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Cottage Centre Of Keswick 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 8/10 With Parking.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Town House in Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Central Location 10 Second From High Street Quiet Location Easy Reach Of Walks And Bars

A spacious town house siutuated in a perfect location in the middle of Keswick in a quiet road which leads to Lower Fitz Park with its great outdoor space which includes a new playground with zip lines etc for the children to enjoy. The house was refurbished in summer 2013 and furnished and equipped to a high standard. All bedrooms are good size upper bedrooms lovely views of hills around Keswick. ETB Certificated. Large TV freeview. Wireless internet available as well as DVDs, games and books. 2 receptions rooms 1 with large dining table. Rear parking space available for small to medium car. Unrestricted parking is available on the road outside. There is a front patio area with table and chairs( barbecue available). The beautiful Lake Derwentwater is a 5-10 minute stroll from the house and is a flat easy walk. There are a range of lovely flat walks around the lake or you can catch a steamer and explore the scenic villages surrounding the Lake.

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Jill

We love the Lake District and Keswick in particular. The stunning beauty of the area is very very special. We have visited many places in the world but the Lake District is somewhere we have wanted to return to time and time again. The scenery is stunning, we have enjoyed exploring various walks and have progressed in difficulty in our walks starting with Latrigg, then Walla Crag and then last weekend we walked up Catbells. The views were breathtaking and we had a fantastic day despite falling in a puddle on the way down! We bought this house in December 2013 and spent the next 3 months refurbishing it. We are really pleased with the result and so are the guests who have visited the house to date. We hope that you will visit and enjoy both the house and the area as much as we do.

Jill purchased this house in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Place was clean, warm and homely. Nice open fire in the living room. Big dining room and well stocked kitchen. The place was an IDEAL location. Liked the bathroom set up with the separate toilet and shower area as well as the big main bathroom. Owner was easy to contact and gave a quick response with any queries we had which was super good. I would 100% recommend this place again and stay here again for sure.”
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Keswick in Allerdale District

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large family bathroom with bath and over bath electric shower. WC/ WB Separate showeroom Separate WC
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This room has a king size bed which unzips to 2 singles.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Extra large bed which unzips to make 2 singles.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 extra beds available. Lovely hill views.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Lovely hill views.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 King Size bed additional single bed available if required WB Bedroom 2 Double bed WB and shaving point. Bedroom 3 Twin beds additional bed available WB 2 easy chairs lovely views Bedroom 4 Twin beds WB Bedroom 4 Twin beds WB lovely views
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The two larger bedroom have seating available. One has two easy chairs and coffee tablewith lovely views of the surrounding hills the other has rocking chair with coffee table. This enables people in large groups to enjoy some personal space and quiet time away. Outside: There are two outside spaces. One at the front and the other at the rear. The front is a patio area with flower pots, hanging basketsetc. 2 benches and a table and chairs are available together with a barbecue for al fresco dining. The area at the rear offers a parking space for a small to medium car. It has access from the kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included as is preparation of the house for your arrival and cleaning of the house when you leave. Bedding for the two additional beds is not provided. Cleaning and change of linen is available on request a charge applies. Other: Lovely entrance hall with original Victorian tiled floor throughout ideal for coming back in walking boots after a great day out on the hills.


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Cottage Centre Of Keswick 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 8/10 With Parking.
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 15 reviews

Perfectly located comfortable house for a family break in Keswick

  • 5 of 5

Nothing really to complain about, this was a spacious and comfortable house for a long weekend stay with family and friends. It's only 2 minutes walk from the centre of town, and is also conveniently close to supermarkets and take-aways. Parking can be a little challenging, but we have stayed in several houses and B&Bs in Keswick and this is no worse than others, you just have to accept that you can't always park outside the door, but you can usually find a space somewhere in the street. House was lovely and warm, the heating was very efficient. The kitchen was well equipped - we've got used to bringing a few things with us to rented houses, like large pans, baking trays and a decent sharp cooks knife, but didn't need to this time. Also nice to find ample crockery and cutlery and not needing to wash up up after every meal. The wi-fi also worked well, again not something we have found in all holiday homes.

The only thing lacking is a coat rack or some hooks in the hallway.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Location and Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Only a couple of minutes flat walk to the centre of Keswick. This was perfect as we had young and older people in our party. Plenty of shops, a lovely park and nice coffee shops only minutes away for those not climbing mountains.

For those of us who walked cat bells on the Saturday morning only minutes to the lake and the boat across to the starting point.

House was a good size and comfortable rooms for dining and sitting downstairs. Nice patio and seating for afternoon sun

The owner Jill was always available if required and very helpful

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very impressive property that had all of the facilities that it advertised

  • 5 of 5

The property was very close to Keswick town centre which made it easier for parking up and getting around without the added burden of parking facilities.

The property itself was extremely comfortable for 8 people staying in it, with the rooms being large and roomy.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our house. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future.Regards Jill
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A large, yet cosy house - close to the centre of the gently bustling town of Keswick.

  • 4 of 5

We parked on the road - which was easier than navigating the tight space round the back with our new car. The house had a homely feel - very welcoming and lived-in; it's decour in keeping with the historic town. A great place for a large group to spend time chatting around the dining room table after vigorous hill walks and relaxing lake cruises. Thoughtfully - an additional shower and toilet added - to avoid queues. The only minor issues were with the cleanliness - perhaps a more keen eye would have noticed the cobwebs and the dishwasher failure. Also - the departure time could have been clearer and more prominent on the many notes around the building. The arrival of the cleaners at 9:50 in a Sunday morning when we were expecting to leave at 11am was a little bit of a shock.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased that these guests enjoyed their stay. The cleaner is excellent but even the best of us can miss the odd cobweb!!! This is the first I have heard about any problem with the dishwasher!! The guests before and after never had any problems. It is really appreciated if guests do have any problems that they let me know straightaway Often it can be a minor problem about function and can be sorted by a quick chat or message! Many of our guests return year after year and we look forward to welcoming these guests back in the future.
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Brilliant base in the Lakes

  • 5 of 5

The property stands in the centre of Keswick .Just park up the car for the weekend and set off on a variety of walks to suit all abilities. One of my favourites is to walk around Derwentwater a 12 mile stroll with the opportunity to catch the ferry back should the weather change. Myself and 3 pals enjoyed the comfort of the cottage and the amenities on the door step.Look forward to staying again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this excellent rating! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you in the future!
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What a shame

  • 1 of 5

This house is in a fantastic location, literally at the bottom of the road is the town centre. However other than that it is a tired and unclean property. The owner did carry out some maintenance while we were there and some general cleaning but this did not even scratch the surface. The property needs a good clean and further maintenance carried out. It's such a shame because it could be a lovely house in a wonderful location. The room sizes are all good with reasonable furniture, the beds are extremely uncomfortable, and the kitchen was well equipped, but just unclean. A great shame as we were looking forward to staying in Keswick for the first time.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very disappointed that this guest was dissatisfied with my house. She contacted me on the third day after her arrival and told me that she was dissatisfied with several things about the house, some examples included the kitchen cupboards which had some grease on them, some weeds in the paving at the front of the house and a very small amount of grout missing from one part of a tile in the kitchen. When asked why she had not contacted me on arrival so that I could ask the cleaner to go back. She replied that she had only noticed the issues after having time to have a really good look. I tried to respond to these issues but sadly nothing I did was good enough. Every year we undertake a programme of updating and this year will be refurbishing the lounge, but this did not make it on to the 'list'! Uncomfortable beds were never mentioned! The beds in three bedrooms were renewed in May 16 and many guests remark on their comfort. I sent this guest a goodwill gesture after she left which was accepted and never acknowledged. This is a very popular house and many guests comment on how 'spotlessly clean' it is! The guest before this guest rated the house very highly and their review is included on this page. The house is cleaned and then the standard of cleaning is checked by a supervisor before guests arrive. The house is a three star, lovely house that is very reasonably priced and in August the cost for a week is only slightly more than camping for a group of eight! There are houses of a similar size to this house on this site, a four star house which is nearly double the price in August and a five star house which is almost three times the cost. I feel that this guest would have been been well advised to have booked one of these houses and perhaps these houses may have been more in line with her expectations!! We are very pleased that most guests give very positive feedback and come back to this house year after year!
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Special interest holidays:

Keswick has something to offer everyone from walkers / climbers to artists, sports enthusiasts and jazz lovers. It has a range of special events throughout the year for example , mountain, jazz, beer, rugby, triathalon,christian conferences/festivals. Look tourist information for more details.

There are also a wide range of restaurants and cafes for all tastes and budget just a minute from the house. There is also a good choice of independent pubs with amazing local beers available.

There is information about walks for all abilities from a stroll around the Lake to Friars Cragg o


The Cumbrian coast is a 30 minute drive from the house. This is a perfect loation to use as a base to explore the Lakes and places like Ambleside and Windermere or visit Wordswroths Dove Cottage and Grasmere or buttermere and the Eden Valley.


As this property is centrally located if guests which to stay in and around Keswick a car is not required as everything is within an easy walk. However although there are regular bus services to Ambleside Windermere etc a car is advised to reach the less popular parts of the National Park.


Keswick Centre less than 1 minute walk

Grasmere 20 minute car

Ambleside 25 minute car

Windermere 35 minute car.

Scottsih border area 40 minutes car.

Further Details:

There are a range of shops within a 5 minute walk from the house including Booths supermarket. There are banks etc within a three minute walk from the house and the choive of coffee shops, restaurants pubs and restaurants is excellent.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Keswick, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit paid at reservation Balance paid 8 weeks beore rental commences.

Changeover Day:
Preferred change over day is Friday rentals available Friday to Monday/ Monday to Friday or full weeks. Will be flexible low season.

Notes on prices:
Prices based on maximum of 8 sharing supplement of £50pp if additional beds used. Pets charged at £15 per pet per week. Prices include cleaning and linen. We are happy to let the house for weekenders Fri-Sun ( 3 nights) or Mondays -Friday (4 nights). Prices charged at 80% of weekly rate.( minimum rates apply for weekends in low season). High season 7 nights apply e.g. Keswick Convention, Christmas and New Year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.