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Ratcliffe Cottage

Keswick, Lake District
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A spacious, bright and cheerful cottage providing ample accommodation for eight guests
  • Beautifully decorated, tastefully furnished and with charming quirky features
  • Perfect for exploring Derwentwater, Keswick and Bassenthwaite Lake
Property code: SZ399

Close to the heart of Keswick, this traditional stone-fronted Lakeland cottage offers light, welcoming and relaxing accommodation for families and friends exploring the stunning Derwentwater region.

A traditional Lakeland stone-front cottage from the outside, inside this cottage you'll find bright, contemporary accommodation for eight people and two dogs. There's a wonderful living room, separate dining room and well-equipped kitchen on the ground floor. The four lovely bedrooms and two bathrooms are laid out over the first and second floors. Outside is a small enclosed patio garden with a secure outbuilding, a real bonus so close to the centre of Keswick, and there's plenty of on-street parking nearby.

 

The bustling market town of Keswick has something for everyone. For those interested in local history, Keswick Museum and Art Gallery is a must, whilst families will love the famous Pencil Museum and the indoor climbing wall at Kong Adventure. There are a great choice of cafes, pubs and retaurants for anything and everything from light lunches to hearty meals and more fine dining. The independent and outdoor shops in the town centre are perfect for a spot of retail therapy.

 

Keswick is a haven for walkers and there are plenty of different options for all abilities, from lakeside strolls and woodland rambles to longer days out on the fell tops. Walk from the cottage to the mysterious Castlerigg Stone Circle or stroll down to Derwentwater, just 15 minutes away on foot. Why not pack a picnic and walk the circular 10-mile route around the lake? You can always hitch a ride on the launch if you don't fancy walking the whole way. Lace up your walking boots and head up local fell Latrigg for stunning views over the town. Experienced fell walkers can continue onto Skiddaw, England's fourth highest mountain, from here too. However you decide to spend your time in Keswick, this cottage will be a welcome home from home to retreat to.

 

Step inside the pale blue front door and you're sure to feel right at home in this welcoming retreat for eight. With its hooks, the entrance porch is the perfect place for leaving coats and boots before continuing into the spacious hallway, decorated with a fabulous tartan carpet. On your left is the inviting living room; light, bright and airy thanks to the large window to the front, this really is a wonderful space. Choose between the two stylish three-seater sofas or the matching two-seater sofa, ideally positioned around the gas-effect fire in the feature original fireplace. There's also a wall-mounted TV for entertainment and a quirky sheep footstool for relaxing in style!

 

Across the hallway is the dining room. The large wooden dining table in here is the ideal meeting point for catching up on the day's events over a hearty, home-cooked meal. The tub chair in the corner is the perfect spot to escape to with a good book and the dining room also has a TV so there's no need to fight over the remote! At the back of the cottage is the kitchen, well equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, fridge-freezer, four-slice toaster and the ever important kettle. There's also a dishwasher and a useful washing machine should you wish to make use of that during your stay.

 

Upstairs on the first floor are two of the four bedrooms: both are king size. The first bedroom is bright and spacious; built-in wardrobes and drawers provide plenty of storage and the chair at the window is great for a bit of people watching. The second bedroom is decorated in calming blue tones - you're sure to feel instantly relaxed in here. This room also has a wardrobe as well as a handy wash basin tucked in the corner.

 

Also on the first floor is the family bathroom. As well as the WC and wash basin, there's also a bath with shower over so all tastes are catered for her, whether you prefer a long soak in the tub or a reinvigorating shower.

 

Onwards and upwards to the second floor. Up here you'll find the third bedroom, another lovely bright room with fantastic views over the rooftops towards Latrigg and Skiddaw beyond. A stylish wardrobe and matching chest of drawers provide plenty of storage and there's also a quirky yellow chair. The fourth bedroom is a lovely twin room. A handy bedside table with cute lamp sits between the two single beds. The second-floor shower room has a WC, wash basin and modern shower enclosure, perfect for refreshing tired muscles after a day out in the fells.

 

To the rear of the cottage is a delightful enclosed patio garden. With a wooden bench and bistro-style table with two chairs, it's a lovely spot, equally suited to a peaceful morning coffee and an evening aperitif. There's also a useful, lockable outbuilding which has a secure line anchored to the floor that bikes can be chained to.

 

On street parking can be found close by, just a short walk from the cottage.

  • 4 bedrooms – 3 king size, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven with gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV's in lounge and dining room
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with patio and outdoor furniture
  • Roadside parking
  • Outbuilding for bike storage
  • Pubs within 0.5 miles
  • Derwentwater 0.5 miles
  • Owner may consider additional dogs, please call the office to enquire
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kylie Harmon-Twidle

This property is personally managed by Kylie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lee 31st May 2024

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Reviewed by Peter 17th May 2024

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Great cottage very comfortable beds were the best we have ever had. Very well equipped kitchen. Had a great week. Would definitely use again

Reviewed by Julie 3rd May 2024

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A lovely cottage and a great location! We were a group of 7 and plenty of space for all.

Reviewed by lucy 8th March 2024

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Or stay at Ratcliffe Cottage was lovely. On arrival, we were greeted with a welcome basket of Lakeland biscuits and a bottle of Prosecco, which was a lovely touch. There were 5 adults staying, plus one dog and we were all very comfortable with plenty of space. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed and plenty of seating betweeRead moren the cosy lounge and dining areas. The cottage was very well situated, just a few minutes walk from the lovely bars, shops and restaurants. Hide

Reviewed by Elisabeth 29th December 2023

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Beautifully appointed cottage in super location. Clean and well appointed. Recommended for a stay in Keswick,

Reviewed by Catriona 22nd December 2023

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Reviewed by Lisa 1st December 2023

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Excellent location. Cottage was clean and well equipped. Lovely stay enjoyed by all the family.

Reviewed by Hayley Anne 17th November 2023

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Great cottage, great location and we had a fab weekend!

Reviewed by JOANNE 13th October 2023

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Reviewed by Lodewyk 28th September 2023

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We had a really comfortably stay in this cottage which has an excellent location close to the business centre of Keswick. It have everything we needed.

Reviewed by Albert 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Pauline 15th September 2023

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Lovely Lakeland cottage very well placed near centre of Keswick with a variety of restaurants and other amenities. Also well placed for local walks. Kitchen quite small but very well equipped . Lovely bedrooms all with comfy beds . Great cottage for a weekend for 6 friends.

Reviewed by Joanne 11th August 2023

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Perfect location and such a well equipped, comfortable cottage. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Anne 28th July 2023

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A lovely holiday home in the heart of Keswick, comfortable and well equipped, perfect for a large group or family.

Reviewed by Claire 21st July 2023

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Good location with plenty of car parking facilities plus a shed for bicycles

Reviewed by Peter 14th July 2023

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Exceptionally comfortable and well-equipped. Highly recommended. Good location for central Keswick.

Reviewed by Keith 28th April 2023

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Great cottage in ideal location within Keswick. Quite local street but within 10 minute walk of all the main areas of the town. Really nicely furnished and in superb condition, wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Reviewed by Catherine 21st April 2023

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Very comfortable, well equipped cottage in an excellent location.

Reviewed by Anne 14th April 2023

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Fab location within easy walking distance into town. Clean bright and well equipped property Quality linen and towels, and comfortable beds. Everything worked although internet is generally very poor the area.

Reviewed by Sue-anne 24th March 2023

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This cottage was excellent. Very comfortable beds. Very well equipped. Excellent location.

Reviewed by Claire 25th February 2023

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Great position and spacious bedrooms. Kitchen was small for 8 people but it was well equipped

Reviewed by David 10th February 2023

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Reviewed by Sandra 13th January 2023

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This cottage was the perfect location; near pubs, restaurants & walks. The cottage was well equipped and clean, comfy beds with fresh linen and towels. The only downside we had was that we found the downstairs areas very cold, and no matter how high the heating was on it didn't warm the downstairs of the house.

Reviewed by Michael 22nd December 2022

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We where all pleased with the warm and comfortable property, the location was excellent. No hesitation in recommending your property.

Reviewed by Amanda 23rd September 2022

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Excellent well equipped, clean house in brilliant location. Was lovely to receive biscuits and Prosecco. House is in walking distance of fantastic walks, places to eat and lots of things to do. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Claire 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Vaughan 2nd September 2022

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Beautiful holiday home with lots of space Wonderful big bedrooms, lounge and dining room

Reviewed by Nicola 26th August 2022

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Had a great stay! Location perfect, great size property, kitchen had plenty cutlery/crockery and equipment, great week, would definitely come back

Reviewed by Nicola 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Gillian 29th July 2022

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Very comfortable beds, nice linen and towels. Well equipped kitchen. No 5 stars for cleanliness as we found an unwashed saucepan in the cupboard and nail clippings on a bedroom table. It would have been nice to have had a spare bin bag in the kitchen and one or two dishwasher tablets for the first night. Overall a very nice place to stay with plentRead morey of room for 8 of us. Hide

Reviewed by Mary 15th July 2022

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