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Crag Cottage - Keswick

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
7 more

At a glance

  • Terraced cottage in the heart of Keswick
  • Shops, pubs, and lovely Derwentwater all within half a mile
  • Relax in front of the open fire or enjoy morning coffee in the courtyard
Property code: SZ147

This charming cottage lies in the heart of the Lake District National Park. It’s ideal for families or friends who enjoy amenities nearby, surrounded by glorious countryside to explore.

A warm welcome to this charming terraced house for four right in the heart of the much-loved Lakeland town of Keswick. Within easy walking distance of everything the town has to offer it makes a perfect holiday base for exploring this area. The owners have made the most of the traditional elements of the cottage to give a homey feel while using light decor, modern furnishings and striking local photography to add to the ambience.

Keswick is well known for its stunning surroundings and adventure opportunities. The town lies on the shores of beautiful Derwentwater and you can catch one of the stately launches that travel around the lake just a five minute walk away. Alternatively, don your walking boots and get out and about on the fells surrounding the town. There's everything from easy, family-friendly fells to Lakeland giants for you to try. Right on the doorstep you have a wonderful choice of things to do. Just across the street is the delightful Alhambra Cinema, an art deco treat of a building with current film releases and indie films regularly shown, while the wonderfully situated Theatre By The Lake is just a gentle stroll from the house. Of course there's also a fantastic range of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops an easy potter from the door too.

If you'd like to explore further out of town there's plenty more to see and do. History buffs will be enchanted by ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle sitting high above Keswick and also Mirehouse, a marvellous stately home with literary connections situated along Bassenthwaite. Whinlatter Forest Park is also not far out of town where you can explore their woodland trails on foot or bike or even get high up in the forest canopy on a Go Ape high ropes course. Whether outdoor adventure, eating out or just curling up by an open fire are your holiday goals then this cottage should fit the bill.

This cottage has a lovely period feel about it with some traditional features, while being decorated in a fresh modern style with lots of inspiring local photography adorning the walls.

On arrival at the property guests enter via the courtyard at the rear via a side gate. The back door opens into the well-equipped kitchen. This has gas hobs, a fitted fan oven, microwave, compact fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher, washer/dryer and all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your stay. There's plenty of kitchen cupboard space as well as a very handy larder cupboard with wine rack and space for coats and shoes.

Moving through to the delightful living/dining room you'll find it's a lovely light space with wooden flooring, a stone fireplace with open fire and two traditional windows to watch the world going by. There are two leather sofas for curling up around the fire and a TV with Freeview and a DVD for entertainment. On the other side of the room there is a round dining table for four, ideal for post meal chats about your Lakeland adventures.

Moving up the corner staircase from here you'll find the spacious master bedroom. This has a king-size wooden bed frame, a wardrobe and dresser for storage along with a lovely sash window with a view to the nearby church spire. The twin room is across the hall which also shares the same rooftop view which you can enjoy from its window seat. It also has a wardrobe and chest of drawers. The bathroom is also on this floor. This has a recessed full-size bath, which is perfect for soaking away tired muscles after big fell walks, and a mixer shower in a large rectangular enclosure.

Outside the cottage has a delightful rear courtyard with climbing plants, antique outdoor sinks filled with flowers and a small dining table. You can lock bikes out in this area too (you will need to provide your own lock). The courtyard has shared access via the side gate with the property next door.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size bedroom, 1 twin
  • 1 family bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC
  • Electric oven with gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, wine rack, washer/dryer
  • Open fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV with Freeview, and DVD player
  • Partially enclosed courtyard garden (note: access through the courtyard gate is shared with the neighbouring property)
  • Bike storage available, please bring own locks
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Parking permit available - (please provide registration details at the time of booking) public car park within a half mile of the property
  • Pub, shop, restaurant and town centre amenities within half a mile of the property


From guests that have stayed at the property.


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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