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Cotton-tail

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

  • Set in a quiet residential area just 600 metres from Keswick town centre
  • Lovely enclosed garden with birds and wildlife, ideal for relaxing with your canine pal
  • Take a stroll around Fitz Park, or down to the lake at stunning Derwentwater
Property code: 87092

Comfortable, well-furnished and stylish property in a quiet setting, only a short walk into the market town of Keswick, with private parking and fabulous walks from your door.

Set in a peaceful location just a 0.5-mile stroll through Fitz Park to the bustling centre of Keswick, this stylish cottage sleeps four people over two bedrooms and welcomes one canine companion. It’s the ideal accommodation option for small families or groups of friends who want to enjoy all the pleasures of a secluded location, yet have all the amenities of Keswick just a short stroll away. Spend your days wild swimming at Grasmere or hiking at Skiddaw, and your evenings relaxing with your loved ones over an al fresco dinner in the cottage’s lovely garden.

Step inside and you’ll find a hallway with storage space for all your outdoor gear. Head through to the open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining room and take a moment to make yourself at home by the wood burner-effect electric fire. Head to the kitchen area and get busy rustling up some dinner, and then get everyone together at the dining table to eat. Alternatively, head outside to the patio to dine alfresco. After dinner, pour yourself a glass of wine and watch the stars come out, or head back into the lounge to catch up with your favourite TV shows. When it’s time for bed, you’ll find two lovely bedrooms with views over the garden and river upstairs.

Take a lovely riverside stroll to the heart of Keswick through Fitz Park. Challenge your loved ones to a game of bowls or tennis, or pack up a picnic and take the opportunity to soak up the views of Skiddaw and Latrigg. Alternatively, head to Whinlatter Forest (5 miles) to hire a bike and hit the trails. Or head to The Spirit of Keswick Distillery (0.5 miles) to sample the small-batch gins and whiskies on offer.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC Kitchen – electric hob and oven, fridge, freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, slimline dishwasher, integrated washer/dryer and microwave
  • Smart TV and digital Bluetooth radio in lounge
  • Super-fast broadband
  • Electric fire in the lounge
  • Private enclosed garden with seating and charcoal BBQ
  • Private parking for one car
  • Shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 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

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Catherine 24th June 2022

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We had a fantastic 7 night stay at Cotton Tail. It was a great base for exploring Keswick and beyond and felt like a real home from home. We will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Ian 17th June 2022

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Very nice, comfortable and well equipped cottage. We enjoyed walking though the lovely Fitz Park by the River Greta into the town centre ( no more than 10 minutes) and then down to the lake and beautifully maintained Hope Park. The bus station and excellent Booths supermarket were also within walking distance.All in all a perfect location for us twRead moreo and our dog who also enjoyed himself. Hide

Reviewed by Neale 10th June 2022

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This is a very well presented cottage and in a very good location easy to pop into Keswick strolling through the park on the way. Access out of the garden to the riverside area. Thoroughly recommended

Reviewed by Susan 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by CLAIRE 28th May 2022

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This house has been done up to top standards, and had all the equipment we needed for a week, even a bbq which was great. It is in a quiet road and we were always able to get on road parking. The garden is secure for a dog and the gate out the back leads to walks and the river. The location to Keswick is perfect, just a beautiful 10 min walk to theRead more town. I'd find the house a bit small if 4 adults were staying but as we are 2 adults it was perfect, would also suit 2 adults and 2 kids fine. Hide

Reviewed by Annette 20th May 2022

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A lovely holiday home in a perfect location. Just a few minutes walk into Keswick through the park and then down to the lake. The home was superbly equipped, warm and comfortable. Looking forward to our next stay!

Reviewed by Jeannette 13th May 2022

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This is a lovely, comfortable little house in a beautiful location. Walking from the door is easy making Keswick town centre and the many facilities of Fitz Park just minutes away. Going via the old railway line path behind the house also means that longer walks and more challenging climbs up Latrigg and even Skiddaw can be accessed without a car. Read moreA great place for a relaxing holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 6th May 2022

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Lovely little cottage with easy access to all amenities Friendly neighbours and walks from the doorstep Everything you couldpossibly need was in the property and it was very clean Beds were comfy, shower was hot but not very powerful. Enjoyed watching the birds in the garden and the bunny rabbits out the front

Reviewed by Patricia 29th April 2022

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Great place to stay, a clean well equipped comfortable cottage within a short distance of the town centre. A generous welcome pack provided. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

Reviewed by Clare 16th April 2022

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Superb cottage, pure luxury from the moment you arrive, beautifully presented with everything you would need. You couldnt get a better location, with access to the river and footpaths from the back garden, beautiful park nearby and easy walk into the town. Thank you for the very generous welcome goodies!

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Location

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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.

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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