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Stone Cottage

Keswick, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Appealing cottage, in a superb location in the market town of Keswick
  • Excellent proximity to independent shops and eateries, as well as to Derwentwater
  • Go walking, board a lake cruise or even try paddleboarding, canoeing or kayaking
Property code: SZ449

An appealing, stone holiday home for up to five guests, situated in the middle of colourful Keswick with its plethora of shops, pubs, restaurants and family activities.

Set in the heart of Keswick, this beautifulholiday home is perfectly placed for a family or couple to enjoy everything this much-loved Lakeland town has to offer. Sleeping five people in two comfortable bedrooms it's a welcoming and cosy cottage with a world of amenities right on the doorstep. Not to mention the shores of glorious Derwentwater just a short stroll away. Why not explore the Borrowdale Valley from onboard one of Keswick's beautiful launches? These stately vessels wind their way around the lake offering visitors the chance to hop off at one of the seven landing stages or just to enjoy the staggering scenery from the water.

If walking is your passion then you could scarcely be better placed as Keswick is surrounded by glorious fells. Mighty Skiddaw stands guard over the town and, if you're feeling energetic and well prepared, makes a wonderful walk right from the door. A rewarding and somewhat easier fell to scale is Latrigg, it's a great stretch of the legs with a wonderful panorama as your reward. For the history buffs among you then Castlerigg Stone Circle lies just a mile outside the town. This ancient and mysterious site sits on a plateau commanding stunning views of the surrounding fells. Keswick is a delightful town for families to visit as it boasts two parks, one with an excellent playground, the other with its own crazy golf course. Added to this there is an excellent leisure pool with wave machine and huge slide which is sure to keep everybody amused on rainy days.

This delightful, bustling town also has a twice weekly market, a fabulous choice of eateries and shops, an art deco cinema and one of the most beautifully situated theatres you could possibly find. Whatever side of this wonderful area you'd like to explore then this cottage is perfectly placed for you to make the most of it.

On arrival at the cottage guests enter via the small patio area to the front of the entrance hallway with two steps down to the spacious bathroom. The room has a modern white suite with over-bath mixer shower and fresh bright decor. Also on this floor is the comfortable double bedroom. This has a wardrobe, chest of drawers and a substantial wooden bedstead.

Moving up the corner staircase you first reach the triple bedroom. Ideal for children, this room has wooden adult size bunk beds as well as a small single (from the 14th December 2021, the triple bedroom will be a king-size zip and link - can be made into a twin room upon request). Furnished with a wardrobe and chest of drawers it also has lovely exposed beams. Along the upstairs landing you'll also find a handy utility cupboard with a washer dryer.

Finally to the main living space, once Again this is a delightful double height open plan space with exposed beams housing the living area, dining space and kitchen. The room has a gorgeous wood burner as its focal point making it a wonderful cosy space for snuggling up on chilly evenings. Guests can relax in one of the two deep comfy sofas while catching up on a good book or watching the wall mounted television with its built-in DVD player. The owners have thoughtfully left a selection of DVDs and books for guests to use during their stay. You might well spend your evenings around the dining table planning your Lake District days out. Through here is also the well-equipped kitchen. This benefits from a raised double fan oven, a small dishwasher, microwave and compact under-counter fridge/freezer.

Outside the house has its own designated parking space for a small-medium family car and a bench for enjoying an outdoor cuppa or two.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, and 1 triple with bunkbeds and 1 small single (from the 14th December 2021, the triple bedroom will be a king-size zip and link - which can be made into a twin room upon request)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Double fan oven, microwave, small dishwasher and compact fridge/freezer
  • Utility cupboard with washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (fuel not provided - can be purchased from the local garage 200 yards away)
  • TV/DVD
  • Coffee pod machine
  • Wi-Fi included
  • There is no garden
  • Parking for 1 medium-sized car (a car park for larger cars is nearby)
  • 1 dog welcome – must not be left alone in the house
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within 100 metres

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.


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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.

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