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Derwent Lea

Applethwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Gorgeous country cottage, set in the magical Lakeland village of Applethwaite
  • Perfect for a group of eight friends or two families hoping to holiday together
  • Fabulous setting for long country walks and yet just 1.5 miles from Keswick
Property code: SZ167

An enticing, holiday home for up to eight guests, set within the picturesque village of Applethwaite, while also ideal for Keswick, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake.

This holiday cottage offers self-catering accommodation in Applethwaite. No more than a few dozen houses, Applethwaite is the most sought-after village around Keswick, and it's not hard to see why. The village is a sleepy little hamlet, more reminiscent of Madeira than England, with hens, ducks, goats and sheep wandering over the lane. And the lane isn't going anywhere else; the main road by-passed Applethwaite long before bypasses were thought of. So children and pets are pretty free to wander.

Beside the lane riotous gardens bloom azalea, rhododendron and every kind of shrub hugging the hillside. Streams cascade down Skiddaw on their way to the River Derwent, and tumble merrily beside the road and farmsteads.

And yet, you're only 1.5 miles from Keswick, with all it has to offer. You can walk there along the road, or on one of the many paths cutting through the village, on their way up to Skiddaw, Latrigg, or into the woods around.

The cottage sleeps eight in four bedrooms. It is surrounded by a lovely garden, in which children and pets can play in safety with amazing views of the Borrowdale fells. The fitted kitchen is well-equipped, with built-in electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, and of course all the usual kitchen equipment. The lounge looks out at the wonderful view, and is comfortably furnished with a coal fire, colour television and video. The dining room shares the fabulous view, and eight of you can eat here in comfort. There is a shower room with WC on the ground floor. Heating is by oil-fired central heating which keeps the whole house snug even in deepest winter. For additional heating in the sitting room there is an open fire.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms. The master bedroom has a double bed and Again looks out on that view. There is also another room with a double bed. The third room has twin beds and the fourth, a set of full-sized bunk beds. The bathroom on the first floor features a bath, hand-held shower and WC, and a very useful airing cupboard.

Outside is a garden and patio with garden furniture which Again has fantastic views of the Borrowdale fells.

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

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath and hand held shower plus WC, and 1 shower room with WC
  • Integrated electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Open fire (coal included)
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with patio and garden furtniture
  • Towels not included
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Shops, supermarkets, cafes and pubs, 1.5 miles away
  • Please note this property cannot accept hen or stag parties


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