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Walkers Rest

Keswick, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Relax in the rear garden with a drink
  • Spend your evening playing games or enjoying a film night
  • Walk or cycle from your door to the local park or Threlkeld and explore the network of paths
Property code: SZ547

A wonderful home from home, this cottage sleeps five and is great for escaping to the Lake District with family and friends. There is handy lockable storage for bikes and boats should you be exploring on two wheels or taking to the water.

If you are looking for a perfect base for a family or friends' jaunt to Keswick then this characterful holiday home is the ideal spot. This cottage sleeps up to five guests in three comfy bedrooms and has a lovely enclosed garden and a lockable garage for bikes or boats.

It is only a short 10 minute stroll into the centre of Keswick - a bustling and vibrant Lake District town with its art deco cinema, beautiful theatre and wealth of cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops. Keswick’s situation on glorious Derwentwater makes it a haven for those who love messing about in boats. Why not pack a picnic, hire a rowing boat and find a secluded beach to enjoy the staggering views?

Not only that but the cottage also borders a fantastic network of paths and cycle ways which means you can quite literally walk out of the back door and in a few minutes be heading up Latrigg and mighty Skiddaw beyond.

So whether you’d like to don your outdoor clobber and venture into the mountains, stroll into town to make the most of the local culture and atmosphere, dip your toes in stunning Derwentwater or just enjoy the peace and quiet of this lovely cottage the property is an ideal launch pad.

On arrival at the house the front door leads into a hall with hanging space for coats and a shoe rack for those muddy boots you'll no doubt get from your Lake District walks. From here you can enter the spacious open-plan living and dining area. This is a great space for relaxing in with two large comfy sofas around the granite fireplace with gas fire. The owners have thoughtfully provided a stereo as well as a selection of books, games and a Smart TV which has Freeview and a DVD player built in. Among the books you'll find a set of beautifully illustrated Wainwright's guides to help you plan your outdoor time in the Lakes.

The room has a lovely large dining table around which you can sit discuss your outings. It even has table mats illustrated with Wainwright's beautiful drawings and information on some of his favourite routes, perfect for inspiring you in your Lake District adventures. It's an ideal spot to sit in the mornings and look out of the glass door onto the enclosed garden which is visited by a wonderful array of birds.

The adjoining kitchen is well equipped with everything you need during your break. It has a dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer dryer. You might get caught up looking out of the kitchen window while washing up. In the winter time you can see through the trees to Latrigg Fell in summer you can enjoy the thoughtfully planned garden with its year round colour and its many flying visitors!

Upstairs you'll find the three bedrooms and bathroom. All have fresh, clean decor and ample storage with wardrobes and dressers. The master bedroom has a lovely wooden double bedstead and a view to the front of the house on to the cherry blossom tree in the front garden. The twin bedroom has zip-and-link beds so if you would like this room made up as a super king bed instead please advise us on booking (and at least two weeks before your arrival). This room looks out to the enclosed garden at the back of the house. The single room also has a view to the front of the house. The light bathroom has a full size bath with electric shower over the bath.

The property boasts its own garage which makes ideal lockable storage for bikes if you'd like to make the most of the staggering array of cycling on offer in the area. The front garden area is open with a seat for resting your weary legs whilst you remove your boots. The rear garden is accessed from the dining area and makes a wonderful quiet haven for outdoor dining with a table and six chairs on the patio area. The garden has been thoughtfully planned with mature flowering shrubs and almost year round colour making it a perfect spot for a sunny morning cuppa or a summer evening glass of wine enjoying the scents of all those wonderful flowers. This garden is enclosed which makes it ideal for small children and just beyond the gate lies the cyclway and footpath which was formerly the railway line. A mere few yards along this is the old station platform which harks back to days of steam engines drawing up and disgorging passengers for their Lake District holidays. Today it's a handy shortcut to Keswick's own Leisure Pool where children will love its slide and wave machine and Fitz Park with its marvellous playground.

Whether you're looking to enjoy all that the town has to offer or you'd like to head straight out into the hills from your back door the property is perfectly placed to allow you to do it.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin (can be made up as a super-king-size, request at time of booking or 4 weeks in advance), 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and a WC
  • Dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • Warm air circulation heating throughout
  • Smart TV, DVD, stereo
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Front garden with bench (not enclosed), rear enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • There is a garage nearby for small/medium cars (this is probably not suitable for 4x4s) and unrestricted on-street parking outside the house
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Bike storage available
  • 14 night bookings: A change of linen is available mid stay - please request this at time of booking
  • Shops, restaurants and pub within half a mile
  • Arrival: 16:00 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

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Pamela 23rd April 2022

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Ideal location very cosy .

Reviewed by Brian 19th March 2022

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Stunning clean well fitted out cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Jennifer 4th December 2021

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Very warm, comfortable, well equipped house in a very convenient spot, next to the old railway line walk and a short distance to the park and to Keswick centre, especially with a dog.

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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.

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