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Forty Five

(Ref. 1144655)

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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


1 Customer Review

  • "There are lots of positives about the house."

    Great location and on a quiet road too. Didn't have a problem parking but we staying midweek so can't say what it would be like at the weekend. The front area is gated so great for ensuring dogs (and little children) can't get onto the road. It's only 5 minute walk to the town centre and also to Hope Park (which is lovely by the river if want to take children to a play area) nice cafe in the park too. Can also watch cricket match! The house is well provisioned, great kitchen with plenty of worktops. Comfy furniture in the lounge area although it is compact so if six people sitting in the lounge I can imagine it's a little cosy. Didn't use the fire as visit in May but looks great. Bedrooms are good size and the bed we used in the main bedroom was firm which we like. Bathrooms are great size with walk in showers. Water was hot and the one time heating came on (not sure why) heaters were hot very quickly. Nice back yard that got the morning sun. The few negatives are: Couldn't close the door on the dishwasher so handwashed, not a problem as only two of us. But would need resolving. Light bulbs out in a few lights in dining area, couldn't get main light over the table to work. Garden chairs in yard are very rusty so couldn't sit on them when it was nice in the yard, but there was a bench which was fine. I noticed someone fed back that the decor is 'tired', but it's fine, especially as this is a holiday home and will get heavy use. It's also an old house so there will be some cosmetic issues that show but it doesn't detract from the clear efforts that the owners have put into renovating the house and making it comfortable for the stay. Would we stay in the house again, yes. It has everything needed for a nice break in the Lake District and was reasonable in price to rent.

    Reviewed by Gregory3.4May 2024

This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second-floor super-king-size, 1 x super-king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear patio with furniture and bike storage
  • Two well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub and river 0.3 miles
  • Note: Check-in 16:00, check-out 10:00
  • Note: Steep stairs to second floor are not suitable for those with mobility issues

The property

Forty Five is a stunning, stone-built property resting in the popular town of Keswick, offering tastefully furnished accommodation and close by amenities.

This well-presented property is a delightful base for a group of friends or families looking to explore the beauty of Cumbria.

Be welcomed into this charming abode and discover a light and airy living/dining room with large windows drawing in seas of natural light, and contemporary décor throughout.

Settle into the stylish sitting area, catching up on a good book as you warm your feet beside the fire, before indulging in a hearty meal at the dining table, complemented by a glass of fizz.

Meals can be prepared in the opulent kitchen, housing a great many amenities for guests to use, as well as access to the patio, a lovely spot for morning coffee.

The opulence of the living spaces is continued upstairs, where on the first floor guests have the choice of two beautifully presented bedrooms, a super-king-size and a twin, serviced by a fantastic bathroom with a roll top bath and walk-in shower, and on the second floor there is a second stunning super-king-size bedroom, serviced by its own tasteful bathroom, ideal for a relaxing soak amongst the bubbles.

Keswick is a beautiful town settled into the fantastic Lake District National Park, offering riverside walks and a local museum, as well as quaint shops to be browsed at your leisure.

The town also houses access to the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path End, and a great selection of cafés, pubs, and eateries for when you don’t feel like cooking, with options including The Fox Tap, Casa Bella, and Waffleicious.

Keswick hosts a local golf course, as well as walks around Derwentwater, beside which you will find ample watersports activities.

There are also many more breath-taking views and scenic walks throughout the Lake District National Park, including those at Scafell Pike, Blencathra, Moss Force Waterfall, and Helvellyn.

More beautiful villages and towns, as well as pretty lakes, await your discovery, including Ambleside, Windermere, and Penrith, as well as days spent at the seaside at St. Bees Beach Seafront, Seascale Beach, and the Solway Coast AONB.

The property is also within reach of the North Pennines National Park.

Immerse yourself in the incredible landscape of Cumbria with a stay at Forty Five.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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