Shelley Cottage

  • Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

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 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.

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)

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