Rose Place accommodation summary
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Laundry room with bike storage
Rear garden (please note, a fence will be erected along the boundary between the neighbouring property)
Towels will be provided
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £100. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
A cot and high chair are available on request
Rose Place will be decorated for the Festive season
**Please note that Rose Place includes children and infants in its headcount and accommodates 6 people in total**
Rose Place is the larger part of an elegant Georgian house in the heart of Keswick. Set down a quiet street this charming cottage for six has been thoughtfully renovated to make the most of its period features while bringing it right into the 21st Century with a light filled extension, stylish décor and modern appliances. Deceptively spacious and boasting delightful outside space it makes a wonderful base from which you can explore everything that Keswick has to offer on foot.
On arrival at the house guests enter the beautifully tiled hallway where there's plenty of boot space and coat hooks for all your outdoor bits and bobs. The gorgeous living space is to the right of the hallway which has been opened up right through to the back of the house. First to the living area. It's welcoming and luxurious with two deep red velvet sofas arranged around the wood burning stove, ideal for cosy evenings in. For entertainment there is a TV with Freeview and DVD player.
The original wooden floor of the living room gives way to underfloor heated slate as you step up into the superbly updated kitchen and dining area. The owners have extended the room to give a wonderful feeling of light and space with the use of Velux windows, light modern units and full-width bi-fold doors.
The kitchen itself is very well equipped with a large electric range-style oven with five gas hobs, a fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher along with all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your stay. The considered renovation even goes as far as the wonderful original sandstone hearth which has been raised so that rather taller 21st Century heads won't be banged while they're cooking up a storm! The large round dining table has been hand crafted by local firm, Packhorse Steel. Placed in the extended area it makes for a convivial atmosphere at meals or during food prep. Having a morning cuppa with the huge doors opened up to enjoy the view of St John's Church spire and the sound of church bells nearby is an absolute treat. There is also a handy downstairs WC just off the kitchen with a specially commissioned stained-glass window as well as a utility cupboard.
Moving back to the lovely Georgian Blue hallway and heading upstairs, take a moment to pause at the large arched window to take in the view on your way. On this first floor you'll find the gorgeous master bedroom, this has a romantic double metal bedstead, decorative fireplace, a large wooden wardrobe, dresser and a wonderful view over Keswick's rooftops to the fells beyond. Dodd Fell, Barf and Whinlatter are just some of the visible peaks and this is an ideal spot to enjoy the sunset too. The room has an elegant en-suite shower room with a mixer shower in a curved enclosure. The second bedroom on this floor is a light elegant double room with antique French style wardrobe and a window seat with a view over the garden and church spire. The spacious family bathroom is on this floor, this has an over-bath mixer shower and more of the stylish classically inspired tiles that the other bathrooms are adorned with.
Heading upstairs to the second floor guests are met with a sweet doorway built into the eaves leading to the magical twin bedroom, it's another large bright space with Velux windows looking out to the church and fells beyond including Clough Head and The Dodds. The upstairs bathroom has a gorgeous "slipper" bath with shower attachment and a sky-light view filled by the massive form of Skiddaw.
The outside space at the house is no less charming than the interior. The owners have developed a wonderful walled garden with raised beds and a patio for outdoor dining. Within the garden is the former wash-house which has now been updated as a laundry room with washer/dryer and plenty of space for bike storage if you'd like to explore the area on two wheels.