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



Updated: 28-Sep-2016
Holiday houses & B&B in Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Ideally located, 2 Mins Walk From Town Centre & Fitz Park, 10 Minutes Walk to lake & Latrigg,

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.

More Details

Details for holiday home The Coach House, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

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

  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

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

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Speaks English, French

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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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Greta Hall hosts a wide range of events and workshops on a regular basis. These include Still Life Painting, Words by the Water Literary Festival, Felt Making, Poetry Retreats, Bread Making and Up cycling.


Allonby, Silloth are long deserted beaches in a SSI (site of scientific interest) great for BBQs, beachcombing and sleeping in the sand dunes. A children's playground, The Gin Case (rare breed farm & tea room) architectural salvage yard, antique shops and a fish & chip shop make it a good day out).

St Bees has an excellent 'Blue Flag' beach around a 45 minute drive away. It's a good place to visit on a longer stay if you want a change of scene.


Keswick is just 20mins from the M6 at J40 (Penrith), about a 20 mile journey on the A66.

The nearest train station is Penrith (on the West Coast Main Line).

Keswick is served with a direct bus route from Penrith Rail Station.


Keswick 0 mile

Penrith 17 miles

Whitehaven 26 miles

Ambleside 17 miles

Windermere 21 miles

Further Details:


Keswick is known as the Adventure Capital of the UK. If you can do it outdoors... you can do it in Keswick!

Walking the Fells, sailing, climbing, Canadian canoeing, wind surfing, camping, gill scrambling, fishing & BBQs on the Lakeside. There's even a ski tow up Helvelyn.

We're happy to lend maps, Canoes & the associated gear you'll need to enjoy the lakes and Fells.

We can advise on routes and qualified instructors if you'd like some expert advise.

Or, enjoy the gentler side of the Lake District, visit important historical & literary houses & museums, paint & draw, take the Keswick Launch, walk and enjoy lovely tea-rooms.

Keswick is perfectly placed for visits to Honsiter Slate Mine, Hill Top Farm the home of Beatrix Potter, Dove Cottage, Rydal Mount, Lake Coniston, Buttermere etc.

Pets at Greta Hall

We are very happy to welcome your pets to Greta Hall.

Dogs are permitted into the slated area of the properties and we provide a dog gate to prevent them straying into the carpeted areas.

Rabbits and guinea-pigs can come on holiday too. We have lovely outside runs with good weather proof hutches.

Smaller pets are welcome too however their cages must be kept in the slated entrance areas.

Sorry, no cats


The Co-op which stocks a wide range of basic items.

Booths is a wonderful (if a little pricey) supermarket which prides itself on stocking as much local produce as possible. Fruit & veg is always fresh and often 'just dug'.

In addition, there is a green grocer in Bank Street.

Thursday and Saturday markets in the Market Square have a really wide range of stalls... fresh local meat & fish, baked products, veg, antiques, plants many local artisans.

Eating Out

Keswick has a wide range of restaurants and cafes to suit all budgets. If you let us know what you're looking for we can give you a few suggestions.


HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds all have branches in Keswick. In addition there is a cash machine in the Co-op.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
22 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
New Year 2016/7
28 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Cleaning £60
Pet Fee £0

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.

If you decide to book a stay at Greta Hall, we will send a confirmation email and invoice to you.
We also attach our Booking Form which helps us get the accommodation ready for you and covers our Health & Safety requirements.
At the bottom of the invoice you will find our payment details: either by BACS or UK cheque.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

"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.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Internet


  • Dining Area


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • town


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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