Flat 4 Skiddaw View accommodation summary
Communal entrance and stairway
Self-contained flat with:
Bathroom with bath, shower (over the bath) and WC
Towels will be provided
The house is heated by a combination of storage heaters and electric panel radiators
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
Flat 4 Skiddaw View is a cosy bolt-hole for one person or a couple to enjoy all the Lake District has to offer, while being situated firmly in the centre of Keswick town. The Grade II Listed Building was built in the early nineteenth century as the County Hotel and retains original features from that date, such as the Doric porch. It's lofty position provides excellent views across the slate rooftops of the town and some of the most famous Lake District mountain scenery.
Entry to the flat is via an imposing set of double doors and up a staircase to Flat 4 on the second floor. Inside the flat is a small hallway leading to the living-dining room and kitchen, bathroom and double bedroom. The living room is a good size and contains a dining table for two situated next to the window, which overlooks the slate-clad buildings of the town, Fitz Park, Skiddaw, Latrigg and the Bishop's Rock on the side of Barf Fell. A two-seater sofa, ergonomic chair with foot-rest, a large flat-screen TV and DVD player and a shelf full of books and local maps complete the living area.
The bijoux kitchen leads off the living room and is charming in its recently refurbished state. It stocks a range of quality electrical appliances, including oven, hob, extractor fan, fridge with ice box, microwave, dishwasher, toaster and washing machine. There is no tumble dryer, but the launderette is a two-minute walk down the road, where a dryer may be accessed. The kitchen features coloured mood lighting and the living room view is also shared with the kitchen.
What the flat lacks in space is made up for in views and this is certainly true of the double bedroom, in which you can wake up to a view of Walla Crag. There is plenty of storage in the bedroom, including a chest-of-drawers, bedside cabinets and a large mirrored wardrobe.
The bathroom features an over-bath shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.
A parking permit is provided for the Otley Road car park close by between the end of March and the end of September. Outside of these months free on-street parking is available on streets nearby. There is a bus stop outside the flat (known as the 'County Corner' stop named after this building).
Flat 4 Skiddaw View will be decorated for guests staying over the Festive Period.