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Fox's Retreat

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Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Superb location plus allocated parking spot in the centre of Keswick."

    Plenty of room in entrance hall for storing walking gear, rucksacks, boots etc. Very comfortable bed, superb shower room and toilet. Would fully recommend this property! Also so lovely to see such a vibrant and bustling community, local cinema showing up to date films. Excellent selection of shops plus a super market with a wide selection of stalls on a Thursday and Saturday.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Pros: The Fox’s Retreat was a very clean and modern flat, with its own parking space, and set smack bang in the middle of beautiful Keswick."

    The Cons: The kitchen extractor fan, located on the wall of the George Hotel, chucked out some ‘fatty chip smells’, but it’s what it is, and there’s no where else it go. Caused us an issue if we left the windows open, the fatty smells would waft into the room, but after a while we got used to it The bed in the first bedroom from the entrance door, was a bit too soft and springy for my wife and I, but after two or three nights it was ok (and my back pain had subsided!). With the bedrooms and bathroom being situated on the ground floor, it took a bit of getting used to at first, but after a couple of nights, it was fine. Verdict Would we stay here again at the Fox’s Retreat?— Most definately!! It’s ideally situated in the centre of town, it’s a clean and modern flat, tastefully decorated and it has its own dedicated parking space. We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Fox’s Retreat. Sykes Cottages were very helpful during our stay and nothing was too much trouble. We would not hesitate to book again through this Company!

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "The ice box in the fridge had not been defrosted so the door would not close."

    We had to manually defrost this ourselves. The door is a poor fit. The property faces north so does not get any warmth from the sun. We felt the downstairs sleeping area accumulated a somewhat damp atmosphere during our stay in the hottest week of the year. Kitchen facilities were good apart from the fridge (see above). We had to tune the Freeview channels on the TV but it did not appear to pick up the full range of channels - maybe this can be investigated for future bookings. The location with parking was a bonus and was why we booked.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Fox's Retreat."

    The property is very comfortable, clean and so conveniently placed for accessing all Keswick (and beyond) has to offer. The reserved parking space is a real bonus. We had an issue with the outside bin being full for most of the week, and it would be good to have a tin opener and corkscrew (we couldn't find one in the otherwise very well stocked kitchen) but would definitely recommend this property, and will book again!.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fox's Retreat is a lovely little hideaway right in the centre of the town."

    It might not look much from the outside, being tucked at the back of a pub on one of the main streets, but it changes as soon as you open the door. Lovely and clean, comfortable beds, a gorgeous view from the upstairs living room to Latrigg. No complaints, just a little warning about the handrail up the stairs. It's a little loose at the top. Keswick and the Northern Lakes has always been a favourite of mine, so Fox's Retreat is a perfect base, especially as it has a dedicated parking space. Leave your car at the cottage and take advantage of the £2 fare system and tour around by bus. (Summer 2023).

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Aug 2023

  • "The only issue we had was that the exterior dustbin was overflowing when we arrived and it wasnt emptied in the week."

    As such we had trouble disposing of our rubbish when we left.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Fox's Retreat."

    The property was clean and felt like a home away from home. Everything we needed was there. We will be booking to come and stay again next year as we didn't have enough time to do all the activities we wanted to do.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Perfect location. Surprisingly quiet. The parking space was an added bonus with easy access.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic weeks stay here, it was very homely had everything you could need it was decorated and furnished to a very high standard."

    It had a very comfortable bed we slept very well it is very well placed to just park your car and walk to everything you want to visit the barrier to stop people parking in your space is a great idea. The only issue we found was other people filling the bin but this is a minor inconvenience. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very nice would stay again thank you."

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very nice property - clean, comfortable and well situated, with a parking space."


    Thank you for your comments, we are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you back. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2023

  • "Location right in the heart of all that Keswick offers, so central and with good parking."

    This property had everything we needed for our holiday stay and was clean and homely. I had to work whilst there and the Internet was consistent. We had an amazing time, walking, dining out, taking in the amazing scenery. We would definitely book this property again. Many thanks.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely awesome!"

    Best place I’ve stayed in during my trips to the Lakes! Loved it!

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful stay in a great location in centre of town."

    The only negative comment is Sofa very low and uncomfortable. But everything else amazing we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property had everything I needed and was very clean."

    The location was amazing being so central especially with a parking space. Thanks for a lovely stay I'll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Feb 2023

  • "Thank you so much for the time I spent at Foxes Retreat."

    I had a wonderful time there, a much needed break. (not long enough!) I would certainly like to be able to visit and stay there again. Absolutely perfect spot for me. The accommodation was very comfortable and clean, and I hope I left it in good order as I left. Many thanks once again

    Reviewed by Neil Alan5.0Jan 2023

  • "A lovely cottage right in the town centre."

    Everything we needed was provided and we were very comfortable. The double bedroom downstairs i s on the small side but manageable. It would have been nice to have a larger quilt but blankets were provided. Upstairs was nice and warm. Nice large shower.

    Reviewed by Domini3.8Jan 2023

  • "Our flat was spotless, comfortable & bright."

    Location was extremely central. Slight noise from the restaurant kitchen extractor next door, but not a problem.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "This property is ideally situated right in the heart of Keswick, with its own parking space (a rare combination in the town)."

    It is a small but well equipped 'upside down' town house. We were apprehensive when we first found the door to Foxes Retreat, as it was just a few paces from an area used by several businesses to store their rubbish bins, and even closer to the rear of an Indian restaurant. However, it was soon obvious that our worries were nothing. This area is kept spotlessly clean by the businesses that use it. The house itself was clean, tidy & well presented. The bedrooms are compact, as is the bathroom, but nevertheless they contain all you could need. Upstairs the kitchen continues with this theme, being compact, well equipped & nicely presented. The living room is tastefully decorated and a comfy space to eat & relax after a hard day doing touristy things - fell walking, fishing, golf or even shopping. But the real attraction of this property is it's location. A few steps down a small alley & you're into the town with all it has to offer.

    Reviewed by Ian James3.8Sep 2022

  • "4 days not enough was a perfect little retreat."

    Modern clean compact & just down the alley to Keswick centre, making it so easy to settle in. Lots of storage & area for boots etc in entrance hall very comfortable sofa, beds after a day on the fells. Would love to return soon. Anna,

    Reviewed by Anna Noelle4.4Aug 2022

  • "The property was really lovely, everything we needed was available."

    We found it very convenient as neither my wife and I struggle with mobility and it was very centrally located. We also appreciated the fact that we had a dedicated parking space. It was a lovely place to stay with all amenities close by. We hope to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent property and property - only fault for us was the bed mattresses being ..."

    Excellent property and property - only fault for us was the bed mattresses being too soft leading to a lack of sleep and some backache

    New Mattress now, so all ok! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jul 2022

  • "Whilst we were very happy staying in this apartment."

    I was very disappointed that after leaving a jacket/top and trousers on back of small bedroom door (these items were new)also a nightdress under pillow in main bedroom. . I was told nothing had been found.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.1May 2022

  • "The location of the cottage is right in the middle of the town and very close to shops and restaurants."

    It was very easy central to most of the places we went to and the parking space was a bonus. The cottage is very clean and had everything we needed that made us feel at home. I would recommend the place to anyone who is travelling to the area. 5 stars from us <3

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Apr 2022

  • "The accommodation was very clean, comfortable with excellent facilities."

    The user guide was very handy and user friendly. It was a very central location. We really enjoyed our holiday and would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Martina5.0Apr 2022

  • "Good location, central to Keswick and the Lake District."

    Parking space is an advantage. Clean, comfortable and good amenities in the flat. Nice modern kitchen. Only small complaint is the check out time of 9:00 am is too early. Other than that we would definitely use this place again.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2022

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
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  • Reverse-level maisonette
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with TV, 1 x 4' double with TV
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washer/dryer
  • First-floor living/dining room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • 3 x TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in at 4.00pm, check-out by 9.00am

The property

Fox's Retreat is a charming, reverse-level, terraced maisonette resting in the heart of Keswick, Cumbria.

Within easy reach of the town's excellent amenities, as well as the best sights the Lake District National Park has to offer, this is an ideal base for a couples or family of three to escape to nature.

Enjoy an easy arrival thanks to the private parking space for one car, before stepping inside your holiday home right on the high street.

Climb the stairs to find a beautifully-finished, first-floor kitchen with gentle blue hues, equipped with an electric oven, gas hob and fridge with ice box to whip up delicious meals.

After adventuring through Borrowdale Valley, throw muddy walking gear straight into the handy washer/dryer and make a fresh batch of coffee with the cafetiere!

Take refuge in the social heart of the cottage, a snug living/dining room, to savour a hearty breakfast at the seating for four or curl up on the corner sofa by the warmth of the electric fire whilst you catch up on your favourite TV shows.

Catch your rest in one of two ground-floor bedrooms, including a double for two and a 4' double for one guest, both of which have wall-mounted TV's with Freeview for lazy mornings relaxing under the covers.

Freshen up in the sleek, contemporary shower room, before lacing up your hiking boots and venturing into your stunning surroundings.

Keswick is a popular destination with a variety of attractions and amenities on offer; enjoy a game of golf with panoramic views, admire the exhibitions at The Makers Mill and catch a lakeside performance at the iconic Theatre by the Lake.

The idyllic valley of Borrowdale is just south of the town and a paradise for walkers, cyclists and climbers alike, with plenty of crags scattered throughout, strolls along Derwent Water Lake and the romantic Lodore Falls.

Jump in the car and travel east to Ullswater, a fabulous lake offering cruises to pleasant villages with tempting tearooms, including Pooley Bridge, Glenridding and Howtown.

Other nearby attractions include the renowned Aira Force Waterfall for nature trails and viewpoints sweeping across the landscape, as well as Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens and the medieval Lowther Castle & Gardens.

For historians and literary-lovers, Cockermouth is a must-visit to discover the birthplace of William Wordsworth; visit the writer's historic former home, explore Cockermouth History Wall or get inspired by Castlegate House Gallery.

Book your stay at Fox's Retreat and escape to the heart of 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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