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Derwent Cottage

(Ref. 1120894)

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Derwent Cottage."

    The property is in a great location and very handy for Fitz Park and the town centre. Parking could be busy but we always managed to get a space on the same street or one nearby. The house itself is well equipped, modern and clean. Tea, coffee, UHT milk and biscuits were provided along basic cleaning supplies for the kitchen/dishwasher. The storage in the garden and outdoor hose were great for the bikes. Please note the staircase up to the second floor bedrooms is narrow and there is no toilet on that level - did not cause an issue for us. The main bathroom is huge and lovely shampoo, conditioner and body wash were provided. We would happily stay here again.

    Thanks very much for the feedback, it’s much appreciated . We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and liked the cottage and hope you will visit again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent accommodation which is very well placed for all of the town's amenities."

    The owner of the property made sure that everything was available and comfortable. I would definitely return to the property if I am back in the Lake District and would recommend it to anyone seeking a relaxing stay.

    Thanks for the positive feedback, it’s great to know you might come again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Mar 2024

  • "This was our second stay at this excellent property which is perfectly situated for our needs."

    The only criticism being that on our arrival we could not access the keys from the key safe with the key code provided. On contacting the key holder Kim she provided us with the correct key code and seemed surprised that we had not been informed by Sykes as they had had the same problem the week before.

    We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and apologise for the confusion over the key code which has now been sorted Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "Excellent stay at an excellent cottage."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Nov 2023

  • "Comfortable and well-equipped property in a great location for exploring the Lake District."

    Some good walks from the cottage itself and easy access to town and bus station. We would certainly return to use it again.

    Reviewed by Trudi5.0Oct 2023

  • "Property is extremely well situated, spacious and well appointed."

    However on arrival there were obvious issues in relation to the cleanliness of the property. 1. Within the oven there were left over cooked tacos on a baking tray. 2. Foodstuffs leftover in the cutlery basket. 3. Dirty unwashed mugs left in the dishwasher. 4. Touchscreen functions on the cooker / grill were covered in fingerprints and clearly hadn't been wiped down / cleaned. 5. There was a lot of dog hair especially on the couches. (Appreciate this is a dog friendly property however have stayed in multiple dog friendly properties without this issue) Two days into our stay the washing machine also broke down. We were advised two days later that the machine was broken and wouldn't be repaired / replaced while we were there. One of these issues alone I would have likely overlooked however all together made for a less than ideal break. I did contact the property management on arrival and explained the issues around the cleanliness of the property to which they apologised and advised they could sent out another cleaning team the following day. We arrived in the evening so this wasn't really any use as we had to prepare food and sorted the cleaning ourselves. Leftover food in the oven is just totally unacceptable. I realise these issues are largely out of control of the owners and it's the cleaning company contracted that have let them down so this is not a personal attack on the owners or the property itself. I'm just annoyed given the price we paid. We have stayed in Keswick is similarly priced properties and also cheaper properties and never encountered cleanliness issues. I have also tried containing Sykes directly to report these issues, promises of callbacks have been made and so far nothing. Not only would I not stay at this property again I will not be using Sykes again.

    It is clear the cleaning was not upto the usual standard on this occasion and we sincerely apologise for that. Obviously the cooker and oven have been ‘missed’ in the clean and the residual dog hair has not been cleaned thoroughly enough. We have discussed this episode at length with the management company and obtained reassurances that this is a ‘one off’ incident and remedial action has been taken. The management company are on hand to deal with any incidents which arise. In this they responded positively and would willingly have sent another cleaning team to remedy the situation but the offer was declined. The failure of the washing machine could not have been foreseen and unfortunately it was not possible to arrange a replacement in the short time frame. Again, we apologise for the inconvenience caused to the guest. A new machine has since been fitted. Derwent Cottage is maintained to a high standard as evidenced by previous reviews. We regret the disappointing experience of this guest and will strive to ensure there is no repetition. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard2.5Sep 2023

  • "Excellent holiday accommodation, homely with modern facilities and plenty of kitchen equipment."

    Minus points are: rear gate is heavy and scraping the ground making it very difficult to open (to put out rubbish) and upstairs shower door slides out of track if not careful. Other than these minor points a great place to stay

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Sep 2023

  • "Quite simply the best cottage we have stayed in in the 10 years we have been coming for our summer holidays to the Keswick convention."

    Beautifully comfortable beds, a kitchen I would like to take home with me, lovely living spaces and 2 beautiful bathrooms. And if nice weather a lovely courtyard garden with seating. Great communication from Kim who manages the property. We would love to stay here again, but would prefer a Saturday to Saturday let.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Lots of living space and nice touches like the welcome pack, biscuits and coffee and tea. Incredibly clean and nice outside space which gets the sun until the evening. Very central for town and fitz park.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Highly recommend staying in Derwent cottage, very clean,tidy, high spec finish, ..."

    Highly recommend staying in Derwent cottage, very clean,tidy, high spec finish, very local to keswick centre, parking was OK

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved our week long stay in this property."

    It is very spacious and homely and has everything you need! This was my first holiday with my newborn son and I would say the property is extremely family friendly. Only a 5 minute walk into Keswick and situated next to a gorgeous park! Would 100% recommend and hope to stay again in the future!

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7May 2023

  • "Spacious, comfortable property close to all amenities."

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely house: clean and fresh."

    We found everything we needed. Excellent location for park, town and lake. Keswick is the perfect place for a holiday with a fur baby - she was welcome everywhere.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay here at the start of December."

    The cottage is well placed being a 5 minute walk into Keswick. The house was clean and tidy with great facilities. The only down side was that a previous party had sadly damaged the wood burning fire so we weren't able to use it as there was no glass which was a shame. However, the rest of our stay was great. We would definitely be back as there is plenty to do around Keswick.

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.7Dec 2022

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request), 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor 4 ft single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and wine cooler
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • High chair and travel cot available upon request (guests must supply the bedding)
  • Roadside parking to the front of the cottage
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture and secure bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There is a supplement of £30.00 per dog

The property

Positioned close to the lively centre of Keswick is this stone-built terraced property, Derwent Cottage.

Spread over three floors, this attractive abode welcomes families eager to escape to the Lake District, with beautiful scenery and charming attractions in every direction.

Allow yourself to fall deep into the plush sofa as you listen to the crackle of the woodburning stove, before gathering at the dining table to plan out your upcoming activities for the next few days.

Head on through to the fully-fitted kitchen, complete with a range of integrated appliances amongst sleek worktops and units, here you can rustle up home-cooked meals for all to enjoy.

Climb to the first floor and discover the master bedroom, housing a generous super-king-size bed and benefitting from a light and airy aspect due to a tall window, while across the hall rests a fresh bathroom, perfect for rounding off your evenings with a relaxing soak.

Climb another set of stairs to reach the final bedrooms, offering a double and a single, both enjoying homely furnishings and Velux windows with views of Catbells and Skiddaw.

To the exterior there is a small enclosed courtyard where you can sit out and enjoy the fresh air whilst sipping on your morning coffee, before heading into the town to find the ingredients for a hearty breakfast.

Twice a week, Keswick market is open and sells a selection of local food and gifts, while there are also a number of delightful shops and eateries to take advantage of.

Grab your walking gear and relish in a challenging walk up the Mountain Peak of Skiddaw, whilst those history buffs will love exploring the ruins of Castlerigg Stone Circle and the charming Keswick Museum.

After completing all the in area, venture to the popular locations of Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere, where you can enjoy a wealth of interesting shops and attractions or hop on board a Windermere steamer and enjoy a circular voyage of England’s largest lake!

A stay at Derwent Cottage promises adventure, all-year-round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location

KESWICK

Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 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 Catbells, 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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter