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The Conservatory

Underskiddaw, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Apartment
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At a glance

  • A beautiful apartment situated a couple of miles from Bassenthwaite Lake
  • Shared gardens with spellbinding views – look out for osprey and red squirrels!
  • Surrounded by fells including Little Man and Skiddaw, perfect for walking
Property code: SZ473

Offering tasteful and stylish accommodation for four guests, this spacious apartment is set over the ground and lower ground floor of a magnificent Victorian property with stunning Lakeland views.

This cottage is a delightfully cosy bolthole for two, nestled in the heart of the much-loved Lake District gem that is Keswick. The cottage has been refurbished with a new kitchen and boasts a gorgeous en-suite double bedroom tucked above a warm and welcoming living and dining area. Set back from a quiet street just a gentle stroll from the town’s bustling centre it really is the ideal romantic nook for a couple to enjoy all that this lovely town has to offer.

Whether you are thirsty for outdoor adventures or keen to enjoy a little of Lake District town life then Keswick is a perfect spot. Stunningly situated on the shores of picturesque Derwentwater the town has a lovely pedestrianised centre with independent shops and eateries aplenty. Guests are just a couple of hundred metres away from all of this. The cottage is also just round the corner from Keswick’s own art deco cinema and a short walk from the stunningly situated Theatre by the Lake where you can enjoy a excellent choice of plays, live music and comedy all year round.

For the outdoor enthusiasts among you the walking and cycling opportunities are endless. From gentle potters along to the lakeshore to scaling Lake District giants such as Skiddaw, it’s all available straight from the door. The cottage has storage for bikes, which can be put to good use on the wealth of off-road tracks or some of the quiet roads and challenging mountain passes in the area. So for couples or singles with local culture or fresh air on their holiday lists then this makes a wonderful cosy starting point.

Set in the heart of Keswick within easy walking distance of all the town centre amenities, this is the ideal retreat for two.

On arrival at the property, a cobbled frontage leads you to the front door. Immedately facing you is the door to the downstairs WC. To your left is the recently refurbished galley kitchen. It's a stylish compact space with everything well thought through to accommodate two guests. There is a fold out worktop, fan oven, ceramic hobs, microwave, under counter washer/dryer, fridge and ample crockery and cutlery for your stay.

Moving through to the lovely living room you'll find a stylish and cosy space with wooden floors, local artwork, a large comfy sofa and a gas effect stove set into a wonderful nook fireplace. Light floods into the room through the large sash windows which also benefit from a delightful window seat, the room also has a small pull-out dining table and chairs. It's a lovely space to pop on the fire, immerse yourself in a good book or curl up and enjoy a film on the flatscreen Smart TV and DVD player. The owners have also thoughtfully left a selection of books for guests to enjoy and there is a CD player/radio with bluetooth.

Heading up the curved staircase from the living room you'll find the lovely en-suite double bedroom. From here you can enjoy the view over Keswick's rooftops to Causey Pike in the distance. The bedroom has a gorgeous bed frame with a wonderfully comfy mattress while the en-suite shower room has a mixer shower in a curved enclosure with a WC and compact sink. The room also benefits from a wall mounted television so no arguments over what to watch here.

Outside the cottage there is a cobbled area where guests can sit out. The lawn is owned by the neighbours and guests at the property have right of way across the lawn to use a washing line if they wish. A lean to stone built outhouse is available to store bikes. This is located at the end of the garden to the left of the property. Inside there is a table and chairs. Please note there is no parking available.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite bathroom with shower, bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC, plus 1 WC
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Washing machine in utility room
  • Wood burner
  • Storage heaters and electric panel radiators
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not included
  • Shared garden with seating areas and a pond - please ensure young children are supervised
  • Private off-road parking for 1 car, plus extra shared parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Part of a complex of 9 apartments
  • Pub and shops 2.5 miles
  • Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake both within 2 miles
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Location

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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.

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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