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2 Ridgemount

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Apartment
Towels included
3 more

At a glance

  • Just outside Keswick, this bright apartment is perfectly positioned for romantic strolls into the town or along the old railway path beside River Greta
  • Views of Grisdale Pike and Grasmoor from the front of the house
  • Spend romantic evenings catching a play or concert at the nearby Theatre by the Lake
Property code: SZ014

Escape to the Lake District for a fabulous romantic getaway. Enjoy picnics with panoramic views, make a splash on the lakes or treat yourselves to a play or concert at the Theatre by the Lake before retreating to this lovely home.

How does a spacious and well-appointed apartment for two situated in the Lake District gem of Keswick sound to you? Well take a look at this property. Perched in an elevated position with stunning views of the fells while being just a 15-minute stroll into town, it really is a perfect place for a couple to enjoy all that Keswick has to offer. Refurbished to a high standard, this is a wonderful bolthole on the first floor of a popular terrace with it's own dedicated parking space. It benefits from wonderful views of the tops of Grisedale Pike and Grasmoor from the front of the house while just to the rear is the access to the wonderful old railway path which offers easy walking along the River Greta and a peaceful potter down to Fitz Park and the centre of town.

Keswick is a jewel in the northern Lake District's crown situated on the shores of the incredibly picturesque Derwentwater. It's a vibrant 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 take in a play or concert at the beautifully situated Theatre by the Lake during your stay? Alternatively make the most of the shopping as there is a vast range of outdoor shops and a wonderful choice of independent shops too. The award winning Keswick Museum is just a short stroll down the railway path from the apartment, you could enjoy a visit followed by lunch at its onsite cafe overlooking the park.

The walking and cycling on offer here is second to none with paths and tracks to suit those in search of gentle picturesque strolls or Lake District giants such as Skiddaw to climb if you're feeling more energetic. Ancient and mysterious Castlerigg Stone Circle sits less than a mile up the hill from this apartment. Dating from around 3000 BC and occupying an elevated plateau it is one of the most stunningly situated stone circles you will find with stunning views in all directions, well worth a wander out. The cyclists among you can recreate a stage from the 2016 Tour of Britain which passed directly outside the cottage should you wish to test your legs on a hill climb! In all, this apartment offers a comfortable and welcoming base to enjoy all that this area has to offer.

Access to the cottage is from the rear parking area via a metal staircase. On arrival at the apartment you first enter a porch with coat hooks and plenty of boot space for your outdoor bits and bobs. From here you access the light and spacious kitchen/diner. Recently refurbished, the kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, fan oven, ceramic hobs and all the crockery and utensils you're likely to require for your stay. It's a lovely light space with a circular dining table perfect for enjoying leisurely meals. Great for watching the birdlife that visits the trees to the rear of the property too.

Through from the kitchen lies the shower room and WC. There is a curved shower enclosure with Mira mixer shower and sink with vanity unit in the bright shower room. Beyond this lies the separate WC and in the ante room between the two there is an additional handbasin and heated towel rail.

Moving up a small set of stairs from the dining area you come to the living room to your right. It's a beautiful light room with two deep comfy sofas, perfect for relaxing. It has a TV with Freeview and DVD player and lovely wooden bookshelves and dresser. The owners have thoughtfully left a selection of books with local interest. This delightful room benefits from a stunning panorama of fell tops including Grasmoor and Grisedale Pike.

Moving through the hall to the bedroom, you'll find a beautiful space with subtle decor, a king-size bed with large drawers built in, a comfortable upholstered headboard, full length mirror, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room, 1 WC
  • Fan oven, ceramic hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Wood burner effect electric fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Designated parking for one car at the rear of the property
  • Regret no pets
  • Access is via an external staircase to this first-floor apartment
  • Pubs, restaurants and shops within 2 miles

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Location

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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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