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Scar Cottage

Applethwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A pretty cottage on the lower slopes of Skiddaw
  • Perfect for both challenging mountain climbs and gentler lakeside strolls
  • Situated in the hamlet of Applethwaite, just 2 miles from the bustling town of Keswick
Property code: SZ434

Sleeping eights guests and one four-pawed pal, this charming cottage is perfect of couples’ get-togethers, a group of friends or a family reunion in the heart of the Lake District.

This beautifulholiday home is situated on the lower slopes of Skiddaw. It occupies a nice position in the much sought-after hamlet of Applethwaite with wide ranging views of Keswick, Derwentwater and the surrounding mountains.

This elegant cottage sleeps up to eight people in four bedrooms, all of which enjoy lovely views of Grisedale Pike or Latrigg. The sitting room is beautifully decorated and has a super modern TV with 3D, HD and Internet.

Applethwaite is just below Skiddaw making it the perfect start place for an ascent of this magnificent mountain. There are plenty of gentler walks too, either on Latrigg for fine views, or down to Bassenthwaite Lake. Keswick is just a mile away and is a pleasant walk across the fields, passing safely beneath the A66.

Keswick is a busy market town, with plenty of choice when it comes to pubs and places to eat, and shops for outdoor equipment. For evening entertainment there is the local cinema or the renowned Theatre by the Lake.

The house is accessed from the front door into the tiled hallway. The kitchen is a good size with table and chairs, large freestanding fridge and freezer, built in electric double oven, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. The drinking water has a filter system.

The sitting room has comfortable seating, open fire with no glass front, (initial supply of logs provided), large Freesat TV (internet enabled, 3D and HDMI) and DVD/video. Patio doors lead out to the rear patio area.

The sizeable downstairs cloakroom has wash basin and WC

Upstairs there are four lovely bedrooms. The master bedroom has a super-king-size bed with a large en-suite bathroom comprising of a bath, shower enclosure, wash basin and WC. The master bedroom also boasts beautiful views to Grisedale Pike and Catbells. There are two double bedrooms both with views to Latrigg plus a twin bedroom . A hairdryer is available in the main bedroom.

The family bathroom has a WC, wash basin and a over bath power shower.

The lovely garden has flowering shrubs, a patio area to the side and rear with table and chairs and lockable shed for bike storage.

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

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size, 2 double, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite bathroom with separate shower and a WC, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and a WC, and 1 separate WC
  • Electric double oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Open fire (Initial supply of logs, coal and kindling is provided)
  • Large Freesat TV (internet enabled, 3D and HDMI)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Lockable shed for bike storage
  • Raised patio area with garden furniture to side and rear of the house, shrubbed beds to the front
  • Off-road parking for 1-2 cars (please note two large cars may struggle to fit)
  • 1 dog welcome - please note pets must be kept off the furniture, out of bedrooms and they must not be left unattended
  • Storage for bikes in shed
  • The drinking water has a filter system
  • Pub 1 mile, shop and restaurant 2 miles


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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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