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Derwent Cottage

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Blencathra, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice cottage with a great setting and view, good and simple inside."

    Everything you need for a great holiday! We will come back.

    Reviewed by Klaas4.1Oct 2023

  • "Basic cottage but suited my purpose perfectly."

    Fabulous location for walking with my dog. Very handy for Keswick. Red squirrel and an array of birds to watch. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Oct 2023

  • "We loved this little cottage."

    Everything we needed there. Beds were so comfortable and slept like a log! Beautiful views. Loved watching the birds and red squirrels in the garden. We just felt so comfortable and relaxed there. Even on a rainy day we just watched the skies and mountains. You couldn’t beat being that close to Blencathra. We definitely hope to come back!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "I loved this property and felt very calm after the week's stay."

    It was unusually warm weather with temperatures of around 26 deg daily, so the woodland setting provided welcome cover from the hot sun and good views between the trees. If you want to climb mountains, particularly Blencathra, this is the place for you with a footpath two minutes walk away. Me and my little Cockapoo did six walks, including Blencathra TWICE and didn't use the car for the whole stay. We walked into Keswick on one occasion and got the bus back. Derwent View is a simply furnished cottage - the absence of posh furniture, a tiny TV, and no washing machine should not detract from the enjoyment. I would recommend bringing bird/squirrel food as there is a feeder and red squirrels abound (also a 'resident' pheasant which jumped onto the bird table!) as well as birds, mostly chaffinches, robbins, nuthatches and blue tits when I was there.) There is a pleasant walk into the village via Westcoe, which avoids the main road. If you bring some pegs you can do a bit of washing as there is a washing line at the property. A delightful, quiet holiday place and dark at night as no light pollution.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Sep 2023

  • "We did enjoy staying in the property until we realised there was a mouse also staying there."

    I was very disappointed by the treatment I received from Sykes. The property was uninhabitable because there was mice yet Sykes did nothing to provide me, a dog and a 5 month old baby somewhere to stay for the night. In the end I had to drive 2 hours back home after a stressful time trying to pack up on my own with my daughter screaming the whole time and then drive back to Keswick early the next morning for work when I was already exhausted from being up every night due to my baby teething. I was only offered a refund on one night’s stay and don’t think this is at all good enough. When I asked for a manager from Sykes to ring me this did not happen (I waited till 5 before driving home) and we were effectively left homeless for the night.

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    Reviewed by Hannah1.6Jul 2023

  • "A pretty cottage in a beautiful setting but spoilt by the lack of comfort."

    The sofa was sagging and uncomfortable and the decor was bland, cold and unwelcoming. The shower was only lukewarm and the basin hot tap no more than a trickle. Such a shame because with a little TLC this could be a cosy little haven in wonderful countryside.

    Reviewed by David2.5Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is in a stunning, quiet, location with fantastic views."

    It could do with a bit of TLC (bathroom and kitchen blinds don’t close, sofas sagging) and a deep clean to remove dust webs around the ceilings! Nothing major just little things to make it 5*. The cottage is very well equipped and the bed is comfortable. The visiting array of birds and red squirrels were great to watch so bring some bird food for the table. Overall we had a great time and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Christina3.4May 2023

  • "Absolutely love this property - perfect location if you want to escape from everything."

    Loved sitting having breakfast whilst watching the red squirrels outside and the birds!! If you like modern trappings this maybe isn’t the place for you - is very clean though (although comfort could be improved - mattresses are on the uncomfortable side). Great location to walk through northern lakes - barely used our car once we were there. Loved it so much this was our second visit.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location overlooking the valley and fells beyond, and we had a lovely view from the lounge window."

    The interior was of a reasonable standard and fairly comfortable, but their were some faults. The hot water tap in the bathroom was no more than a trickle and the heater was inadequate. The heaters in the other rooms were OK if you turned up the temperature, but it would have been helpful if we could have been provided with a little coal and tinder to start the fire going on arrival. Also our reception on arrival was not as expected. We arrived after 4pm but there was no-one around to meet us, the office was closed and there was no answer from the telephone numbers given in the info. We had to wait for someone to appear from the centre who then alerted another gentleman who located the key from the office. A better system for key collection is needed. If we need to phone in advance that should be made clearer. Apart from all this we had a pleasant stay and would consider coming again.

    Reviewed by Ken2.8Apr 2023

  • "Really a very nice place to stay."

    Lots of wildlife to see straight iut the window. Red Squirells, chafinches, pheasents and even an owl! Good location, great access straight onto walking paths. The only thing that would make it better is if there was a washing machine so make sure you have plenty of clothing.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Apr 2023

  • "Good in general."

    Selling coal for fireplace was a nice touch. Polite and very helpful staff. Great location.

    Reviewed by Justyna4.7Mar 2023

  • "Location was fantastic, next to walks/ mountains, Blencathra up the road, fantastic views and very private, but decore was a bit old and tired , and without the fire lit it would have been a bit cold."

    Bathroom was cold. The high price was no doubt the location, but Id have expected more updated internal decor and furnishings for the price, and we were charged the same for 4 days as for 7. When I emailed Sykes cottages they never got back to me and difficult to get hold of on the phone.

    Reviewed by Jane2.8Feb 2023

  • "The housekeepers were very kind & helpful to us, especially when we were packing up to leave when one of us had a huge allergic reaction 10 mins before leaving."

    We are very grateful. They went over & above throughout our stay.

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Dec 2022

  • "We have stayed here 4 times previously and know exactly what we are getting which is good value for money."

    Possible improvements - more comfortable living room furniture - a shower that is better than just a dribble

    Reviewed by Mike4.1Oct 2022

  • "We had the most outstanding stay in such an idyllic setting just perfect clean cosy everything we needed very comfy large bed."

    We really hit on a little gem here and will certainly return next year and recommend to friends and family. Well done.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic location but the cottage contains tired decor, carpets and furniture that badly let it down."

    Reviewed by David1.9May 2022

  • "Loved the location of the cottage, able to walk straight into the national park and Keswick."

    Accommodation was exactly as expected, basic but clean. My only issues, not sure if there were clothes washing facilities which would have been useful, especially if walking over the fells, and comfort. The sofa and beds had definitely seen better days and weren’t comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1May 2022

  • "Living room furniture could be more comfortable, but great location and everything there that we needed."

    This was our second stay at Derwent View and we have already booked for next year (although we have noticed quite a price rise compared to Spring 2021)

    Reviewed by Mike3.8Sep 2021

  • "The location was perfect, we had amazing views and walks on our doorstep."

    The cottage was not clean and some of the furniture was not comfortable. The chest of drawers was broken and not useable.

    Reviewed by Paula3.1Sep 2021

  • "The only thing was the television was far far to small other than that everything was great."

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Aug 2021

  • "Our original booing was cancelled last minute and this cottage was not within expectations"

    Reviewed by Theresa2.5Aug 2021

  • "You need to make it clear the cottage is situated on the field study centre."

    The cottage itself needs a face lift but nevertheless the location is superb and we had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Eileen3.1Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was quite spacious and generally as expected and was good value for money."

    The skirting in the living room didn't look like it had been dusted in a while. My main criticism was that there were no pillow and duvet protectors, which in the present climate, would be welcome.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.4Jun 2021

  • "As active walkers this was a great location for exploring both Skiddaw and Blencathra straight from the cottage door (although it should be noted that the cottage was accessed at the end of a 2 mile or so steep narrow lane above Threlkeld and therefore not that close to the actual village pub etc)."

    Parking available outside the cottage. The cottage was rustic but well equipped. We would however point out that the electric radiators were only available in the kitchen, lounge and bedroom (which kept the rooms cosy) but none in the front hall or large bathroom (except a small towel rail) leaving those parts particularly cold (even though it was not during a cold period that we stayed). I think the heating would therefore struggle in much colder periods and make a stay much more challenging in terms of warmth. That said, it was a very comfortable and well presented cottage.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8May 2021

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with open fire
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Parking in allocated area
  • Secure bike storage
  • Garden with seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking

The property

Tucked away within a cluster of cottages on beautiful private grounds, Derwent Cottage is an attractive self-catering cottage proudly positioned amongst the breath-taking high fells of the northern Lake District.

An inviting dwelling with a warm and welcoming ambiance throughout, the cottage offers the ultimate retreat for couples seeking an escape to the Cumbria countryside.

Inside, a restful living/dining room offers a dine spot to map out your upcoming adventures in the Lake Disrict as you snuggle close together on the plush sofa and watch flames flicker within the open fire.

There’s also a well-appointed kitchen hosting all the essential appliances, sure to inspire some tasty home cooking throughout your stay.

A gorgeous king-size bedroom can be transformed into two singles upon request and is served by a bright and airy bathroom that provides guests with the option of a refreshing morning rinse or a relaxing soak in the bathtub.

Outside, a charming garden is the perfect space to embrace your tranquil surroundings as you delight in a refreshing cold beverage and breath in the crisp countryside air.

With so much adventure right on your doorstep, Derwent Cottage is a superb choice for your next romantic getaway to the Lake District.

This property can be booked with Latrigg, Borrowdale and Castlerigg, together they sleep 11.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas