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Flat 4 Skiddaw View

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
5 more

At a glance

  • Beautiful apartment within a Grade II listed property
  • Admire views over Keswick’s slate rooftops, out to Walla Crag, Barf and Skiddaw mountains
  • Situated in the centre of Keswick with a plethora or outdoor activites, energetic or gentle, on your doorstep
Property code: SZ196

Escape to this second-floor flat in the Adventure Capital of England and enjoy quality time in popular Keswick.

Looking for an escape to the Lake District with fabulous views, right in the centre of a lively chocolate-box town? Then look no further than this one-bedroom second-floor apartment, commanding stunning views over the slate rooftops of Keswick and out to Walla Crag, Latrigg, Barf and the massive Skiddaw range of mountains. It is a Grade II-listed building, orginally constructed as the County Hotel in the early 19th century and converted into flats in the 1970s. It is still an imposing building and stands opposite the war memorial on County Square.

This apartment is owned by a London actress, who used it as a base when she was working at the Theatre by the Lake. For the past 15 years, a variety of actors and actresses have used the accommodation for the duration of their performances at the Theatre. She describes the flat as a quiet and cosy escape and still enjoys nothing more than watching the colours of the seasons reflected on the slopes of the Skiddaw range. Who needs television when nature provides such mesmerising viewing?

Keswick is a jewel in the crown of the Lake District National Park, situated on picturesque Derwentwater and surrounded by stunning fell views to all sides. It's known as the adventure capital of England and it's easy to see why as you can try your hand at almost any outdoor activity with a wealth of instructors on hand to help you find your wild side. If a gentler time in the great outdoors is more to your taste then there is a huge choice of things to do from easy low level walks and cycle rides to catching the lovely Derwentwater launch and soaking up the stunning scenery from the water.

Entry to the apartment is via an imposing set of double doors and up a staircase to the second floor. Inside the apartment is a small hallway leading to the living/dining room and kitchen, bathroom and double bedroom. The living room is a good size and contains a dining table for two situated next to the window, which overlooks the slate-clad buildings of the town, Fitz Park, Skiddaw, Latrigg and the Bishop's Rock on the side of Barf Fell. A two-seater sofa, ergonomic chair with foot-rest, a TV/DVD, and a shelf full of books and local maps complete the living area.

The charming bijou kitchen leads off the living room and stocks a range of quality electrical appliances, including oven, hob, extractor fan, fridge with ice box, microwave, dishwasher, toaster and washing machine. There is no tumble dryer, but the launderette is a 2-minute walk down the road, where a dryer may be accessed. The kitchen features coloured mood lighting and the living room view is also shared with the kitchen.

What the apartment lacks in space is made up for in views and this is certainly true of the double bedroom, in which you can wake up to a view of Walla Crag. There is plenty of storage in the bedroom, including a chest of drawers, bedside cabinets and a large mirrored wardrobe. The bathroom features a shower over the bath, WC and heated towel rail.

A parking permit is provided for the Otley Road car park close by between the end of March and the end of September. Outside of these months free roadside parking is available on streets nearby. There is a bus stop outside the apartment (known as the 'County Corner' stop named after this building).

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and a WC
  • Oven, hob, fridge with icebox, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • The house is heated by a combination of storage heaters and electric panel radiators
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • A parking permit is provided for one vehicle
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs within half a mile
  • Second-floor flat accessed via communal stairs


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Very pleasant cosy flat with nice views over the rooftops of the fells around Keswick.

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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.

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