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Castlerigg Farmhouse

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional 18th-century farmhouse with stunning views of Derwentwater
  • Charming accommodation with a wood burner, exposed beams and sash windows
  • Pretty lawn garden with an outdoor play area and breath-taking panoramic views
Property code: SZ120

Occupying a peaceful position on a quiet lane high above Keswick this traditional farmhouse is a fantastic base for walking holidays with family, friends and canine companions.

With stunning, panoramic views of Derwentwater and the surrounding fells, this is a traditional 18th-century Lakeland farmhouse. It has been beautifully refurbished throughout to provide spacious accommodation with all modern comforts, whilst retaining its charm and cosy atmosphere.

The farmhouse occupies a privileged position on a quiet lane high above Keswick. At the end of the lane you step onto the fellside and upwards to Walla Crag. Back in the farmhouse from the wood burner and original oak beams to the king-size bedrooms, well-equipped farmhouse kitchen and enclosed garden, this property will suit both groups and families desiring a tranquil location with quick and easy access to Keswick and a wealth of wonderful walks from the doorstep.

The surrounding area is very popular with outdoors enthusiasts, offering an abundance of footpaths, bike trails, water sports and activities for a rainy day.

The house is accessed from the front through the small porch into the sitting room which has comfortable seating, wood burner, TV, DVD player and a Bluetooth radio and music system. The lovely shuttered window from the sitting room provides stunning views to the lake and the fells beyond. The small conservatory to the side of the sitting room has bistro table and chairs and fabulous views to the lake and mountains beyond

The lovely renovated farmhouse-style kitchen has electric range cooker with ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave and breakfast table. Leading off from the kitchen is the dining room with a lovely shuttered window with views and a good selection of books, including walking books and maps, games and DVDs for adults and children. The utility room has washer, sink, iron, ironing board, coat hooks and boot rack.

The stairway from the sitting room leads to the first floor which has three spacious king-size bedrooms, two with stunning views of the lake and fells and all with ample hanging and storage space. The family bathroom on this floor has bath with mains shower over, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. Another separate WC is adjacent to the bathroom.

A further stairway leads up to the second floor with triple bedroom (three single beds) and bathroom. This spacious bedroom features beautiful original oak roof beams, and is ideally suited to children (adults - mind your heads on the low beams). The bathroom has a mosaic floor and bath, WC and wash basin.

To the outside is a gravelled parking area for three cars and lawned area with wooden table and seating. Please note there are several steps down to the rear door into the conservatory. The panoramic views down to Derwent Water and the surrounding mountains from the garden are absolutely stunning.

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

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 3 king-size and 1 triple
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 with shower over the bath and WC, 1 with bath and WC
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher and microwave
  • TV, DVD player and radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner - initial supply of logs provided
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Garden with furniture
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Private water supply. The supply is filtered and UV treated. During bad weather it can be discoloured, but the owner advises it is still safe to drink.
  • Please note property is suited to 8 adults plus one small child
  • Although there are nine beds at the property, the seating in the dining room and lounge is more suited to eight
  • Sleeps 8+1
  • Pub short walking distance, shops 2 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.

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