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3 The Croft

Threlkeld, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • The open fire gives you a warm welcome back to the cottage after days in the great outdoors
  • Boasting views of the Helvellyn range and fields with grazing ponies, enjoy a tranquil retreat
  • Skiddaw, Blencathra and Helvellyn ranges all accessible from the doorstep
Property code: SZ020

A beautiful bolthole with fantastic social spaces both inside and out, enjoy a memorable trip to the Lake District National Park with family and friends.

Nestled at the foot of Blencathra, this cottage sleeps five people (with the option of a further two) and provides views of the dramatic Lakeland landscape. It also overlooks the Helvellyn range and a peaceful grazing field for hens and ponies to the front. The situation of the cottage is perfect for those who love a challenge, with three major mountain ranges (Skiddaw, Blencathra and Helvellyn) accessible from the doorstep. For those who prefer to take a more relaxed attitude towards adventure, the property provides a comfortable, light and airy abode in which to settle down with a good book or to watch the ‘weather’ pass by outside.

The cottage is modern and minimalist in its decor, but it lacks none of the comfort or facilities that constitute an ideal holiday residence. There are two cosy living rooms; one with views towards the Helvellyn range with a functioning coal/wood fire and a second that is heated by a wood burner and forms part of the open-plan kitchen and dining room. The latter overlooks the garden and has views of Blease Fell and Gatesgill Fell, as well as being the social hub of the cottage.

Keswick, a jewel in the northern Lake District's crown situated on the shores of the incredibly picturesque Derwentwater, is just a ten-minute drive or a 15-minute bus ride from the cottage. 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.

This spacious semi-detached house is nestled in the foothills of Blencathra. It sleeps up to seven people and is ideally situated for adventures into some of the Lake District's major mountain ranges, with sizeable storage for bikes, kayaks and canoes. The cottage has recently been fitted out in a comfortable minimalist style, with an open-plan kitchen and dining area that acts as the social hub of the house.

There are two entrances to the house; use the side door if you have muddy boots, as there is a boot store and lots of hooks on which to hang wet jackets and clothing in the utility room. If you enter through the front door, you'll find yourself in the hallway with the main living room to your left. A comfortable four-seater corner settee looks out of the large windows across the pony field to Clough Head and Threlkeld Fell, which form the northerly end of the Helvellyn range. There is a large arm chair that invites you to cuddle up in front of the functioning coal/log fire in the winter months. A 40' TV with DVD player sits on the local Honister slate mantle and there is a selection of books, games and DVDs for guests of the cottage to utilise.

Walking toward the rear of the house, you will pass the under-stairs WC on your way to the open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room/snug. From the kitchen window, you can see Blease Fell and Gatesgill Fell, both part of the Blencathra range. Blencathra from the house, top to bottom, takes around 2.5 to 3 hours on foot. The kitchen is well laid out, with clever storage and contains an electric oven and hob, dishwasher and under-counter fridge. A washing machine and under-counter freezer are both located in the utility room next door. The dining table seats up to six people and looks out to the garden. A three-seater sofa, arm chair and coffee table provide a relaxing area from which to chat to the 'chef' and a wood burner provides warmth in the winter months.

Upstairs are three bedrooms sleeping up to seven people. They comprise of a single bed with a pull-out single bed stored underneath; a bedroom with two single twin beds; and the main bedroom with king-size bed. The single and twin rooms have views of the Blencathra range and the king-size room has views over the pony field towards Clough Head and Threlkeld Fell. The main bedroom has a double wardrobe, while the single and twin rooms have hooks and hangers in place of a wardrobe. The twin room is a good size and contains a chest of drawers. The bathroom is upstairs and contains a bath and over-bath electric shower.

The split-level garden is an L-shape that wraps around the side and rear of the cottage. It has a table and six seats from which to enjoy an early morning coffee or a relaxing glass of wine in the evening. There is a wood shed at the front of the property in which there is ample room to store bikes, kayaks or canoes. The garden also has a washing line.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 twin, 1 single with pull-out trundle bed below (pull out bed suitable for a child only)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, 1 WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher
  • Utility with washing machine and freezer
  • 1 open fire in lounge, 1 wood burner in snug (logs provided)
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Partially enclosed rear and side garden with table and chairs
  • Parking outside the property
  • Regret no pets - please note that, although pets are not accepted at the cottage, the property is not fully pet-free and so may not suit allergy sufferers
  • Bike, kayak and canoe storage available in wood shed
  • Pubs within half a mile, shops 5 miles away in Keswick
  • The property sleeps 5 adults + 1 child. The additional bed is a pull out trundle bed and is only suitable for a child
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.

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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.

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