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Banks Place

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972417)


(30 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our 2nd visit a lovely cottage minutes from the town centre."

    Access is narrow for cars I always by a permit for the longstay carparks. One comment went to use the frying pan found it still had food left on it aswell as the spatula I presume it was from the previous people.but not checked by cleaner.this hasn't put us off from returning .

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "Nice and close to Keswick town centre."

    Lovely comfy bed. However, television didn’t work even though this had been reported in the guest book since November 2021! It was advertised as having a jacuzzi but only had a bath, even though it was a lovely deep one. The heating went off at approximately 9pm and was off during the day. There was no way of altering this - property is not double glazed so the property cooled quickly. There is a log burning stove but we did not want to get this going so late in the evening. The area around the outside of the property was very untidy and covered in weeds. In the photo there was a lovely wooden bench. Now there is a very scruffy dilapidated one. A microwave would have been helpful. Some of the cooking utensils had damaged handles. In conclusion, we were very disappointed with this property. We have stayed in Sykes cottages before and we have been extremely satisfied. We don’t think this property meets Sykes usual high standards.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2022

  • "A super cottage right in the heart of the town."

    Very clean, everything you need for your stay. Bed comfortable, shower great and the bath was fantastic for a soak after a long day walking. Perfectly placed for all the local walks and in the evening for bars and restaurants. The alley you drive down to gain access is extremely narrow so beware. We only just managed it in a medium sized car (ford Kuga)

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback Catherine. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and value the comments made. Hopefully you will return to Keswick in the future. Pam and Keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage right in the centre of Keswick, perfect for a couple."

    Being a cold February we unfortunately found the radiator in the living space downstairs to be inadequate, and the wood burner difficult to sustain over a period. Otherwise could have used a microwave. Overall we loved it despite the above criticism.

    Reviewed by LaurieFeb 2022

  • "Great little cottage really cozy and great location ..."

    Great little cottage really cozy and great location Parking is slightly complicated due to narrow access but once navigated is ideal

    Thank you for your positive feedback Lee. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Banks Place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeeNov 2021

  • "Excellent location in Keswick, parking space not easy to access with bigger car, as stated, but plenty of free street parking close by."

    Loved the bath, perfect relaxation after a day out,

    Thank you for your feedback Linda. A relaxing bath is just what's needed after a day out on the fells. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "The property is centrally located and hand for all attractions."

    It was very clean and comfortable but I had trouble with the stairs. I have dodgy knees and found them very steep and narrow. That’s down to my age though. The entrance to the parking is narrow , as described, but I got my Toyota Rav 4 in okay. The service from Sykes was excellent.

    So sorry you had trouble with the stairs John. They are very steep and narrow - its such an old cottage. I'm glad you received excellent service from Sykes and that the cottage was clean and comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "There was a musty smell in the lounge when we first arrived."

    The bedroom had 2 small single beds that were joined together and it was not comfortable at all with our feet hanging off the end. We did go to the Sykes office as soon as we arrived but they didn't really offer any help (they said the smell must be the cleaning products?!) I went to get a cushion from the bathroom cupboard and it was literally caked full of dust and was unusable. There was only one spare parking space which was full but parking was easy enough on one of the side streets a few minutes walk away. The location was great and it was right in the centre of town.

    Reviewed by NickyMay 2021

  • "Great little cottage very comfortable only feedback would be there was no parking and the water pressure in the cottage was really low which meant the shower wasn't great!"

    However the fact the owners left wood for the fire i thought was great i would definitely go back to this place! The bed was also really comfy! Thanks

    Reviewed by JillOct 2020

  • "Although the accommodation was very good Keswick is like the Blackpool of the ..."

    Although the accommodation was very good Keswick is like the Blackpool of the lakes totally gone down hill in the last 25+years myself and my dad have been coming up will not stay in this area of the lakes again we knew because of the current situation it was going to be difficult but nothing like we expected came home 3 days early will always come back but not to Keswick sorry keswick

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2020

  • "We had previously stayed at Banks Place though not in late February / early March."

    Although the cottage is in an excellent location there are several aspects of our stay which were unsatisfactory. There is no underfloor heating on the ground floor (as it says in your details), the logs for the fire were not 'kiln dried' and were in fact somewhat damp so they smouldered rather than burned (we do have a log burner so are used to the heat it can produce), it was not possible for us to access the Sonos sound system without a password,there was a strange collection of glasses (1 champagne/sherry flute, 1 wine glass) and the clock on the ground floor needs a battery or connecting to the electricity supply (the clock is large so you do tend to look at it and it is disconcerting when the time does not change!). As has been mentioned elsewhere, it would be useful to have a microwave - possibly instead of the coffee machine. Despite these negatives we had an excellent, relaxing break in Keswick and would consider returning to Banks Place if the points mentioned can be rectified.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfy bed and beautifully decorated."

    We were a little chill as the heating was timed to go off at 9pm and we were out dining getting back around 9ish. It took a while to get the log burner going- the wood was good quality but not seasoned so damp. November break so frosty evenings and mornings. Overall very happy and appreciated the character and age plus loved the location for local amenities.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2019

  • "Very nice cosy place."

    Multi fuel burner great for the evening/night chill.

    Reviewed by StuartOct 2019

  • "Cosy ,comfortable cottage enjoyed are stay."

    Another little arm chair wouldn't go amiss down stairs! We visited Whinlatter forest Park ( about 5miles away) lovely walks, St Bees on the coast , Whitehaven and of course several walks around Derwent Water even took in a rugby match at Keswick Rugby Club ( there is also a football team who plays at the back of Hope Park) Would definitely return to Banks Place!

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2019

  • "It’s a great location, unfortunately we could not use the jacuzzi bath tub because the stopper plug was not working properly."

    They did try to fix the issue with a drain plug, but unfortunately that did not solve the problem. It was one of the main reasons we chose this location so that was very disappointing. Also, the lack of a microwave makes it challenging to warm up a quick meal etc, but all in all it was a very convenient location so we ate out most nights.

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2019

  • "The cottage was perfectly placed and beautifully presented."

    We had such a lovely short break.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2019

  • "The cottage was placed superbly for us to walk into Keswick."

    Once we parked the car we used the local bus services to get to some beautiful places to walk and explore, there was a few minor issues with cottage like no area to prepare food , very tight entrance for parking but overall great stay thanks!!!

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2019

  • "Sadly this cottage had things missing which we normally expect in a self catering cottage/apartment, firstly and most important is that there was no MICRO WAVE or a tea pot in the kitchen, next the lack of no coat hooks near the front door or anywhere, and an indoor front mat for wiping feet would have been nice and finally no toilet roll holder, a free standing one would have been nice to have instead of having the roll on your lap."

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2019

  • "Perfect location, walking distance to everthing!"

    Lake, shops, buses, Theatre & cinema, walks all from front door. The Tourist Information Office in Moot Hall know all there is to know about their local area and spend time with you to ensure you get the most out of every day. The cottage is warm and cosy to return home to every evening.

    Reviewed by JillianApr 2019

  • "We weren’t unhappy, however there are several things we felt would be an improvement, for instance, a shelf or cabinet in the bathroom would be beneficial, hooks on the bathroom and bedroom doors would be useful."

    Giving the time of year it would have been nice to have the underfloor heating at our disposal, also the downstairs radiator was in affective, it was one of the coldest and wettest weekends of the year, these facilities are a necessity in the British Climate at Winter time. We also discovered they were ants in the living room/kitchen area, and on investigation they were coming in through gaps between the skirting and the flooring. The front and rear of the cottage certainly left a lot to be desired, household electrical goods to name but a few left lying there, if it had been a good weekend, you certainly wouldn’t want to spend any time out there.

    Reviewed by DerekMar 2019

  • "A cosy, well-equipped and very centrally located cottage."

    Would happily visit again.

    Reviewed by AllanSep 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a great location, very close to town centre and a good base to walk from."

    Only negatives are parking is very difficult due to the narrow alley and we were slightly disappointed that there wasn't a DVD player. However, the cottage was lovely and we particularly liked the log fire and jacuzzi bath.

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2018

  • "Great location, within easy access to the town,plenty of options for eating."

    Access to car park very tight.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2018

  • "A cosy, comfortable cottage in centre of Keswick, close to amenities & a convenient base for exploring the beautiful Lake District."

    The property description about parking outside the cottage is disappointing & misleading because (i) the alley way to Banks Place restricts vehicular access to smaller cars only (ii) the allocated parking space was blocked by a car with a flat tyre during our stay.

    Reviewed by ShethahJun 2018

  • "The cottage is very comfortable - the only thing missing is a microwave - this is not a problem for us but could be for some people."

    As you know, the parking is tight so customers do need to be aware of this but, at least, there is the option of parking!! We have been to this cottage 3/4 times and love it, especially its position - within walking distance of everything in town.

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2018

  • "It was Spectacular!"

    A lovely little cottage in the heart of Keswick, local pubs, bars, restaurants, shops- was perfect! Spent every day out walking, exploring and enjoy the Lakes! Breathtaking views, good value for money! Felt like a home from home and we are already planning our trip to the Lakes!

    Reviewed by SamApr 2018

  • "When I booked the cottage I looked for one that had parking."

    The information online said it had parking outside the cottage. On arrival the car could barely squeeze down the alley to the cottages. Inside the cottage in the information folder it says do not attempt it if you have anything larger than a small car, too late, once in you can barely get out again because of the tight bend! Also in the folder was a scrappy photo of the parking with an arrow pointing to a space that says "can park here if it's available, first come first served". There are about 8 or 9 cottages, and parking spaces for 3 cars, two of which are private. There was a car already in the space that did not move whilst we were there. The nearest parking, if you can find a space, is several roads away, as the nearest car park is a short stay only. The cottage is in a great location but we would not stay here again as we like to park the car and not use it again once we are in Keswick, and we like to be able keep our eye on it. The booking information is misleading and should be changed.

    Reviewed by MaxineFeb 2018

  • "Couldn't have a good shower the water was running hot and cold then not enough ..."

    Couldn't have a good shower the water was running hot and cold then not enough hot water for a bath boiler is old and not big enough to hold a lot of water

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2018

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  • One bedroom: 1 x double with king size bed (can be converted to two single beds)
  • Bathroom with slipper bath, shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Open plan living space with kitchen area, breakfast bar and multi-fuel stove
  • Outdoor seating.
  • Multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, washer/dryer
  • TV
  • Sonos sound system
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All electric, bed linen and towels included in the rent
  • Initial supply of fuel included for multi-fuel stove
  • On street parking available
  • Walking distance from local amenities, pubs, restaurants, tearooms
  • Sleeps: 2. Note: Private residents parking on a first come first served basis plus unrestricted parking on street nearby (you should note that entry to the residents parking is down a narrow alley)

The property

Banks Place is an attractive mid terrace cottage located in the centre of Keswick, perfect for couples looking for a romantic Lake District break.

This well-appointed cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished in a modern style, ensuring a stylish and comfortable stay.

Upstairs there are views across the countryside towards Grisedale and a master double bedroom with a comfortable king size bed.

If required, this room can also be converted to two single beds instead.

One of the main features of this cottage is the spacious and luxurious bathroom which includes a slipper bath ideal for anyone looking to unwind or enjoy some me time.

Downstairs the open plan but cosy living area has a kitchen space with a breakfast bar and slate tile flooring.

The living area also has a multi-fuel stove and TV, ensuring there is no better place to relax on a cold evening after a busy day exploring the local area.

The cottage also benefits from a high quality Sonos sound system providing pure, immersive sound.

There is outside seating to the front of the cottage and Private residents parking on a first come first served basis plus unrestricted parking on street nearby (you should note that entry to the residents parking is down a narrow alley).

The cottage is a short walk away from the local amenities of Keswick, including restaurants, pubs and local shops as well as attractions such as the Cumberland Pencil Museum, lakeside walks and Derwentwater with jetties where you can take a boat tour or hire a rowing boat.

This stylish cottage is a great choice for couples looking for a base to explore the area.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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