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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Our 2nd time staying here in 18 months and still as perfect as first time."

    It’s one of the most relaxing,spacious and clean cottages that we have stayed in.Updates(although not needed)have been made since our last stay so you have ensured everything is perfect for your guests stay,thankyou.

    Thank you Rhonda, sounds like you enjoyed your stay despite the Lakes weather. We stay regularly at Kirkstones so we have a vested interest in keeping it nice! Always on the look out for improvements! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhonda5.0Mar 2024

  • "Just FANTASTIC not a cobweb to be seen we cannot praise it high enough simply superb"

    Thank you very much Gordon. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and your comments make all the efforts worthwhile. We look forward to your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have stayed in this property 3 times now and each time its been the best cottage we have stayed in."

    Each year there has been improvements made. It's a great place to stay. We will definitely be back next year.

    Thank you. It’s lovely to know that our efforts are paying dividends. Look forward to seeing you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by T5.0Oct 2023

  • "The holiday house was excellent."

    Warm and clean and with good facilities. We even saw the Red Squirrel. We will return.

    Thanks Tom, glad you enjoyed it. We were there the week before you and saw a red squirrel a couple of times which is great news because they disappeared for a while. Hope the weather wasn't too bad, we had awful weather but still had a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Sep 2023

  • "Loved the property and especially the view."

    Ground floor with patio overlooking Skiddaw. Access to the property via the narrow lanes was quite tricky, involving a 3 point turn, but you soon learn the route options Very quiet location with just the 2 apartments (upstairs and downstairs).

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2023

  • "Our second time visiting this lovely property ,we had another wonderful ..."

    Our second time visiting this lovely property ,we had another wonderful week,clean comfortable everything you need and amazing location,thankyou

    Thank you Angela, very pleased that a return didn’t disappoint especially with our recent weather. I think you should go for a hat trick! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have rented holiday homes for many years."

    There is usually something about the accommodation that has a downside, not so this property. It is 100% in every aspect. Beautifully furnished, cosy and comfortable. Well equipped kitchen, we cook most evenings and I could not find a single item that I needed missing. Very comfortable beds with high quality bedding. We loved the fantastic views and will definitely return.

    Thank you Ian for your lovely comments. We look forward to your return - the views will be just as good! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful property situated in a quiet, rural area with wonderful views."

    The accommodation is fully equipped with everything you need, warm and cosy and great for walking. This property will not disappoint and was a little gem of a find.

    Thank you for your kind words Susan. Glad you enjoyed it and hope you return sometime soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We love this cottage, it’s a great location but nice and quiet which makes for a relaxing time."

    Sitting on the patio looking across at Skiddaw and the surrounding mountains is bliss.

    Thank you Susan. That's exactly what we think! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect accommodation."

    Very comfortable and equipped to a high standard. Beautiful views.

    Thank you Iris, glad you enjoyed it and thanks for being such great guests! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iris5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely apartment beautiful views and very peaceful."

    The info book stated you could use the shed for bikes and use the garden cushions. There was no key!! I telephoned one of the numbers left and asked where the key was. A lady just said I don’t know where it is. Not at all helpful which was a shame. Won’t be staying at kirkstones again or recommending it to our family and friends. Janet

    Thanks for your feedback which is always welcome not only to be positive but also to remedy problems for the future.We are glad that you liked the apartment and it's beautiful setting. We are sad to hear that you could not see a shed key and did not receive a satisfactory response to your enquiry. That is unacceptable. Hopefully you were able to store your bikes in a secure position. We have checked with both Heart of the Lakes and D+K Property Management who manage the property for us and neither have registered a call from you. It would be most helpful if you could tell us which number you rang so we can clarify this issue. Please accept our apologies for this episode. Neil and Judith (Owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent location."

    Very clean and tidy all the facilities you need was there. Excellent views. Absolutely perfect.

    Thanks for your comments Mark. Always pleased to hear guests have enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2023

  • "The holiday cottage itself was superb with stunning views towards Skiddaw, I have only knocked 1 star off because I nearly burnt the clutch out on the car driving up the small steep section of dirt track leading up to the hotel drive which itself wasn't sign posted as it looked like the hotel is now shut, consequently we had to drive back around and up the short section of steep dirt track again, after we had got our bearings we found it better to come up to the holiday cottage from the other direction avoiding the dirt track altogether."

    Thanks for the feedback Peter and glad you appreciated Kirkstones. Since your visit we have improved the short slope ( although nobody seems to know who owns it) and there is a new sign outside the property. There are 3 different approaches to the drive so I'll ask Heart of the Lakes to update the website with alternatives. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Mar 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage,in beautiful surroundings with everything you could want,beautifully clean and comfortable."

    My little boy is autistic and he saidcit was the best thing ever!! We will be back in summer Thankyou so much

    Thank you, that’s lovely to hear and we hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very clean cosy apartment with fantastic views over skiddaw & Keswick from the lovely patio."

    Comfy beds

    Thanks for your positive comments which are much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful spacious cottage,2 of us went but would be ideal for a family of 4 or 2 couples with having 2 bathrooms."

    We have stayed in many cottages but this is now one of our favourites.Extremely comfortable, clean,quiet and gorgeous views. We met the gentleman who has the cottage above and he was really nice.Will definitely return,thankyou

    Thank you for your kind words and glad you enjoyed your stay.Look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhonda5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The apartment was very comfortable and well equipped with lovely views . It was also a convenient location for hill walks.

    Thank you for your kind comments which are much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2022

  • "3rd.visit to this property and we find everything is always immaculate and has been tastefully refurbished."

    A peaceful retreat in super surroundings.Hope to visit again soon.

    Thanks for the nice review and glad you enjoyed your stay. Still working on tempting the deer and squirrels back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2022

  • "A favourite place of ours."

    This was our 2nd time at Kirkstones and would like to stay again. Owner was very helpful.

    Very pleased you enjoyed your stay.We like it too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is our second visit to Kirkstones and once again we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    From booking to arriving at the property it was so easy. Heart of the Lakes is our go to Company when staying n the Lakes. The cleanliness of the home is excellent , the facilities provided are just like being at home especially the fully equipped kitchen. Beds are very comfortable - we certainly slept well. The place is in a very quiet location but amenities are only a short drive away in Keswick or there is a local shop, within walking distance to Braithwaite. Plenty of nearby walks and the A66 is just down the road so travelling out is no problem. The owners of this property definitely know how to make you feel welcome and have a comfortable stay. We cannot think of anything negative to say - even the weather was kind to us !!!

    Thank you for your kind words.We aim to make Kirkstones as nice for us as for our guests so I guess we are doing OK. We are always looking to improve things so come again next year and have a look. Unfortunately we can’t guarantee the weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jun 2022

  • "What lovely accommodation in the most beautiful, peaceful setting."

    Would love to come again. Many Thanks.

    Thank you, glad you enjoyed it as much as we do. Look forward to your return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2022

  • "The property has many thoughtful touches."

    High quality linens, new and comfortable beds, usable cool wear with knives that have an edge etc. gorgeous views of the scenery. Quiet but very close to town and outdoor adventure.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2021

  • "This should have been a fantastic holiday full of rest and relaxation."

    The property is very well furnished very comfortable and kitted out to a high standard. The view is wonderful and very uplifting. Five stars for that. BUT we were there when the owners were there and we felt uncomfortable. We felt they were very on top of us, as their flat is directly above. We chose this place to get away from the noise of others. Sadly with the owners directly above this was not the case. Could have been a fantastic getaway but ended up being stressful. Two stars taken away. My advice is check when the owners will be there before booking.

    Would like to point out that we do not own the upstairs flat and we were not there at the time of these comments. The couple upstairs are generally very quiet and nice people. We are sorry if you felt inconvenienced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hariet5.0Jul 2021

  • "We have had a wonderful week in the Lake District - No rain and wall to wall sunshine for 4 days."

    Thorntwaite was a perfect location and Kirkstones the perfect property for us.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage had the most amazing views, had not expected it to be so quiet and in a fantastic location for all the walking and sightseeing."

    Very comfortable, great showers, bed and kitchen - cannot fault this property at all.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very comfortable, very clean cottage, with a wonderful location and scenic views."

    There was a dishwasher missing from the advertised facilities list which was a welcome bonus. The family bathroom has also had a wonderful refit since the photos in the listing. The kitchen was very well equipped so we were able to cook for ourselves rather than eat out all the time, although the art gallery in the village does lovely food too. Short walk to a bus stop to get into nearby Keswick, with a service every 30mins. Recommend, but maybe not for younger children as the garden slopes are precipitous!

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Jun 2021

  • "Very pleased with our visit to Kirkstones."

    Quiet location with great views from the sun terrace. Easy access to the North lakes & coast, and walks down to Bassenthwaite & up into Whinlatter from the front door.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fabulous views from every window."

    Breakfast on the patio with the sun streaming over the mountains. Inside everything was well appointed and thought out. The bathrooms were particularly impressive with a big bath and fantastic shower. The welcoming bottle of prosecco was a lovely addition, especially when enjoyed outside, surrounded by daffodils and wildlife. This is a very special place.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 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.


  • Hobs
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • Dvd Player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking
  • 1 x Garden
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 2.73 miles
  • Pub within 1.21 miles

The property

Right in the heart of Thornthwaite and just a short distance to Braithwaite, this wonderfully located ground floor apartment is a dream for all wildlife lovers and walkers.

With its elevated position you can take in some of the most amazing views north lakes has to offer.

The peace and tranquillity Kirkstones has to offer is second to none, yet only a mile to Bassenthwaite with pubs such as the Pheasant Inn and Ivy House.

Keswick is only a short drive offering a cinema, shops, pubs and some of The Lake District's best restaurants also a theatre and boat rides on Derwentwater. Accommodation: Enter through the porch into the spacious lounge (TV, DVD,Wi-Fi).

A king bedroom with en-suite (shower, basin and WC) is off the lounge and a utility room with washer and dryer.

To the right of the lounge is a well equipped kitchen with electric hob and cooker, the open plan dining area also allows access to the patio with double doors and amazing views over the valley.

A further twin bedroom and family bathroom (shower over corner bath, WC and basin). Outside: A perfect viewing place for wildlife with jays and red squirrels regularly visiting.

This is a real walker's paradise with access to Whinlatter forest very close by.

Plenty of parking for 2 cars at the front of the property.

A shed for bike storage and garden furniture on the private patio. Note: Owner may take their own dog occasionally.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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