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White House

(Ref. 972587)

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Good property fully equipped for our large family."

    Fantastic has private parking, enclosed front garden and near the town centre. The house itself was great but the level of cleaning not very good. Would expect a deep clean between residents, clear to see this is not the case. Quite a lot of dust and floors not clean under some of the couches and beds..

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your feedback which we will look into. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.4May 2024

  • ""Staying at the White House in Keswick was an absolute delight for our group trip focused on walking and mountain biking."

    The proximity to the town center made it incredibly convenient for us to explore the charming surroundings. The house itself was not just comfortable but exceeded our expectations with its ample facilities, providing everything we needed and more. From cozy bedrooms to well-equipped amenities, every detail was thoughtfully curated, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable stay. We're already planning our next trip and would eagerly choose the White House again without hesitation."

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2024

  • "Our second visit with our family Everyone had a lovely time Property is in ..."

    Our second visit with our family Everyone had a lovely time Property is in excellent order and very clean Its location in Keswick is good as it is within walking distance of the centre but is away from busy roads

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "Pleasant stay would recommend."

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.1Apr 2024

  • "Clear instructions pre-arrival."

    Big spacious home, perfect space to host 6 of us but could easily manage 8. Great location just 5 minutes walk to town centre. Very good kitchen facilities. Easy convenience for Walla Crag & Castlehead walks. Would definitely come again!

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Apr 2024

  • "The White House is a fabulous house and was well suited to our party with three children and five adults and a dog."

    We really enjoyed our visit and would book the house again. We have recommended it to other members of our family.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely house, perfect for family."

    Appreciated covers for furniture. Every utensil you would need in kitchen, which was appreciated. Excellent for shops, pubs etc. Walk to lake only 10 minutes. Only negative was would have liked a TV in the games room where the log burner was, as we used that quite a lot. But overall excellent.

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

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Mar 2024

  • "Great location , well appointed & very clean spacious house for 8 people"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2023

  • "The house is perfectly located, well maintained, and has everything."

    We booked for two weeks next Spring which is the most clear endorsement. And, even the weather was perfect for 14 days in a row!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again next spring. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2023

  • "An excellent, well equipped house for eight adults, with lots of extra touches that made our stay even better."

    A good supply of essentials: teatowels, toilet rolls, bin bags, dishwasher tables etc, were really appreciated. Very clean and comfortable and parking for three large cars was an extra bonus, being in the centre of Keswick.

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

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful property, well located and views of the hills from the kitchen."

    Instructions to get to the house and collect keys were clear and simple. So much space for us all and very well equipped, very clean and comfortable. We will definitely try to book this property again when we next come to the Lakes. (One minor issue is that you have to be out of the property by 9am and all the beds to be stripped. Personally I'd prefer to either be out by 9am and you leave the beds or strip the beds and be out by 10am. But that might just be because my family aren't early risers

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you may come back. We have now changed the check out time to 10am. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great house, lovely big rooms, very well equipped, utensils, kitchen foil/towel, cleaning stuff."

    Perfect location, 5 minute walk to the George pub. Only criticism is the 9 o’clock checkout, otherwise perfection. Will definitely consider again.

    Thank you for your feedback. So glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. We will try to change the checkout time for the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shelagh5.0Mar 2023

  • "Overall we had a lovely week however found the house to be very dated and a bit smelly and dirty in places."

    Positives about The White House, lots of space, well equipped and very central to Keswick town centre. Negatives were the smell, carpets need replaced in bedrooms as does the mattress in the smaller of the double rooms, the doors were all dirty handprints and in need of cleaned, cobwebs on every light fitting, shower cubicles are on the small side god help you if you dropped anything whilst in there! We have visited the Lakes for many years and stayed in many houses but this was the worst so far. It has obviously been a B&B and quickly turned into a holiday rental but without the refurb it so desperately requires.

    Reviewed by Suzanne3.1Feb 2023

  • "Overall a good stay."

    The property was very spacious and we were able to utilise seating from the adjacent room when all 8 sitting in the lounge. The property was clean although would massively benefit from modernisation of carpets and decoration to enhance stay as currently very old and dated. The vacuum needs a good clean as it unfortunately smelt awful when switched on. Otherwise great location and size of property and fully equipped for cooking and washing. I did send a message to Sykes yesterday to advise that the towel hoop in the front en-suite fell off when replacing hand towel on the last day. It wasn't broken but did require a screwdriver to allow reattaching which we did not have.

    Thank you for your feedback and in particular pointing out the smelly guest vacuum cleaner! We have now replaced it with a new Henry. Thanks also for pointing out the towel rail which has now been fixed. We are glad you had a good week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tiffany3.8Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful house in a perfect location."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great location , spacious house, very clean & well equipped"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really liked the White House."

    It was a lovely property, very well presented and equipped. The kitchen had everything we needed, including nice touches like fresh coffee and Earl Grey tea. The bedrooms and bathrooms were all great. The location was also super for the Keswick Convention and getting out and about on the Lakes and fells.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a lovely property."

    Very convenient for town. Parking is tight, but we had 2 large cars there. The house in general was very comfortable, relaxing and cosy. Would recommend to friends and family and would stay there again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage location was perfect only 5mins walk to town centre."

    Parts of the cottage were very tired and in need of an update, but did not detract from our stay. Plenty of room for dining and socialising considering we were a party of 8. Kitchen was very well equipped and the beds extremely comfortable . Shower rooms were very small and made for a challenge. Parking is tight but adequate. A bonus in Keswick We enjoyed our stay at the White House , yes a few small issues but perfectly adequate for a few nights.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Dec 2021

  • "A gorgeous cottage that had everything we needed."

    Close to town centre. Felt very at home and cosy. One tiny request would be leaving at 9am on day of departure a rush with little children to get organised. 10am would be better. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2021

  • "Cottage was very well presented with a high standard of cleanliness."

    The kitchen in particular was extremely well equipped . The location was excellent for its quietness and accessibility to both town centre and lake. The only problem was with electronic communications with Sykes which when printed off were unreadable due to the greyness/ faintness of the type face used. Attempts to report this problem to Sykes proved completely impossible as phone calls offered three options none of which ever connected to the company.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Large comfortable house with a well equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and a wide screen smart TV which was appreciated in the late evenings."

    The house is an easy walk to Keswick town centre and Derwent. There is parking for 3 cars but it is very tight indeed getting in and out. We used on street parking when it was available to avoid the challenge!

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Sep 2021

  • "Whilst the house was clean, spacious and quiet …if felt a bit tired and run down in need of some updating to the decor."

    It also wouldn’t hurt to have any extra TV since there are two reception rooms, one TV in a house that size isn’t enough. Please get rid of the stained fabric toilet roll holders on the doors in the bathrooms!

    Reviewed by Paul2.8Aug 2021

  • "Getting to the parking was a bit tricky not clearly marked."

    new sign would be great idea. we also had trouble locking the main front door. otherwise we had a great week thankyou would recommend the house.

    Reviewed by James4.4Jul 2021

  • "The house was much larger than we expected which was great."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2021

  • "The kitchen was especially well equipped and had generous numbers of plates, mugs, cutlery, glasses and cooking equipment including mixer, liquidiser etc."

    There were also bin bags, washing powder and dishwasher tablets. These were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at the White House."

    It is comfortably furnished and very well equipped. It's just a short walk into the centre of Keswick and there's ample off road parking for up to 3 cars.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jan 2020

  • "Initially, I thought the house was a bit dated, but gradually grew to really like it, as did everyone in our group!"

    It was so clean and very comfortable and the ness heating was easy. The black door lock made me laugh, but all worked really well. Great facilities in the kitchen.Just right for us visiting Keswick.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Sep 2019

  • "The house was lovely."

    Parking very difficult in a tight space but helpful that permits were provided for street parking. On a separate note, I paid for but did not request travel insurance, and when I complained about this I was told it was too late to cancel.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very comfortable house."

    Easy access to lake town,supermarket and bus station. Lovely views from some of the bedroom windows. Enjoyed playing the games provided.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2019

  • "A very comfortable, very well equipped house."

    Lots of space for everyone whether they want a quiet corner to themselves or watch TV. It felt cosy, with many thoughtful touches which made it feel like home. The pretty front garden was great to sit in on warm summer evenings. Good wi-fi but stronger signal in the front rooms. Has parking for up to 3 cars. Would highly recommend this house for families and groups.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "The white house suited us so well; we were all delighted with it."

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0May 2019

  • "The White House was an incredibly practical house for us as a group of 8 adults."

    There was plenty of room, and the facilities were excellent too. All of the rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. We felt cosy together in the living space but the bedrooms and bathrooms were large and roomy to give space as well. The location of The White House is great. It's close to the town but in a residential area so it quiet. Having the parking for three cars is excellent as Keswick can get rather busy so parking is a premium.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2019

  • "The White House was perfectly for a family holiday, loads of space, really well equipped and excellent value for money."

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Feb 2019

  • "Perfect house for a family catch up."

    Warm and comfortable with loads of space. Efficient customer service from Sykes. Many thanks - we will be back!

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely spacious, well equipped cottage in great location."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2018

  • "White House is the best equipped accommodation we’ve had."

    Comfortable, well situated and excellent parking.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2018

  • "I think the house was more comfortable and luxurious than the pictures suggested!"

    It was always warm and had lots of hot water. Beds were very comfortable. overall an excellent experience.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7May 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely house , immaculate and every little comfort thought of."

    Lots of cooking paraphernalia and very good supplies of crockery etc. The only thing it didn’t seem to have was a lemon squeezer! Fabulous. Having parking behind the house was v useful – and neighbours Neil and Vanessa were so nice about my dad squashing their flower tub while trying to park - hopefully the flowers made up for it ! We all loved the house and are considering staying again next year. However a little moan as regards Sykes Admin: I found it difficult to log on at the start and register because the link you sent was time-dependent and I was unsuccessful in logging on after that or in contacting you at all. All I received was a large number of semi-marketing emails and no reply relating to my original email requesting a new link to log on .(which I didn’t manage at all until we got the final joining details for the property. ) I did try calling too but I am quite busy and gave up after the first time. Not sure if it was even necessary. Additionally there was some confusion around key collection at your office so I would maybe mark you down a few points on the admin front

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0May 2018

  • "Everything from booking to the stay and returning keys was super simple."

    The cottage was very clean and well equipped for our stay. It is a nice location, easy access to the town center. Good parking as well. We would definitely consider booking the property again!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
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  • 4 bedrooms, 2 x twins, one en-suite and 2 x double bedrooms, both en-suite and a separate family bathroom with large bath and over shower on the first floor
  • Spread over two floors with a lounge with TV, separate sitting/TV room, games room, kitchen, dining room, utility room and WC on the ground floor.
  • Dual fuel oven and gas hob, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Gas central heating
  • Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off street parking for 3 cars
  • No Electric Vehicle Charging at property
  • Enclosed cottage garden to the front with 2 garden benches
  • Travel Cot and highchair available on request
  • 1 dog is welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Derwentwater 10 mins walk
  • Note: Max 8 adults.

The property

A delightful four bedroom house located in the heart of Keswick near the shores of Derwentwater.

This cosy home from home is the ideal place for families to explore the beauty and tranquillity of the Lake District.

This pretty mid-terrace house has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished to provide stylish and spacious accommodation for families and small groups.

Situated in the heart of the beautiful market town of Keswick, this dog-friendly property is close to nearby shops and restaurants while being located just a few mins walk from idyllic Derwentwater. Set over two floors with a large siting room and separate sitting/games area along with a spacious kitchen and separate dining room on the ground floor, there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor.

Entering the cottage you are greeted by a spacious entrance hall which leads to the sitting room which has been furnished as a TV room, complete with a smart TV, large comfy sofa and coffee table.

Off the sitting room, through a pair of double doors, there is a lounge with games and TV, which has been furnished in a traditional cottage style.

This room has a wood burning stove, a large comfy sofa and armchair and a small games table.

There is also a well stocked games cupboard.

From here, a single door leads from the games lounge into the dining room which contains a large dining table with seating for eight.

There is also a large sofa .

You then enter the stunning, well equipped kitchen which is furnished with shaker style units, a large dual fuel cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and built in dishwasher.

There is also a small utility room which contains a washing machine, tumble dryer and WC.

On the first floor there is a large master bedroom with king size bed, ensuite shower room, hand basin and WC.

Next door there is a large double bedroom with king size bed, en-suite shower room, hand basin and WC.

Further twin bedrooms are located on this floor, one of which has an en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC There is also a large family bathroom which has a large bath with over shower, hand basin and WC.

At the front of the property there is a small cottage garden complete with two garden chairs and a bench.

The garden is south facing and a real sun trap.

Around the back, there is off street parking for up to three cars.

The house is located in the heart of Keswick just a short walk from a host of visitor attractions including Keswick museum and art gallery, the theatre by the lake, cinema and the world-famous Derwent Pencil Museum.

There is also a range of excellent pubs and restaurants located in the town which offer food for all budgets. You are just a 10-minute walk from Derwentwater, the most dramatic and beautiful of the Great Lakes.

Here guests can take part in a number of activities including taking a leisurely trip on the Derwent Launch, row,kayak or board on the lake.

The more adventurous can take a guided mountain bike tour in the fells.

Many short and long walks can be started from the front door of the house. This cosy home from home is perfect for a family or small group of friends to enjoy a few days exploring Derwentwater and beyond.

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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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