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Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1026858)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile
  • Pub less than 1 mile


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  • HelenF851
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    “Great house - poor cleaning!”

    Perfect location in Keswick - 5 min walk to town centre. Amazing views from back windows and garden . Front windows good views too . ...

    Perfect location in Keswick - 5 min walk to town centre. Amazing views from back windows and garden . Front windows good views too . Whitbeck was booked through Sykes Cottages who we have used before . The house is very roomy and spacious for 6 people with a good sized drive and rear garden . The 2 Large doubles were roomy and spacious but the 3rd was a very small double !! The brief should explain this as you could just squeeze around the bed . No mirror , no wardrobe , just drawers - not big enough I’m afraid especially compared to the other two . The bathrooms had excellent showers and was clean . The bedrooms were cleaned Ok but had cobwebs in corners ! The hallway is spacious and the sun room very comfortable and clean . Unfortunately the kitchen was NOT cleaned to Covid standards ! The fridge / freezer was awful with the drawers being dirty with dry cheese etc left in bottom . The dishwasher filter was completely filled with spaghetti and other food debris . ( photos available ) . The whole house did not smell clean and fresh sadly on arrival. . There is no clothes airer , no tumble dryer and no pegs for small washing line - Not Good Enough!! After a wet day with 6 adults no where to dry anything ! No bin liners for kitchen big or bedroom bins - I’ve never or been self catering without this being provided . No hand towels for bathrooms but did take my own Luckily . Good accommodation in a great location but the cleaning was NOT Covid recommended . Sadly won’t stay again but if you do just be aware of my comments . Hope this helps Sykes Cottages please make note.

    - HelenF851, August 2020
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The property

Resting a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of Keswick is this elegantly-appointed, large semi-detached property, Whitbeck.

This spacious accommodation has been designed with a family or a group of friends in mind, with plenty of features and amenities to suit all ages and tastes.

Upon entering the property, you are welcomed into a brightly-decorated sitting room, where a wood burning stove takes centre stage, ensuring a sense of charm into the space as you unwind with a cup of tea in hand.

Beyond here, is a formal dining area, where you can look forward to gathering with your loved ones to plan the next day’s adventure or toast to a wonderful holiday to the Lake District.

Prepare a picnic or a rustle up a hearty evening meal within the large modern kitchen, boasting everything you could possibly need, including a washing machine and a dishwasher.

Concluding the ground floor is a quaint conservatory, offering an additional space for cosying up with a good book or tuning into the TV; alternatively the upstairs has a picture window offering magnificent views over the fells.

As the evening draws to a close, venture up the staircase to retire to one of the well-presented bedrooms, comprising of one double en-suite bedroom, one king size bedroom and a twin bedroom (which can convert to a king size bed) and one single bedroom, each designed to offer a flexible sleeping arrangement and good storage space for your holiday belongings.

Relax after a busy day exploring in the fabulous lawned garden and patio area at the rear, with far reaching views towards the Borrowdale Valley.

If you can tear yourself away from this outstanding base, head into Keswick where a superb selection of amenities can be found, as well as attractions including the Theatre by the Lake and the interesting Pencil Museum.

Whitbeck has a useful garage for storing bikes as it is within cycling distance of the mountain biking centre at Whitlatter Forest Park .

Within the surrounding area are a magnitude of attractions to keep you busy, including the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, or you could soak up the scenery on a boat trip around Derwentwater.

Whitbeck promises to be a delightful escape to this part of the country.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king size; 1 x double en-suite, 1 x twin (can be made into king size upon request at booking), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Upstairs lounge, Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting/dining room with wood burning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating and wood burning stove
  • Fridge/freezer, induction hob, washing machine, dishwasher, electric double oven, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2-3 cars
  • Private garden
  • Garage (suitable for bike storage)
  • 1 x Travel cot provided
  • 1 x Highchair provided
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.2 miles, pub within 0.6 miles

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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:

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  • Off-season
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