Latrigg View is a unique cottage steeped in Lake District mountaineering heritage. The former home of Richard Fisher, twin brother of George Fisher, both climbers and mountain rescue pioneers. Combining traditional charm with modern home comforts in a perfect position nestled at the foot of mighty Skiddaw. Sleeping up to six adults and one child this 17th century cottage just oozes character with many period features such as exposed beams, stone flag floors and beautiful open fireplaces. Its artistic owners have lovingly remodelled it over the intervening years to make the spaces more light and open while losing none of its traditional farmhouse appeal. At the same time it boasts a modern kitchen, bathroom, original art works and sculpture. All this and a crystal clear beck descending from the fells running through the back garden. In all, everything you might want from a Lake District cottage.
Applethwaite is a peaceful south facing village just a mile outside Keswick. It benefits from its proximity to all the bustling Lake District adventure capital offers while remaining a tranquil spot.The village boasts a wealth of walks and cycling right on the doorstep. Not least a path leading straight from the back garden from which you can head up Latrigg for some wonderfuly rewarding views of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite. Alternatively take one of the routes from the village that head up Skiddaw, one of England's highest mountains. If a sedate stroll is more to your taste why not take a stately turn around the grounds of nearby Mirehouse? This beautiful mansion with literary connections has formal gardens, a wild flower meadow, a heather maze, a rhododendron tunnel, a poetry walk and four adventure playgrounds in the woods.
Keswick, the northern Lake District's foremost town, is just a 20 minute walk away. It's a vibrant market town offering a range of outdoor shops, cafes and pubs. Its enviable position on picturesque Derwentwater means that you have plenty of opportunities to mess about in boats. Why not hire a kayak or rowing boat and find a romantic beach for a picnic? Alternatively take one of Derwentwater's elegant launches and enjoy a more relaxed view of Borrowdale's stunning scenery. The town also boasts its own art deco cinema showing independent films and surely one of the most stunningly situated theatres in the country offering a varied programme of plays and live music throughout the year. So whether you're hoping to stretch your legs in the fells, explore the history and literary heritage of the area or just enjoy a glass of wine absorbing the stunning view from the back garden then Latrigg View is a perfect cottage.