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38 Blencathra Street

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • The open-plan living space is perfectly suited for getaways with family and friends
  • Walk 1 mile to the edge of Derwentwater where you can hop on a boat to climb lakeside fells including Catbells
  • Strolling distance to the vibrant town of Keswick which has a host of attractions to entertain guests of all ages and a choice of pubs and restaurants for evenings out
Property code: SZ023

A wonderful home for families or groups to escape to the adventure capital of England and return home to prepare delicious feasts and enjoy time spent together.

This is a spacious cottage for up to nine people and two dogs. Set out over three floors, it's the ideal retreat for groups of family and friends. Downstairs you'll find the spacious open-plan living-dining room and fantastic well equipped breakfast kitchen. The enclosed rear yard off the kitchen is the perfect spot to an enjoy an evening's G&T before heading inside to relax in comfortable surroundings. On the first floor is the wonderful master bedroom, bright twin room and modern family bathroom. Head up another flight of stairs to the second floor and you'll find a spacious king-size room with additional single bed, cosy double and handy shower room.

Within strolling distance of the town centre, you really couldn't be better placed for taking advantage of everything that the vibrant market town of Keswick has to offer. Children of all ages are sure to love the indoor climbing wall and escape room at King Kong Adventure and The Puzzling Place is a must on a wet day. If you fancy an evening out, there's plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from, as well as a cinema and theatre for entertainment. Adrenaline junkies will delight at all the outdoor activities on offer - hire a rowing boat or kayak to explore Derwentwater, visit Go Ape at Whinlatter Forest, tackle the Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine or sign up for an afternoon of ghyll scrambling with an adventure company - great fun for everyone!

For a day out, take a scenic drive through The Lakes to Grasmere, stock up on their famous Gingerbread and visit the grave of William Wordsworth, before heading on to charming Bowness-on-Windermere. There's a great choice of shops for those who like to indulge in a little retail therapy and The World of Beatrix Potter is a must for families. Fans of the famous author will delight in a trip to beautiful Hawkshead - catch the ferry across from Windermere and take a look around Hilltop, Potter's former home. Why not head west from Keswick to the stunning Solway Coast? With fantastic views across the firth to Scotland, a stop at Allonby for an ice cream and stroll on the beach (be sure to check out the tide times before you go) is a treat for the whole family.

This is a wonderful home-from-home; located in a popular part of Keswick, you're a stone's throw from everything on offer in the town centre but there's still plenty of walks available straight from the front door - you really have got the best of both worlds here!

As soon as you step into the property, you'll feel right at the home. The grand hallway leads into the spacious open-plan living-dining room. A great sociable space, it's perfect for the whole party to get together: catch up over a hearty meal round the wooden dining table before moving seamlessly over to the comfy sofas. Relax with a good book in front of the gas fire or simply watch the world go by with a steaming mug of tea from the feature bay window. The kitchen can be found at the back of the house and it's well equipped with everything you'd need for a self catering holiday. There's an electric oven and induction hob, built-in eye level microwave, dishwasher and American style fridge/freezer. Up two steps and you'll come to a little breakfast area with a small table and two chairs - ideal for the early risers to breakfast in style. Beyond the breakfast area is a handy utility room. As well as a useful washing machine and tumble dryer, in here you'll also find an extra WC making four in total in this spacious cottage.

Head up the stairs and on the first floor you'll find the first of the sleeping accommodation. Wonderfully light, bright and spacious, the master bedroom is a real treat! With a king size wooden bed and its own TV, it's a haven for relaxation. Located at the front of the house you get fantastic views of the fells over the surrounding rooftops, you'll be inspired to get out and explore - after a bit of randr of course! The first floor also benefits from a lovely twin bedroom; with accents of grey it's a calming space ideal for children and adults alike. The family bathroom can also be found on this floor. As well as the requisite WC and sink, there's a shower over the bath so all tastes are catered for. Next to the family bathroom is a further separate WC.

Onwards and upwards to the second floor and the remaining bedrooms. Up here there's a cosy double bedroom and a spacious bedroom, containing a king-size bed and additional single bedroom making this perfect for families. On this floor is a useful shower room (also with WC and sink), perfect for invigorating tired muscles after a day on the fells.

At the rear of the cottage is an enclosed yard. Small but perfectly formed, it's the ideal spot for al fresco drinks and nibbles after a day exploring everything that's on offer right on your doorstep.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 king-size family room with additional single bed, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, 1 shower room with WC, 2 WCs
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner-effect gas fire
  • TV in lounge, TV in king-size bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Small, enclosed rear yard with table and chairs
  • Roadside parking nearby
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs within half a mile
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Jane 29th April 2022

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Very comfortable and well furnished. Loved the downstairs open living area. Lots of toilets- very useful.

Reviewed by Cheryl 18th March 2022

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A wonderful, warm and cosy house for larger families. Very carefully decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard. Plentiful kitchen equipment and the open plan layout meant we could all be together even whilst preparing meals. Ideal location for the park and town.

Reviewed by Penelope 7th March 2022

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The house is in a great location, very well equipped and clean. Furnishings are of a high standard. The only downside is that you have to bring almost all 'consumables' with you, as the only things provided are washing-up liquid and dishwasher tablets (one per day), ie no dishcloths or bin bags, insufficient toilet rolls and no basics such as tea, Read morecoffee and milk. As we also had to wait for the cleaners to leave, it was disappointing to find that we had to go shopping immediately too. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 18th February 2022

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Third time lucky to get here, especially as the weather man advised 'not to travel' due to storm warning. The long wait was worth it, what a wonderful property. Excellent location. Spacious, cosy, warm, homely and inviting, a higher end holiday home with good quality fixtures and fittings, very tastefully decorated throughout. Well equipped kitchenRead more, great to have two extra loos as well as a bathroom for each bedroom floor. Drying room fab. VERY comfortable beds, will definitely return again. Hide

Reviewed by Laurence 7th January 2022

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Lovely January stay! Warm and well situated house. A very clean dog friendly house with very comfy beds.

Reviewed by Dawn 28th December 2021

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The House was lovely and clean and had everything that we needed. I would say this is one of the best that we have stayed in over the years.

Reviewed by Carol 26th November 2021

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We were a group of 8 adults. Great cottage with space to relax. Comfortable and location to Keswick town 5 mins walk. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. Would stay 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.

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