Upper House, Lord’s Seat, is a wonderful place to stay with uplifting views of the Lake District mountains and hundreds of walks right from the front door. The main living area makes the most of these views with three large picture windows offering a magnificent panoramic experience from the comfort of lovely large sofas. You may not want to leave the house!
Applethwaite itself is a quiet little village, facing South and getting the best of the sunshine. From the house there are countless walks. A favourite is up Latrigg (which has more fantastic views of Keswick and the surrounding fells for minimal effort), and to mighty Skiddaw beyond, one of the Lake District’s highest mountains. If something a little more stately is required why not take a gentler stroll around the beautiful grounds of nearby Mirehouse where you can choose from formal gardens, a wild flower meadow, a heather maze, a rhododendron tunnel, poetry walk and four adventure playgrounds in the woods.
The busy market town of Keswick with all it has to offer is only a mile and a half away. You can walk there along the road, or on one of the many paths cutting through the village. There is plenty of choice when it comes to pubs and places to eat, and shops for outdoor equipment. By the lake you can hire a rowing boat or take a trip on the launch. For evening entertainment there is the historic red brick cinema or the renowned Theatre by the Lake.
For larger parties, Upper House, Lord's Seat, can be booked with Lower House (sleeping 4).