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Driftwood Cottage

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1071851)



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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "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.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyOct 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.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 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

    Reviewed by MarionSep 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 ChrisAug 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 JonathanJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 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 RachelJun 2021

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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.


  • 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
  • Sitting room with TV and woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range style cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles

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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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