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Skiddaw Heights

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

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was very well equipped for a family of 7 people."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The views were stunning and the area just brilliant for our needs. We walked everyday and came back to a warm comfortable house. I feel that the house is tired and needs just a little tlc but I also understand the restrictions of covid and how busy the owner must be with bookings back to back. Overall we had a fabulous stay and would love to come back. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback, Skiddaw Heights has recently been completely refurbished throughout with new kitchen and bathrooms. We would love to welcome you back to see the changes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseNov 2021

  • "No shower only a bath in the ensuite."

    Comfortable but in need of some TLC. Views great .Oven small and unable to read the worn dial.Times of arrival and departure did not add to a relaxed experience . Did not justify the high cost .

    Reviewed by AnitaOct 2021

  • "A beautiful family home with amazing views over Keswick and beyond."

    Everything we needed for a relaxing family holiday.

    Reviewed by LynOct 2021

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Ample room for 8 people - stunning views.

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2021

  • "The property is located just outside of Keswick up a hill which affords it a fabulous view."

    . The beds are comfortable with all linens crisp and clean. The living areas were comfortable and plenty of space for an extended family of 7. My negative feedback would be that it is looking very tired in places. The kitchen cupboards were cracking, the dials on the oven so worn it was guess work as to what turned on which bit. The grill was also off its hinge making it dangerous. I spent 20 mins cleaning the dryer it was so full of muck and bits. The two shower rooms were excellent and modern. However the bathroom in the master was worn, paint work was chipped and dirty grout was missing from the floor tiles making them move when you walked on them. There was a bath but given the issues we had with the lack of hot water after only 4 people had had a shower , it would have been a waste of time using it. I have stayed as a family at many a home and have never had the issues with the hot water running out. I cannot believe for one minute that we used all the hot water in the tank. There was no information on how the system worked and in this day and age I would expect it to be a combi boiler. It was only after the 2nd time the hot water went off that we were told that there was a hot water tank! Although there was an information pack it was not very detailed in regard to what there was available in the area. I appreciate we all have phones and internet but some attractions do not come up on searches so local knowledge is key. It may well sound as if we did not enjoy the property. We did. But attention to detail is key especially given the price we paid.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, lots of room, beautiful views, very relaxing holiday."

    Thank you for your feedback. The mattresses are brand new and have new mattress toppers on also Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Great property allowed us to have a fantastic family holiday."

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "It was very nice to receive the welcome phone call."

    Many thanks to the owner. We had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by SueJun 2019

  • "A superb house everything you would need is available the views are magnificent ..."

    A superb house everything you would need is available the views are magnificent plenty to do in the surrounding area will book this house again had a brilliant holiday thankyou

    Reviewed by LeonardMay 2019

  • "Lovely house, stunning views, steep climb back from town!"

    We really enjoyed our week.

    Reviewed by NatalieApr 2019

  • "Large house suitable for friends and families wit great views."

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2019

  • "What a fabulous place, the views were spectacular and a great location to get out and about."

    We were short of nothing... dishwasher tablets, kitchen cloths, washing capsules, coffee capsules, hand held blender, cake tin. Truly amazing. What a delightful accommodation , plenty of space to move about and find your own quiet spot. Only drawback the drive is a little steep. Can’t wait to come back

    Reviewed by BevSep 2018

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin
  • 1 x first floor master featuring Juliet balcony with panoramic view, king size bed, TV 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 with TV
  • 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
  • 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
  • Shop and pub 15 minute walk
  • Note: Max 8 adults.

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.

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

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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:

  • Off-season