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Friar's Roost

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1063201)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "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 PaulOct 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 SusanOct 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage with plenty of room."

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

    Reviewed by YvonneOct 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 SusanSep 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 VaughanSep 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage."

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

    Reviewed by CarlaJul 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 BenJul 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 CherylJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by SarahMay 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.

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.


  • Three bedrooms: one double, one king-size with en-suite shower room and one twin
  • A family bathroom with feature rolltop bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Sitting room, dining room, kitchen and 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) Wifi
  • Five minutes walk to shop and pub
  • Travel Cot & High Chair provided.

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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Region Information

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:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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