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Blease Garth

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Threlkeld, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "What a brilliant cottage."

    It was perfect for the three of us and our 2 dogs. It has been very well refurbished in a way which has kept the charm of the old cottage while modernising the essentials like bathroom and kitchen equipment. What a great bonus to have the secure garden. We loved sitting in the lean-to conservatory with the door open and a coffee in hand, looking out over the hills and hearing nothing but birdsong. Ideal location with walks from the doorstep and two really good pubs. We will return.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely cottage in a fabulous area for exploring the region."

    There was also a lovely welcome pack including biscuits and a bottle of wine, which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2024

  • "Blease Garth was a perfect rustic cottage with a warm welcome for us in a great setting with easy access to the fells."

    The beds were comfortable and all the facilities led to a cosy stay. Local pubs and the village hall/cafe all in walking distance added to an amazing week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2023

  • "A truly wonderful Lakeland cottage in a beautiful location at the foot of Blencathra and close to Keswick with all amenities."

    The cottage has been tastefully decorated retaining traditional features with a modern twist. We found the cottage extremely comfortable and would have loved to have stayed longer. The village of Threkeld is ideally situated for exploring the Northern Lakes and has several very good pubs for food close by. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent location and well appointed cottage."

    Would benefit from some form of heating in hallway/porch as it’s cold going to the bathroom. Otherwise, couldn’t fault and enjoyed having an open fire and beds very comfortable.

    Reviewed by C5.0Nov 2023

  • "What’s not to love about a Blease Garth cottage?"

    Beautiful views, a quaint little cottage with all the amenities you need and in a very convenient location for accessing some of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and were very sad to leave. We would not hesitate to book this place again.

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with a wonderful location."

    Really enjoyed having the books, games and outdoor space. Very detailed information book and lovely goodies on arrival a nice touch. Grass was very long and would be better if cut and beds slightly uncomfortable but overall a wonderful stay

    Reviewed by James4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, tucked away in with beautiful scenery."

    We enjoyed looking out to the animals in the other gardens and the huge mountains around us. Fabulous local area, nice welcome package but it was wine and I am sober so would’ve been nice if the package didn’t include alcohol and was more local treats. Nice biscuits left for us. Unfortunately we found that the house was falling to bits, the dining chairs were uncomfortable and broken, the towel rail fell off, the beds were very uncomfortable and we struggled to sleep well. The living room was lovely though, and the books were a great addition. In the conservatory a large box was in the way with pipes in, and from arrival til departure 2 huge bin bags from previous guests were outside our door so we didn’t appreciate that. There was also no bin bags left for us. My partner fell down the stairs as the carpet is not steady. Would be nice if they replaced the chairs, the mattress, the towel rail, tidied up the garden a bit & made sure the previous guests waste was gone before we arrived and not there on the doorstep when we got there. Other than that we liked it but feel we overpaid for the stay at £1.2k for a week for 2 people for the quality of the place.

    Reviewed by Amber3.1Aug 2023

  • "The cottage and the setting are wonderful, unfortunately a few things let it down."

    First of all was the cleanliness, overall it was okay but some things weren't so great. For instance baking trays were greasy and the throws and blankets did not appear to have been laundered. Then there were facilities, there was no ironing board or iron. Electrical extension leads ran off other electrical extension leads in one bedroom and a huge box of some kind of pipes had been left in the garden room making half of it unusable. Lastly were the instructions. Having instructions on how things work is great. Having reams of instructions which contradict themselves, such as when the rubbish is collected or what to do with used towels, are not helpful. Also, instructions which suggest that if you don't follow the (incorrect) instructions you are in some way being disrespectful to the village are not the way to welcome visitors. We will come back to the Lake District, we will come back to Threlkeld, but we will not return to Blease Garth.

    Thank you for your feedback. All the issues you mentioned (apart from the ironing board which is stated on the website) have been attended to and the cleaning team instructed accordingly. In conjunction with this the incorrect and superfluous instructions have been removed. There is now one dedicated folder with just a few simple guidance notes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian3.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Very clean and beautiful views . Great base for walking. Struggled with 4 people and one toilet. On arrival rubbish was all over the front of the cottage. However we loved the cottage. We found the oven and hob a bit of a challenge to use. Threlkeld is a favourite place of ours been several times. Thankyou

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry that you found rubbish outside the property. We are glad this didn't deter from your enjoyment of the property. Lakelovers Owner Relations Expert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely traditional cottage."

    Quite simply but everything needed for a weeks stay. Great garden. Perfect for our Airedale Terrier. Friendly neighbours! The highlight tho’ was the location which was at the foot of Blencathra, one of the most magnificent and accessible of the hills in the Lakes. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2023

  • "Would be really helpful to provide a means of making decent coffee: either a pod machine or at least a cafetiere."

    Complimentary biscuits and wine a nice touch.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have always had a cafetière at the cottage and it was there when we last visited a few months ago, so it seems some recent guests must have broken it and not reported it to maintenance. We don't charge guests for a single breakage but we would expect them to report any damage. We're very sorry you suffered because of this. A replacement cafetière has been ordered. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, ideal base for exploring The Lakes…."

    Previous holiday maker noted household waste on drive from ripped sack……still there when we arrived….hubby cleared up!!! Be advised this is an old cottage with very low ceilings and doorways…..6ft + and a sore head at least once is inevitable!!! Loved our stay and will definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage comfortable beds beautiful shower room spotless throughout loved log burner the conservatory where we sat in the morning with a coffee heating was great we noticed a new cooker and dishwasher although we ate out so didn’t use them excellent cottage and I only have one suggestion ."

    On arrival the previous occupant had as requested placed their rubbish back at bottom of drive but by Saturday as it was still there animals had torn the bag open and the contents strewn all around the number given by Sykes was not available we managed to ring maintenance it the mess was still there on the day we left.perhaps a bin would be better

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Apr 2023

  • "There was issues with the heating system when we arrived, however the plumber had been contacted and resolved the issue as a matter of urgency on Saturday, and returned to fix the problem on Monday, this didn’t detract from the quality of the holiday."

    A very cosy comfortable cottage, everything you need has been thought of. Great base for exploring the Lake District Really enjoyed our stay in Blease Garth. Would definitely return if visiting the Lakes in the future

    Many thanks for your feedback. We look forward to you coming again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jan 2023

  • "Stunning cottage in an excellent location, village coffee shop at the end of the road and only 10mins from Keswick."

    However it was very cold and snowy when we arrived, there seemed to be no way to turn the heating up and nothing left to start a fire with. As we arrived late in the evening we had to wait until the next day to get kindling. If this had been made clearer we would have brought kindling with us. Also dogs were not allowed upstairs or on furniture, while this is understandable our dog is allowed at home and so was very confused! This also would have been nice to know beforehand. Otherwise lovely cottage that I'm sure is great in the summer!

    Reviewed by Lauren4.1Jan 2023

  • "Quaint and beautiful cottage in an absolutely perfect location."

    The property was spotless on arrival and considering this is an 1800’s cottage, we were surprised how large it felt. The small noise from the heat pump when firing took a little bit of getting used to, and maybe some insulation around it, might benefit the light sleeper. This in no way detracted from the experience and we said that this is now the ‘go to’ cottage for staying in the northern lakes. The village is great, the horse and farrier pub was fantastic with the dogs, the coffee shop was another pleasant surprise. If you want high ceilings, characterless and modern then go somewhere else. If you want warm, cosy, quirky, well equipped where the owners have truly thought about what you need, then this is the cottage for you. It certainly will be for us, we’ll be coming back for sure!!!!

    Thank you very much for your positive comments. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and are glad you are planning to return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "Perfect Lakeland cottage, bursting with character and charm."

    Lovely facilities, warm and cosy. Didn’t bang my head once! Great location. We rebooked immediately

    Thank you very much for your comments. We're glad you had a lovely stay at Blease Garth and look forward to you coming again! I don't bang my head either any more! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Dec 2022

  • "Blease Garth is the most adorable little cottage."

    Beautifully presented and full of character and charm it was everything we hoped for on our stay. Very warm and cozy with a lovely log burner and the kitchen had absolutely everything we could have possibly needed as a family of 4. At 6ft 5inches it was for me (as expected for a period Cottage) difficult to stand up straight anywhere but my only criticism would be the bed in the main bedroom is tiny and has a frame so sleeping was not very comfortable. Understandably a larger bed wouldn't fit the room however a bed without a frame would have been a much better option. The shower was lovely, hot and powerful and everything was clean well thought out. The garden is a great size and very tidy with lovely views of the hills. We had a couple of very enjoyable meals at the Horse and Farrier pub a short walk down the road and would definitely recommend visiting them (take a torch for the way back in the dark) All in all a lovely break in wonderful surroundings.

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Blease Garth again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Nov 2022

  • "Outside appearance poor."

    No gardener for at least 2 months. Lawn, front weeds etc .House cold. Air source !!!!!!! radiators would not turn up. Log burner great but had to provide own logs which we didnt know about until read notes on arrival .Heat pump very noisy all night .Every half hour thump and swish. Needs insulation in the upstairs cupboard. Great new bathroom but downstairs. Down very narrow stairs with no rope or rail. Plenty of hot water. Comfy furniture .Quirky but heating needs sorting out before gets any colder. I have put all this in a note left for owner/cleaner.

    Thank you for your feedback and your positive comments. The garden was attended to in September but obviously it's a country garden. The grass couldn't be mowed because of bad weather but was cut this week. Unfortunately yours was a last-minute booking, so we couldn't arrange for the gardener to come in time. We were at the cottage ourselves just before you and it was warm and cosy when we arrived and all radiators were working. We personally left a starter pack of wood before we left. Sorry for the problem with the heat pump. That has now been sorted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ea3.4Oct 2022

  • "Really comfortable cottage in the centre of the village."

    Amazing views and the updates to the bathroom are done well. The only issue we had was operating the heating which didn't seem to come on at times. The grass could have done with a cut as it was quite long but this did not have any affect on our stay. We will definitely be back

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are looking forward to you coming back again some time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely, characterful old cottage."

    Threkeld is a nice village in a superb location close to the Northern Fells. Lovely cottage garden- it was nice to sit in the sun room after a day’s hiking to look out at it and the views beyond. Regular bunny visitor too! We felt at home straight away. Due to the structure of this old property taller people (over 5 foot 2!) will find they have to stoop a lot to get through low doorways. Ceiling also low on one side of double bedroom. Have to be careful to avoid banged heads!

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1Jun 2022

  • "There was no indication of the low ceilings and doorways in the pictures or description, and the lack of a handrail on the stairs caused some apprehension with the older members of our party."

    Otherwise a very pleasant property with everything needed to allow a comfortable holiday.

    Reviewed by Tim3.8May 2022

  • "Blease Garth."

    On pulling up at the " cottage" we thought we had arrived at a brick outhouse, a weed ridden first impression of what became known as the ' hobbit house. Amazing what good camera lighting and wide angled lenses can do for a place as nothing looked the same as on the website. Makes it look light and airy but the opposite is true. Dark and gloomy and very poor lighting. One small halogen light and a floor lamp. Beamed ceilings are mentioned but not how low they were. One of us is 6ft 4 ins and the other 5ft 2 ins. Both of us had to stoop to miss things, even my wife could touch the ceilings. Came home with a hunched back from stooping all of the time. The door to the glass lean to was only 5ft 2ins by 22 inches and banged heads were the order of the day. The staircase was very steep and had no handrail. A definite contravention of building regs there and should be addressed as a matter of urgency as you have to go on hands and knees to get up safely. Doors do not close properly with one bedroom door looking as if it had been chewed by a demented hamster. Towel rail in bathroom covered in rust so could not put towels on it. Called a period cottage it is very disappointing at over £200 per night. On the plus side the back garden was lovely and safe enough to let our two small Papillon dogs roam. Plenty of hot water and the bed was comfortable. Lastly check out time was supposed to be 10am but on entry the first thing noticed was an order to vacate by 9.30am and to take our rubbish with us. We left the night before. David

    Reviewed by David1.9May 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week at Blease Garth but that really is due to just being in the lakes."

    We have stayed in the lakes for the last 30 years. This cottage needs to be listed as small with very small doorways etc. Kitchen very well equipped but the place needs a little bit of decorating (paint peeling off walls/woodwork etc is not a good look on a rental property). The conservatory does add a lovely touch and is a great place to sit and reflect on the walks we had done whilst over looking the lovely garden.

    Reviewed by Mandy3.4Apr 2022

  • "We had a very nice and relaxing stay at Blease Garth and will be rebooking."

    I agree with other guests that the main bedroom should be swapped with the twin room (may be consider bunk beds or small double bed) and make it the bigger bedroom but this would not put me off staying again. Found it very well equipped and the conservatory and garden were a fabulous bonus.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely old world cottage which was very warm and cozy."

    Great location and scenery. A few tweaks would make it superb: the boiler would fire up in the early hours waking me up as its in the smaller bedroom with the double bed. I did try turning thermostat down all the time but it made no difference. You cannot run a bath, not even a small one, the water goes cold. This should be in the listing. It would make sense to have the larger bedroom as a master with superking zip lock beds and the smaller room as a small twin. As it is the small double bed is too tiny, I couldn't imagine 2 adults sharing it. Plus if only 2 people were staying it would solve the boiler noise problem!

    Reviewed by Marnie3.8Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay, but that was more to do with what we did than the cottage, it needs some serious investment, it could be lovely."

    There was no starter pack of logs, just an empty bag, rusty fittings in the bathroom, not enough hot water for a bath, had to boil kettle! Only one wine glass! No control over heating. Didn't really like having gas bottles changed while we were out as they have to go through the cottage to do that. Previous complaints not listened to, ie plastic bags stuffed above doorway. No dinner trays, minor but irritating, we knew no washing machine but again irritating, the whole place needs to be overhauled. Beds though were comfy, conservatory should be rebuilt. I say again we enjoyed our stay overall but it was our least favourite cottage since we have been coming to the lakes.

    Reviewed by Nicholas2.5Jan 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at Blease Garth."

    Cottage was perfect and in a beautiful spot. Especially liked the sun room. Beds comfy, kitchen well equipped. Shower was powerful and large secure garden. Have no complaints at all. Threlkeld is a lovely village, with walks straight from the front door. Both high and low level. Would definitely recommend this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Close enough to Keswick - about an hour walk or a 10 minute bus which stops a couple of minute walk from the property. Very clean & well equipped. Lovely big enclosed garden which was great for dogs. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Dec 2021

  • "A charming and quaint cottage in a wonderful little village."

    We love Threlkeld. We found Blease Garth very clean for dog friendly accommodation, although guests need to be aware that the floors are uneven (both upstairs and down) and some doors are very small so require some ducking and stooping, this really adds to the charm but is not great for you back and posture. The property does need an outside light on the front as we did tend to go out every evening and walking on the path and drive was precarious at night. Also a small key ring on the house key would be useful as I did worry that I would lose the key, even when leaving the key on the window sill in the porch at night - easily lost without a key ring. Finally the double bed would be better to not have a footboard: when you have to get out of bed in the night from the side nearest the window and sidestep round, there were many times I caught my pyjama shorts. Also a bed without a footboard would make the room look bigger. Overall we had a nice stay and thought the cottage was very charming.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.1Dec 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great position in Threlkeld, close to amazing walks, 2 good pubs and only 5 minutes drive to Keswick."

    The cottage is a very old building so it is ‘rustic’, but we like it. There are a couple of maintenance issues that would improve the cottage- bathroom- the bath side panel needs painting and there a couple of areas of damp but the shower is lovely and hot. The heating is a little temperamental but we managed fine. We spent all of our time in the lovely garden room, there is a portable heater so was lovely and toasty. The garden is fabulous but front and back needs a couple of hours attention. Overall, we would recommend.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was exactly what we were looking for - a traditional cosy Lakeland cottage in a great location with stunning views."

    We loved the log burner and the dog loved the garden. We hope to come back soon, thank you.

    Reviewed by Chris3.8Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was warm and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen."

    However, we found several issues and had to contact the property management company and Sykes. The boiler kept coming on throughout the night and disturbed our first 2 nights sleep. A plumber was sent who then explained how to override the system - information in the cottage said not to do this but it was the only way to get sleep! The garden was overgrown and littered with dog mess. It was clear that the grass had not been cut or the garden maintained for many weeks. Information in the cottage stated the gardener visited each Friday!!! We found an area above the entrance door to the kitchen was stuffed full of old carrier bags. We presume as insulation but not safe. There was black mould growing on the wall in the bathroom, the towel rail base was rusty, there was a broken tile at the bath and mould around the edges. The sink and bath plug had broken chains. The wardrobe in the twin room smelled strongly of damp and we could not store our clothes in it. There is no outside light and the entrance to the cottage is quite tricky with different levels, slabs and steps all which were uneven. The entry was also covered in weeds and overgrown grass.

    Reviewed by Kirsteen2.2Oct 2021

  • "The boiler appeared to be continuously firing up for most of the day and night."

    This is both incredibly energy wasteful and with the location of the boiler in the bedroom it meant sleep was often disturbed.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback after your recent stay. Apparently somebody had changed the hot water setting on the boiler to "continuous heating mode". We changed it back again and the boiler is now quiet at night! We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.4Jun 2021

  • "My husband is 6ft 3inch."

    It had mentioned some low beams in the details. However it was not just the odd beam he had to duck. He could not walk across either the lounge or the kitchen (which was most of the downstairs) without ducking. (Lucky he is easy going or this would have spoilt our holiday!) The details should make it clear that this property is not appropriate for someone of my husband's height. It would also be helpful to mention the footends on all of the beds which were also a problem for anyone tall. I am 5ft 6inch and only had to duck for the entrance to the conservatory. Apart from issues with the low ceilings the property was great, lovely views from the garden, tranquil setting and great location. One other point-the drive is only suitable for 2 small cars rather than for 2 cars as described.

    Reviewed by Lucy3.8Jun 2021

  • "It would be a good idea if you put a sponge or similar on the low door into the conservatory."

    despite the warning we kept bumping our heads the cleaner should check that the batteries were working on things like the clock

    Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Customer feedback is very important to help us continually improve our standards. We have passed your comments onto the owner and housekeeper. Thank you once again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.4May 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor modern bathroom with walk-in shower, sink and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with wood-burning stove
  • Sunroom
  • Central heating and hot water provided by an environmentally friendly air source heat pump.Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Private parking for 2 small cars
  • Large enclosed garden
  • Two small to medium size dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Village hall cafe and two pubs are only a few minutes stroll
  • Note: This character cottage dates back to the early 1800s; therefore some ceilings are low, floors may be uneven, and stairs slightly steep; please consider this when booking
  • Note: There is no washing machine or ironing board at this property

The property

Nestled in the beautiful village of Threlkeld close to vibrant Keswick. Blease Garth is a charming Lakeland cottage with traditional features and a welcoming feel. Step through a traditional porch and into the open plan ground floor with oak beams, wooden flooring and log burning stove.

The pretty green kitchen is complemented by a round social dining table and traditional window seats with views to the surrounding Lake District countryside.

A bright conservatory provides additional space to relax after a busy day walking on the fells.

A spacious family bathroom completes the ground floor.

Head upstairs for two comfortable bedrooms; one presented as a double and one as a twin.

Please note the property does not contain a washing machine, dishwasher or ironing board.

Due to the age of the property, the floors may be uneven and the stairs are steep.

Outside, guests can enjoy a peaceful and spacious garden and parking is provided for two cars. The pretty village of Threlkeld dates back more than 800 years and there are two historic Lakeland pubs – The Sally Inn and The Horse and Farrier.

From your doorstep, you can enjoy spectacular walks through the valley of St John's in the Vale.

A short drive will take you to the popular village of Keswick Explore the popular twice weekly market, browse art galleries and gift shops or relax over a delicious evening meal in one of the many fine restaurants.

Celebrate a special occasion with tickets to Keswick’s beautiful theatre, which sits on the shores of Derwentwater.

Some of the Lake District’s most famous walks start from Keswick including Cat Bells, and boat trips run throughout the year across spectacular Derwentwater. With a tranquil base close to the popular town of Keswick, Blease Garth is the perfect retreat for families and friends.

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About the location


Keswick 3.8 miles; Watermillock 11.9 miles; Ambleside 16.3 miles.

The charming village of Threlkeld is just to the east of Keswick in the Northern Lakes. The steep sided Blencathra looms over Threlkeld village, a popular starting point for walking the mountain. Threlkeld's history reaches back more than 800 years; the Romans were here from the 3rd to the 8th century, followed later by the Norse. In the village the church dates back to 1578 and there are two pubs that first opened their doors in 1688.
Though only a few miles outside Keswick, the village is tranquil and unspoilt with great views of Blencathra and the Helvellyn range.

babies welcome

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas