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Barrowside

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Modernised, early 1900s cottage with historical significance
  • Ideal location near Keswick town centre, with its independent shops and pubs, museums, Art Deco cinema and Theatre by the Lake
  • Close to the shores of Derwentwater and a range of outdoor activities, including mountain biking and climbing
Property code: SZ062

This historic cottage is ideal for couples/small families looking to explore the beauty of the Lake District whilst staying in a convenient town centre location.

Situated just 5 minutes' walk from Keswick town centre and 10 minutes from the lake shore, you'll be hard-pressed to find another cottage located so centrally. This cottage makes a perfect base for a young couple or small family to launch into adventures in the Lake District, with easy access to a plethora of restaurants, bars, pubs, culture and entertainment in the town centre.

Originally built in 1906 as shops and storerooms, the cottage was used for many years by the local Boy Scout Group. It was then used as a Quaker Meeting House until 1994, when it was converted into two cottages. It's is now a delightful pet-free cottage and sleeps up to three people across two bedrooms.

If you’re looking for action and adventure, Keswick is a hub of activity. Rent a bike from Keswick Mountain Bikes, scramble up the climbing wall or have a go at dragon boating on Derwent Water. Whatever outdoor activity you’re into, it’s bound to be available in Keswick. An array of outdoor shops are located in the town centre and there is plenty to do for little adventurers, including crazy golf, radio controlled boating, the King Kong play centre and the Puzzling Place (we’ll leave that to your imagination!).

Entry to the cottage is from Church Street into the cosy, open-plan kitchen and living room. A breakfast bar and four funky red stools divide the kitchen and lounge and serves as the cottage's dining area. The kitchen itself comprises of an electric oven with gas hob, microwave, under-the-counter fridge, washer/dryer, freestanding freezer, toaster and wine rack.

The living room features a huge corner settee, which seats five people, an equally large TV and a wall-mounted electric fire. The cottage has Wi-Fi connectivity. The open-plan living area has a triple aspect and a small yard can be seen to the rear and Church Street and Eskin Street to the front and side.

Situated on the first floor are two bedrooms, one double and one with a single bed, and the bathroom. Each bedroom contains a wardrobe, chest of drawers and a TV; the master bedroom looks out over Church Street and Eskin Street and the single bedroom overlooks the rooftops towards Eskin Street. The bathroom features a bath, shower over the bath, heated towel rail and WC.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, under-the-counter fridge, washer/dryer, freestanding freezer, toaster
  • TV in the lounge and each bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • On street, unrestrictive parking subject to availability
  • Pubs and shops within 500m

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Helen 19th November 2021

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Really lovely cottage, better than we expected! Location is amazing, but the cottage was also really well equipped & comfortable. Thank you for also providing a cot & high chair for us

Reviewed by Christopher 15th November 2021

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Excellent position , short walk to the centre of Keswick and the lake

Reviewed by Lucy 12th November 2021

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The cottage was lovely, so cosy and had everything that we needed. Couch was so comfy and loved the fire. Parking was fine outside, managed to get close enough to the house even though not directly outside, seems to be spaces on the next road anyway. The location was great, just a few minutes walk into the town centre. The bed was really comfortablRead moree too. Would definitely recommend and would stay here again. Thank you! Hide

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Location

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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.

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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