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Wainwrights Loft

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
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At a glance

  • The perfect escape for a retreat in the heart of town
  • First-floor apartment brimming with charm
  • Dine alfresco on the roof terrace
Property code: SZ546

This welcoming abode is great for couples looking to escape their everyday routine. Enjoy a slice of Lakeside living and wander down to the shores of Derwentwater from this holiday let.

If you'd like a break in the heart of lovely Keswick while being within easy walking distance of magnificent natural surroundings then why not head to the warm, welcoming and stylish surroundings of this charming holiday property? It's a wonderful first-floor apartment for two with its own designated parking space, a quiet roof terrace and a beautifully appointed interior. Whether you'd like to stroll around the town sampling the retail and foodie delights on offer, head to the mighty peaks or just curl up in front of the wood burner in this romantic apartment then this should be just the elegant bolthole you're looking for.

The apartment is named this holiday property in honour of local legend Alfred Wainwright. Wainwright wrote many books on walking in the Lake District and is best remembered for his pictoral guides to the Lakeland Fells. He wrote about and drew in great detail some 214 fells in seven volumes, copies of which can be found inside the apartment. These fells have since become known as the 'Wainwrights' and many people set themselves the challenge of completing them all - get inspiration by spotting a few of these fells from the apartment itself.

Keswick is a much loved gem of a Lakeland town situated on the shores of picturesque Derwentwater. It's a bustling market town with a wonderful atmosphere where you can indulge your wild side with any number of adventurous outdoor activities or pamper your taste buds with a huge range of eateries offering great local food and Cumbrian real ales. Why not have an early evening dinner then take in a play or concert at the beautifully situated Theatre by the Lake during your stay? It's just a gentle stroll from the apartment, what a perfect way to spend a summer evening. Alternatively enjoy a film at the charming art deco cinema right across the street. You could scarcely be better placed for shopping here with a vast range of outdoor shops, a great choice of independent retailers and even several lovely galleries right on the doorstep.

For the outdoor enthusiasts among you the walking and cycling opportunities are endless. From gentle potters along to the lakeshore to scaling Lake District giants such as Skiddaw, it’s all available straight from the door. For water sports enthusiasts there are several marinas where you can hire all manner of craft for messing about on the water. You could potter down to the lakeshore to catch the Keswick Launch into the jaws of the Borrowdale Valley and take a stroll back rewarding yourself with a pub meal on the way! So for couples or singles with a love of this glorious area then the property makes a marvellous base.

Guests enter the property via an external staircase to the roof terrace. This opens into the main open-plan living space. The shower room is directly to your left, this has a modern suite with a large enclosure and electric shower for soaking away tired muscles.

The main living space has a wonderful open, spacious feel about it with its exposed beams and double height ceiling. There's a comfy soft grey sofa for curling up in front of the cosy wood burner or for relaxing while watching the wall mounted Smart TV. The owners have thoughtfully provided a range of books to inspire your outdoor adventures including some of Alfred Wainwright's Guides to keep you entertained. There's a wooden dining table for two and a lovely wooden window seat from which you can look out to Latrigg, the much-loved little fell just outside Keswick.

The well-equipped modern kitchen area has a double electric oven with four hobs, a slimline dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and all the crockery and cookware you will need for your stay. Why not cook up a romantic meal for two and enjoy it with that lovely view over Keswick's rooftops?

Moving through to the front of the apartment the delightful bedroom looks out onto St John's Street and the town's own art deco cinema, The Alhambra, across the road. You can even see the summit of Catbells in the distance. The room itself is a comfy haven with a romantic metal king-size bedstead, a large built-in wardrobe and a charming decorative fireplace.

Outside the apartment is a roof terrace, perfect for making the most of sunny days. There's a table and two chairs out here where you can look out over Keswick's rooftops to Latrigg while enjoying a morning cuppa or a sunny evening meal. Fantastic to have some outside space to make the most of even though you are nestled in the heart of Keswick.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Double electric oven with four hobs, a slimline dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Roof terrace with seating, care must be taken and guests are advised not to go near the edges
  • Off-road parking for 1 car accessed via an archway - the height of this archway is 2.1m, do not attempt to enter with a roof box of roof mounted bike rack
  • Regret no pets
  • Property is accessed via an external staircase
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs within half a mile
  • Regret no children or babies under the age of 16 years old (due to the roof terrace)


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Reviewed by Diana 19th November 2021

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Just returned from a fabulous weekend in Wainwrights Loft. Beautiful, cosy apartment, extremely comfortable bed & sofa, & a fantastic welcome pack on our arrival. Situated centrally, very close to the local pubs & restaurants but at the same time still very quiet, very welcoming hosts too, thank you. It was our first visit, but wont be our last! ThRead moreoroughly recommend! Hide

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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.

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