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Blease Garth

Threlkeld, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041278)

3.7

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "In the lakes I expect a certain standard of property; Blease garth is little better than a hovel."

    On my return home, I checked what we had paid for it and could not believe, we paid practically £1000 for our week. I wish I had taken photos now. Cleanliness - I've marked it down but it will be impossible to make this look clean without a complete redecoration. You could try washing the covers in the lean-to. Bathroom - horrible with paint peeling off everywhere. All crome 'furniture' is rusting. Kitchen - awful. The wooden, sink counter top is disgusting and needs replacing with some other material you can wipe. The floor mat is appallingly stained & dirty. Twin room - matresses are both awful and need replacing. Garden - is full of weeds (I don't suppose the cleaner knows a weed from anything else) and if it was my property I'd get professionals in to blitz the weeds and remove the ash tree which if left to grow will take all the light.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 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 RebeccaJun 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 TimMay 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 DavidMay 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 MandyApr 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 SarahApr 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 MarnieFeb 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 NicholasJan 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 DianneJan 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 OliviaDec 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 HayleyDec 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 DawnNov 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 ChrisOct 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 KirsteenOct 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 JeremyJun 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 LucyJun 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 MichaelMay 2021

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor double, 1 x first floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating, with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, 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
  • Shop and pub are a few minutes stroll
  • Note: This character cottage dates back to early 1800s therefore the ceilings are low, floors may be uneven, and stairs slightly steep with no handrail; please consider this when booking
  • Note: There is no washing machine, dishwasher 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

THRELKELD

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.

Region Information

babies welcome

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas