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Driftwood Cottage

(Ref. 1071851)

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely family friendly cottage with beautiful views!"

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Mar 2024

  • "Driftwood is a very spacious and clean "homely" property."

    It's location is just across the road from Fitz Park with a lovely walk along the river into Keswick Town, which takes about 15 mins. The owners are delightful, they even trimmed up the living room with Christmas decorations and left us a bottle of bubbly and Scottish shortbread!

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Dec 2023

  • "Perfect cottage for our needs."

    Comfortable, convenient for Keswick, but far enough away to be quiet, and convenient for the lake area in general.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Nice touch with the welcome basket especially the bottle of wine. Thank you Only suggestion I would make is for a handrail to be fitted in the shower especially for older people like me with knee problems.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Sep 2023

  • "We were really pleased with the cottage and facilities and it was a great location."

    It was a spacious property although not a lot of storage space in some of the bedrooms, however we would love to stay there again. The only downside was the late check in and early checkout.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location."

    Well equipped, great power shower. Had a lovely stay. Would have been 5 stars, however the mattresses were very bad, leading to poor sleep and back pain.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Aug 2023

  • "Enjoyed every minute of our stay!"

    Thank you

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely time at Driftwood, we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Aug 2023

  • "Want to book the house next year July 12 to July 19th Please confirm if possible"

    Should be open .getting work done so cant commit until later in the year Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Jul 2023

  • "Driftwood cottage is a lovely place to stay its well looked after which makes ..."

    Driftwood cottage is a lovely place to stay its well looked after which makes your stay comfortable its got everything you will need for your stay also the parking is a big bonus the location is fantastic for everything we had a great time thanks

    Thank you kindly for taking time to give feedback following your stay at Driftwood Cottage, we are absolutely delighted to hear that you had a lovely time and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "Incredible cottage in an amazing location."

    The cottage itself is beautifully presented with everything you will need for stay, great parking for and a fantastic back garden where you can relax in the sunshine. Only a few minutes walk away is the centre of Keswick with plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from and also plenty of shops etc. We really enjoyed our stay and are hoping to stay there again next year.

    Thank you for giving feedback following your stay at Driftwood Cottage, we are delighted to read that you had a lovely stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Driftwood in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Loved our week in driftwood cottage, cosy , clean in a great location for walking the wainwrights and for Keswick centre."

    Nice walk through the park into town

    Thank you for taking the time to review Driftwood Cottage we are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Driftwood was really good."

    Very clean, comfortable, warm. The location was perfect for walking into Keswick, The grandchildren loved walking through the park into town. The garden is huge, and would be perfect in the summer. Lovely mountain views from front and back. Would return. Only reason for four stars instead of 5 is the beds weren’t very comfortable. Wouldn’t stop us coming back, but better mattresses/bedding would make it perfect.

    Thank you for taking the time to review Driftwood Cottage we are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay we will take on board you comments regarding the mattresses and bedding and make changes where necessary, we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Oct 2022

  • "Property was lovely perfect position to walk into town would definitely book again."

    Thank you for taking the time to review Driftwood Cottage we are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Corinna4.1Sep 2022

  • "We found Driftwood Cottage easily with directions provided and found it to be very clean and well equipped."

    The local office rang to see if everything was ok and I made them aware of a couple of little niggles from previous occupiers. Dean, the owner came to see us next morning to see if everything was satisfactory. There is a lovely patio area at the rear of the property which we used on most evenings for al fresco dining as weather lovely with views of fells. This property is a good base for exploring Keswick and the surrounding areas. We hope to return in the future. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted that you had a lovely stay at Driftwood Cottage and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maxine4.4Jul 2022

  • "A very enjoyable stay in driftwood cottage."

    Within walking distance for town, hiking and local restaurants. Would highly recommend this property.

    Thank you for your kind review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and the local area and look forward to welcoming you and your family again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by L4.7Apr 2022

  • "Cottage was comfortable and clean."

    Location was great and parking was a bonus although needed a name plaque by the hedge to help people find it. Listing said suitable for 4 cars but they would need to be small! Fits 2 easily. Map on site shows cottage on opposite side of road! However we had a great stay and reasonable weather helped.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, your comments are appreciated and have been taken onboard. we are pleased that you had an enjoyable holiday and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey3.8Oct 2021

  • "Overall cottage was comfortable and well looked after, the stay was mostly positive."

    Everything you would need for a two week stay was provided. However with the extra time afforded to cleaning between occupants I would have expected them to at least visually check the condition of kitchen equipment, when we arrived we have to wash much of the cultelry and there was food stuck to some pans and the cheese grater from the previous occupants.

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you comments and are so very sorry to hear that some of the kitchen equipment as not clean, we pride ourselves on cleanliness and excellent customer service and had this information been forthcoming during your stay we would have very happily rectified this for you, we do hope that this did not distract from your enjoyment of the cottage and that you had a wonderful holiday in the Lake District. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Sep 2021

  • "A perfectly situated holiday cottage."

    short walk into Keswick and plenty of lovely walks to be had without getting in the car. A very comfortable cottage

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback we are delighted that you had an enjoyable holiday at Driftwood Cottage and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion4.7Sep 2021

  • "Driftwood is in a perfect location for exploring the Lakes, just cross the road and follow the path through Fitz Park and you will be in Keswick in 5 minutes."

    The cottage itself was spotless on arrival, no problems at all. There are however one or two things that would make this a five star property. A bigger bed in the master bedroom, and a radio in the kitchen, plus a bedside table on the missing side of the bed. However these are just our thoughts. We would definitely stay there again, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Aug 2021

  • "The kitchen was not very suitable for a young family and quite small."

    Hard to cook meals in which is key with a young family. Plus the island wasn’t kid friendly in terms of sitting down to eat. Kitchen utensils very basic in terms of quality.

    Reviewed by Jonathan3.4Jul 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow great location, town very easily accessible along with many walks."

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2021

  • "Excellent base for exploring the hills and mountains around Keswick!"

    Very comfortable and cosy cottage with very kind and helpful owners who made us feel very welcome and left their contact details for if any issues or concerns.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Jun 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.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and seperate WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar for dining,Electric range style cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Sitting room with TV and woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Driftwood Cottage is a heart-warming, detached bungalow enjoying a central location in the bustling market town of Keswick, providing easy access to the attractions of the Lake District.

Well-suited for families, friends and couples to enjoy a long-awaited break from everyday life, Driftwood Cottage makes a charming base to return to each evening. Ease into the evening as you light up the woodburning stove and relax on the sofa with your loved ones, flicking through the TV channels as you reminisce on the day’s activities.

Step into the wonderful kitchen, catering to all of your culinary requirements with an elecric range cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave, before gathering at the breakfast bar for a well-deserved feast.

When the weather turns warm, take your drinks outdoors to the lawned garden and toast to a wonderful holiday with your loved one whilst resting underneath a stunning canopy of stars.

Catch your rest in the bedrooms which comprise of two doubles and a single, and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for a day of adventure, why not tackle a challenging peak in the surrounding area which include Catbells, Skiddaw, Coledale Horseshoe and Blencathra, all different in length and difficulty ideal for various abilities.

Stroll the quaint streets of Keswick and you can expect to find an array of restaurants, pubs and cafés, ideal if you fancy a night off cooking, along with a host of tourist attractions such as the optical illusion exhibition Puzzling Place, Keswick Museum or Derwent Pencil Museum.

Stroll through the beautifully maintained gardens of Hope Park, which offers pitch-and-putt golf, then continue along down to the shores of Derwentwater where you can hop on a launch and enjoy a charming cruise around the lake.

While in the Lakes, be sure to visit the lively hubs of Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere, home to some popular attractions like The World of Beatrix Potter and Lake Windermere, as well as the picturesque and less frequented Western Lake District beauty spots which include Buttermenre, Bassenthwaite, Crummock and Ennderdale water.

Driftwood Cottage is the ultimate base for those seeking a central location within 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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas