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Latch Cottage

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cosy clean cottage, central for everything,definitely recommend to family and friends and looking forward to a return visit."

    Welcome gifts a bonus, Thankyou for a wonderful few days

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2024

  • "Excellent location."

    Perfect for a couple with a dog. Boot room very useful. If you are tall, mind your head through the doorways ! Very cosy. Will return.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2024

  • "The property location was the best and the accommodation was spot on , If I had to pick a fault it would be the heating in the bathroom was none existent and this time of the year it was very cold."

    But apart from that it was very nice.

    Thanks for your feedback. The lack of heating in the bathroom was due to the heated towel rail which needed bleeding. This has since been rectified. Glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Latch Cottage with our dog!"

    The cottage was cozy and warm with all the necessary facilities. It's well situated which meant it was easy to go out for walks or pop quickly to the shop. Would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cosy well equipped and maintained cottage, excellent quiet location only a few hundred metres from centre of Keswick."

    Loading & unloading of the car can be done outside and Parking permit included allows parking in the main car parks located within a few minutes walk, great communication from the owners on this. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Latch Cottage.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely stay in keswick, cottage was great and location was perfect."

    Would book again

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage , well equipped and spacious for 2 people and a dog."

    Excellent location in Keswick with plenty of walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thank you for your lovely cottage!"

    It's been a perfect base to enjoy the Keswick Convention + surrounding fells. We enjoyed the treats!

    Mrs CookJul 2023

  • "Had a wonderful 2 weeks."

    Super cottage in a great location. Hope to be back again soon.

    Miss LongJul 2023

  • "Details of the cottage, and communication with the owners were very good."

    The cottage was easy to find and well-presented. It had most facilities required although no bread bin and no egg cups. The towel rail in the bathroom had electrical and water connections but was not on and there was no obvious way of switching it on. I moved the airer from the utility room on the lower ground floor to the bathroom to ensure that towels could be aired. On arrival, soon found that the plug hole in the bath was restricted and water was only going down very slowly. After consultation with the owner, I bought some chemical drain cleaner and left it in situ over night - this cured the problem. This problem should have been obvious to the previous occupier of the cottage, and presumably wasn't picked up during the cleaning of the cottage at changeover time. A few days later, I awoke to find no hot water. I contacted the owner again and he arranged for a plumber to fix the problem but this wasn't until the next morning. On my last day, I woke again up to find no hot water and the gas boiler displayed the same fault code. So out of seven mornings in the cottage, only had hot water on four of those. I would have thought that a service contract should be in place to fix such a problem rapidly and correctly.

    Reviewed by Clive4.1Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time in this cosy cottage."

    Used our week boat ticket very well to start our hikes, great!

    Mark And AnkeweespJun 2023

  • "Swell designed small cottage providing good facilities on a compact space."

    Comfortable and well maintained. Although it fronts onto a road traffic noise was not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0May 2023

  • "Would have been nice to have had more less chunky mugs."

    Also instructions on how the microwave works but overall a lovely characterful cottage in an excellent location.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4May 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, ideal for a couple."

    Good location in Keswick - great base for walks. A very homely feel to it. The extra touches much appreciated - wine, biscuits and bathroom toiletries.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2023

  • "Everything you could want from a holiday cottage in a perfect location for ..."

    Everything you could want from a holiday cottage in a perfect location for access to all amenities wouldn’t stay anywhere else now when we’re visiting Keswick

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2023

  • "Waste pipe in bath was not draining properly, otherwise everything fine and good facilities."

    Nice to receive complimentary wine biscuits and milk.

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Apr 2023

  • "Great cottage in a perfect location."

    Reviewed by Chester5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely brilliant two weeks in this lovely home from home."

    Loved it so much, we will return.

    PaulApr 2023

  • "Loved the cottage, so cosy and welcoming."

    Latch Cottage had everything you would need for a self catering holiday plus lots of personal touches such as welcome gifts, books etc. Great location too, would love to return.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, we are always chuffed to hear that guests have felt at home at Latch Cottage, and enjoyed all that Keswick has to offer. Gary and Lynne — Cottage Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Mar 2023

  • "Latch Cottage was cute and cosy."

    The Cottage was very clean and warm. The bed was lovely and comfortable, had a great sleep. The kitchen was well equipped including tea & coffee bags and milk in the fridge! Also a lovely bottle of wine, biscuits and jams on our arrival. The location is fantastic too, less than 1 minute walk to the pub and town. Overall we had a great stay and would definitely recommend Latch Cottage. Thank you

    Thank you for your kind feedback and recommendation. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and all the area has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great stay again in your perfectly located cottage!"

    Thanks again!

    Mr JubbMar 2023

  • "Wonderful stay."

    Perfect location & a beautiful cottage! It was Pluto's first time in the lakes, after a long walk his tail would wag as he arrived back at Latch Cottage!

    Reviewed by Louis5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely stay in Keswick at your lovely cottage."

    Nice to be so close to Keswick! Enjoyed lots of lovely walks. Highly recommend dinner at the The Fellpack & amazing burgers at The Round!

    Jan 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great location and friendly, accommodating property owner."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Amie3.8Dec 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.


  • Over three floors
  • One king-size bedroom with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Lower-ground-floor utility
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer
  • 2 x Smart TVs with Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Electronic parking permit available for 1 car for use on nearby car parks, please provide your registration plate when booking
  • Rear, shared garden with lawn and seating areas, and secure bike storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property is a typical Lakeland cottage which has low doorways and steep stairs
  • Note: The steps going down from the kitchen to the boot room are steep, please take care
  • Note: The garden can be accessed from the back door in the boot room or by the path at the front door
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Enjoying a prime position in the beautiful market town of Keswick, with striking views across the town and towards the surrounding fells, is this characterful property, Latch Cottage.

This one-bedroom cottage is an exceptional find for a couple seeking a romantic holiday filled with outdoor adventures in a place renowned for its majestic lakes, impressive fells and quaint villages and towns.

Every bit as charming from the outside as it is from the inside, Latch Cottage boasts a clever combination of style and character, with the exposed beams complementing the plush furnishings and mod cons in the open-plan living room.

Delight in relaxation as you light up the woodburning stove and kick back on the sofa with your partner, flicking through the channels of the TV as you unwind after an energetic ramble.

Step across the characterful, wooden floorboards to discover a compact, yet well-equipped kitchen catering to all your culinary needs, so you are sure to be able to cook up a storm here.

After making use of the quality appliances, settle down for a romantic meal for two at the dining table, perfectly positioned for watching the world go by or admiring the contemporary elegance that you can call home for a while.

During the balmy summer months, take your drinks outdoors to the shared garden to toast a wonderful holiday with your loved one, whilst underneath a beautiful canopy of stars.

Afterwards, head back indoors to find the bedroom, boasting a roomy king-size bed, a small storage space and a TV, which is perfect for lazy mornings.

Freshen up each morning in the bathroom; you can choose to enjoy a rejuvenating shower or run yourself a hot bath at the end of each day, a perfect way to recover after a long walk.

Look forward to exploring your surroundings further, as you take a leisurely stroll into the centre of Keswick, home to an award-winning market and a fantastic array of shops, ranging from craft bakeries, butchers, and supermarkets, so you can pick up last-minute essentials.

For the evenings, where you do not feel like cooking, be sure to sample the great range of eateries situated just a stone’s throw away from your doorstep, including a plethora of pubs, restaurants, bistros, cafés, and wine bars.

Those feeling active can relish in a challenging climb to the summit of Skiddaw – the 5th highest peak in the Lake District, or to one of the other surrounding fells, including Cat Bells, Coledale Horseshoe and Blencathra.

A more leisurely afternoon can be enjoyed on a Derwentwater cruise or catch a film at the quirky Theatre By The Lake on the shores of the lake, or you could head underground to explore the Honister Slate Mines.

Alternatively, brush up on the local history further by visiting Castlerigg Stone Circle and the charming Keswick Museum, or stop off at the National Trust owned Derwent Island House.

After enjoying all that there is on offer in Keswick, venture further afield to the delights of Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere, as well as Ullswater, home to the magnificent Aira Force Waterfall.

Bring your loved one to Latch Cottage to share a relaxing break in the Lakes.

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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas