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South View

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Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our stay at the apartment."

    Beautifully positioned and kitted out.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2023

  • "As before, an excellent property."

    Quite the best we’ve stayed in in the Lake District. Exceptionally well appointed. Just to mention the large frying pan didn’t seem to work on the induction hob.

    Many thanks for your comments, we are delighted to know that you enjoy staying at South View. Thank you for also mentioning that the large frying pan didn't work on the hob. We have now replaced it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thank you for providing such a well-equipped, highly-appointed, comfortable and spacious accommodation."

    The gardens are beautifully kept and setting idyllic. We have booked a return stay next year.

    Thank you for your comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at South View. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Verna5.0May 2023

  • "If you are looking for a quiet retreat South View is that place."

    We had such a fantastic week stay there and the gardens are so beautiful. The house is very well equipped, in fact it is one of the best ones. And we have stayed in quite a few Sykes cottages. Would highly recommend this place 10/10. Will definitely be coming back.

    We are glad you enjoyed your time at South View and thank you for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2023

  • "A really comfortable and well equipped property in a quiet location with lovely views."

    We are delighted you found the apartment comfortable and enjoyed the views. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely and clean, spacious and comfortable We will definitely return and would recommend"

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at South View. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Oct 2022

  • "In almost all respects this is a perfect property."

    The accommodation is faultless and by and large everything we needed was provided. Just two minor points: the waste bin was not lined with a bag and there was very little washing up liquid. We bought our own bin liners. I know this is not the fault of the owners but we were disappointed that there was no opportunity to segregate our refuse as we did at home.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad that you found most aspects of South View to your liking. We are extremely sorry for the couple of minor oversights you mention and have asked our housekeeper to make sure that these items continue to be provided in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Sep 2022

  • "Excellent and spacious accommodation."

    Many thanks for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a beautifully maintained, spacious and exceptionally well located apartment."

    The views are outstanding and the rooms spacious and comfortably furnished to a high standard. The gardens are lovely (and peaceful outside of school holidays!). The kitchen is very well appointed and with every gadget a keen amateur cook could wish for. It is also well stocked with toys, games and books and tourist info. Highly recommended!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed South View. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2022

  • "A truly wonderful property in a beautiful location, quiet and peaceful, yet just minutes from Keswick and convenient for getting around the Lake District."

    The apartment is extremely spacious, elegant, and tastefully furnished with the most wonderful views from its large living room, terrace and grounds. It offers period charm with all mod cons, especially in the kitchen which is comprehensively stocked. Everything was immaculately clean, providing a comfortable and welcoming base for a Lakeland holiday. We loved everything about it.

    We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fabulous property."

    Very well appointed kitchen. Comfy beds, beautiful bathrooms, warm throughout the property, fantastic large lounge with space to relax and enjoy the wonderful views. Plenty of books, games, puzzles and DVDs and a chess set. Nothing was wanting. Would highly recommend this property and hope to return again one day.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2022

  • "This was a return visit and we really like this apartment."

    However, as with last year, we felt that the cleaning left something to be desired. It seems as though the cleaner cleans the bits he/ she can see but does not go the extra mile. This year the sofa in the sitting room was covered in toast crumbs ( you wouldn’t notice unless inspected properly as it is patterned). We also had to hoover the rug ourselves before being able to start a jigsaw, as the rug was dirty! Neither bedroom had been dusted properly, only a cursory dust along edges etc. In the bathrooms it seemed as though they had been mopped without first being swept, as behind the doors there were patches of wet scum/dust. It is such a shame because it’s such a cosy place to stay with amazing views. These comments would not stop us returning again but it takes the edge off a lovely stay.

    Owner response: Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We do endeavor to make South View as comfortable as possible for our visitors and are naturally very disappointed by your findings. I have spoken to our housekeeper and she will address these matters with our cleaner. On her advice, we have arranged to replace the vacuum cleaner with one which is more flexible and easier to handle. We will also reinstate our periodic inspection visits which we regret have been curtailed this year, due to our personal circumstances, and the pandemic. If you should return to South View and do not find everything as you (and we) expect, do please contact our housekeeper as soon as possible so that any issues can be promptly address so as not to detract from your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne-marie3.4Sep 2021

  • "Another fantastic stay at Southview - a wonderful apartment in a fantastic location - can't wait to come back."

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Aug 2021

  • "A beautiful, well equipped apartment with fantastic views."

    We will be planning a return visit to South View, as most of the visitors do.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2021

  • "The location was perfect for our stay."

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Jul 2021

  • "Equipment etc were first class."

    Mr CollinsDec 2019

  • "The luxury of relaxing by the window while surveying the spectacular view is a great memory!"

    Back again soon!

    Mr BristelDec 2019

  • "Wonderful apartment with superb views."

    We have had a great week of walking and wildlife watching! Thank you to all!

    AnonymousDec 2019

  • "Stayed with Heart of the Lakes many times before, we love this property!"

    We have booked to come back in a months time!

    AnonymousDec 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.


  • Reverse-level-accommodation
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x lower-ground-floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x lower-ground-floor twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Lower-ground-floor utility room
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Night store heating and gas fire
  • Electric built-in oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, stereo, TV with DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Private parking for one car
  • Use of communal gardens with terrace, lawned area and pond
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

Resting in tranquil private grounds on the outskirts of Keswick town, is this charming duplex apartment.

Boasting panoramic vistas of the encompassing lakes and mountains, South View is an idyllic base for a relaxing retreat to the Lake District National Park, at any time of year.

The kitchen/diner has been beautifully decorated with sophisticated tiled flooring and wonderful white cabinets, as well as hosting a sea of contemporary appliances such as an electric built-in oven, a hob and a dishwasher, helping you to whip up some tasty family meals for all to enjoy whilst gathered at the charming oak dining table.

Across the way, a grand yet welcoming sitting room offers a lovely light space to rest and recuperate, as you put your feet up on the floral fabric sofa or curl up into one of the plush armchairs and keep warm from the heat of the traditional gas fire.

Venture downstairs to the lower-ground-floor and discover a well-designed utility room and two spacious bedrooms comprised of a king-size with an en-suite shower room, and a twin with an en-suite bathroom.

You can also enjoy views of the encompassing countryside from the well-maintained communal gardens, as you delight in a relaxing stroll along the lawns.

Head into the centre of Keswick and indulge in a hearty breakfast at one of the many local cafés before taking a tour of the Derwent Pencil Museum, or admiring the quirky exhibitions of Puzzling Place.

Continue along the River Greta to the Keswick Museum, or cross the Derwentwater to the Lingholm Estate and experience an animal encounter like never before with Alpacaly Ever After.

Explore the English Heritage site of Castlerigg Stone Circle or set about on one of the thrilling hiking routes to the summit of Blencathra for sweeping views of the fells.

Head north to the Cumbrian manor of Mirehouse and Gardens or venture down to Lake Windermere and uncover exciting attractions such as Wray Castle, Hill Top and the popular World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

Slightly further afield the town of Penrith makes for a fun day out, with historical landmarks such as the 14th century ruins of Penrith Castle and the Penrith and Eden Museum offering something for everyone.

For an unforgettable stay in Cumbria, choose South View as your fantastic base.

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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