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Rose Cottage - Keswick

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
3 more

At a glance

  • Traditional stone-built terraced cottage in an historic part of Keswick
  • Short walk to the centre of Keswick with amenities and attractions
  • Cinema, theatre, and boat trips within a mile of the property
Property code: SZ417

This bijou bolthole is tucked away on a quiet street in the popular market town of Keswick, with cafes, restaurants, and museums, surrounded by a walker’s paradise.

This impressive holiday home is a traditional terraced cottage in a quiet location just a few minutes' walk from the vibrant centre of Keswick. This cosy little cottage sleeps three people in two bedrooms sharing a family bathroom. The living room has a wood effect electric fire perfect for winter evenings in, so grab a book off the shelf, take a seat on the sofa and make yourself at home. Upstairs is a spacious and pretty double bedroom plus a small single overlooking the shared garden; both bedrooms have views over the surrounding streets with glimpses of the fells over rooftops. The kitchen is small but perfectly formed with everything on hand you could need; though with Keswick's range of eateries so close at hand it may be tempting just to eat out! The property makes a lovely retreat for a couple looking for a hideaway in the centre of Keswick.

Being in a quiet back street yet within a short walk of the town centre gives the property an enviable location and the best of both worlds. Keswick is a small market town which punches well above its weight with a good variety of attractions and amenities all within walking distance. The town centre contains a huge variety of places to eat and a good range of independent shops to browse around. There are walks aplenty starting from the town, or take advantage of the regular local buses to take you to an alternative start point. The beautiful Derwentwater makes for a lovely evening shoreline stroll or make a day of it and take a boat on the lake, everything from the scheduled launch service to a canoe or rowing boat are available to get you out on the water. If the weather is not so kind there are a range of indoor activities and attractions to choose from; the Keswick Museum, Pencil Museum and the Puzzling Place all offer something a bit quirky to interest all ages or take in a film at the cinema or a show at Theatre by the Lake.

Keswick is the hub of the northern Lake District and a perfect place from which to explore this beautiful area. Head over one of the passes to Buttermere and enjoy some amazing views on the way and a farmhouse ice cream when you arrive. The short walk down to the lake from the village is suitable for all and the views across the water to Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks are stunning. For a literary fix, take a drive, or a bus, along the A591 down to Grasmere and visit Dove Cottage and the associated Wordsworth museum to learn more about this influential figure. If you want a change of scene, head up to Hadrian's Wall country, where the wall takes you across some wild territory with wide ranging views as you discover more about Roman Britain at the key sites. An hour's drive will take you to Carlisle, an attractive and compact city ideal for exploring on foot - don't miss the beautiful sandstone cathedral.

This beautiful holiday home is a traditional stone-built cottage located in the quiet historic back streets of Keswick. Sleeping three guests in the two first-floor bedrooms which share a family bathroom, this is a cosy little house perfect for a small family or a couple looking for a quiet spot just a short walk from Keswick town centre. The downstairs living room has a wood effect electric fire for cosy evenings in and the compact fitted kitchen contains all you need for meals in - if you can resist the temptation of the many eating-out options, just a stroll away.

There is a parking space right outside and the front door of the property leads straight into the homely living room. Here you will find a two-seater sofa and an armchair, perfect for quiet evenings in. There is a Freeview TV, a stereo with radio and iPod dock, and a bookshelf filled with a variety of novels and some local interest books. The high ceiling and mirror above the fire make the room feel more spacious whilst the Lake District prints and map on the wall help make it welcoming and cosy.

At the back of the living room is the doorway through to the compact but beautifully finished kitchen with smart fitted units. Small it may be but it is well designed and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. There is an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and the sink is perfectly placed in front of the window to look out over the shared garden as you wash up. A large walk in cupboard houses a washer/dryer as well as the usual cleaning equipment and a good choice of games.

The dining area, has a table and three chairs tucked in front of a window looking out to the communal garden and provides access to outside. The back door can be accessed via the pathway in the shared garden so it is handy if you are coming in after a walk. There are also hooks for hanging coats beside the back door.

The carpeted stairs lead up from the living room and are quite steep. At the top to the left is a pretty double room; lovely and bright due to the window looking out over the street with Latrigg and Clough Head just peeking out amongst the rooftops, this is a spacious room with a high ceiling and beautiful original feature fireplace. There is plenty of storage in the chest of drawers and wardrobe and both bedside tables have lamps.

The second bedroom is a single with a lamp over the bed, chest of drawers, mirror and small table. The window looks over the shared garden to the houses and rooftops of Keswick beyond with the fells just glimpsed in between. There is a portable bed guard available to allow toddlers to safely use this room without the need for a cot.

Completing the upstairs is the family bathroom; the towel rail is over the radiator for nice warm cosy towels - choose from bath or shower in the small bath with shower over.

Outside is a sheltered lawned garden. This is a shared space which you are welcome to use and enjoy but please be courteous to the other residents particularly if you are visiting with a dog. The property is small but perfectly formed; a cosy little retreat just a stone's throw from Keswick's vibrant town centre, ideal for getting away from it all whilst being in the middle of everything.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 single with portable bed guard
  • 1 family bathroom with a shower over the small bath, and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with an ice compartment, microwave
  • Washer/dryer, games storage in utility
  • Wood effect electric fire
  • TV with Freeview, stereo/radio, iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not included
  • Shared lawned garden at the back of the property (dogs to be fully supervised at all time)
  • Parking for 1 car outside the cottage; additional on-street parking nearby (subject to availability)
  • 1 dog welcome - please note the garden is shared and therefore dogs must be kept on a lead while outside and supervised
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book 
  • Please note: There are three steps up to the front door. The property has steep cottage-style stairs
  • Shop, pub, restaurant, and town amenities within half a mile  


From guests that have stayed at the property.


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.

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