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The Mews - Keswick

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning stone-built cottage set along a quiet residential road in Keswick
  • Beautiful outdoor walled garden and dining area with views of Skiddaw
  • Large and sociable country kitchen with an island
Property code: SZ495

This spacious cottage is the perfect holiday accommodation for families or groups of friends looking for the convenience of a town coupled with easy access to the stunning Lake District fells.

Welcome to this beautiful and well appointed cottage set along a quiet street in the much loved Lake District town of Keswick. Just a stroll from the heart of the town and with a wealth of wonderful walking straight from the door it really is in the ideal spot to make the most of all the area has to offer. Sleeping five in three comfortable bedrooms, the cottage forms part of a building dating back to the 19th century and has been tastefully brought into the 21st century with sumptuous furnishings, modern appliances and a gorgeous extension with double doors looking out onto Skiddaw, the mighty fell standing guard over the town.

Where to begin on what to do in Keswick? Stunningly situated on the shores of Derwentwater with a wealth of shops and restaurants the town has so much to offer for everyone. From those seeking peace and quiet to adventurers seeking adrenaline fuelled outings it really has something for everyone. For the outdoor enthusiast Keswick is an absolute paradise. It has unparalleled fell walking opportunities with everything from Lake District giants such as Skiddaw and Blencathra to accessible lower peaks such as Latrigg and Catbells. For the more gentle potterers why not take a walk around the lake? You could enjoy a gorgeous lunch at one of Borrowdale's marvellous eateries and catch the Derwentwater Launch back to town. How civilised.

Should you be keen to explore the culture and history of the area The Mews is in an ideal spot. Keswick is blessed with an award winning museum, an art deco cinema and a stunningly situated theatre all within easy walking distance of the cottage. Dating from around 3000 BC the ancient and mysterious Castlerigg Stone Circle lies just on the other side of the town, well worth a visit to admire the glorious views. The Lake District is also steeped in literary history and a short drive to Mirehouse, a historic manor house along the shore of Bassenthwaite, will delight fans of poetry. Nearby Cockermouth, a charming Georgian market town, was the birthplace of Wordsworth and visitors can still visit his childhood home. However you choose to spend your time here this retreat makes a warm and welcoming place to start.

On arrival you are first greeted by the porch-way with ample space for hanging coats and leaving your muddy boots. From here you enter the spacious double height hallway. The owners have thoughtfully provided lots of books, walking mAgazines and even some binoculars for guests to borrow during their stay which you'll find in a lovely dresser here. Ideal for planning your outdoor adventures or just whiling away a rainy afternoon watching the visiting birdlife.

Moving into the spacious living room you'll find two gorgeous deep leather sofas around a beautiful log burning stove. The room has a large TV with Freesat and a DVD player with a selection of discs. The owners have also kindly left some games for entertaining evenings in with the family. It's a delightful, warm and welcoming room for spending relaxing evenings.

Off the hallway you'll also find the wonderful kitchen and dining area. The large kitchen is extremely well equipped with everything you're likely to need for your stay including a dishwasher, microwave, range oven with gas hobs and a large island unit ideal for sociable food preparation. The lovely spacious room has a travertine floor with underfloor heating and light coloured units making it a bright, warm, open and welcoming space. It stretches through to a light filled extension with a dining table and chairs. It also has a gas stove-effect fire and another sofa benefiting from some stunning views of Skiddaw through the glass double doors leading out to the garden. It's a great place to enjoy a quiet glass of wine. Off the kitchen there is also an ideal utility space tucked away with a large freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Heading to the first floor via the corner staircase guests will find a large open landing. Firstly to the beautiful master bedroom, this is a gorgeous room with king size, wooden sleigh bed, built-in wardrobes and a huge luxurious en-suite shower room. This is a wonderfully indulgent space with an art deco flourish about it with a mixer power shower with large walk-in shower enclosure.On to the second king-size bedroom which has a stand alone wardrobe, a dresser and a lovely calming view out onto trees around the property. The single room is a lovely light cosy space with a wooden bed frame, wardrobe and chest.

On the opposite side of the landing you'll find the extra WC and the stunning family bathroom. This has a wonderfully indulgent feel about it with a large claw-foot bath, light wooden floors and a curved shower enclosure. It's a gorgeous room to while away some time soaking away those aching muscles from all that fell walking!

Outside the property is a lovely walled garden with mature shrubs and climbing plants. It has outdoor seating for summer evening meals. It's important to note that, while the garden is quite private it is not completely enclosed and small children shouldn't be left alone outside. What better way to spend a lovely summer evening than by opening those double doors from the cottage and enjoying that glorious view of Skiddaw. Pour yourself a glass of something and enjoy!

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room, 1 bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Range oven with gas hobs, microwave, dishwasher
  • Utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Unenclosed walled garden with dining furniture and views of Skiddaw
  • Off-road parking for 1 car; further cars must be parked on roads half a mile away (The owners ask that cars aren’t parked on the property’s road as it is narrow and can cause obstructions for residents.)
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub 300 metres, shops and restaurants 0.5 miles

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

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Reviewed by ANDREW 5th November 2021

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Attractive. spacious, welcoming cottage ideally located. The fact that we have been 8 times speaks volume for our review

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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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