|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Our Family run holiday home, Shelterstone is situated on the edge of Keswick, ideal for getting out and exploring the Lake District or just popping down in to the town. The property in the heart of the Lake District boasts great views of the Lakeland fells, Latrigg and Blencathra to mention a couple. The generous plot mean parking is in abundance with plenty of garden and patio space to use on those warm summer days. There is also an integral garage for our guests to use either to store bike or even the car.
We loved visiting the Lake District as a family and have spent many days climbing the local fells and visiting the local attractions over the years cementing my love for the area. So I jumped at the chance to look after and run Shelterstone (also Ferndale & Orchard House) not only to spend more time in the lakes but to let people enjoy visiting the Lakes.
Craig Peart purchased this bungalow in 1980
Our family love the area, the north lake is a beautiful area with so much to do. Shelterstone is situated in Keswick which we love to visit.
The area is so easy to access from the house with a great choice of walks, Lakes and attractions on hand.
The property is spacious and cosy benefiting from the views to the Lakeland hills which surround Keswick. The house has plenty of parking, patio and garden space.
The house has a play roonm for the children so they can play and watch dvd's while you relax in the lounge.
Included in the rent is use of the Keswick pool and gym for upto six guests.
Special interest holidays:
Keswick just 20 minutes from junction 40 on the M6, is easily accessed down the A66 driving right in to the heart of the Lake District. Breathtaking scenary surrounds this popular Lakeland town as it is situated on the shores of Derwent Water and close to both Bassenthaite and Ullswater. There are some great family hills like Catbells or challenging peaks like Skiddaw which one of the highest in the Lake Districk.
There are many nearby attractions and extensive aray of lakes and fells to explore. Vist Whinlatter forest where you can walk, bike or even climb through the trees -'Go Ape' is great for a challenge. View the only pair of Osprays in England which nest in the trees around Bassenthaite. On a wet day, The Rheged visitors centre which is 15 minutes down the road is great with shops, cafes, children play area and I-max cinema. Also at Honistor Slate mine you can scale the rock face of the famous Fleetworth Pike or explore the mine shafts deep into the mountain itself.
There is plenty of choice when it comes to eating out with a great selection of eateries on the doorstep within walking distance. There is a varity of restaurants, hotels and lots of great pubs serving home cooked food and lakeland ale. Fish and chips are a firm favourite or why not vist one of the delicious Keswicks bakeries.
The Lake District has many impressive mountains, open fells and beautiful lakes. The landscape has inspired several literary greats, including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. You can cruise on a steam-powered yacht or walk the hills and valleys. There are simply so many great ways to explore the Lake District.
For the serious walker, the mountains of Skiddaw, Helvellyn or the highest peak in England, Scaffell Pike provide a great challenge. At lower levels there are hundreds of routes wandering among the lakes and
You can even choose a lake to suit your mood: if bustling lakeside towns and exhilarating watersports take your fancy, then Windermere, Derwent Water and Coniston Water will suit. If its peace and tranquility you seek then the secluded lakes of Buttermere and Wastwater are not to be missed. Yet Cumbria offers much more than the lakes alone. Explore the National Nature Reserve on Walney Island or visit the picturesque Duddon Valley, where the heather clad moors peppered with birch trees inspired many of Wordsworths poems.
There are a variety of castles, old statley homes and interesting Slate buildings accross the area. You can even visit a working Slate mine and learn how the process begins. Whinlatter and Grizdale forrests are great for mountain biking and walking, you can even Go Ape and climb through the trees. To the east lies the green and sheltered Eden Valley. Its dramatic landscape provides a range of activities including walking, cycling and watersports making for a perfect family day out.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To book our property we would need a completed booking form and a £100 deposit either pay by cheque or bacs. The balance is due three weeks before the start of your holiday. No smoking, pets or single sex groups.
Change over is Saturday, but we also do short breaks so please check our calendar MINIMUM 3 NIGHTS.
NO smoking, Pets (No exceptions) thank you. Single sex groups only on agreement with owner. Please just give us a call.
Notes on prices:
Saturday to Saturday weekly Bookings.