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Braithwaite 3 miles; Bassenthwaite 7 miles.
The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the north of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Cat Bells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.
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A traditional, stone-built, Victorian townhouse just a short stroll from the centre of ever-popular Keswick. Westies, a delightful Keswick cottage, has been lovingly furnished to provide well-equipped family accommodation. Set over three floors this Keswick cottage boasts a cosy sitting room, a dining area/snug with feature fireplace, a master bedroom with first class en-suite, a twin with basin and two additional top floor bedrooms, both enjoying magnificent views of the town and the surrounding fells. Everything is on the doorstep, and it’s only a ten minute walk to the lake where the launch can take walkers to the start of the famous 'Cat Bells' walk, featured on TV's "Wainwright's Walks", one of many routes in this fell-walking haven; Helvellyn, Blencathra, Skiddaw, Walla Crag, Dale Head, Grisdale Pike and Causey Pike are all easily accessed. With its wonderful position and accommodation, and easy access to Keswick and the Lakes, this superb Keswick cottage is not to be missed!
Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be made up as twin on request) with pull-out bed on request & en-suite shower, basin, WC, 1 x twin with vanity unit & basin, 1 x 2nd floor single, 1 x 2nd floor double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC. Kitchen with dining area. Additional dining area with snug & electric fire. Bike store/drying room (accessed via rear courtyard). Sitting room with electric fire.
Gas central heating with electric fires in dining & sitting rooms. Electric double oven & hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD with iPod dock, books/games/DVDs. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair. Roadside parking for 2 cars. Rear courtyard with furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops & pubs 4 mins walk.
Previous visitors' comments about Westies:
Westies was a very clean, well looked after and well equipped property. Both the welcome packs for ourselves and the dog was a lovely gesture. Would recommend this property and would stay here again.
Mrs Crowle, Sheffield, February 2013
A comfortable well equipped house, convenient for the town. Plenty of room for eight people, a very enjoyable weekend break.
Mrs Herring, Stockton-on-Tees, December 2012
Excellent location, short walk to the town centre. Excellently equipped cottage. Nice welcome package was an added bonus and very thoughtful. Very spacious with plenty of communal space and seating. Dog was allowed. Fantastic weather.
Mr Boucher, Nuneaton, October 2012
It was near to the town centre, everything about Keswick was out of this world, everything was just right.
Mr Maas, Wigan, September 2012