Old Brewery Cottage accommodation summary
Open plan living room and dining room
Step up into the kitchen
Bathroom, with shower over the bath
Enclosed yard and garden to rear, accessed through the house.
Bistro table and chairs on the patio
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
Towels will be provided
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
To get to the house, look for Golden Hills Chinese Restaurant and you will see a passageway to the left. Walk down the passageway and you will see a small row of cottages on the right; Old Brewery Cottage is the end cottage, marked as number 6 (you will find the key-safe to the right hand side of the door). Though you are right in the centre of Keswick, this little courtyard of cottages acts as a hide-away and offers you privacy from the main street. It's not possible to drive up to the cottage so those arriving by car should try to find parking on Stanger Street, just a few minutes away on foot.
If you are a little way up the hill on Stanger Street, you will catch an exciting glimpse of Catbells to the south and, if you look the other way up the street, you can see the great looming summit of Skiddaw, the highest peak in the range of mountains immediately surrounding Keswick. This is a scenic reminder that you are right in the heart of the Lake District National Park, perhaps one of the most beautiful places in the world!
As you walk into the cottage, the stairs are straight ahead of you and the living room is to your left. The living room is a bright and airy space, with a two seater sofa and two single armchairs. There is a flatscreen smart TV with DVD player and a selection of DVDs. Next to the sofa, there is a bookshelf of books and games, for both adults and children, and a four person dining table sits next to the window. There is plenty of space to relax and unwind and the gas fire means that you can make it really warm and cosy in the evenings (there is also central heating throughout).
Up a step from the living room is the spacious modern kitchen, with all of the facilities that you will need to self-cater: a toaster, kettle, microwave, electric oven with electric hob, dish washer, fridge with small freezer compartment and Bosch washing machine/tumble dryer. There is even a heated towel rail, for drying your tea-towels. In the cupboards, you will find plenty of the pots, pans, dishes, cutlery and crockery. The room is bright and airy, with a large window that looks out onto the garden. Right next to the kitchen you will find the door to the under-stairs storage area, which has a clothes drying rail, boot rack, iron and ironing board, and hooks for hanging your coats. The keys for the window locks and the back door are on the coat hooks in this cupboard. This is a good space for storing all of your luggage, so that you can enjoy the full space of the house without any clutter.
The living room, stairs and bedrooms are all carpeted with a thick red carpet, which makes the whole space feel really cosy. The stairs are wide and there is a handrail all the way up, for those who need a little help with stability. At the top of the stairs you will find a medium-sized bathroom, which is lovely and bright. This has a full-size bath with a shower above the bath (slip mat included), toilet, sink with lit mirror and a towel rack above the heater. There is a full size mirror in the hall, if you need to check your outfit before heading into town for the evening!
Next to the bathroom is a good-sized single bedroom. This has a single bed, a chair, a small wardrobe with hanging space and 5 drawers and a bedside table with lamp. The window looks out onto Stanger Street, a long row of quintessentially Cumbrian slate terrace houses. The double bedroom is spacious and has lots of light coming in, as it has two windows. In this room there is a double bed with a bedside table and lamp on each side, a chair and a small wardrobe with hanging space and 5 drawers.
The garden and yard outside are enclosed by a four foot wall, so is a good space if you have bikes or scooters with you. The owners have provided a stylish bistro set, consisting of a table and chairs, so you can sit and relax outside on the patio and take in the Lake District air!