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White House

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972587)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • 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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23 Customer Reviews

  • "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 AlistairFeb 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 JackieDec 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 MarkDec 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 DavidOct 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 HelenSep 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 PaulAug 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 JamesJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 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 IsobelAug 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 CarolynJan 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 SueSep 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 SusanJul 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 LindaJun 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 JohnMay 2019

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

    Reviewed by IsobelMay 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 NicolaApr 2019

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

    Reviewed by GraemeFeb 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 AdamFeb 2019

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

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2018

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

    Comfortable, well situated and excellent parking.

    Reviewed by MarkJun 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 CarolineMay 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 EllenMay 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 ChristineFeb 2018

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  • Spread over two floors with a lounge, separate sitting/TV room, games room, kitchen, dining room, utility room and WC on the ground floor
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 x twins, one en-suite and 2 x double bedrooms, both en-suite and a separate house bathroom with large bath and over shower on the first floor
  • Gas central heating
  • Dual fuel oven and gas hob, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off street parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed cottage garden to the front with 2 garden benches
  • Travel Cot and high chair 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 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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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