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Verger's Cottage

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A converted library full of character close to Derwentwater
  • Sit in the yard and make the most of sunny days
  • Enjoy getting cosy post-adventure by the woodburner
Property code: SZ542

Built in 1849, this welcoming property sits in a great spot and is the perfect base from which to explore Keswick and Derwentwater. Sleeping six guests, it’s great for reuniting with friends and family.

This beautiful holiday home is a pretty Lakeland stone house built in 1849 and now completely renovated, equipped and furnished to a very high standard with two spacious and comfortable reception rooms, two contemporary shower rooms, and three beautifully furnished bedrooms. With Sky Sports and an enclosed patio garden for outdoor dining, you'll find it ticks all the boxes for a family or small group break. Quiet peaceful location yet only minutes from all Keswick’s sights and amenities.

Keswick is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts whether it's fell walking, cycling, water-sports or adrenaline fuelled adventure you're looking for. Walkers are spoiled with everything from iconic Lakeland giants to gentle lakeside ambles available right from the door. Why not take on mighty Skiddaw during your stay? Or try the gentle 10 mile walk round Derwentwater, there's the opportunity at various points along the way to catch one of the stately launches back to town if you'd rather not do the whole thing.

The town itself is vibrant and friendly with an atmosphere all its own. There's a twice weekly market, a great selection of outdoor and independent shops, even its own art deco cinema just across the road. To keep young families amused there is an indoor climbing wall, an excellent playpark is just a short walk from the house while the foodies among you can enjoy a fantastic choice of restaurants, pubs and cafes. You could always take in a play or concert at the magical Theatre by the Lake during your stay. Keswick truly has everything you could wish for from a Lakeland holiday and at the property, it's all on your doorstep.

On arrival at the house you're greeted by a charming porch which leads into the dining room. There's a substantial dining table and chairs, a large map and plenty of local books for planning your days out and the most lovely tiny desk set into an alcove. Moving through to the living room guests will find it an elegant space to relax with exposed floorboards, a richly coloured rug, two deep comfy sofas and a long ottoman bench arranged around a wood burner. There's a Smart TV with a full Sky Sports package and DVD player as well as a Bose sound dock to keep you entertained and a large window for watching the world go by.

Next to the modern well-equipped kitchen which has a built-in fan oven, four gas hobs, dishwasher, microwave and all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your stay. Beyond the kitchen is a handy utility area with a sink, washer/dryer and plenty of space for coats and muddy boots as well a lovely downstairs shower room with mixer shower and WC.

Moving up to the first floor there's a mid-staircase landing where you'll find the indulgent main shower room. It has a contemporary feel about it with slate-effect tiles, large walk-in-style shower area with mixer shower and huge drencher head. You access the three lovely bedrooms from the next landing. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with wooden bedframe, a 'tallboy' style wardrobe with hanging space and drawers, a decorative fireplace along with a delightful window seat and an elegant armchair for relaxing or enjoying a good book. The double bedroom has a distinctive metal bedstead set into an alcove, another tallboy wardrobe, its own decorative fireplace and a view to the church spire across the way. Lastly to the charming twin bedroom, this has two metal bedsteads, a wardrobe for storage and a view over the town's rooftops to Skiddaw in the distance.

To the front of the cottage is a gravelled area with a stone bench, perfect for watching the world go by with your morning cuppa. At the back of the cottage you'll find the enclosed, stone flagged patio. With distinctive quirky signs and outdoor furniture, this is ideal for enjoying a spot of al fresco dining.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin
  • 2 shower rooms
  • Built-in fan oven, four gas hobs, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility area with washer/dryer
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV with a full Sky Sports package, DVD player, docking station
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Bench at front of property in gravelled area, enclosed rear patio with picnic bench
  • On-street parking near the cottage
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs within half a mile


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Reviewed by Philip 12th November 2021

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Comfortable, clean and homely cottage

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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.

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