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The Conservatory

Underskiddaw, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Apartment
Towels included
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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 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 apartment is a delightfully cosy bolthole for four, nestled in the heart of the much-loved Northern Lake District. It boasts two gorgeous en-suite bedrooms and has warm and welcoming living spaces.

Located on the outskirts of the pretty village of Millbeck, the fantastic views from the apartment are sure to inspire your adventures. Fans of the fells can tick off several from Wainwright's eponymous list straight from the front door, including Little Man and Skiddaw.

The area is a haven for wildlife, with red squirrels and a wide variety of birds known to frequent the shared gardens. Fans of wildlife will love the opportunity to visit the Osprey Viewpoint at neighbouring Dodd Wood to try and catch a glimpse of these magnificent birds when they're in the area.

The popular market town of Keswick is just a 5 minute drive away, you can also walk into town in around 40 minutes through the villages of Millbeck and Applethwaite. Keswick has a great selection of outdoor and independent shops, as well as a wide choice of eateries; from quirky cafes to traditional pubs and brunch bars, you could try a different one every day!

Sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies or visit the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery for a spot of culture.

Forming part of Oakfield House, a magnificent Victorian property and arranged over the ground and lower ground floors, the accommodation is spacious, welcoming and full of beautiful period features.

The amazing kitchen/diner has stunning views over the surrounding countryside.

Also on the ground floor is a wonderful living room with wood burning stove and a useful WC.

The 2 en-suite bedrooms can be found downstairs, on the lower ground floor.

The apartment has a designated parking space, with shared extra parking, and there are beautiful shared gardens to explore.

  • 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
  • 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 (4 miles) and Bassenthwaite Lake (2 miles)
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Victoria 29th April 2022

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My sister and I had an absolutely wonderful time for the weekend we stayed in this cottage. The character of the whole house is stunning and the views even more so. Everything this property promised it fulfilled and we will absolutely be returning again.

Reviewed by Jim 22nd April 2022

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Brilliant place with lovely views. We've been twice now and will revisit.

Reviewed by Neil David 18th March 2022

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The apartment is a real gem. It is a cosy well equipped, most comfortable and very well proportioned accommodation for 4 people, with equally well tended and attractive gardens. The daffodils were beautiful and the views spectacular. We hope to return soon, if we can find a vacancy!

Reviewed by Muriel 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by Ben 11th February 2022

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Thanks to Tim for being a great host. Great location and property, will hopefully be back again soon.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 4th February 2022

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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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