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Victoria Cottage - Keswick

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
4 more

At a glance

  • Contemporary and open-plan one bedroom cottage in the heart of Keswick
  • Surrounded by independent shops and eateries and just 1 mile from Derwentwater
  • A great choice for keen walkers with wonderful fell and valley walks from the doorstep
Property code: SZ543

Enjoy a romantic getaway for two in charming Keswick with this stylish town-centre bolthole in the heart of the picturesque Lake District National Park.

Updated and modernised in April 2022, this property is a stylish one-bedroom cottage, this property is a real hidden gem. Tucked away down a small side street a stone's throw from the centre of Keswick, if you're looking for a wonderfully cosy retreat, then this place could be the one for you. It's the ideal spot for a couple or solo traveller who want to have easy access to all of Keswick's delights. The open-plan layout downstairs provides wonderful Scandi-style living accommodation with a compact kitchen and modern breakfast bar for dining. The spacious double bedroom and bathroom are upstairs on the mezzanine floor. Designed with easy living in mind, this cottage really is a lovely bijou retreat.


Beautiful Derwentwater is a 10-minute walk from the cottage and is the perfect place to spend a day at, in or on the water. Find a peaceful spot for a picnic lunch, the well prepared can wild swim or why not hitch a ride on the popular launch for a picturesque cruise around the lake? A trip to the recently refurbished Keswick Museum and Art Gallery is a must for anyone with an interest in local history, or have a game of crazy golf or pitch and putt. With a great choice of pubs and restaurants just a short walk from the cottage door, you could try a different one every night!


Whether you prefer lower level ambles or days out in the fells, there are plenty of walking opportunities in Keswick. Stroll around pretty Fitz Park, just across the road from the cottage, or enjoy a ramble through the trees at Great Wood on the shores of Derwentwater. For a more elevated view of the lake, scramble up Catbells or Walla Crag. Tackle Skiddaw, England's fourth highest mountain, or try one of the famous horseshoe walks around the Newlands Valley or Coledale for a longer day out on the fell tops.


Head inside this Lakeland stone fronted cottage and straight into the fantastic open plan kitchen-living-dining room, a great Scandi-style space designed with easy living in mind. The modern kitchen area is well equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, under-counter fridge and handy microwave. Take a seat at the cool breakfast bar, ideal for enjoying morning coffee or a hearty home cooked meal. The two-seater sofa and armchair are positioned around the flame-effect electric fire, perfect for cosy evenings in. There's a SMART TV for entertainment too.


The stairs lead up to the spacious bedroom. With a feature metal-framed double bed and wall mounted TV, it's the perfect spot to indulge in a long lie in with your morning cuppa. There's plenty of storage thanks to the useful wardrobe and handy chest of drawers. Also on the first floor is the bathroom. With a WC, washbasin and bath with shower over (please note: the shower is currently unavailable, due to low water pressure in the area), whether you prefer a long soak in the tub or a refreshing shower all tastes are catered for here.


Even though the cottage doesn't have its own garden area, with Keswick on your doorstep, the Lake District National Park offers you plenty of fabulous outdoor space!


On-street parking can be found a short walk away from the cottage.

  • Updated and modernised in April 2022
  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge and microwave
  • Smart TV
  • Flame effect electric fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • On-street parking within a short walk
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Debbie 4th February 2022

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Great location,needs curtains as overlooked and would help with all the droughts as the cottage was freezing.Needs completely updating as pictures make it look beautiful very misleading in real life.

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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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