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Oak View

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Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a nice apartment, comfortable and well equipped."

    It has pleasant views over the river and the park. There are seats outside in which to sit and watch the world go by, weather permitting. The off road parking is a welcome bonus. The apartment is in a great location: it's quiet, but you only have a 5 minute walk to shops & bars. As other reviews have mentioned, the apartment is quite small. The kitchen only has room for one person at a time but this was not a big issue for us. Where the lack of space was an issue was the bedroom. This is described as a 'king-size bedroom' - this is misleading. It is a king-size bed in a small bedroom. There is practically no room at the bed side nearest to the wall. A double bed would fit better, allowing more room at that side. In the bathroom, the extractor fan is quite noisy whenever you switch the light on (there is no window), and the apartment could do with a deep clean as there are cobwebs in the corners and on the ceilings. These little things didn't spoil our time at Oak View, and overall we had a very pleasant stay. 

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jun 2024

  • "Stayed at no."

    9 (top floor to the right). Lovely views from the lounge and bedroom across Fitz Park and the hills beyond. And also of the town from the front landing where there are two chairs and a table. So you can sit and enjoy that morning coffee, or an evening glass of wine (it catches the sun for practically all of the day). All facilities are there, the location is ideal, right in the centre (so handy), and never had a problem with the free parking in all of our three visits we have now spent here. That's a sign of how good it is, so yes I would recommend, a big thumbs up.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0May 2024

  • "First time in No."

    9 having stayed in 5 and 8 on previous occasions. Just right for two right in the middle of town, even the car had a holiday not being used once after we arrived. Lovely views from the living room and bedroom across the park to Latrigg

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2024

  • "Thank you for a lovely, comfortable and relaxing stay."

    A very clean and cosy bolt hole with beautiful views over River Greta and Latrigg, directions to the property and key collection were easy and straightforward. The local guides and instructions for appliances were really helpful too. We made use of the electric hearth as the weather was quite nippy, maybe an extra blanket could be handy, but overall it provided the perfect escape right on the doorstep to Keswick. The biscuits and the wine were also a thoughtful touch, thank you - we can't wait to come again!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2024

  • "A bit confusion to start looking for oak view name on the gate was greta."

    But reading the paper work the map showed we were in the right place and greta was mentioned.every thing was clean and tidy when we got and bedroom a bit on the small side but plenty of storage so not too tight.greeting book had instructions on every thing exept bus time table out of date. kitchen tap hard to turn on and loose great location and good view of the river,park and hills.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Nov 2023

  • "The flat was quiet, the bed very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped."

    It was well situated close to the town centre. With winter coming it was sometimes a bit chilly in the flat.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you found the flat comfortable. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Oct 2023

  • "The property was selected on the basis that it was for two people with the intention of it being a base for spending most of the time walking in the Lake District."

    So we weren't looking for a flat that offered luxurious and lavish accommodation as we were going to be out all day. We wanted something clean, compact, comfortable, well equipped and well located. Flat 9 within the Oak view complex delivered just that. I would point out that the kitchen is small and for one occupant at any time. This wasn't obvious from the photographs on the website. This wasn't an issue for us as our intention was for simple cooking and the kitchen was perfectly adequate and well equipped for that. We had a great time staying there, even with all of the rain!

    Reviewed by Austin5.0Sep 2023

  • "The flat was in a lovely position over looking the river Greta."

    Ideally situated for walking the fells and close to town. We only used our car the once whilst on holiday as there was plenty of places on foot and also the local buses go to many places of interest. We could not get the heaters to work but we managed without as it was not that cold.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Sep 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Access is not the easiest, with several flights of steps because it is a second floor flat. But we were aware of that because of the accurate description, and the slight disadvantage was worth it, because its situation was perfect. It's living room and bedroom overlooked the River Greta, and leaving our bedroom window slightly open on a night allowed us to be lulled to sleep by the sound of the rippling waters. Beyond the river is the magnificent Fitz Park, reachable via a nearby footbridge. This offers lots of opportunity for watching the world go by, or activities of various sorts if preferred. As does Keswick itself, and the Lake District beyond. We made do to our perfect satisfaction with the beauty on our doorstep. The flat itself was clean, compact and cosy. Also very well equipped. The shopping centre is literally just a couple streets away. Car parking is provided on the doorstep, a huge bonus. Our vehicle stayed put for the week we were there, but others came and went without any apparent difficulty. Another welcome feature was a balcony which was sunny in the afternoons. We loved our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again The owner relations team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Sep 2023

  • "A quiet, comfortable holiday home for a week."

    A second visit this year and just as good. Thank you

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "A delightful and comfortable flat well situated in the centre of Keswick."

    Well appointed and equipped - and with, amazingly, a kitchen knife that actually cuts! It was very relaxing falling asleep to the sound of the river flowing past. All in all a very pleasant, if damp, week. Two minor thing to point out; 1) the front door latch is loose. I tightened it up several times during my stay. Maybe that's why there's a screwdriver in the drawer! 2) there is a crack by the kettle spout which caused a dribble when pouring hot water out.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for letting us know about the door and kettle, the kettle has now been replaced. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Aug 2023

  • "We would like to thank the owners for providing such lovely holiday accommodation at Oak View in Keswick."

    We had a very enjoyable week – in spite of the weather! This was our second holiday there, and we have just booked again for next summer. Like last year, we found the apartment very pleasant, clean and comfortable, and well-equipped with everything one could possibly need. The complimentary bottle of bubbly was much appreciated. Such a kind touch! We would also like to thank Stuart at Sykes Head Office for helping me with our booking for next year. Warmest regards Joan

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely flat ideal for visiting Keswick and surrounding area views from bedroom and balcony are very good."

    Also nice and quite.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "We would definitely stay there again , lovely outlook overlooking Fitz park."

    Close to centre of Keswick Comfortable bed and quality bedding.My only negative I found the bathroom fan noisy.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable holiday accommodation."

    The property is exactly as advertised and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The weather for the week was wonderful so this was an added bonus.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Comfortable little apartment overlooking the river, and I enjoyed going to sleep to the sound of this at night."

    Great location to all amenities and walks. I didn't have a car and didn't need one. Good also to have a chair available to sit out on the balcony and enjoy some sun in the late afternoon. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay everything was as listed very clean and comfortable ..."

    We had a wonderful stay everything was as listed very clean and comfortable keswick a lovely place to stay has everything you could want will be staying again

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Well equipped and in a good location."

    Even with instructions it took a while to sort out the heating and hot water but when we did the flat was warm and cosy. Kitchen and bathroom are quite cramped but serve the purpose and the large king size bed virtually fills the bedroom. The flat was really convenient for town, and had a nice view over the park and mountains and was good value for money.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Mar 2023

  • "A very warm and comfortable property."

    Although it's situated near the very centre of town, it is in a quiet and rather pretty location with all the amenities a short walk away. We had a great time and will certainly consider re-booking Oak View the future.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2022

  • "A perfect base for exploring the lakes, comfortable and clean with great Internet and great guides to the local areas, river ambience and mountain views out of the windows, Fitz Park on your doorstep and market square a couple of minutes away."

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect location, minutes from the town centre."

    Free parking is a huge bonus and allows you to ditch the car and enjoy the local area on foot or public transport. Apartment provides great accommodation for 2 with all the necessary amenities to self cater or enjoy the local pubs and restaurants

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2022

  • "We couldn't fault this property for comfort and cleanliness."

    It is also ideally situated for the centre of Keswick and the surrounding hills. We were a bit surprised at the 4pm check in and 9am checkout. On arrival we found a notice on the bed asking that the bed linen be stripped off and put in the bin bag provided, also towels to be put in a separate bag, the reason being covid. This was all a bit of a rush on the morning we were leaving and having to be out by 9am. Surely this shouldn't still be necessary when all covid restrictions have been lifted. We would definitely stay again if this issue is addressed.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Oct 2022

  • "Great base for vositing Keswick and the central Lake District."

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Sep 2022

  • "S A lovely little flat right on the River and so close to everything as right in town centre."

    Great benefit of parking space too. Very cosy and clean with everything we needed. Very comfy bed and also access to Netflix. A lovely gesture of a bottle of wine on arrival. We had an amazing stay.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2022

  • "In an excellent spot."

    Car parking was an issue on the first night. We could not fathom how to operate the radiators or the wood burner even though an agent went in and checked them for us. The bed is very comfy but climbing in on the far side is a challenge! The electric hobs are a bit scruffy.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time at Oak View last week, and we would like to thank the owners for providing absolutely everything we could possibly need for a week’s holiday in the middle of Keswick."

    The location of the second-floor apartment is perfect, with views of the Greta and the park from the back, and the town from the front. We enjoyed listening to the river from our open bedroom window, and sitting on the peaceful balcony in the evening, using the thoughtfully provided deckchairs. The apartment was so handy for all the shops, cafes, pubs – and the bus station. The designated parking space was much appreciated, as we left our car there all week and used buses to get to all our walking-destinations. Inside was spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished, and very comfortable. We appreciated the books and maps, the lovely scenes of the Lake District on every wall, and the lovely little touches such as beautiful clocks and ornaments. The Wi-Fi also worked perfectly – once we had worked out how to connect it. There was also plenty of wardrobe and drawer space, and spare bedding should it have been needed. We were impressed by the high quality of the bedlinen. We were amazed at how cleverly everything was contained in such a relatively small space – especially in the kitchen. The small freezing-compartment in the fridge was perfectly adequate for us, and every utensil one could possibly need was provided. It was clear to us that the owners have put a great deal of thought into sharing their love of the Lake District with their guests, and in making the apartment a real ‘home from home’. We can’t thank them enough. We have already booked for next summer!

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent value, great location and very clean , enjoyed my stay ."

    Reviewed by George4.7Aug 2022

  • "Loved staying there, has everything necessary for a comfortable stay, near to town centre but very quiet."

    Will definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Josie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable and clean property in a great location."

    A fridge with an ice box would be really useful G&T without ice ☹️. The bed although very comfortable a bit big for the room ? Maybe a standard double would be easier to get in and out of.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely bed but not much room left in the bedroom!"

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay but we did have a problem with WiFi on an evening also ..."

    We had a lovely stay but we did have a problem with WiFi on an evening also would have been lovely to have had an ice box in fridge as missed ice in my drink thanks for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Brenda3.4Mar 2022

  • "We have stayed in this property many times and always enjoy its situation and presentation."

    We are very grateful that the owner is prepared to let us have a Wednesday arrival and departure.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2022

  • "Loved the apartment, has everything we needed."

    Good views, near to all the shops, pubs restaurants and beautiful walks, will definitely be back very comfy bed also thank you .

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a couple of problems for the 1st time on a Sykes holiday and had to contact both the call centre and the local office and both were really helpful and did everything they could to help."

    Firstly we called the call centre as we had no water and they had up to date information that there was a fire in the local area and the fire service had diverted supplies. Obviously this was beyond your control but was great that the information was immediately available. The next day we had a problem with the electricity tripping and no hot water. We went to the local office on Saturday morning and they arranged an electrician to come out that day who sorted the electricty ensured the shower was working and heting its own water and arranged for a plumber to come on Monday to replace the element in the water heater which was causing the issue. We received an Email update and a call on Monday morning to confirm the plumber was coming. The 2nd issue may well have been caused by the initial water issue but was solved as soon as possible and we really appreciate that. Things to break down but we feel that Sykes went above and beyond to put it right as soon as they realistically could. There is an issue with the bathroom door that it appears to have swollen and needs some attention as it is very hard to shut without slamming. This is awkward at night and potentially may annoy the neighbours. We are sure we will return to 9 Oak View, small and compact but everything you need for a holiday in the lakes and brilliant location overlooking the Park.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2021

  • "I had a great stay at Oak View."

    It is situated in the centre of Keswick so has easy access to the lake, shops, restaurants etc. The apartment overlooks the river and park, so it has a lovely peaceful view to look out onto. The kitchen was well equipped to cook but there are also plenty of places to eat out. There are 9 flats at Oak View but only 8 parking spaces, however I never had trouble parking. This was my first visit to the Lake District and it is stunning. I would love to return and I would definitely stay at Oak View again. It is a lovely little apartment, in a great location which offered good value for money.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2021

  • "Comfortable flat, with excellent views from all windows!"

    Also, warm and clean.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2021

  • "The property was in an excellent location by the river, it was clean and well appointed."

    There was everything we needed after a hard day’s walking, nice shower room and comfy bed. Perfect for two people and we would definitely try to re-book there on our next visit.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2021

  • "Apartment was lovely, exactly where you would want to me to be close to town Staff at Sykes were amazing!"

    Extremely helpful

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Apr 2021

  • "An excellent holiday flat with great views and yet only a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Keswick."

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Apr 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.


  • Second-floor apartment
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Sitting/dining room with electric stove effect fire
  • Electric heating with electric stove effect fire
  • Smart TV, DVD player
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Balcony overlooking the town
  • On-site parking available on a first come serve basis, on street parking and Public Car Park near by
  • Sorry no pets, and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles; pub 0.1 miles

The property

Perfectly perched on the beautiful River Greta in the popular market town of Keswick, is the wonderful second-floor apartment.

Surrounded by the breath-taking landscapes of the Cumbrian countryside, this darling abode provides a fantastic setting for couples to tour the magnificent Lake District National Park.

Relax and unwind in the restful sitting room as you recover from an action-packed adventure curl up on the plush sofa in front of the stove effect fire and watch a movie or DVD on the Smart TV.

Rustle up a tasty snack or prepare a hearty home-cooked dinner in the well-designed compact kitchen, equipped with all the essential appliances such as an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge.

Return to the sitting/dining room where you can dine by candlelight at the pretty table overlooking the river Greta and Skiddaw in the distance, or head out on to the balcony overlooking the town and toast to making new happy memories with your loved one.

Admire views from the rae of the property over the river to the majestic and imposing Skiddaw and Latrigg Mountain range sitting in the distance or from the balcony over the town to Catbells in the distance.

Make yourself feel at home in the charming king-size bedroom.

Enjoy a refreshing shower in the bright and airy shower room.

See the sights by foot with a scenic stroll through the centre of the town, stopping off for a meal or snack in one of the many local cafés, restaurants or Lakeland Inns.

Keswick has a vest array of tourist attractions including the optical illusion exhibition Puzzling Place, , Keswick Museum or Derwent Pencil Museum.

Wander through the manicured grounds of Hope Park which is host to golf, putting and crazy golf then continue along to the shores of Derwentwater where you can hop on a launch and enjoy a breathtaking cruise around the lake.

Thrill seekers will relish in a fun-filled day at Go Ape tree top adventure in Whinlatter forest whilst outdoor enthusiasts will delight in an awe-inspiring hike up to the summits of Skiddaw, Helvellyn, Catbells of Blencathra.

Head to the historical English Heritage Site of Castlerigg Stone Circle, be blown away by Surprise View or see the gigantic glacial rock of Bowder Stone.

Whichever direction you travel you are sure to be impressed by the breathtaking scenery the area has to offer.

Within easy touring distance are the towns of Ambleside and Windermere, each offering a sea of activities that provide something for everyone to enjoy.

With so much adventure right on the doorstep, Oak View is a superb choice for your next getaway to Cumbria.

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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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