Walkers Rest accommodation summary
Open plan living and dining area
Second bedroom with zip and link beds (these will normally be made as two singles but if you would like them to be zipped together to make a super-king bed, please let us know upon booking and at least four weeks in advance).
Open garden area with seat to the front
Enclosed garden to the rear
Lockable garage for bike storage and small cars
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
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
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking
"Warm air circulation" heating throughout
The owner can provide towels on advance request
Sorry but we are unable to accept stag or hen parties at the property
Walkers' Rest is a perfect house for a family or friends to make the most of all that Keswick has to offer. It has three bedrooms sleeping up to five people, an enclosed garden bordering a great network of walking and cycling routes and, while being situated in a peaceful part of town, it is just a 10 minute walk from the bustling town centre.
On arrival at the house the front door leads into a hall with hanging space for coats and a shoe rack for those muddy boots you'll no doubt get from your Lake District walks. From here you can enter the spacious open plan living and dining area. This is a great space for relaxing in with two large comfy sofas around the granite fireplace with gas fire. The owners have thoughtfully provided a stereo as well as a selection of books, games and a TV which has Freeview and a DVD player built in. Among the books you'll find a set of beautifully illustrated Wainwright's guides to help you plan your outdoor time in the Lakes.
The room has a lovely large dining table around which you can sit discuss your outings. It even has table mats illustrated with Wainwright's beautiful drawings and information on some of his favourite routes, perfect for inspiring you in your Lake District adventures. It's an ideal spot to sit in the mornings and look out of the glass door onto the enclosed garden which is visited by a wonderful array of birds.
The adjoining kitchen is well equipped with everything you need during your break. It has a dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer and washer dryer. You might get caught up looking out of the kitchen window while washing up. In the winter time you can see through the trees to Latrigg Fell in summer you can enjoy the thoughtfully planned garden with its year round colour and its many flying visitors!
Upstairs you'll find the three bedrooms and bathroom. All have fresh, clean decor and ample storage with wardrobes and dressers. The master bedroom has a lovely wooden double bedstead and a view to the front of the house on to the cherry blossom tree in the front garden. The twin bedroom has zip and link beds so if you would like this room made up as a super king bed instead please advise us on booking (and at least two weeks before your arrival). This room looks out to the enclosed garden at the back of the house. The single room also has a view to the front of the house. The light bathroom has a full size bath with electric over-bath shower.
Walkers' Rest boasts its own garage which makes ideal lockable storage for bikes if you'd like to make the most of the staggering array of cycling on offer in the area. The front garden area is open with a seat for resting your weary legs whilst you remove your boots. The rear garden is accessed from the dining area and makes a wonderful quiet haven for outdoor dining with a table and six chairs on the patio area. The garden has been thoughtfully planned with mature flowering shrubs and almost year round colour making it a perfect spot for a sunny morning cuppa or a summer evening glass of wine enjoying the scents of all those wonderful flowers. This garden is enclosed which makes it ideal for small children and just beyond the gate lies the cyclway and footpath which was formerly the railway line. A mere few yards along this is the old station platform which harks back to days of steam engines drawing up and disgorging passengers for their Lake District holidays. Today it's a handy shortcut to Keswick's own Leisure Pool where children will love its slide and wave machine and Fitz Park with its marvellous playground.
Whether you're looking to enjoy all that the town has to offer or you'd like to head straight out into the hills from your back door Walkers' Rest is perfectly placed to allow you to do it.