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Perfect Location, Just A Three Minute Walk To Keswick Town Centre

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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 5 Star (Visit Britain) 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 in the allocated parking space at the rear of the cottage.

This is the ideal cottage for your stay.

More Details

Owner
Stephen Lyle-Mason
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 November, 2017

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 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

Location

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Keswick in Allerdale District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom featuring a double jacuzzi bath in a Balmoral granite surround and overhead shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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:
Notes on accommodation: The cottage has a one hour restricted parking area immediately outside to enable loading/unloading. We have an allocated parking space 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Perfect Location, Just A Three Minute Walk To Keswick Town Centre
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
5

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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5

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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage in Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Porch Cottage was a beautiful quaint cottage but with every mod con you could wish for. Fast internet,underfloor heating,very well equipped kitchen very nice decor. Alongside wood burner,massive beds(very comfortable) and large bath everything you could need. Location was perfect just 5 mins stroll into the centre of Keswick -shops,every kind of eatery(can recommend Byrons for breakfast!)supermarket and bus station. Will most certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property in a great location. The owners were so helpful and accomodating to us. It is so snug and homely and location close to Keswick is second to none. The road noise is noticable but only during the day which is when you should be out exploring the lakes. The kitchen equipment is possibly the best I've came across in a rental cottage. Would recommend it and will hopefully stay here again or possibly one of their other properties.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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 34
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£445
for 7 nights
£445
 
 
rate 35
16 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
 
 
rate 36
20 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
rate 37
27 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,065
for 7 nights
£1,065
 
 
rate 38
3 Jan 2018 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
 
 
Rate 1
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
Rate 2
10 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£445
for 7 nights
£445
 
 
Rate 3
3 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
 
 
Rate 4
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
Rate 5
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Rate 6
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
Rate 7
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
Rate 8
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,025
for 7 nights
£1,025
 
 
Rate 9
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
Rate 10
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£925
for 7 nights
£925
 
 
Rate 11
27 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
Rate 12
3 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Rate 13
1 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Rate 14
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,025
for 7 nights
£1,025
 
 
Rate 15
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,035
for 7 nights
£1,035
 

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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