The Shieling


£400 - £675

Pets Allowed?:
Fire type:
Nearest Pub:
Half a mile

Situated in the beautiful market town of Keswick, this historic property is perfectly designed for two. Each of the 3 rooms leads on to the other so everything is conveniently to hand. The rooms are spacious and light with views to the fell. Exposed roof timbers in the vaulted main living room give it a real character that is all its own. The cottage is well equipped throughout; combine this with the practical layout and its welcoming feel and you cannot fail to have a wonderfully relaxing stay.

The property is located on the eastern edge of Keswick a short walk from the traditional Twa Dogs Inn and within easy access to Keswick town centre on or off road. Walk from the door or jump in the car, The Shieling’s location right on the A591 means you are quickly out of Keswick and on your way. Keswick is a bustling market town, hub of the northern Lake District and home to a wide variety of shops, eateries and tourist attractions. Derwentwater is the jewel in Keswick’s crown offering beautiful views whether you are on the shore, sailing its waters or climbing the surrounding fells. Keswick is all about the outdoors but also provides opportunities for those in search of a more cultural experience; why not take in a show at The Theatre by the Lake followed by a meal in their lake view restaurant or visit the traditional family run cinema to see a film followed by fish and chips in the market square.

This area of the northern Lake District is a mecca for walkers with a huge number and variety of walks from serious fell walks to short lakeside ambles, everyone is catered for here.  Wander up to the beautiful and mysterious 5000 year old Castlerigg Stone circle which offers wonderful views of the surrounding fells. For a bigger challenge take on climbing Skiddaw, one of only 4 fells in the Lake District over 3000feet; weather-permitting your effort will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Lake District and right across to Scotland. There is plenty to do within the Keswick area but if you want a change of scene then Grasmere, home to Wordsworth, is an easy drive or continue on to bustling Ambleside. A more adventurous drive can take you over Newlands Pass to Buttermere. 

This property is perfectly formed and perfectly located for exploring this beautiful landscape whether you are a first timer or know it like a local.