Welcome to Firbank, a delightful house sleeping up to six people in the charming village of Thornthwaite. Situated just outside Keswick and offering some of the Lake District's best walking right on the doorstep, it makes a perfect base from which to explore the area. It boasts lovely light decor, comfortable furnishings and wonderful panoramic mountain views to inspire your days out.
Firbank is situated in a veritable walking and cycling paradise with Whinlatter Forest Park on the fell behind you and majestic Skiddaw, England's fourth highest mountain, beyond Bassenthwaite to the front. Whinlatter makes a great place for families to visit with cycling tracks, a fantastic playground, the osprey project and, if you look hard, the odd Gruffalo! Keswick, one of the Lake District's best-loved towns is just three miles away opening up a world of adventurous possibilities both on the fells and on picturesque Derwentwater. Thornthwaite village has its own art gallery and cafe just across the road from the cottage with a wide range of local art for sale and a delicious slice of cake or two for the less artistically inclined. While the neighbouring village of Braithwaite, just over a mile away, has three pubs and is on a very handy bus route back to Thornthwaite.
The cottage is also perfectly placed to make the most of the history and culture of the area with Cockermouth, the delightful Georgian town which was Wordsworth's birthplace just 15 minutes away. While Mirehouse, a beautiful stately home with an abundance of literary links and gorgeous gardens, lies just the other side of Bassenthwaite Lake. Keswick also offers many cultural delights with its own art deco cinema showing mainstream and independent films while the beautifully situated Theatre by the Lake has a varied programme of drama, music and comedy throughout the year. Whether you choose to fill your visit with history, culture, outdoor pursuits or just relaxation in lovely surroundings then Firbank makes an ideal base.