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Upper House

Applethwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Sit on the balcony of this gorgeous Lake District cottage and drink in the views
  • Book with the cottage below to sleep a total of 10 guests
  • Enjoy a warm welcome with a thoughtful welcome pack
Property code: SZ540

Great for groups with a love of the great outdoors, this home sits amid a network of trails so you can leave the car behind. Relax inside or bask in the fresh air and dine alfresco on the decking.

This charming holiday property is a wonderful place to stay with uplifting views of the Lake District mountains and hundreds of walks right from the front door. The main living area makes the most of these views with three large picture windows offering a magnificent panoramic experience from the comfort of lovely large sofas. You may not want to leave the house!

Applethwaite itself is a quiet little village, facing South and getting the best of the sunshine. From the house there are countless walks. A favourite is up Latrigg (which has more fantastic views of Keswick and the surrounding fells for minimal effort), and to mighty Skiddaw beyond, one of the Lake District’s highest mountains. If something a little more stately is required why not take a gentler stroll around the beautiful grounds of nearby Mirehouse where you can choose from formal gardens, a wild flower meadow, a heather maze, a rhododendron tunnel, poetry walk and four adventure playgrounds in the woods.

The busy market town of Keswick with all it has to offer is only a mile and a half away. You can walk there along the road, or on one of the many paths cutting through the village. There is plenty of choice when it comes to pubs and places to eat, and shops for outdoor equipment. By the lake you can hire a rowing boat or take a trip on the launch. For evening entertainment there is the historic red brick cinema or the renowned Theatre by the Lake.

You enter the cottage from the same level as the car park into the porch area, an ideal space to remove any outdoor clothing before entering the main living areas. The shower room is accessed directly from within the porch area.

From the porch is the open plan dining and living room. The dining table comfortably seats six and is well positioned to enjoy the wood burner in the evening, perhaps whilst playing board games. The lounge has everything you would need to enjoy a relaxing break away, a flatscreen TV with freeview, DVD/VHS player, stereo and CD player, books, board games and maps. The seating has been cleverly located to take advantage not only of the wood burner but also some of the most breathtaking views the Lake District has to offer. On a clear day you can see into The Jaws of Borrowdale and sometimes as far as the western fells; those with a keen eye might even be able to pick out Scafell Pike!

Next to the lounge is the very well-equipped kitchen. There is an electric hob and oven with grill, a dishwasher, washing machine, under-counter fridge, under-counter freezer and microwave. Just off the lounge area there is a door which takes you on to the balcony; this is ideal for sitting outside with your morning coffee whilst planning your day's walking, taking those stunning views as your inspiration. There is a double bedroom on the ground floor as well as a bathroom which has a shower over the bath and grab rails, a WC and wash basin. There is a separate WC on this floor also. Stairs lead you to the first floor which has a walkway between the eaves of the cottage; this looks down on to the living areas and has handy in-built storage cupboards. At either end of the walkway are two twin bedrooms which benefit from large velux windows. These make the rooms light and airy (and, Again, offer stunning views!) as well as containing black out blinds if those early mornings aren't quite your thing.

As well as the balcony, there is an outside seating area in the middle of the garden for the sole use of the property's guests. To reach it you descend 20 steps and then a small walkway, leading you to the sheltered decking which takes in those dramatic views - an ideal spot for an evening G&T after a long day on the fells!

Shared bike storage is available at the property, and can be booked on a first come, first served basis. You do need to bring your lock for the bike storage, this has a standard padlock type latch.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twins
  • 1 bathroom, 1 WC
  • Electric hob and oven with grill, a dishwasher, washing machine, under-counter fridge, under-counter freezer and microwave
  • Welcome pack
  • Wood burner- fuel provided
  • TV, DVD and video player, stereo, CD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Balcony with seating, decked area in garden with furniture accessed via 20 steps
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars at far side of parking area
  • Regret no pets
  • Bike storage which is shared with the cottage below and works on a first come, first served basis- provide own lock - please call to discuss availability if required
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs 2 miles
  • Book with the cottage below to sleep a total of 10 guests
  • Take care of sloping ceilings on first floor


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Reviewed by Mark 6th November 2021

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Excellent location with fantastic views. Very comfortable, clean and well equipped accommodation.

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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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