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Keswick Apartment, Former Railway House, Beautiful Views, Private Parking



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Apartment in Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - 15 Mins Walk To Centre Of Keswick, Located On Cycle/Foot Path

Step out of the door in The Lake District and walk on the fells in all directions from Keswick without the need to use your car. Easy access to launches on Derwentwater and buses into Borrowdale and surrounding valleys. Cycle along the old railway and beyond. Fifteen minute walk to Keswick town centre. Five minute walk to well-stocked mini supermarket. This is a warm, comfortable two bedroom apartment in the top half of a former railway house, situated on the outskirts of Keswick. The house is built in traditional local stone with the top half rendered and painted white. The apartment has a spacious lounge, plus a good sized double bedroom and bathroom. A small bedroom has two bunk beds. The dining kitchen seats up to four, and is equipped to a very high standard. There is parking for two cars. The apartment has panoramic views of the Grassmoor Group of hills, from the lounge and both bedrooms. This is an ideal location for walking, and exploring the Lake District.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

4 Ridgemount is owned by Catherine and John Edgar who lived in Cumbria for over 30 years, although we have now moved to Worcestershire. We are ardent walkers and love the theatre.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

- "A fantastic place to come and stay. Brilliant with kids. Porch even big enough to dry out the pushchair. Great walks right from the door and round the lake. Play in Fitz Park has become a firm favourite."

- "Lovely apartment. The perfect place for a refreshing week in the Lake District."

- "Great week's holiday. Lovely flat. Splendid views."
Jan 2014
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Brilliant place for our little family :-D

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time in Keswick. Our stay was amazing. Flat was very good furnished, felt cosy and warm. Stunning mountain vews from leaving room. It's in a very quiet part of Keswick only 15 minutes walk to town centre along old railway tracks path. Swimming pool, park and playing ground 10 minutes walk, what for our active two year old daughter was perfect. Thank you very much Catherine and John. We'll be back ;-)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Conveniently located and very spacious

  • 4 of 5

Perfect flat for a family- nice and spacious. A great walk into town via the old railway path. So much nicer than on the roads. It would be so much easier if there was WiFi because our phone internet reception didn't work either (vodaphone) so we couldn't check maps/plan walks etc without going into town.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent property and location

  • 5 of 5

The property was excellent and was well equipped. 10 mins from the town centre on a walk is definitely a plus. Railway track walks to do if everything else fails which was in our case.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment, good location. We went walking most days and found this a great base both for excursions and for Keswick town. Access to a washing machine etc. was ideal

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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From the Owner

Keswick is an ideal base for our family holidays as it allows us such easy walking access to the the lakes and is also an outlet for the cultural aspects of Keswick such as the famous theatre, book and jazz festivals etc. There are plenty of activities for families with young or older children in the town and in the area. Keswick also has a good choice of pubs and restaurants The apartment is very cosy with stunning views, this is why we fell for it.

Activity and Interests


The property has 2 dedicated parking spaces, although much can be enjoyed locally without the need for a car

Further Details:

Fitz park nearby, ideal for children.

Castlehead (162m, 531 feet), only ten minutes out of Keswick but with splendid views of the Borrowdale valley and beyond. The old railway track is now a first class level and quiet path to nearby Threlkeld, following and crossing the course of the River Greta, a lovely wooded valley.

Latrigg (367m, 1174 feet), easier to reach than it might look and with a glorious panorama of northern Lakeland from the summit.

Walla Crag is another lovely walk which you can start from Keswick and commands wonderful views over Derwentwater.

Derwentwater (about 9miles, 5 hours) and Buttermere (about 4 miles, 2-3 hours) have clear round the lake paths with minimal road use and splendid views. The Derwentwater walk can be staged by using the launch and bus services.

Catbells (445m, 1424') is an extremely popular fell to climb. Combined with a launch trip to or back from Keswick the options are to follow the ridge or take the easier terrace along this prominent fell.

Haystacks (582m, 1908'). A favourite of Wainwright and where he chose to have his ashes scattered.

This is a very varied route with great views into the Buttermere Valley.

For those wanting to tackle the highest peaks, the area contains England's highest mountains all within easy reach of Keswick, Skiddaw (931m, 3054'), The Scafells (977m, 3206'), Helvellyn (949m, 3116') and Great Gable (899m, 2949').


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £40

Booking Notes:
£40 deposit payable at time of booking. Balance to be paid 2 weeks prior to start of stay.

We charge £390 inclusive for a week's stay irrespective of season school holidays etc.
Short stays cost £50 per night plus £40 per stay for cleaning.e.g. 5 nights would be £290

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover is preferable but we will try to be flexible as far as possible.
Please arrive after 2 p. m. and vacate by10 a. m. to allow for cleaning and changeover time.

Notes on prices:
Property is available for weekly or short stay (min 2 nights) rental. Short stays incur an additional £40 cleaning charge per stay

Please bring your own linen and towels.. We provide duvets and pillows.

There are 2 designated parking spaces for no 4 behind the property.

I am sorry but we do not allow pets.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

The benefit above other properties is that it is near but not in the town centre and is therefore quiet with good views yet close to amenities. We have off road private parking at the back of the property. We are on a bus route and also right next to the old railway track which is now a cycling and walking route. We do not increase our prices over the summer or at holiday times.

Property Type

  • apartment


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


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television


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

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 75 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double (5 foot wide) bed, mountain views. Bedroom 2 with bunk beds also mountain views.


  • Self-catering


  • Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are not provided. Please bring sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers and towels with you. Duvets pillows and blankets are provided Please could you arrive after 2 p. m. and vacate the property by 10 a. m. to allow for cleaning and changeover, Many thanks Other: There is a boot room to store outdoor gear in the entrance.

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