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The Old Betting Shop

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Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely, well-equipped cottage, right in the centre of Keswick."

    Perfect spot for north lakes.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage is in an ideal location, opposite co-op and booths around corner, considering on main road noise was minimal and didn't affect us at all, cottage well equipped, parking space a bit tricky but with help from neighbour we got sorted, with parking a premium in keswick, this is a great additional."

    Enjoyed our stay, thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Feb 2024

  • "What a lovely property the old betting shop is."

    It’s clean comfortable and cosy. The location is fabulous in the centre, which does mean there is lots of traffic thundering past the property both day and night this didn’t spoil our stay. My only niggles were the parking was very tight and there is a lot of damp in the corner of the back bedroom . We would return for another visit .

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jan 2024

  • "Fabulous location and immaculate inside."

    My only observation is that there is a lot of damp to the wall in the smaller bedroom but this may have been exacerbated due to the weather at the time of our stay but would definitely need inspecting.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was in an ideal location for us."

    The accommodation was immaculate and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2023

  • "Super central cottage."

    We’ve already re booked.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely, comfortable, well kitted-out cottage in a great location."

    The only minor draw-back is that the parking space is extremely tight for any car other than a very small one - we used a nearby (6/7 mins walk) car park in the Town.

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2023

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher,
  • Gas central heating
  • Hairdryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Rear private parking for 1 small /medium car
  • Patio with bistro furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well behaved pet allowed
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, Derwentwater Lake 0.6 miles, River Greta 135meters away
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 9am

The property

The Old Betting Shop is a charming, end-of-terrace cottage resting within the centre of the bustling, Cumbrian 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 the delights of the Lake District National Park, 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 space, where you and your loved ones can gather to enjoy a relaxing evening in, prepare delicious meals in the well-equipped kitchen, and dine as a group.

As the evening draws to a close, venture up the staircase and retire to one of the two well-presented bedrooms, consisting of a king-size and a double, both serviced by a spacious bathroom.

To the rear of the property is a small seating area with bistro furniture, offering the perfect spot for a morning coffee.

A fantastic selection of shops, pubs and restaurants are in the immediate vicinity enabling you to pick up any essentials or dine 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 or Catbells.

Alternatively, hop onto a boat and enjoy a leisurely cruise around Derwentwater, or brush up on the local history by 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas