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The Old Vicarage

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972685)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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* Based on a combined average customer score in the last 6 months

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • “Enjoyed our stay despite not having any electricity on Saturday night.”

    Comfortable cottage and well equipped. Would stay again.

    Comfortable cottage and well equipped. Would stay again.

    - Catherine, November 2021

The property

This detached, stone built cottage was once the local vicarage and is located in mature grounds just 2 miles from the market town of Keswick. This cottage features stripped floors, high ceilings and a wood burning stove, offering luxurious accommodation for large families or groups of friends. On the ground floor is a fully equipped breakfasting kitchen with slate floor and range cooker, where you can cook up a storm before sitting down with friends in the dining room.

There's also a sitting room with an open fire, TV, DVD player and a selection of books and maps, perfect for cosying up on chilly nights.

The inner sitting room features a wood burning stove, whilst the utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer.

After dinner, you can retire to the games room where you'll find table tennis, pool and a range of books and games.

There's also a twin bedroom, ground floor shower room with WC and hand basin, with its own kitchen area with electric oven and sink.

Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms, with the king-size master bedroom boasting an en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. The large, mature grounds are laid mostly to lawn, with plenty of space to relax and unwind. This is an ideal location for exploring the National Park, with a number of walking routes just minutes away.

It's just a couple of miles to the market town of Keswick, where you can see local artefacts at the museum or get active at Keswick Climbing Wall. If leisurely walks are the order of the day, Castlerigg Stone Circle is close at hand, as is High and Low Rigg.

For something a little more challenging, climb Blencathra or Helvellyn and enjoy the spectacular views from the top. This stunning former vicarage is the perfect base to enjoy a holiday with family or a large group of friends.


  • Over two floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x first floor king-size doubles with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC; one with en-suite shower room with basin and WC, 1 x first floor double with en-suite shower room with basin and WC and 2 x first floor twin, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC and one with en-suite wet room with basin and WC
  • Breakfasting kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Inner sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Games room.
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Wood burning stove
  • Open fire in sitting room
  • Range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, TV with DVD player, selection of books and games, table tennis and pool table
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel Cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample private parking
  • Enclosed mature lawned grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles
  • Property has a £100.00 good housekeeping bond.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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