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The View

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Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • 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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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely gorgeous home."

    We loved it and felt really relaxed. The ‘view’ was exceptional and so calming. The ability to properly live in the house was really easy. We had all we needed. Even though the walk to town is a little hike, it was a lovely hike! Will definitely recommend - in fact we already have. We will absolutely come back. The only comment I have would be given the size of the bedrooms, a bigger bed would be a lovely addition.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Oct 2023

  • "The property and view were amazing and my family and I enjoyed this home very much."

    A few very small details of feedback, my parents are elderly and one of the reasons I chose the property was for the bedroom downstairs, and en-suite would have been a good idea so they did not have to go up the stairs to shower. The dryer filter was blocked and prevented us from using this facility, the kitchen needs some larger bowls for salad and soup. The quilt was light and as the season change a warmer one would be required. These are small points of feedback. We had a wonderful time in the house and really have no complaints, Keswick is magical and the property is in a prefect stop, close to the railway for long walks with my husband and little dog, and popping into Keswick. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful holiday home with fantastic views will certainly be looking to return soon."

    Thank you so much David, we do have a beautiful house with the best views in one of Keswick’s most sought after locations. So very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we will look forward to welcoming yourself and family soon. Kind Regards Tanya(owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was immaculately presented, spotlessly clean, I didn't feel I needed to clean anything which is amazing."

    Beautiful views from the windows and ideally situated for Keswick. The downstairs cloakroom was very well thought out with plenty of space for hanging coats and space for shoes. The only thing we had a bit of a problem with was the bed in the ensuite. As soon as you sit on it it creaks, meaning any turning in the night makes a noise. It took us about 4 nights to get used to it so we didn't wake each other up. This is just a minor problem which maynot affect others unless you are a light sleeper. There was a large bowl in the kitchen containing single use coffee, tea bags, sugar and hot chocolate, so very nice touch. Would definitely return.

    Thank you so much Samantha for your comments and leaving the cleaner a thank you note and chocolates as the property was so clean. It’s so rewarding when people do nice things and she was very happy that her hard work and attention to detail had been appreciated. Thank you for scoring us 100% and I will be happy to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Tanya (owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property and The View is amazing!"

    Very comfortable and plenty of room. It is a fair walk into town and up on a fairly steep hill if you have mobility issues. There is a bus but service stops quite early. Taxi’s can be busy at peak times. Owner extremely helpful for any problems you may have, we had a couple of problems with the fire alarms (beware very loud!) so make sure you open windows and have extractor fan on when cooking, they are quite sensitive. Also plumbing… but owner/Sykes dealt with them swiftly. Definitely recommend especially if you enjoy walking/biking/canoing in the area. Lots of space in the garage for bikes/canoes etc. But also great for relaxing and enjoying the view.

    Thank you Joanne for taking the time to do a review and recommending us to future guests. It was nice speaking with yourself. The house is in one of the most sought after areas in keswick with the most amazing views as you experienced, and extremely well equipped to make our guests stay comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Aug 2023

  • "Great place to stay, stunning views, ideal location just on the edge of the town and so convenient for exploring the North Lakes."

    The property has all the space and facilities for a large family and all the outdoor equipment. We’ll definitely be back.

    Thank you so much Gareth for taking the time to do a review ,the team and myself thank you. Your holiday is important for yourselves and ourselves, knowing you had a great time and will returning in the future makes us very happy. Look forward to welcoming you on you return. Kind regards Tanya Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely stay in a beautiful house with The Most Amazing View."

    Well equipped with everything we needed. First visit to Keswick and we were so impressed with the town. Definitely plan to return

    Thank you so much David for taking the time to do a review. I am so pleased you had a lovely stay with everything you needed and enjoyed our beautiful area. A lot of effort goes into making sure we provide something special for our valued guests. We will look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with outstanding views."

    Only one drawback during our stay was the white decor throughout and white blinds which we found impractical and which made it impossible to sleep after 4:30am it was so bright with the early morning sunshine during June. Having said that, we had a week of wall to wall sunshine so that was a bonus. On balance a very pleasant stay.

    Thank you for taking time to give feedback following your stay at The View, we are delighted that you had a very enjoyable stay, wow what a week you had for weather bright sunshine daily a bonus in the Lakes. Kind regards The customer relations team Lakes Cottage Holidays. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2023

  • "A couple of minor issues - crumbs in food cupboards and hairs in the bath / sinks so had to be cleaned on arrival."

    A couple of safety issues, no oven gloves at property so an accident waiting to happen. All the knives are really blunt so need to provide a knife sharpener. Postives, a spacious property with just the best views of the surrounding fells. From sunrise to sunset the views will blow you away. Good size rooms so plenty of space for a family. Big garden, ideal for children or dog. Couldn't be 100% sure it was secure for a small dog so I kept mine on a lead as it is a busy main road outside the property.

    Reviewed by Jillian3.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week thank you!"

    The View was lovely…. clean, comfortable, warm, well equipped, and spacious. The views from every window are stunning and we so enjoyed admiring them from the house and garden. It was a bonus to be able to watch the Festival of Light on Catbells while we were there! Amazing!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments and scoring us 100%. The Views are breathtaking and we’re in the perfect location to enjoy this beautiful area. What good timing to see the festival of light. X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property amazing views very comfortable and very clean."

    Would definitely stay again .

    Thank you so much for scoring us 100% in all four categories. I am so pleased to hear you would definitely stay again, and we would be delighted for you to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard and lynn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fabulous house with an amazing view."

    We loved our week here as besides the view it was in a perfect place to explore the Lakes. If you are arriving at the property look out for the sign Fell Close, not The View. I would certainly use it again.

    Reviewed by Angie4.7Oct 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage, great location and a lovely peaceful place to base a holiday"

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, I really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Sep 2022

  • "We thought the property was fantastic and great full that the new owners honoured our booking to let us bring Lucy the lab with us."

    I feel sad that we cannot return as we always travel with the dog who is our family. This location has fantastic walks from the door close to all amenities and the most fantastic views especially from the lovely garden swing with a cup of tea. Everything clean and tidy including the large gardens. Many thanks

    I am so pleased you thought the property, location and views were fantastic and enjoyed sitting in the beautiful gardens enjoying a cup of tea. It was lovely to speak with yourselves and thank you for choosing The View. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a really enjoyable week at The View, it was exactly what we were looking for."

    It really is a great property and we loved it. The only thing we haven’t given top rating for was cleanliness, as we found a used disposable nappy on the floor behind the curtains in the upstairs yellow bedroom. We also found a mobile phone down between the cushions of one of the sofas, plus a toy bus on the floor underneath the same sofa and we left both these items with a note for the cleaner, but we threw the disposable nappy away! There were a few small items which we thought could have been useful - a large coffee cafetière (we ended up using coffee bags instead of ground coffee), a serrated bread knife (as we had difficulty trying to slice whole loaves with chopping knives), a tray and a squeegee for wiping down the glass shower doors after use. Apart from these few minor points, we can highly recommend The View and would love to visit the Lakes again in the future. Excellent location, beautiful outlook, great house and garden, what’s not to love!

    Hi Laurence thank you so much for taking the time to do a review, I really appreciate it. I am so pleased you had an enjoyable week and it was exactly what you were looking for. The house and gardens are great and the views outstanding!! I will act on your requests. Thank u Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laurence4.7Jun 2022

  • "When we booked The View the property was listed as pet friendly."

    Between our booking and our stay the owners changed their minds and did not want to accept pets, but agreed to honour our booking. The property was decorated to a high standard, well equipped, and very comfortable. Much as we would like to book The View again the prohibition on pets means that we will have to look elsewhere in the future.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review and scoring us100% , It means so much to us to know you had such a good stay at The View. We decided not to accept dogs after completing the extensive refurbishment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely place and really well equipped."

    Only issue were the massive duvets which we found too thick for the time of year

    Good Morning Nicola, thank you for your comments. It is a lovely place and we try very hard to make sure you have a really comfortable stay. I will arrange for the housekeeper to take off the winter duvet. Thanks again Tanya x Th Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Apr 2022

  • "The house, the location & the view were outstanding."

    Also, the effort made to welcome us with Xmas decorations, etc was very much appreciated. However, this was the only property we’ve ever been to where there was no information folder or guest book. A few too many niggles to award 5 stars. eg. baking tray in kitchen that doesn’t fit in either of the ovens, no foil or cling film in kitchen, TV badly positioned in the living room and we couldn’t work out how to use the one in the bedroom. The bed in the downstairs bedroom had to be moved and propped as it didn’t sit right on the floor and therefore rocked and made a racket every time you moved. Also the shower in the main bathroom was cold. Finally, there was a lack of bins inside the property.

    So pleased you found the location and views outstanding and appreciated us making the house beautiful for Christmas. We have taken on board your comments. There are a selection of baking trays which do fit in the oven, we also provide foil. Apologies the TV remote did need replacement batteries. The bed has also been re positioned. We have not been able to establish an issue with the water. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stacey4.4Dec 2021

  • "Despite the comments below, we had a really good holiday."

    The property has been recently refurbished to a high standard, but lacked some basic equipment usually found in self catering cottages. Hence the rating. In our opinion these are: A whisk A lemon squeezer Kitchen scissors A dust pan and brush A clothes line or drying rack There was a microwave, but no suitable bowls to use with it. Rather than a tumble dryer, we would have preferred a dish washer! The property was clean with the exception of the oven shelves and trays and some of the pans which were greasy, hence the cleanliness rating. When I booked the property with Lakelovers, a DVD player was listed, and dogs were allowed. Since the original booking, Lakelovers seem to have been taken over by Sykes. The new Sykes listing does not allow dogs and there was not a DVD player. We are very grateful that the owner of the property honoured our original booking which included bringing our dog. We are sad that we won’t be able to return unless we leave our dog in kennels. At the start of the holiday Sykes sent an email enquiring whether everything was in order. I replied that the lobby door lock needed attention. Sykes did not reply. On leaving the property I phoned one of the numbers on the booking information, to report this, a helpful lady (possibly local Lakelovers staff have been retained??) said she would pass this on. We have booked several holidays with Sykes in the past and found them to be very helpful but I wonder if Sykes themselves have been taken over by a larger company and so have lost the personal touch? We hope not.

    Reviewed by Sue2.8Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful property."

    Located within easy walking access to Keswick. Very spacious, clean and well equipped. Views amazing and so restorative! Would not hesitate to recommend. Only 2 minor things to improve would be: a dishwasher would have been great (especially in view of Covid situation) and also ensuring that the garden was fully enclosed and a front gate present due to a very busy main road (especially important in view of the property being pet friendly on booking). It is a shame as it now appears non-pet friendly, we may not be able to return.

    Thank you for your review. I am so pleased the property exceeded your expections as that is our goal. A dishwasher has now been installed. The side and rear gardens are gated however we have left the parking area to the front ungated for safety and access reasons. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Aug 2021

  • "An awesome place stay on a trip to the lakes, the views from the property are amazing."

    The owner was very helpful too.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased you thought The View was an awesome place with amazing views. We are always happy to welcome and help our guest. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Aug 2021

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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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, Living/dining room with gas fire
  • Ground floor Boot store/drying room
  • Garden room with king size bed, dining area, TV, sofa's and French doors leading out on to a sunny patio
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • TV and Bose CD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • I small dog welcome
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wi-Fi
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Large garage suitable for storage of bikes, canoes and outdoor equipment
  • Raised Patio area and extensive lawned area with amazing views
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Bus stop nearby.

The property

The View, Fell Close is a delightful holiday home resting on the outskirts of Keswick and just a short distance to Keswick town centre and Derwentwater.

This holiday accommodation is a great find for families, couples or groups of friends looking to come together in an area that is famed for its excellent outdoor pursuits.

The main feature of the property is the breath-taking views it beholds with the fells of Skiddaw, Latrigg and Catbells all on view from multiple rooms.

At the end of each bracing day, head into the modern kitchen where an array of amenities are on hand to assist the chef of the group whip up your favourite dishes.

The living/dining room is a sociable space for the entire group to gather to enjoy each other’s company over a home-cooked meal, a bottle of wine, catching up on the latest box set on the TV or simply admiring the stunning and breathtaking views, for those who may need to work whilst on holiday there is a workstation with desk lamps.

The ground floor garden room is a relaxing space with king size bed where you can also dine, relax watching TV or unwind with a good book with French doors leading out on to the slate patio and windows which give a constant connection with the breathtaking views of the surrounding fells, lakes and countryside.

As the evening draws to a close, find two elegant first floor double bedrooms, complete with all the necessary furnishings and fixtures, with one enjoying an added benefit of an en-suite shower room.

The garden at Fell Close has been designed as an extension of the house itself, being a glorious spot to relish in alfresco dining and to continue to be captivated by the view.

If you can bring yourself to leave this exceptional holiday cottage, head into the town centre of Keswick, where you will be spoilt for choice by the selection of independent shops, local cafés, pubs and restaurants, as well as a collection of tourist attractions to suit all, including Keswick Museum, Derwent Pencil Museum and the optical illusion exhibition Puzzling Place.

Don your walking boots whilst here and be sure to tackle one or two of the surroundings fells, which include Latrigg, Catbells, Skiddaw, Coledale Horseshoe and Blencathra, or for something more leisurely, head to the beautifully kept Hope Park for a gentle stroll and a go at pitch-and-putt golf.

For those feeling adventurous, head to Derwentwater, where there are an array of watersport opportunities, including paddle-boarding, kayaking and canoeing.

Other local attractions include catching a show at the Theatre By The Lake, the Castlerigg Stone Circle and the Go Ape tree top adventure in Whinlatter forest, slightly further afield you will find Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere, where you will find more wonderful things to see and do.

Secure your holiday to Fell Close and look forward to an action-packed getaway to the Lakes.

Please note there is a section at the bottom of the garden which has been left overgown on purpose to attract wildlife. The patio is raised therefore small children will require supervision at all times.

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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