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Blencathra Cottage

(Ref. 1034285)

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous house - would use again."

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Nov 2023

  • "Amazing house and perfect location!"

    Would highly recommend and Stay again! Only one criticism was that the toilets weren’t clean when we arrived. Both the middle floor and top floor toilets were dirty. Apart from that everything was spotless!

    Reviewed by Alice4.7Aug 2023

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations!"

    The beds were soooo comfortable, the kitchen really well equipped, lots of comfy seating in the living room area. Such a thoughtful welcome basket too, and an easy walk into town so a great location. A general feeling of space and comfort, we all loved it! Just 2 tiny, easily fixed problems in the main bathroom: the toilet seat kept slipping and needs tightening and the sink needs unclogging - it had some difficulty draining. Having said that the showers were wonderful!

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7Jul 2023

  • "A lovely spacious home, well presented & with a fully equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need"

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Jun 2023

  • "Just 2 recommendations: Key pad can be frustrating to open, especially at night with no light to see the numbers."

    A parasol for the back yard would have been handy in the sun trap.

    Thank you for your feedback. We hope you enjoyed your stay with us. We will pass on your comments. We hope to welcome you again soon. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and the welcome package was a lovely surprise. Great location. Well equipped. We had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "I couldn't recommended this property enough!"

    ! comfy beds, lots of room, great layout for having my little one run around. fantastic location, there was plenty of room for 6 adults a 4yr old and a toddler plus 2 dogs. i would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a great place!"

    Was really impressed with the facilities in the kitchen. Plenty of utensils, crockery ect. The beds we’re comfortable, plenty of towels and the welcome hamper was a great touch. It was very well located with the amenities of Keswick only a 5 min walk. The only thing I could nitpick at is that it was cold downstairs even when you could turn up the temperature. Obviously you could put the log burner on which was very toasty once

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay and appreciated all the little touches thankyou."

    All 7 of us were complimentary about all aspects of the house and locality. I did end up ringing the helpline on Friday as we had brought food to cook and we couldn’t get power to oven. The one set of appliance instructions missing was about the oven. We knew there was a power switch on to the right of hob, twiddled every button and checked fuse box!? Eventually we discovered the switch hidden from view on the left of the hob hidden behind utensils box….. and felt stupid we hadn’t found it. However it might be worth some idiot proof instructions writing on a paper as the oven itself has a number of dials. No criticism intended. Thanks Sue

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great house, great location, 5 minutes walk from the town."

    It was spotless and 8 adults and two dogs fitted in no problem. If I could give a negative I would but I don't have one. We had a ball, warm and comfortable. My only minor critique is to provide a short instruction on using the induction hob. It was excellent but I needed to google the manual. Some may not be able to do that. That's it, no other issues, we loved it.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2022

  • "A superb property in every way."

    Clean, comfortable & cosy, but with plenty of space. The outdoor space was a bonus for our two dogs. Blencathra Cottage is a real home from home, with lots of little touches which enhance your stay, including the welcome pack (far superior to others). I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "A well equipped property in an excellent location."

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2022

  • "Everything was provided that we needed."

    Thank you for the very generous welcome basket full of lovely treats. Milk in the fridge also was a kind thought. Lovely house and very clean.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful place to stay in Keswick."

    Close to the park and the town centre made it an ideal location for our family with two young boys. Very well equipped and many extra touches that made the stay so enjoyable.

    Reviewed by J5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in such a well equipped cottage."

    Really roomy and clean. Ideally situated in the town. It made our visit to the covention all the more special.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2022

  • "Blencathra Cottage is an extremely well equipped house in a good location handy for town and parks."

    Beds are very comfy and house is tastefully decorated. A generous welcome basket was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was perfect."

    Great location and the care package was a lovely touch. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Marianna5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thank you just great in every way"

    Reviewed by Phillip4.7Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful & well equipped house just a short walk from the centre of Keswick."

    We will definitely return

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loved our stay!"

    The house is kitted out with everything you could possibly need. Perfect location for the town centre and absolutely immaculate. Hope to return soon!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic New Years break."

    Couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect experience, owner was so accommodating and helpful and the house was beautiful and had everything we needed and more. Already looking to rebook in the future!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Dec 2021

  • "An amazing property, located close to the town center and obviously lots of walks from the door."

    The property is probably the best equipped I've stayed at and we had no problem cooking large meals for 8. Julie is a great host and tops off the experience with her communications and helpfulness. We're already wondering when to book again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2021

  • "We were really impressed with the accommodation and everything that was included in the stay."

    Everything you could possibly need was there ready for you and the welcome basket was a lovely, thoughtful touch. The size of the property was great and, even though there were 7 adults in our party, we never felt cramped and could all sit together. It really felt like a home from home but with much better views! The house is really modern and clean and I loved the log burning stove, it felt so cosy. The location is also great as it’s within easy walking distance of the centre of town with all it has to offer. We all said we would like to stay at the house again in the future.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very clean comfortable and very good location would recommend to anyone"

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Nov 2021

  • "There were 7 adults and a small child in the property for a week."

    VERY comfortable, plenty of seating, huge amount of kitchen utensils (we wanted for nothing) and the property was in a great location. All appliance instructions were easy to find and the appliances were easy to operate. Several constructive emails from the owner that helped with our stay. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent holiday accommodation."

    Really clean on arrival and very covid compliant. Good location for town and shops and walking in the Keswick area. Extremely well equipped in all areas. Spacious rooms. Nice to find some detailed maps of The Lakes to look at. Very good information received from the owner prior to arrival. Didn't need to use the car all the time, as quite a few walks in the area. Recommend walking to Lingholm Estate for brunch and then taking the ferry from Hawse End back to Keswick. Nice park within 2 minutes walk for exercising the dog. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful, spotless , well equipped , great location in fact couldn’t fault it at all , the Sykes experience when having to change our booking because of COVID however was very disappointing and frustrating with lots of non return of phone calls etc and not very helpful in general."

    I have just booked for another break next year and hope we don’t experience any of these problems ,this will obviously influence whether we use Sykes again ,hopefully we will because Blencathra cottage was ideal for our needs .

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "After an extremely disappointing house in Keswick last year, what a breath of fresh air Blencathra Cottage has been!"

    Soo clean, soo light, soo well equipped, a very generous welcome basket, superb communication with the owner! If I had to find fault: the laminate kitchen floor could do with knocking back together in a couple of places, the cheese grater could do with replacing and, although there was loads of hot water (just as well because that amazing bath took some filling!), only one set of taps could be on at a time due to the water pressure. These were extremely minor niggles though in what was an exceptional house in an exceptional location. Oh, and did I mention the views??? Wow!!!!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage for our week at the Keswick Convention with our two families together."

    The house was spotlessly clean and we loved our welcome basket! Would stay again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jul 2021

  • "This was a lovely property in every way."

    My only suggestion is that as it is a dog friendly property and they do not want dogs to go upstairs that maybe a baby gate at the bottom of the stairs would be helpful for bed time.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with full facilities Would like to recommend to others and book again for myself"

    Reviewed by Naveeda5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect & the owner went out of her way to make us feel comfortable, including a lovely welcome note and basket of goodies on arrival."

    The accommodation suited our family setup perfectly and was furnished with every conceivable item of equipment to ensure our stay went smoothly, plus any concerns regarding cleanliness in the current climate were soon dispelled as it was spotless! We would certainly want to stay at Blencathra cottage again. It was therefore a real shame that our experience with Sykes was so stressful. I realise that we have been in unchanged times with COVID 19, but Sykes did not make the process easy. No telephone line to seek advice, numerous emails ignored, money taken from my account for an original booking that could not take place due to lockdown to name a few of the many frustrations. You only have to see the number of Facebook groups setup to realise that we were not alone in receiving appalling service.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2020

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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.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link beds, can be made into twins on request), 1 x double, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, External utility
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove.
  • Wood burning stove (initial logs provided) 5 x TVs with Netflix, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within 0.1 miles, shop within 0.1 miles On street parking
  • 2 x pets accepted.

The property

Set amidst the excitement of the popular Lake District town of Keswick, is this superbly-appointed Victorian property, Blencathra Cottage.

Situated across three floors, this spacious accommodation is perfect for a group of friends and families seeking to explore the surrounding majestic National Park, or simply a base to celebrate a special occasion.

The interior radiates a contemporary-style throughout, including the spacious sitting/dining room, where the plush furnishings are complemented by the tradition of a woodburning stove, a perfect place to gather together to unwind.

The charm of the property is continued into the well-equipped kitchen, where you can make full use of the appliances to rustle up a home-cooked meal, including a dishwasher for convenience.

Make your way up the staircase, where two bedrooms await, comprising of a super-king-size and a double bedroom which are served by a gleaming family bathroom.

Continuing up the staircase are a further two bedrooms, designed to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement with its twin bedroom and further double bedroom, both sharing a shower room.

To the rear is a paved area with a garden bench where you can sit out in the evening with your pets.

Within striking distance of the property are a magnitude of amenities, spoiling you for choice, as well as a number of attractions including the famous Theatre by the Lake and the charming Pencil Museum.

If you fancy venturing further afield, head to Ullswater for a selection of watersport opportunities and surrounding it are a number of walks, boasting breath-taking scenery.

Other attractions within the surrounding area include Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse which is a superb opportunity to delve into the local history.

Blencathra Cottage is a wonderful escape to this part of the Lake District.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas