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Wainwrights Loft

Keswick, Lake District
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Apartment
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At a glance

  • The perfect escape for a retreat in the heart of town
  • First-floor apartment brimming with charm
  • Dine alfresco on the roof terrace
Property code: SZ546

This welcoming abode is great for couples looking to escape their everyday routine. Enjoy a slice of Lakeside living and wander down to the shores of Derwentwater from this holiday let.

If you'd like a break in the heart of lovely Keswick while being within easy walking distance of magnificent natural surroundings then why not head to the warm, welcoming and stylish surroundings of this charming holiday property? It's a wonderful first-floor apartment for two with its own designated parking space, a quiet roof terrace and a beautifully appointed interior. Whether you'd like to stroll around the town sampling the retail and foodie delights on offer, head to the mighty peaks or just curl up in front of the wood burner in this romantic apartment then this should be just the elegant bolthole you're looking for.

The apartment is named this holiday property in honour of local legend Alfred Wainwright. Wainwright wrote many books on walking in the Lake District and is best remembered for his pictoral guides to the Lakeland Fells. He wrote about and drew in great detail some 214 fells in seven volumes, copies of which can be found inside the apartment. These fells have since become known as the 'Wainwrights' and many people set themselves the challenge of completing them all - get inspiration by spotting a few of these fells from the apartment itself.

Keswick is a much loved gem of a Lakeland town situated on the shores of picturesque Derwentwater. It's a bustling market town with a wonderful atmosphere where you can indulge your wild side with any number of adventurous outdoor activities or pamper your taste buds with a huge range of eateries offering great local food and Cumbrian real ales. Why not have an early evening dinner then take in a play or concert at the beautifully situated Theatre by the Lake during your stay? It's just a gentle stroll from the apartment, what a perfect way to spend a summer evening. Alternatively enjoy a film at the charming art deco cinema right across the street. You could scarcely be better placed for shopping here with a vast range of outdoor shops, a great choice of independent retailers and even several lovely galleries right on the doorstep.

For the outdoor enthusiasts among you the walking and cycling opportunities are endless. From gentle potters along to the lakeshore to scaling Lake District giants such as Skiddaw, it’s all available straight from the door. For water sports enthusiasts there are several marinas where you can hire all manner of craft for messing about on the water. You could potter down to the lakeshore to catch the Keswick Launch into the jaws of the Borrowdale Valley and take a stroll back rewarding yourself with a pub meal on the way! So for couples or singles with a love of this glorious area then the property makes a marvellous base.

Guests enter the property via an external staircase to the roof terrace. This opens into the main open-plan living space. The shower room is directly to your left, this has a modern suite with a large enclosure and electric shower for soaking away tired muscles.

The main living space has a wonderful open, spacious feel about it with its exposed beams and double height ceiling. There's a comfy soft grey sofa for curling up in front of the cosy wood burner or for relaxing while watching the wall mounted Smart TV. The owners have thoughtfully provided a range of books to inspire your outdoor adventures including some of Alfred Wainwright's Guides to keep you entertained. There's a wooden dining table for two and a lovely wooden window seat from which you can look out to Latrigg, the much-loved little fell just outside Keswick.

The well-equipped modern kitchen area has a double electric oven with four hobs, a slimline dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and all the crockery and cookware you will need for your stay. Why not cook up a romantic meal for two and enjoy it with that lovely view over Keswick's rooftops?

Moving through to the front of the apartment the delightful bedroom looks out onto St John's Street and the town's own art deco cinema, The Alhambra, across the road. You can even see the summit of Catbells in the distance. The room itself is a comfy haven with a romantic metal king-size bedstead, a large built-in wardrobe and a charming decorative fireplace.

Outside the apartment is a roof terrace, perfect for making the most of sunny days. There's a table and two chairs out here where you can look out over Keswick's rooftops to Latrigg while enjoying a morning cuppa or a sunny evening meal. Fantastic to have some outside space to make the most of even though you are nestled in the heart of Keswick.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Double electric oven with four hobs, a slimline dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV
  • Towels are not provided
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Hair dryer provided
  • Airing cupboard and clothes airer provided
  • Roof terrace with seating, care must be taken and guests are advised not to go near the edges
  • Off-road parking for 1 car accessed via an archway - the height of this archway is 2.1m, do not attempt to enter with a roof box of roof mounted bike rack
  • Property is accessed via an external staircase
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs on the doorstep
  • Regret no babies or children under the age of 16 years old (due to the roof terrace)
  • Please note that departure time is 9:30am
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Kylie Harmon-Twidle

This property is personally managed by Kylie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 19th January 2024

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Wainwright's Loft was perfect for us and met our every need. The flat was spotlessly clean and very warm and comfortable. The dedicated off street parking space was a bonus in a town where parking is at a premium. Ideally situated to enable the towns pubs and eating places to be reached on foot we would certainly recommend Wainwright's Loft and wilRead morel return in the future. The owners, Alan and Heather were exceptionally friendly and helpful right from our arrival which got us off to a good start. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 12th January 2024

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This Loft is in a perfect location, right in the heart of Keswick. Its an ideal base for walkers. Its cosy and comfortable and you have the added advantage of a parking space which is a real plus. I would not hesitate to recommend this property.

Reviewed by Judith 15th December 2023

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Reviewed by Andrew 27th October 2023

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Enjoy our stay at Wainwright's loft, lots of walking, very nice area.

Reviewed by Jillian 22nd September 2023

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Lovely flat very well equipped .location is excellent so near the centre of town. Hope to return .

Reviewed by Annette 21st August 2023

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Absolutely fabulous apartment. Perfect location so close to amenities but quiet at night. Extremely well appointed and was like home straight away. Cant wait to return.

Reviewed by Nigel 21st July 2023

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Reviewed by Maarten 7th July 2023

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A lovely 'home' away from home. Great location.

Reviewed by William 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by Mary 23rd June 2023

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A very comfortable apartment, very well kitted out for a couple visiting that part of the Lake District. Situated right in the centre of town so handy for shops but still quiet. Friendly supportive owner living close by. Plenty of useful books etc in the property.

Reviewed by Mark 2nd June 2023

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Stayed here for a week, a really nice apartment, clean, tidy and very comfortable. Central to Keswick and a bonus to have off street parking. I will recommend Wainwrights loft to anyone and I will be staying here again in the future..

Reviewed by Linda 7th April 2023

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Lovely, cosy comfortable accommodation. Owners live close by and are very friendly and helpful. Weve stayed here before and will do again. We love it

Reviewed by Willie 24th March 2023

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Reviewed by Gail 24th February 2023

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We had a fabulous weekend at Wainwrights Loft. The flat is well equipped and in a fabulous location. Owners were very welcoming and we will definitely be back

Reviewed by Brendan 13th February 2023

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Beautiful property in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Janice 27th January 2023

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A charming comfortable apartment in a very convenient position right in the centre of Keswick. A real plus to have a dedicated parking space right outside too. The living/kitchen area and bedroom are spacious and nicely furnished and well equipped. Plenty of space for storage and provisions. The only minor issue is the shower room is very compact bRead moreut is adequate. Plenty of good fell walking around the Keswick area without taking the car. Would recommend, ideal for a couple. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 23rd December 2022

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Lovely cosy, comfy apartment . Very well equipped with everything you could need. Great location in the heart of Keswick and very useful to have a parking space. Owners very helpful and quick to respond to queries. Thank you for the lovely treats that were left for us, much appreciated.

Reviewed by Judith 9th December 2022

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Reviewed by kevin 24th October 2022

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Really cosy, great location, defiantly would stay again

Reviewed by Julie 10th October 2022

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We had the most wonderful break here. The cottage is so cozy and comfortable with a lot of original features as well as all mod cons with the added bonus of a car parking space which is quite a bonus for somewhere right in the centre of Keswick. Lovely little town with lots of nice places to eat especially the Dog and Gun which serves an amazing hoRead moreme made Goulash. Thank you again to Alan and Heather who are exceptional hosts. We will definitely be returning. Julie and Jim x Hide

Reviewed by Anne 16th September 2022

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Lovely flat, clean and comfortable with outside terrace overlooking rooftops and fells. Excellent location, in middle of Keswick but very quiet. Also parking space for medium car, which is always a bonus. Owners live opposite and couldn't be nicer and left couple of unexpected gifts! We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Terry 2nd September 2022

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Everything you needed& that after a hard daywas perfect

Reviewed by Andrew 5th August 2022

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Lovely little cottage in a fantastic location, just outside the centre of Keswick. The bedroom was really relaxing and comfortable. Keswick itself is a charming place and a great base for exploring Borrowdale and further afield. We had a fantastic holiday and can't wait to return.

Reviewed by Nigel 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Steve 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Susan 15th July 2022

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Wainwrights Loft is a perfect place to stay in Keswick. It is a short walk to the Main street and not far to Derwentwater itself. It has all the comforts of home and everything you need in the kitchen. The hosts are friendly, helpful and welcoming and are nearby to deal with any problems. We had a great time there and would recommend it thoroughly.Read more Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Anna 10th June 2022

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A wonderful place to stay. Wainwrights Loft is perfect as a holiday home. Fantastic location in Keswick and wonderful owners Heather and Alan whom want you to enjoy their place. Very clean and plenty of warm water from the shower just perfect after a long walk. We will certainly be back. Paul and Anna

Reviewed by Katherine 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 2nd May 2022

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Excellent place central location ideal for couples. Dont go though because Im booking again.

Reviewed by Ken 22nd April 2022

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Heather and Alan are great hosts and very accommodating. The flat was very central just a two minute walk to the centre of town and was spotless and well equipped with a lovely roof top area for sitting outside. We look forward to a return visit.

Reviewed by Kathleen 18th April 2022

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Lovely four days spent here in this lovely clean apartment. Would love to stay again and will recommend to our friends.

Reviewed by Amanda 8th April 2022

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lovely clean, excellent location

Reviewed by Claire 25th March 2022

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Reviewed by Caroline 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by Grace 28th February 2022

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