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Holly Cottage

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Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean, comfortable cottage, can be noisy at times but the proximity to Keswick and Derwentwater, bus station and fabulous walks outweigh the noise."

    Second time of staying this year and will stay again

    Hello Sandra, it's great to hear you've had a comfortable stay. We had a new boiler installed a few months ago and it's really excellent. I don't have limits set on the heating so guests will always be cosy. I have put lots of spring bulbs in the back so guests can enjoy tulips, daffodils, crocuses etc. There's outdoor seat cushions, knee throws (under the stairs) for those sitting out on a chilly day. Thanks so much for staying with us and the excellent feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2023

  • "This cottage was in an ideal situation in Keswick just seconds from the town and all its amenities."

    Has its own parking space which was not a problem for our Audi estate car, though some complaints were made that it was “tight”. We made many visits to Booths supermarket just round the corner for supplies and also the Co-op supermarket was just across the road. As it’s a terraced cottage right on the road our dog kept barking when people walked past the window, so we had to keep the curtains closed and light on. A very enjoyable stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had an enjoyable stay at Holly Cottage. We appreciate all your comments. We hope to welcome you again. The owner relations team - Lakelovers Property Owner

    Reviewed by CynthiaSep 2023

  • "Property obviously in a good location."

    Parking is an issue though. We were blocked in all week and gave up asking people to move their cars so didn't do any sightseeing. Traffic is noisy so be sure to take earplugs. Other than that it was a pleasant stay

    I did try to phone you but couldn't get through as there was a voicemail message saying it was no longer your phone. The property is on a main street and this is stated in the particulars. I shall leave my contact details incase guests can't contact Sykes in future. I would like to hear from you so please write to Sykes with your current phone number and I'll ring you. Thanks Helen, the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2023

  • "More reasonable check out time needed, I understand this during COVID but not now."

    The bedroom in the front is lovely and bed very comfy however the noise from the traffic spoils it, maybe better sound proofing would help. We really enjoyed our stay, thank you.

    Hello Julie, thanks for the feedback. I'll look into soundproofing the front windows. Maybe some shutters would help. John Lewis make nice shutters. I will discuss with Sykes if it's possible to make check out slightly later. We've a great cleaner and he leaves everything so nicely styled. Really smartly arranged. We'll see what we can do. Thanks again for staying with us and I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2023

  • "Our 2nd stay n this fabulous cottage."

    It's a great place to stay. The only thing that could make this cottage better would be a bit of TLC to the outside seating area at the back, which we like to make use off whilst here.

    Thanks for the feedback Kevin, someone was ment to tidy the yard. I'll follow this up. There's a good new mattress arrived Saturday for the single room so that should be comfortable . I'm delighted you love the cottage. Thanks again for staying with us Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2023

  • "Property small garden overgrown."

    Cut head on light fitting on top of the stairs. Noise from Co Op store across the road at 6 am , onwards was diabolical. Informed Sykes while we were there and when we came back but they showed no interest. If I'd known how bad the noise was I would not have booked. This property needs to be advertised with excessive noise .

    Thanks for the feedback. A gardener has been to the sitting area and some summer flowers are going in to the pots as we speak. Unfortunately I've been in hospital so wasn't able to keep the sitting area to its usual colourful displays. However, we should be almost back to normal. You'll see previous feedback mentioning the coop delivery at 6am, but also how handy it is. Two hundred year old cosy cottages are not for everyone. Comments are acted on immediately to keep the cottage lovely and your comments are appreciated. The cottage is in the centre of town but only pedestrians and cars going slowly. There's very few people walking about early morning and in my rear yard you can hear the birds sing its so quiet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VictoriaJun 2023

  • "Lovely clean and spacious cottage."

    Good location for walking, shops, restaurants , buses , ferry. Single Mattress needs replacement very uncomfortable but double room great.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We do find that mattresses are down to personal preference, however the single in the back bedroom has been replaced with a good new one. Thanks for letting us know. We hope to welcome you back. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BridgetMay 2023

  • "Lovely cosy, well equipped cottage."

    Cleanest cottage we have stayed in!! Cosy living room, large bedrooms and bathroom. Great having back enterence to put coats and boots in especially on a wet day. Location excellent for town and starting walks once parked car did not move it. Parking tight at back of property as we have a large car but managed ok. Will definitely book to stay here again.

    Thanks very much for your feedback Barry, much appreciated. I'm delighted you had a good week. Helen, owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarryMay 2023

  • "Excellent position."

    Spotless, spacious and very well equipped. I'm a very light sleeper, so was woken early by the deliveries at the Co Op (which is in itself, very handy and sells everything) - opposite. However, this would not put me off staying at this lovely cottage again.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2023

  • "A good property and all we needed was available."

    A better description of the parking available would be helpful. A little TLC in the cottage would go a long way.

    Thanks for the feedback. We've been down to the cottage to see if any tlc was needed. Directions for parking are very clear and are on your booking literature. We are glad everything was there that you needed, and appreciate you taking the time to comment because we're pleased to immediately act on anything needed. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PetraFeb 2023

  • "Positives : Lovely cottage"

    Thanks for the comment. We're delighted you liked the cottage. Thanks for staying with us. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage."

    Everything there that you need. Had a slight problem with the TV as the booster plug had been taken out and a lamp plugged in (we didn't know this), but, this was sorted straight away. Everything close to hand e.g shops, pubs, walks. Just booked another holiday with Sykes for next March.

    I'm very pleased you had a good stay. Sykes manage the cottage and they are very good. There's always an improvement happening at the cottage, there's a lovely grey arm chair and lots of new cushions waiting for the carrier and a new mattress for the back bedroom on the way. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JudiOct 2022

  • "Do not stay here unless you want an absolute fab cottage with great facilities bang in the middle of Keswick."

    We loved all aspects of the cottage, great kitchen and lounge, bonus of downstairs WC and extra space for kit by the back door. Double room is very spacious and single room is a decent size too with a great bathroom upstairs. Parking spot a bonus, we were out in the car each day as bagging wainwrights further afield and you soon used to the manoeuvre of parking in the tightish space. Would we stay here again - YES. Only slight issue was street noise, which is down to being centrally located and ignorance of others on way home late at night, but in no way should this detract from this fabulous cottage.

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2022

  • "I loved my stay in this cottage."

    It was so clean and well decorated. I stayed on my own (and my little dog Sam) for the week. I slept in the back bedroom away from the road, it was nice and quiet, but I have to say the bed could do with a new mattress. Otherwise I thoughly enjoyed my stay. The new 3 seater settee in the front room was a great added bonus. The car parking was fun to get in and out of, a neighbour did have to help me get out. I would recommend this holiday cottage :)

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2022

  • "Great location Lovely little cottage"

    Thanks for the feedback, I'm delighted you had a good stay. There's more Lake District guide books on the way, and lots of nice grey cushions coming for the lounge furniture and a grey arm chair which is very comfortable. Regards Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2022

  • "Holly Cottage is a lovely sized cottage."

    It is well kitted out with everything you might need, if not, the owner, a friendly and lovely lady, will happily lend you what you need, in our case a potato masher. The rooms are a good size and we found it to be very comfortable. The CO OP across the road can be a bit noisy but it didn't particularly impinge on our stay, it and Booths are very convenient for Groceries. It is less than a 5 minute walk to the town centre and all its amenities. We very much enjoyed our stay at Holly Cottage.

    Reviewed by TinaJul 2022

  • "We were really impressed with this property."

    It was a very last minute spontaneous booking and what a delightful surprise. The photos do not do it justice. The bedrooms were lovely a spacious and as a family we really appreciated how simple but tasteful the house was furnished. We also appreciated the porch and downstairs loo, especially for storing a pushchair. We were slightly worried about parking our car but pleasantly surprised that it fitted into the space provided (VW Touran). Great location, especially for serving at the Keswick Convention, lovely house and we will definitely be booking to stay again. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by GraceJul 2022

  • "The house was absolutely brilliant, and it turned out to be in the perfect place for our reason for going to Keswick, we were going to the Bible Convention which was holding it's meetings on the other side of the road!"

    All that we needed was in the house. Perhaps strangely we were not disturbed by traffic noise which was right outside the main bedroom window. Was also good to meet and chat with the owner. We had a chipped plate, not sure if it was our fault or not, but she was totally unfased by that. Not to worry, she said. Would definitely seriously consider booking the house again.

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2022

  • "Holly cottage is in a prime location with the co op supermarket directly opposite and all other shops, bars etc within a few minutes walking distance."

    The bus station is just around the corner. Parking space at the back of property along with outdoor seating area. The kitchen is of a good size and very well equipped. Cleaning products, tea towels,oven gloves are all provided. There were even spare bulbs and batteries if needed. In the kitchen there were also cook books available and herbs and spices if you would rather cook for yourself. The lounge was comfortable and I can see that previous reviews have suggested settee uncomfortable. The owner has listened to their customers views as the settee has been changed . There is a downstairs toilet available which is a bonus. Upstairs there is a decent sized bathroom, single bedroom and a double bedroom. Plenty of wardrobe space and lots of hangers. There is a hairdryer in the spacious main bedroom. The whole cottage is colour coordinated in shades of greys and yellows. On our departure we met the owner of the cottage and she was most interested to hear if we had any complaints or suggestions that she should act on. As far as we are concerned the cottage is perfect in every way and we wouldn’t change a thing. Hopefully we will return to Holly cottage again in the future. A lovely holiday highly recommended.

    Thank you very much Janet for your kind feedback. It was great to meet you both, and I'm delighted you both enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Helen ( owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2022

  • "The property was location location location."

    Could not wish for anything better. The property was lovely and clean however I would like to mention as others have the furniture in the lounge was a bit uncomfortable. However this did not spoil our stay it was a lovely cottage. The parking was a real bonus. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by AngieMay 2022

  • "Well situated cottage, covenient to town centre."

    Front of cottage a littlle drab, needs at little TLC. Large kitchen/ diner, which is well l equipped. A bit lacking in work surface and cupboard space. Couldn't open window without climbing on sink or lower blinds. No big problem though.. Large down stairs cloakroom, drying room and boot racks, very useful. Our biggest problem was the lounge, where we, as did other guests, find the furniture very uncomfortable, after a days walking.! We als found the large wooden dresser a bit of a waste of space and it was filled with the owners private mail. Could only get catch up on tv and I assume this is to save on licence fee.No problem with that, but some instructions would help. Bathroom was excellent. Main bedroom a little hot, but very nice, with a very comfortable bed. Not sure about having the bedside lamp next to the sink. All in all a nice cottage and would stay again, if lounge furniture were changed, as it is important part of walking holidays

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful in every way."

    Bit of trouble with hot water but I’m sure that will be resolved. I agree with other comments on comfort of lounge furniture and low stools in the kitchen but this would not put me off returning. It was exceptional and the owners should feel very proud of their establishment

    Thank you so kindly for your feedback. I am sorry you had a bit of trouble with the hot water, please be assured that this must have been an isolated incident, The stools in the kitchen have now been replaced with chairs and we have future plans to replace the sofa in the lounge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathFeb 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage Great location Bedrooms comfortable Lounge not comfortable- suggest new sofa and removal of large cabinet."

    Reviewed by DianeFeb 2022

  • "Discribed exactly on advert."

    Very well equipped. My only remark would be that the sofa and chairs could have been more comfortable. Thank you for letting us stay at your property..

    Sorry I have somehow missed your comments. Thanks for responding, I take feedback seriously as I want the guests to be comfortable. I've replaced the sofa , a few months ago and a new grey arm chair and grey cushions are on their way. They've been collected by the carrier. I've also put in some new Lake District books. It's a nice cosy cottage and very spacious. Thanks again and sorry again for not seeing your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinJan 2022

  • "A lovely cottage right next to the centre of Keswick."

    Positioned opposite the Co-op and behind Booths so very handy for supplies. Access to the parking space at the rear is a bit tight but essential for Keswick, unless you want to pay in the car parks. We have a Quashqai and it fitted just right. On entering the cottage we were pleasantly surprised by the size of accommodation. The kitchen is a great size with everything you would need. The living room is really cosy and has a fab TV with Netflix, but the sofa was a bit small, it is not the sort you can lounge on after a long walk. A nice wide staircase leads upstairs, the master is positioned to the front of the property and is a great size with plenty of wardrobe space and a nice little dressing table. The bed was very comfy! The second bedroom fits a single, it is the quieter of the two rooms with it being at the back. There is also a useful rear porch/boot room and downstairs WC. There were plenty of towels, toilet rolls and cleaning products, the cottage was very clean, warm and cosy. We loved our stay at Holly Cottage and would definitely look to stay again. A couple of points to note; The garden is not enclosed. The Co-op receive deliveries quite early in the morning.

    Thanks for the feedback Helen. Sorry for the late reply. The sofa was replaced a few months ago. It's a good long size so feel free to lounge on it, if you stay again. I've bought new cushions too and now a new armchair is with the carrier, I tried it out in dfs it's very comfortable. The cottage itself is in its own grounds. It owns the yard. Except for the patio area outside the end two cottages and their parking spaces . Make yourselves at home, feel free to enjoy the space and wander about.. Feel free to use the end space too, if it's not being used. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenJan 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Holly cottage, very conveniently located, close to all that Keswick has to offer."

    Just a couple of niggles in the cottage, the upstairs loo didn't work which was a bit of a pain and the curtains in the main bedroom were very light and the light from the shop over the road lit up the bedroom all night, maybe could do with blackout curtains. Overall the cottage was clean, warm and everything that's needed for a long weekend in Keswick.

    Thanks for the feedback. I will get some blackout blinds or thicker curtains. I'm glad you had a nice stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SueDec 2021

  • "The central heating was very efficient and kept the property nice and warm."

    The bed was very comfortable. The location is ideal close to the town and good walks. The maps provided were very useful. We had a problem with the flush button on the toilet and would advise that this is sorted out. We also think that the door lock on the bathroom needs fixing. There were 2 nice bedside lamps in the main bedroom but only one socket! This could be sorted with an extension lead. We would suggest a similiar arrangement for the sitting room. There is also a constant drip from underneath the central heating boiler. We enjoyed our time in the property and would definitely come again.

    Thanks for the feedback, all these points were rectified. It's a great cosy cottage. I'm delighted you had a good stay. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NoelleNov 2021

  • "Holly Cottage is very well situated near the center of Keswick and is clean and well kept, our only critical points are as follows:- Parking is very difficult and we had to make alternative arrangements Some proper chairs in the kitchen would be good as would a small TV in the kitchen as we like to watch the TV during dinner."

    The bedrooms and shower room and toilets were fine

    Thanks for the feedback. The kitchen stools were replaced with chairs. I'm sorry to hear you had difficulty parking. Please advise me what was difficult. The guest house and Tearooms own the yard and the end two houses have a parking space tight against the wrought iron fence and wall and pedestrian access from their car space to their back doors. There should be sufficient room to reverse in and drive out no problem. There's also extra space for the guest house and Holly cottage to use on the end of the yard if it's free, make yourselves at home, and potter about , Thanks for taking the time to feedback and sorry I've just seen it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnNov 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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 1 x single with basin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and table top dishwasher
  • Gas central heating
  • TV with Freeview
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking space for one small car
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Small outdoor seating area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 9am
  • Note: This property is on a main road

The property

Sitting in the centre of Keswick, Cumbria is this excellent, mid-terrace cottage, Holly Cottage.

With easy access to the Lake District's attractions and stunning sights, Holly Cottage is the ideal dwelling for a family of three with a furry friend.

After soaking in your delightful surroundings in the heart of this picturesque town, make your way inside the abode to be welcomed by a charming sitting room; the space provides you with ample seating to unwind on as you watch your favourite Freeview show on the TV.

Continue through the property to find the pleasant kitchen/diner, where the chef of the group will be pleased with the selection of appliances available, including a countertop dishwasher and electric oven.

When the budding chef has rustled up a tasty meal, enjoy it at the dining table whilst your catch up on your lakefront activities.

Completing the ground floor is a handy cloakroom with a basin and WC; continue upstairs to find a fantastic bathroom, where you can relax your muscles in the bath with shower over.

As the day draws to a close, choose between two well-appointed bedrooms to rest in, with one being a single single containing storage for your belongings and a plush armchair, where you can enjoy a spot of reading; further along you can find a spacious double room that enjoys access to a handy basin and vanity, so you can get ready for the day ahead with ease.

The cottage rests in a prime location, with a supermarket situated across the road, and ample eateries lining the street; the town is also home to a great range of activities, with the Keswick Museum, Derwent Pencil Museum and the Puzzling Place just a stone's throw away from the property.

The outdoors lovers of the group can embark on a walk around Fitz Park or Crow Park, before wandering to Derwentwater where paddle boarding, sailing and the nearby waterfall of Lodore Falls await.

Why not spend the day out in Cockermouth, where you can wander through the Memorial Gardens, try your hand at putting at the Cockermouth Golf Club, or hike up the close-by Watch Hill.

Those seeking more nature-rich activities, can venture to Bassenthwaite Lake, where the peak of Skiddaw and Lake District Wildlife Park are just moments away, or venture to the enchanting Whinlatter Forest Park where ample cycling and walking await.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a stay at Holly Cottage.

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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:

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