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Pelham House

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972463)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Super, everything as described."

    A great location, excellent value for money. Top floor a little cold. To be expected in February. All in all, I would use again without a second thought.

    Reviewed by MikeFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Pelham House in Keswick."

    The house was beautifully warm and spotlessly clean. The spacious porch was really handy for taking off boots and coats etc. and there was a space under the stairs for storage, too. The rooms were all good sized and I loved the attic room with bathroom and toilet on the same level. The bath was quite small but fitted me! Because we stayed in November, we could park on the street right outside, but this may not be the case in busier months. Street parking is free. The walk into the town was quick and not too hilly. We would happily return.

    Reviewed by PNov 2021

  • "We had an excellent stay."

    The porch for boots and coats is genius. The kitchen is very well equipped for actual cooking. Comfortable lounge. Lovely power shower. Thank you

    Reviewed by CarolineNov 2021

  • "This accommodation perfectly suited our requirements and the location is great."

    It was exactly as detailed in the specifications. The cottage was lovely and clean. The sheets smelt really fresh and the towels were so fluffy and also fresh smelling. Parking was readily available all around on the street. I cannot find anything to fault!!

    Reviewed by LizNov 2021

  • "Great location in relation to the centre of Keswick which is only 5 minutes walk away."

    Also possible to walk from the house into the hills around and within a few minutes to be out of the town and into the countryside. The facilities in the house are good with an excellent shower and plenty of space to leave drying clothes. The living room is comfortable and warm in the evenings. Keswick is a lively town with many place to eat and drink.

    Reviewed by LawrenceOct 2021

  • "Very good location to amenities and restaurants."

    Steep staircase, found this challenging for those of a certain age. Upstairs bathroom needs up dating, but the ground floor bathroom excellent !!!!!!! Kitchen has everything and living room was spacious. Remote control to TV was missing ( reported ) We still managed to work with out it.

    Reviewed by RonOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Pelham house."

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "The microwave was not heating any food and we reported this immediately on arrival."

    Sykes responded straight away and told us they would contact the owner. Unfortunately the problem was not fixed or the microwave replaced during our stay. Drainage for the ground floor shower was rather slow but otherwise we had a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "The house provided a comfortable stay in a great location."

    The only comment I have really is that the kitchen let's it down due to size. If there was a party of 6 adults staying it would be a struggle to store food in the small fridge for a week, you'd have to keep going to the shops if you didn't eat out. We were a party of 4 adults and managed just about. Unfortunately the microwave didn't seem to work, didn't heat up.

    Reviewed by JennieSep 2021

  • "Loved it! Very clean & everything we could possibly need was there ,even kitchen roll & soap."

    Thank you ! The only thing we would say is the doggy smell in the sitting room was very noticeable but that could be easily remedied by shampooing the rug. We had a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by NikkiJul 2021

  • "The house was good for our family."

    2 parents and 2 adult children and partners. The kitchen was really well equipped, albeit too small to seat 6 people at the table. We'd stay here again.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2021

  • "Overall liked the property and would probably book again in the future."

    There's a big shaggy rug in the lounge which is probably a bad idea for a property that allows dogs as it stank of dog which we found out after our baby smelt of dog from playing on it. The property was clean in general though and although the furniture is dated (couch is newer though), that's not something that bothers us and we liked the property. Happy with the covid cleaning instructions left for bedding. It wasn't an issue for us but it would probably be useful for the listing to state that there is no toilet on the first floor so using the stairs to either the 2nd floor or ground floor is required during the night. I could see this being a problem for less abled people. Loved the bath being in a cupboard room! Shower room was modern and clean. Good temperature as well. Central heating worked very well and was needed even in August! Wasn't cool enough to use the wood/coal fire but all utensils for it were there.

    Reviewed by OwenAug 2020

  • "Very dated needs a bit of TLC shower was useless and was more of a dribble, pillows need replacing and the attic bedroom is really just suitable for children."

    The kitchen is very tiny unlike the pictures online.

    Reviewed by CaronOct 2019

  • "Main problem was cleanliness, especially the kitchen."

    The Lounge rug & armchair smell of dogs, as did a bathroom towel. Everything felt like it was done 20 years ago and some areas now need a refresh. The pictures of the property were misleading and made the kitchen area feel much bigger than it was. The “Bike Store” was actually the front glazed porch, and whilst being a back to back property, you have to squeeze past the bikes to get out. Also when you go out without your bikes, they are on display and not the most secure! The bedrooms were all ok and the beds were comfy. I wouldn’t want to stay here again mainly because of the grimy kitchen. Sorry just being honest!

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2019

  • "When I booked the holiday for 4 nights (Friday-Monday) for myself and a few friends for a short walking holiday I didn’t realise the price was the same as the full week."

    If I had known this I would have taken the full week and stayed on. You should make this information PROMINENT before the booking is completed.

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2019

  • "A tidy and clean house, near Derwent water, convenient to cook"

    Reviewed by XiaoyanMay 2019

  • "Central location five minutes to town parking not a problem weather unavoidable ..."

    Central location five minutes to town parking not a problem weather unavoidable but didn't dampen enjoyable holiday Pelham house ideal for family of six booked at short notice and was quickly accommodated thanks again Sykes cottages

    Reviewed by JimMay 2019

  • "The stairs are very steep."

    Considering we had an 85 year old Grandad with us this did give us some worries.Luckily he is fairly agile despite having had two knee replacements.

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2019

  • "We stayed at Pelham House over Christmas."

    We were a bit apprehensive at first as we were planning to cook Christmas dinner for the family and weren't sure if we would have the dinnerware and cookware we would need. The kitchen was perfectly equipped and everything went well and couldn't have been better. The cottage was perfect for our needs once we figured out how to work the central heating. It was a very comfortable and homely cottage with original features and in an excellent location for the town. We took two dogs with us and there were some lovely walks nearby. I would stay at this cottage again. I don't like to be negative about such a nice cottage but perhaps a Christmas tree at that time of year would have been a bonus however such a minor thing wouldn't stop me visiting again.

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2018

  • "Pleasant accommodation with original features, such as fireplaces in bedrooms etc."

    , though we didn't consider using them of course, as the accommodation is centrally heated. We needed to adjust the thermostat from time to time as it was late summer and the heatwave had long gone. One of our party, who is quite an elderly person, wanted a bathroom/toilet on the same level as her bedroom, so she decided the top floor would be best for her. The steps were quite steep, but she managed. One minor thing to point out was a low beam on the top floor which needs a BIG notice on both approaches to it. Once bumped into, a notice wouldn't be required, as you tend to remember, but it's just that initial bump that could be avoided. Also a small pan would be an idea, to help with the environment, and we took all the recycling home, as didn't appear to be a recycling bin.

    Reviewed by Richard WSep 2018

  • "The cottage was not what we expected."

    On arrival The patio area was dirty,the porch needed painting dustbin stank weeds growing rubbish on The ground .this is a sitting out area?first impressions were not good.Now for inside.My wife spent Friday evening wiping the kitchen over all the tops were cleaned with cif the cloth was rinsed twice the water was brown. Shower filfy around the channels.curtain rail came down.the owner needs to look after the house a bit better,it needs love and care clearly it's not getting it,i could go on and on with a list It's not fare for your customers to pay those sort of prices,to be met with a holiday home like this,it Spoils the holiday.I would appreciate a phone call from yourselves or the owner of the house.it's not the cleaners fault Your sincerely J Cookson

    Reviewed by JohnathanAug 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 1 x twin with basin, 1 x second floor twin
  • Second floor bathroom with bath and basin
  • Second floor separate WC with basin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating plus open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Travel Cot on request
  • Storage for bikes and outdoor gear available in the porch area
  • Roadside parking
  • No garden
  • Two dogs welcome Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs in Keswick 5 mins walk
  • Derwentwater 5 mins walk
  • Note: stairs to second floor bedroom and bathroom are steep.

The property

Offering basic yet comfortable accommodation right in the heart of bustling Keswick, Pelham House is the ideal location for lover's of the Lake District. This end of terrace Victorian villa, laid out over three storeys, offers dog friendly and comfortable accommodation.

Pelham House is the ideal base for a family and friends who want to spend their time exploring everything the area has to offer, whatever the time of year. In through the large entrance porch - the ideal place for wet and muddy outdoor gear - and you enter the cosy living room with plenty of seating and an open fire, just right for thawing out on a chilly day.

The dining kitchen is well equipped and there's a ground floor shower room with wash basin and WC.

On the first floor there are two bedrooms, one double and one twin room, both with wash basins, and then a steep staircase leads to the third twin bedroom; on this floor there is a bathroom with wash basin and a separate WC with wash basin.

Although there's no garden at Pelham House, there's secure storage for your bikes and outdoor gear and on-street parking for your cars.

But with Derwentwater and the centre of this attractive Lakeside town both within a few minutes walk, there are plenty of places to relax with a local ale at the end of a busy day exploring the Lakes. Keswick is a lively Lakeland town with a host of visitor attractions from the Puzzling Place to the King Kong indoor climbing centre.

The Theatre by the Lake is a lovely way to spend a cultured evening while a trip on the Keswick launch is a must do for all the family.

There are also shops, museums, parks, pubs and restaurants making this a fantastic base for a family holiday. There's plenty to do whatever direction you head in from Keswick.

Go north and you're in historic Carlisle with its castle and cathedral, just a stone's throw from Hadrian's Wall.

To the west are the quieter lakes like Bassenthwaite and Buttermere plus the stunning Cumbrian coast.

To the east lies vibrant Penrith with its soft play area, shops, bars, cinema and swimming pool.

Or head south over the scenic Kirkstone Pass to Ambleside and Windermere to explore Beatrix Potter country. With so much to see and do, including walking and cycling in the majestic fells around Keswick, Pelham House is an affordable choice for a family holiday in Lakeland at any time of year.

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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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  • Off-season
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