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Johns Cottage

Keswick, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

A beautiful family cottage near the heart of Keswick Featuring a spacious first-floor lounge with exposed beams and warming wood burner With ample space for four guests exploring the heart of the Lake District

Property code: SZ279

Within easy reach of the thriving town centre, this pretty cottage offers cosy, light and soothing accommodation for families and friends eager to explore Keswick, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake.

Conveniently located just a stone's throw from the centre of Keswick is this lovely two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage. On the ground floor, you'll find the kitchen/diner and bright sun room, along with the twin bedroom (which can be made up as a king on request) and family bathroom. The spacious living room is on the first floor, as is the double bedroom and modern shower room. As well as a patio garden, the cottage also has parking for two cars, a real bonus so close to the centre of Keswick.

Why not leave the car where it is and head out on foot to explore? There's plenty on offer just a walk away. Take in a performance at the renowned Theatre by the Lake or catch a film at the Alhambra cinema, just a hop, skip and a jump from the cottage. Walk through the town to Derwentwater, hire a canoe or rowing boat to enjoy the water from a different perspective before finding a peaceful spot for a picnic lunch. Test your mind at the quirky Puzzling Place or treat yourself to some retail therapy in the independent and outdoor shops in the town centre.

Keswick is a haven for walkers with a great choice of routes on offer straight from the front door. Head up local fell Latrigg for stunning views over the town. The well equipped can continue onwards and upwards onto Skiddaw, England's fourth highest mountain. 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 Ropes course, or why not walk an alpaca for something a little bit different?! 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.

This delightful cottage for up to four people and one dog is tucked away but located just a short walk from the centre of Keswick; you really have got the best of both worlds here.

The spacious kitchen/diner can be found to your right off the entrance hallway. With pale blue units and a beautiful tiled floor, it's a great sociable space. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, handy microwave, built-in fridge and separate freezer, as well as a dishwasher. The wooden dining table sits in the corner, taking full advantage of all the natural light coming in from the dual-aspect windows. Off the kitchen is the bright sun room, a great bonus space, ideal for catching up with a good book.

On the opposite side of the entrance hallway is the ground-floor twin bedroom. Drawers in the beds provide plenty of storage and this room can also be made up as a king upon request. The family bathroom is also on the ground floor; with a WC, wash basin and bath with shower, perfect whether you prefer a long soak in the tub or an invigorating shower.

The spacious living room can be found upstairs on the first floor. With a vaulted ceiling and feature wooden beams, this really is a wow room. The three-seater sofa and two armchairs are positioned around the electric fire and there's a wall-mounted TV for, perfect for cosy evenings in.

Also on the first floor are the modern shower room and lovely double bedroom. Compact but perfectly formed, the shower room has a WC, wash basin and shower cubicle. The bright bedroom has a pine double bed and matching wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table.

As well as parking for two cars, the cottage has an enclosed patio garden. With a feature wooden bench, it's a lovely spot, equally suited to a morning cuppa or a refreshing evening drink whilst catching up on the day's events.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 twin which can be made up as a king-size on request, 1 double room
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Electric fire
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with patio and outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Choice of pubs within 0.5 miles
  • Derwentwater 0.5 miles
  • Please note, the cottage is accessed through an archway. This archway is 6 ft 10 inches (2.1m) in height and is not accessible for cars with a roof box or bikerack
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Maria 6th May 2022

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Excellent location for all amenities in Keswick and a base for hiking in NW Lakes. The parking is very tight for 2 cars but in fairness we were made aware of that. Plenty of kitchen equipment/cutlery/crockery and all good quality; everything you would ever need. Welcome pack of tea, filter coffee, biscuits and wine. One issue was dealt with very prRead moreomptly by the friendly local team. They have very high standards and are keen for everything to run smoothly. I would not hesitate to recommend Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Richard 15th April 2022

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Lovely cottage, very clean, pet friendly and ideally located in the town of Keswick. Perfect for a family of (4 plus a dog).

Reviewed by Iain 8th April 2022

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The cottage is in a great location close to the town and all facilities. The cottage was lot bigger than expected and catered for everything. The enclosed garden was great to sit in as its a wee suntrap and great space for the dog. Very quiet and secluded despite being a hop skip and a jump from town.. Beds really comfortable and we all had a greatRead more sleep. The off street parking was a great benefit. We will definitely rebook. This cottage ticked all the boxes and we had a great time. Thank Hide

Reviewed by Pamela 25th March 2022

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Great location There is Everything you need in the cottage We had a great stay.

Reviewed by Sally-Ann 6th March 2022

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Just got back from our little adventure but would like to recommend Johns Cottage if youre up in the #lakedistrict, everything you need and right in the centre of #keswick. Dotty the Dog friendly too

Reviewed by Tony 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by Sandra 7th February 2022

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Great stay here ideal for 4 people. In a great quiet spot with parking for 2 cars.Two large bedrooms with ample furniture A little TLC in some areas I.e. the kitchen and conservatory. A nice little touch of a bottle of wine and some goodies left for us. We would stay here again.

Reviewed by Sonia 4th February 2022

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Nice location but a few issues considering the price we payed. Radiators upstairs not heating up husband identified low pressure and sorted the issue Random mugs would of liked cups , marks on sharp knives ( not cleaned ) and no hairdryer also no tv in either bedroom which all these are usually standard in places we have rented over the last 32 yeaRead morers sometimes 6 visits a year . Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 31st January 2022

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Lovely property. Perfectly situated with parking although parking was a little tight. Salts cottages were a great company to deal with too I would highly recommend

Reviewed by Martin 28th January 2022

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Great spot right near the high st. Quiet and lovely lounge area. Ideal if you have a dog with outside enclosed area.

Reviewed by Lesley 21st January 2022

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Reviewed by Dara 17th January 2022

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I had 4 days in John's cottage. I will definitely be going back and would highly recommend it .I really couldn't pick fault with it. I will always use Sally's cottages now they are so very helpful and professional.

Reviewed by Kerry 14th January 2022

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The cottage and location was amazing I really could have stayed longer I will 100 percbokk again and will recommend to all my family and friends

Reviewed by Jennifer 5th November 2021

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We particularly enjoyed the location of this property which is within very easy reach of local restaurants, cafes and shops and yet has good access to main routes out of town and across the Fells. Warm and spacious accommodation with almost every need catered for. Comfortable double bed and hot shower. The kitchen is very well equipped and own parkRead moreing area is very handy, although very tight for two vehicles. Hide

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Location

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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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