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The Old Betting Shop

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1009873)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile
  • Pub less than 1 mile


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17 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Matthews

    “We had a wonderful stay in this lovely quirky cottage.”

    Very close to all facilities but still quiet and relaxing. We would highly recommend The Old Betting Shop and will stay again.

    Very close to all facilities but still quiet and relaxing. We would highly recommend The Old Betting Shop and will stay again.

    - Mrs Matthews, April 2021

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The property

A charming, end-terrace cottage resting within the centre of the bustling town of Keswick, situated a short distance from Derwentwater and the River Greta.

This wonderfully presented property is perfect for a couple or friends looking to explore this wonderful part of the Lake District, with plenty of attractions and activities to suit a group of all ages and tastes.

After an action-packed afternoon, be welcomed in by the well-equipped, open-plan living room, where you and your loved ones can gather to enjoy a relaxing evening in.

To the rear of the space you will find a well-equipped kitchen, housing everything you could possibly need to whip up a delicious home-cooked meal.

Joining the kitchen is a sitting area, where you can curl up on the plush sofa and tune into the TV or select a DVD to watch before heading to bed.

As the evening draws to a close, venture up the staircase and retire to one of the well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a king-size double and a standard double bedroom, each serviced by one spacious bathroom, complete with a shower over bath, basin and WC.

To the rear of the property is a small seating area.

A fantastic selection of shops, pubs and restaurants are located in the immediate vicinity enabling you to pick up any essentials, or eat out at one of the many pubs restaurants and takeaways which await you.

To explore the area further, venture North and spend some time at the Lake District Wildlife Park, or if you are feeling active hike up the mountain peaks of Skiddaw, Blencathra, Latrigg of Catbells.

Alternatively, hop onto a boat and enjoy a leisurely cruise around Derwentwater, or brush up on the local history spending some time at the Castlerigg Stone Circle.

The Old Betting Shop is a wonderful base for exploring this pretty part of the Lake District with your loved ones.


  • Two bedroom: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave, electric oven, gas hob, selection of books, TV with DVD player and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Rear private parking for one small to medium car
  • Seating area with small bistro table and chairs
  • Cot available in property
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Travel Cot available
  • Pub and shop within 0.1 miles

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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