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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 and great fishing 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 Cars of the Stars Museum, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around the lake. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks, the Theatre by the Lake, and Trotters' World of Animals 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 the ever-popular town of Keswick, the jewel in the crown of the northern Lake District. Spread over three floors, this Keswick cottage provides wonderful family accommodation to gather together and enjoy the Lake District National Park with its unrivalled walking and scenic beauty. This large holiday cottage in Keswick features six well laid out bedrooms, including one on the ground floor, a spacious first floor sitting room with lovely views of Skiddaw, a well equipped fitted kitchen and a separate dining room, perfect for sitting round and catching up on old times. Guests can enjoy evening strolls from their Keswick cottage to Derwent Water, passing through Fitz Park's putting green and Keswick's Theatre by the Lake. The boat landings provide launch trips around the lake with the opportunity to stop off and enjoy a number of famous walks including Cat Bells, featured on TV's "Wainwright's Walks", Maiden Moor, Dale Head, Grisdale Pike and Causey Pike, all of which can be accessed via the launch. With its central location, flexible accommodation and easy access to Keswick and the Lakes, this Keswick cottage provides the perfect base for a get-together, whatever the time of year.
Over three floors. Six bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 1 x twin, 1 x second floor double, 1 x second floor twin with basin, 1 x second floor single, 1 x ground floor single with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Dining room. First floor sitting room.
Gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, selection of books. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Roadside parking by the house on a first come first served basis. Additional parking available in car park at cost. Small front garden and rear yard. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 3 mins walk.
Previous visitors' comments about Ptarmigan House:
Love the location of this house and the space and how warm and well equipped it is.
This is our second visit to this property and no doubt we will visit again soon.
Mrs Littlewood, Ashton-under-Lyne, October 2012
The house is ideally situated to look around Keswick and for going out in the evenings.
Mr Partington, Wantage, August 2012