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Sula's Loft

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Splendid three-storey apartment, right in the centre of appealing Keswick
  • Sleeping eight guests, making it ideal for a group holiday or two families together
  • Great location for reaching shops, restaurants and the scenic lake of Derwentwater
Property code: SZ450

An enticing, four-bedroom apartment set within an imposing, Victorian Lakeland house, perfectly positioned for the many attractions of Keswick, including Derwentwater.

Set in a Victorian terraced townhouse, this impressive holiday home is a wonderfully spacious apartment laid out over three upper floors in the heart of Keswick. Sleeping up to eight people in four design-conscious bedrooms and boasting very easy access to the centre of town it makes a perfect base for a family or group of friends to make the most of this much-loved Lakeland hub. The owners have lovingly restored this large apartment using a practised eye for colour and modern decor, mid 20th century design classics and personal touches to create a welcoming, comfortable and quirky space. Added to this, the upper floors have some stunning fell-top views which are sure to inspire you to get out and about.

Situated a stone's throw from the centre of Keswick, the property is ideal whether you feel like spending time in the bustling town centre or whether you'd like to get outdoors and make the most of 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 Latrigg, Walla Crag or the ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle and should you be ready for a bigger adventure Skiddaw, one of England's mountain giants, stands guard over the town. There's an amazing range of family activities available right on the doorstep too.

If a rather more gentle visit is to your taste then the town has plenty to offer with excellent eateries, characterful pubs, award winning museums, not to mention a regular market and a great range of independent and outdoor shops. It boasts its own art deco cinema and the stunningly situated Theatre by the Lake which shows a varied programme of drama, comedy, music and events throughout the year. Alternatively hop on board one of the Keswick launches to lap up the glorious scenery from the water. All of this within easy strolling distance of the property. So, whether you'd like to fill your Lake District jaunt with adventure or relaxation then this stylish apartment is the perfect place to make your base.

Guests enter the property via the shared front door and entrance hall from which you access the inner door to the property. There is coat hanging space immediately inside just before the staircase which takes you to the first landing. Here you will find the bathrooms and utility space. The modern family bathroom has a 'p' bath with over-bath electric shower and a white suite. The gorgeous shower room next door has a stylish mixer shower with drencher head in a large curved enclosure, perfect for soaking away tired muscles after long fell walks. The light filled utility room is at the back at the house where there is a washer/dryer and sink as well as plenty of space to store your muddy walking boots.

Moving along to the other first floor landing you first reach the spacious kitchen, this has been thoughtfully equipped for the foodies among you with a fitted double oven, five gas hobs, microwave, dishwasher, two under-counter fridges, coffee percolator and all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your stay. There's also a small breakfast table making for sociable food prep and a large map to help plan your mountain adventures.

The delightful light living/dining room occupies the front of the house, it's a gorgeous space to relax with huge sash windows, a fresh colour scheme, stunning wall art and thoughtful design touches everywhere. There's a huge comfy corner sofa and two armchairs arranged around an open fire along with a large TV with Freesat box and DVD player for entertainment. There is also a Roku stick for streaming online TV content. The dining table comfortably seats eight for long post-dinner conversations.

Onwards to the second floor bedrooms. As with the rest of the house the owners have used vibrant colour touches and 20th century design classics alongside modern pieces to give a luxurious and quirky feel to the bedrooms. The spacious king-size room has a wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage and a modern metal bedstead. The double room also has a metal bedstead and a built in cupboard with plenty of hanging and storage space while the twin room has a wardrobe and dresser and a great view over Keswick's rooftops to the fell tops beyond.

Lastly to the beautiful master suite on the third floor. This room is an absolute gem built in to the attic space of the house with a king-size bed, a coffee table and chairs, along with a hanging frame and large chest of drawers for storage. It has dual aspect windows with gorgeous views taking in a huge range of fell tops including Latrigg, Skiddaw and Blencathra to one side and Catbells, Maiden Moor and Grisedale Pike to the other. Why not make your morning cuppa and retire to the loft to make your decision on which fell you'll conquer?

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

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom and 1 shower room with WC
  • Fitted double oven, five gas hobs, microwave, dishwasher and two fridges
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Open fire - starter pack of logs provided
  • Baby bath and one stairgate provided
  • TV with Freesat, Roku and DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • First floor apartment with shared hallway and entrance
  • Roadside parking nearby (subject to availability)
  • 1 dog welcome, 2 by arrangement
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs within 200 metres

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Reviewed by TARA 12th November 2021

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Great location, lots of room, nice and clean. Well equipped. (Shared entrance hall was very muddy on arrival though) Utility room to put the wet dog was very useful! Another twin room, rather than double would be very practical for walking parties. Unusual layout with 2 bathrooms next to each other, but the quirky layout adds a bit of charm! We enjRead moreoyed all the quirky artwork too. Hide

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Location

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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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