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Beautiful Historic Grade 1 listed Georgian Town House Surrounded By Garden, Wood - The Coach House

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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The Coach House

The Coach House (sleeps 9-11) and sits high above the River Greta just behind Greta Hall. The huge upstairs living area (20m) retains the original 'A' frame beamed roof and long windows make the most of the light and views towards Latrigg, Skiddaw & Grisdale Pike.

There is a well-equipped kitchen area with double oven, dishwasher, microwave, DAB/Aux and Kenwood. The dining area has a huge table and the comfortable lounge area has big sofas, wood-burning stove and TV/DVD.

Also upstairs is a double bedroom, one twin room (not suitable for children) and one family bathroom with W/C, bath and overhead shower.

Downstairs there are 3 bedrooms (2 double en-suite), a triple bedroom. Also on the G/F is an additional toilet, hand-basin, tumble dryer & washing machine. All the rooms are beautifully decorated with furniture and rugs from Indonesia, China and Persia.

Guests have full access to 3 acres of shared gardens, woodland & river frontage. Two dogs may be kept in the entrance ha

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About the property


Greta Hall is a stunning Grade I Georgian manor house situated in the heart of Keswick surrounded by three acres of garden, untamed woodland and river frontage. The structure of the house has changed little since the early 1800s and retains many original features; open fires, wood burning stoves, large bedrooms, cosy reception rooms, well equipped kitchens and stunning views from every window, it is a wonderful place to stay.

Greta Hall is an ideal base for literary scholars, walkers, cyclists, families, groups and historians. Bed & Breakfast guests have access to Southey's Study, whilst Coleridge Wing guests occupy Coleridge's Study and Parlour.

The huge garden makes Greta Hall even more special - a paradise for children with 'the best climbing frames in England', rope swings, zip-wire, trampoline and the river for paddling.a petting zoo with rabbits, lambs, guinea-pigs, hens, ducks & geese,

For grown-ups a slate BBQ and fire pit, a path through the woods, tables & chairs.

We offer a full catering service for evening meals delivered direct to your accommodation.

Babysitting & car valet services also available.

We can also offer a Housekeeping Service should you like one. Your accommodation will be 'freshened-up' on a daily basis: beds made, bathrooms & kitchen cleaned, all bins emptied and a general tidy, dust and vacuum. Come home to a lovely clean tidy house and a meal on the table.

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Jeronime Palmer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
28 September, 2016

About Jeronime Palmer

Greta Hall has been owned by Scott Ligertwood and Jeronime Palmer (and their 7 children) since 1996.

Jeronime Palmer purchased this house in 1998

Why Jeronime Palmer chose Keswick & North Lakes

The Lake District is the perfect place to live and work with something for everyone whatever their age.

As a family it works for us on every level: as escapees from Hong Kong it was a dream come true. An alternative lifestyle using skills learnt over the previous couple of decades. For our younger kids it gives that traditional childhood that is sadly going out of fashion and schools that are forward- thinking with good and outstanding OFTEDs, for our older kids it provides the perfect antidote to hard student life and a good way to earn money when they come back broke!

'It takes a village/town/ community to raise a child ' and Keswick is the kind of town where this is still true.

What makes this house unique

"We've been coming to Keswick for years and never knew you were here."

We hear this a lot from guests.

Sitting up on a little hill and sandwiched between the town centre and Fitz Park, Greta Hall offers the green seclusion you look for in a Lake District property with the convenience of being a couple of minutes walk from town.

A huge garden with wonderful vies and plenty for both adults and children to enjoy, a long stretch of the River Greta (with fishing rights) and a rear entrance leading to Fitz Park.

Guestbook comments from the owner


In case we don't see you, thanks for everything, we've left the keys under the plant pot.

We're just in town grabbing breakfast then we'll get the cars out of your way .....

We've racked our brains and can't really think of anything we'd change!

It's a lovely place and we will be recommending it to friends.


Oct 2015
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Booking Notes:
We require a 20% deposit on booking
Balance payable 4 weeks before holiday
Short breaks ONLY available either between 31st October-31st March (excluding school holidays) or at 2 weeks notice.

Changeover Day:
Short breaks are available between 31st October-31st March (excluding school holidays) or at 2 weeks notice.
Please contact us for details.

Notes on prices:
If you require a short break please contact us directly for availability.
Short Breaks are only available outside peak times (school holidays) and are charged as follows;
3 nights - 75% of the weekly price.
4 nights - 80% of the weekly price.
5 nights - 90% of the weekly price.
6 nights - 95% of the weekly price.





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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All our bedrooms (except three) are large enough to accommodate additional cots. These are available with/without bedding at no additional charge. We also supply high chairs, baby baths etc. Dogs are welcome in all wings of Greta Hall. If you would like to bring your dogs, please inform us when you make your booking. Conditions apply. Outside: Greta Hall is surrounded by three acres of utilitarian garden (we have 7 children so it needs to be!) and woodland with river frontage. Swings, slides, tree-houses, the 'best climbing frames in England', a petting zoo with rabbits, guinea-pigs, ducks, geese, hens and lambs (spring & summer).... Greta Hall garden is a children's paradise. Adults can find peace and quiet too - woodland walks, quiet benches next to to the river, BBQ and fire pit with stunning views down Borrowdale & to Catbells. Parking Coach House - 3 cars Coleridge Wing - 2 cars Old Wash House - 1 car Bike storage

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