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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was spotless and highly equipped."

    It was very comfortable and was furnished to a very high standard. Location is excellent. If we holiday in the lakes again we will definately stay at Dovedale again.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2024

  • "What an amazing property and all the little extras (wine, sweet treats, bathroom products, wood/kindling, baby treats, doggy treats) just made it even more spectacular!"

    The owners really thought of everything and the property was clean, comfortable and in a great location. I would definitely recommend it and would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Feb 2024

  • "One of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in for facilities, cleanliness comfort, helpful owners ,and location."

    The house had everything you needed and more.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Feb 2024

  • "What a wonderful property!"

    Immaculately presented, firm, comfortable beds, with the rest of the accommodation like new. Kitchen is adequate and well stocked. Welcome pack on arrival, for us and our

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Jan 2024

  • "Could not fault our stay in anyway, the house is beautiful and the location amazing, every little thing has been thought of even down to treats for the dogs."

    .we will be recommending this property to everyone we know. Thank you for been such good hosts

    Reviewed by Kellie5.0Dec 2023

  • "A 5 star experience!"

    Lovely house, excellent amenities in a brilliant location. The house was spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. Les and Jan were perfect hosts, and we loved our Christmas week at Dovedale. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Np5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful, comfortable and spotless accommodation, great communication from the lovely owners and close to the town centre."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have stayed in numerous holiday houses and this is by far the best."

    The level of cleanliness and comfort was 5* and we loved staying here. Les was extremely helpful and kindly bought a non slip mat for the dining room floor as our greyhound found it slippy. I think we have now been spoilt for future properties and we will certainly return to Dovedale. The photos don’t do it justice and it felt more like a self catering luxury hotel than a house. The location is perfect and in very quiet. Can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday home."

    Attention to every little detail. We saw Les the owner when we was leaving for home and told him how much we enjoyed our stay. Would highly recommend Dovedale cottage to anyone who wishes to stay in Keswick

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "The positives: lovely house, central location and plenty of room."

    The negative: excessive lust of how the owners want the place cleaning before you leave! I have rented all over the world but never been expected to strip all the beds before I leave, clean the bathrooms etc. when you pay hundreds of £’s for a short stay I would expect a cleaner to do after I have gone.

    We are pleased you liked the house and hopefully had a good time. However, we as hosts would never ask guests to strip the beds and certainly not clean anything like bathrooms. We do all of our own cleaning and that would not make sense for the guest to do it and then us do it again. All we ever ask is that guests clean up after their pets. We have since found out that Sykes/Lakelovers send out an email to the guests asking them to strip the beds where possible and leave the place as found. This has not come from us as Hosts, should you wish to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We do not want even 1 unhappy guest. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful, spotlessly clean, very well equipped holiday home, 5 minutes walk from the centre of Keswick."

    Loved all the little extras (even for the dog). Would definitely recommend. Thankyou for a lovely holiday. Look forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in your beautiful home!"

    It was beautifully clean and facilities were excellent. The little extra treats were really appreciated too! Thanks so much. Looking forward to next year already.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2023

  • "A super comfy and beautifully appointed house in a great location in Keswick."

    Perfect for our grown-up family of three adult couples, and not forgetting our dog who had a lovely stay too. The owners have thought of everything. Definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2023

  • "Superbly presented property, and top class welcome pack."

    One of the best, if not the best, prepared property we have ever stayed in. There was nothing we needed that was missing.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2023

  • "Property owner was very kind in letting us into the property early after it was cleaned and very nice touches with the Wine,water,chocolates, marmalade,jams,coffee,dog blankets and treats."

    Superb bedrooms!

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Feb 2023

  • "We throughly enjoyed our holiday in the Lake District."

    We stayed in Dovedale a beautiful three story property in Keswick which was just a few minutes walk into the centre. Dovedale had everything it was beautifully furnished with every amenity from the lounge with wood burning stove, large TV and leather sofas. Walk through to the dining room with large dining table. The kitchen was a step down and beautifully appointed it looked brand new. Upstairs the bedrooms again had the high standard of furnishings and decor, all with wall mounted TV. Dovedale also had a Media Room on the top floor. There was everything for every generation I would highly recommend Dovedale.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great house, lots of little extras left for us,vsuch as toiletries, wine, biscuits."

    Immaculately clean, huge comfortable beds. Kitchen well equipped good space to cook in. I honestly can't think of anything that we would have needed that wasn't there. If we stay in Keswick again we will return to this beautiful house.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2023

  • "The most comfortable holiday home we have ever stayed in."

    Equipped with everything you need and more. Treats for dogs and humans a lovely touch! Exceptionally clean and comfortable. We will return

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is the best cottage I have stayed in."

    It was beautiful, added touches, furnishings and decor just superb x fully equipped, even thought of dogs with blankets and treats. Beds extremely comfortable, loads of towels - couldn't fault it x Will definitely book again x

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2022

  • "WOW, what an absolutely stunning holiday home Dovedale is."

    The house was extremely clean, well presented and finished to the highest possible standard. The owners have thought of everything plus more to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The welcome gifts we received on arrival were an added bonus. Dolly especially enjoyed her dog treats. The Town is only a 5-minute walk from the house. There are plenty of walks around the area which we all thoroughly enjoyed despite the showery weather. We will definitely be looking to return to Dovedale in the future.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Oct 2022

  • "The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in by far!"

    Spotlessly clean, extremely well appointed and had everything we could have possibly needed or wanted plus a lot more. The little extras were a lovely bonus. If staying as a group or with older children the attic tv room is a great addition. The short walk into the centre of town and all it’s amenities make this the perfect base for a holiday. Can’t recommend highly enough…..and we’ll definitely be returning. Well done to the owners…’ve got it spot on !!!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2022

  • "Dovedale is absolutely beautiful."

    The owners have put alot of thought into this holiday let. The welcoming gifts for us and our dog were a very nice touch. Would definitely come back again. Thank you for letting us into your beautiful home.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2022

  • "As soon as we walked in to dovedale cottage the smell was lovely and fresh."

    The cottage was spotless. There was a welcome pack milk wine cakes . Great shower and bathrooms. Plenty of towels. The TV had Netflix and amazon when not going out.Felt very comfortable straight away.only 5mins walk into town. And great walks on your door step. I left some sandals there and the owner posted them to me which was very kind.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous house, spotlessly clean, very comfortable, ideal location and would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Brilliant place to stay as so convenient for everywhere in Keswick."

    House was spotlessly clean, had more than enough of everything (crockery, glassware, loo rolls, towels, cleaning products, dishwasher tablets etc), plus treats for the dog! Comfy beds with snuggly duvets, log burners - all great for our stay. We have stayed in many properties and this is easily one of the best. We shall be booking this home again! Thanks to Les and Jan for making our stay a real holiday break.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is fabulous!"

    So stylish, modern and clean. We had a wonderful few days staying here and exploring The Lakes. The owners make it clear they are always contactable should you need them and they leave an array of little treats for the guests - even for the dogs! The only thing that we found as a negative is that I wouldn’t say this cottage is ideal for dogs as it has no enclosed garden or yard, so even early morning and late night wees have to be on a lead in the back lane after navigating many bins that are stored there - seeing as we had fabulous weather this was ok, but not ideal on rainy days. But, overall, we were so comfortable and happy to be staying here.

    Reviewed by Darren4.4Mar 2022

  • "This was the best holiday cottage we have stayed at - perfect cottage, clean, modern and far more than we expected."

    Little extras were lovely. Can not rate highly enough

    Reviewed by Callum5.0Mar 2022

  • "We were very pleased with the property, very clean and very well appointed."

    As a side note; a bigger rack for boots and somewhere more substantial to hang wet outdoor clothing would have been very useful - a standard bath with a rail over would have been a better option than the roll top bath. In terms of items provided an indoor broom would have been handy for tiled floors. With this said we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and did appreciate the quality of this property.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing house!"

    Home from home, we didn't want to leave! 5 minute walk into Keswick a bonus, so no taxis. We will 100% stay again and will absolutely recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Feb 2022

  • "A fabulous house in an excellent location ."

    Spotlessly clean and very comfortable . One of the best equipped cottages I have stayed in . Welcome pack much appreciated. Had a plumbing issue but the owner was quick to respond and resolve it

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely a delight to stay in this perfect house Very clean and comfortable with so many special touches ."

    Only minutes into town but a very quiet house .

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jan 2022

  • "Dovedale was amazing - fully equipped, exceptionally clean and 5 minutes from the town centre."

    I would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jan 2022

  • "Perfect, beautiful home."

    The little touches made it. Definitely recommend and would 100% return.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic place."

    Great location and accommodation is out of this world. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Dec 2021

  • "A beautifully renovated property with lots of thoughtful extra touches which helped make the stay so enjoyable."

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic house with great decoration and first class finish throughout, only little niggle was the step down into the kitchen at an angle which meant we couldn’t use the child gate to stop our granddaughter from tottering up and down the step with assistance, only a minor inconvenience in an otherwise superb house with a great location in Keswick, I would highly recommend this house."

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Nov 2021

  • "Les and Jan’s property was a real home from home, everything you could ask for and more!"

    Also, they were extremely helpful in making our stay as lovely as possible. Nothing too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a great week in our cottage."

    Everything was there that we needed. My only point is the lighting in the living room is either too bright with the downlighting and too dark with only one small lamp in the living room. Apart from that is was perfect

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Oct 2021

  • "Accommodation was lovely , clean and comfortable."

    The tea, coffee, wine and chocolates were a very welcome addition.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Jul 2021

  • "Such a brilliant location and everything we needed for our stay."

    Couldn’t fault it. Slight hiccup with beds but dealt with promptly and didn’t impact on our stay. Thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Jul 2021

  • "Brilliant place to come back to and relax at the end of an exhausting walk in ..."

    Brilliant place to come back to and relax at the end of an exhausting walk in and around Keswick … we loved our stay thank you

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful townhouse situated in the centre of Keswick, spotlessly clean, has everything you need for a break in the lakeside town."

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jun 2021

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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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor super king-size double, 1 x second floor super king-size double
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Half landing between ground floor and first floor there is an additional WC, and above this on the half landing between the first and second floor is a shower room
  • Kitchen
  • Open plan living area with dining and sitting area with TV and woodburning stove
  • Third floor media/cinema room with TV and seating
  • Cloakroom.
  • Gas central heating, with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Free on street parking available outside the property
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub are 5 minutes walk
  • Note: All beds are presented as super king-size doubles, however it is possible to have all bedrooms presented as twin beds
  • Please specify when booking to ensure they are correctly presented prior to your arrival
  • Please note: this property has no outside space

The property

In an enviable location just a few minutes from Keswick’s famous market square.

Dovedale is a spacious Victorian terraced house laid out over three floors with space for six guests and two pets.

Step through the hallway and into the open plan lounge / dining room with cosy log burning stove and sumptuous furnishings.

Families will love the social dining table and well equipped kitchen.

The first floor features two bedrooms; a spacious master bedroom with bay window and en-suite shower room alongside a second comfortable bedroom.

These rooms can be presented as super king or twin bedrooms.

A WC is conveniently located on a half landing between the ground and first floor.

A shower room is located on a second half landing between the first and second floor.

A third bedroom is located on the second floor and this can be presented as a super king or with twin size beds and there is also an adjacent bathroom with fabulous feature bath.

A final staircase leads to a charming cinema room at the top of the house. Free on street parking is available on the streets surrounding the property. The friendly town of Keswick has everything you need for a dream Lakeland get-away.

Evening entertainment is covered with a fantastic selection of restaurants, fine Lakeland pubs and contemporary wine bars.

Families can enjoy meeting Alpacas at Alpacaly Ever After and relaxing in the wave pool at Keswick Leisure Centre.

For local walks you’re spoilt for choice with something to suit every taste.

Enjoy a gentle stroll along the shores of Derwentwater or in the pretty neighbouring valley of Borrowdale.

Dovedale provides everything you could need for a delightful stay in the centre of Keswick.

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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:

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