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Applethwaite, Lake District
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A traditional and characterful Lakeland cottage set along a tranquil lane
  • Surrounded by woodland and a babbling stream, with glorious country views
  • Close to Skiddaw, Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater
Property code: SZ065

Just a mile from the bustling market town of Keswick, this charming and characterful end-of-terrace cottage provides warm and cosy family holiday accommodation within easy reach of two stunning lakes.

How does a lovely traditional cottage up a quiet lane with only the sound of a millstream tumbling past appeal to you? Well if that sounds good then this cottage might be just the place for you. It is a characterful and cosy end of terrace house sleeping up to seven people in three delightful bedrooms nestled in a gorgeous hamlet just over a mile from the much loved Lakeland town of Keswick. There's a wealth of walking and cycling right from the door as the cottage sits on the flanks of the mighty Skiddaw range and is just a short jaunt to Latrigg, the beautifully situated small fell overlooking Keswick, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite. The accommodation is arranged over three floors with the bedrooms looking out over the bubbling stream or the surrounding woodland and there's even a charming upstairs playroom which younger members of the party will love to commandeer for magical story times.

Millbeck and its neighbouring village of Applethwaite remain wonderfully tranquil Lakeland settlements while being just on the doorstep of the bustling market town of Keswick, well known for being the adventure capital of the Lake District. For those keen to find their wild side among you it's a wonderland filled with opportunities to test yourself in the great outdoors. From rock climbing and ghyll scrambling to white water tubing and a via ferrata it really is a place to get the adrenaline pumping. 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.

Alternatively for those of you who enjoy a more relaxed break it also offers a plethora of possibilities. Several of the local hotels have renowned spas for a little pampering and the town has its own beautifully situated Theatre by the Lake offering a varied programme of drama, comedy, music and events throughout the year. It's a great place for the foodies among you too with a wonderful array of restaurants, pubs and cafes. 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? However you choose to spend your break here whether it's enjoying the peace and quiet of Millbeck or the gentle bustle of Keswick, then this cottage is a warm and welcoming place to start.

This charming end of terrace cottage up a quiet lane has a welcoming cosy feeling from the moment you open the door.

On arrival at the cottage, you are greeted by the welcoming kitchen/diner. It has stone tile floors, warm coloured tiles, a dining table in a cosy alcove and coat hooks for all the outdoor wear you'll be using for your Lake District potters. The kitchen is well equipped with a large fridge/freezer, double oven with halogen hobs, a microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and all the crockery and utensils you'll need for your stay.

Through here, you'll find the delightful traditional living room. It has some lovely local artwork, two beautiful sash windows looking out to the garden, two comfy sofas and an armchair, a TV with Freesat and DVD player and a door leading out onto the garden area.

Moving upstairs via the staircase in the kitchen, you'll first encounter the large bathroom; it's a lovely space with fresh decor, stone tiles and an over-bath electric shower. Beyond here you'll come to the charming playroom. What a delightful room this is with a day bed and games for keeping you entertained. It looks out on the trees surrounding the property making it a magical space for story time with the children. Also on this floor is the first king-size bedroom with its gorgeous iron bedstead. The room has a wardrobe and bedside tables.

Onwards and upwards to the upper floor where you'll find the triple room with a single bed and beautiful wooden bunks too. It has a wardrobe and a chest of drawers and a window overlooking the beck tumbling past. Onwards to the stunning master bedroom with its king-size sleigh bed, armchair, dressing table and built-in wardrobes. This room also boasts an en-suite shower room with electric shower and a WC. It is an elegant and airy space with a window and skylight bathing the room in light. A perfect haven to escape to and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Speaking of peace and quiet, stepping outside to the garden you'll find a tranquil haven with just the sound of the stream coursing down the hill and the trees in the surrounding forest rustling. The garden has chairs and a table for outdoor dining or a peaceful morning cuppa or an evening glass of wine.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 triple with a single bed and bunk beds
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Fridge/freezer, double oven with halogen hobs, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Wood burner (initial supply of logs provided)
  • TV with access to Neflix, Amazon Prime etc, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not included
  • Partially enclosed garden with outdoor furniture
  • Designated parking for one car plus further parking for two cars by blocking in
  • 1 dog welcome, 2 by arrangement
  • Please note the daybed in the playroom is for seating purposes only and not to be used as a bed
  • Pub 1.5 miles, Keswick 2.5 miles, Bassenthwaite Lake 4 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Donna 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Lauren 25th March 2022

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Perfect location for climbing Skiddaw from door to door and for exploring Keswick which is such a pretty Lakeside town. Easy to find and a much needed relaxing, sunny break away.

Reviewed by Katherine 4th March 2022

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Ideal for groups and family lovely location, let done massively by cleanliness if this was address would book again.

Reviewed by PAUL 27th January 2022

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We had a really good time here. Location is nice and right next to footpath to climb Skiddaw. Cottage has 3 floors and it bigger than we expected. Kitchen well stocked. Cottage is really warm

Reviewed by J 21st December 2021

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Reviewed by Katy 26th November 2021

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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.

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.

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