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Sefton House

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1011668)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the 3rd time we have stayed at Sefton house."

    It is a really nicely presented property with everything you might need. The beds are comfy (and nice that they have been updated since we last stayed so not squeaky!) Everything was as we had hoped (the only niggle was the oven didnt work. Had to use the top part of the oven which is usually a grill. And the shower door kept sticking. Also the tiny sink in the ensuite and tiles behind it needed a good clean.) But we really enjoyed our stay and would book again!

    Reviewed by CathyJun 2022

  • "A brilliant place to stay!"

    The house had everything you could want/need & more! The only reason I have marked down slightly for the accuracy of listing is that I don't think the photos do it justice - particularly the dinning room, it is actually a lot bigger than the photo would suggest. The only issue we had when we were there is we had the back door open on one of the days & lots of flys came into the house which we then struggled to get rid of, purchased fly spray in the end & left it in case anyone else has any issues.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2022

  • "Lovely property, I really enjoyed spending time there with my guests and would certainly use again :)"

    Reviewed by JackyMay 2022

  • "Sefton house was fabulous."

    Brilliant location for a quick walk into Keswick, easy on street parking and a fully equipped kitchen. You could access plenty of walks without moving your car. The only thing missing is a washing machine. Yes the laundrette is literally 2 mins away but the last thing you want to do after a day on the fells is to go back out and sit in a laundrette. This is probably the only reason we wouldn't use this house again.

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2022

  • "What a perfect to place to stay, immaculately clean, comfortable, convenient and all the amneties you could need in the kitchen and around the house."

    Couldn't fault it at all would definately stay again.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2022

  • "Beautiful large old cottage."

    Close to centre. Well equipped kitchen. Good strength shower even on second floor. Heating was on a timer and was controlled remotely. Unfortunately heating was not adequate for this size of property during a cold February when we stayed. If it hadn’t been for the heating we would have given top marks on everything.

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2022

  • "Great location and lovely house."

    We stayed at Christmas and it would have been great to have a Christmas tree or other decorations up. That said otherwise can’t fault house. Keswick is stunningly beautiful-sat on the edge of the lake and surrounded by high peaks. Also great for outdoor gear shopping.

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2021

  • "It would be useful to have a downstairs toilet."

    The door handles on all internal doors need attention or replacing.

    Reviewed by CarelSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely two week stay in Sefton House."

    The house was comfortable and spacious and adequately equipped. As stated there is no washing machine but the launderette is only a 2 minute walk away. The house is situated on a quiet street only a short walk from the top of Keswick town. Parking is in high demand and sometimes we had to park a short distance away but we always managed to find a space so this was not really an issue. It was an ideal location to base ourselves. Keswick is a delightful, bustling town with plenty of places to eat and drink, 2 supermarkets and of course Derwentwater all in easy walking distance. We would happily return and book this property again.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2021

  • "The location is fantastic & the house was stunning, best holiday home I’ve used in years."

    Reviewed by LukeJul 2021

  • "Tv didn’t work properly and no washing machine which in an outdoor location is puzzling"

    We are sorry you had a problem with the television whilst on holiday, we would have gladly shown you how to use it, or rectify any problems if you had called through to the local office. There is a launderette a short walk away and we have detailed where to obtain a service wash in Keswick. We would love to welcome you back to our house in the future and hope that you enjoyed your stay in Keswick. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented and had everything that we needed for a great self catered weekend in Keswick."

    The location was perfect and I will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2021

  • "This was a nice house, comfortable and plenty of space and ideally located for the town centre and the Lakes in general."

    The beds were comfortable and we slept well. The bathrooms and en-suite shower were good, water hot and at good pressure. As mentioned in previous reviews the lack of a washing machine was a disappointment and we would have preferred one in place of the dishwasher. The back door and lock needs looking at as it can be difficult to open sometimes. Overall a good place to stay.

    Reviewed by MikeOct 2020

  • "Sefton House was a perfect base for a lovely family holiday in Keswick."

    The House was immaculate with everything you would need for a staycation. Keswick is a beautiful town with lots of things to do and Sefton House is located within 3 minutes of the Main Street where there is an abundance of shops, cafe's and restaurants. I highly recommend Lakes Cottage Holidays as the service we received from start to finish was first class.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2020

  • "Need some blankets available please"

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2020

  • "The property clean and comfortable plenty of utensils etc In the kitchen (you could do with adding a tin opener) ."

    With 3 young children the lack of washing machine was a issue for us although the launderette was close by. The other downside was the parking sometimes we had to park a couple of streets away.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2020

  • "I was really impressed with the facilities in the house, and the decor."

    It had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by ClaireMar 2020

  • "Perfect for what we were looking for and great location."

    Reviewed by JaemiNov 2019

  • "A great house we shared with friends, 10mins to the high street where there’s plenty of places to eat."

    Lots of walks around and in Keswick .Could be difficult to-get a parking space.

    Reviewed by MaryNov 2019

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor double, 1 x first floor twin, 1 x second floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor child bunk
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Central Heating throughout
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Roadside parking
  • Rear courtyard patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 and pub 0.3 miles
  • Sorry no washing machine/tumble dryer - Launderette in the town centre 0.1 miles.

The property

Resting in the heart of the market town of Keswick, in the beautiful Lake District National Park, is this superb three-storey stone cottage.

Boasting beautiful views across the town and surrounding mountains, you are well placed for both a rural and town break to Cumbria.

Entering the property, you will be welcomed into a spacious hallway, with a Victorian tiled floor in the hallway, where you can kick off your boots and hang your coats.

Step into the lovely decorated sitting room, with its green painted walls and original panelled doors throughout, showcasing the period features throughout.

Spend your evenings unwinding in here, after a days .

Step through into the dining room, which has plenty of seating so you can enjoy your lovingly prepared home cooked meals over a refreshing drink and catch up with the day's events.

The kitchen boasts lovely monochrome flooring and pristine white units and sleek black worktops, showcasing the level of quality this property has.

There are four bedrooms, spaced across two floors, with a double and twin residing on the first floor and a further master double and child bunk on the second.

The master bedroom has an en-site shower room, whilst the rest share a family bathroom with high-quality fixtures and fittings so you can enjoy a warm soak at the end of a tiring day.

All bedrooms are individually styled with colourful walls and quality furnishings, giving you a warm and welcoming feeling the moment you enter.

Outside has a small, rear courtyard patio with a range of furniture to sit and enjoy a cup of tea in the morning whilst reading a good book.

Keswick is well-known for its associations with famous poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, boasting a range of countryside sites to explore with excellent walking and cycling opportunities.

The Keswick Museum and Art Gallery is a charming museum which holds an extensive collection of antiques, including Napoleon's teacup and is a must-see during your trip!

For a spot of history, Castlerigg Stone Circle dates back 5,000 years and is an English Heritage site, with stunning country views surrounding.

Derwentwater is a tranquil lake offering watersports opportunities such as fishing and sailing, with an ancient woodland area surrounding, with a network of footpaths, ideal for those who enjoy exploring.

An attraction that is a must-see is the wonderful Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum; discover Wordsworth's famous home and where the inspiration for many of his poems came from, as well as the delightful landscaped garden he planted himself with his sister Dorothy.

Sefton House provides an exceptional base for exploring all this picturesque region has to offer.

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About the location

KESWICK

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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas