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The Old Hayloft

(Ref. 972281)

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "We have already recommended it to people in the family and walkers like ourselves, obviously cannot recommend to people who would have difficulty with the stone steps or have problems bringing luggage from Methodist church."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Nov 2023

  • "A very well equipped and comfortable apartment for two people, with everything except a washing machine."

    Situated over a shop right in the centre of town, with all the shops cafes and pubs on your door step. Live music from the pub opposite could be heard on Friday and Saturday nights, but it didn't disturb us. Car parking permit for a parking space two streets away, about a five minuet walk. The only problem is finding somewhere to unload your luggage, as you are in a pedestrianised area. This isn't very well explained in the joining instructions. Once you've got the key, there is a fob that lowers the bollards, but you still can't drive down to the apartment when its busy. Apart from this, everything else was excellent, and would recommend and book it again ourselves.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Sep 2023

  • "Stopped here many times."

    Lovely comfortable little place. Couldn't be situated any better in keswick

    Reviewed by Kevan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay in the Old Hayloft and will book it again in the future."

    Noise from the local pub's 'live music' on Fri and Sat nights was certainly noticable, but stopped dead on midnight and wasn't a problem. The only comment we would make is that the instructions to find the property work well only if you are on foot, but not when you need to stop, park and unload. We missed the turning initially because it seemed to be one way, and it cost us 30 mins sat in traffic to get round again. Finally we found the car parking and carried out luggage in several trips. 25 yards is rather optimistic - it was certainly further than that. However, we had a lovely time and will book again for the future.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will look at the information provided to ensure it is correct. We hope to welcome you back. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jul 2023

  • "This is a wonderful place for two people, right in the middle of Keswick town."

    Everything you need and spotlessly clean. After contacting Sykes due to something coming on and waking us up in the middle of the night, they it was sorted immediately and we had a very peaceful stay. First class.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday let."

    Books information amount of cooking utensils and pots. Only thing we could say was irritating was the water heater coming on several times during the night which obviously resulted in broken sleep. Otherwise wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by Audrey4.7Apr 2023

  • "Immaculately clean, comfortable (including the bed) very well equipped, cosy, central, tastefully decorated."

    Worked really well for us. Two niggles - the shower doesn’t work on high - it cycles between cold and boiling- you have to use eco mode which is rather weak, and the strange noise which wakes you up in the night- is this some sort of boiler or refrigeration system in the cheese shop below? It doesn’t appear to be in the flat unless it’s the water heater which I think is unlikely.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation in an excellent location."

    Everything you could possibly need, even a parking space.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely property ideally located in the centre of Keswick."

    The usual good standard of facilities I’ve come to expect from a Sykes property.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Jan 2023

  • "Great apartment, extremely clean and very comfortable."

    Perfectly situated and surprisingly quiet considering how close it is to the market square. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2022

  • "Second time staring at The Hayloft."

    Location is brilliant and added bonus that there is parking included. Small and cosy. Clean, nice and warm everything you need on hand. Would recommend and will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Nov 2022

  • "The towel rail never heated and we were not able to understand how it’s programmed."

    We were not able to get the sound on the tv and as your rep phoned on the Monday we mentioned it. The lady kindly came and got the sound but for the rest of the week tv was stuck on BBC2! This is likely to be a bigger problem to the next people than to us.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in the middle of town."

    The cottage was very clean and had a well equipped kitchen, so you could cook if you want. There is a car space a few minutes walk from the property. Parking in Keswick is a nightmare, so the car spot was very handy. Two things: It would be good to put the details of the fact that you can use the house key to lower the battons at the start of the court to the email you send people for check-in. We did not realise until after we had unloaded the car. We also found where to place the rubbish very confusing.

    Reviewed by Rochelle5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have stayed here many times."

    Prices seemed to increase after covid so we didn't visit for a while but now seem more reasonable. The property has been upgraded & they have done a excellent job. Will definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Kevan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very good location in centre of town, modern and very clean."

    The car parking was also a good asset, the only negative point was the out side space. We did not want to sit outside on the landing too other properties.

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a very happy two weeks in the old hayloft which we return to year after year."

    Thank you for your delightful apartment.

    Reviewed by Gerald4.7Jun 2022

  • "Sadly the detail in access and in facilities was lacking."

    Welcome email had contradictory times. Told by agents that bollards were automated but fob was required but not were to find it. In the key press with the key. Route to parking was not up to date Rubbish disposal information was hidden in the cupboard and in the information book by other sheets.

    Reviewed by Rob3.1May 2022

  • "An excellent property."

    I stayed there on my own as a convenient base in Keswick for a trail running holiday. The Old Hayloft is perfect and fantastically well presented. Spotlessly clean and tidy. Well stocked and comfortable, plus a lovely hot shower and super warm bathroom. I would highly recommend this place. Seriously brilliant view from the front door of Skiddaw and a lovely cafe 30 seconds from the front door, chippy the same and you could go to the pub in your slippers!!! The only drawback is on Fridays and Saturdays the pub next door plays loud live music until midnight. However a decent pair of earplugs remedies that perfectly, and the music isn’t too bad!! I wasn’t too bothered. I had one hiccup in the flat and it was sorted the next day promptly with minimum inconvenience, so very good customer service. If I have one minor issue it was the water tank, it makes a bit of a noise around 1:30am and woke me a few times, but it really was a minor issue, depends how lightly you sleep. All in all I had a lovely, comfortable holiday with easy, friendly, prompt customer service. Will definitely be back with my partner next time. Thanks for a fun week.

    Reviewed by Buffy5.0Feb 2022

  • "The Old Hayloft had absolutely everything we needed and more!"

    It’s a lovely little place in a great location meaning we had the perfect stay. Will definitely be booking here again!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2022

  • "The Old Hayloft is the perfect little bolthole for week in the lakes."

    Really cosy, with everything you need. Even a great selection of games for when the weather is horrendous (like it was much of the time for us!). Living kitchen space is great and really well appointed. We definitely made the most of the coffee machine and frother for 'fancy coffee'! Perhaps the most immaculate holiday cottage I've ever been in, top marks to cleaner. We parked up a bit away and trailed our luggage in torrential rain. A note in the arrival instructions to say there is a fob to lower the barriers so you can unload in the courtyard would be the only tiny change. We made use of this packing up. A tiny thing in an otherwise perfect stay! Will definitely recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great location."

    Lovely comfortable flat. Very clean would recommend and will be back.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Nov 2021

  • "The property is in an ideal location, lovely and modern with everything well stocked in the kitchen etc."

    . Warm and comfy just what you need after a long day's walking (often in the rain). Would definitely recommend this property and definitely looking to rebook in 2022. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely very clean comfortable accommodation with everything you need, a great location in the heart of Keswick."

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2021

  • "A little noisy and the the clock chiming has returned sounds like your living in trumpton."

    Reviewed by Harry4.4Jul 2021

  • "We were very impressed with the refurbishment of the accommodation with the new kitchen units and carpets."

    The key safe at the door was a very good addition to the property which allowed us to leave on our final day early in the morning. This meant we didn't have to wait for the office to open and return the key and car parking voucher. We have stayed at The Old Hayloft many times and will continue to do so.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely apartment in very convenient location"

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2021

  • "We felt it was a little smaller than we expected, but was very well equipped with everything we needed to self cater and plenty of storage."

    The apartment was spotless when we arrived and we felt covid safe from the moment we entered. We found the directions to get to the apartment a little confusing as on our instructions there was no information as to where to park to unload the car. Once in the apartment this was clearly explained alongside the parking permit.

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Oct 2020

  • "The only problem we had, and its only a little one."

    We had trouble with reception on the tv. Lovely little place though. Stayed many times &will continue to do so

    Reviewed by Kevan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Apartment clean, had all amenties."

    Great location

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation right in the heart of Keswick, lovely facilities and walking distance to everything you would need."

    Having free parking for the week is a real bonus, would definitely use the flat again.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2019

  • "Consider replacing the Skybox with a Freesat box as the lack of a Sky subscription limited the available TV channels."

    Reviewed by Erica5.0Oct 2019

  • "The location was spot on, the cottage was spotless and lovely and the parking was excellent."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2019

  • "The place we stopped couldn't have been situated any better."

    It was cosy & very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Kevan5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is our seventh year of returning to the old hayloft and were delighted with the new colour scheme and the new bedroom furniture the new bed was particularly comfortable."

    The cleaner needs to be congratulated on the pristine condition of the apartment. The only concern we had was the difficulty in opening the front door this is due to it rubbing on the door chill. It would benefit from a few shavings off the leading edge of the bottom of the door. We will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great location, but no views (even of town)."

    Comfortable, but very small lounge/kitchen/dining room.

    Reviewed by Donna4.4May 2019

  • "Car park 5 min walk but ideal considering location room spotless bed comfortable pillows bit hard but no problem lounge very holmly kitchen cutlery etc very good apart from cooker needs new hob location 2 mins walk to centre Keswick ideal pub downstairs bit noisy at weekend but to be expected quite after that would I stay here again."


    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2018

  • "Location of ACCOMMODATION was fantastic."

    Comfortable bed and brilliant black out blind in bedroom! Would definitely stay again and recommend :)

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a great holiday despite the weather."

    The location is great in the middle of Keswick town centre. There was a bit of noise from people outside the pub opposite, but not enough to annoy. The lack of a car parking adjacent to the property was a slight problem, but the allocated parking a few hundred yards away wasn't too bad. Access for loading and unloading was fine. All together a lovely holiday flat.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is our fourth year of returning to the old hayloft we enjoy coming as it suits our needs."

    Staff in the office helpful the car parking at the Methodist church is very good. The mattress is extremely hard and could do with a thicker topper than the one provided. There was a dripping tap in the kitchen sink.The live music from the pack horse pub on Fridays and Saturdays disturbs sleep until one a.m. in the morning.

    Reviewed by Gerald4.7Jun 2018

  • "Excellent location and value for money."

    The only downside to this holiday home was the fact that the pub across the courtyard has live entertainment three nights a week. This can go on until well after midnight. When people left by the exit where the singer was playing it was so loud that it felt they were in the same room.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 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.


  • First floor apartment
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower cubicle basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • Electric heating. Freesat HD TV with internet connection
  • DVD player
  • Dab radio ipod/iphone docking station
  • CD/radio
  • WiFi
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • 1 x Parking permit for nearby car park
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 min walk

The property

The Old Hayloft is a cosy apartment located in the centre of the bustling market town of Keswick.

Ideal for two guests to enjoy the area.

Inside the apartment is one double bedroom and a shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC.

There is an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area .An excellent base for a walk to the stunning countryside Keswick has to offer.

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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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