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Idwal Cottage

(Ref. 1114362)

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Convenient location.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Oct 2023

  • "Always a pleasure to stay here, clean, comfortable, private parking."

    Did have an issue in the bathroom this time but quickly resolved by the emergency number supplied, the agents response (full marks) and a competent plumber. Certainly visit again!

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Oct 2023

  • "Our return to this property did not disappoint."

    Comfortable with good views towards Bassenthwaite from the sitting room, Idwal is ideally positioned for a Lakes holiday. Wether for access to walks or just relaxing this cottage comes highly recommended

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely place on the outskirts of Keswick very close to Castlerig Stones and handy for travel to Ambleside area, Borowdale etc."

    Suited my needs and nice and quiet. Decor may not be to everyones taste and the lounge chairs are not very supportive. Be aware you will need to bring your own oven gloves and washing up gloves, everything else was provided

    Reviewed by R5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very comfortable property."

    Amazing views from the bedroom. A larger property than we expected, with your own parking place. The only downside was the entrance off the road. It is quite a sharp turn. But otherwise great. I would recommend this for a couple who want to chill out.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Love this place."

    Perfect location just out of town, easy 15 to 20 minute walk in to town centre. Parking near front door Close to 555 bus route stop

    Reviewed by Celia4.7Aug 2023

  • "It was extremely clean."

    A little dated but fantastic views a large enough property. Very lovely chatty owner . No noise at all. We were happy with everything at our disposal . We would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Jul 2023

  • "Loved it here, perfect location, just out of town but an easy walk to it, parking on site."

    555 Bus route stop very nearby. Great cottage accomodation and, lovely views from the garden. Very comfortable bed, slept better than at home. We will be coming again

    Reviewed by C5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay!"

    Perfect for the two of us, and definitely good value for the money that we paid. The location is perfect for walks around keswick and for drives out into the neighbouring areas. The cottage itself is a great size for two, it had a cozy feel and comfy furniture. We would love to come back!

    Reviewed by Emily4.4Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable and spacious accommodation."

    Nicely convenient for Keswick and for exploring the area around.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jun 2023

  • "Property was lovely and the view of the sunset from the living room was amazing."

    Kitchen could have done with a couple of baking trays and a set of tongues, no idea where the washing machine is that the description mentions. Drive way narrow but focus/mondeo size car no problem with care. Appart from that it was a lovely week in a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7May 2023

  • "Nice property, a little dated, but served as a good base."

    Could benefit from a washing machine and an upgrade on the kitchen facilities. The space was great, really comfortable bed, which for me is very important. Drive way a little tight, luckily we took a small car. Views are amazing and the walk into town was really lovely along the old railway track.

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Apr 2023

  • "Idwal Cottage has the makings of a very nice rental property."

    The rooms are spacious, warm and clean and the bed is very comfortable. However the kitchen and bathroom are dated and down at heel and there is a peculiar smell in the hall and main staircase which needs attention.

    Reviewed by Sandra3.1Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed the stay."

    All facilities were very good.A warning to the elderly that the apartment is on a steep hill at the end of a steep drive would be useful.

    Reviewed by John4.4Feb 2023

  • "Bathroom poor ventilation and black mould/damp on the walls."

    Mould/damp smell throughout property. Mould/damp in bedroom behind curtains. Dirty windowsill in living room. Electric shower not fit for purpose, temperature changes from freezing to scalding. Hot water tank is an old style immersion heater, so if you have a bath you have to wait for the water to heat up again to wash dishes ect. Bathroom is cold and has an electric fan heater on the wall. I complained to Sykes/the owners about the mould/damp and not had an apology from owner. I booked for 7 nights and had to leave after 3 as I felt ill from the damp. I’m currently in an ongoing battle to be refunded or have the alternative accommodation reimbursed. Would not recommend this property to anyone and will never book through Sykes again. I stay in the lakes at least once a month and have done for the last few years and I’ve never experienced anything like this nor had cause to complain. I took pictures of the mould/damp and dirty windowsill but unable to post these on this feedback form. I’m glad I did take pictures as the owners are implying I’ve made the mould/damp up, I’ve urged Sykes to inspect this property however they don’t seem too concerned despite the health issue black mould can cause

    Reviewed by Faye1.3Feb 2023

  • "Thank you, we were very comfortable here."

    A handsome property that retains its character. We enjoyed the walks, walking from the door, hardly used the car all week; we enjoyed the town and the excellent bus routes in the area. If it hadn't been for the train strikes, we were considering train to Penrith and then bus to Keswick as the service is so regular.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a really relaxing holiday with everything that we needed."

    The property was lovely and warm and the bed really comfortable with a super view of the mountains and lake in the distance! All good!

    Reviewed by June5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had the most wonderful relaxing break will definitely be returning to this ..."

    Had the most wonderful relaxing break will definitely be returning to this cottage lovely couple what I want to say is this cottage was absolutely our cup of tea so to speak

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2022

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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.


  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, tumble dryer (please note there is no washing machine) and coffee machine
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire with flame effect
  • Central heating with electric fire with flame effect
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Period property with period features
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Shared rear garden with lawn and furniture
  • Lockable bike racks for two bikes
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: The property is next to the owner’s home
  • Note: Sorry, no children.

The property

This charming, semi-detached period Victorian cottage rests in a desirable location within the heart of the Lake District National Park in Keswick, Cumbria.

With a host of amenities within a short walk, Idwal Cottage is a lovely base for couples looking to stay close to the local town, while being within easy reach of Bassenthwaite, Ullswater and Cockermouth further afield.

After a day of adventures, look forward to a film night in the sitting room, complete with olde worlde sofas, electric fire, and Smart TV, so you are well-equipped for relaxing nights in.

Allow the designated chef to impress in the classic kitchen, housing a range of appliances including a double electric oven and hob, microwave, and fridge with freezer compartment.

For your convenience, there’s also a utility with clothes dryer so you can get stuck into a day of care-free adventures.

Continue to the first floor to discover a pleasantly decorated bedroom with superb views over Keswick, serviced by a fabulously retro pink bathroom this is the perfect spot to rejuvenate before another day of fun.

To the outside is a shared garden with furniture where you can relax with your 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 pubs to tearooms and boutique stores.

Choose between Keswick Museum, The Puzzling Place and the Pencil Museum to fill your days, as well as Hope Park and Theatre by the Lake which are perfect for warmer evenings.

Along Ullswater, visit Aira Force Waterfall situated within a picturesque valley or put on your walking shoes and hike to the summit of Place Fell to enjoy remarkable views of the Lake District.

With Wordsworth House and Garden Memorial Gardens resting only a short drive away in Cockermouth, there is plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the area’s rich history or for animal lovers, take a day trip to Alpacaly Ever After where you can get up close and personal with the town’s furry residents.

For a delightful abode in a great location to explore Keswick, look no further than Idwal 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:

  • Winter
  • Christmas