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Butterfly Cottage - Keswick

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Set in a peaceful location tucked down an alleyway, yet less than 500 metres from the centre of Keswick
  • Handy outdoor sink for muddy paws and boots
  • Beautiful Derwentwater just 2 miles away
Property code: SZ112

Discover the ‘Adventure Capital of England’ in this charming cottage for two. Take advantage of the town’s many festivals and walking routes knowing you have a cosy hideaway to return to.

This is a sweet, cosy hideaway just perfect for two. It is a haven of peace and quiet being tucked away down a little alleyway, yet it is only metres away from the centre of Keswick with its pubs, cafes and restaurants, as well as its independent and outdoor shops, art deco cinema, theatre and attractions.

Derwentwater is a 5-minute walk from the cottage and here you can hire rowing boats, take a trip round the lake on the launch or explore the picturesque lakeshore paths. The high fells surrounding Keswick are within easy reach – favourites include Catbells, Skiddaw and the Coledale Horseshoe.

As well as being known as the ‘Adventure Capital of England’, Keswick also hosts a variety of events and festivals including the Film Festival in February, Words by the Water in March, the Jazz festival in May, the Mountain festival also in May, and the Beer Festival in June.

The accommodation is beautifully decorated throughout with a high-quality furnishings and a homely feel.

Downstairs is open plan. The lounge area has two comfy chairs and a wood burner, Freeview Sky TV and Wi-Fi.

The kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, slimline dishwasher, fridge with small freezer compartment, washing machine and storage space. There is a dining table for two.

The stairs open out to the bedroom with king-size bed with drawers, TV, wardrobe and dressing table. The en-suite leading from the bedroom has a bath with a shower over.

The enclosed patio outside is accessed via the kitchen door - the perfect place for al fresco dining or a cup of tea after a day out on the fells.

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

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Wood burner (first bag of logs included)
  • TV in living area and bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed patio with table and chairs and outside sink
  • Parking permit provided for the long-stay car parks in Keswick – (please provide car registration at the time of booking)


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by David 12th November 2021

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Fantastic little couples retreat in the heart of Keswick. It was our 4th time staying here. And quite simply I cannot fault it. A big credit to the owners who always freshen the interior or decor every year....we will most definitely be back again in the near future..

Reviewed by Diane 5th November 2021

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Fabulous location, lovely and comfortable little cottage

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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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