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Tethera Hovera

Keswick, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • An ideally situated holiday cottage in a quiet part of Keswick
  • Perfect for a family seeking a relaxing base for exploring the Lake District
  • Within easy reach of a range of welcoming pubs and restaurants
Property code: SZ462

With a view of the mighty Skiddaw from the house, this bright, warmly decorated and comfortable holiday property provides an ideal backdrop for up to four guests discovering Keswick and Derwentwater.

Here is a lovely cottage in the perfect location. It is close enough to be just a 5-minute walk from the centre of things in Keswick but in a quiet street with views of the fells at one end. This is a cottage that is perfectly proportioned, with comfortable furnishings and little thoughtful touches throughout.

Keswick is a busy, vibrant, friendly town with plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants, as well as outdoor shops and other interesting independent shops. There are a couple of museums, pitch and putt golf, a climbing wall, a cinema and a theatre.

Derwentwater is a 10-minute walk from the cottage and here you can hire rowing boats, take a trip on the launch or explore the paths around the lakeshore. The mountains surrounding Keswick are within easy reach – Catbells, the Coledale Horseshoe and Blencathra are all a great day’s walk, as well as Skiddaw and Latrigg.

On top of being known as the ‘Adventure Capital of England’, Keswick also hosts a variety of events and festivals – there is the Film Festival in February, Words by the Water in March, the Jazz festival in May and the Beer Festival in June to name but a few.

This is a house with a lovely feel to it, and a great location being situated on a quiet street just five minutes walk from the centre of Keswick.

The hallway from the front door opens out into the sitting room which is beautifully furnished with comfy seating, inspiring pictures, books to borrow, TV and DVD player.

The kitchen has dining for four and is fully equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, under-counter fridge with freezer compartment and plenty of storage space.

Upstairs are two bedrooms furnished with an eye to style and homely living. The twin bedroom has two single beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. The double has king-size bed, fitted wardrobes and a dressing table. The bathroom is upstairs and has a bath with shower over.

Parking is to the back of the house and you will enter via the kitchen door. There is a small shared patio area by the kitchen here, perfect for catching the morning sunshine - a couple of foldaway wooden chairs are provided.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 twin, 1 king-size
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment
  • Gas central heating
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Small, shared patio with foldaway chairs
  • Parking space for 1 car behind the cottage – accessed via St Herbert Street
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub 100 metres, Derwentwater 1 mile
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Les 29th April 2022

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Our second visit to this property and every bit as good as the first. Owner now supplies towels which although not advertised doesn't leave much else to be supplied. Pleased to report that milk jug no longer dribbles (see review Sept. 2021). Can thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Angela 18th February 2022

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Tethera Hovera is a clean, cosy, well equipped cottage close to Keswick town centre. A big plus is that it has its own parking spot. This was my third visit and I will no doubt be back!

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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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