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Character Detached Cottage With Mountain Views



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Cottage in Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Excellent Transport Links, 15 Minutes Walk Into Keswick

A detached, former coachman’s cottage with spectacular views of Latrigg and from the bedroom, Grisedale Pike. Fully updated in Scandinavian style with original artwork and quality furnishings. Graded 4 stars by Visit Britain over 10 years. The garage is ideal for a small car, bikes, boats etc. Bus stop to South Lakes and into Keswick 20 metres away. With a theatre staging six plays over a week in summer, cinema it also hosts jazz, beer, mountain and literary festivals

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Pat and Paul met at Ilford Palais in London in 1963, they retired early from college careers in 1997 and bought the property in 2001 which they then converted themselves. The property has been holiday let for 10 years. Paul's mother came from Cumbria and he spent his holidays as a child here and recalls sunshine, pushing cars up hills and near traffic free roads. Pat is artistic singing with an excellent local choir and acting as treasurer of Keswick Society of Arts. We have two children, a son who owns a local estate agency and daughter who is a social worker in the south. Three grandchildren enrich our lives.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

From the time we got into the cottage my wife was like a child in a sweetshop-it was just how she imagined an English cottage to be! We had a great rest with some lovely walks and trips. Cooks

We've had a lovely week, the cottage is cosy. We particularly enjoyed watching the various birds come and go on the feeder. Our first family holiday in the Lake District and our 3 year old enjoyed climbing his first mountain. Going home feeling refreshed and relaxed, Thank you. Wadsworths.

Thank you for your warm welcome and the cosy atmosphere of the cottage. We have had a most enjoyable stay, we are going home with beautiful weather which we have enjoyed here this week. The views around here are breathtaking and we hope to be able to come again! Robertsons.

This was a last minute booking and we have had a comfortable stay. Plenty of walks within easy reach- no need to take the car in most cases. Bus services are excellent. Robinsons
Jan 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect Cottage, Perfect Location.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay. The cottage is cosy and warm with all you need to enjoy your stay. We often travel to the lakes and look for locations that are close enough for local shops and amenities but just off the beaten track,this was perfect, even ate at the cottage two nights as we didn't feel like going out. Lovely!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your thoughtful comments. It is nice to know that our efforts are appreciated. Pat and Paul
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  • 5 of 5

This was my first real holiday in the Lake District, although my partner Dean knows the Lakes very well as he has been there several times, as he originally comes from Sunderland!

We travelled from Gloucester to be in this beautiful part of England, and chose The Shieling as it seemed to be just what we wanted for our week long getaway, and reasonably priced too! We were nt disappointed! As soon as we got to this lovely cottage, we both realised that we had made a good choice. Its lovely warm and cosy atmosphere was just what we wanted and in a perfect location. Its proximity to the road was great for getting away to all the lovely places we visited while we were there , and yet we were nt aware of the main road once inside!

There is a lovely small garden around the cottage and pretty views from the bedroom and living room windows! The accommodation is well set out and with lovely comfortable furniture, which made our stay even better.

The little touches like a personal greeting from Paul was most thoughtful, as was the welcome hamper with milk, bread, wine and biscuits! Also there were some toiletries, and other items there for us. There are lots of maps, and helpful literature around the place which would help anyone to find their way around the area.

I would highly recommend this cottage, especially if you re a couple hoping to get away from it all as its so peaceful, but very handy for getting to different areas of the Lakes.

All in all we had a great holiday and if we are lucky enough to come back to The Lakes again, we will definately be booking The Shieling!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It gave us great pleasure to have such a positive response and we are really glad that we have been able to give you such a good holiday and we hope that you will be able to return to the Lakes again before too long.
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beautiful week in a cosy place

  • 3 of 5

The house we stayed in was very complete, with attention for little details; we had a warm welcome, with a bottle of wine, bread, some chocolate etc. 4 stars!!!

There is only one thing we felt sorry for: it is located along a pretty busy road; during the day is was quite noisy, during the night is was okay. That is the only reason I give it a rate of three stars.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments Els. Inevitably there is a trade off between facilities: theatre, cinema, pubs etc especially in season and being disturbed by nothing more than skylarks and bleating sheep. Thank you for mentioning that the night is 'okay'. We would recommend the eastern and western valleys for a quiet stay - best of luck next time. Paul L
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From the Owner

We wanted a property we could restructure and equip as an attractive holiday cottage if possible with good views. This we have found and many hundreds have appreciated the property over the years.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : manchester or newcastl;e at 160 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Twa Dogs at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Keswick at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Penrith at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M6 at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Many at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : St Bees at 50 Kilometres


20 miles to the Cumbrian coast.


Nearest airport: Manchester 2 hours away with a direct train service from the airport to either Penrith/ Windermere from where a direct bus service or taxi can be taken. Newcastle is about the same distance. Otherwise by M6 to Penrith and A66 to Keswick or the scenic route from S. Lakes turn to Windermere, Grasmere and on to Kesiwck.


Keswick town centre is a little over a km with the railway footpath into town several hundred metres. The Twa Dogs is 400 metres. Derwentwater 2 km. Grasmere 20km and Windermere 30km. The City of Carlisle is just over 40km. A rich heritage of National Trust properties, lakes, mountains, tarns, woods make this for many, the perfect holiday destination.

Further Details:

Keswick has been consistently voted one of the best holiday destinations in the UK. It has beautiful parks with every facility: tennis, bowling, golf, gardens with fantastic views and a lake promenade with a regular launch service on the lake. it has a cinema, theatre with 6 shows a week in summer and a literary, beer, jazz and mountain festival. All the mountains are climbable in a day by easy or more demanding routes and mountain biking is superb with the rivers providing canoeing. Eskdale narrow gauge railway, Go Ape at Whinlatter and underground tours at Honister slate quarry.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
29 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 8
18 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 9
27 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 10
5 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 11
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 12
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 19
8 Apr 2017 - 11 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 13
12 Apr 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 14
19 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 15
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 16
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 16
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 17
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 18
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 25% is required on booking with the balance six weeks before arrival. Payments may be either by cheque or by electronic funds transfer to the owners account. At this time credit cards are regrettably not accepted.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Outside school holidays short breaks are considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a wood floor with bath and separate shower cubicle with Mira shower and towel rail.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom has elegant pine bed with John Lewis pocket sprung mattress (2012) A small dressing table and built in wardrobe (more storage in the lobby). Brinton carpet, bedside tables and original art work.


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: No pets or smoking. Road is quiet at night with through lorries banned and owners have installed effective noise reduction glazing. Outside: Garden (200sq. metres) laid to lawn (or being Keswick, a nice mix of moss and other green growth). A magnolia and giant cherry tree, (whose blossom in spring is prodigious) dominate the patio with table and chairs. Off road parking on the driveway outside the garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is made up for your arrival and includes towels. Beds are changed after one week. Other: Lobby with large cupboard containing iron etc. and additional storage space.

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