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26 Blencathra Street

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Rise and shine in the morning to wonderful fell views from your bedroom
  • Sitting in the Adventure Capital of England, enjoy exhilarating activities and leisurely cruises across Derwentwater
  • Raise an al fresco toast to your magical surroundings in the enclosed rear yard, perfect for spending balmy evenings in the company of your four-legged friend
Property code: SZ016

Great for all the family, this Victorian town house and its cosy wood burner are the perfect welcome home you need after days out and about.

If you're looking for a spacious and welcoming house for a family gathering right in the heart of Keswick then look no further than this home. Sleeping eight guests in four lovely bedrooms the house benefits from plenty of socialising space for a family or group to spread out in while also being just a hop skip and jump from the bustling centre of this much loved Lakeland town. This Victorian slate end-terrace town house boasts light airy decor, two lovely living rooms, well equipped cooking and dining space and four comfortable bedrooms, three of which have en-suite shower rooms. It's a roomy and indulgent jumping off point to explore this lovely area.

Keswick is a jewel in the crown of the Lake District National Park, situated on picturesque Derwentwater and surrounded by stunning fell views to all sides. It's known as the adventure capital of the Lakes and it's easy to see why as you can try your hand at almost any outdoor activity with a wealth of instructors on hand to help you find your wild side. If a gentler time in the great outdoors is more to your taste then there is a huge choice of things to do from easy low level walks and cycle rides to catching the lovely Derwentwater launch and soaking up the stunning scenery from the water. Why not don your outdoor clobber and tackle one of the wonderful fells that surround the town direct from the house?

The town offers plenty in the way of cultural delights too with its own art deco cinema showing mainstream and independent films and the beautifully situated Theatre By The Lake offering a varied programme of drama, comedy and music throughout the year. The house is conveniently close to all the town's amenities including a vast array of eateries, shops and galleries. Families are well catered for with a leisure pool with huge slide, an excellent playground and lots of activities nearby such as The Lake District Wild Animal Park and Whinlatter Forest Park. In all whether you're a group of friends or a family wanting to spend some quality time together, this property makes the perfect place to gather.

Inside is accommodation sleeping eight people in the heart of Keswick. Built in local stone and benefiting from many traditional features it has four well-appointed bedrooms, three of which are en-suite, and there is plenty of space for your party to spread out in comfort. The decor is light and airy creating a warm and welcoming home for your Keswick holiday.

On arrival at the house guests enter via a spacious porch and hallway off which you reach the main living room. This is a lovely comfortable space with deep leather sofas, a cosy armchair and a gas effect fire around which you can curl up after busy days.

Moving through to the dining room which has gorgeous wooden flooring, a large extending dining table and a wood burner set in to a large fireplace. An ideal space for long chats over dinner going over your day's adventures. The large, well-equipped kitchen is in the rear of the house. It's a stylish room with a Belfast sink, light units, a range style fan oven with gas hobs, a dishwasher, built-in fridge/freezer, and a breakfast bar for a morning cuppa or sociable food preparation. There's also a handy utility room with washer/dryer and more space for muddy boots.

Upstairs, the first floor is split over two landings, on the first landing is the family bathroom with a 'b' shaped bath with over bath mixer shower, along with the bright and cosy twin bedroom (there is a lockable door here which can make the family bathroom an en-suite to the twin room, if required). The second landing leads to the first of the double rooms. This is a delightful light room which has an en-suite shower room with electric shower. On this landing you'll also find the upstairs living room. It's another lovely socialising space with an open fire, two big and comfy sofas, a TV with YouView and a stunning bay window with glorious views of Skiddaw and Latrigg.

The second floor houses the second double room and the beautiful master suite. The master bedroom is a spacious airy room with a king-size bed, lots of storage space and an en-suite shower room with electric shower. The second double looks to the rear of the house benefiting from morning sunshine and also has an en-suite shower room with electric shower.

Moving outside, the house has a lovely enclosed gravelled rear yard with a small shed for bike storage. The rear-facing yard also benefits from outdoor dining furniture and benches. If you're lucky enough to be visiting in the spring, the magnificent Magnolia tree provides a lovely backdrop for your sunny morning cuppa!

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

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 2 doubles, 1 twin
  • 4 bathrooms - 3 en-suite shower rooms, 1 bathroom with a lock to make it an en-suite for the twin bedroom
  • Belfast sink, fan oven with gas hobs, dishwasher, fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • 1 wood burner effect gas fire in ground-floor lounge, 1 wood burner in dining room, 1 open fire in first-floor lounge
  • Smart TVs in both lounges
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed, gravelled courtyard with table and seating
  • On-road parking for up to 2 cars,situated at the side of the property. Please note these spaces are not guaranteed.
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Bike storage available
  • Shops, restaurants and pub within 1 mile


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine 26th November 2021

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Was well located and a very clean property.Would stay there again.

Reviewed by Ian 12th November 2021

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The property is spacious and well located. It is big enough for 8 people.

Reviewed by Joanne 1st November 2021

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Lovely house in great central location with private parking in a side street outside the gate. Ideal for a family or couples as there were three double bedrooms with ensuite and a family bathroom. Also two comfortable lounges so you can spread out. Kitchen was spacious with good storage. Highly recommend it and would stay there again!

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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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