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The Bird Box

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
4 more

At a glance

  • An attractive apartment for couples, set in the heart of Keswick
  • Offering views out towards Skiddaw, Whinlatter Forest and Walla Crag
  • Just a short stroll from the shore of Derwentwater
Property code: SZ468

With stunning views over the rooftops of Keswick and towards the mountains of Borrowdale, this stylish fourth-floor apartment provides friendly, cosy and relaxing holiday accommodation for two guests.

The lofty position of this fourth-storey apartment makes for exciting views over the town of Keswick and the surrounding mountains of Borrowdale and the Newlands Valley. From the living room sofa, you can gaze across to Walla Crag and the slate rooftops of the town, whilst the bedroom window looks directly out over Skiddaw, with Whinlatter Forest and Grizedale Pike in your periphery. This really is the perfect holiday cottage if you wish for convenience and a central location, thanks to its position in the heart of Keswick which is just a short stroll away from Derwentwater.

This compact apartment offers all of the amenities of modern living and is comfortably furnished. Everything in the flat is conveniently laid out to make your stay as relaxed as possible; the open-plan living room and kitchen area make for a spacious feel and a cosy sofa, large TV and shelf of books and maps make this a great place to unwind. The small outdoor seating area is ideal for a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening, whilst soaking up the scenery.

At the end of your day, you can step across the street to the pubs and bars to enjoy a coffee, glass of wine or selection of tapas dishes. Just a short walk into town and you will find many more delicious menus on offer in a range of independent pubs, restaurants and cafes. The Alhambra Cinema is also a top attraction in the evening.

Whatever you choose to do, the property provides a relaxing and quiet base in the heart of the action.

Enter the open-plan living room, dining and and kitchen area to discover a bright and welcoming space. The living room has a comfortable two-seater sofa, large flat-screen Freeview TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi. There are books, DVDs, cards and OS maps of the area available to use - perfect for relaxing and planning the next day's excursions! Next to the living room window is a drop-leaf dining table with two chairs, so you can enjoy the view whilst having your meals.

The compact kitchen is nonetheless fully equipped with electric hob, oven, microwave/grill, toaster, kettle, round sink, a fridge with small freezer compartment (including ice tray) and a washer/dryer. A hob cover gives you that bit of extra surface for food prep.

There is one bedroom with a king-size bed, a bedside table on either side (with lamps) and a coat rail. The large, built-in wardrobe offers plenty of room for hanging clothes and contains an ironing board, iron and hair-dryer.

The bathroom has a toilet, sink and full-size bath, with electric shower over the bath (slip-mat included).

There are also shared bike rails are available. These are shared with the rest of the building and are on a first-come-first-served basis. Please bring your own bike lock. Please note that the apartment is reached via 63 steps up an external concrete stairway with a handrail. You will also have a designated parking space in the car park behind the building, which is a short walk from the property via the street. Large cars may find it difficult to manoeuvre in the space especially when the car park is full.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric hob, oven, microwave, fridge with small ice compartment, washer/dryer
  • Electric heating
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Small balcony with furniture
  • Designated parking space for 1 car in private car park behind property
  • Regret no pets
  • Shared bike rails available on a first-come-first-served basis (please bring own lock)
  • Pub 100 metres, Derwentwater 0.5 miles
  • Please note there are 63 external concrete steps leading up to the 4th floor

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Valerie 29th October 2021

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Clean, well equipped and comfortable accommodation in a great location and the views were stunning. Only downside was poor internet connection.

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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.

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