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The Stables - Keswick

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Exquisite stone conversion set on the outskirts of the lively Lakeland town of Keswick
  • Within easy reach of Derwentwater, with its opportunities for water sports and boating
  • Ideal location for exploring the Lake District while being close to shops and restaurants
Property code: SZ522

A beautifully renovated holiday home for four, set in colourful Keswick, perfect for lakeside walks, fell climbing and water sports, as well as other outdoor activities.

This luxurious house for four guests is set along a quiet road in the bustling market town of Keswick. Part of a building that dates back to the 1860’s, it oozes character with beautiful original features such as exposed beams and floorboards while also being bang up to date with subtle decor, thoughtfully chosen local artwork, sumptuous furnishings and modern appliances. All this added to its proximity to Keswick town centre make it an absolute jewel of a cottage for an indulgent break in the Lake District.

Keswick is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts with its vast array of walks and cycle rides on the doorstep. Keswick is also the perfect place if you love to mess about on the water - the incredibly picturesque shores of Derwentwater are just a short stroll away. If adventure on the water is to your taste then why not hire a kayak or sailing dinghy from one of the marinas alternatively pack a picnic and take a jaunt in a romantic rowing boat to a secluded spot? The walking opportunities in this area are beyond compare. The Stables is fantastically placed for this as there are so many walks close by without ever having to get in the car, in fact if you’re feeling energetic you can walk up the mighty Skiddaw straight from the house.

The cottage is situated down a quiet road on the edge of Keswick itself so you are just a ten minute walk away from all that the town has to offer including a huge choice of outdoor shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes. The town also boasts its own art deco cinema and one of the most beautifully situated theatres anywhere in the country offering a varied programme of plays and music throughout the year. Whether you are craving an adventurous high energy holiday or an indulgent break in an elegant Lake District cottage, The Stables is an absolute treat.

On entry to the rear of the house you'll find a beautiful stone flagged hallway with plenty of room for coats and muddy boots after long Lakeland walks. There's also an under stair cupboard and a the utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer.

The beautifully decorated bedrooms are both on the ground floor and have delightfully subtle decor and art works by local artists, as well televisions in each with Freeview. The main bedroom has a king-size bed, beautiful built-in wardrobes and dressing table and an en-suite bathroom with over bath drencher shower. The second bedroom also boasts a king-size bed and built in wardrobe and dressing table. This room is just across the hallway from the main shower room with its large drencher shower and heated floor.

Out of the front door you'll find a lovely gated garden with a dining area and lockable shed for bikes and other outdoor equipment.

Onwards and upwards to the stunning open-plan kitchen and dining area. Here you'll find plenty of evidence of the building's history with its high ceiling, exposed aged beams and wooden floorboards. The modern kitchen has been thoughtfully designed to include everything you might need including gas hobs, electric double oven and plate warmer, and microwave with combi oven. It has a built in dishwasher and fridge/freezer nestled under the stunning Lakeland slate worktop and breakfast bar. For the caffeine fans among you you'll be delighted to find a Nespresso coffee machine (remember to bring some extra pods!). This room is a perfect place to cook and socialise with its substantial oak dining table and well-designed food preparation area, it really is a foodies' paradise. To top this off there are two lovely windows overlooking the front garden and a double sided wood burner which opens into the dining area and living room further through. An initial supply of logs will be provided. From the kitchen area you'll also find a small balcony and staircase leading out to the rear of the house and parking. benefiting from morning sun this is a perfect place to enjoy a sunny morning cuppa.

After you've put the world to rights over your evening meal why not adjourn to the luxurious living room, here you'll find two elegant leather sofas, a window seat, a large Smart television with Freeview and several other Apps including NetFlix. There is a Blu-ray DVD player with a selection of discs. Alternatively why not curl up under one of the sumptuous throws and delight in a good book after you day's exertions?

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 king-size
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, and 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric double oven and plate warmer, gas hobs, microwave with combi oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and Nespresso coffee machine (please bring own pods)
  • Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (initial supply of logs provided)
  • Smart TV with Freeview, Netflix and other apps, Blu-ray DVD, hairdryers
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden
  • Parking for 1 car (additional roadside parking nearby parking)
  • Regret no pets
  • Lockable storage for bikes and other outdoor equipment in shed
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within 500 metres
  • Regret no children under the age of 3 years old (this is due to the open staircase and layout of the property)

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.


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The stables is exceptionally high quality all round. Everything for an extremely comfortable stay has been thought of including spa style gowns and slippers. Kitchen well equipped. Lovely cosy doublefaced log burner. Appreciated plenty of washing up supplies and loccitane hand lotion. Beautiful decor and in a very quiet location. Loved it so much wRead moree booked for two more stays in 2022. Absolutely faultless. Hide

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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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