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

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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.

Property Manager
Catherine Edgar
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Catherine Edgar

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.

Catherine Edgar purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Catherine Edgar chose Keswick

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Keswick in Underskiddaw

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please use extractor fans in bathroom and kitchen
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
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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Keswick Apartment, Former Railway House, Beautiful Views, Private Parking
average rating of 4.75 based on 33 reviews

Great apartment, location and host!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and the host, Catherine was very nice and easy to work with. We found the apartment very comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen and comfortable bed. The location has a great view of the mountains and is an easy walk to town and to the Castlerigg Stone Circle. We thought it was an excellent value and would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice apartment with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

Pleasantly surprised by this apartment, just what we needed, very spacious for two of us. Well equipped throughout and the advantage of two parking spaces to the rear. The path across the road takes you on a lovely quiet route to town. Thank you for accommodating us.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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great location 10-15mins walk along a lovely old railway line

  • 5 of 5

loved our stay and will use this place again the location was spot on!

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location, spacios, clean

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for kids, walking distance to the park and swimming pool

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A great place to explore the Lakes. Super location, very clean and spacious flat (there were two adults us with our two your children). We will definitely return here.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cracking apartment with fab views

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was a good size, with large bedroom and lounge. It was quite chilly when we arrived but turned up the heating and sussed the electric fire quickly and it got quite cosy. Bathroom was clean and tidy with a hot shower once we realised we needed to turn the hot water up!

Kitchen had everything we needed and the porch was great for wet and muddy kit after exploring.

It is up steep steps but no issue for us.

Only minor niggle was the mattress and pillows all a bit lumpy, duvet was lovely though. Highly recommended location just outside the main centre.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just to say we ( the owners) are looking forward to a week in the apartment next on Sunday (Jan 14th.) We are bringing some new pillows! And we will look into buying a new mattress. We are always of course pleased to hear good comments and also happy to hear constructive suggestions of how we can improve things. Happy New Year to all all our guests past and future! Catherine and John
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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').


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Keswick, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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