Shelley Cottage

4.7 Based on 26 reviews
  • Central Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1.5

Overview

Shelley Cottage is a Grade 2 listed Georgian property built circa 1790. It is an historical listing, based on the cottage’s connection to the revered Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Shelley spent his honeymoon here with his first wife, Harriet, staying for several months in 1811-12.
He is thought to have frequented the Royal Oak in Keswick with some of the other lake poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey.

Features

Parking
Parking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
No pets allowed
No pets allowed
Great views
Great views
Bike Storage
Bike Storage
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
The pretty Summer house provides a relaxing haven to enjoy a good book and admire the Rhododendrons in bloom

Description

If you're seeking a special property with the 'wow' factor look no further than Shelley’s Cottage. This two bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, property of historical interest has been sympathetically refurbished to an exceptional standard with attention to detail throughout.

There is so much to love about this quaint characterful cottage where new and old blend seamlessly, and given the links to one of the most celebrated Romantic Poets of that era, Percy Shelley, the cottage would be an excellent choice for a romantic getaway, but also serves well family holidays or walkers looking for a convenient base to explore the area.

As you enter the cottage you will find yourself in the impressive hallway, with umbrella stand and space for coats and boots, and first impressions are sure to be positive!

The brand new modern kitchen in cool blue tones will certainly tempt you to cook and dine in during your visit. The kitchen is well stocked with plenty of cookware, crockery and glassware, and is fitted with an under counter fridge, dishwasher, integrated microwave, electric hob, oven, plenty of cupboard space, and a stunning butlers sink. Essentials are paired with indulgent extras such as a Nespresso coffee machine and a wine cooler.

The delightful living room has a comfortable two seater fabric sofa, window bench, and two easy chairs positioned around the wall mounted Smart TV, and a lovely reading corner in the nook next to the window where you can take a moment to gaze over the fell views. The room is impeccably decorated with quality furniture and beautiful co-ordinating colours and fabrics for a homely feel.

The luxurious bathroom with marble tile has excellent fixtures and fittings, and features a Victorian style bath with shower over, double sinks and plenty of storage.

Downstairs there is a second WC and stunning marble sink in keeping with the style of the cottage. The two bedrooms, one double and one twin, are both positioned to the back of the cottage and each have bespoke beds dressed in crisp white luxury linen and towels.

The multi-functional private enclosed gardens are equally as impressive as the cottage. There is a raised patio area with table and chairs perfect for alfresco dining amongst the fells. The garden is lovingly maintained and the extensive outdoor space a huge bonus for a property within walking distance of Keswick town centre. There is even a lovely Summer house in a peaceful corner of the garden where guests could easily escape the everyday and spend an afternoon of quiet bliss. But don’t be fooled, the garden doesn’t end there! There is a pathway to discover at the bottom of the garden to uncover the ‘Secret Garden’ beyond. Walk through the archway in the Beech tree hedge and down the gravelled pathway to a rejuvenated Greenhouse. It has been transformed into a fabulous private space for alfresco drinks under the grape vines.

The house boasts fabulous open views of the fells and feels very private, yet is only a 15 minute walk from Keswick town centre.

Guests will not need to worry about parking as there are 2 car parking spaces (one on the gravel driveway, and a second space inside the private garage - also suitable for bike storage)

We advise that children are supervised while enjoying the garden facilities as there is a small frog pond. Please note that this property is not suitable for children under the age of 3 years old.

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Reviews

Lovely location for a short break
Pretty little cottage with adequate parking. On a reliable, regular bus route into Keswick or other parts of the Lakes. Easy walk into Keswick on the cycle route about 100 metres from the cottage, away from busy road. Very relaxing few days.

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time at Shelley Cottage, previously visited by the Poet Percy Shelley. We hope you had a great time exploring the area and had a relaxing time when returning to the cottage. We hope to welcome you back again! Best Wishes, Keswick Cottages

Keswick Cottages , June 2024

Break in Keswick
An enjoyable week stay at Shelley Cottage, great location for access to the old railway line which connects straight into Keswick. Although in the main the cottage was good, we felt that the garden needed a tidy up (grass not cut) and the out building at the bottom of the garden needed attention. Lovely views from the small terrace. Issue with damp smell downstairs and the drop in temperature from upstairs to downstairs. Good facilities within the cottage.

Thank you so much for your review of Shelley Cottage! Its great to know you had an enjoyable stay here. The old railway line is a beautiful walk either into Keswick or to Threlkeld. Thank you for your feedback about the garden and the out building, we will look into this. Thank you for your comments about the damp smell and temperature, we do have a humidifier that we leave in the cottage to help with this, as a small local agency if you contacted us we would have happily helped with this issue. We hope you enjoyed the wonderful views of Latrigg from the cottage and we hope you had a wonderful time. We hope to welcome you back again! Best Wishes, Keswick Cottages

Keswick Cottages , May 2024

Beautiful cottage.
Loved everything about this cottage. So cosy ,comftable and clean. Garden veiws amazing and perfect location to explore tbe lakes.would definitely recommend and hopefully return. Just stunning!

Thank you so much for your 5-star review and recommendation of Shelley Cottage! We are so happy you loved everything about the cottage and you found it clean, comfortable and so cosy. We love that you found the garden views amazing. We hope you had a fantastic time and we can't wait to welcome you back again! Best Wishes, Keswick Cottages

Keswick Cottages , May 2024

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Fantastic cottage in a great location Gorgeous cottage with fantastic views from the rear garden. Great location in Keswick, only a 10 minute walk to the town center. The cottage was spotless and had everything needed for my stay. Highly recommended and will be booking again
We had a lovely time at Shelley Cottage. The location is perfect, you’re round the corner from the Castlerigg Stones. The surrounding scenery is just breathtaking. Shelley Cottage was very cosy, clean , very comfortable exactly like the pictures. The downstairs bedrooms can get a bit nippy at night possibly due to a lot of moisture in the air, but that’s probably the entire area. Overall we were very happy with our stay. We wished we could’ve stayed for longer. Hope to return soon to The Lakes and maybe stay at Shelley Cottage again.
10/10! We had a lovely stay at this cottage which is immaculately clean and decorated beautifully. The cottage is very cosy and in a fantastic location with a lovely garden and views of the surrounding fells. The beds were very comfortable and we will definitely be returning. Communication with the owner was very easy and stress free and any questions we had were responded to very quickly. Thankyou for a lovely stay.
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