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Far Wescoe

Keswick (4mls W), Lake District
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning Lake District property with views across heights of Helvellyn and Derwent
  • Within walking distance from the pretty village of Threlkeld with country pubs
  • Charming former residence of the poet WH Auden, a rural heaven
Property code: 86250

Charming detached period house with lots of characterful features and a delightful mature south west facing garden on the slopes of Blencathra with a beautiful vista over Helvellyn and Derwent fells.

This property was once the home of the famous poet W H Auden. The local area is just stunning and probably inspired his poetry. Enjoy walks from the door to Skiddaw, Blencathra, Latrigg, Brundholme Woods and the beautifully remote Genderraterra Valley. Situated within the Lake District National Park recently voted a UNESCO World Heritage site, Far Wescoe is conveniently located only 5 miles from the market town of Keswick where you will find an extensive range of local amenities including a variety of independent shops, cafes, and pubs together with the theatre by the Lake. There are lots of outdoor activities in the local area, including sailing, climbing, 4x4 off-roading, and horse riding. For adrenaline junkies why not try Go Ape or visit the local Alpaca centre where you can walk an Alpaca.

As you approach the front door of Far Wescoe, on your right, is a useful heated laundry room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, WC, and basin. It offers a practical place to store wet coats and walking boots. Enter into the hallway with exposed beams and a staircase to the first floor. To your left is a large utility room and further down the corridor a cosy snug with leather sofas, exposed beams, a wood-burning stove, and a large smart TV. Opposite the snug is the formal dining room with exposed beams, a feature fireplace, a large wood burner, and an original serving hatch to the kitchen. The dining room leads onto a stunning conservatory from where to soak up the incredible panoramic views or read a book. Out of the conservatory leads into the beautiful hand-made kitchen which has its original Honister slate flooring, antique butcher's block, and feature fireplace. it is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, and fridge/freezer. Next door is a lounge with uninterrupted views to the fells. There is a large walk-in bay window with a table and handmade wooden bench seating. There is a wood burner, smart TV, exposed beams, and comfy seating to kick back and relax. From the kitchen there is a second staircase with access to the first floor. On the first floor, you will find a king-size bedroom with exposed beams, fell views, a built-in wardrobe, and an original basin. There is a large double room with fell views and a bathroom featuring an original cast iron bath, WC, and sink, plus views towards Lonscale Fell. The third bedroom is a pretty twin with exposed beams and extensive storage. The final bedroom is another spacious double with basin unit and views over the open countryside and fells. To complete the accommodation there is a Jack and Jill bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

The enclosed rear garden comprises extensive lawns, mature trees, patio with seating and views which are simply breath taking. There is off-road parking for two cars and lockable bike storage shed.

  • 4 bedrooms -1 king-size, 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite with shower over bath and WC and 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Kitchen – with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Exterior heated laundry room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, WC, and basin
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner in lounge, dining room and snug
  • Smart TV in the lounge and snug
  • Enclosed garden with patio
  • Lockable bike storage shed
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pubs, village shops and restaurants within 1 mile
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by matthew 19th June 2022

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A lovely cottage in fantastic location, Well equipped and very clean. Stunning views and a great location for walking and exploring this area (and further afield due to road links) of the full lakes area. The views are stunning, the bedrooms are decent sizes and there is plenty of character. We were really lucky with the weather and enjoyed sittingRead more out late into the evenings. The property is in a very peaceful location and we will look forward to returning soon. Thanks Hide

Reviewed by Doreen 10th June 2022

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Lovely cottage with beautiful views. Some improvements such as a shower in the second bathroom would be good but we all still enjoyed our holiday.

Reviewed by Bridget 3rd June 2022

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This cottage is in a beautiful setting with fabu;ous views. A minor niggle was the constant noise from the main road below but otherwise very peaceful. The parking arrangements are awkward but probably not soluble, apart from the gate which could be easier to use.

Reviewed by Josephine 27th May 2022

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Stunning views, could have just sat by the windows all week and not done any walking at all. Layout/number of rooms worked really well for our group (family, age range 4 - 62).

Reviewed by Susan 11th May 2022

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Wonderful cottage in a fabulous location. Garden well fenced for dogs, although a small one might be able to get under the left hand side of field fence where the farm chickens and brown hares come and go! Yes, there are hares and red squirrels, both seen! Very comfortable and thoughtfully furnished and the cleaning team do a great job! Skiddaw & BRead morelencathra are both within walking distance or there are gentle slares along the longings & old railway line to be had. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 1st May 2022

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Lovely large house with lots of rooms for relaxing in. A beautiful garden with the most stunning views where you could sit with your coffee and admire. Quiet area with plenty of places to walk and run. Highly recommend to all . My family had a wonderful time there.

Reviewed by Kelvin 12th February 2022

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Lovely house in a fantastic location. Very well presented and the space worked perfectly for us as two families with kids staying together.

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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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