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Wren Cottage - Keswick

Keswick, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
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At a glance

  • Attractive pet-friendly accommodation with an enclosed garden
  • Modern living set in the heart of the Lake District National Park
  • Views of the fantastic Skiddaw range from the property
Property code: SZ574

Sleeping six guests, this semi-detached cottage adjoins the owner’s guesthouse. An excellent base for family or friends who want to stay in Keswick - the adventure capital of the Lake District.

This charming holiday property, is a beautifully refurbished property in Keswick, the jewel in the northern Lake District's crown. It's a wonderful space sleeping up to six people in three well appointed bedrooms with a lovely enclosed garden and outhouse containing a pool table and table tennis. Added to this it welcomes up to two well behaved pooches. The cottage has been thoughtfully designed with a touch of modern flair throughout making the most of the stunning views of the surrounding fells including mighty Skiddaw, England's fourth highest mountain, which stands guard over the town. The accommodation is flexible for families with a ground floor en-suite double bedroom, a bunk room and a stunning first floor suite making the most of those glorious views and providing a luxurious haven for a lucky couple.

Keswick is well known as the Lake District's adventure capital with every possible outdoor activity catered for on its stunning fells, lakes and rivers. Bring your outdoor gear and explore the wealth of walking on offer, from gentle lakeside strolls to challenging walks on the higher fells. If cycling is your passion you could scarcely be better catered for in this area with a multitude of bridleways and a mountain forest park to challenge you. For the ardent road cyclists the area's mountain passes are a must.

If you'd rather make the most of the gentler side of the town then It is only a short stroll into the bustling and vibrant centre with its art deco cinema, beautiful theatre and wealth of cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops. An even shorter potter will see you in Fitz Park beside the River Greta with its arboretum, excellent playpark, BMX track and award winning museum. 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? Alternatively hop on one of the stately launches and take in your picturesque surroundings from there. However you choose to spend your time in this Lakeland gem you'll find the property perfectly placed.

The property is a fantastically situated cottage along a quiet street in the popular Lake District town of Keswick. It has been recently completely refurbished and sleeps up to six people in three beautiful bedrooms and boasts lovely living areas, a thoughtful lighting scheme and a hidden gem in the charming garden - a pool table and table tennis for those rainy days!

On arrival at the property you are greeted by a large glass porch area providing bags of space for all the muddy boots you are sure to accumulate on your Lake District adventures. The porch leads directly into the lovely welcoming living room. There are delightful exposed beams, a built-in gas effect fire, a large wall mounted television with Freeview and three gorgeous brown leather sofas perfect for lounging around after your busy days. Despite being in a residential area you still get fabulous views out to the fells.

Moving through the hallway you first reach the light spacious main shower room. It has a large walk-in shower enclosure and a substantial modern vanity unit. Beyond here lies the bunk room. It's a great space for kids or teens with standard size bunks, a wall mounted television and a large wardrobe.

Onwards to the extremely well-equipped kitchen diner. This has modern grey units and a light airy feel due to its double height ceiling and well thought through layout. It has a built in eye height microwave, fan oven, halogen hobs and a dishwasher. It also boasts a wonderful american style fridge/freezer and breakfast bar. For more formal dining it has a beautiful heavy oak table and six upholstered chairs. It's a great room for sociable food preparation and long post dinner chats about your adventures. Off the kitchen there is a utility cupboard with washing machine and ironing board etc. There is also a tumble dryer in the games room.

The modern ground floor double room has an en-suite shower room, wardrobe, dresser and a lovely view out on to the enclosed garden to the rear of the house.

Moving up the staircase from the living room area you'll arrive at the stunning master suite. It's a wonderfully relaxing haven boasting stunning views of Blencathra to the rear and Latrigg and mighty Skiddaw to the front. It has a king-size bed built in to a modern wardrobe suite and a splendid window seat area for making the most of those stunning views while you glance up from a good book or just hide out from the family in your peaceful retreat. Its light airy en-suite shower room has an electric shower in a curved enclosure a vanity unit and a full length mirror.

The delightful enclosed rear garden has been thoughtfully planted with shrubs and climbing plants around paths, a patio and a lovely deck are for outside dining. As well as this there is a further custom built table and chairs in the style of a breakfast bar. Ideal for spending summer evenings with a glass of something refreshing! The outbuilding has room for outdoor gear such as bikes and kayaks and a tumble dryer. Also, a complimentary pool table with folding table tennis conversion.

To the side of the house is a gravelled parking area wide enough for one car. A further allocated parking space is available in the car park next door.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 bunk bedroom
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 family bathroom with a shower and WC; 2 en-suite shower rooms (with shower and WC)
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, American style fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Utility cupboard - Washing machine, ironing board
  • Pebble effect gas fire
  • TV with Freeview, TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed garden with patio and decked areas, plus outbuilding/games room with pool table/table tennis plus a tumble dryer and storage space
  • Gravelled parking available for one car at the side of the house for a standard family car. Allocated parking space for one further car in the neighbouring car park
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Bike and canoe storage available in the games room/outbuilding
  • Pub, shop, restaurant – under 0.5 miles
  • Note: High sloping ceiling areas in the king-size bedroom and the games room/outbuilding
  • Festive bookings - a Christmas tree can be provided, please let us know at the time of booking if you require this

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

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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.

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.

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210