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Fran's Nest

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Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an excellent stay at Fran's Nest."

    The location is perfectly central to Keswick, close to Fritz park if you have little ones, and waking up to the views from the master bedroom is truly incredible.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted you chose to stay at Fran's Nest and had a great time exploring Keswick. We also love the views from the picture window in the top bedroom which is a real surprise. We would love to see you stay again in the future so please don't hesitate to get in touch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Blaine5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had such a happy holiday in this beautiful home that is perfectly situated for quick and easy to access by foot to everywhere in Keswick, the best part of the lake, ferries and boats, theatre, cinema (next door), beautiful walks, good climbs, swimming and water sports."

    Fran’s Nest was the perfect place for us to holiday as a family again - us oldies and 4 youngsters (early 20’s) plus 15 yr old collie. Our host was helpful, friendly and readily available. Thank you for a wonderful stay - we look forward to coming back!

    We really do appreciate guest feedback and enjoy reading both the guest book and online reviews. It really does inspire us to do what we do. It's fantastic to hear you had such a wonderful stay with us and exploring Keswick and the Lake District. Thank you for your lovely comments and we would love to welcome you back again. Please do not hesitate to get in touch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Fran's Nest."

    It's in a superb central location for all the restaurants and shops as well as the cinema and theatre. It is a beautifully decorated cottage - really clean and comfortable and extremely well equipped with amazing views form the top bedroom. Would highly recommend and would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage."

    Perfect location and had everything we needed. We loved the decor and furnishings. Thank you!

    Thank you so much for your kind words in our visitor book and for sharing online. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We are very proud of Fran's Nest and would love to hopefully welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fran's Nest provides a perfect central base for a stay in Keswick."

    Everything about the house is of a high standard and well thought through with the comfort of guests in mind. The property is beautifully decorated and furnished throughout. The bedrooms are all extremely comfortable and the view from the top window is incredible.

    Thank you for your lovely words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Fran's Nest and would love to welcome you back again in the future. We put our heart and soul into developing the property and are delighted you had a wonderful time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by C5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay, the cottage was lovely and very comfortable and in a great location."

    Thank you so much for the attention to detail and the wonderful holiday

    You are very welcome and thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to submit a review. We are always delighted to hear from our guests and would love to see you return with the family in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Mar 2023

  • "Frans Nest is the perfect place to stay."

    Beautiful cottage equipped with everything. Extremely comfortable and designed to a high spec. Fabulous location close to shops, restaurants, pubs. Stephen the host was extremely prompt at being in contact. We will definitely be returning.

    Thank you again for taking time to review Fran's Nest. We really do appreciate all your kind words. We put a lot into developing the property and take great satisfaction in hearing how much you enjoyed your stay. We would love to see you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property - great furnishings and fittings - fantastic location so close to the town centre."

    Plenty of on street parking a short walk away. Would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for your kind words in reviewing the property. We are delighted you enjoyed your time at Fran's Nest and would love to welcome you back again with your family in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely house in a great location."

    House has lovely furniture and decor. Great showers and very clean throughout.

    Really appreciate your kind words and comments. It means a lot to us to know that our guests have thoroughly enjoyed staying at Fran's Nest. Please do not hesitate to book with us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "Superb cottage - very comfortable, super convenient for town/lake/hills, finished to a high standard."

    Thank you for your kind comments and we really appreciate you taking the time to review Fran's Nest. We value our guests opinions and are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin room, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with feature electric stove.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • A cot and highchair are available at the property and will be setup on request
  • Digital permit parking for Central car park, Keswick
  • Please provide your registration 24 hours before arrival
  • Courtyard with seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Free on street parking available less than 5 minutes walk and double yellow line outside property allows for loading and unloading only

The property

This charming, mid-terrace Georgian property sits in a desirable location in Keswick market square.

With a host of amenities within a short walk, Fran’s Nest is a great base for families and friends looking to stay close to the action of Keswick, while being within easy reach of Bassenthwaite, Ullswater and Ambleside further afield.After a day of exploring, look forward to catching up on your favourite TV shows in the sitting room, complete with two plush sofas and an electric fire, so you are well-equipped for cosy nights in.

Allow the house chef to impress in the contemporary kitchen, housing a range of integrated appliances including an electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and even a dishwasher, so there’s no need to lift a finger when it comes to washing up!

For your convenience, there’s also a utility room with washer/dryer, so you won’t have to pack your whole wardrobe!

Serve up a tasty supper in the dining room, complimented with a bottle of fizz as you toast to a long-awaited getaway with your nearest and dearest!

As you look to rest, whisk off upstairs and dream away in either of the three bedrooms; on the first floor there is a twin along with a charming double with en-suite facilities.

Continue to the second floor to discover another king-size with imposing views over Keswick to the northwestern fells including Catbells and Robinson.

To the outside is a small courtyard where you can relax with a favourite drink and reflect on the holiday thus far.

Keswick's fantastic amenities and attractions are a stone's throw away from The Old Mill, from restaurants and bars to quaint tearooms and antique shops.

On those rainy days, choose between the Pencil Museum, Keswick Museum and The Puzzling Place, whilst Hope Park and Theatre By The Lake are perfect settings for summer evenings.

Remember to pack your walking shoes as you look to tackle mountains like Skiddaw and Blencathra for rewarding views at the top!

Along Derwentwater, there are many options for hiking, watersports, and sailing, and the picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve is close by, while Ullswater is home to the Aira Force Waterfall and boat tours to lakeside communities like Pooley Bridge and Glenridding.

For a delightful abode in a central location in Keswick, look no further than Fran’s Nest.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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