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Cottage Near Thirlmere, Close To Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Cottage in Peaceful Location Close to Thirlmere and Waterfalls

A traditional Lakeland cottage, recently refurbished, nestled by Fisher Gill waterfalls and in the shadow of Helvellyn. It is the beautiful place to enjoy walks or cycling from the door but also within easy reach of Keswick and Grasmere with all amenities.

The cottage can accommodate 6 people, in 2 double and 1 twin bedroom. There is a large farmhouse kitchen, with slate floor and new appliances. The family bathroom includes a shower and ample bath and the master bedroom has en suite. There are 2 reception rooms, the lounge and snug, which have log burning stoves and plenty of seats to relax after a day on the fells.

There is parking for 2 cars and undercover bike store. The cottage is ideal as a base for exploring the Lake District or as a hideaway to explore yourself.

The house is available for for pet owners with a well behaved dog.

There is a beautiful kitchen diner with a slate floor and welsh dresser. It has ample seating for 6 people and has views towards Blencathra and the St John in the Vale valley. There is also a down stairs toilet and a laundry room. The kitchen includes a large fridge freezer, diswasher, built in fan assisted oven and ceramic hob.

Next to the kitchen is a snug and beyond that is the main lounge, both rooms have log burning stoves (logs are supplied with the rental) and comfy sofas. In the main lounge there is a flat screen TV, blu Ray DVD player and Sky to keep everyone entertained. The snug is a quiet lounge with a selection of books and games to enjoy during your stay. There is free Wifi at the house.

Upstairs there are 3 double bedroom, one en-suite and a large family bathroom. The 2 of the bedrooms have double beds and the third has twin beds so ample room for 6 guests. The en-suite has a large shower, basin and toilet and the family bathroom a walk in shower, large bath, toilet and basin with ample storage for all your toiletries.

The house has an electric combi boiler so you have central heating and hot water on tap but if you need to make is really cosy there are two log burning stoves.

In the back garden there is a large gazeo with table and chairs to enjoy alfresco dinning. There is a BBQ available for your use and the back garden looks up to the waterfalls of Fisher Gill, a magical setting for enjoying an evening in the lakes. There is room for the kids to play and at the front there is benches to enjoy the scenery over the How towards Thirmere lake.

There is also a covered outside bike store for you to store any bikes.

Bookings are Saturday to Saturday

It is an ideal spot for a stay in the Lakes.

More Details

Property Manager
Sam Condren
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Sam Condren

The cottage was built in 1872 and was the Farm cottage for Thirlspot Farm for many many years. We bought the property in 2011 in need of much love and refurbishment. We have given the cottage a new lease of life, a lot of hard graft and love but it is now a beautiful holiday home which we feel, as a family, very proud to own.

It is much loved by our family and friends and we hope that anyone using the cottage will enjoy their stay as much as we do when we use it as our relaxing base in the lakes.

Sam Condren purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Sam Condren chose Thirlmere

The property has historical character whilst all the modern conveniences you need. Its location is just amazing nestled in the lakeland hills with water falls cascading behind the property and a beautiful quiet lake on your doorstep. Heaven!

What makes this cottage unique

The children find it a safe place to play outside, cycling through the village and enjoying walks up the waterfall. In addition the local wild life is a joy to see, we have a family of red squirrels nesting in a tree close to the back garden and many different local birds visiting the local bird feeders.

Guestbook comments from the manager

A beautiful and well equipped cottage in a wonderful area - we will be back (PB - Darlington)

Great cottage we felt instantly at home. Excellent walks close by, views have been spectacular. Thanks from all of us - Wilsons

Brilliant walks all round the area a great time had by all. Thank you, would come again - H & Ch

We had a lovely time in your beautiful cottage. What a spot!! I'll miss the views from the windows in the bedrooms and counting new born sheep every morning. We loved the lakes and we'll recommend your cottage. Thank you - Fam SR Netherlands

Very well presented cottage in a superb spot - we had a lovely stay. - M & S
Jul 2012
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Thirlmere Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Family bathroom with large bath, separate shower with glass enclosure, basin, WC and large heated towel rail En-suite bathroom with large shower, basin and WC Separate downstairs WC and basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, wardrobe, chest of draws and en-suite bathroom Bedroom 2 with double bed, wardrobe, chest of draws and seat overlooking Thirlmere Lake hills Bedroom 3 with twin beds, wardrobe, chest of draws and again views over Thirlmere
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The cottage has outside ample parking for two cars off road, next to the house. An under cover bike store is available to the side of the house. The back garden is secluded with views of Fisher Gill water falls. It includes a patio area with table and chairs and a barbecue to enjoy those warm summer evenings after a day on fells. At the front of the property is a small garden with a bench to enjoy the stunning views of the hills around Thirlmere lake. Utility Room: There is a separate boiler room which acts as a drying cupboard for boots and coats. There is a downstairs toilet and washing room with washer and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included and the property is cleaned before and after your stay. A bag of logs is available for the fires at an additional cost. Other: The snug has another log burning stove, leather sofa and chairs. This is a relaxing games/reading room. It has a large bookcase with a selection of books and games to keep you entertained through your stay. There is also a CD and ipod/phone player.


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Cottage Near Thirlmere, Close To Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria
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Lovely location with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous cottage, everything you might need, including log burning stoves to keep the place cosy. It's well looked after and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped cottage in central location

  • 4 of 5

A good central location for accessing all parts of the lake district. The cottage has been well equipped with a significant investment in facilities and decor. Plenty of room for a large family. Let down only by the hot water system which needs attention.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay right by the lake.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean, well equipped and cosy. Unfortunately the weather was not so good but the log burner at night made up for it. We had some great walks with our two dogs right on our doorstep as well as further a field.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, spacious (yet also cosy) cottage in a beautiful location - perfect for a family holiday, particularly if you enjoy walking and outdoor activities. One of the best cottages we've ever stayed in!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully presented and in a fantastic location, perfect as a base for exploring the north lakes and beyond. We had a fantastic time and hope to return at some point.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Well-situated, walk from the door

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant holiday accommodation with quality saucepans and comfortable beds. We did several lengthy walks from the door.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Kings Head Hotel
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Lakes Ski Lift
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Walk straight on to the fells from the cottage and leave the car behind for the week! May walks from the doorstep including Helvellyn and its ridge, walks round Thirmere lake or for the more adventurous gill scrambling up Fisher Gill.

You can access the Langdales from the bottom of Thirlemere lake and also across to Keswick and Derwent water from the top end of the lake.

There are also many cycle routes from the door for both mountain and road bike enthusiasts, round the lake, through the woodland for towards Therkeld and Skiddaw.


The local lakes provide areas of beach for kids to enjoy. There are picnic areas around Thirlmere within walking distance of the house. In addition you can enjoy the Derwent Water (5 miles away) which affords you small beaches as well as a boat trip around the lake.

If you want to venture to the coast the nearest beach is St Bees at Whitehaven around 20 miles away.


Nearest airport - Manchester 110 miles

Nearest train - Penrith 16 miles

Nearest motorway - M6 at Penrith 16 miles

Nearest beach - St Bees, Whitehaven 20 miles

Nearest pub/restaurant - The Kings Head 0.1 mile

Nearest golf - Keswick 4 miles


Keswick - 5 miles

Grassmere - 7 miles

Penrith - 16 miles

Further Details:

The cottage and the small village of Fisher Place enjoys the best of both worlds, it is a quiet, safe haven close to a local pub and restaurant but also within 5 miles of the market town of Keswick, with its extensive amenities, shops and restaurants, as well as local Theatre and cinema. Keswick also has great parks and play areas for children and a swimming pool.

The area is a haven for walkers or cyclists and is central for access to many of the well known fells and mountains.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $28
Refundable damage deposit $168

Booking Notes:

The changeover day is a Saturday.

A non-refundable 25% deposit is payable at the time of booking and the balance is required to be paid 6 weeks before the start of the holiday. Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer.

The changeover day is a Saturday. Guests are requested to arrive after 4pm on the changeover day and to leave by 10 the following Saturday.

Over Easter 2018 I am prepared to take a booking from either the Thursday or Good Friday 30 March through to the the following Saturday at a daily rate of £110 per night as the schools break up on the Thursday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.