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17 Otley Road

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
6 more

At a glance

  • Open-plan living space, ideal for sociable getaways with family or friends
  • Terraced, town-centre cottage with pretty shared garden
  • Less than a mile from Derwentwater for walks and dog-friendly boat trips
Property code: SZ011

Great for lovers of the great outdoors, this bolthole is surrounded by places to explore and has sociable spaces both inside and out for a fun-filled getaway with family and friends.

This charming mid-terrace cottage is in the much-loved Lakeland town of Keswick. Refurbished to a high standard with a contemporary feel, belying its traditional slate exterior, this two bedroom gem boasts a lovely open-plan living space, a stunning modern shower room and its own off-street parking all within a stone's throw of the town's amenities. It makes the ideal holiday home for a small family or two couples where you can park the car and explore everything on foot.

Keswick is a dream for the outdoor enthusiast. Surrounded by epic mountain scenery and on the shores of beautiful Derwentwater, there's a world of adventure on your doorstep. For the well-prepared walker you can take on Lakeland giant Skiddaw, right from the door. Alternatively try a more leisurely walk around Derwentwater's shoreline; if you find it too long, hop on board one of the lake's heritage launches to bring you back to town. Why not test your wilder side with a session with one of the town's outdoor instructors? You could be climbing, abseiling, ghyll scrambling or kayaking in no time!

There are plenty of relaxing ways to spend your break too. Why not have an early evening dinner then take in a play or concert at the beautifully situated Theatre by the Lake or enjoy a film at the charming art deco cinema? For the retail gurus among you, then this property could scarcely be better placed with a vast range of outdoor shops and a wonderful choice of independent shops right on the doorstep. Families are very well served in the town with indoor climbing walls, several parks, award winning museums and a leisure pool with huge slide all within easy reach. In fact a short potter from the cottage, you can cross the River Greta by footbridge into Fitz Park where you'll find plenty of space to run around and a brilliant play park. In all, there's a world of great things to do in stunning surroundings right outside your door at this lovely holiday home.

This fantastic terraced, town centre cottage sleeps four. Incredibly handy for all of Keswick's amenities yet boasting a garden and off-street parking space, this modern home makes the perfect base for a family or two couples to enjoy this much-loved Lakeland town. The owners have used fresh decor, plush carpets, statement wall art and local photography to make a welcoming and well appointed holiday home.

Guests arrive to the rear of the property and enter into the bright modern open-plan living space and kitchen. The contemporary kitchen is well equipped with built-in fan oven, four ceramic hobs, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. There's a dining table for four, plenty of crockery and cookware for your stay and a handy utility cupboard with space for your coats and boots. Moving through to the delightful living area you'll find two comfy grey sofas arranged around a wall-mounted Smart TV and electric effect stove.

Moving upstairs (note the original building plans for the house from 1909 along the way) you'll come to the spacious master bedroom. It's light and fresh with an upholstered king-size bed along with an alcove with hanging space, shelves and drawers for storage as well as a dressing table with a glorious view over the town's rooftops to the fell tops beyond. The lovely twin room has a dresser with shelves and hanging space, a mini dressing table, a wall-mounted TV and a view to the sloping back garden. The contemporary family shower room is an absolute stunner. Making the most of the space with a modern suite and huge shower enclosure housing a mixer shower with drencher head; the room also boasts slate effect wall covering with a bold colour panel, all adding up to the feeling of a luxurious haven. (The owners have also provided a baby bath should you require).

Lastly to the outside space. To the front there is a narrow terrace with some mature shrubs providing colour. To the rear there is a sloping lawn and steps to a gravelled terrace with a table and chairs for outdoor dining. The cottages along this terrace have shared access so the garden is not enclosed. Above the garden is the parking area with a designated space for the cottage right outside. Further parking can be found on-street nearby or in the car park opposite the cottage.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 shower room
  • Fan oven, four-ring ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Utility cupboard for coats and boots
  • Wood burner effect electric fire
  • Smart TV in lounge, TV in twin bedroom
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Travel cot, high chair and baby bath provided
  • Front terrace. Rear, sloping, unenclosed garden shared with neighbouring properties - each with own section. Steps lead to gravelled terrace for dining
  • Off-road parking for one car. On-road parking nearby and car park opposite
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs within 1 mile


From guests that have stayed at the property.


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.

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