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Skiddaw View

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
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At a glance

  • Airy, single-storey cottage nestled in the centre of the colourful town of Keswick
  • Perfect for dog lovers who are keen to bring their pets along
  • Close to shops, pubs and restaurants yet ideal for lakeside and fell walks
Property code: SZ442

A modern, two-bedroom bungalow, ideally situated in the market town of Keswick with mountain views, an enclosed garden and superb access to the beautiful Lakes.

This beautiful holiday home is a two-bedroom bungalow sleeping up to four people situated in the heart of Keswick town centre. It is a great base for those wanting to explore the Northern Lake District in a vibrant town location. With just one small step at the entrance to the bungalow, it also has a walk-in shower and electric reclining chairs in the living room and conservatory, all of which go towards reducing the worry of a holiday shared with an elderly or less mobile family member.

Keswick's popularity stems from its wonderful position on the shores of picturesque Derwentwater and at the foot of beautiful Cumbrian fells. It's a vibrant town with an atmosphere all its own; boasting its own popular theatre, an art deco cinema, a twice weekly market and a wealth of charming shops and excellent eateries at your fingertips. The charming pedestrianised centre of town is just over the road from Skiddaw View; just lovely for summer evening strolls around its restaurants and pubs. Added to this you have an amazing range of walking and cycling right from the door.

Beyond Keswick lies wonderful Skiddaw, the giant massif that stands guard over Keswick (and England's fourth highest mountain). The stunning Derwentwater is a mere stroll through Japanese-style gardens near to the Theatre by the Lake. The stately Keswick Launches wind their way around its seven landing stages on the lake, making it easy to explore the Borrowdale Valley. Indeed a delightful day out is a walk along the western shore of the Lake to one of Borrowdale's lovely pubs, restaurants or cafes taking in a delicious lunch and then catching a launch back. You can find your perfect picnic spot and enjoy the stunning views in all directions. It's easy to see why Keswick is such a well-loved gem and at this property you'll be right in the heart of it.

The front door opens out to the living room, which is flooded by light from the large window from where guests can watch the hustle-bustle of the town outside. A bird feeder has been thoughtfully set up outside the front window. The living room comprises of a matching leatherette three-piece-suite, including an electric reclining armchair. A TV and DVD player sit in the corner of the room, which is lit by an electric wood burner-effect stove. Board games are provided in the living room cabinet. This property is accessible for people with mobility issues; there is a small step to the front door, a walk-in shower and the parking space has been created in the front garden.

The kitchen has been fully refurbished and extended to encompass a conservatory dining area for four people. An electric split-oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine and freestanding fridge/freezer can all be found in the kitchen. The conservatory floods the room with natural light and looks onto the small enclosed rear garden.

The two bedrooms each feature a large wardrobe and plump mattresses. The double bedroom has views to the garden behind, while the twin room looks over the front garden to the town beyond. The twin beds have zip and link mattresses, so can be set as a super king bed upon request when booking. This room also has a chest of drawers and a small TV.

The bathroom contains a walk-in shower, bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

The back garden is accessed through the kitchen and features a picnic table on a gravelled area, which leads up to a small area of lawn. This garden is fully enclosed. The front garden consists of a lawned area and planted borders, including the most delightful lilac tree. Part of the lawn has been converted into two gravelled parking spaces, one of which is reserved for guests to the property.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 zip-and-link twin (which can be made into a super-king-size on request)
  • 1 bathroom with walk-in shower, bath and WC
  • Electric oven, hobs, a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • 2 TVs and 1 DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed rear garden with picnic table
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 dogs welcome – dog wash station will be placed at the front of the property for muddy paws
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book
  • Shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants within 100 metres

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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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