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11 Otley Road

Keswick, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully converted, characterful cottage, perfect for family getaways
  • Spacious open-plan living area for socialising and spending quality time together
  • Enjoy far-reaching views over the mountains from the master bedroom
Property code: SZ006

Perfect for small families or a few friends, this bright home sits in the vibrant, waterside town of Keswick. Less than a mile from the edge of Derwentwater, enjoy days filled with boat trips and fells.

This charming cottage has been lovingly refurbished with an eye to comfort and fine style. It was built four generations ago by the owner’s great grandfather and retains a homey charisma and many original features. The cottage sleeps four people and is ideal for couples, small families and friends.

This property is in the heart of Keswick yet has private parking, a garden and a peaceful aspect, being situated down one of the quieter roads of the popular market town. The town centre is just a minute’s walk away and boasts plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants, as well as outdoor shops and interesting independent shops.

Derwentwater is a 10-minute walk away and here you can hire rowing boats, take a trip on the launch or explore the many lakeshore paths. Keswick is surrounded by both high and low fells: Skiddaw, Latrigg, the Coledale Horseshoe, Catbells and Walla Crag are our favourites, and all can be easily reached from your front door! If you want to explore the country lanes by bike, there are three cycle rentals in Keswick!

As well as being known as the ‘Adventure Capital of England’, Keswick also hosts a variety of events and festivals: there is the Film Festival in February, Words by the Water in March, the Jazz Festival in May, the Mountain Festival also in May, and the Beer Festival in June. And this is just a small selection of what goes on in the area throughout the year! Whenever your visit, this cottage is perfectly placed for all the excitement and interesting goings on!

Steps lead from road level to the front door and hallway, which in turn leads to the open plan sitting room area with its comfortable seating, electric fire, 42' Freeview Smart TV, DVD player, unlimited broadband and beautiful pictures of the Lake District.

The kitchen area is fully equipped with electric oven and four-ring electric hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and plenty of storage space. There is also a dining table in this open plan area that comfortably sits four people.

Upstairs, the landing leads to two bedrooms. The first is a lovely and light, with modern decor and a comfortable king-size bed. The second has two single beds and is also light, elegant and contemporary. The bathroom has a bath, separate shower, WC, sink and heated towel rail.

To the rear of the cottage there is a garden with sitting out area, accessed by stone steps, which catches the evening sun. It's the perfect place for a glass of wine after a day on the fells! (Please note: there is a significant difference of level in the garden and young children should not be left unsupervised.)

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and 4 ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Welcome pack
  • Wood burner effect electric fire
  • Smart TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden accessed via steps - please note the garden is not separated by a fence from neighbouring gardens, however the area is private for your sole use
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs within half a mile
  • Stairgate provided for twin bedroom
  • Please note children should be supervised whilst in the garden due to a significant difference in levels of height
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Michelle 21st December 2021

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Reviewed by Jane 6th December 2021

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Great location and fantastic parking. Attractive cottage with great TV options when it rains. We will return

Reviewed by Alex 1st November 2021

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Excellent little house in central Keswick but still quiet and within easy reach of all amenities. Parking at the house was an added bonus and overall the cottage was everything and more that we needed for our stay. Top marks !

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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