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Granary Cottage - Threlkeld

Threlkeld, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful barn conversion close to Blencathra
  • Sleeping five guests plus one dog, the perfect choice for family or friends
  • A cosy cottage thanks to underfloor heating and a warming wood burner
Property code: SZ217

Just a short drive from Keswick and the mighty Derwentwater, explore the very best of the Lake District National Park with a stay in the quaint Cumbrian village of Threlkeld.

This fantastic converted barn offers welcoming accommodation for five people. It is surrounded by magnificent views - sure to inspire you to get out and explore this beautiful area. Walk straight from the door onto mighty Blencathra. Lace up your walking boots and tackle this popular fell, there are plenty of routes to choose from including the scramble up Sharp Edge for experienced hill walkers. If a lower level walks are more your thing, there are plenty of footpaths that criscross the village. Why not head for the Threlkeld to Keswick Railway Trail? Walk part of the route or the whole way to Keswick (there and back will be 10k), it's a fantastic accessible walk - or cycle if you prefer to explore on two-wheels. You'll be in need of refreshments after all that exercise! Threlkeld has two pubs to choose from for hearty meals and real ales. There's also a friendly village cafe for fresh coffee and yummy homemade cakes.

The bustling market town of Keswick is just 4 miles away where you'll find a great choice of outdoor and independent shops, as well as a supermarket. Often considered the adventure capital of the North Lakes, why not sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies? Try your hand at ghyll scrambling, canyoning or tackle the Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine. For an evening out, take in a film at the family owned Alhambra cinema or a performance at the renowned and aptly named Theatre by the Lake.

Step inside and you're sure to feel right at home. The open-plan living/dining/kitchen area is an inviting, sociable space - ideal for a holiday. The kitchen is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, handy microwave and useful dishwasher, as well as the all important toaster and kettle. There is plenty of storage space and a great selection of crockery, the cooks in the group are sure to love whipping up a feast in here.

Gather round the dining table and compare notes on the days adventures over a delicious home cooked meal, before moving to the living area. Relax on the sofas in front of the cosy wood burner, perfect for relaxing evenings in in front of the fire. For entertainment there's a Freeview TV. Also on the ground floor, though up a step up from the living area, is a useful utility room with washing machine and handy extra WC.

Up the stairs on the first floor you'll find the three bedrooms and two bathrooms. First up is the lovely master bedroom which has its own fabulous en-suite shower room, with WC and modern shower. As well as a handy wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage, the double bed is perfectly positioned to make the most of the stunning views on offer. Bring your morning cuppa back to bed and indulge in a long lie in, you are on holiday after all! The second bedroom is also a double and last but by no means least is the cosy single room. As well as the WC, the modern family bathroom has a fantastic walk-in shower and separate bath, meaning you can enjoy a long soak in the tub or reinvigorate muscles tired from walking in the shower.

To the side of the cottage is a lovely garden area. With mighty Blencathra as your backdrop, it's a lovely spot for your morning cuppa.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower and bath, 1 en-suite with shower
  • Separate WC on ground floor
  • Fridge/freezer, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • Underfloor heating to ground floor, radiators on the first floor
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Off road parking to the front of the cottage
  • 1 dog welcome - please note the property is on a working farm so please ensure your dog is kept under control at all times
  • Pub 1 mile, Shop 4 miles


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Reviewed by Nicola 12th November 2021

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We had a fabulous time. The cottage is gorgeous, clean and cosy with the most amazing views. Angela was friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend. Hope to visit again soon.

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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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