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Oak House

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house with everything you could need for a comfortable stay."

    It was great to arrive at a warm house, which has not been our experience with other properties.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "This house is amazing."

    So many facilities, really well thought out! The street can be bad for parking but once the weekend is over you have your pick of spots. Would highly recommend this cottage to everyone

    Dear Danielle, Thank you for your kind feedback. We’re delighted you enjoyed your stay at Oak House. We also appreciate your advice about parking - you’re right it can get busy at the weekends. If you stay again, there is a car park just around the corner at The Convention Centre on Skiddaw Street. This is very convenient and tickets can be purchased online at Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes, Gill, Steven and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely house, very comfortable and tastefully decorated."

    The 4 toilets are amazing when travelling with a group! We really enjoyed our stay and have recommended the property to our friends, some of whom have booked already!

    Thank you for your feedback and kind words! We are delighted you had a lovely stay, and thank for you recommending us to your friends. We are also very happy that you appreciated the number toilets :) (when we renovated the property we were adamant there needed to be at least one toilet on every floor - no one wants to be running desperate upstairs or queuing). Enjoy the rest of the summer, and we look forward to welcoming you back at Oak House soon. From Gillian, Steve & Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mairi5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Thank you. We enjoyed our stay.

    We’re delighted you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you back at Oak House soon. Best, Gillian, Steven & Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Accommodation outstanding ,comfortable and every facility , 10 mins walk from middle of Keswick."

    Thank you for your kind words. We’re so happy you enjoyed your stay at Oak House, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Gillian, Steven & Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable House."

    Effective power showers. Back yard patio could have been swept and couple nice potted plants out there or hanging baskets to make it more appealing as weather very hot we ate outside there 3 evenings. Parking was less of a problem than we anticipated as we could always get a space nearby for our 2 cars. Don’t sleep at front of house if you value your sleep as very noisy disturbances from people walking by on way back from Keswick nightlife most nights .

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re delighted that you found the house comfortable, and that parking was ok. How fantastic that you had hot weather, but sorry to read our backyard wasn’t as clean as it should be, we’ll certainly address that. And we totally agree on the plants - it’s just a nightmare to find a reliable gardener, but we will keep trying! We’re sad you didn’t get good sleep at the front- usually it is a peaceful street with good windows - so will keep an eye on this for future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.8May 2023

  • "Beautiful house very well presented with everything you could possibly need/want in a self catering property and more!"

    Lots of space and well laid out all in good condition and well cared for. Really comfy beds everyone agreed on that! Great position for getting out on walks or getting into town, no need to use car. Parking is on street but not a problem (we are used to that at home anyway). Nicely decorated and great bathrooms my daughter was in her element with the master bedroom with ensuite - felt like royality for the week!

    What lovely feedback! We’re always happy to read guests enjoyed the house and found it comfortable - especially that your daughter felt like royalty! Thank you so much for sharing, and we hope to welcome you back at Oak House soon. Best wishes, Gillian, Steven and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful house with everything you’d need for a holiday."

    The house was very clean with three beautiful bathrooms and was under a ten minute walk to Keswick centre. We had a great weekend!

    We are so glad you enjoyed the property and all the area had to offer. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauri5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable. Had a great time. Will stay again.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cool box and Nespresso machine were a great asset."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Feb 2023

  • "Our third visit to Oak House with adult family."

    Beautiful and comfortable home only five minutes from centre of Keswick. Plenty of space for eight people in a wonderfully cosy and warm dwelling. It was reassuringly familiar. Immaculately presented with every amenity needed. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great house with everything we needed for our family weekend away!"

    Great location. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jan 2023

  • "One of the best equipped kitchens we have stayed in."

    Lovely comfortable beds, great decor and just a delight to stay there. Loved every thing about Oak House. The location is perfect and the comfort of the house turned a rainy week in Keswick to a perfect week with friends.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jan 2023

  • "Have visited this cottage previously and the return visit did not disappoint."

    Ideally located and very comfortable for the whole family

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic House."

    I've stayed several times and always look forward to a return visit. The other friends in my group also loved it and said they would return themselves. Perfect stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "Oak House was outstanding, credit to the owners and your team, we all enjoyed ..."

    Oak House was outstanding, credit to the owners and your team, we all enjoyed our stay and hope to return in the near future

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Nov 2022

  • "An excellent property."

    Comfortable, very well equipped and decorated to a high standard. This was our second year at this property and the only reason we can't book for next year is that we will have a dog in the party otherwise I would have no hesitation in booking. The location is ideal as walking distance to the town centre.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Oct 2022

  • "Another week spent in the lovely Oak House."

    We have stayed here many times and will continue to do so. Steve and his family go the extra mile to make sure everyone has a perfect holiday home. We can fully recommend Oak House. It is a perfect stay for families and groups. The beds are lovely and comfortable and the new sofas are great. We look forward to the next time we are there. Thanks again Steve and family for your thoughtfulness and attention to detail.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful comfortable house."

    Lots of attention to detail. Perfect location. Have stayed here for 3 consecutive years. Would definitely stay again. Only negative is the huge (50% approx) rise in cost of renting the property since Sykes took over. Paid approx £1500 in 2021 but £2200 this year. A bit steep by any reckoning.

    Dear Claire, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us again, and for taking the time to share this feedback. We are always very honoured that you choose to stay with us for your breaks. Regarding the pricing, it is something we are very conscious of and we will share your comments with Sykes. We hope to welcome you back to Oak House again, and that you have a wonderful rest of the summer. Best wishes, Gill, Steven and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "5th or 6th year in Oak house Perfect family holiday base in Keswick"

    Dear William, Thank you so much for this lovely feedback, and for returning to book with us so regularly. With so many options to choose from we are really honoured you continue to choose to stay with us. Plus, it makes us happy to know that we are helping families like yours have a great base to enjoy the wonderful Lake District. We hope to welcome you back to Oak House again soon and enjoy the rest of the summer until then. Best wishes, Gill, Steven and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2022

  • "This property has been modernised to include extra bathrooms and fitted to a high standard."

    It is in a very convenient location and parking, whilst on the street was never a great issue. The area is very quiet and there was no noise at night. The bed linen and towels were of high quality. The property was immaculate and very clean. It could benefit from blackout blinds in the bedrooms as Venetian blinds are hopeless at keeping out the light. Although there are beds for eight, the ground floor is too small for eight to be comfortable, particularly the kitchen. Taking out a cupboard for an extra fridge would be helpful. Having said this, most people probably eat out a lot in Keswick so it would not be a problem. We had dry, sunny weather and enjoyed a fantastic week of outdoor activities.

    Dear Sandra, We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a detailed review, and we’re so delighted you enjoyed your holiday. And that you were so lucky with the weather!! Sunshine is always a bonus! We have noted your comments on the house and will look to action what we can - particularly the blackout blinds, and the additional fridge - as you are right, they would help make the house that little extra bit more comfortable. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we hope to welcome you back at Oak House again. Best wishes, Gillian, Steven and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Jun 2022

  • "Sofas were a bit too soft for my liking."

    I loved the house though.

    Dear Alison, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very happy you loved Oak House. Regarding the sofa, we've taken note of your comments and will have a check and see if they need replacing. We appreciate that you took the time to tell us. Have a lovely summer, and we hope to welcome you back at Oak House soon. Best wishes, Gillian, Steven and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jun 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay lovely property with many home comforts."

    A walking distance to most places shops walks etc. Only thing missing could do with a set of table and chairs to the back yard so you could sit out.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.1May 2022

  • "Second visit."

    Comfortable, Cosy and close to The centre. Great springboard to the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very clean, comfortable and well equipped overall."

    Excellent property. Very minor scrubs in some areas and on furnishings. Added bonus of tv facilities in 2 bedrooms that were not mentioned but a surprise. Welcome packs well recieved. More spacious than shown on the listings.Would stay again

    Dear Neil, Thanks so much for your kind words, and we're delighted you enjoyed our property and would like to stay again. We’re also really grateful for you highlighting the "minor scrubs”, which will now be gone very soon! We want Oak House to be of the highest standard, and feedback like this helps ensure we don’t miss any issues. Many thanks again for choosing Oak House, we we look forward to welcoming you back one day soon. Best wishes, Gillian, Steve and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great Holiday,fantastic accommodation,well done Stephen."

    We will definitely return,Thank you,Pete &Diane.

    Dear Pete & Diane, Thank you so much for sharing this lovely feedback! It makes our day to hear that our guests have had a fantastic break at Oak House. Many thanks for choosing Oak House, and we look forward to welcoming you back one day soon. Best wishes, Gillian, Steve & Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2022

  • "Oak House is an excellent property for groups\family get togethers."

    It is well resourced with good supplies of mugs, cutlery, plates and cooking equipment. We have stayed at Oak House many times and always look forward to returning. It is well placed to visit Keswick town and the many walks available from the door.

    Dear Angela, What lovely feedback! Thank you so much. We are so chuffed that you choose to stay with us often. It really is a compliment, one we don't take for granted as there are many other options available. Take care and hope to welcome you back to Oak House soon. Best wishes, Gillian, Steve and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jan 2022

  • "This was a beautiful, clean and well thought out house."

    We prepared Christmas dinner here and there was good quality knives, steamer and kitchen utensils. The only slight draw back was the size of the freezer and fridge given that it was Christmas and we were feeding 7 people. They had even decorated the house for Christmas. It made our Christmas very special with elderly parents.

    Dear Ruth, Thank you so much for your message, and we're delighted you and your family had a lovely Christmas at Oak House. We particularly appreciate the feedback on the kitchen equipment - we're glad it was all up to scratch - and you make a really good point about the fridge/freezer for Christmas. Going forward, we will have a think about how to provide extra space if we know lots of catering is happening. We’re really grateful you chose Oak House for your special holiday, and we hope to welcome you back one day soon. Hope you have a happy and healthy 2022. Best wishes, Gillian, Steven & Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Dec 2021

  • "A beautiful house very well furnished to a very high standard well situated in Keswick The only disappointment was we had requested a cot and a high chair and neither were there on our arrival."

    Dear Christine, Many thanks for sharing your feedback and we are delighted that overall you had a wonderful stay in Oak House. Of course, we are sorry to read about the issue with the cot and high chair, and can only apologise. They are available in Oak House but in a cupboard under the stairs, not out in the open. There is also a note in the house manual, but probably not clear enough. Unfortunately, we did not receive a message from Heart of the Lakes that you had requested them, or we would have got them out to make it easy to find. As soon as I read your feedback, I spoke to Heart of the Lakes to find out why we were not informed and learned that as a policy they do not pass on requests if an item is already available on the property. I have now asked that they always pass on any requests to us, even if an item is already available on the property, so we can make it very easy for our guests to find the things they need. So thank you for flagging this to us or we would not have been aware. We will also make it clearer in the guest manual too, and I have made a note to leave them out for your next stay with us. Thank you once again for sharing your feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Oak House soon. Take care and best wishes, Gillian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Dec 2021

  • "One of the best properties we have stayed in in the Lake District."

    Spotlessly clean and comfortable, this well equipped house is ideal for family gatherings. Thoughtful touches left by the owners were appreciated.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2021

  • "Superb property."

    Comfortable and well thought out. Couldn't have asked for more. Our best over 30 years of visiting the lakes.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Oct 2021

  • "We have stayed in Oak House many times and it remains one of favourite places to stay in the Lake District."

    However I am concerned that since Heart of the Lakes has been taken over by Sykes that the booking fee has risen sharply. This does not seem justified. I am also concerned that the cost of the accommodation has also risen sharply. I accept that costs are rising but feel that Sykes are profiteering from the situation. Heart of the Lakes was a lovely independent company, I hope that Sykes are not going to spoil this. Oak House is a lovely property, well cared for by the owners.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2021

  • "The key box number provided was incorrect but apart from that the accommodation was brilliant"

    Reviewed by D5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely house in a great location!"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2021

  • "I rang approx 2 weeks before the holiday to request a change in the makeup of the beds as one room has the option of being 2 single or 1 kingsize bed."

    This wasn’t done and meant we had to contact the owner to come over and change it the following day. Also, we have booked for next year as we like the property but the price has increased extortionately by £700, a 50% increase. Please can the rationale for this be explained?

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2021

  • "Have used this cottage before and have booked again."

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week at Oak House."

    The accommodation is first class and a real ‘home from home’. Extremely comfortable and immaculately clean. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2021

  • "Steven's property is wonderfully set up and decorated and supplied with all you'll need."

    It's in such a good location; close enough to the park and the town but away from the crowds. You can really see the care that has been taken to make it work for guests. I can assure you that it easily exceeded my wife's expectations - and that's not easy to do. We plan to be back if we can find a space in the calendar.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful, three storey home just a few minutes walk from the centre of Keswick This was our first post-lockdown holiday."

    Not everywhere was open but this allowed us to enjoy the backdrop and facilities in a quieter and more relaxed manner. The town may not have had many people but there was an abundance of young birds, some of whom were nesting in the hedge outside. A 4am wakeup call was not always welcome but the sound of mother sparrow and her fledglings was a delight to behold. Oak House was beautifully presented in tasteful colours. Very Farrow and Ball. It had all the facilities we needed. Four great, double bedrooms. Three bathrooms and a downstairs WC. The utility room was especially useful after long walks where we could leave our muddy boots without tracking through the immaculate home. There was even a very fancy device to heat up your walking boots, should you want to indulge. Parking was on street and we never had an issue - but it was a quiet time. We normally stay in Grasmere but would definitely return to Keswick. There is just so much on your doorstep. Also a fab E-bike rental firm that we used for our exploration around Derwent Water. We would love to return to Oak House next year.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2021

  • "We have stayed in Oak House several times and love it."

    It always lives up to our expectations and is so well equipped. Steve takes great care to ensure his guests have a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2020

  • "Oak House is exceptional."

    We have never stayed in better. In fact, if I won the Lottery I’d make the owners an offer they couldn’t refuse!

    Reviewed by Alan Forrester5.0Jul 2020

  • "A lovely Property, would recommend to friends, Thanks!"


    Mrs AndrewsDec 2019

  • "This is an excellent property, well maintained and well equipped."

    It is a pleasure to stay here.

    Miss DavisDec 2019

  • "Lovely property well located for the town centre but with many amazing walks from the doorstep."

    Mr HorseyDec 2019

  • "Beautifully done."

    Mrs MorganDec 2019

  • "Can't wait to return!"

    Mr EcclesDec 2019

  • "A beautiful well presented property with luxury finish."

    Property in excellent location.

    Mrs FlintDec 2019

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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.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x second-floor double (1x with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 1x double bedroom and 1x twin bedroom on third floor
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking available nearby
  • Patio with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Cot and high chair inc.

The property

Oak House is a beautifully renovated Victorian townhouse situated just a five-minute walk from the vibrant centre of Keswick and close to the stunning Derwentwater Lake.

Located nearby to all the amenities you need, this superb Keswick holiday property is sure to tick all the boxes for a wonderful stay with family, or perhaps a group of friends, in this luxury dwelling with a spacious feel.

Enter into the pretty hallway with Minton tiled floor reflecting the Victorian character of the house with stairs leading up four bedrooms and bathrooms.

Make yourself at home as you kick back and relax on the plush sofas, flicking on the impressive flat-screen TV as you keep toasty from the woodburning stove while catching up with your nearest and dearest.

Gather at the dining table to delight in a tasty feast, lovingly prepared in the cream shaker style kitchen with assistance from the handy electrical appliances and cooking utensils, providing all the essentials for a self-catered stay.

Once the evening draws to a close, retire to one of the four bedrooms, each containing plush beds draped in gorgeous linens with tasteful colour schemes completing the relaxing ambiance.

On the second floor there are two bedrooms, one double bedroom, enjoying a luxury en-suite shower room and a second double bedroom adjacent with a rear facing window.

On the third floor there is one double bedroom, located to the front of the property and a twin room to the rear Serving these charming dwellings are two family bathrooms, one with a freestanding bath and the other with a large shower with seat, providing plenty of space for all to get ready for the day ahead.

A small patio area can be found to the rear of the property and offers a relaxing spot to sit back with an evening drink after exploring the beauty of the North Lakes.

The shores of Derwentwater are close by where a launch cruise on the lake is a must, or book an exciting activity with Lake District Paddle Boarding, heading out on the waters with just a board beneath you!

Keswick is a year-round holiday destination with a good choice of shopping facilities that range from outdoor clothing retailers to independent gift shops as well as an outdoor market that sells local produce, arts and crafts and a celebrated selection of hot and cold foods to sample.

Learn about the heritage of this popular town at Keswick Museum or for something unique discover the Derwent Pencil Museum exploring the history of pencil manufacture with a café here too for an afternoon treat.

Be wowed by the optical illusions at Puzzling Place, a mind-bending creation with some fabulous and funny photo opportunities!

Walkers can delight in having a magnificent choice of peaks and fells to climb all around, including Skiddaw, Blencathra, Grisedale Pike and Grasmoor, with the views from the top well-worth the climb.

Make memories with your loved ones on an unforgettable stay at Oak House.

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

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About the location


  • 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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Sorry, no pets and no smoking.
Toilet ground floor, bath & ensuite middle floor, bath top floor

This property offers the following short breaks:

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