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Cartref - Keswick

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
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At a glance

  • Beautifully refurbished Victorian cottage just 0.5 miles from the heart of Keswick
  • Stunning accommodation featuring a chic, modern kitchen and elegant bedrooms
  • Dog-friendly with easy access to excellent walks around Derwentwater, 1 mile away
Property code: SZ118

Perfect for families, groups of walkers and four-legged friends, this stylish cottage offers welcoming accommodation in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

This is a slate-clad Victorian cottage just 5 minutes' walk from Keswick's bustling town centre. But don't let the traditional exterior fool you; the interior of the cottage has been refurbished in a tasteful, modern town house style, with white metropolitan tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms, glossy kitchen units and stylish leather sofas. There are three bedrooms: one double, one super-king (can be made up as a twin on request) and one twin (can be made up as a super-king on request) . So, whether you're an extended family with grandparents or just a group of friends looking for comfortable accommodation with easy access to Lake District town life, this property will most likely tick all of those boxes for you.

Keswick itself is a busy, vibrant, friendly town with plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants, as well as more outdoor shops than you can shake a stick at and other interesting independent shops. There are a couple of museums, pitch and putt golf, radio-controlled boating, a climbing wall, a cinema and a theatre. Derwentwater is a 10-minute walk from the cottage and here you can hire rowing boats, take a trip on the launch or explore the paths around the lakeshore. The mountains surrounding Keswick are within easy reach – Catbells, the Coledale Horseshoe and Blencathra are all a great day’s walk, as well as Skiddaw and Latrigg (the latter can be seen from one of the bedroom windows).

The Lake District is not only a Unesco World Hertitage Site, it also has a reputation as the ‘Adventure Capital of England’. Keswick is well-placed for a variety of activities and hosts a variety of events and festivals – there is the Film Festival in February, Words by the Water in March, the Jazz festival in May and the Beer Festival in June to name but a few. Local attractions include the ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle (within walking distance), Keswick Spa Leisure Centre and Whinlatter mountain bike trails, amongst many others.

The cottage has two entrances; one via the front of the cottage and a side entrance which leads into the kitchen. After a day on the fells, guests can use the back door which leads to a small drying area at the end of the kitchen. In keeping with the rest of the cottage, the kitchen has been tastefully refurbished in a modern townhouse style, with white metropolitan tiles setting off the high gloss kitchen units. A good use of space is made in the kitchen, which comprises of an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, freestanding fridge/freezer and an oak dining table that seats up to six people. High ceilings make the kitchen feel light and airy and it still retains the privacy of its guests despite the bustling street life on its doorstep.

Like the kitchen, the living room has a clean, modern feel to it, with a two-seater and three-seater sofas and armchair, all in black leather, seating up to six people. A large flatscreen TV (with BluRay player and HDMI input for games consoles) sits above the gas faux wood burner and the tall Victorian sash windows flood the room with natural daylight.

The stairway leading up to the first and second floors is quirky. Whilst safe, the winding staircase has a handrail but is narrow and small children would need to be closely supervised on the stairs.

There are two WCs located on the first floor. The main bathroom has a WC, luxury walk-in shower (with drench and handheld shower heads) and a heated towel rail. The second WC is contained in a utility area with a washing machine and wash basin.

There is one bedroom on the first floor which boasts a super-king bed, its large windows overlook the street below and its row of Victorian slate-clad houses. Two more bedrooms are located on the second floor. The bedroom to the rear of the cottage has zip-and-link beds which are made up as into twin beds as standard (please let us know if you would like these to be super-king). The final bedroom features a double bed.  This room enjoys views over the rooftops and Skiddaw beyond. Each bedroom contains a full-length wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror and bedside cabinets.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 super-king (can be made up as twin on request), 1 twin (can be made up as super-king on request) and 1 double
  • 1 shower room and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • TV with BluRay
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Street parking - this is unrestricted in most interconnecting streets
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Garden with seating
  • Towels are not provided
  • Please note the stairway leading up to the first and second floors is quirky. Whilst safe, the winding staircase has a handrail but is narrow and small children would need to be closely supervised on the stairs.
  • Shops and pubs 0.5 miles


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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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