you inspiration to make the most of the fells.

Venturing back downstairs the double doors from the kitchen and breakfast area lead out into the garden. There is a covered area with a table and benches for outdoor dining or just for admiring the view and listening to the sound of the stream which runs though. This crystal clear beck running down from Skiddaw makes an absolutely magical feature for any littlies, or adults for that matter, keen to dip their toes. Through the garden gate and over the stream a path leads to the public right of way to Spoony Green and Latrigg itself, the very definition of walks from the back door. Alternatively, pour an evening glass of wine and just soak up the marvelous scenery surrounding this unique cottage.

  • 4 bedrooms – 3 king-size and 1 child's single
  • 1 bathroom
  • Oven, microwave and dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Open fire - logs can be purchased in Keswick
  • TV with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Hairdryer
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants within 1 mile
  • Sleeps 6 + 1 
  • An additional single bed can be set up in the studio at an extra cost - please call to book. The max occupancy with the additional bed is 7 adults and 1 child
  • Care should be taken around the beck running through the gardens and children should be supervised.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Charlotte 17th May 2024

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This old-style house was perfect venue for a party of 5 adults and 2 children, including some with limited mobility. The downstairs is very spacious and having two large tables meant that the group could have different activities running simultaneously. Beautiful garden with footpath leading into Keswick (~45min walk) or short drive. Three of the uRead morepstairs bedrooms are very cramped, but we spent most of our time outside or downstairs, so it didn't matter! One huge bathroom and one tiny toilet. Hide

Reviewed by Daniel 29th March 2024

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Reviewed by Alastair 10th February 2024

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This was a lovely, well equipped cottage, very spacious and in a fantastic location on the shoulder of Skiddaw.

Reviewed by Monica 12th January 2024

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We absolutely loved our stay at Latrtigg View! Everything was perfect from directions to get there, instructions and the house itself was beautiful and well equipt. Amazing location but quiet enough to feel secluded and private! We will definitely be back! Thankyou!!!

Reviewed by Ann 27th October 2023

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The house was well located and well equipped but it is quiet quirky and tired as some of the other reviews say. It felt damp and cold and it was only October! Beds were comfortable and bathroom was fabulous.

Reviewed by Alexander 1st September 2023

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A historic cottage in a very quiet location, close to Keswick and superb mountain walks. The downstairs is spacious: a choice of fireside sitting, dining room, kitchen/diner and outdoor dining. The lovely garden faces south and east and opens directly onto the surrounding countryside. The large master bedroom has great views to the mountains. Some Read morefinishes are a little tired, and the other bedrooms are rather small; but the kitchen & bathroom are good and modern. Overall, full of character. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 18th August 2023

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Fabulous cottage. Three good double rooms, walkable into Keswick and also great walks from the doorstep. Comfortable lounge with open fire and nice outside space. The cottage has a lovely feel to it. A good base for good weather or bad.

Reviewed by Lesley 4th August 2023

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Lovely large cottage but very tired. Needs some TLC and a good, thorough clean.

Reviewed by Joshua 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Linda 30th June 2023

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Beautiful cottage and very private garden. The outside seating was convenient to make the most of sunny evenings. Quiet and peaceful location.

Reviewed by Anne 25th June 2023

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Beautiful house and location. Very comfortable, highly recommended. Just be aware there are no provisions at all, not even salt, (2 loo rolls and a dishwasher tablet for each day of your stay are provided) so bring everything from condiments to washing powder and soap.

Reviewed by Catherine 9th June 2023

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The cottage was perfect for us, 6 adults, a child and a toddler. We had exceptional weather so spent most of the time in the beautiful garden. Location is lovely, peaceful but within easy reach. Cottage was very clean, great beds and a very well equipped kitchen and bbq. We had the best time, and are already hoping to return with sad faces all rounRead mored when we left. Thank you all for a great stay! Hide

Reviewed by Tim 26th May 2023

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This cottage is in an excellent location with wonderful views. The garden has a beck running through it which was perfect for our children to play in. This is a character property so if you're looking for clean lines this is not for you but we found it to be full of charm and a lot more well equipped than we expected. The layout provided plenty of Read morespace for everyone and we had a lovely week here. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 5th May 2023

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Good location with comfortable beds and beautiful garden. If you want a modern property this isn't for you as very old building. Good size for a weekend away for 4 generation family of 6

Reviewed by Janet 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Phil 18th March 2023

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Lovely spacious traditional house in quiet location about 5 minutes drive from Keswick. Possible to hike out of the front door up on to Skiddaw and over to Blencathra. Brilliant views over to Coledale, Catbells and Latrigg from the property.

Reviewed by Richard 19th February 2023

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Reviewed by Daniel 18th November 2022

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A belter of a place to stay!

Reviewed by Kate 21st October 2022

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Such a lovely property and location. Loved all the personal historic touches as well, felt homely not just a place to stay. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Mark 1st October 2022

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A wonderful home from home. Exceptionally comfortable, with a real taste of the region and everything one could want for a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Eveline 5th August 2022

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The pictures on the website of Holiday Cottages do not reflect reality - especially on the outside (eg windows are in poor condition), bathroom (bath is unusable - completely worn out) and some extremely small rooms. We felt really disappointed about this and feel the price value is incorrect. Location and view is great, stream in the garden is a bRead moreonus for the kids. Hide

Reviewed by Hetta 29th July 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Latrigg View. Everything we needed was there and there was enough space for our3 generation party of 5 plus lots of lovely touches. We loved the sculptures and other art works and much enjoyed the library as well. Unfortunately the weather was good enough for us to be out most of the time so we didn't get as much tRead moreime as we would have liked to enjoy the cottage. We shall certainly try to return some time. Hide

Reviewed by Miriam 15th July 2022

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Loved my stay at lattrigg view. Second time and loved it just as much as the first. Love the traditional structure along side modern functionality with the beautiful garden make this the most idealic setting.

Reviewed by Karen 8th July 2022

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Lattrigg view is a beautiful, spacious cottage in a brilliant location, near enough to Keswick for the shops but far enough away for peace and quiet. We particularly loved the garden which we made full use of on a brilliantly sunny week. I would have loved a wet day just to spend in the cottage to read all the interesting books!

Reviewed by Susan 10th June 2022

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We thought this was an excellent property, in a very good location, with walks close by. Clean and spacious, with a well equipped kitchen. Various places for sitting outside in the garden, where it was lovely to relax and enjoy the evening sunshine after a day out walking. The various pieces of artwork and sculpture added interest to the property. Read moreWe would be happy to stay at Latrigg View again. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 20th May 2022

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