Situated at the foot of the mighty Skiddaw range, just a short drive into the northern Lake District town of Keswick, sits Red House Lodge. Sleeping up to six people in three spacious and well appointed bedrooms with a staggering panorama of mountains it makes an ideal property for a break in the Lake District. It's a charming 19th Century sandstone lodge that has been brought lovingly into the 21st Century using a stylish eye for décor, high spec appliances and comfortable furnishings. For guests with more limited mobility it makes an ideal cottage as it only has one small step inside the house, boasts a large spacious garden and is very easily accessible being on the main route from Keswick to Bassenthwaite village.
There's a wealth of walking and cycling right from the door as the cottage sits at the base of Skiddaw, England's fourth highest mountain, and is just a short jaunt to Latrigg, the beautifully situated small fell overlooking Keswick, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite. For those keen to find their wild side this area is a wonderland filled with opportunities to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. From rock climbing and ghyll scrambling to white water tubing and a via ferrata it really is a place to get the adrenaline pumping. 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 2 mile drive or cycle away. It's a vibrant market town offering a range of independent and 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 garden then you'll find Red House Lodge ideal.