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4 Raven Lane

Applethwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Magnificent fell views are a constant reminder of your fantastic location
  • With sociable spaces both inside and out, this bolthole is great for entertaining family and friends
  • Tucked between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater, adventure far and wide
Property code: SZ028

Just 2 miles from the bustling, lakeside town of Keswick, enjoy spending time in the Adventure Capital of England before heading home for a cosy night in the quiet settlement of Applethwaite.

If you are looking for a great value holiday home with wonderful panoramic views then look no further than this property. Situated in the sought-after village of Applethwaite this comfortable semi-detached house sleeps up to five people in three bedrooms and boasts some of the most glorious scenery in the area on its doorstep. It's a traditional house boasting a lovely garden, plenty of space and an open fire for cosy evenings in.

With no more than a few dozen houses, the village of Applethwaite remains wonderfully tranquil Lakeland settlement while being just on the doorstep of the much-loved market town of Keswick. The walking opportunities here are just fantastic with mighty Skiddaw and its smaller relative Latrigg both rising straight out of the village. For those keen to find their wild side among you it's a wonderland filled with opportunities to test yourself in the great outdoors. For cyclists the area could scarcely be better placed with a mountain forest park at Whinlatter and a wealth of bridleways for the mountain bikers and a wonderful network of quiet roads and mountain passes for the road cyclists. If you'd like to do some exploration on two wheels but are a bit intimidated by the hills why not hire an electric bike in Keswick and explore the area that way?

Alternatively, for those of you who enjoy a more relaxed break, it also offers a plethora of possibilities. Keswick has its own beautifully situated Theatre by the Lake offering a varied programme of drama, comedy, music and events throughout the year and the town also boasts a charming art deco cinema. It's a great place for the foodies among you too with a wonderful array of restaurants, pubs and cafes and a twice weekly market with some wonderful local crafts and foodstuffs on offer. For a gentle day out, why not take a stroll along the side of Derwentwater have lunch in Borrowdale and catch one of the stately launches back while taking in the scenery? Marvellous stuff. However you choose to spend your break here, whether it's enjoying the peace and quiet of Applethwaite or the gentle bustle of Keswick, then this property is a warm and welcoming place to start.

Guests enter the house from the side door where you first come into the spacious open-plan kitchen/diner. It's a lovely light space equipped with all the crockery, glassware and cookware you're likely to need for your stay. There's plenty of counter space, a built-in fan oven, electric hobs, microwave, washing machine and fridge/freezer. It is a light open room with a dining table and six chairs. This leads through to the cosy living room with its open fireplace and comfy seating. There's a television with a DVD and VHS player along with a selection of books, that is if you can tear yourself away from the stunning view from the living room window.

The bedrooms and the bathroom are all arranged on the first floor. Firstly the master bedroom has a double bed, a large wardrobe, a dressing table and a glorious view of the fells of the Borrowdale Valley. The twin room has a dresser, a built-in cupboard for storage and a view to the garden at the rear of the house. The single room also has a built-in cupboard and that wonderful view to the font of the house. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, sink, and WC.

Outside the house there is a lovely enclosed garden with large flower beds to the front, a lawn with rotary airer to the side and a larger lawn bordered by mature shrubs and flower beds to the rear. It makes a lovely place for a morning cuppa or an evening glass of wine.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Fan oven, electric hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Open fire
  • Heated by storage heaters and electric panel radiators
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Enclosed, front, side and back gardens
  • Parking for two cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop, restaurants and pubs within 3 miles
  • Short breaks available from a Friday or a Monday during November – March
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


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Reviewed by John 28th December 2021

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The house is in (desperate) need of upgrading. We were told we could not use the real fire, which was one of the reasons for going, the wall heater in the bathroom was also out of bounds with the cord switch wrapped around the very old heater. The main bed was so uncomfortable and small, the three piece suit which i believe to be relatively new, agRead moreain was so slim a child may be comfortable on it but my wife and i certainly were not. Consequently we decided to come home two days early. Hide

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