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Fountain Cottage

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Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Very enjoyable, really pleased with the property and the location."

    Stairs to top bedroom are steep but should not detract from a lovely break

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to see that you had an enjoyable stay. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glen4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely spacious holiday cottage, conveniently, very close to Convention site, town and Derwent water."

    One parking space, as stated, suitable for a small car as it is a bit tight to get into/out. It did rain quite a bit during our stay and we found it was difficult to dry things as there is nowhere to hang wet clothes. However there is a handy washer/dryer in the property. The property is stated as suitable for pets. We did not bring any but there was evidence of previous dogs being there (Dog smell and dog hairs.) So not suitable for people who have pet allergies. We enjoyed our stay here, thank you.

    Reviewed by Anna4.1Jul 2023

  • "Very nice cottage in good position on edge of Keswick."

    Water pressure poor so shower not very good and not helped by toilet cistern running almost continuously. Beds in two bedrooms comfortable but attic room not so good. Would have been helpful to have information leaflets for the area in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Jul 2023

  • "Perhaps blackout blinds should be fitted to the bedroom windows."

    The sun light in the summer can wake you way too early.

    Thank you for your comments. We take them on board. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Generally ok, just a few suggestions: - Replace the washing / laundry machine with a dishwasher - with 4 of us staying there was a lot of washing up and it's just easier to have the dishwasher, I think it would get more use than the laundry machine."

    - The house took a while to warm up, the boiler appeared to be set way too low, according to the website, a combi boiler is most efficient when set to 60 degC. - I personally found the curtains in the back twin room barely shut out any light, they're almost like net curtains and it's not yet summer. I would suggest darker / blackout curtains as it's also south-facing. - In terms of cleanliness, there were a few pots & pans which needed a bit of a wash before use, possibly because they're hand-washed and people never do as good a job as a dishwasher!

    Reviewed by Kristian2.8Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic house in a brilliant location."

    The only negatives that we had - the master bedroom was huge and lovely but it has a double bed which made our night sleep very uncomfortable and I ended up sleeping in another room just so we had more room, why not put in a kingsize or super kingsize bed? Or 2 singles pushed together? We were glad that we didn't have full occupancy as on first 2 nights it was really windy and the roof tiles were banging. You would not have been able to sleep in the loft room. The front room was really comfy and there was plenty of kitchen equipment.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property, but need to emphasise that parking is a little awkward, especially for a larger car."

    Also, need to notify earlier than after booking completed that it is a 9am leaving time. This extra hour earlier than standard does make a difference when having to organise younger children. We ended up leaving the night before as easier, which meant basically we lost a whole day.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at fountain cottage."

    A beautiful cottage 5 minutes from the centre of Keswick. Had everything we needed for an enjoyable holiday. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage couldn’t have been in a better location for Keswick holidays,it was spotless clean,everything provided,clean bed sheets and towels."

    Lovely sitting room,dining room and kitchen.Wi fi provided and free Netflix.We will definitely be booking here again and I would 100% recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jun 2022

  • "We stay the first time at fountain Cottage."

    The description to come to the rear doof can be better.

    Reviewed by Dietrich4.1Jun 2022

  • "Not happy with the cleanliness."

    As reported on arrival there were dog hairs on the sofa nearest the dining room, the first cups and plates we picked up were not clean and there were human hairs on the bed in the front room, so we slept in the back bedroom. Not a good start when you have to hoover and wash crockery you have not used. On top of that on the last day I found ants in the sitting room and passage, they were all down the wall( I've sent photos in) If we had spotted them earlier my wife would not have stayed in the cottage. So spacious, comfortable cottage in an excellent location, good to have private parking but sadly let down on the cleanliness.

    Reviewed by Allan3.8May 2022

  • "Excellent location close to the centre of Keswick."

    Well equipped and with great smart TV & Wi-Fi. The off-road parking directly behind the cottage was a real bonus. The stairs to the top floor bedroom were very steep!

    Reviewed by David4.1Mar 2022

  • "We have stayed previously & we are booked for Dec also but I was really not pleased with the level of cleanliness."

    I re mopped floors as they were really dirty & wiped all cupboards down and had to clean myself on our arrival, I find the level of cleanliness not good at all considering the current times. My granddaughters toy went under the sofa & I couldn’t believe the mess under there including random things like lighters etc The sofas have seen much better days & the place definitely needs a lick of paint. I never complain but when you pay a reasonable amount of money to stay somewhere you at least expect to walk into it clean. I felt disappointed as the house & location is lovely.

    The cleaner takes great pride in her work and is upset to hear the issues raised. Please accept our sincere apologies. Had this information been brought to our attention during your stay we would have acted immediately to rectify the issues. We hope this did not detract from your enjoyment of your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in December Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven2.8Mar 2022

  • "Fab location and lovely clean house."

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8Dec 2021

  • "Very nice place to stay"

    Reviewed by Anna Noelle5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and well equipped."

    It was clean although a bit shabby in places. The owners would benefit in giving it a deep clean and making the odd repair .

    Reviewed by Kay4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a great long weekend and the cottage is well located for walking into Keswick."

    Agree with the rest of the reviews - parking only for one car and tight and difficult to find on first arrival. A note in the cottage would be appreciated for where there is parking for a second car where a car can be left overnight. All good except I agree the shower area and tray has a lot of black mould so needs some attention. Also the towels did not smell freshly laundered but had a damp unpleasant smell to them. The beds were comfortable and the views from the upstairs bedroom were stunning. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Catherine3.4Aug 2021

  • "Super comfy beds and sofas, which was much appreciated after a long day in the hills."

    Reviewed by Murray5.0May 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at Fountain Cottage."

    It was cosy, well equipped and comfortable. Excellent location, only 5 minutes walk to the town. The only downside if I’m being honest was the oven was not clean. Probably just an oversight. Otherwise had a lovely stay. Would recommend to others. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely, cosy, well furnished cottage for a winter break in Keswick, took us a while to find parking for this cottage luckily a lady who lived round the back helped us."

    Comfy beds and sofas the stairs to the 3rd bedroom are very steep but our teenage daughter loved her room up there, on a windy night it was very noisy (think the roof needs looking at as something sounded loose). A brisk 5 minute walk into Keswick so very central and 15 minute walk to Derwent Water. No garden to speak of so if your wanting to sit outside with a glass of wine in the summer you would have to sit out the front on the gravel and the road is busy going into Keswick. Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Oct 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Fountain Cottage."

    It was cosy, warm, comfortable and very well equipped. It was spotlessly clean on arrival. Ideally situated, just a short walk into Keswick. There is private parking for one vehicle in a gated yard at the rear of the property shared with three other properties. We can’t fault the property or location and would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2020

  • "Parking a bit difficult if more than 1car, but other than that everything was fine, when we arrived it wasn't clear how you got round the back of the cottage to gain entry maybe the owner could draw a map."

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in a great area."

    Facilities are fab! Rooms comfortable. The view from the top bedroom is second to none! The cottage is much bigger than I imagined. Parking is a little tight for a larger car but doable. When it says cottage garden it means a little bit of gravel on the main road but tbh in the Lake District it is quite easy to find some outside space! The road is quite noisy from the master bedroom. I would recommend The Pheasent pub down the road and the little walk to Portinscale.

    Reviewed by Louise4.1Aug 2020

  • "Good location to popular town."

    Cleanliness was immaculate. Activities in the property if weather lets u down I.e. books, games, DVDs, game console.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2020

  • "We loved the cottage and found everything perfect for our needs."

    The only negative thing was the slight misrepresentation of the outside space. As it was early March we had no need to use the ‘petite cottage garden’ but had we wanted to we would have been concerned that it referred to the patch at the front and that there was no seating. I don’t think that is what people would be expecting from the description. Other than that, the cottage was cosy, clean and very close to the centre of Keswick, with no need for a car.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was better than the photos."

    The bedrooms are big with comfortable beds . The loft as previously mentioned has steep stairs so our children used it as it was very big and nice. The cottage was very clean . It’s in a perfect location only 5 min on foot from Keswick centre. We had no problems with the parking . It fitted well our SUV Some trivial recommendations are : Towel hangers are needed in the bathroom and also some bigger and warmer duvets for the beds in the loft . The office very promptly responded to our call on a Saturday to send us everything we asked. I highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Asimina5.0Oct 2019

  • "Cottage could do with an en-suite in the double room leaving the remaining bathroom for the two twins."

    Reviewed by Jason4.4Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for our needs."

    Great location, clean and comfortable. My only minor gripe is that the toilet flush was a bit temperamental but everything else was great.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2019

  • "Cottage really needs some cosmetic decoration especially in the bathroom."

    Reviewed by Graham3.1Aug 2019

  • "It was a lovely cottage, clean & comfortable & added to an enjoyable holiday."

    Would definitely go back & recommend to others

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Jul 2019

  • "Great time at keswick cottage was great and well placed Well done to all"

    Reviewed by Gail4.4May 2019

  • "The house was well equipped with everything we needed and was very handy for ..."

    The house was well equipped with everything we needed and was very handy for town, as well as clean and tidy, my son's and their girlfriends who don't normally come away with us thoroughly enjoyed their stay and would definitely do it again and would recommend it

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Feb 2019

  • "A few minor issues to deal with for the cottage; toaster does not work, the light above the mirror in the double bedroom does not work either."

    The toilet did not always flush and a dining chair has a loose arm that both need some attention. Non of these minor issues would prevent us from re-booking the cottage as it is ideally placed for all that Keswick has to offer and we thoroughly enjoyed our weekend there.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Feb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage everything you need."

    Nice and clean,great location for shops and breathtaking walks. the only down side to this cottage is the limited space outside only one parking spot. we had a great time spending christmas here and would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Dec 2018

  • "We brought our two small dogs who are very well behaved, but when one of them had cocked his leg against the garage wall by my son's car in the courtyard, the lady next door but one was very rude and said we should not allow the dogs out there at all as her grandchildren could catch something!"

    I did explain that this is highly unlikely, I am a qualified health professional and we also had a doctor in the house! She said there were notices in the house saying we could not bring dogs out into the shared courtyard - however, these were not evident. We are very responsible dog owners and always clean up their poos, but this was them having a wee! We were only there for the weekend - it is a lovely cottage but this would deter me from returning. Also, as it is a shared courtyard, it might have been good to have some chairs to sit on outside in the summer months. The location is great, a short walk into town and cottage is lovely. The stairs to the attic room are very steep, but certainly manageable.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Nov 2018

  • "The bathroom is tired, needs new bath panels and the radiator needs replacing or painted."

    Most of the house needs to be redecorated to be honest.

    Further to our telephone conversation this afternoon re recent feedback on fountain cottage in Keswick I will address the radiator being painted in the bathroom and new silicone around the bath. As to the rest of the house, it was painted just before Easter this year having had all new plasterwork done in the lounge. The downstairs was again painted on 1st November this year and when the bedrooms were checked I felt it did not require further attention this year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim3.8Nov 2018

  • "Nothing springs to mind."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "This cottage is bigger than it looks and is nicely furnished."

    It's in a great location, walking distance from Keswick. We really enjoyed our stay here. However, there is no garden at all, at the rear there is a shared yard where bins are kept and cars parked. The parking is awkward, and the description of it could be better. You get to it from the far end of the terrace, not the drive next to the cottage, then have to go through a metal gate and it is to your left, but it isn't clear when you drive in, especially as there is a sign saying 'parking for B&B only'. Also, a sign saying which door is for the cottage would be helpful. Other than these points, it is a lovely place.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Aug 2018

  • "Nothing wrong with the cottage it ticked all the boxes, fab location, clean, and modern."

    Beds are extremely comfy although the attic stairs are very steep and narrow, if you had to get up in the night you had to go down the first couple of stairs before you could switch on the light which then lit all the bedroom up.

    Reviewed by Tracie4.4Jul 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage but it doesn't have a garden and I think that should be more clear."

    Reviewed by Jill4.4May 2018

  • "Your listing said a patio area!"

    ! I think this requires revision. We did sit out despite no chairs or knowing where to sit that would not upset residents. If this had a better dedicayed area we would re book but as it is realy just a yard with cars and others back yards it should not be described as it is.

    Reviewed by Malcolm3.8May 2018

  • "Lovely Holiday cottage."

    Lovely touches with Tea Towels ,pot holders etc and a very good range of kitchen implements. The can opener didn't work that is the only criticism I have. A very well appointed cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2018

  • "Great location and a very comfortable cottage."

    It was home from home and had everything you would have in your own home. It was also lovely decorated for Christmas which made it feel cosy and Christmassy.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x master double room on 1st floor, 1 x twin room on 1st floor, 1 x twin on 2nd floor
  • Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and basin on the 1st floor
  • Dining area
  • Sitting room with fireplace and electric stove effect fire
  • Kitchen
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • Gas central heating with electric stove effect fire
  • TV, Blue Ray DVD player, Xbox games console, a selection of books, board games, and films
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Wifi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Private rear parking for 1 car
  • Small shrubbery to the front
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Note: Max 6 adults

The property

A charming cottage near the River Greta in Keswick, and only a short walk to the centre of Keswick town. With stone flagged floors, beams and a traditional fireplace with an electric stove effect fire, this pretty cottage is a lovely and relaxing place for a family to spend a holiday. Stepping into the welcoming open plan living area, you’ll immediately feel relaxed with the comfortable furniture, fireplace with its electric stove effect fire, and the TV, Blue Ray DVD player, Xbox and selection of books, films and games.

Perfect for an afternoon in if the weather isn't at its best.

The dining area has wonderful beams and slate floors, and there's a breakfast bar in the fully-equipped kitchen. Moving to the first floor, you'll find the master double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both with incredible views of the fells.

The family bathroom with bath and shower cubicle is also on this floor.

On the second floor, there's a charming attic twin bedroom, with more wonderful views of the fells, though the staircase is very steep, and wouldn't suit the elderly or very small children. Outside the house, there's private parking to the rear and a shrubbery o the front. This cottage is perfectly placed to explore all Keswick has to offer and is within walking distance of the centre of town, close to pubs, shops and restaurants.

Keswick is full of different attractions and things to do, from golf and crazy golf at Hope Park to the Mining Museum, the Pencil Museum and the Puzzling Place. Travel further out and you could climb Cat Bells Fell, Skiddaw Mountain or Grisedale Pike, visit Castlerigg Stone Circle or take the Keswick Treasure Trails.

And you're near Derwentwater, for sailing, water sports, painting and trips to its different islands. For the perfect family holiday with plenty to see and do, Fountain Cottage makes for a comfortable and cosy base to explore Keswick and its surrounds.

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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
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  • Christmas