Greta Howe

4.7 Based on 17 reviews
  • Central Keswick
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Overview

Greta Howe is a superb first floor apartment in what was formerly the Keswick School Of Industrial Art that was opened in 1894 by Canon Rawnsley, one of the founders of the National Trust and which led the way in the Arts and Crafts movement. It was here that, for many years, beautiful and much sought after handmade silver and copper metalwork was created that has today become famous around the world. The spacious, split level, open plan lounge with kitchen and dining area is complemented by three welcoming bedrooms, smart shower room and a feature bathroom with roll-top freestanding bath.

Features

Parking
Parking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
No pets allowed
No pets allowed
Great views
Great views
Bus stop within 0.5 miles
Bus stop within 0.5 miles
Central Heating
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Gas & Electric Included
Gas & Electric Included
Linen Provided
Linen Provided
Non-Smoking
Non-Smoking
Pub within 1 mile
Pub within 1 mile
Shop within 1 mile
Shop within 1 mile
Towels
Towels
Guests can rest tired feet and enjoy a soak in the stunning rolltop freestanding bath after a day of exploring

Description

A large spiral stone steps lead to the first floor veranda, looking out across the River Derwent to the stunning skyline of Latrigg and Skiddaw and the world famous former Cumberland Pencil Mill. The front door opens to the bright, airy and spacious open plan living area. This incredible space is quite unique with its high vaulted ceiling with impressive wooden beams. Comfortable sofas and armchairs are arranged around the feature fireplace with gas stove. A couple of step lead to the elevated, bespoke, fitted kitchen, that overlooks the living area with range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. To the side the large family dining table is set into the bay window, with views over the lower roof to the northern fells.

Choose from one of three welcoming bedrooms all with their own Smart TV. To the front is the spacious dual aspect master bedroom with superking bed and views to Skiddaw. A further double bedroom with king bed and a twin bedroom are situated further to the rear of the property. The bedrooms are complemented by a feature bathroom with an elegant rolltop bath where you can relax after a day on the fells and enjoy the view to the hills beyond, a large walk in shower cubicle, basing and WC. Off the landing is a smart shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC.

This stunning apartment has high vaulted ceilings, beautiful picture windows, an immense amount of character and offers very high quality accommodation just a few minutes walk from Keswick’s bustling market square, with it’s wonderful selection of local shops, bars, restaurants and cafes.

With easy access to walks of all standards, from gentle low level walks beside the river, or following the old railway line across the valley, to the high level walks to Skiddaw or the towering peaks of the north Lakes, excitement on two wheels on the tracks through Whinlatter Forst or waterborne adventures on Derwentwater, Greta Howe offers first class accommodation for friends or families whatever the time of year.


Guests can park in front of the building (Bridge Cafe car park). Outdoor chairs are provide to sit out on the veranda on a summers evening.

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Reviews

Lovely stay in Greta Howe
We had a great stay in this holiday home. The location was great - quiet, plenty of parking available and a short walk into town. The apartment was well equipped and comfortable. The shower in the main bathroom was incredible! Would recommend without hesitation.
Loved it!!
Much bigger than it looked in photos, this was the best place we have stayed in Keswick! We stayed here while working at the Mountain Festival but can't wait to come back again with the family for a non working holiday. The accommodation had so much space, we loved staying here and would highly recommend to anyone thinking of staying in Keswick.
Lovely apartment, needs much better maintenance. It is NOT a cheap option.
We had issues with cooker - resolved - shower which was partly resolved, and a general lack of maintenance. There were no oven trays and a poor selection of saucepans. Wallpaper was falling from the small bathroom ceiling and was re-stuck with sellotape.!! The shower head was broken resulting in water spurting all over the bathroom floor and the shower door would not close. Despite these considerable problems which really should have been spotted and resolved before we arrived, we enjoyed our stay in this historic building. It was annoying to be told by Keswick cottages staff that the owner was responsible for maintenance and then to be told by the owner that it was the job of Keswick cottages. Also if there is an inventory, where is it? It is a shame that these problems nearly spoiled a much anticipated break.
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Our second stay in the wonderfully characteristic Greta Howe. Brilliantly located so close to the centre of town. Also left the weekend with a fiance!
Amazing space and location! Right across the river from the town center. Beautiful and lots of room
Lovely clean and comfortable accommodation.

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