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Threlkeld, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Pub nearby
Family friendly
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At a glance

  • One of three comfortable holiday homes in a converted, stone-built barn
  • Situated at the foot of Blencathra with wonderful views across the valley
  • Perfect for couples, a group of friends, families and two four-pawed pals
Property code: SZ433

With the ascent of Blencathra starting outside your door and the bustling town of Keswick 6 miles away, there is something to suit everyone here.

This charming holiday property is part of a large stone built barn sympathetically converted into three holiday cottages providing comfortable self-catering accommodation. It is situated in an imposing position at the foot of Blencathra with stunning views across the valley to Threlkeld Common and Clough Head. The start of a walk up Blencathra can commence from the front door of the property.

There is a pub close by offering homemade bar meals, ales and is welcoming to pets and children. There are two more great country pubs in Threlkeld only a mile away, both serving good food and fine ales.

The market town of Keswick is just 5 miles away, reachable by car along the A66 or by a lovely walk, part of which follows the old railway line with wooded areas and passes by the Victorian iron railway bridges. The imposing mountain of Skiddaw is also only a short distance away.

The large private patio area to the front of the cottage has wonderful views across the fells and is south facing. A further BBQ and picnic area is shared with the two adjoining holiday cottages. The cottage is situated in an easy accesible position by the A66 but set high up above it.

The main doorway leads into a large open plan dining room and lounge with comfortable seating and TV, video, DVD player and CD/radio. There is a dining table and chairs to seat up to six people. The kitchen leading off from here is well equipped with electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer.

The ground floor shower room has shower cubicle, wash basin and WC

A stairway leads down to the a double and a twin bedroom, and bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

The hallway from this level leads onto the large patio area with table and chairs.

A stairway from the ground floor leads onto the first floor with large double bedroom.

There is an extra sitting out area in the communal BBQ and large picnic area shared with the adjoining two cottages.

Parking is to the side of the properties in a large off-road parking area.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 double and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC, and 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD, VCR and CD
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Towels not provided
  • Patio area with outdoor seating, shared BBQ and picnic area
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book
  • Complex of properties - can be booked along with adjoining cottages to accommodate groups of up to 16 people. A 10% discount is available when all three cottages are booked together
  • Pub 20 metres, shops and restaurants 5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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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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Clough View

Clough View

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Blencathra View

Blencathra View

Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3

£495 - £845

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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