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Lillibet Cottage

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Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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  • cottage (14)
  • kitchen (8)
  • parking (8)
  • great (7)
  • clean (7)
  • location (7)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is in a great location. 2 mins walk to the town but in a very peaceful location. So quiet at night. As mentioned previously the car park space does only fit one car & the wi-fi is very slow. The kitchen steps are very steep but we had got used to them by the end of the week. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by LeandaSep 2023

  • "Fantastic location!"

    Only minutes walk from Town Centre and all the Restaurants Pubs Bars Cafes and the local cinema. Also not far from Hope Park and the lakeside. Surprisingly the cottage is in a very quiet street. Hardly any traffic passed by. Parking for two cars at rear of property. However it would be a tight squeeze with two cars. Comfortable lounge large TV and rest of cottage as one would expect. The following comments were not particularly a problem for our stay, but may be relevant to others Absolutely abysmal Wi-Fi. The slowest I have ever used. Very steep stone steps leading from front dining room down to kitchen in basement. No handrail. Also stone steps from rear of property down to rear door of kitchen. People with mobility issues, or small children would struggle. I would not want to carry plates of food up those steps to the dining room. We ate in the kitchen. Anyone over 5foot 10 will bang their head on both doors into kitchen unless they duck Maintenance Issues The en-suite bathroom shower could not be used as the water control handle was broken. The shower door had come off its rail at the bottom. The toilet seat was not fixed securely and slid over to one side when sat on. The heated towel rail in the main bathroom was leaking from the on valve when turned on. Unable to use. We have reported these issues. However reading previous guest revues I noticed that several of these issues had already been brought to the attention of the owners but apparently ignored. Notwithstanding these issues we had a very pleasant stay and would stay again. If they sorted toe en-suite problems.

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2023

  • "We often book this week with you and were really spoilt last year in Plosh Cottage."

    This was a disappointment as I am 78 years of age and after a lot of chemotherapy, not as agile as I was. I had great difficulty with the stairs to the kitchen. I couldn't carry anything up, as I needed both hands to grab hold of the walls. A bannister rail, or 2, would have made a huge difference. I was particularly frightened going down, as with neuropathy in my feet I stumble. When we arrived the lever for the shower in the ensuite was on the shower tray and we had to fit it back on to move, every time we had a shower. The location. was great and the cottage was clean, but a couple of adjustments would be a big help. The description of parking "for 2 cars" was incorrect, it would be impossible to get more than one car in the space provided

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you found the cottage to be clean. We take your feedback on board. We will ask our Maintenance Team to take a look at the shower, and we will look at the description to ensure that the information is correct. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynneJul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage but poor WiFi"

    Reviewed by GordonJul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, deceivingly spacious."

    Very clean and well stocked of all essentials. Perfect central town location . Car parking awkward, ideal for one car but a struggle for two, did manage it in the end. Maybe resurfacing area would help. This did not put us off booking a return visit.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2023

  • "We found lillibet cottage to be very comfortable and enjoyed our stay very much."

    Apart from 1 thing. The parking. We had read the description and reviews very carefully, were aware that there was space to park 2 cars and that it was on a slope. We were therefore shocked on arrival to discover that the description given was quite inaccurate. We have 2 small cars. A Ford focus and a BMW 1 series. The Ford focus parked with extreme difficulty due to the gradient and roughness of the ground. However the BMW could not be parked here due to the low front sill which was in danger of being damaged. Luckily we were able to find on street parking within a 5/10 minute walk as it was not during high season. This may not be acceptable to other guests with perhaps restricted mobility. I therefore feel that the website info in this connection is totally misleading.

    Reviewed by MaggieNov 2022

  • "Excellent position for town centre, cottage was perfect for us (2 couples)."

    Well equipped and comfortable. Only suggestion perhaps some form of rope or hand rail leading down to kitchen . Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2022

  • "This is a great cottage."

    Clean and tidy and very comfortable. Worth every penny of the hire cost. I would certainly book it again. The cottage is literally two minutes walk from the centre of town. The parking space is steep and a bit small, particularly if you need to park an SUV. The internet connection was unreliable. Stairs down to the kitchen are steep.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2022

  • "A wonderful week spent in Keswick on the hottest week of the year."

    Lillibet Cottage, stone built, was lovely and cool. Everything we needed was available. It was noted in the details about the difficult stairs down to the kitchen and also awkward stools in the kitchen. Definitely not suitable for senior citizens, but we managed.

    Reviewed by RhodaJul 2022

  • "Lovely stay in Lillibet cottage."

    Clean and very well equipped. Quirky layout; kitchen down steep steps into basement but with a window and as described on website. Wonderful position: minutes from the Moot Hall but lovely and quiet. Great views of the fells and the parking space was excellent as parking on street is difficult in peak times.

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2022

  • "Fantastic property in a great location - thoroughly recommended"

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Nothing to complain Home to home Perfect location where to leave the car for a whole week !"

    !!! Lots of walking distance and excellent view and quiet location

    Reviewed by RowenaMar 2022

  • "A very nice property which was very comfortable and centrally located."

    We found it easy to find and clean and tidy on arrival. It took a while to warm up but was cosy and warm. Beds and the sofa were very comfortable and we slept well. The stairs up and down are tricky if you have mobility problems but this was highlighted in the property details. Parking is a bit difficult as on a cobbled slope, but manageable. We enjoyed are stay.

    Reviewed by DominiFeb 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage in an excellent location and the car parking is a real bonus."

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2021

  • "Very disappointed with the lack of general cleanliness."

    Generally dusty. Mattress and pillows stained under protectors. No toiletries or basics like cling film, kitchen roll or even a pint of milk in the fridge. Lovely position however. No outside chairs as listed but fortunately we had taken our own. Car park space only suitable for one car not two as stated. Red letters on sideboard from power company! Not really what you want to see. We did like the cottage and loved Keswick but standards need sharpening up!

    Reviewed by AnitaAug 2021

  • "Clean, comfortable and central to all amenities."

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2021

  • "Changes to our booking on a number of occasions due to Covid were very disappointing, however, Sykes staff were very helpful and worked very hard on our behalf."

    Once we arrived in Keswick we were delighted with Lillibet Cottage and had a memorable time. Sincere thanks to the Sykes team for managing the challenges presented by Covid.

    Reviewed by HeatherApr 2021

  • "Great cottage, spacious and clean."

    Everything on your doorstep. First time booking and will highly recommend to others and reuse company

    Mrs MatthewsNov -0001

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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.


  • Traditional Lakeland terrace cottage over 3 floors
  • Excellent location close to Market Square
  • Sleeps 5: 1 King size with ensuite shower room, 1 Single, 1 Double on the top floor with TV and sofa, Family Bathroom with bath with shower over
  • lounge and dining room on the ground floor
  • traditional slate steps wind down to kitchen on the lower ground floor
  • Cosy lounge
  • separate dining room
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • No pets
  • Full Gas central heating via Combi boiler
  • Wi-FI
  • Smart TV
  • Electric fire in lounge and dining room
  • Contemporary Kitchen
  • Breakfast Table
  • Living flame gas stove
  • Range cooker
  • Electric oven
  • Gas Hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine and Tumble drier
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Sorry no pets
  • Children & Babies welcome
  • Please note steep stairs to upper floor and basement kitchen.

The property

Situated just two minutes' walk from the market square at the heart of Keswick, this quirky cottage provides quality contemporary accommodation in a great central location.

You could literally park the car for a week and having everything you need on the doorstep.

Keswick is alive with shops and pubs and cafes, and the popular twice weekly award winning market.

The shores of Derwentwater are just five minutes stroll away and there is a fantastic selection of walks to choose from including gentle walks along the lake shore, walks to popular Ashness Bridge and Surprise view or the nearby Castlerigg Stone Circle or those seeking out the high fells will head to the summit of Latrigg and Skiddaw that dominate the towns skyline and mountain bikers will enjoy the award winning Altura Trails in Whinlatter Forest.

Lillibet Cottage has its lounge and dining room on the ground floor, traditional slate steps wind down to kitchen on the lower ground floor.

With two bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room, and a family bathroom on the first floor and the third bedroom on the top floor the property offers ample space for family or friends to relax and enjoy a great holiday whatever the time of year.

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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Steep slate steps to attic & ground floor kitchen.