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Chaucer's Gem

Keswick, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Spacious and open plan ground-floor apartment for two in the market town of Keswick
  • Just 0.5-mile from the bustling centre with its shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants
  • Excellent walks on the doorstep around Derwentwater up Latrigg and Castlerigg Stone Circle
Property code: SZ127

Escape to the Lake District National Park with this tasteful bolthole for two just a short stroll from the local amenities.

Located a short walk from the centre of Keswick, this is a delightful lower-ground-floor apartment (basement level bedroom) - a perfect place from which to explore this bustling market town. This spacious one-bedroom apartment is light, bright and airy. There's a wonderful open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, ideal for enjoying a meal before retiring to the sofa to relax in front of the electric flame-effect fire and large flatscreen TV. The king-size bedroom is beautiful with its feature fireplace and shutters, and the bathroom comes complete with a shower over the bath. Outside there is a dedicated parking space in the rear car park.

There's plenty to see and do in Keswick - a week here won't be enough! With a great variety of walks straight from the door, you won't know whether to head up a fell, down to the lake or into the woods first. Fancy a night off from cooking? There are plenty of pubs and restaurants within walking distance to take advantage of. A trip to Keswick Museum and Art Gallery is a must for anyone interested in local history, whilst those after a bit of retail therapy will love strolling round all the outdoor and independent shops on offer. If water is more your thing, adrenaline junkies can try their hand at ghyll scrambling or kayaking with one of the many adventure companies, or why not let someone else do the work and enjoy a cruise around Derwentwater on the popular launch.

If you fancy heading slightly further afield, a day out exploring the beautiful Borrowdale Valley is a must. Pack a picnic and spend a joyful few hours exploring peaceful woods, giant boulders at precarious angles (the famous Bowder Stone), secret caves (once home to 'Professor of Adventure' Millican Dalton), and secret wild-swimming pools. Head south to charming Grasmere. Stock up on their world-famous gingerbread before continuing on your scenic journey through the Lakes to bustling Ambleside and ever popular Bowness-on-Windermere.

The living accommodation is all open plan making it a wonderful sociable space for two. Arranged around a feature electric flame-effect fire, the living area has a sofa and an armchair; a flatscreen TV with Freeview, DVD player and Bluetooth speaker, or simply relax with a good book! The kitchen area is well equipped with everything that you'd need for a self-catering holiday: there's an electric oven and induction hob, built-in dishwasher and free-standing fridge/freezer, as well as a handy microwave and the much-needed kettle and toaster. A glass dining table and chairs completes this open-plan room.

Along the corridor you'll find the bedroom and bathroom. The basement-level bedroom is lovely with ample natural light and contains a king-size bed, just perfect for indulging in a long lie in. A modern feature fireplace sits alongside traditional-style shutters for that perfect mix of contemporary style with a country feel. There's also a dressing table area and chest of drawers for storage. The bathroom contains a shower over the bath, WC and double wash basins. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath or a quick shower - perfect for invigorating tired muscles after a day out exploring.

Outside is a dedicated parking space in Chaucer House's Car Park, such a bonus so close to the town centre.

Whatever your plans for your time in Keswick, this is a wonderful place to base yourselves and a delightful apartment to retreat to after all your adventures.


  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Freeview TV, DVD player and bluetooth speaker
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 1 car in dedicated parking space within car park
  • Shops and pubs 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Susan 6th May 2022

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Lovely well equipped basement apartment with really comfy bed. The apartment is a very short walk from Keswick centre and so convienient for the theatre, cinema and pubs/restaurants.

Reviewed by Adrian 11th March 2022

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Downside was not being able to get in till 5.00 and noise from Apartment above. Positive side was good sized rooms, cleanliness very good, location very good for access into Keswick. Designated parking a plus. Had to keep blinds closed in lounge for privacy as next to rear entrance door Would recommend and would book again

Reviewed by Vicky 19th February 2022

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We stayed in this beautiful apartment for 5 lovely nights. Its in a perfect location just a few minutes walk from Keswick centre. The apartment is furnished really well with a large living area, and Bosch appliances in the fabulous kitchen. We loved the huge, comfy bedroom. Things myself and my daughter also appreciated: -the lovely king sized bed.Read more -the huge bath, fantastic to soak in after walking for miles. -the big drying cupboard for our soaking clothes. Thanks! Hide

Reviewed by Russell 25th January 2022

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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.

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