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Castlerigg Farmhouse

Keswick, Lake District
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 cosy atmosphere and charm.

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, smart 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/drying room has washing machine, de-humidifier, sink, iron, ironing board, coat hooks, boot rack and aerial dryer.

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 bathroom and a triple bedroom with three single beds. This spacious bedroom features the 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. The panoramic views down to Derwent Water and the surrounding mountains from the garden are absolutely stunning. Please note there are several steps down to the rear door into the conservatory. There is also a type 2 3.6 Kw EV charging point suitable for charging vehicles overnight.

  • 4 bedrooms - 3 king-size and 1 triple
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 with shower over the bath and WC, 1 with bath and WC. Separate WC on first floor
  • The triple bedroom has low beams and is ideal for children
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher and microwave
  • Smart TV, DVD player and Bluetooth radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner - initial supply of logs provided
  • 1 dog welcome. Water and feeding bowls provided
  • Full enclosed garden with stunning views, furniture and child's swing
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Type 2 3.6 KW EV car charging point for overnight charging at no extra cost
  • Private water supply. The supply is filtered and UV treated. During bad weather it can be discoloured, but is tested regularly by local authority and is safe to drink.
  • Although there are nine beds at the property, the seating in the dining room and lounge is more suited to eight, but can accommodate 9
  • Pub short walking distance, shops 2 miles
  • Arrival: 16:30 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
  • Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

 

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julia 25th April 2022

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Wonderful, fantastic, place to stay. Close to Keswick but far enough to feel like you're in the countryside. Great for families (though there are steep stairs which could be hard for toddlers). Would 100% return. Truly excellent location and cottage.

Reviewed by John 22nd April 2022

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Lovely house,equipment for the children exceptional,views outstanding,very clean and comfortable.

Reviewed by Gil 1st April 2022

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This is an attractive property overlooking Derwentwater and Keswick. The house is very well organized and comfortable to stay in. The ample firewood was much appreciated.

Reviewed by Lyndsey 18th March 2022

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Reviewed by Andy 11th March 2022

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Lovely position and views, the best we have had! Very well equipped also.

Reviewed by Susan 4th March 2022

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The property had everything you need and more, was very clean and exactly as the pictures . The views are amazing, we had a brilliant time and would love to stay again. Superb location, superb house.

Reviewed by Kerry 14th January 2022

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Just perfect... Spent the weekend with my family for a big birthday, having walked passed the farm house 100's of times I always wanted to stay. It didn't dissapoint. Love the location, the views, the cosiness. Very well equipped and spotless.

Reviewed by Ken 28th December 2021

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The owners made the cottage very welcoming and we all appreciated the special effort made to decorate the house for the Christmas period. All rooms were very comfortable, the children loved their room at the top of the house, there is a very well appointed kitchen adjacent to the dining room, the sitting room is comfortable and the utility room proRead moreved very useful. We had a great week there and would love to stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 29th November 2021

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This is our fourth visit and standards are always at the highest level.

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Location

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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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