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Slate Knoll

Keswick, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Attractive first and second floor apartment, right in the middle of vibrant Keswick
  • Ideal for four people keen to be close to the town’s independent shops and restaurants
  • Easy access to beautiful Derwentwater and its picturesque surroundings
Property code: SZ444

A homely holiday apartment for four, set across two storeys of accommodation, close to the centre of popular Keswick, magnificent Derwentwater and superb walking routes.

A warm welcome to this attractive holiday homewhich is beautifully maintained. A charming first-floor apartment for four in the heart of the much-loved Lakeland town of Keswick. With a spacious modern feel about the place, two lovely bedrooms with flexible accommodation (the second bedroom has a zip-and-link bed which can be made up either as a king size or twin), and glorious views over the town to the fells beyond it makes an ideal base for a family or friends to explore this wonderful area.

Keswick is a jewel in the northern Lake District's crown situated on the shores of picturesque Derwentwater. It's a delightful market town boasting its own art deco cinema and beautifully situated theatre. The property could scarcely be better placed to enjoy all of this with plenty of eateries offering excellent local food, a vast range of outdoor shops and a wonderful choice of independent shops right on the doorstep. There's also a twice weekly market in the town adding to its charming atmosphere. Families are very well served in the town with indoor climbing walls, several parks, award winning museums and a leisure pool with huge slide all within easy walking distance.

Not only is the property deal if you want to make the most of the town but it's perfect for exploring the unparalleled natural surroundings. The town is well known for being the Lake District's adventure capital boasting a vast array of adrenaline-fuelled activities in the great outdoors for visitors to sample. If you're hoping to don your walking boots, then you could scarcely be better placed as there are numerous walks from the door including the Derwentwater Walk, Latrigg, Walla Crag or the ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle. Or should you be ready for a bigger adventure then Skiddaw, one of England's mountain giants, stands guard over the town. Alternatively hop on board one of the Keswick launches less than half a mile from the door to lap up the glorious scenery from the water. The bus stop is only 50 yards from the property so you needn't touch that car again should you feel the need explore the wider area!

On arrival, external steps from the ground floor lead to the covered porch and front door. The front door opens into the entrance hallway, off which you enter the kitchen and the large, light living room with dining space. This is a lovely open-plan room benefiting from a bay window which catches the sun all day and has views over Keswick high street to the fells beyond. There is an electric log-effect fire for extra warmth in the colder months and a feature surround. Seating is on a comfortable sofa and chairs around a curved screen TV with Freeview, DVD player and stereo. The owners have thoughtfully left board games, jigsaws and books to provide further entertainment. There is also a circular dining table and four chairs. The modern kitchen is well equipped with an electric fan oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, toaster and dishwasher. There's also a glorious view of Latrigg from the kitchen sink.

Stairs lead to the second floor where there is a double and a twin bedroom and a bathroom. The double bedroom is a lovely space nestled into the eaves of the building with a wardrobe and chest of drawers. The lookout window has wonderful views to Newlands Valley and Grisedale Pike.

The twin bedroom is spacious and comfortably furnished. The zip-and-link bed can be made up as a king on request but will be left as a twin unless otherwise requested (please advise on booking if you would like this changed). This bedroom has superb views to the Skiddaw range and Latrigg. There is a sloping ceiling in one corner of the room. The modern bathroom has a bath with power shower over, a WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

Outside there is private parking for one car.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 zip-and-link twin (which can be made into a king-size on request)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric fan oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer section, toaster and dishwasher
  • Welcome pack with milk, tea & homemade cake
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, and stereo
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels can be provided for an additional charge directly to the owner, once you have made your booking please contact the owner direct to arrange towels if required
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Regret no pets
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book
  • Shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs within 100 metres
  • Arrival: 14:00 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 Anne 26th February 2022

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Lovely relaxing week in Keswick. Slate Knoll is extremely comfortable, cosy and immaculately clean. Many thanks for the lovely lemon drizzle cake. The flat is in an ideal position and the views from the windows are lovely. We found the flat to be very well equipped and had everything that we needed so a big thankyou to the owners.

Reviewed by Ian 5th February 2022

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Reviewed by David 29th January 2022

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Excellent cottage, very convenient in centre of Keswick and with parking but traffic noise is never a problem. Well equipped, spotlessly clean, even provide 2 keys.

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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.

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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