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Skiddaw Heights

(Ref. 972678)

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • 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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19 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is ideally located on the edge of Keswick with easy access to the rest of the Lakes."

    There is a Spar shop/garage within walking distance as well as a pub. The property itself has fantastic views over Keswick and the fells and the sunsets are quite spectacular. There are a number of things that vary between the Sykes listing and the folder of information included in the property (eg check out times are different) and the waste collection didn't go to plan. We put all 3 wheelie bins at the bottom of the very steep drive on Monday evening as instructed, however only two were collected. The final one (plastics/tins/glass) was only collected 3 days later after I contacted Sykes to report the issue. If this bin had been collected previously it wouldn't have been a problem, however by the time we had added our recycling for the 3 days of our stay up until that point, the bin was full. Only one of the upstairs bedrooms has curtains which means that the other two get very light very early in the morning. It wasn't a problem for some of our party who sleep with eye masks, but for others it meant a natural wake up call at around 4am. The IKEA bags for the laundry at the end of your stay are falling apart which made things a bit difficult on our final morning, and we found the microwave to be extremely temperamental. The other kitchen appliances worked as expected, although the induction hob took a long time to heat up any pans with water (we suspect this is due to the pans provided rather than the hob itself as the frying pans were a lot more efficient when used on the same rings). Overall this was an excellent base for our family party of 7 ranging from 40-77 years of age and we would book again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave detailed comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed the location and the views! We will look into the information provided to ensure that it is correct and up to date. We take all comments on board, and will ask our Property Services Team to look into the points raised. We hope that you would visit the Lake District again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo4.4May 2024

  • "Skiddaw Heights is situated on a hill with breath taking views."

    It is very spacious inside with excellent facilities.It is within walking distance of Keswick 15-20 minutes walk.The accomodation is perfect for groups of friends and families. A few points to note during our stay were that the towels provided were quite small(bath towels) & one of the twin rooms did not have enough towels.Also the master bedroom with the Juliet balcony had some items under the bed when we arrived,a child's dummy,an envelope,a small brown basket and tissues.This needs to be addressed when the property is being cleaned in the future.On the whole a very enjoyable stay,we would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Debra4.7Mar 2024

  • "Great house, lovely interiors, comfy beds and fab location."

    Only a couple of things we would mention to make the house even better. The downstairs toilet seat is loose and needs fixing, there are only 4 champagne flutes which isn't enough for that size of house, would expect 6, no tumblers only hi-ball glasses. The cleaners need to clearn down the sides of the sofas in the lounge, lots of debris in there! 4pm check-in and 9.30am check-out meant we only had a very short time in the house (we only stayed two nights), it would be nice to either have an earlier check-in or later check-out, particularly as beds need to be stripped, bins emptied and because it was bin day we had to make sure the bins were out! But none of the above would stop us booking again as the house etc. was great.

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7Dec 2023

  • "Excellent location, a lovely property with fantastic views and a very high standard."

    I will definitely be returning to this property, I just hope it is available next time i book as it met our needs perfectly and allowed us to unwind every night after 4 long days out on the hills.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Oct 2023

  • "Property was lovely however if the following is addressed constructively the property would be luxurious and our stay even better."

    1)BbQ could not find in itinerary, sent email to Sykes no reply so we brought ours, but did not need to. 2) downstairs toilet seat broken. Reported immediately, and again next day we were told maintenance informed and leave key in lockbox. No one came, received email they would be coming, Monday, then Tuesday. Thursday a lovely lady from Sykes office turned up with plastic Allen key to fix, but was loose immediately. We were then informed maintenance on holiday all week. My elderly brother-in-law with walking difficulties, who was sleeping in down stairs room, had to go upstairs for toilet which was not ideal. 3) Towels provided were rough, not soft. Softer larger towels including a bath sheet would have been more luxurious. 4) To enjoy the views on patio the hedge could of been trimmed a foot smaller, and also grass could of been cut. Privacy would still have been maintained as hedge was high. 5) Kitchen was superb but the fridge not big enough for the food we brought for a week. An American fridge or a desk top fridge in utility room was needed. Apart from the above, we did enjoy our stay, and will book again. Just thought if the above points could be addressed it would have been even better. The house was superbly cleaned and beds and pillows comfortable together with powerful showers. The view from main upper floor bedroom was unbelievable.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciate the time taken to send your observations which have been taken on board and highlighted with our maintenance team. We are glad that these didn't detract from the enjoyment of your overall stay and we do hope we can welcome you in the future. Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful house with amazing views!"

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2023

  • "Amazing property with fantastic views."

    Our second visit and can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Oct 2022

  • "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 Louise4.7Nov 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 Anita3.4Oct 2021

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

    Everything we needed for a relaxing family holiday.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Ample room for 8 people - stunning views.

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Aug 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 Susan3.4Jul 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 John4.7Jun 2019

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

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 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 Leonard5.0May 2019

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

    We really enjoyed our week.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Apr 2019

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

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 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 Bev5.0Sep 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • 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
  • Utility room with tumble dryer and washing machine
  • Lounge with TV
  • Formal dining area, with patio doors
  • Kitchen
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Krups coffee machine, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Gas central heating
  • Cast iron log effect fire in lounge
  • 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
  • Electric vehicle charging socket available
  • 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. New renovated in 2023 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. Entrance is on the lower ground floor with access to the garage, where stairs lead to the upper ground floor where there 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


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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