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Keswick, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Fabulous location to explore the Lakes either on foot, by car or public transport
  • Plenty of good walks and cycle routes in the vicinity
  • Boasting lovely socialising spaces, gardens that make the most of the sunshine and its own off-road parking
Property code: SZ249

A great retreat for couples, groups or families looking to explore the Lakes, this delightful house is in the centre of Keswick, with local amenities on your doorstep.

A very warm welcome to this delightful detached house in a very sought-after area of charming Keswick. Sleeping up to six people in three comfortable bedrooms, with stunning fell views and all just an easy walk from the bustling town centre, it really makes a wonderful base for a family or small group of friends to enjoy this wonderful area. The property boasts lovely socialising spaces, gardens that make the most of all the available sunshine and its own off-street parking, which is truly a bonus during Keswick's busier months. Added to all this the owners have used light fresh decor, comfortable furnishings and local photography to create a warm and welcoming holiday home.

Situated in a quiet residential area of Keswick, the cottage is perfectly placed whether you feel like pottering in to the bustling centre of the town or whether you'd rather stay out of the hubbub and make the most of the unparalleled natural surroundings. The town is well known for being the Lake District's adventure capital, boasting a vast array of adrenaline fuelled activities for visitors to sample. If a rather more sedate visit is to your taste then the town has plenty to offer too with wonderful pubs, excellent eateries, museums, not to mention a great range of independent and outdoor shops. Young families are well catered for with a leisure pool, climbing walls, crazy golf and a great play park all within easy walking distance. For a cultural evening why not walk down to the beautifully situated Theatre By The Lake which shows a wide programme of drama, comedy, music and events throughout the year?

If you're hoping to don your walking boots and enjoy the great outdoors then you could scarcely be better placed. Take a walk to Walla Crag, Great Wood or Bleaberry Fell right from the end of the road. Alternatively, should you be ready for a bigger adventure, then head up to mighty Skiddaw which stands guard over the town. You could always pack a picnic and head over to Derwentwater's shores via the charming path through Springs Wood across the road or for a treat, why not hop on board one of the Keswick launches to lap up the glorious scenery from the water?

On arrival at the house, guests enter via a glass sliding door into a spacious porch with plenty of space for boots and coats. From here you enter into the main hallway. To the right is the gorgeous living room. Bathed in light from an enormous bay window, it has fabulous views of mountain tops and surrounding fields and woodland. There are three deep comfy sofas arranged around a gas-effect fire and a SkyTV (with Sky Sports subscription).

Moving back through the hallway you reach the dining room; this has a dining set for six, two lovely wooden dressers and french doors leading out to the patio at the rear of the house. Beyond this is the spacious L-shaped kitchen. It's well equipped with five gas hobs, a fitted AEG double fan oven, a large integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. There's also a handy under-counter washer/dryer, plenty of cupboard space and a Nespresso coffee machine - so don't forget to bring some coffee pods! The breakfast table is set into corner windows making a brilliant place to enjoy a morning cuppa while watching the visiting birdlife. There's a handy downstairs WC as you head through to the back door and further storage for boots and coats in a large, walk-in cupboard.

Moving up the traditional corner staircase with beautiful, feature stain glass window to the three lovely bedrooms. The master bedroom has a super-king-size bed, two large built-in wardrobes and a handy en-suite shower room with an electric shower. The second bedroom has a double wooden bed frame, a chest of drawers and hanging hooks for storage. The delightful large twin bedroom has a wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage and a leather armchair for relaxing and taking in the gorgeous mountain views - with such a great panorama you can pick which fell top you'd like to conquer each day! This room is a twin as standard but can be made up as a super-king should you require, please advise on booking if this is the case. The family bathroom has a bath and separate shower enclosure with a mixer shower and a drencher head for massaging away tired fell-walking muscles.

Outside the property there is a rear garden with patio and raised lawn for making the most of the morning sunshine, while to the front there is a lovely tiered garden with mature plants and shrubs. Why not pour an evening glass of wine and enjoy the stunning mountain views as the sun sets?

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size, 1 double, 1 twin (can be made up as a super-king-size if required)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room, 1 bathroom with separate shower, separate WC
  • 5 gas hobs, a double oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine (pods not provided) and a washer/dryer
  • Smart TV with Sky package with Sky Sports
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Tiered front garden with lawn and table and chairs, rear garden with paved area and raised lawn
  • Off-road parking for upto 3 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Storage for bikes
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 7th May 2022

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A lick of paint would improve things considerably & the main bathroom shower needs attention - the water temperature fluctuates wildly. Otherwise well positioned, comfortable & well equipped - mind you there were only 2 of us. And, for the Lake District, it was well cleaned!

Reviewed by Andrew 23rd April 2022

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1st time at Highbank, a very comfortable and well equipped house, location is quiet and good for starting hikes from (we did Lonscale Fell from there, and Walla Crag is very close by). Great views, Grisedale Pike & Barrow of the Coledale Round dominate the view from the lounge. It is 10 to 15 mins walk into the centre of Keswick which was ideal forRead more us but maybe a struggle if you are less mobile. The large porch is great for storing walking boots, poles etc. We will definitely use Highbank again, Hide

Reviewed by Melba 16th April 2022

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Reviewed by David 2nd April 2022

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A comfortable, spacious house, with terrific views, in a very convenient location.

Reviewed by Patricia 5th February 2022

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Spacious house in stunning quiet location yet near enough to walk into Keswick and on numerous hikes from the door

Reviewed by Peter 15th January 2022

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Comfortable house, nicely placed for walks. We had great weather for January and really enjoyed our stay.

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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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