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Derwent View - Keswick

Applethwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Apartment
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Impressive, two-storey apartment for five, within an imposing 19th century period house
  • Perfect location for scenic fell walks and for Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater
  • Close to pretty Applethwaite village and about 2 miles from colourful Keswick
Property code: SZ168

An attractive, three-bedroom apartment, within a handsome Victorian country house and grounds, ideal for discovering the foothills of Skiddaw and the northern Lake District.

Discover a wonderfully spacious and well-appointed apartment for five set in a fine Victorian country house with extensive grounds. It has a wealth of character retaining many architectural features, with three bedrooms, marvellous panoramic views of the surrounding fells, and is situated just 2 miles from the vibrant and bustling market town of Keswick.

It is a perfect base for making the most of this fantastic area. A fell walker’s paradise, it sits at the base of mighty Skiddaw, the fourth largest mountain in England, and a plethora of other fells are just a short distance away. If something a little more stately is required why not take a gentler stroll around the beautiful grounds of nearby Mirehouse where you can choose from formal gardens, a wild flower meadow, a heather maze, a rhododendron tunnel, poetry walk and four adventure playgrounds in the woods. A circular walk also passes through parkland to the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake taking in the romantically-sited chapel of St Bega.

Alternatively, Keswick is a delightful town with cinema, theatre, climbing wall, shops and a fabulous choice of cafes, pubs and restaurants. Why not hire a rowing boat to explore beautiful Derwentwater or hop in to one of the launches to take in the glorious views? All in all, this apartment is an extremely elegant and comfortable jumping-off point for all that the Lake District has to offer.

On arrival, you are greeted by a long leafy driveway leading up to the beautiful shared grounds and imposing facade of the Victorian house. There is shared access thorough the large front door through which you will find a spacious hallway. Upstairs is the entrance to the apartment. Once inside the apartment you are greeted by a beautiful grandfather clock and the entrances to the living room, the kitchen /dining room and the single bedroom. There is also a convenient WC on this floor.

The elegant living room has two lovely sash windows, with a stunning view across to Keswick, Borrowdale and Derwentwater itself. The room is handsomely furnished and also has a TV and DVD. Double doors from the hallway lead to the dining area and well-equipped kitchen. The kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine. It also benefits from a built-in oven and halogen hobs. There is a lovely window seat here to sit and enjoy a view of the grounds and visiting birdlife.

From the hallway you ascend the wide staircase to the second floor. Above your head you'll see some of the wonderful architectural features of this stunning Victorian building. From the upper landing you first come to the spacious twin with en-suite bathroom with bath and hand-held shower. This lovely room has views out onto the leafy grounds. Then you'll find the exquisite king-size room, this has two tall sash windows with that glorious, far-reaching view to Derwentwater and beyond to the Borrowdale valley. This room also benefits from a beautiful en-suite shower room with large walk-in shower enclosure.

Outside, guests can enjoy the wonderful shared terraced garden and pond area which overlooks a magnificent panorama of mountains. What more perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine?

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size en-suite, 1 twin en-suite and 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room with WC and 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and hand held shower, 1 separate WC
  • Oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shared gardens and terraced area
  • Parking for 1 car, shared parking for additional cars (subject to availability)
  • Regret no pets
  • Towels not included
  • Pond within the grounds - children to be supervised at all times
  • Pub, restaurants, shops and supermarkets 2 miles away

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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.

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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