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Carolyn's Cottage

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
3 more

At a glance

  • Charming mid-terrace cottage just 0.5 miles from the centre of Keswick
  • Light and airy accommodation with gas effect fire inside and shared suntrap garden outside
  • A great base for walkers with Derwentwater, Latrigg and Walla Crag all within 2 miles
Property code: SZ117

Escape to the Lake District National Park with this homely cottage on the outskirts of the pretty market town of Keswick.

This is a welcome retreat for three people, a stone's throw from the centre of Keswick. A charming mid-terrace cottage built by a local family, here you'll find traditional homey accommodation together with all the modern comforts and conveniences you'd expect: there's a bright living room at the front and a dining kitchen to the rear, with the two bedrooms (one a double and the other a cosy single) and family bathroom on the first floor. There's parking for one car and access to a delightful shared garden - certainly a bonus so close to the town centre.

With Keswick literally on your doorstep, you'll be spoilt for choice with what to see and do first! Those with an interest in local history will love Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, as well as the town's famous Pencil Museum. If retail therapy is more your thing, there's plenty of independent and outdoor shops to mooch around - be sure to stop off at one of the town's many cafes to refuel with coffee and homemade cake. For an evening out, why not take in a film at the family-owned Alhambra cinema, or head to the renowned Theatre by the Lake for a show? Walkers will rejoice as you can lace up your boots and be on the fells- or by the lake in minutes. Head up Latrigg, Walla Crag or Catbells, some of the most popular included in Alfred Wainwright's infamous guidebooks, or enjoy a circular route around the shore of beautiful Derwentwater - you can always hitch a ride on the launch for the return leg of the journey.

If you fancy exploring slightly further afield then Grasmere, once the home of William Wordsworth, is a scenic 20-minute drive from Keswick and well worth a visit. Stock up on some the village's delicious Grasmere Gingerbread, perfect to include in your picnic when exploring nearby White Moss and Rydal Caves. Hawkshead is another charming Lakes village to add to the list. Take the ferry across Windermere from Bowness or enjoy the drive along twisting country roads to explore this gem of a village. Why not head west from Keswick to the picturesque Solway Coast? Or head north to the border city of Carlisle?

Three stone steps lead from road level up to this cosy cottage, which has been refurbished throughout to provide welcoming accommodation.

Open the front door into the bright living room. A two-seater sofa and snuggle chair are positioned around the gas effect fire, ideal for cosy evenings in, and for entertainment there's a TV with Freeview. At the back of the cottage is the spacious dining kitchen. In here you'll find an electric oven with gas hob, under-counter fridge, useful washing machine and handy microwave, not forgetting a toaster and kettle for that important morning cuppa! With feature tiles and plenty of cookware, the chefs in the group are sure love cooking in here. Gather round the wooden dining table, the perfect place to compare notes on the day's events over a delicious home-cooked meal. By the back door is a handy bench, just the spot to rest a moment before continuing onwards to the first floor.

Head up the stairs and you'll find the bedrooms and bathroom. The master bedroom contains a double bed, with a wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage. Thanks to its position at the front of the house, this bedroom benefits from lovely views over the surrounding rooftops to the fells beyond. The fantastic feature (non-working) fireplace shows the cottage's character and the pine dressing table is a great addition to this lovely bedroom. The delightful single bedroom is at the back of the house. A useful open storage unit in here has shelves and hanging space for those who like to unpack their bags. In between the two is the family bathroom, with a shower over the bath (as well as a WC and wash basin).

Outside the back door is access to the shared rear garden. Accessed by stone steps, the rear garden can be a real suntrap in the evenings making it the perfect spot to unwind after a day out exploring (please note: there is a significant difference of level in the garden and young children should not be left unsupervised). If people watching is more your thing, take a seat out to the front of the cottage and simply watch the world go by.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven with gas hob, fridge, washing machine and microwave
  • Freeview TV
  • Gas effect fire
  • Shared garden, there is a significant difference of level in the garden and young children should not be left unsupervised
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops and pubs 0.5 miles


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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.

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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