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Charlotte Cottage - Keswick

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

  • Beautifully presented Georgian cottage on a quiet street in the heart of Keswick
  • Spacious accommodation with a wood burner inside and a private suntrap garden
  • Within 0.5 mile of the local shops, pubs, cafes and museums
Property code: SZ126

Explore thriving Keswick, stunning Derwentwater Lake and the picturesque mountains beyond with this stylish bolthole with a private garden.

This beautiful period cottage is ideally located on a quiet street right in the heart of Keswick. Retaining plenty of original features, this little gem of a house is surprisingly spacious and has the added bonus of a lovely, sunny back garden to enjoy all year round. Every room has large timber windows letting light flood in to show off the stylish decor and high ceilings at their best during the day. On winter evenings, close the original wooden shutters, light the wood burner and enjoy the delightful ambience with a relaxed evening in. The cottage perfectly combines traditional Georgian charm with modern technology to create a cosy, relaxing and welcoming holiday home.

Keswick has a vibrant street-scene of shops, pubs, cafes and entertainment. There is a thriving market twice a week and a good range of independent shops to browse. Families are well catered for with two lovely parks, the leisure pool and a huge choice of outdoor activities. The timeless beauty of Derwentwater and the famous view from Friars Crag are just a short walk away and from the boat landings you can catch a traditional launch around the lake or hire a rowing boat to explore the water. Walkers of all abilities are spoilt for choice in Keswick, or else explore the cultural opportunities at the family-run cinema, three museums, and the renowned Theatre by the Lake.

If you want to explore the wider area it is easy to do with nearby places such as the Solway Coast with wide open spaces and lots of wildlife, and Ullswater, home of Wordsworth's famous daffodils. Drive or cycle over Honister and Newlands Passes to Buttermere where you will find a pretty hamlet with pubs and cafes and a lovely lake with wooded shores. Stop off at Honister Slate Mine on the way, take an underground tour, get an adrenalin rush on the Via Ferrata or just pick up a souvenir to take home! Keswick is perfectly placed for heading out into the surrounding area and this cottage is the ideal base to take advantage of this.

The beautiful two-bedroom period cottage built in the 1800s which the owners believe was named for Queen Charlotte, wife of 'mad' King George III. This beautiful house has been lovingly renovated by the current owners and retains a wealth of original features which have been complimented with stylish decoration and real attention to detail in the finishing touches. This all combines to make the cottage a haven of tranquillity and a perfect base for a holiday.

Enter through the door at the side of the cottage and step into the hallway. The hall, stairs and lounge all have lovely original floorboards which have been stripped and re-varnished and have a lovely warm feel, hang up your coat above the radiator and turn right to the lounge.

Have a seat on one of the two comfy two-seat sofas and take in the wealth of character contained in this welcoming room. The window out onto the quiet street still has the original working wooden shutters to shut out winter nights for cosy evenings around the wood burner; your first basket of logs is supplied and ready to go so grab a drink, some snacks and enjoy! The traditional fireplace has a thick slate hearth and is flanked by built in bookshelves on both sides containing a large selection of novels and DVDs to suit all the family. A Freeview Smart TV has a DVD player and access to Netflix so you can still have a movie night without walking round the corner to the cinema. This timeless room has been beautifully decorated in period colours and finished off with Lakeland photos and paintings around the walls. Side tables with lamps and an iPod with speaker will help create a lovely ambience in the evenings whilst a toy chest full of children's toys, games and books will keep younger members entertained during the day.

Back across the hall is the bright, sunny dining kitchen with tiled floor, hand crafted units, Belfast sink and Aga cooker; perfect whatever your style, gourmet feast or dishing out a takeaway. A big south-facing window overlooks the back garden bringing light flooding in and the table seating four is positioned just in front of the window to make the most of the view over the pretty garden to the church beyond. The kitchen is well equipped with under counter fridge, microwave, dishwasher, four-slice toaster with matching kettle and cupboards stocked with everything you could possibly need. The plates and bowls can be found in traditional racks mounted on the walls and there is a selection of cookery books on the shelf for inspiration, the Aga has a gas hob and two electric ovens with a cooker hood over. The prints and photos decorating the walls are on an animal theme and finish this characterful room off perfectly.

Straight ahead at the top of the stairs with a beautiful view over the back garden to Keswick parish church of St John and a glimpse of Clough Head is the carpeted bunk bedroom. The large window has a sill wide enough to sit on to enjoy the view and there is a big built in cupboard behind the door with a shelf and hanging space. A dressing table and chair with mirror above complete the furniture in this delightfully simple room.

At the front of the house is the master bedroom. With an elegant metal king-size bed, this room is a stylish, calm and relaxing escape from everyday life with some lovely Lakeland pictures on the wall and the real thing outside the window! The Whinlatter fells line up above the rooftops, look left and you can just see Grizedale Pike or look right to see Latrigg at the top of the street; a good start for planning walks for the week. A small dressing table and chair look out of the window, there is a mirror above the storage unit and hanging space can be found just outside on the hallway.

Between the two bedrooms is the family bathroom. With a fresh blue and white colour scheme the fully tiled bathroom contains a P-shaped bath with shower over and a large sink built into a vanity unit. A heated towel rail ensures dry, warm, cosy towels whether you prefer a quick shower or a long soak in the bath.

A door from the kitchen leads out into the lovely back garden which can also be reached from the street down the slate path past the side of the house. The garden is enclosed and fully paved but plenty of pots containing climbers, shrubs, trees and flowers bring plenty of interest and colour; it has a real Mediterranean feel in the summer sunshine. South facing and surrounded by sheltering walls the garden is a true sun trap and gets the sun all day; eating alfresco is a must and a table with four chairs is provided for you to do just that. The bench by the wall is perfect for enjoying a quiet morning cuppa in an oasis of calm just a stone's throw from Keswick town centre.

There are two outhouses at the end of the garden, one provides plenty of storage for bikes and the other is a well equipped laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, airer and ironing board. There is also a table top freezer.

This cottage has been beautifully designed and finished to create a feeling of relaxation and peace, perfect for chilling out after busy days exploring Keswick and the surrounding area. This is a stylish and comfortable home from home which you will want to return to again and again.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric AGA oven and gas hobs, fridge, microwave and dishwasher
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in outhouse
  • Wood burner
  • Freeview TV, DVD player and Netflix
  • iPod with speaker
  • Selection of children’s toys, books and games
  • Wi-Fi included
  • On road parking nearby
  • Bike storage
  • 1 dogs welcome
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Shops and pubs 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 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

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


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Reviewed by Fiona 1st April 2022

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Charlotte Cottage is a beautiful, cosy and well equipped holiday home. The owners have thought of everything - from walking guides, to dog towels, a tumble dryer and room to hang wet gear and one of the most well equipped kitchens Ive seen. A really lovely warm welcome too! The location is perfect with easy access to the town and the lake. There isRead more no parking on site or nearby but within 5 minute walk which is easily manageable. Highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 18th February 2022

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Gorgeous cosy cottage in the heart of the conservation area of Keswick. Really well equipped and comfortable....Home from home. Jez the owner is very helpful and let's you know once the cottage is ready for you. We would recommend and hope to return in the future.

Reviewed by Peter 11th February 2022

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A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location. very stylish furnishings and brilliantly well equipped. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by David 10th December 2021

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Reviewed by Diane 3rd December 2021

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Wonderful location and a very comfortable and cosy cottage

Reviewed by Nick 26th November 2021

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Lovely little cottage, fully equipped with everything you need. Would definitely stay again

Reviewed by Elizabeth 12th November 2021

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This cottage is in a perfect location. Its situated in Keswick town close to shops and eateries but also quiet as not a through road. There is a church at the back which has lovely bells ringing which is charming. The lake is a ten minute walk which was great for walking our dog first thing The cottage is well equipped and cleanliness excellent. ThRead moreere is no parking at the cottage but we found free parking very close to the cottage Hide

Reviewed by Ann Denise 5th November 2021

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This is a lovely cosy cottage in a good location to walk into town. It's in a pleasant area with plenty walks around too.

Reviewed by Julie 29th October 2021

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Fabulous place to stay. It was clean, beds and pillows was soooo comfy, had everything you needed in the kitchen. Welcome pack was wonderful. The cottage is in the perfect place as only 2 mins from centre of Keswick. Enclosed garden which was good as we had taken our dog with us. The owner was really helpful and promptly answered any queries I had.Read more Thank you Hide

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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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