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Lake View is situated in the attractive village of Thornthwaite as part of the former Swan Coaching Inn dating back to the mid seventeenth century. The cottage itself has glorious views over Lake Bassenthwaite and the Derwent Valley overlooked by the mighty Skiddaw one of the loftiest peaks in the National Park. The Whinlatter forest park popular for walking, outdoor activities and cycling, is also right next door and there are many walks to be enjoyed in the surrounding area together with a chance to see Ospreys which nest nearby. The village of Braithwaite is a mile down the road with 2 pubs and Keswick is just 2 miles away offering evening theatre, cinema and town shopping including the well renowned Booths Supermarket. There are also well known restaurants nearby which include The Pheasant Inn and Middle Ruddings pub.
We were luckyo to find this little gem at such short notice. Our stay owas originally in Scotland but we left after 9 days due to bad weather and l to stay in the Lake District for the remaining 4 days. After contacting Keswick Cottages we were offered Lake View Cottage. It's really one of several apartments which was originally the Swan Hotel. Lake view is extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean with a large balcony offering the most amazing views of Skiddaw and surrounding fells. You also have glimpses of Bassenthwaite Lake. As the weather was so warm we enjoyed breakfast here every morning looking down on the beautifully laid out communial garden and pond. The kitchen is very well equipped as is the family bathroom. it was also a pleasure to have one bedroom with an ensuite. There is a lounge diner which is well furnished however it's a little tight around the table due to the layout. A small point really as everything else is very comfortable. Overall it's a lovely property in a beautiful position.Stokes Family
from Dorset 2016-09-13
Number Three The Townhouses offers spacious accommodation for up to eight adults, in three double or king bedrooms and one twin bedroom, set over three floors of accommodation. One bedroom is at ground floor level for those who prefer to avoid stairs. Unique to the Townhouses, Number Three retains its original period floor tiling in both the kitchen and hallway, and its original log burning fireplace in the living area. Some of the period bedroom fireplaces are retained in the bedrooms (decorative only). The kitchen is styled with a nod to the retro, featuring Eames DWS chairs based on the original by the American designers Charles and Ray Eames, and teamed with a walnut finish kitchen table. A fresh new bathroom and a further ground floor shower area are provided for convenience. A small outdoor area with seating and lockable outdoor storage are provided, perfect for bicycles or other small outdoor equipment.
We had a family weekend in Keswick, we visit Keswick 1-2 times a year since I can remember and it was our first time staying in a self catered cottage! We were extremely impressed by the warm, homily accommodation! It had everything we needed and more for a relaxing weekend! Help from Keswick Cottages in organising the weekend with emails and advice has been superb!Boal Family
from Durham 2016-04-22
Eight adults are comfortably accommodated in four tastefully styled bedrooms, three double or king and one twin. Rustic bench and vintage metal seating are provided in the kitchen, which is finished to high specification in timber. Many period features are retained, include bedroom fireplaces (decorative only) and the turn-of-the-century blue and red hall floor tiles. A log-burning stove offers cosy warmth in the living areas. Guests benefit from a new bathroom and a further shower room, with the latter at ground level. One bedroom is also at ground floor level for those who prefer to avoid stairs. Guests at Number Seven have their own private outdoor area with seating, together with lockable outdoor storage and fenced perimeter.
I stayed here with my children for a week of hillwalking. The house is located very centrally within walking distance of shops and restaurants. You cannot park at the house but it comes with a permit valid at Otley Road car park about 50 metres away. The house is very recently refurbished to a high standard and with good wifi. With its maximum eight people it would be a tight fit in the kitchen and lounge; six would be fine. There are four double bedrooms; we left the downstairs bedroom empty. We drove to our walks, having taken the train to Penrith and rented a car there, but it would be possible (and perhaps more pleasant, bearing in mind the narrow roads and small car parks) to use the bus network. Keswick is a great town - we really enjoyed our holiday and would definitely do it again.Murphy
from Luxembourg 2016-08-13
Number Nine The Townhouses offers extensive accommodation for up to ten adults in four double or king bedrooms and one twin bedroom. Two bedrooms boast their own private shower facilities in contemporary style. A further freshly styled bathroom is provided. One twin bedroom is located at ground floor level which may be presented as a super king if preferred. Number Nine offers a separate dining room for its guests with solid oak dining furniture and double doors opening out onto a small secluded outdoor seating area. The luxuriously styled living room, with deep cushion-piled sofa, wooden flooring and a real log burning stove, opens out through double doors onto a further small private outdoor seating area.
Can I just say we have just had 3 days at no 9 the townhouses in Keswick. What a wonderful place really well finished everything we could possibly want. In the middle of town which was great easy to get to shops and bars. Would definitely stay again.Amanda bastow
from Ripon 2016-04-22
A charming Lakeland 'snug' with views of Skiddaw, Barf Cottage is situated in the tranquil village on the edge of Derwentwater. Within an easy 20 minute walk to the market town of Keswick the cottage is a stone throw away from the local pub The Farmers Arms, a 5 minute walk from 'The Chalet' tearooms and restaurant and a 10 minute walk to Derwent and Nicole End Marinas. Recently refurbished, the cottage retains all the original features of a traditional Lakeland cottage yet at the same time offers modern fixtures, comfort and style. A small yet characterful front garden has outdoor seating to enjoy that 'post hike' drink on sunny afternoons and evenings. The cottage serves as a wonderful bolthole for couples, small groups of friends or families.
Apartment 3 is part of the Bridge House Complex which offers private parking for two cars, large gardens and a tennis court.
Fabulous as usual, new kitchen is gorgeous and works really well. Lovely walks and great adventures. Thanks again and see you in August!Kathryn, Paul and Owen Jackson
from Swindon 2011-05-21
Built in 1880, this traditional Lakeland cottage was originally constructed to house teachers in the old school (now the Rawnsley Centre) opposite. Retaining many original features, and simple stylish decoration, this centrally located house has views of Skiddaw and Latrigg to the front, and a magnificent mountain vista to the rear. The property is a mere two minutes' walk to the heart of Keswick.
So central to Keswick so that you can walk to the pub or restaurant. Very nicely furnished, great to have a washing machine and tumble dryer. Three beautifully presented bedrooms, loved the wood burner which we christened; great dining space and sitting room and as always Keswick Cottages are a great company to deal with. DO book, I can't believe you'd be disappointed.Tina
from Wirral 2016-09-26
This 18th Century, two bedroom beamed cottage is very comfortable and is just around the corner to the town centre, lake and parks, an ideal situation for those wanting to be close to all the local amenities. Situated in a small square just of Derwent Street, the cottage offers private, yet very central accommodation with the bonus of private parking. The ground floor is open plan and therefore feels very spacious. An established long term favorite, well worth a visit. Plenty of storage for bikes, boots, jackets etc.
Lovely warm cottage, lovely stay.Julie and Nigel Baggot
from Gloucestershire 2011-02-11
Ghyll Bank and Ghyll Bank Cottage are two very tastefully restored cottages, full of character with oak beams and open fires in a spectacular setting looking out towards Causey Pike and up towards Catbells. These properties are in an ideal location if you want tranquility, natural surroundings, views from every window, walks in every direction from the doorstep and easy access to Keswick which is only 15 minutes drive through some stunning scenery.
Fantastic remote location, but near enough to Keswick. Great location for walks, without needing to drive. The cottage is perfect and quant. Had some great evening meals at Mary Mount and The Chalet Tea Rooms for lunch or afternoon tea. I hope we will be back next year for our annual pilgrimage to the lakes. And great service from Keswick Cottages - thank you!Mountford Family
from Essex 2016-10-29
Isabel Cottage is a Luxury Lakeland cottage situated within a minutes’ walk to shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and close to Fitz Park and an easy walk to the lakeshore and Keswick Theatre. This is an ideal cottage for two, cosy, central, quiet, well finished and with an attention to detail. Recliner sofa, Smart TV and log burner make this cottage a cosy and romantic retreat. To the front of the cottage is a small outside space.
Lovely property. Nicely decorated with quality fixtures and fittings. The heating was efficient with plenty of hot water - important when visiting in the winter months, As made clear in the description, access is via a narrow opening and parking is tight. After unloading, we chose to park in one of the streets nearby. This was only a minor inconvenience and didn't detract from our enjoyment. We will certainly return to this property on our next visit to Keswick and can highly recommend it.Stephen Guest
from East Yorkshire 2017-01-23