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Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "It was superb tbf."

    Great property for the six ( adults) & the pup . Great location , with superb facilities . We'd deffinitely go back . Overall a solid 8.5 /10 in my view. Sykes were spot on as well ( 1st time we've used them & we'd wholeheartedly recommend them )

    Reviewed by DaveOct 2023

  • "We have had a great stay."

    The property is spacious, well resourced and presented. Its close to both the town centre and the local park which was handy to access the local amenities. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by JanSep 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Sheilds- everything was just perfect."

    The house was impeccably clean and comfortably updated. We were a party of 6 (5 adults and 1 teen) and the house provided plenty of comfortable gathering space, as well as enough room for everyone to have some privacy. The beds were super comfortable, the kitchen was spacious and had everything needed for cooking; we could have moved right in. The location was great for everything we wanted to do and it was quiet at night. Parking was fine, we were always able to find a spot nearby (though I imagine it is more difficult in summer). Upon arrival, we were told by the cleaning crew that Sheilds is one of the best-kept houses in Keswick, and we all agree! Thanks for a wonderful stay!!

    Reviewed by MollySep 2023

  • "Great house."

    Very clean. Will be back hopefully soon.

    Reviewed by PatAug 2023

  • "A welcoming comfortable holiday home with everything you would require for a great stay."

    Every possible kitchen utensil and good quality pans with a large range cooker and multiple ovens. Rooms are all large, bright and airy with great showers in the bathrooms too. There is also a cute small courtyard back garden. Spotlessly clean when we arrived. First time I have booked with Sykes and I was impressed with the high quality finish at Shields and the cleanliness of the cottage compared with others previously booked with other companies. A great stay in Keswick and a wonderful holiday in the Lake District!

    Reviewed by MerandaAug 2023

  • "Lovely townhouse that met all our expectations and more."

    Great location to walk into Keswick, but set within a quiet street. The property had every amenity we needed with the bonus of good internet speed. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2023

  • "Perfect Holiday House"

    Reviewed by SimonJun 2023

  • "Lovely large cottage , well appointed , very clean and comfortable."

    Looked like it had been recently renovated . Thank you for the treats on arrival. Well located and parking for 3 cars without any difficulty ( at this time of year) would book again

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2023

  • "Stayed at Shields for the week."

    Parking was difficult outside on the Friday as a lot of people use the free parking in the roads outside. I imagine in holiday weeks its not that easy. The house however is great! A second set of keys would have been nice rather than keep putting them in lock box. Both front door locks are not great and need changing to make getting into the house a bit easier. There were only 4 of us staying in the property so facilities were really good for us . Kitchen well stocked with pans etc . Cooker looked brand new and so was everything else. Bathrooms immaculate and property very clean and commutable. We would definitely book this property again. thank you

    Reviewed by NeilJan 2023

  • "Loved our stay at Shields, this is a fabulous property only a 5 minute walk to the centre of Keswick."

    The house itself was spotlessly clean with everything provided for a comfortable stay. Although there were 6 of us plus a dog, we all had more than enough room to relax and have our own space. I can't recommend highly enough - 5 stars!

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2022

  • "One of the top holiday homes we have ever stayed in!"

    Good location, very well equipped, beautifully furnished and very clean. Oh and the weather was great too!

    Reviewed by PennyAug 2022

  • "A lovely property with a modern feel to it, with thought and quality in mind."

    Not a bad word to be said - we had a fabulous week, well supported by Shields.

    Hello, Many thanks for the feedback and pleased you enjoyed your time in Keswick. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2022

  • "A very well equipped house in an ideal location."

    A good range of books,games and DVD.s

    Reviewed by GarethAug 2022

  • "Lovely house in great position for Fitz Park for the dog and town."

    Lovely little courtyard out back and sun trap bench out front. Very clean and all the utensils you’ll need in the kitchen. Shower on top floor does vary from scalding to cold so be careful. Thanks, great stay.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "Really lovely house with comfortable beds and a very well equipped kitchen."

    The drying room was great. Probably the best house we have stayed in within Keswick. It would be good if there was a proper ironing board and a clock downstairs would have been beneficial but this would not stop us from booking again.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "It was lovely."

    Parking was not easy but not much of an issue. Dropping stuff off was the biggest problem as you can’t really get outside during busy times. Walking into Keswick was a big plus ! Getting out at 9 am is also tough when you have two babies under 1 ! Will book again

    Reviewed by AndreaApr 2022

  • "A lovely large house."

    Modern kitchen with utility for muddy boots and wet coats. Log burner for cosy evenings. Fibre installed so good WiFi. Good location- shops and pubs 5 minute walk.

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2022

  • "The property was spotlessly clean and had all the facilities needed for our stay."

    It is in a great location just a short stroll into Keswick and all of its offerings. Parking is a bit of an issue especially on arrival when you have to unload the car. If I had one criticism it would be that there is no wi-fi and this would of been helpful especially as there was poor phone signal in the house. However a great place which I would have no hesitation booking again.

    Thank you for your recent comments, we are glad you had a lovely stay at Shields. We have recently had Wi-Fi installed. We look forward to welcoming you back to Shields in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2021

  • "A great 5 days stay at Sheilds."

    Possibly the cleanest holiday rental we have ever stayed in so full marks to the team. Extremely well equipped kitchen, most of the appliances appeared to be brand new. Beds comfortable and spacious bedrooms ( a mirror would be handy in the top floor king room). Lots of living/dining space for families. The younger members of the party appreciated the books, dvds and craft drawer which was doubly important as the only tv channels available were not of interest to them or the adults. We understood beforehand that there was no terrestrial tv but had been hoping to be able to stream. Information in the house suggests that wi-fi is coming, in order for us to book again this would be imperative as mobile phone signal can also be tricky in the area and there can occasionally be a need to keep in touch with family/work. Location is good for Keswick town centre (5 mins walk). Street parking was not a problem.

    Reviewed by JeanneDec 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size, 1 x first floor twin , 1 x second floor king-size, 1 x second floor single with 4ft bed, First floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating
  • Kitchen with gas range style cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Gas and Electric inc. in rent
  • Initial supply of logs provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available on a first come first served basis
  • Courtyard garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles.

The property

Nestled in the heart of the popular tourist town of Keswick rests this striking three-storey townhouse, Shields.

Boasting a fabulous Victorian exterior and sleeping up to seven guests, Shields offers the perfect base for your next group celebration to the lakes.

Park up on the roadside and kick off your shoes as you step over the threshold and into a delightful hallway, providing handy storage space to house your walking gear before following the stripped wood flooring through to the main areas of the house.

Be charmed by the traditional décor of the open-plan living/dining space, fit with a warming woodburning stove nestled alongside two rustic leather sofas and a snug armchairs, providing the perfect spot to unwind with a cup of tea in front of the television.

Head through to the contemporary kitchen, beautifully appointed with modern contemporary cupboards housing an array of modern amenities, make use of the facilities to rustle up some tasty treats for your group, serving at the nearby dining table to indulge in some long overdue quality time together.

Step outside to into the courtyard with a glass of wine and reflect on the marvellous time you are having on holiday.

When sleep calls, climb the stairs to the first-floor where you'll find a snug twin bedroom, alongside a sumptuous king-size room; servicing the rooms is a modern family bathroom, boasting an elegant double ended bath as well as a spacious walk-in shower, WC and hand basin, giving guests the option between enjoying a leisurely soak or a quick refreshing shower.

Climb a further set of stairs to the second-floor to discover two additional bedrooms, a king-size and a single with 4ft bed, along with a tasteful shower room; wake up as the sun rises over the distant fells and floods the room with natural light.

Take the short stroll into the centre of Keswick and discover the thrilling selection of sights and attractions on offer, with the quirky exhibitions on display at Derwent Pencil Museum, the Theatre by the Lake, a fabulous 18-hole golf course and a handful of art galleries, there's something to keep everyone entertained.

Take a break from doing the cooking and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many eateries that line the streets of the quaint town, with traditional country pubs and tea rooms to name a few.

Avid outdoor adventurers will be delighted with a visit to nearby Ullswater, England's second largest lake, where you can partake in a session in wakesurfing or stand-up paddle boarding on the tranquil waters, or catch sight of the remarkable Aira Force waterfall as it cascades down the rock face.

Head west to Cockermouth the birth place of poet William Wordsworth or visit the less frequented and quieter Western areas which include Buttermere, Crummock, Loweswater and Ennerdale.

No trip to the lakes would be complete without an exploration through the wonderful landscape, stretching over 900 square miles of rolling hills, open moorland and of course, breath-taking lakes, home to the striking mountains of Scafel Pike and Helvellyn, promising a challenging climb.

For an adventure in The Lakes, choose a stay at Shields.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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