North Wales Family
- Inchmaholme suited our party of 4 adults and 3 children aged 1, 4 and 8 very well.
The car park at the back of the house is off a short drive serving several other houses. From there, the front door, with key box can be accessed via a path with several steps or via the drive and road avoiding steps. The back door key is available inside, but the path to the back door has a lot of steep steps.
Entering by the front door, you find the 4 bedrooms, bathroom and TV lounge on this level. The bedrooms are all quite small as doubles with limited room to put things down, but all have some storage space and the beds are very comfortable. The 2 ensuite shower rooms are small but adequate. The family bathroom is spacious and has a P shaped bath with shower over it.
At the opposite end to the front door, easy stairs take you down to lower ground floor living area. This is a lovely bright room with a tiled floor a large table, two comfy sofas with throws looking out onto garden plus a well equipped kitchen area with a larder fridge, dishwasher, ceramic hob, double electric oven and plenty of cupboard space.
At the back of this area is a door to utility room with a large fridge freezer, washing machine, tumbler dryer and gas boiler. There are hooks for coats and room for boots and shoes plus a handy cloakroom with WC and basin and the back door out to garden and shed with cleaning tools.
The garden has a stone wall on 2 sides abutting road and hedges on other two sides. It is mainly sloping grass and shrubs with a paved patio outside living room glazed door.
Our 2 older children loved the garden and could play safely there with minimal supervision as we could keep an eye on them from inside. The garden fronts onto main A 591 road, but traffic was not a problem to us and 1 year old loved seeing tractors, lorries and buses go past.
The walk to town is a good 20 minutes and longer back as it is quite steep and over a mile, but it is a pleasant walk if you go down the residential road almost opposite Lonsties.
Parking in Keswick is a nightmare and in surrounding area is almost always ticket controlled and expensive. We had an online grocery order of basics and heavy items delivered shortly after we arrived which was a good move.
It's a good place to stay for family gatherings and Sally's cottages were most helpful in sorting out the few minor issues we encountered, and it is well worth letting them know of anything that needs attention so it can be dealt with promptly.
Published on: 16 April 2018