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Kirk Fell Cottage

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful slate-built end-of-terrace property in the centre of Keswick
  • Perfect for a larger family or group of friends experiencing the Lake District
  • An ideal base for relaxing in, with large garden and plenty of space to socialise in
Property code: SZ292

Providing ample space for a larger family or group of friends, this characterful Victorian house provides cosy and friendly holiday accommodation in the heart of Keswick for up to eight guests.

This cottage is a characterful gem of a house sleeping up to eight people in the heart of Keswick. While being in a popular residential area within a stone's throw of all the town's amenities it nonetheless boasts four spacious bedrooms with flexible accommodation a charming and spacious garden, designated parking and stunning views of the fells that surround the town. A gorgeous slate Victorian end of terrace house with generously proportioned rooms and plenty of socialising space it really is an ideal place for a large family or group of friends to make the most of this glorious area. The owners have used light airy decor, local photography and colourful wall art making the most of some wonderful traditional features to create a warm and welcoming space.

Keswick's position, nestled on the shore of picturesque Derwentwater, is absolutely glorious. The choice of fell walks from the door is marvellous with everything from mighty Skiddaw, England's fourth highest mountain, to lower level fells such as Walla Crag and Latrigg all walkable from the door. Alternatively, guests can take the gentle potter down to the lake shore and perhaps catch one of Keswick's lovely launches which wind their way around the lake. Why not walk along the lake into the jaws of beautiful Borrowdale, have a delicious lunch at one of the hotels or cafes then catch the launch back to Keswick? How very civilised. At this cottage you are perfectly placed to enjoy the town's cultural delights with a theatre, cinema and two museums all within easy walking distance.

Keswick is also well known as the adventure capital of the Lake District. Every possible outdoor activity is catered for here from rock climbing to ghyll scrambling, via ferrata to paddle boarding. There's a wealth of outdoor companies to guide your adventures, as well as two marinas and indoor climbing walls. The cycling in the area is second to none with a fantastic choice of off-road adventures to be had for the mountain bikers among you and some of the most iconic road cycling in the country. Families are well catered for with a leisure pool with huge slide, an excellent playground and lots of activities nearby such as The Lake District Wild Animal Park and Whinlatter Forest Park. In all for a group of friends or a family gathering then you could scarcely be better placed than at this retreat.

On arrival at the property guests are greeted by a porch with seat to remove any muddy footwear before heading through to the main hall. This has a traditional Victorian tiled floor with a gorgeous church pew and bags of hanging space for all your party's coats.

Firstly to the main living room. This is a lovely space with some quirky flair thanks to a large offset bay window in which sits the most gorgeous red armchair for watching the world go by or curling up with a good book. There are two deep leather sofas, lovely local photography, a gas-effect fire and a TV with Freeview and BluRay player. Onward to the back of the house to the large open-plan kitchen diner and second living space. This extra living area is cosy and welcoming with seating arranged around a lovely wood burner. Next to this is the large dining table around which you can have long post-dinner chats planning your North Lakes adventures. The kitchen area is well equipped with a Smeg double electric oven with gas hobs, a microwave, dishwasher and all the crockery and cutlery you'll need for your stay. There's a utility cupboard with a washing machine and dryer along with a lovely light back porch which houses a double garden seat shoe rack and glass double doors leading out to the garden.

The first floor of the house where you first encounter the fell views from the landing windows. There's a family bathroom here with an over-bath mixer shower and next door a further shower room with a mixer shower. The lovely master bedroom looks out to the front of the house and benefits from another one of those beautiful offset bay windows with an armchair for gazing out at the surroundings. There is a heavy wooden king-size bedstead, a wardrobe, chest of drawers, a decorative fireplace and a TV with built-in DVD.

The twin bedroom on this floor has full-size zip-and-link single beds which can be made into a super-king should you require, (please advise on booking) there's also a large wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Moving up to the second floor there is the second of the king-size rooms. This is another lovely large space with huge built-in wardrobes a decorative fireplace and views to Latrigg. The second floor twin room has smaller single beds which can be made up as a king-size should your party require (once Again please advise on booking). The room has a chest of drawers and hanging rails, a decorative fireplace and a lovely view over the rooftops to mighty Skiddaw.

Moving outside to the back garden guests will find a delightfully peaceful space despite being in the heart of the town. The side of the house has a raised path and rockery while the back has a lawn, mature plants, a gorgeous blossom tree and a charming summer house (containing outdoor furniture for use in the garden). A perfect place for a sunny evening meal enjoying the fell views.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size master bedroom with TV/DVD, 1 king-size room, 1 twin room with zip-and-link beds which can be made up as a super-king-size on request, 1 twin room with zip-and-link beds which can be made up as a king-size on request
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over bath, 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Double electric oven with gas hob, microwave, dishwasher
  • Washing machine, dryer
  • Wood burner
  • Gas central heating
  • Coal effect gas fire
  • TV, Blu-Ray
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not included
  • Enclosed garden with summerhouse and outdoor furniture
  • Designated parking on road nearby
  • Regret no pets
  • Please note that the neighbouring two houses have right of way across the rear garden for access only

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Reviewed by Joanne 5th November 2021

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The cottage was absolutely perfect with everything we needed for a fantastic week's stay

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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.

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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