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

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
Jill
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Keswick in Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • 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:
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.

Reviews

4.4/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
5

Keswick Group Stay

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is excellent for a group stay, lovely large rooms and plenty of communal space. The location cannot be faulted, just off the centre so quiet enough on an evening but 2 minute walk to shops and bars.

Fantastic value and special mention for the owner whom answered any questions, keeps a good clean property and is genuinely freindly. 10 out of 10!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. I am very pleased that you liked the house we love it too! It is always nice to have some personal co tact with guests! Look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Regards Jill
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4

Reasonable house with a great location

  • 4 of 5

Good points:

Big house with lots of space, great dining table for family gatherings, has wifi, comfy beds (if rather small), two tvs if you need them and a reasonably equipped kitchen.

Location is great - next to the high street and still quiet.

Not so good points:

parking is non-existent (and no, the house does NOT have parking in the rear yard, unless your family arrives on one motorbike). Seems clean so long as you don't look too hard (cobwebs on ceilings and don't put your hand down the side of the sofa...oh, and stale milk in bottom of the fridge - talking of fridges, there are two, but one has no shelves to speak of) - and very steep stairs, especially to the top floor.

If you can get past the not so good bits, it is a great place to be.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was pleased that this guest liked my house enough to give it 4/5. I stayed in the house immediately following this guest's stay and could see no issues with cobwebs or dust down the side of the settee! The guest is able to contact me or the office if there is any problem. The cleaner takes great pride in her work and receives many compliments re the standard of cleaning in this property. The guests made no contact with me either during or after their stay. If the guests had told me about the cobwebs that were spotted I would have dealt with it immediately. Unfortunately I was contacted by the cleaner when these guests left, the first time ever in five years, to say what a dirty condition they had left the house in. It is very disappointing when guests clearly do not follow the guidelines set for use of the property. The parking space is small but definitely fits a car... we have a Vauxhall Astra and park there all the time. Some clever person even got a Land Rover defender in the space! There is also unrestricted car parking space in the road outside. Recently a group who brought three cars commented that they were concerned about parking before they arrived but had absolutely no problem parking in the road during their stay. All beds are full size beds for eight people. The two temporary single beds which are used when 10 people are in the house are slightly smaller than a full size single but no one has ever had a problem before! This is indeed a lovely big house in a perfect location which is recognised by guests who return year after year.
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5

Wonderful birthday celebration weekend with family

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely long weekend celebrating my husband's birthday with our family. The house was perfect for us. It was very spacious and enabled everyone to have their own space when they wanted it but also we enjoyed sitting together,around the dining table to enjoy a celebratory meal and also to play some of the great games that were in the house.

The house was very very clean and well equipped and had everything to make us comfortable. One of the bedrooms had two easy chairs and a coffee table which was very useful for my son and his wife and their baby.

The house was perfectly located for us, just off the high street. This meant that while some went for walks others were able to explore the town and the Lake and everyone had a great time. The choice of bars and restaurants were brilliant and just round the corner. We parked our car in the parking space, other family members managed to find parking in the street outside, and we never moved our cars as everything was on our doorstep.

We intend to to make this an annual event and would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive comments. I am glad that you enjoyed your birthday celebration weekend. W look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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5

Perfect weekend with friends

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a university reunion weekend. 10 people plus one baby.

The house was perfect for us spacious, well equipped very clean and warm and in an ideal location right in the centre of Keswick. The dining room and table where we ate on the first evening were both good sizes

and we had a great evening playing the games provided and even lit the real fire.

The vanity units in the bedrooms and bathroom and shower room and separate toilet was well organized and convenient for a large group.

We enjoyed some lovely walks and didn't even have to move the car. I parked my car, a vauxhall astra, in the house's parking space at the rear it is a bit of a tight squeeze. The others managed to find parking in the road.

Would definitely recommend and will return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. It really is a lovely big house and is perfect for celebrations and reunions. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards Jill
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3

Great location but not a parking spot

  • 3 of 5

The location for this house is wonderful. It's in the center of Keswick and it's easy to walk to pubs, restaurants or a grocery store. The house is older which means both charm and all the typical old house problems. The stairs in particular were difficult for both my young sons and my elderly mother. The kitchen is newly renovated but nothing else is. I would like the owners to stop advertising this house as having a parking spot. So would their neighbors. I know because we talked. If you have to exit a medium size car through the trunk, the space is not big enough to be a spot. There is street parking and while it's pretty full we were able to get a spot on the street every time so it's manageable. Paying for the house was not a problem. I used the bank transfers and had no issue. Pick up and drop off of the key was very easy. I would recommend parking at the house and walking over to get the key since there is no parking by the office. Over all it was an adequate rental experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house is indeed in a wonderful location and we are pleased that this guest appreciated it. We refurbished the entire house just over four years ago. The house was built in the 1880s and is one of the early houses built right in the centre of Keswick. When we refurbished the house we deliberately tried to keep as many of the lovely original features as we possibly could, original slate floors in the dining room, wonderful original tiled hallway plus original fireplaces in the bedrooms and lounge. This is a very popular house with guests returning year on year. We constantly renew and replace things ,for example last year the beds in three of the bedrooms were replaced with new zip and link beds and all bedding has been renewed in the last six months. As this is a terraced house it does have some 'wedged' shaped treads where the staircase turns which is in keeping with this age of house. We have had many many families etc stay at the house and have no-one has ever reported these as being difficult before. You just need to keep to take a bit of care and keep to the outside of the stair and then the width is the same as all the other stairs. The car parking space is suitable for a small to medium sized car I know this because we use it regularly with our Vauxhall Astra! We also own the road at the rear of the house and give access to other houses adjacent via this road. Guests can unload in this space and then park the car. Fortunately there are often parking spaces available outside but the space is useful if when guests arrive there are no spaces available at that time. Sometimes guests can be somewhat ambitious and through great skill get a car into the space which is too small for their particular car.... Hence this guest having to get out of their boot.. 'Trunk'! Fortunately we have never had to exit our car in this space via our boot!!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
May
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
From
£200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£730
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
June
3 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
From
£200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£730
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
July
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£498
for 3 nights
From
£166
From
£225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£830
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Late July / August
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
September/October
1 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
From
£200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£730
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
October
14 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
From
£225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£830
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Late October
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 

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 30 days before check-in date.
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