Firbank accommodation summary

Lower Ground Floor

Accessible either from the main hallway via a stairgated hatch and steel ladder-style staircase or from outside the house through the external French doors:

King-size bedroom
En suite shower room
Utility room

Ground Floor

Living room
Kitchen/dining area
Master bedroom with king-size bed
Twin bedroom
Family bathroom


Enclosed garden with lawns and outdoor dining furniture

Parking Info

There is parking for two cars on the gated driveway. Please do not park in the Gallery car park - this is private.

Other Info
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
A high chair is available
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking

General Description

Firbank is a spacious and well-appointed house for up to six in the sought-after village of Thornthwaite outside Keswick. It is a light airy house with flexible and accessible accommodation with glorious views from its large panoramic windows. The owners have made a great job of using subtle decor, comfortable furnishings and local art to make it a delightful place to spend your Lake District break.

On arrival at the house guests enter via the rear door. Here there is a large porch with space for muddy boots. From here you progress through to the light, airy kitchen diner with wonderful views of Skiddaw in the distance. It's well equipped with double oven and ceramic hobs, a slimline dishwasher, microwave, and a built-in fridge freezer. There's a wooden dining table for six and a Bose stereo for a spot of ambient dining music.

Through to the main hallway from which you access the bedrooms, bathroom and lovely living room. With a deep comfy sofa and armchairs arranged around the open fire with green slate fireplace and large curved screen TV with Freeview and DVD player it makes a gorgeous place to relax. What makes it extra special is the two large windows which, as well as drenching the room in light, also take in the sweeping grandeur of the mountain views.

The master bedroom on this floor has a kingsize wooden bedframe, a triple wardrobe and dresser. It also benefits from that glorious view to the front of the house. The comfortable twin room looks out to the rear of the house and has a wardrobe and chest of drawers. The family bathroom is also on this floor with an over-bath electric shower.

Firbank's third bedroom suite is a fantastic flexible space. Accessible either from the main hallway, via a stairgated hatch and steel ladder-style staircase (please note this may be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility), or from outside the house through its own French doors. It's an ideal space whether your party has teens who'd like their own space or grandparents who'd enjoy some peace and quiet. The spacious bedroom has a wooden kingsize bedframe, built-in wardrobes, chest of drawers and yet more of those mountain views. Off the bedroom there's an en-suite shower room with mixer shower. The suite also benefits from a lovely downstairs snug, it has a comfy two seater sofa, a desk and a wall mounted TV. The utility room is beyond the snug where there is tea and coffee making facilities as well as a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Moving outside, Firbank benefits from a delightful mature garden with lawns, outdoor seating and dining furniture. Absolutely perfect for making the most of sunny days and outdoor dining opportunities. There is parking for at least two cars on the gated driveway with space for a further car outside the gateway.