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Dog Friendly Cottages nr. Keswick, Lake District, Fenced Garden, Own Parking - The Nuthatch

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights



The Nuthatch

The Nuthatch is on the lower reaches of Dodd Wood and attracts a huge amount of wildlife from Woodpeckers, Buzzard, Roe Deer, Hedgehogs, Frogs and an amazing slelction of Butterfly. The Nuthatch is conveniently situated 2.5 miles on the outskirts of Keswick at the foot of Skiddaw and Dodd Wood

About the property


Both properties have their own fully fenced gardens which allow dogs the freedom of the garden within the safety of the grounds. They also have their own parking for up to 2 cars per property. Bed linen and all electric is included in the tariff. Up to 3 well behaved dogs are allowed free of charge. The views from both properties take in Bleaberry Fell, Cat bells and Grisedale Pike. Dog blankets, dog towels, bowls, dog beds, leads and holiday tags are provided. There are several walks of varying terrain straight from the door. The Osprey Viewpoint at Dodd Wood is very close by. Short breaks are available from November through to March (excluding Christmas, New Year and Easter weeks).

Miss Jude Hartley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Miss Jude Hartley

Hi, my name is Jude. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I aim to provide self catering accommodation that is clean, comfortable, warm but most importantly dog friendly. I had 3 dogs of my own and found it incredibly hard to find anywhere that would allow me to take all 3 dogs and to feel comfortable whilst there so my I have made sure that my cottages are dog friendly. I love walking the fells, photography and wildlife and find The Lakes ideal for all hobbies.

Why Miss Jude Hartley chose Keswick

The Northern Lakes are a fantastic base for exploring the whole of The Lake District. The properties are close enough to town but far enough out to avoid the busyness. They are set in a fantastic area to use as a base for walks.

What makes this bungalow unique

I love the abundance of wildlife that is both at and around the cottages. There are paths up Skiddaw, Carlside and Dodd from the door, a quiet high level road that you can use to walk into Keswick or a low level path that follows the river in to Keswick. The views are breathtaking looking over Bleaberry Fell and Grisedale Pike. At the cottages you have the peace and quiet yet Keswick with its abundance of dog friendly pubs and good grub are only 2.5miles away.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please check availability first then contact me or visit to see if dates are definitely available. I will post/email a booking form, the terms and conditions and good housekeeping/responsible dog owner document (which you can see on the website) and provisionally book your dates for you. Once I receive a completed booking form and 25% non refundable deposit I will post booking confirmation and further details needed.

Changeover Day:
Appletree Cottage is Friday changeover days and The Nuthatch is Saturdays.

Notes on prices:
from £200 - £635. Short breaks available from November through to the end of March, please note minimum number of nights for price shown. Tariff varies, please contact me if the number of nights you require are not shown or visit the availability page for Short Break/Late availability Offers and more details on the cottages


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
  • Min. age of primary renter: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Under no circumstance are dogs to be left alone in the property, this includes inside a cage. This is none negotiable.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Both properties have their own parking, fully fenced gardens which allow dogs the freedom of the gardens within the safety of the fences. Up to 4 well behaved dogs in each are allowed free of charge. Dog blankets, dog towels, bowls, dog beds, leads and holiday tags are provided. There are several walks of varying terrain straight from the door. The Osprey Viewpoint at Dodd Wood is very close by. They are a fantastic base to use for exploring all of The Lakes with many Wainwrights less than 10 mins away. Outside: Both gardens are private with table and chairs/ picnic bench and outside taps.


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The Nuthatch
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great cottage, comfy and clean and super dog friendly!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely holiday and did a good few walks from the cottage base. Cottage was clean and very well-equipped. Nice touch that dog bowls, blankets and treats were provided. Nuthatch driveway was very steep and did have a bit of a struggle driving out. Would also note that shops, eateries etc. are around 2 miles+ away and nothing immediately on doorstep. Log burner was very much appreciated by our dogs to sleep in front of every evening after a day of walking! Would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect dog friendly cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this cottage and we just love it. Very clean and spacious and has everything you need. Dogs are made very welcome. It's perfect! Booked again for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great little property in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

this is a very well equipped cottage with everything a family needs for a great holiday, the location is superb off the main road in a quiet location , the cottage is also great for anyone with dogs as the garden is enclosed so they can run free the owner Jude is just a phone call away should you require any assistance with the property i would not hesitate to recommend this cottage

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for giving your review, it is much appreciated. Many Thanks Jude x
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Nearest Airport
82 Miles
Newcastle Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
The Pheasant Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Keswick or Threlkeld
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
The Pheasant Inn
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Car: recommended


20 minutes drive to the beach at Allonby, fantastic for the dogs and there's also an amazing ice cream shop.


The cottages are only 6 minutes drive, 40 minutes on foot/ 2.5 miles from Keswick the main town in the area. Cockermouth is 15 minutes by car, Penrith 20 minutes by car and Carlisle is 40 minutes by car. Dodd Wood visitors Centre can be reached on foot in 20 minutes, all of the Wainwrights are easily accessable by car and Skiddaw, Carlside, and Lattrigg can also be walked/climbed from the door. There are footpaths to Braithwaite and Portinscale which can also be reached by car in 6 minutes.

Further Details:

Keswick is only 2.5 miles away and has a choice of supermarkets, banks, gift shops, attractions, activities on offer and many outdoor shops. Borrowdale valley, Honister pass and Whinlatter Visitors Centre are less than 15 minutes drive. The cottages have details of walks in all area of the Lake District.