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Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Pretty cottage with mature gardens backing onto the River Greta
  • Bright and light interior with a delightful sunroom at the rear
  • Central Keswick setting with its museums, eateries and independent shops
Property code: SZ188

Wonderful property that’s perfect for family or friends holidaying together, just a short walk from Keswick town centre with the many wonders of the Lake District to discover close by.

This is a lovely cottage; tucked away from the hustle and bustle, but within a short stroll of the centre of Keswick and with a wealth of fantastic walks on offer straight from the door. Inside you'll find welcoming accommodation for four people. There's a well equipped kitchen, spacious living/dining room and a bright sun room on the ground floor. Upstairs on the first floor are the two bedrooms, a double and a twin, and the family bathroom. To the rear is a delightful cottage garden, with access to the park and River Greta beyond which make this a lovely base for your holiday in Keswick.

Thanks to its convenient location, the centre of Keswick is just a 5-minute walk away where you can indulge in some retail therapy, visit the town's famous Pencil Museum or why not enjoy an evening out at the family owned Alhambra Cinema or renowned Theatre by the Lake? Keswick has a great selection of eateries, from quirky cafes, friendly pubs and brunch bars - you could try a different one every day!

With so many walks on offer from the door, you could try a different route every day without the need to get in the car! Nearby Latrigg is a must for stunning views over the town and the well equipped can continue onwards from here up Skiddaw, England's fourth highest mountain. If you prefer a low level walk, head down to Derwentwater to enjoy a stroll along the lakeshore and into the woods. Or pack a picnic and walk the full 10 mile circuit around the lake - you can always hitch a ride on the launch for the return leg of the journey if you fancy enjoying the water from a different perspective.

At the front of the cottage is the kitchen, complete with electric oven, has hob, useful microwave and built-in fridge. Continue through into the spacious lounge-diner, a welcoming and sociable space with the round dining table at one end and the comfortable seating at the other. Gather round the wooden dining table and compare notes on the day's events over a hearty home cooked meal, or spread out your maps and guide books and plan tomorrow's. The inviting two-seater sofa and two matching armchairs are positioned in front of the electric stove and there's also a TV, perfect for cosy evenings in.

Off the living area is the bright sun room, a great bonus space, ideal for catching up with a good book. Ornithologists will love sitting in here and watching the comings and goings of the many birds who also like to pay the cottage a visit - or its garden at least!

The stairs lead up from the entrance hallway to the first floor. The master bedroom is light, bright and airy; it has a double bed and the large window has a lovely view over the surrounding greenery to the fells beyond. The wardrobe and chest of drawers provide plenty of storage and there's also a quaint dressing table with stool and an inviting armchair positioned by the window to make the most of the views. The twin bedroom is just as lovely and also has matching wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage.

Also on the first floor is the family bathroom. With a WC, wash basin and bath with shower over, whether you prefer a soak in the bath or a refreshing shower, you'll find that all tastes are catered for here.

Outside to the rear of the property is a delightful cottage garden. With a small patio area, lawn and lovely borders, it's a very pleasant spot to while away a peaceful few hours.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – WC and shower over bath
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge and microwave
  • Gas-effect electric fire
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Rear garden
  • On-road parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub and shop within 0.5 miles
  • Please note, garden has river running through so young children must be supervised
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book


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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.

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