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Keswick (1mls N), Lake District
Visit England rating: 4 starsVisit England Gold Award
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Country retreat in a peaceful setting close to Skiddaw with stunning fell views
  • Ground floor accommodation with private parking
  • Just 1 mile from Keswick with it's array of pubs, restaurants and shops


Property code: 87483

Home from home accommodation in a rural village setting but only 1 mile from Keswick, with fell walks from your front door, park up your car and you won’t need it again until its time to leave!

Charm abounds at this pretty ground-floor cottage sitting at the foot of Skiddaw. Sleeping two people in one bedroom, it’s the ideal rural retreat for a romantic couple who want to get away from it all to spend their days climbing the Catbells or canoeing at Derwentwater, and their evenings BBQ-ing in the cottage’s beautiful garden as they enjoy the lovely views of Latrigg and Skiddaw.

Stroll through the truly lovely private garden to the cottage’s pretty entrance porch. Kick off your hiking boots and make your way through to the kitchen to rustle up a romantic meal for two, which you can then enjoy in the dining area in the lounge. Alternatively, make your way outside to the cottage-style garden, fire up the charcoal BBQ and enjoy an al fresco dinner by the water features. After dinner, crack open a bottle of something cool and crisp and take in the magnificent views of Skiddaw, or head into the lounge to snuggle up in front of the electric fire and catch up on your favourite TV shows. When the day is done, retire to the spacious double bedroom. You’ll wake up to magnificent views of the summit of Latrigg.

If you’re looking for a good wild-swimming spot, Bassenthwaite (3 miles) is hard to beat. It’s quieter than the other lakes and you’ll find plenty of places to enter the lake. Afterwards, head to the north end of the lake to check out The Lakes Distillery (9.5 miles). Take a tour and have a bite to eat in the bistro. Or take a stroll at Mirehouse and Gardens (3.5 miles). Enjoy the tranquillity of the walled Bee Garden, stroll in quiet contemplation along the Poetry Walk, or sit by the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake and soak up the views.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 bathroom – 1 en-suite with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer in adjacent boiler room
  • Smart TV and DVD player in lounge TV and DVD player in bedroom
  • Electric fire in the lounge
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Own cottage-style garden with 2 small water features, garden furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Private parking for one car
  • Pub and restaurant within 1 mile and shop within 1.5 mile
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed


Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.


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Reviewed by Christine 16th April 2022

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Well equipped, comfortable holiday ,well situated position close to Keswick . Everything covered ,cannot find fault with anything and the owners Jan and David are lovely .

Reviewed by Marilyn 10th April 2022

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Everything you need for a fantastic holiday. Lots of touches and the owners couldn't have been more helpful. Really made to feel welcome!We are looking to book again to stay here.

Reviewed by Stephen March 2022

Coming back to Croft Corner at the end of the day is always a pleasure. Warm, cosy and well-equipped.

Reviewed by Mike December 2021

Croft Corner is now a perfect "home from home" for us

Reviewed by Jan November 2021

The cottage was warm and comfortable. We had everything we needed. Lovely peaceful area.

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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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