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8 Myrtle Villas

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
7 more

At a glance

  • Admire magnificent views of Skiddaw from your patio
  • Sitting in the heart of Keswick, explore the Adventure Capital of England without having to jump in the car
  • Contemporary style and creature comforts create a welcoming hub of the home where you can spend time relaxing after exploring with your dogs
Property code: SZ036

Great for a few friends after exhilarating adventures or families looking to escape the everyday, this home is a wonderful base from which to head outside and explore the Lake District.

Set right in the heart of the much-loved Lakeland town of Keswick, this is a luxurious and comfortable base from which to explore this wonderful area. Refurbished to a very high standard and boasting stylish, contemporary decor throughout, it's a wonderfully comfortable haven for up to four people. One of a small row of Victorian terraced houses the cottage sits just less than 100 metres from the lovely pedestrianised town centre. Guests will find a lovely choice of cafes, restaurant and shops literally on the doorstep while the beautifully situated Theatre By the Lake and Keswick's own art deco cinema are just a short walk away. Twice a week the town hosts a market and throughout the year there are exhibitions festivals and events to enjoy.

Keswick's position, nestled on the shore of picturesque Derwentwater, is absolutely glorious. The choice of fell walks from the door is marvellous with everything from mighty Skiddaw, England's fourth highest mountain, to lower level fells such as Walla Crag and Latrigg all walkable from the door. Alternatively, guests can take the gentle potter down to the lake shore and perhaps catch one of Keswick's lovely launches which wind their way gently round the lake. Why not walk along the lake into the jaws of beautiful Borrowdale, have a delicious lunch at one of the lovely hotels or cafes then catch the launch back to Keswick? How very civilised. The cycling in the area is second to none with a fantastic choice of off-road adventures to be had for the mountain bikers among you and some of the most iconic road cycling in the country in fact a stage of the 2016 Tour of Britain went past the cottage.

Keswick is also well known as the adventure capital of the Lake District. Every possible outdoor activity is catered for here from rock climbing to ghyll scrambling, via ferrata to paddle boarding. There's a wealth of outdoor companies to guide your adventures, as well as two marinas and indoor climbing walls. 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. Perhaps you'd just rather snuggle up around the wood burner in this gorgeous house and enjoy a good book! However you choose to spend your time in the area, this cottage is a delightful place to start.

This terraced house, built in local slate, has been refurbished to a very high standard making a luxurious jumping off point for exploring everything this wonderful area has to offer.

Guests arrive to the front of the house along a shared front terrace and are greeted on entry with the gorgeous open-plan living space. Stretching through to the kitchen this beautiful room makes the most of the traditional character of the house while bringing it right into the 21st century with subtle contemporary decor and stylish furnishings.

There's a wonderful wood burner framed by a natural wood mantle creating a warm and cosy atmosphere where you can sink in to the comfy sofa or armchairs and watch the wall mounted TV with built-in DVD player. Perhaps you'd curl up with a good book or watch the world go by in the window seat. There's a table and chairs leading through to the modern, well-equipped kitchen making a lovely sociable feeling for food preparation. The kitchen has a fan oven, ceramic hobs, a microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and a large fridge/freezer.

Moving upstairs the high spec finish continues throughout with deep luxurious carpets and sumptuous soft furnishings. The elegant en-suite master bedroom is on this floor, it has a comfy double bed, a wardrobe, dresser and wall mounted TV. The lovely en-suite shower room has a mixer shower with large drencher head housed in a curved enclosure. The first floor also has the light and airy family bathroom, bathed in light it's a fabulous space with a contemporary bathroom suite that includes a WC, sink and bath with shower over. Its large bath is perfect for soaking away tired muscles after long days exploring the fells.

Moving up to peaceful hideaway of the twin bedroom (this room can also be made up as a super-king should your party require it, please advise on booking). This is a spacious and bright room with a velux and a dormer window bathing the room in light and providing a glorious view. Guests can look over the rooftops of Keswick to a marvellous panorama of fell tops including mighty Skiddaw, England's fourth highest mountain standing guard over the town. There are two comfy chairs for reading or relaxing, a wardrobe, dresser and a wall mounted television with DVD player too.

Outside the cottage benefits from a small garden area with seating to the front and a lockable shed for bikes to the rear. In all it's an indulgent nest of a house right in the heart of one of the most sought after towns in the beautiful Lake District.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin (can be made up as a super-king-size if requested on booking)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room
  • Fan oven, ceramic hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Wood burner
  • TV/DVD in lounge, TV in master bedroom, TV/DVD in twin bedroom
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Please note towels are not provided
  • Unenclosed garden with seating
  • Register for free parking in the Otley Road, Lakeside and Central long stay car parks - further details available on request  
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs within half a mile


From guests that have stayed at the property.


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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