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Hill Cottage

Braithwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy and comfortable home within an easy stroll of the friendly, local pub
  • Spot wildlife in the garden and soak up the views
  • Fantastic for cyclists and walkers to explore the North Lakes area
Property code: SZ251

Close to the bustling market town of Keswick, with its pubs, shops and restaurants, this cottage offers a warm welcome to families and couples in an area surrounded by spectacular walks.

This delightful two-bedroomed cottage sleeps four people and you'll feel instantly at home as soon as you arrive. Located in an enviable position on the edge of the popular village of Braithwaite, there's so much to see and do straight from the front door. Head to nearby Whinlatter Forest where you can explore the many woodland trails on foot or two-wheels. Adrenaline junkies will love the Go Ape High Rope course, or why not walk an alpaca for something a little bit different?! Scramble up Catbells for breathtaking views over Derwentwater before exploring the picturesque Newlands Valley, where Beatrix Potter's Tale of Mrs Tiggle-Winkle was set. Take a scenic drive over Newlands Pass down into Buttermere for a peaceful lakeside picnic or walk the Buttermere fells with Haystacks at the southern end – Wainright’s favourite fell.

A 5-minute drive from Braithwaite will take you into Keswick town centre where you'll find a great choice of outdoor and independent shops, as well as a supermarket. A trip to the recently refurbished Keswick Museum and Art Gallery is a must for anyone with an interest in local history, or have a game of crazy golf or pitch and putt. Take in a film at the family owned Alhambra cinema or a performance at the renowned and aptly named Theatre by the Lake. Close by are rowing boats for hire or the option of a cruise around Derwentwater on the hop-on/hop-off launch.

Leave boots and coats in the handy entrance porch before continuing onwards into this welcoming home from home. The spacious living/dining room is a wonderful open-plan space. Relax on either the two-seater or the three-seater sofa in front of the flame-effect gas fire, perfect for cosy evenings in. For entertainment there's a TV with Freeview and DVD or why not take a seat on one of the armchairs in the window and catch up with a good book? Gather round the wooden dining table, perfectly positioned by the French doors that lead out to the patio, and compare notes on the day's events over a hearty homecooked meal, or use the map on the wall to plan tomorrow's activities.

The newly-refurbished kitchen/breakfast room is well-equipped with a built-in electric oven and separate induction hob, handy microwave/grill, fridge/freezer, washing machine and useful dishwasher - there'll be no fighting over who has to do the washing up here! Enjoy your morning coffee at the table in here, or pull up a seat and keep the cook company. Off the kitchen is a bright conservatory. Ornithologists will love sitting out 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!). A useful cloakroom with hanging space and WC off the hallway completes the downstairs.

Up the stairs to the first floor where you'll find the two bedrooms and family bathroom. First up is the master bedroom, a lovely double where you're sure to feel instantly at ease, with a hanging cupboard and chest of drawers. The second bedroom is a delightful twin, with two single pine beds, two handy chests of drawers and a wardrobe for storage. Both bedrooms are at the rear of the cottage and so benefit from fantastic views over the garden to the fells beyond, the perfect excuse for bringing your morning cuppa back to bed! Also on the first floor is the newly-refurbished family bathroom. As well as the WC, you'll find a shower over the bath, meaning all tastes are catered for whether you prefer an invigorating shower or a relaxing soak in the tub.

To the front of the cottage is a gravelled driveway, with ample parking for two cars (three at a squeeze) and a handy garage, which will provide storage for boots and bicycles. (Please note that the garage will not accommodate a car.) We strongly recommend that you do not reverse onto the road without assistance. There is a wonderful rear garden with a delightful raised patio area, ideal for dining alfresco with a view. Down five steps from the patio, the rest of the large rear garden is laid to lawn with plenty of mature plants, trees and shrubs for added interest.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and separate induction hob, microwave/grill, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Tumble dryer in conservatory
  • TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not included
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn and patio area with garden furniture
  • Garage for storing bikes and outdoor gear - please note that the garage will not accommodate a car
  • Off-road parking for 2/3 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop and pub 150 metres, restaurant 2.5 miles
  • Please take care with the stone steps down from the patio to the lawn
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Pat 6th May 2022

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Fabulous, well equipped cottage in a stunning area. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Allison 25th March 2022

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Very clean and comfortable. Excellent location for walking from the door.

Reviewed by Angela 4th March 2022

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Amazing weekend incredible views walks and we even had great weather. The cottage was located in the perfect spot very easy to find and central to everything. The cottage is great as a home from home, comfortable, well organised and everything you will need for a long or short stay - thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Sue 21st December 2021

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Hill Cottage is a lovely comfortable, well appointed, super clean and conveniently located place to stay for the northern lakes. We stayed over the Christmas and New Year period for a kayaking holiday. There's a small village shop, a little coffee shop and pubs just a couple of minutes walk away. Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite lakes are just 10 miRead morenutes away if you plan to spend some time out on the water. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 3rd December 2021

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Reviewed by Christine 12th November 2021

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This is a lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and very well equipped, in a very convenient village location, with fantastic walks on the doorstep.

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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.

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