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Magnificent views of the Borrowdale and northwestern fells, Skiddaw and Latrigg - Croftside at Croft House Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Cottage and Apartment in Applethwaite, nr. Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Peaceful Settings, VisitBritain 4 stars (and Gold Award at Croftside) gardens, parking and wifi

Croftside and Croft Corner both have magnificent views to Skiddaw and to Latrigg. In addition Croftside also has panoramic views to the Borrowdale and the northwestern fells. They are set surrounded by fields on the fringe of Applethwaite village just 1 mile away from Keswick and with easy access to other areas of the Lake District. There are fell walks from the door and three restaurants and health spa facilities within walking distance. There is on-site parking and wifi. Each property has its own garden.

Details for holiday cottage Croftside at Croft House Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) , 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

Croftside has outstanding views on all sides - including to Borrowdale and the North-western fells and to Skiddaw and Latrigg. The spacious double bedroom and the shower room are both accessed from the entrance hall. The lounge and kitchen/dining room are located on the first floor - both of these rooms are double aspect rooms to take full advantage of the magnificent views. The kitchen area is newly fitted and has a double oven electric cooker with ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge and microwave. There is also a separate freezer.

A twin bedroom and spacious bathroom are located on the second floor. There are spectacular views from both of these also.

The property affords a high degree of privacy and is often used by two couples or by parents with two children.

Croftside has its own independent heating system. It has an adjacent small boiler room which provides storage and also space to dry clothes. A cot and high chair are available at no extra charge.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have been offering self catering holidays at Croft House since 1997. We have many returning guests - some guests book from year to year. We hope the spectacular views and peaceful locations of all of the properties will tempt you to visit Applethwaite and choose one of them as your holiday accommodation.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely place beautifully fitted out with everything we could possibly need. Lots of thoughtful touches. . . looking forward to coming again.
May 2016
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5 Reviews

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What a Find

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cottage as a family of four and for us it was perfect.

The location of this cottage was stunning.We loved the peace and quiet of the cottage but welcomed its closeness to the lovely town of Keswick.

We immediately felt at home as we entered the cottage ,so spacious and so clean.There was ample room for us all and we loved the fact the property was on 3 levels.

It was an easy and scenic drive to visit Lake Windermere and enjoy the activities which it had to offer (Bike Rides/ Out on the boats /Adventure trail etc ) but was lovely to come back to the quietness of Croftside.

For us this was a perfect place and perfect hosts in Jan and David

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted our guests enjoyed their stay so much. Many guests like the peaceful location of Croftside and Croft Corner in Applethwaite - close to the facilities of Keswick and easy to get to other parts of the Lake District. There are no less than 9 major lakes within a 30 minute drive. There are three restaurants within walking distance of the cottages as well as health spa facilities - and fell walks "from the door". As for the views - they are indeed just spectacular!
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Lovely cottage in idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has the best views of all those we have stayed at in the Lakes. There are mountains from three directions and lovely large windows from which to appreciate them.

The cottage was well equipped and clean and the owners were very friendly and helpful, providing a welcome tea tray of goodies on arrival.

We spent the week walking, with beautiful autumn colours and sightings of red squirrels and nuthatches as highlights.

The local Pheasant pub offers great meals, and there are always high quality ready meals from Booths in Keswick.

We will definitely return, my only hesitation about writing a review is that more people might try to book!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that our guests had such a great time at Croftside and especially to know that they plan to return. The views from the property are indeed outstanding - we particularly like the double aspect windows in the lounge and kitchen/dining room. Even the bathroom has an amazing view!
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Wonderful, comfortable cottage stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful , comfortable stay in this clean and homely cottage. Beautiful views all around. Easy access to the charming town of Keswick. Very well equipped cottage in beautiful gardens. A real treat of a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased our guests really liked Croftside - which has a Visit England 4 star/Gold Award assessment. Both Croftside and Croft Corner (our smaller property just for 2 people) have a peaceful location at Applethwaite only a mile from Keswick.
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Comfortable and well-equipped, a great base

  • 5 of 5

Croftside proved to be a great choice as the base for our autumn break this year. It is comfortable, clean and well-equipped, and a great place to come back to after a day out. The information folders are helpful, particularly for local walks. We saw two plays at the Theatre by the Lake (Fallen Angels and a riotous 39 Steps) and managed to get up Cat Bells again (via the Keswick launch). Cockermouth and Keswick are always a delight and the local Booths supermarket is excellent. It was pleasing to see that the local shop in Lorton (where we have stayed before) is open again.

Jan and David made us feel at home, providing a welcome pack that included the local newspaper, the Keswick Reminder, which lists all that's going on - as a result I went to a local U3A meeting to hear a talk about Machiavelli, the Medici and early 16th Century Florence. We could have been out doing or seeing something every night, but we liked to have some nights in in our excellent holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that our guests had such an enjoyable stay. Croftside has amazing views on all sides and is just a mile out of Keswick. The theatre is indeed a great asset to the town - and we can offer our guests discount vouchers. There are fell walks from the door and many of our guests at Croftside and at Croft Corner like to do this and to also enjoy meals out at one of the three restaurants within walking distance.
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Perfect holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

We visit the Lake District every year to climb in a different area and this year was the North West. We only had a few days to spare and were so lucky to get a short break at Croftside.

Croftside is a real Tardis of a holiday cottage. The three storeys hold a huge master bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor, a smart new kitchen diner and roomy lounge on the first floor and a large twin bedroom under the eaves (which nonetheless do not restrict standing up room) and luxury bathroom on the second floor. All the rooms have spectacular views, and the higher you get the more stunning they become. Nothing better to watch on TV than sitting in the lounge looking towards Catbells as evening comes on.

Every room is well kitted out with lots of thoughtful touches (emergency bathroom supplies!), high-quality fittings furniture and pictures on the walls. Access to the main road is quick and easy, but you would never know it from the location on the edges of Applethwaite. It was near enough to walk to the Pheasant Inn which has excellent beer, wine and food cooked to a high standard.

Jan and David made us really welcome, and altogether it was a real home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that our guests who travelled from Kent to Keswick for a short break had such an enjoyable stay at Croftside. The views from the property are indeed magnificent - we have many guests who return from year to year to both Croftside and to our smaller property Croft Corner. Jan and David
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Location

From the Owner

Applethwaite has a magnificent setting at the foot of Skiddaw and the views are spectacular. Croft House is just 1 mile away from the hustle and bustle of Keswick but all the facilities of the town are on hand when required. It is easy to get to other areas in the Lake District and there is a range of walking on hand - ridge walks, valley walks or gentle footpaths.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

The sandy and pebbly beach at St Bees makes a good destination - about an hour's drive. There are good views of the headland and it is the start of the Wainwright Coast to Coast long distance walk.

Young children also enjoy the pebbly beaches on the side of Derwentwater which are just a few minutes drive away!

Travel:

The nearest train station is at Penrith which is 18 miles away - there is a frequent bus service to Keswick. The nearest airports are Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle upon Tyne - all about 2 hours drive. You can hire a car in Penrith or in Keswick. There is a network of local bus services which access the various valleys around Keswick as well as the nearby towns. Many of our guests like to leave their car at the property and walk into Keswick to access these local bus services.

Distances:

Croftside and Croft Corner are on the edge of Applethwaite village. Keswick is just 1 mile away. Ambleside is 18 miles away and Cockermouth is 12 miles distant. There are several National Trust properties nearby including the Wordsworth House in Cockermouth, Dove Cottage in Grasmere, Allen Bank - also in Grasmere and Wray Castle on the shores of Windermere.

Further Details:

There are fell walks from the door of each property. Easy and difficult routes are available ranging from low level footpaths to high ridge walks! Skiddaw at 3000ft towers over the village of Applethwaite.

There are three restaurants and the health spa facilities at Oxleys at Underscar all within walking distance. Keswick has a wealth of other eating places and also has a characterful cinema and the renowned Theatre by the Lake. there is a busy market in the town on Saturdays and most Thursdays. Keswick is known as the "Adventure Capital of England" - you can try many "adrenaline" sports locally - or more restful activities. The Lake District has many literary connections - to Wordsworth and Coleridge in particular and of course Beatrix Potter.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate G
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£404
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£752
for 7 nights
£752
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£441
for 3 nights
From
£147
£650
 
 
Early 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£424
 
 
Feb Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£513
for 7 nights
£513
 
 
Late Feb and early March
25 Feb 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£471
for 7 nights
£471
 
 
Mid March
11 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£513
for 7 nights
£513
 
 
End March
25 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£569
for 7 nights
£569
 
 
Early Sch Hols
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£703
for 7 nights
£703
 
 
Easter Mid Sch Hols
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£738
for 7 nights
£738
 
 
Easter week
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£752
for 7 nights
£752
 
 
After Easter
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£626
for 7 nights
£626
 
 
End April into May
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£674
for 7 nights
£674
 
 
End May Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£790
for 7 nights
£790
 
 
Early to Mid June
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£705
for 7 nights
£705
 
 
End June into July
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£738
for 7 nights
£738
 
 
Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£790
for 7 nights
£790
 
 
End August into Sept
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£738
for 7 nights
£738
 
 
September into October
9 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£705
for 7 nights
£705
 
 
October sch hols
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£738
for 7 nights
£738
 
 
End October
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£513
for 7 nights
£513
 
 
Nov to mid Dec
4 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£424
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£799
for 7 nights
£799
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short Breaks
We offer short breaks from early November through to mid March - except in school holiday weeks. This website will show the rate for three night breaks during this time - which is 70% of the weekly rate. However additional nights are just 10% of the weekly rate - which will be much lower than the indicated additional night rate. Currently this website cannot display correctly the price for 4 and 5 nights. Please just enquire!

We also offer short breaks at other times of the year - at short notice.

Changeover Day:
Between mid March and early November the usual start day is a Saturday. Outside of this period the start day is flexible. The usual access time is 4pm and the usual access time is 10am - though sometimes these can also be flexible.

We can provide a travel cot and high chair in Croftside and in Croft Corner - there is no charge for these.

On booking the owners will send you the booking form/booking conditions. A deposit is paid with the balance payable by 8 weeks before the holiday. Payments by cheque or bank transfer are accepted - and also credit/debit cards via the Stripe payment system. (There is a card fee for all cards). The rental rates include all fuel, bed linen, towels and wifi.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We take many self catering holidays ourselves - so we know what we would like to find in a holiday property and how we would like it to be presented. Many guests very kindly comment on our attention to detail and on the little extras that we provide that made them feel welcome straightaway. They also enjoy the gardens and of course the spectacular views that Croftside and Croft Corner can provide.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Spacious bathroom - also has wash basin.
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ground floor shower room - also has washbasin

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Croftside and Croft Corner are VisitBritain 4 stars. In addition Croftside has a VisitBritain Gold Award. Both properties have wifi and towels are provided. There is a separate, shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer - and plenty of space to dry wet walking gear. Lockable cycle storage is also available. There is parking for both properties in a separate car park. Outside: Both Croftside and Croft Corner each have their own garden with BBQ and garden furniture - and views! The garden for Croftside can be enclosed. In addition there is another shared garden area with space for children to play ball games. There is a swimming pool in Keswick - just a few minutes drive away. This has a wave machine, water slide and a graded "beach" area - which is ideal for young children.

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