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Skiddaw Heights

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972678)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Mills

    “Lovely place to stay, lots of room, beautiful views, very relaxing holiday.”

    - Mr Mills, June 2019

    Thank you for your feedback. The mattresses are brand new and have new mattress toppers on also - Sykes owner relations

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The property

This delightfully detached townhouse is situated in an elevated position overlooking Keswick. With stunning views of the Lake District, Skiddaw Heights is ideal for large families looking for a quiet retreat among the fells and fens of Cumbria. On the ground floor is a well-equipped kitchen where you can cook using fresh produce from the local town of Keswick, enjoying your meal in the formal dining area with views over the lake, before relaxing in front of the log effect cast iron fire in the lounge.

With one bedroom and a family shower room downstairs, the remaining three bedrooms (one with en-suite and Juliet balcony) are on the first floor, along with another family bathroom.

At the back of the house, you'll find a private garden, with a patio leading into the dining area and a panoramic view over Keswick and Derwentwater.

With comfortable garden furniture provided, it's a fine place to wind down after a long day walking around the Cumbrian hills. A short walk downhill takes you to the charming town of Keswick, nestled on the shores of Derwentwater, one of the Lake District's most enchanting waters, where you can take a lake cruise or picnic on the shore.

Keswick town centre hosts a number of visitor attractions, including parks, museums, boutique shops, a cinema, pubs, and quaint cafes. Keswick is situated between two of the Lake Districts most popular lakes, Bassenthwaite and Derwentwater and surrounded by fells and hills that make it an ideal spot for a walking trip, where you can soak in the stunning natural beauty for which the area is renowned.

You can also take a short drive to the Norman market town of Cockermouth and visit the Wordsworth museum for a day of history and culture. Ideally positioned for a peaceful, relaxing holiday in one of the most beautiful natural spots in the country, Skiddaw Heights makes for an excellent retreat at any time of the year.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin
  • 1 x first floor master featuring Juliet balcony with panoramic view, king size bed, and en-suite bathroom with bath, hand basin, and WC
  • 1 x double with king size bed and cot
  • 1 x twin
  • Shower room on ground floor with basin and WC
  • Bathroom on first floor, with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Formal dining area, with patio doors
  • Utility room with tumble dryer and washing machine.
  • Gas central heating
  • Cast iron log effect fire in lounge
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Krups coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, free Wi-Fi, access to Netflix
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, travel cot, and highchair available
  • Private parking sufficient for four cars
  • Double garage to store bikes
  • Private rear garden with patio and garden furniture
  • Complimentary entrance to Keswick Leisure Pool
  • Spa Treatments available within the property (to be booked in advance)
  • Shop and pub 15 minute walk
  • Note: Max 8 adults.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season