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Walla Crag, Royal Oak House

(Ref. 1094419)

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Very cosy and comfortable, with everything we needed and more!"

    Fantastic to be right in the centre of Keswick. Thank you!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a problem which was sorted quickly."

    We thought the kitchen was tired looking. Crazy amount of crockery and glassware. Good location. All those stairs certainly gave you a good workout!

    Thank you for your feedback. We take all on comments on board. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely 3 night stay in very good apartment."

    Well equipped & to a high standard. Only minor problem we had was with tin opener-couldn’t fathom it out at all!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Walla Crag is a brilliant and comfy 2 bed apartment right in the centre of Keswick with a dedicated parking spot, it was ideal for us (family of 4 with children 13 and 11) who enjoy walking and exploring the area."

    The main bedroom is light, comfy and has an en-suite, the 2nd bedroom is a twin, with the main bathroom halfway up the stairs, and the 2nd floor has the lounge with dining table and kitchen (fully equipped with everything you need), and a nice balcony which captured the sun in the middle of the day, lovely to sit out with a glass at the end of the day (especially as the weather was great). All very comfy and ideal for us. Parking space was great, less than 100m away across a minor 1-way road through Keswick, barely needed to use the car as we walked a lot, but it did get covered in sap and blossom (very minor downside). We step out directly into Keswick from where we did walks to Catbells and Walla Crag, it is a short walk to marinas where we did stand up paddle boarding and river tubing. Only consideration for others is stairs, you have to go up 1 large set to get to the apartment, then inside the stairs are carpeted but could be a little steep for some to get to the main bathroom, lounge and kitchen. We would definitely book here again.

    Thank you for your positive feedback on your stay at Walla Crag and in Keswick. We are delighted you were able to enjoy good weather during your stay! Thank you for your comments about the stairs. We show a picture of them on the website, which we hope helps prospective guests to make a decision about the suitability of the apartment. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerwyn4.7May 2023

  • "Beautiful apartment, very comfortable, clean and quiet."

    Highly recommend

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and recommendation. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Walla Crag and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Apr 2023

  • "A very impressive property."

    The decor, styling and facilities were first class. The quality of bedding, towels, crockery and kitchen utensils again first class. I loved the little extras; night lights, reading classes, it showed thought and gave the impression that someone really cared that whoever rented the property was made to feel special. Well done.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay Walla Crag, especially the little touches that hopefully make the stay extra special. We very much wanted the apartment to be a home from home. We hope to welcome you again to Walla Crag. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2023

  • "Bedrooms were cold could not get enough heat from the radiators to warm the ..."

    Bedrooms were cold could not get enough heat from the radiators to warm the rooms, plus could not fit in suitcases in the rooms had to leave open in the hall way

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you had a couple of problems with heating and we hope they were quickly resolved. We hope to welcome you to Walla Crag again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Jan 2023

  • "Had a lovely few days over New year, property was lovely and the Christmas tree and the gift bag was a wonderful surprise."

    The property is in a great location and it was lovely and clean. The only issues we had was the Internet in the property didn't work and the heating downstairs wasn't very good so downstairs was very cold compared to upstairs.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the Festive touches during your stay at Walla Crag. We are sorry to hear that there were a couple of problems with your visit but hopefully they were quickly resolved. We hope to welcome you to Walla Crag again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cris4.7Dec 2022

  • "We loved the apartment and the location was fabulous."

    It was also one of the best equipped self catered places we have stayed in. Plenty of cutlery and crockery which saved us having to use the dishwasher too often. The only slight downside was that the ground floor of the accommodation was a little cold but having said that we stayed there during the very cold spell in December which didnt help. We certainly needed the portable heater that was supplied.

    Thank you for your feedback. We try to provide everything our guests might need during their holiday. We are glad the heater helped during the cold spell and hope to welcome you back to Walla Crag soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Dec 2022

  • "Our second stay at Walla Crag ."

    We have stayed at other Royal Oak apartments but find Walla Crag the most comfortable and homely. Unfortunately limited walking capability means we not be visiting the lakes again but if we were to reconsider Walla Crag would be top of the list

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you found Walla Crag comfortable and homely and that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "The accommodation overall was of a high standard, with really good quality furnishings and was well equipped."

    However, the main bedroom, even with the heating on, was very cold at times. While the duvet on the double bed was very warm, it was very heavy in weight and caused a little discomfort. We washed some clothes towards the end of our stay in the washer/dryer and hung them up to dry while we were out. We later set the dryer function to finish drying them but it wasn't working, with no heat at all. Maybe things like this should be checked from time to time, especially in cold and wet weather at this time of year. Otherwise everything was fine and we enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Walla Crag. We are sorry that you found the downstairs cold and that the washer/dryer wasn't working properly on your visit. We are looking to resolve both these issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Nov 2022

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  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Second-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, heated clothes airer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 1 medium-sized car in a private car park across the road (100m approx)
  • Second-floor terrace with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The property entrance is accessed via one flight of stairs (or lift) but there are a few more steps on the landing and a flight of stairs within the apartment, please take care.

The property

Walla Crag is a two-bedroom contemporary first-floor apartment in the market town of Keswick in Cumbria.

The apartment is a relaxing central base for couples or families wishing to explore the Lake District National Park.

It is located in the heart of a Grade II listed building, formerly a coaching inn frequented by poets and writers such as Coleridge, Tennyson and Wordsworth.

On the first floor, you will find a king-sized bedroom, with en-suite shower room, and a twin bedroom with its own dressing area.

Make your way up to the open-plan second floor, where you can rustle up a meal in the well-equipped kitchen ready to enjoy at the dining table for four.

After dinner, why not savour the last of the day’s sunshine with your favourite tipple out on your very own private terrace?

There are even fleecy blankets for those cooler evenings.

Walla Crag has an extensive collection of books, DVDs and board games to entertain you after a day exploring the fells, shops or cafes in and around Keswick.

Get acquainted with your new surroundings, where right on your doorstep you will find a delightful selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants, including the Lakes Bar & Bistro and The Square Orange Café, as well as well-stocked convenience stores for picking up any last-minute essentials.

The budding historians in your party can delve into the town’s history at the Keswick Museum and Derwent Pencil Museum, whilst those seeking something more adventurous can visit the Keswick Adventure Centre where you can embark on trips to do ghyll scrambling, canyoning, and paddleboarding.

Other activities within the town include the Puzzling Place, the scenic Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail and the excellent Keswick Golf Course.

Derwent Water rests nearby and offers ample watersporting activities, including canoeing and sailing, as well bushcraft and the enchanting Theatre By the Lake for those wanting to catch a live performance.

Wildlife enthusiasts will delight at the expansive Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve which rests nearby, as well at the popular Lake District Wildlife Park where you can meet over 100 species of exotic animals.

However, you choose to spend your time in the Lake District, be sure to choose Walla Crag as your base.

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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Please Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas