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Lower House

Applethwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Occupies a tranquil village location within rolling Cumbrian countryside, with the lively town of Keswick only 1.5 miles away
  • Plenty of walks on your doorstep including Skiddaw and Blencathra, as well as more low-level strolls along the valley
  • A wealth of outdoor, adrenaline-filled activities nearby from mountain biking to climbing to canoeing
Property code: SZ328

Families will love this property as its location allows you to make the most of what the Lake District National Park has to offer. With lakes, fells, mountains, market towns and forest parks nearby, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

If you’re looking for a quiet place to stay with great amenities nearby, then this is the place for you. You can sit indoors or outdoors, disengaged from the modern world and unobserved by it. The views of the Lake District mountains are glorious and the apartment is a superb base to plan which walks you might like to take next, as well as a comforting home to return to after a day on the fells.

The busy market town of Keswick with all it has to offer is only a mile and a half away. You can walk there along the road, or on one of the many paths cutting through the village. There is plenty of choice when it comes to pubs and places to eat, and shops for outdoor equipment. By the lake you can hire a rowing boat or take a trip on the launch. For evening entertainment there is the Alhambra Cinema, over 100 years old yet offering contemporary films and comfort or the renowned Theatre by the Lake.

Applethwaite itself is a little village, facing south and getting the best of the sunshine. From the front door there are countless walks. A favourite is up Latrigg (which has more fantastic views of Keswick and the surrounding fells for minimal effort), and to mighty Skiddaw beyond, one of the Lake District’s highest mountains. If something a little more stately is required why not take a gentler stroll around the beautiful grounds of nearby Mirehouse where you can choose from formal gardens, a wild flower meadow, a heather maze, a rhododendron tunnel, poetry walk and four adventure playgrounds in the woods. All in all, this cottage is an ideal jumping off point for all that the Lake District has to offer.

For larger parties, this property can be booked with a second cottage that sleeps six guests.

This cottage is conveniently situated all on one level, meaning most of the rooms benefit from some of the most wonderful views the northern Lake District has to offer.

There are 20 steps leading down from the parking area to the front of the cottage. You enter via the porch which has a slate floor and is ideal for storing your outdoor gear after a day out on the fells. You'll even find a freezer neatly concealed in the right hand cupboard of the unit in here!

A hallway then leads to the open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. There are picture windows which offer a stunning vista of some of the best known Lakeland fells. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, including an electric hob, oven and grill, dishwasher, under counter fridge and a microwave. As mentioned earlier the freezer can be found in the cupboard in the porch. There is a dining area which easily seats four and stored in a cupboard next to this is a multitude of board games to enjoy during evenings in front of the cosy multi fuel stove. The lounge area has comfortable seating next to the picture windows to take full advantage of the glorious views. Why not have a game of trying to count the number of fells you can see? Or if you're feeling brave enough, name them.

Just off the open-plan area is the double bedroom with a fully-glazed south-facing French door which opens out into the garden; so you could stroll straight outside or sit in bed whilst having a morning brew, enjoying the magnificent views, listening to the morning birdsong and thinking about which fells to tackle that day.

There are two single bedrooms; one offering similar views to the lounge, both with wardrobes and a chest of drawers. There is also a bathroom which has a shower over the bath, a WC and a wash basin. There is a separate cloakroom which houses a WC and the washing machine.

Outside there is mature garden for you with lawn and shrubs. There is a patio area with outdoor seating for you to enjoy those stunning views whilst having a well earned glass of wine after a day exploring the Lake District.

Bike storage is available. This is also shared and can be booked on a first come, first served basis. You do need to bring your lock for the bike storage, this has a standard padlock type latch.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double and 2 singles
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric hob, oven and grill, dishwasher, under-counter fridge, microwave, washing machine, freezer
  • TV
  • Wood burner - fuel provided
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shared garden and patio with outdoor seating
  • Regret no pets
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Complex of properties - can be booked alongside another property to sleep a further 6 guests
  • Bike storage available for up to 3 bikes (shared with neighbouring property). Please book in advance with owner and bring own padlock
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Alexander 9th April 2022

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The view is fabulous, the garden is great. It is small and cosy inside and all very comfortable. Applethwaite has a lovely atmosphere, very quiet and with beautiful walks straight up the hill from near the house

Reviewed by Derek 23rd March 2022

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Reviewed by Mo 25th January 2022

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Reviewed by Rachel 22nd December 2021

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Superb location and views. Plenty of walks from the door, or just snuggle in with the cosy fire and look out at Dertwent water and the fells. Comfortable beds and sofas, well equipped kitchen, reliable WiFi and lots of home from home comforts. We would very much like to visit again.

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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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