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Toll Bar Cottage

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

  • Admire breathtaking views of Latrigg and Skiddaw from the comfort of home
  • Take a moment to admire your surroundings from the wonderfully lush garden
  • Enjoy time in the great outdoors before cosying up by the wood burner
Property code: SZ531

The fantastically elevated position means that this cottage boasts spectacular views. Great for families with older children, or couples, this abode has plenty of creature comforts to welcome you back home.

This cosy and comfortable cottage is ideal for a small group of friends or family, or perhaps for a couples' retreat! Despite sitting at the junction between two roads, it has a very relaxed and peaceful feel inside and the lush green garden is a great additional space. The cottage sits near the top of Chestnut Hill and its elevated position means that you can enjoy fantastic views across to Skiddaw and Latrigg. The cottage itself is freshly decorated throughout and has a bright and airy feel. There is a central dining area, offering plenty of space for having a sit down meal or enjoying a cup of tea after a day out exploring. The slate-paved garden has lots of greenery and beautiful flowers and is a nice space for al fresco dining. There is even a raised platform where you can enjoy an evening glass of wine while looking out at the surrounding mountains.

A pleasant, 15-minute walk downhill will take you into the centre of bustling Keswick. If you're feeling fit, you can walk back uphill or else catch a bus to right outside your front door! Keswick is a Lake District gem with easy access to Derwentwater and all its water activities, hundreds of walks sprawling out into beautiful countryside, and an array of attractions for both wet and sunny days. When it comes to meals, why not head down Chestnut Hill to the local pub?

The property is a delightful, quirky cottage that has all of the modern amenities needed to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable!

The property sits on the junction between Chestnut Hill and Manor Brow (Ambleside Road). This does mean that there is a little traffic noise but it's not overly noticeable once inside and the cottage itself has a very private and peaceful feel. As you enter the front door you walk into the dining room area, which is a bright space with lots of light coming in through the windows. A storage cupboard in the entrance provides a useful space for storing rucksacks and suitcases. There is also a handy wooden bench, where you can sit and remove boots. The dining room is the central hub and has a table for four and a wood burner, great for those cosy evenings in. This is a welcoming central room for dining but also serves as a practical space for getting ready for a day out. The rest of the rooms on this floor lead off from the dining room and this floor is on multiple levels, giving the cottage real character.

A single step leads down to the double bedroom, which has an en-suite bathroom. The bedroom is carpeted, with a double bed, two bedside tables with lamps, a single chair and a wooden wardrobe. The compact bathroom includes a shower over a bath, sink with mirror, toilet, heated towel rail and a chair with hanging rails. A small window next to the sink looks straight out onto Latrigg, so you can enjoy the view whilst brushing your teeth! Two steps up from the dining room lead up to a bright and cosy twin-bedroom, also carpeted. This has two single beds, a shared bedside table (with two lamps), a medium sized set of drawers and a large coat rail (including clothes hangers) and a single chair.

The medium sized kitchen is well laid out and has all of the modern amenities required for group dining: an electric oven with gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, sink and dishwasher. A small partition wall leads to a utility area, containing a fridge (with small freezer compartment and ice-tray), a washer/dryer, work-top space for laundry, a clothes drying rail and coat rack. From here, a door leads into the second bathroom. Though compact, the bathroom has a large shower, heated towel rail, toilet and sink with lit mirror.

Stairs lead up to the top floor, which has the feel of a snug attic space, with sloped ceilings and large wooden beams. The living room is a spacious but cosy hide-away, surrounded by shelves of books and games, a Smart TV with blue-ray disc DVD player (bring your own DVDs and blue-rays), one double sofa and two single armchairs. A large window lets in lots of natural light and looks right out over the Northern Fells. The view is simply breath-taking and puts you right in the heart of the Lake District Mountains. This really is the perfect space to unwind in the evenings.

From the dining room, a door opens directly out into the garden, from where you have spectacular views out over Latrigg and Skiddaw. Four steps (with a hand-rail) lead down to a quaint slate-paved garden, which is on several little levels. There is an area for outdoor dining, with a table and four chairs, and there are also four recliner chairs in the garage for when you really want to kick back and relax. The garden is very well kept, full of lush green shrubs and the flowers are particularly nice in spring. For those needing to store outdoor kit, such as bikes, the garage is a secure and dry space.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 shower room, 1 en-suite bathroom
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility area with fridge (with small freezer compartment and ice tray), washer/dryer
  • Wood burner
  • TV, Blu-ray DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Steps with a handrail lead from the dining room to the multi-level, enclosed garden
  • Garden furniture and seats stored in the garage
  • Off-road parking space for 1 car to the left of the house
  • Regret no pets
  • Bike storage and storage for outdoor gear available in garage
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • This cottage is laid out over different levels and has internal steps between rooms and the garden is also tiered and set over different levels
  • Please note, the cottage sits on a busy road junction though the noise does not affect you much once inside the property
  • Regret no children under the age of 5 years old (due to the tiered garden and small steps throughout the property)
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Karen 6th May 2022

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A lovely cosy cottage in a good location. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Deborah 18th March 2022

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This is a well sited cottage, although you do have to walk down a steep hill to town and the return journey is very steep up. The lounge is upstairs and the wood burner is in the dining area which is a shame. Very clean and well equipped. The one car parking space is quite tight and we had an estate which stuck out somewhat on the pavement. The cotRead moretage does not have the benefit of sun through the windows and we did find it quite chilly at times. You do get some lovely views from the windows. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 5th November 2021

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Reviewed by Gary 29th October 2021

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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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