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Family Run Cosy 2 Bed Bungalow Set In Keswick The Heart Of The Lake District.

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Ferndale, Bungalow in Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Great For Exploring The Beauty Of The Lake District With So Much To Do & See.

Our Family run holiday home, Ferndale is situated five minutes walk from the centre 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, Skiddaw, Latrigg and Blencathra to mention a few. 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 garage for our guests to use either to store bike or even the car.

Property Manager
Craig Peart
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Craig Peart

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 Ferndale (also Shelterstone and 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

Why Craig Peart chose Keswick & North Lakes

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.

What makes this bungalow unique

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.

Included in the rent (TILL THE END OF 2016) is use of the Keswick pool and gym for up to four guests. THIS WILL NO LONGER INCLUDES IN 2017.


Car: recommended

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 scenery 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 array 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 variety 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 visit one of the delicious Keswick's bakeries.

Further Details:

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

stone-walled fields.

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 tranquillity 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 across the area. You can even visit a working Slate mine and learn how the process begins. Whinlatter and Grizdale forests 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.


Keswick Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The modern bathroom has a great shower over the bath. The bathroom benefits from a modern white suite and a tiled floor great for a relaxing soak after a long walk!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Room for a cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The cottage has two bedrooms, a double and twin. The twin is very spacious with plenty of room for a travel cot. There are views to the Lakeland hills through a large window. There is also a DAB radio in the twin and a radio alarm clock in the double.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: The house comprises of two bedrooms, a double and twin. There is a good sized lounge/dining area. The modern kitchen is great for preparing meals but of course Keswick is home to a diverse range of restaurants, pubs and bakeries so the choice is yours. The lounge on the front of the house benefits a sunny aspect and makes for a cosy night in front of the 42inch Led tv and DVD player. Also WIFI available. The modern bathroom is has a white suite and a great shower over the bath. There is gas central heating and double glazing throughout making this a cosy property any time of year. Outside: The cottage is built on a generous plot with parking for several cars. There is a large patio area and a rear garden great for those warm summer days. The house also has a garage which is great for storing bikes, a boat or even a car. Cleaning Towels & Linen: Included in the price is the gas, electric, bedding, Towels and a welcome pack. We also have two other properties advertised one in Keswick and one near Penrith, Shelterstone and Orchard House please take a look if this is not suitable.


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Family Run Cosy 2 Bed Bungalow Set In Keswick The Heart Of The Lake District.
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17th Jun 2017 Very comfortable holiday bungalow in Keswick

  • 5 of 5

Excellent week here in very comfortable bungalow ideal for all our walking plans. Walked from the door to Latrigg , down to Derwentwater to go on boat across to Catbells & then further exploration of different places on the lake - its in an ideal location. Down to Dodd wood to the osprey viewing site & lots of walks there too. Keswick has numerous eating places & we were able to walk to the centre in 10 minutes for an evening meal. All in all a perfect base for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Lovely place, comfy spacious with great views

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in Keswick. Close to everything but far enough away from all the traffic. I'd recommend it for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good Location , detached , ample parking .mountain views .nice area .

  • 4 of 5

Warm, clean, and cosy , (after discovering heating switch turned down .). nice easy walk into Town. 1 .2 miles maybe ...Well equiped kitchwen , shower good , a bit slippy standing in the bath ,,, single beds Ok .in a roomy / spacious bedroom ...double bed not used .Sofa cushions a bit soft ...large Tv / dvd player / books etc . quiet area . Gym and swimming a short walk away .Park with bowls . Old railway for a nice quiet walk by the river

I would be very happy to use again . Thank you very much to all concerned

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Comfortable property, walking distance Keswick

  • 4 of 5

A very comfortable, well fitted, and warm place. Excellent location, easy access to the facilities of Keswick and great walks straight form the doorstep.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little bungalow in Keswick. Had everything that we needed and more. Highly recommend this place and will book again myself when I am back in the area

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Cosy, comfortable, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

The house is really comfortable and extremely well equipped, the beds were very very comfortable, the tv was also a good size for a rental property, the location is also very good, it's on a quiet street and a comfortable walk into the town.

I would recommend this property for short or long stay, can't think of anything negative to say.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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 (No exceptions) or single sex groups.

Changeover Day:
Change over is Saturday, but we also do short breaks so please check our calender. MINIMUM 3 NIGHTS.

NO smoking or Pets. Single sex groups on agreement with owner. Thank you.

Notes on prices:
Saturday to Saturday weekly Bookings.

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.

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