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Wainwright House

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
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

  • Amazing lake District property, a superb choice for a getaway
  • Relax by the woodburner
  • Admire fell views from this fantastic location
Property code: SZ545

A great abode for getting away with family and friends, this home sits in an enviable location close the heart of Keswick. End your day with a drink in the yard to relax and unwind.

This impressive holiday home is a spacious town house sleeping six people in three bedrooms. Located in a quiet back street yet within a short walk of the centre of Keswick, the property has an enviable location for exploring this beautiful and vibrant area. Keswick has a good range of independent shops that are ideal for a browse. When you need a break there are plenty of cafes and pubs for refreshment. Lovely Derwentwater is a pleasant stroll away; enjoy a lakeshore walk, take a boat trip across the lake, or just sit and enjoy the stunning views. Keen walkers of all abilities will be spoilt for choice with fell walks ranging from little (but steep!) Walla Crag with its amazing bird's eye view of the lake to Skiddaw, one of only four fells in the Lake District over 3,000ft. With museums, galleries, a family-run cinema, and the renowned Theatre by the Lake, there is plenty to do on a less energetic day too.

Mountain bike enthusiasts can pit themselves against the purpose-built trails at Whinlatter Forest whilst families can explore the play trail and see if they can find The Gruffalo. Park at Dodd Wood (or get the bus!) and visit historic Mirehouse to discover the house and gardens or head up to the Osprey viewpoint and spot some wildlife. For a change of scene, the attractive market towns of Cockermouth and Penrith are a short drive away, or follow Wordsworth south to his former home at Dove Cottage in Grasmere. Having easy access to the A66 and A591 means nowhere is too far away; head north to Carlisle and wild Hadrian’s Wall country, west to the Solway Coast AONB with miles of empty beaches to blow away the cobwebs, or relax in the spa at Armathwaite Hall. Whatever interests you have, you are sure to find an activity to suit you.

From the small enclosed front garden, the front door of the property leads into a porch with hooks for coats and room for boots. A further door takes you through into the hallway, the stairs head up straight ahead and to the left of the stairs is the dining area. The solid wood dining table seats six and the window looks over the backyard.

An open archway connects the dining area with the comfortable and cosy living area at the front of the house where a big bay window lets in lots of light. Two sofas, a three-seater and a two-seater, plus two chairs are grouped around the rug in front of the wood burner for lazy evenings in by the fire. The Smart TV with sound bar speaker will provide additional entertainment for cosy evenings in. There is even a SNES classic video games console (remember to bring your own games!) to keep children of all ages entertained, and for those after something more traditional, there's also a selection of board games to choose from.

The kitchen is at the back of the house off the dining room. Beautifully designed and finished, this smart modern kitchen contains everything you need. With a practical tiled floor, full-height fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, four-slice toaster, eye-level double oven/ grill plus a smart four-ring electric hob with extractor hood and tiled splashback it will be no hardship doing a bit of cooking in this bright room.

At the far end of the kitchen sliding doors open up into a handy utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer plus ironing board for all your laundry needs.

Upstairs off the first half landing is a separate toilet with basin off to the left, while straight ahead is a family bathroom with bath and separate shower. Spacious, bright and fully tiled with a heated towel radiator this is a lovely bathroom, perfect for a relaxing soak in the bath after a busy day. But in this cottage, it is eclipsed by the bathroom off the main first-floor landing and may not get a look in! Up a few more steps, this beautifully finished contemporary bathroom has a walk-in shower and fantastic free-standing feature bath. You could be forgiven for thinking you are in a plush spa hotel as you make the most of this beautiful room with tiled floor, heated towel radiator and twin sinks side by side on a vanity unit.

Also off this landing, to the front of the house, is a spacious master bedroom with super-king bed. The window looks over the street and there is space in here to relax in peace on a three-seater sofa too. Storage is provided in a wardrobe and separate chest of drawers.

Continuing up to the second floor with a pause to enjoy the view of Latrigg and Blencathra from the window on the half landing you will find two further bedrooms, both with sloping ceilings and lovely views. At the front is a twin with a dormer window offering panoramic views over the rooftops of the fells from Dodd all the way round past Grizedale Pike and Catbells to Walla Crag. Both beds have a bedside table and there is a chest of drawers and hanging rail. The bedroom at the back of the cottage is a cosy double, with a dormer window giving you a lovely view of Blencathra and Latrigg. There is a wardrobe with drawers beneath and a shelf for storage.

A door off the kitchen leads into the back yard. Fully enclosed with a gate onto the back lane, this pleasant little yard enjoys the morning sun and is a lovely spot to sit on the bench with a cup of tea. There is also a handy shed which can be made available for you and is a great space for storing bikes.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 super-king-size, 1 twin, 1 double
  • 2 bathrooms, 1 WC
  • Full height fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, four-slice toaster, eye level double oven/grill and a smart four-ring electric hob
  • Utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Wood burner- logs not provided but can be purchased locally
  • Smart TV and SNES classic video games console
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed rear yard with bench
  • On-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Bike storage available in shed
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs within half a mile
  • Sloping ceilings in second-floor rooms, take care
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Kayleigh 29th April 2022

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Great location in Keswick, close to town for great cafes, bars/pubs and restaurants. Derwent water is a short stroll away as are most attractions. The town house kept us fit with all the stairs but its a well appointed and tidy place which really felt like a home from home. The garden area is a small patio which did confuse our dog a little but sheRead more soon understood it was okay to do her business in a certain spot. Free for all parking on the the road is very handy but it can get busy. Hide

Reviewed by David 18th March 2022

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Our second time at this cottage and hopefully not the last it is so well equipped has everything for a fabulous time in Keswick on road parking never a problem and a nice 10 minute stroll into town

Reviewed by Katharine 25th February 2022

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Lovely never want to go home

Reviewed by Alan 4th February 2022

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Well positioned, 10 min walk into the centre.

Reviewed by Kelly 28th December 2021

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Reviewed by Jean 18th December 2021

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Lovely, welcoming, centrally situated home,within easy reach of Keswick town centre and scenic walks. Well equipped and comfortable, nicely decorated with thoughtful touches. Would highly recommend this holiday home

Reviewed by Karon 26th November 2021

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As above beautiful cottage with everything you could need. Great location and value for money. Will book again and recommend to others.

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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.

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