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Friar's Roost

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Warm, cosy and well equipped."

    Great to have a parking space and be so close to central Keswick and its facilities. A lovely space for relaxing with family and friends. It was mixed weather whilst we were away so it was lovely to come home to such a comfortable cottage and be able to dry our clothes and wash the dog!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property was perfect, very clean and had plenty of kitchenware felt like home from home."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cottage was was nicely decorated and in a great location."

    Just a few improvements to be made though, some of the glasses weren't clean when we got them out to use and there were no condiments in the house such as salt and pepper so you literally need to take everything with you. Tiny washing up liquid left for a week, so we had to buy more as well. The sour note to leave on was that the cleaner was parked up wanting to get in at quarter past 9 when check out wasn't until 10. Not very good as we felt rushed and pressured to leave.

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re sorry that you didn’t have our usual customer experience. Friar’s Roost is a self-catering property and as conscientious owners, we try to provide everything our guests will need. This includes a refreshment pack and kitchen starter pack to tide guests over when they first arrive. We have passed your feedback onto our management company and hope that we will see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine3.4Jul 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay with proximity to the centre of Keswick."

    Spacious, comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need. We enjoyed it !

    Reviewed by Pierre4.7May 2023

  • "Nice house, bright and airy, comfy, and located in a quiet location only 5/10 mins away from the centre."

    The dog shower is a great idea and was well used! The parking is quite tight but manageable Overall, a great place to stay to explore Keswick and the Lakes - would recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have been coming to keswick for a weeks holiday ever year for the past 10 years and have stead in many different houses and found this a Lovely high end well equipped house in a great location 2 things to point out ."

    There was loads of restrictions on our dog ,so we felt is was not really a dog freindy house . There was a small welcome cleaning pack but had to buy more cleaning products. However we had a nice relaxing stay .

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we’re so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. To ensure that the property remains as you state, “high end” and for the comfort of all our guests, we do not allow dogs upstairs nor to sit on the house furnishings. There is a dog friendly entrance and bespoke dog shower at the property. We look forward to seeing you and your furry friend in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really pleased with this property, we visit Keswick every year and this one stood out to us."

    As a family of 4, with 1x Dog plus grandparents it had everything we needed. Especially loved the dog shower and utility room. Great for wet clothes and boot drying keeping all the mess in one place!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely house, kept in great condition."

    Best water pressure in a shower I have ever experienced. Parking nearby was easy and location was great for walking into town. Will certainly look to book again

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was the best accommodation we could have in Keswick."

    Especially as it was wet. The back area with mini shower for dogs was a godsend. Excellent spec and beds really comfortable. We will go again as it suited us as grandparents and son with toddler. Highchair and cot available saved us taking ours Thankyou

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Oct 2022

  • "Property was great everything I needed was there."

    No hesitation in recommending to others

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Bravo"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Friars Roost."

    The house was immaculate and had everything we required.The dog shower was a massive bonus and the outside area was great for both adults and dogs.We would definitely recommend it and they even provided great weather,we will return.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic house, clean, tidy and well presented."

    Only a small garden but has parking and great location being only a short walk into town

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped property."

    The kitchen in particular is very well appointed with everything one could wish for provided. We would certainly use Friar’s Roost again and recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jul 2022

  • "What a fabulous holiday cottage!"

    Very clean, all mod cons, proper home from home. The weather was incredible and the location perfect. We really enjoyed the walk through Fitz park by the river into Keswick! Would highly recommend this holiday home and will be recommending. 5 ⭐️

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage looked beautiful and was wonderfully equipped, we were blessed with good weather but equally a wet weather stay would’ve been equally enjoyable as there were plenty of amenities at the cottage."

    Reviewed by Edwina5.0Jun 2022

  • "Overall the property was perfect."

    It was spotlessly clean and attention to detail was really thought about. It was like a home from home. I would highly recommend and would definitely consider booking Friar's Roost again.

    Reviewed by Emlyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property, really well stocked, clean and comfortable."

    Loved the dog shower facility too. Great location close to Keswick. Really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2022

  • "Superb cottage with easy walking access to Keswick."

    Wonderful artwork, selection of kitchen tools, fluffy towels and interior design style rooms. Very welcoming and spacious. Amazing family bathroom power shower! Secure, safe garden for dogs. Street parking not a problem on our sunny May weekend.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Friar’s Roost."

    The cottage is beautiful and very well equipped. The kitchen and living room in particular are beautifully decorated. It was ideal for a toddler as there’s a handy stair gate at the top of the stairs. The location is fabulous, just a short walk into town. We’ll definitely be coming back again! Thanks for the fabulous stay.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2022

  • "The perfect holiday cottage located just a 10 minute walk from the main centre of Keswick."

    Also an ideal location from which to access endless hiking routes. Out of season there is plenty of on road parking outside the property. Fully equipped cottage with everything you could want during your holiday as well as being warm, comfortable and cosy. The house lay out suited us well, bathrooms were spotless and beautifully presented, the kitchen and dining area were clean and modern with everything we needed to prep and cook. The living room had a lovely gas fire (ideal after a cold, wet day out hiking) and we could bring muddy dogs in via the utility room to be washed off in the dog shower! Genius idea! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Friar's roost and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Evie5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely, comfortable and extremely well set up property - home from home."

    We wished we had booked two weeks! Everything we needed had been thought about by the owners and the utility entrance route was perfect when coming back from our long, muddy (!) walks.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jan 2022

  • "An excellent property close to the town centre, superbly equipped with everything we needed."

    The entrance complete with doggy shower was invaluable during a rather soggy week. Clean, comfy and well presented can easily recommend for a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable house with decor and furnishings of a high standard."

    Great bathrooms with plentiful hot water, essential after a day on the fells. Dog shower and boot room an excellent addition too. Possibly, the cleanest holiday home we have ever stayed in. If you park anything other than a very small car in the private parking space, you are not able to close the gates. This was not a problem for us as we were able to park two cars right outside and never needed to move them as walking distance from both town and walks. Fabulous week, despite the weather. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage with plenty of room."

    Easy walking distance to Keswick and the lake. Ample free parking .

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was near to the town and local park to walk the dogs."

    The cottage had all the facilities we needed. The enclosed entrance at the back door to dry off and leave our wet things behind, was much needed as it did rain everyday which we expected. We had a wonderfully relaxing stay and will definitely be booking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodations in the best location, the house felt like home the owner has put things in the house u would require in your own house."

    Every room was done to a high standard and was decorated beautifully. Was a pleasure to stay there.

    Reviewed by Vaughan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Close to the town centre. No parking issues. Would definitely stay at Friar's Roost again

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Jul 2021

  • "A fantastic place, well finished and everything we needed, good location for Keswick town centre access."

    Small garden but great for dog to use as secure and much outdoor space wasn’t needed due to tiring the dog around the lakes. Only one comment I would make is having the ability to open the lounge windows as these were secured with pins requiring Allen keys to open, appreciate it’s security but option would be nice. Overall brilliant experience and stay. Thanks

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic location, plenty of living space, the garden was essential with a dog and a toddler in tow."

    Walking distance to the park and town was a real treat as was the welcome box. We had a fabulous time.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2021

  • "A beautiful dog friendly cottage in a good location."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Three bedrooms: one double, one king-size with en-suite shower room and one twin
  • A family bathroom with feature rolltop bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Sitting room, Dining room, Kitchen Utility room with dog shower
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas fire
  • Smart TV
  • Cooker with five ring gas hob
  • Electric double oven Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Boot room
  • Bike storage
  • Dog shower patio and garden
  • Private parking for one car (additional free on-street parking)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Five minutes-walk to shop and pub
  • Travel Cot & High Chair provided.

The property

The front door opens to this warmly welcoming home.

The spacious comfortable sitting room is presented with contemporary leather sofas arranged around the feature Lakeland stone fireplace place with a real flame gas fire.

The hallway extends to a cosy reading and seating area with WiFi and games chest.

The dining room is bright and attractive leading into the open kitchen, with views through to the patio area and small garden.

The great layout of the living accommodation makes this a very social house with plenty of space to relax and socialise.

The beautiful, well-equipped kitchen has a range of appliances and is light and airy.

To the rear of the property is a bespoke boot room with utility area, coat storage, WC and dog shower facility, ideal after returning from a muddy walk on the fells. There are three well appointed bedrooms which are attractive and comfortable.

The master has a window seat to relax on whilst admiring the views across to Latrigg.

It has a king size bed and a contemporary en-suite shower room.

Additionally, there are two further attractive bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds.

The superb family bathroom with feature roll top bath and luxurious freestanding shower will help you to unwind after a day exploring the beautiful Lake District. Outside there is a small garden with patio area to the side of the property, which leads to a bike storage shed.

The cottage benefits from one private parking space with additional free on street parking. Just a five-minute walk from Friar's Roost is the famous market square which holds weekly fresh produce and craft markets.

There are numerous places to eat and drink, catering for informal pub lunches to fine dining.

Browse the independent shops, visit the Keswick Museum or the local 100 year old cinema.

Enjoy an evening at the Theatre by the Lake or take a stroll through Keswick's beautiful parks. A walk along to Friar's Crag provides breathtaking views of Derwentwater, where you can cruise the lake whilst watching the sun go down.

There are plenty of walk from the doorstep including Walla Crag, Ashness Bridge and the Keswick Stone Circle. You could easily park the car for the duration of your stay and have plenty to see and do without driving anywhere. If you wish to explore further afield, there are many more beautiful places, Aira Force Waterfall, Buttermere and Crummock Water, Children's trails and mountain bike routes at Grizedale Forest, Climbing routes underground slate mines and picturesque villages.

Up to Two small dogs are welcome at Friar's Roost. Please ensure dog's are kept downstairs at all times.

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 only allows Friday or Monday changeover days. Please bear this in mind when bookings are being made.
This property has a 3 night minimum stay. Please bear this in mind upon booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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