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Superb Lakeland Cottage Built in 1698 Just A 3 Min Walk To Keswick Town Centre

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Porch Cottage in Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Charming Luxury 17th Century 5 Star Cottage In Keswick

This charming holiday cottage dating back to 1698 offers the very best in luxury self catering accommodation in Keswick-fully furnished and equipped to the highest standards throughout whilst retaining some wonderful original features.

On arrival at Porch Cottage you'll enter through the original oak studded door into this beautiful property which is full of character.

The cottage has commanding views of the river with mountain views of Latrigg and Skiddaw to the front with Catbells and Grisedale Pike to the rear.

In the sitting room there's an oak beamed ceiling, cushioned seats in the alcoves and log burner (initial logs provided on a seasonal basis) The modern world has landed here though and you can access Wi-Fi, enjoy television and watch a range of DVDs. A collection of books and jigsaws are also available for you to enjoy during your stay.

The kitchen has underfloor heating under the original Skiddaw black slate slabs which always warms the heart as well as the feet on those early mornings. It is compact but has everything you would need to self cater, including an AEG fridge freezer, a Siemens oven with induction hob, and a washer / dryer. Attention to detail and quality equipment is on offer including a Juperana Bordeaux granite worktop which is beautiful in itself. And of course there is a dishwasher so no one has to do the pots!

Outside there is an enclosed courtyard with seating for four.

On the staircase take a moment on the way up to admire the original 17th Century mullion window.The bathroom features a double jacuzzi so you can bathe with a friend in a bath with two ends, overhead shower, sink, loo, and bath robes for you to use during your stay. A combi boiler with instant hot water ensures guests can always have a long soak after a day out.

Porch Cottage is unusual in that both its bedrooms are luxurious and spacious with terrific views. The first room has a six foot super-king bed whilst the second has two single beds which can also be setup as a superking if required. This makes the cottage perfect for two couples or a family of four.

Both bedrooms have a television and all our beds are fitted with Egyptian cotton sheets and individually styled bedding. All guests are provided with soft and fluffy bath towels for use during their stay.

One of the bedrooms has an interesting feature relating to its history when the little adjoining room was used for sewing during the period of the Keswick Linen Industry. This sewing room has a large comfy chair for you to enjoy fabulous views across the sweeping River Greta towards Latrigg and Skiddaw.

The cottage is just a three minute level walk from the town centre, so you can leave the car as there are two allocated parking spaces at the rear of the cottage.

This is the ideal cottage for your stay.

Sorry to say but we are unable to accept pets at the cottage

More Details

Stephen Lyle-Mason
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22 June, 2018

About Stephen Lyle-Mason

We are Stephen & Di Lyle-Mason. Di has lived in this most beautiful town of Keswick since she was 12 years old. It took me a few more years to join her. We have had our Guest House (Stonegarth) since 1990 and purchased our first self catering property, Fernbank House (ref E16680 ) in 1996. We chose this house as we believed there was a gap in the market for a high quality house that could sleep ten. In 2004 we seized the opportunity to purchase Porch Cottage (ref E16717) This grade 2 listed cottage dates back to 1698 and was in need of a complete restoration. We hope you like the results.

In 2013 we kept walking past what is now known as River Cottage (ref E16653) . After saying to each other that we really shouldn't get another property, we went for a viewing. The rest as they say is history.

Stephen Lyle-Mason purchased this cottage in 2004


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Keswick in Underskiddaw

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom featuring a double jacuzzi bath in a Balmoral granite surround and overhead shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master en-suite bedroom with super-king bed Second bedroom with two single beds, can also be set-up as a super-king bed if required. Both rooms have fantastic views of the river together with mountain views of Latrigg and Skiddaw
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The cottage has a one hour restricted parking area immediately outside to enable loading/unloading. We have two allocated car parking spaces at the rear of the cottage which you are welcome to use during your stay. Weekly bookings only. Sorry, we are unable to accept pets. Cleaning Towels Linen All towels, bathrobes and Egyptian cotton bedlinen provided


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Superb Lakeland Cottage Built in 1698 Just A 3 Min Walk To Keswick Town Centre
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

we love the lakes this was amazing as it snowed too and we found our cottage cozy

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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we had a lovely time in Porch Cottage everything you could need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

  • 5 of 5

The kids loved it .lovely views of the mountains and a 2 minute walk into the centre of Keswick .all mods cons lovely and cozy..fantastic shower and Jacuzzi..great beds..all in all ..loved it

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in a very convenient location. Beware the low ceilings if you are tall!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Cosy cottage in a close location to centre of keswick

A second car parking space would be good,we had to park one vehicle about half a mile away.

A second front door key would be a help.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A clean, cosy and comfortable cottage in a great location. Everything needed was provided.

  • 5 of 5

We had wished to visit the Lake District for some time, but wanted a good quality cottage in a location convenient for exploring and evenings out. This cottage fitted the bill perfectly. It is superbly decorated and provisioned, and was very clean and well kept. The views from the cottage are stunning, and this is a very luxurious home. The proximity to the centre of Keswick meant only a three minute walk to a wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants. Equally, Keswick offered a great base to explore the lakes and hills of this stunning part of the country.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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cosy cottage in keswick

  • 5 of 5

lovely cottage ideally situated a stone's throw from Keswick, we loved the views of the river and mountains. easy walk into the town and down to Derwent water.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Special interest holidays:

If you can do it outdoors, you can do it in Keswick! Every outdoor activity you can imagine is on offer here either for independent adventures or with local expert guides – try ghyll scrambling, rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, canoeing, and sailing to name a few.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
27 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
1 Dec 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 14
15 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 15
20 Dec 2018 - 26 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Weekly bookings only with changeover day being a Saturday.

A deposit is required to secure a booking with the balance payable 60 days prior to arrival.Once you have booked your holiday, our agreement is a legal contract and your deposit is non-refundable. If for whatever reason you cannot take your holiday you can cancel at any time 60 days prior to arrival and have no further liability. For cancellations made within 60 days of arrival You are still liable to pay for the booking in full, even we have not yet received your balance payment, Please note that your deposit is not refundable under any circumstances. For this reason we strongly recommend that you take out cancellation insurance, which is inexpensive and can be obtained from any good broker.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. The cottage is available from 4:00 pm and you are requested to vacate by 10:00 am on the morning of departure.

Notes on prices:
If the cottage is unavailable for your required dates why not try our other two bedroomed property, River Cottage (ref E16653)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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