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Cottage Centre Of Keswick 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 8/10 With Parking.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Town House in Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Central Location 10 Second From High Street Quiet Location Easy Reach Of Walks And Bars

A spacious town house siutuated in a perfect location in the middle of Keswick in a quiet road which leads to Lower Fitz Park with its great outdoor space which includes a new playground with zip lines etc for the children to enjoy. The house was refurbished in summer 2013 and furnished and equipped to a high standard. All bedrooms are good size upper bedrooms lovely views of hills around Keswick. ETB Certificated. Large TV freeview. Wireless internet available as well as DVDs, games and books. 2 receptions rooms 1 with large dining table. Rear parking space available for small to medium car. Unrestricted parking is available on the road outside. There is a front patio area with table and chairs( barbecue available). The beautiful Lake Derwentwater is a 5-10 minute stroll from the house and is a flat easy walk. There are a range of lovely flat walks around the lake or you can catch a steamer and explore the scenic villages surrounding the Lake.

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Jill

We love the Lake District and Keswick in particular. The stunning beauty of the area is very very special. We have visited many places in the world but the Lake District is somewhere we have wanted to return to time and time again. The scenery is stunning, we have enjoyed exploring various walks and have progressed in difficulty in our walks starting with Latrigg, then Walla Crag and then last weekend we walked up Catbells. The views were breathtaking and we had a fantastic day despite falling in a puddle on the way down! We bought this house in December 2013 and spent the next 3 months refurbishing it. We are really pleased with the result and so are the guests who have visited the house to date. We hope that you will visit and enjoy both the house and the area as much as we do.

Jill purchased this house in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Place was clean, warm and homely. Nice open fire in the living room. Big dining room and well stocked kitchen. The place was an IDEAL location. Liked the bathroom set up with the separate toilet and shower area as well as the big main bathroom. Owner was easy to contact and gave a quick response with any queries we had which was super good. I would 100% recommend this place again and stay here again for sure.”
Feb 2017
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Keswick House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Large family bathroom with bath and over bath electric shower. WC/ WB Separate showeroom Separate WC
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This room has a king size bed which unzips to 2 singles.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Extra large bed which unzips to make 2 singles.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 extra beds available. Lovely hill views.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Lovely hill views.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 King Size bed additional single bed available if required WB Bedroom 2 Double bed WB and shaving point. Bedroom 3 Twin beds additional bed available WB 2 easy chairs lovely views Bedroom 4 Twin beds WB Bedroom 4 Twin beds WB lovely views
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The two larger bedroom have seating available. One has two easy chairs and coffee tablewith lovely views of the surrounding hills the other has rocking chair with coffee table. This enables people in large groups to enjoy some personal space and quiet time away. Outside: There are two outside spaces. One at the front and the other at the rear. The front is a patio area with flower pots, hanging basketsetc. 2 benches and a table and chairs are available together with a barbecue for al fresco dining. The area at the rear offers a parking space for a small to medium car. It has access from the kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included as is preparation of the house for your arrival and cleaning of the house when you leave. Bedding for the two additional beds is not provided. Cleaning and change of linen is available on request a charge applies. Other: Lovely entrance hall with original Victorian tiled floor throughout ideal for coming back in walking boots after a great day out on the hills.


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Cottage Centre Of Keswick 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 8/10 With Parking.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 8 reviews
Leeds, West Yorkshire

Keswick Group Stay

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is excellent for a group stay, lovely large rooms and plenty of communal space. The location cannot be faulted, just off the centre so quiet enough on an evening but 2 minute walk to shops and bars.

Fantastic value and special mention for the owner whom answered any questions, keeps a good clean property and is genuinely freindly. 10 out of 10!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. I am very pleased that you liked the house we love it too! It is always nice to have some personal co tact with guests! Look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Regards Jill
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Stockton on tees, england

Spacious house well stocked for all necessities ideal for all the family

  • 4 of 5

Had a really good holiday with all our family. Grandson and partner on holiday from New Zealand grandson and wife and two great grandchildren from Leeds.daughter and son in law and self and husband this property catered for all our one wanted to go home.would thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this feedback. It is a lovely house in a great location and has helped to cretae some memorable memories for our guests. Hope to welcome you back in the future! Regards Jill
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Reasonable house with a great location

  • 4 of 5

Good points:

Big house with lots of space, great dining table for family gatherings, has wifi, comfy beds (if rather small), two tvs if you need them and a reasonably equipped kitchen.

Location is great - next to the high street and still quiet.

Not so good points:

parking is non-existent (and no, the house does NOT have parking in the rear yard, unless your family arrives on one motorbike). Seems clean so long as you don't look too hard (cobwebs on ceilings and don't put your hand down the side of the sofa...oh, and stale milk in bottom of the fridge - talking of fridges, there are two, but one has no shelves to speak of) - and very steep stairs, especially to the top floor.

If you can get past the not so good bits, it is a great place to be.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was pleased that this guest liked my house enough to give it 4/5. I stayed in the house immediately following this guest's stay and could see no issues with cobwebs or dust down the side of the settee! The guest is able to contact me or the office if there is any problem. The cleaner takes great pride in her work and receives many compliments re the standard of cleaning in this property. The guests made no contact with me either during or after their stay. If the guests had told me about the cobwebs that were spotted I would have dealt with it immediately. Unfortunately I was contacted by the cleaner when these guests left, the first time ever in five years, to say what a dirty condition they had left the house in. It is very disappointing when guests clearly do not follow the guidelines set for use of the property. The parking space is small but definitely fits a car... we have a Vauxhall Astra and park there all the time. Some clever person even got a Land Rover defender in the space! There is also unrestricted car parking space in the road outside. Recently a group who brought three cars commented that they were concerned about parking before they arrived but had absolutely no problem parking in the road during their stay. All beds are full size beds for eight people. The two temporary single beds which are used when 10 people are in the house are slightly smaller than a full size single but no one has ever had a problem before! This is indeed a lovely big house in a perfect location which is recognised by guests who return year after year.
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Wonderful birthday celebration weekend with family

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely long weekend celebrating my husband's birthday with our family. The house was perfect for us. It was very spacious and enabled everyone to have their own space when they wanted it but also we enjoyed sitting together,around the dining table to enjoy a celebratory meal and also to play some of the great games that were in the house.

The house was very very clean and well equipped and had everything to make us comfortable. One of the bedrooms had two easy chairs and a coffee table which was very useful for my son and his wife and their baby.

The house was perfectly located for us, just off the high street. This meant that while some went for walks others were able to explore the town and the Lake and everyone had a great time. The choice of bars and restaurants were brilliant and just round the corner. We parked our car in the parking space, other family members managed to find parking in the street outside, and we never moved our cars as everything was on our doorstep.

We intend to to make this an annual event and would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive comments. I am glad that you enjoyed your birthday celebration weekend. W look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Perfect weekend with friends

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a university reunion weekend. 10 people plus one baby.

The house was perfect for us spacious, well equipped very clean and warm and in an ideal location right in the centre of Keswick. The dining room and table where we ate on the first evening were both good sizes

and we had a great evening playing the games provided and even lit the real fire.

The vanity units in the bedrooms and bathroom and shower room and separate toilet was well organized and convenient for a large group.

We enjoyed some lovely walks and didn't even have to move the car. I parked my car, a vauxhall astra, in the house's parking space at the rear it is a bit of a tight squeeze. The others managed to find parking in the road.

Would definitely recommend and will return.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. It really is a lovely big house and is perfect for celebrations and reunions. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards Jill
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Great location but not a parking spot

  • 3 of 5

The location for this house is wonderful. It's in the center of Keswick and it's easy to walk to pubs, restaurants or a grocery store. The house is older which means both charm and all the typical old house problems. The stairs in particular were difficult for both my young sons and my elderly mother. The kitchen is newly renovated but nothing else is. I would like the owners to stop advertising this house as having a parking spot. So would their neighbors. I know because we talked. If you have to exit a medium size car through the trunk, the space is not big enough to be a spot. There is street parking and while it's pretty full we were able to get a spot on the street every time so it's manageable. Paying for the house was not a problem. I used the bank transfers and had no issue. Pick up and drop off of the key was very easy. I would recommend parking at the house and walking over to get the key since there is no parking by the office. Over all it was an adequate rental experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house is indeed in a wonderful location and we are pleased that this guest appreciated it. We refurbished the entire house just over four years ago. The house was built in the 1880s and is one of the early houses built right in the centre of Keswick. When we refurbished the house we deliberately tried to keep as many of the lovely original features as we possibly could, original slate floors in the dining room, wonderful original tiled hallway plus original fireplaces in the bedrooms and lounge. This is a very popular house with guests returning year on year. We constantly renew and replace things ,for example last year the beds in three of the bedrooms were replaced with new zip and link beds and all bedding has been renewed in the last six months. As this is a terraced house it does have some 'wedged' shaped treads where the staircase turns which is in keeping with this age of house. We have had many many families etc stay at the house and have no-one has ever reported these as being difficult before. You just need to keep to take a bit of care and keep to the outside of the stair and then the width is the same as all the other stairs. The car parking space is suitable for a small to medium sized car I know this because we use it regularly with our Vauxhall Astra! We also own the road at the rear of the house and give access to other houses adjacent via this road. Guests can unload in this space and then park the car. Fortunately there are often parking spaces available outside but the space is useful if when guests arrive there are no spaces available at that time. Sometimes guests can be somewhat ambitious and through great skill get a car into the space which is too small for their particular car.... Hence this guest having to get out of their boot.. 'Trunk'! Fortunately we have never had to exit our car in this space via our boot!!
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Special interest holidays:

Keswick has something to offer everyone from walkers / climbers to artists, sports enthusiasts and jazz lovers. It has a range of special events throughout the year for example , mountain, jazz, beer, rugby, triathalon,christian conferences/festivals. Look tourist information for more details.

There are also a wide range of restaurants and cafes for all tastes and budget just a minute from the house. There is also a good choice of independent pubs with amazing local beers available.

There is information about walks for all abilities from a stroll around the Lake to Friars Cragg o


The Cumbrian coast is a 30 minute drive from the house. This is a perfect loation to use as a base to explore the Lakes and places like Ambleside and Windermere or visit Wordswroths Dove Cottage and Grasmere or buttermere and the Eden Valley.


As this property is centrally located if guests which to stay in and around Keswick a car is not required as everything is within an easy walk. However although there are regular bus services to Ambleside Windermere etc a car is advised to reach the less popular parts of the National Park.


Keswick Centre less than 1 minute walk

Grasmere 20 minute car

Ambleside 25 minute car

Windermere 35 minute car.

Scottsih border area 40 minutes car.

Further Details:

There are a range of shops within a 5 minute walk from the house including Booths supermarket. There are banks etc within a three minute walk from the house and the choive of coffee shops, restaurants pubs and restaurants is excellent.


Rates & Availability

Keswick House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late July / August
Jul 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
Late October
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $23.21 per person per night

Booking Notes:
20% deposit paid at reservation Balance paid 8 weeks beore rental commences.

Changeover Day:
Preferred change over day is Friday rentals available Friday to Monday/ Monday to Friday or full weeks. Will be flexible low season.

Notes on prices:
Prices based on maximum of 8 sharing supplement of £50pp if additional beds used. Pets charged at £15 per pet per week. Prices include cleaning and linen. We are happy to let the house for weekenders Fri-Sun ( 3 nights) or Mondays -Friday (4 nights). Prices charged at 80% of weekly rate.( minimum rates apply for weekends in low season). High season 7 nights apply e.g. Keswick Convention, Christmas and New Year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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