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Raphael's Cottage

(Ref. 1089044)

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Third time using this cottage, we especially love the great location."

    It has lovely big bedrooms and a big family bathroom. Beds are always a personal choice and we found the very comfy. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need for your stay although there’s a couple of things that would improve it. 1 You only get one set of door keys but because it’s a cottage that can house 4, a second front door key would be useful. 2, on previous visits ( under another letting agent) the car park permit was for the nearby central car park, it’s now a permit for the convention centre which is quite a walk. No sure why the change but reverting to the original permit would be helpful.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Nov 2023

  • "Our second stay at Raphael's Cottage and it was as good as we remembered!"

    Our son loved the selection of toys and books for kids and they were great rainy day entertainment. Top marks to the owners who remembered we had been before and added our car registration to the parking permit after I forgot to contact them to do this before the day of arrival. We can't wait to return for another stay! Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had an amazing time staying at Raphael's Cottage!"

    Brilliant location and cottage lovely and warm when we arrived- absolutely perfect. High quality bedding and towels really added to the experience. Child friendly with cot and highchairs provided, again this enhanced our holiday. Easily the best place we have stayed in Keswick. We will certainly be back hopefully this summer!

    So glad you all had a good time at Raphael’s and want to come back. Summer weeks are going fast so speedy decisions will be necessary. Many thanks for your positive review flagging up the child friendly aspects of the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday home in a fantastic location."

    We will definitely be back again

    So pleased you had a good time at Raphael’s. Many thanks for the positive comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Raphael’s Cottage."

    The location was great being so close to the town. The cottage itself was really comfy and had everything we needed. I really liked the decor and the original local artwork. The bed and sofas were very comfy too. Well equipped kitchen and lovely garden to sit in .

    Thank you so much for your positive review. We’re glad you enjoyed your time a Raphael’s. Property Owner

    Reviewed by R5.0Apr 2022

  • "Perfect cottage in every respect"

    So glad you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks for your positive review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer, dryer, dishwasher
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas stove.
  • Gas central heating with gas stove
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair available
  • Permit parking available
  • Front garden with patio and seating, rear garden with patio, lawned area, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Tucked away in the popular town of Keswick in Cumbria, is this fantastic, two-bedroom period property, Raphael's Cottage.

Enjoying a superb location within the Lake District National Park next to Derwent Water, as well as a beautifully-presented interior with period features, Raphael's Cottage makes for a wonderful family-friendly dwelling for two couples or a family of four looking to escape to the Lakes.

After parking up, you will be greeted by a charming front patio with a bench, perfect for watching the world go by as you enjoy a steaming cup of coffee.

Step into the property, where you can look forward to rustling up culinary delights in the well-equipped kitchen, with the help of the electric oven, gas hob, microwave and handy dishwasher, ensuring time isn’t wasted doing chores.

There is also a handy utility room which houses a tumble dryer and washing machine, ideal for keeping your holiday wardrobe fresh!

Settle down to tuck-in to long, lazy dinners at the dining table for four, or if the weather is nice, why not make dinner an alfresco affair out on the private patio that adjoins the enclosed lawn garden?

Retire to the plush sofa for an evening of entertainment, courtesy of the Smart TV with DVD player, as you bask in the glow of the electric stove.

As your eyes start to grow heavy, climb the stairs to the first floor, where you will discover two well-presented bedrooms, a double and a twin, both served by a beautiful bathroom, ready to welcome you with indulgent soaks and refreshing showers.

Take advantage of Raphael's Cottage location and head into the town centre of Keswick, where you will be spoilt for choice by the pubs and restaurants on offer, as well as the fascinating Keswick Museum, the Derwent Pencil Museum and the Puzzling Place, where you can wander illusion-filled exhibits.

Those looking for more adventure-filled excursions need look no further than Keswick Adventure Centre, where you can try your hand at paddleboarding, canyoning and ghyll scrambling.

For an unforgettable evening, why not treat your loved ones to a live performance at the stunning venue of the Theatre By The Lake?

If that’s not enough, there is miniature golf, fishing, excellent mountain biking opportunities, canoeing and bushcraft all readily available right on your doorstep.

Bassenthwaite is just a short drive away, well-known for it’s expansive lake surrounded by rolling hills where you can enjoy leisurely strolls along the waterside paths, sail or spot the local birdlife which frequent this area.

For wildlife enthusiasts the Lake District Wildlife Park is a must-see, where you can view over 100 species of exotic animals, ensuring a fun-filled day for all!

Be sure to visit Cockermouth, renowned for its links to the famous poet of William Wordsworth, who’s former home can be toured and rests along the River Cocker, as well as being home to charming art galleries, the Cockermouth History Wall and the picturesque Memorial Gardens.

For an escape to the Lakes to remember, choose Raphael's 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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