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Sparrow Cottage

(Ref. 1068335)

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed out stay at Sparrow cottage during Christmas week."

    The cottage is very cosy and beautifully decorated with a lovely kitchen and bathroom and very comfortable beds. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Dec 2023

  • "Perfect little cottage with everything we needed"

    Reviewed by Melanie4.4Oct 2023

  • "Cottage is located in beautiful location."

    In the property there was everything we needed to make our holiday comfortable from washing machine with tumble dryer to lots of kitchen equipment. Interior is lovely and cosy with fireplace for colder evenings. Bathroom is very stylish and modern with bath and shower room. Double bedroom is equipped with double bed (mattress too soft for me but everyone has got different preferences), bedside cabinets with bedside lamps, wardrobe, drawers and mirror. Smaller room has bunk bed and drawers within the room. Near by is pub with delicious food and nice coffee shop if you fancy relax with the drink and cake. Plenty to do around from walking to Keswick or hiking Blencathra.We had a lovely stay and we would return again.

    Reviewed by Michaela4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovley cottage ."

    Washing machine dish washer.plenty room in bathroom bath and shower towels provided.double bed and a nice bunk bed in 2 nd bedroom.stairs bit tight if your bad on your feet.overall lovley place garden around the back and where you park.theres walk around there with a Keswick you can walk on railway lines or bus or car.great hol plenty exercise.thetes a garage in the village who fixed our car brilliant.and neighbours the back very helpful.

    It was lovely to meet you and sovglaf you had a good holiday! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was immaculately clean inside."

    Kitchen was well stocked with utensils and some basic cleaning essentials. The stairs were really steep but to be expected. The bathroom is lovely and large, and clean. Now, the bedrooms. The cottage is advertised as having a double bed. I don't believe it is a standard double. I'm 5 ft 5 and my feet hung off the end of the bed. The mattress was terrible so it was hidden with a memory foam topper that was even worse. Couldn't move in bed at all and woke up with a bad back, neck and shoulder every day. The result was that we took it in turns to sleep on the bottom bunk in the 2nd bedroom. Which was firm and more comfortable and you could actually turn over without falling out of bed. The cottage wasn't advertised with parking however the information left in cottage directed us to an area to park. Problem was you couldn't ever get in because everyone else was parked there. We didn't make use of the garden as it was unclear which one was for our use and wasn't very accessible directly from the cottage. Overall, if the bed and mattress were improved, we might stay again, otherwise not.

    Reviewed by Rachael3.8Jul 2023

  • "This is the second year we have been here and plan to come back many more."

    It’s such a lovely little cottage in such a prime location. It feels like home away from home. I cannot fault it!

    So pleased that you came back and thank you for such lovely feedback! Gives us a heads up when you return next year so we can say hi! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, extremely clean, very well quipped with excellent furnishings."

    Great location in the village. We will definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property… only suggestion being if you want to spend much ..."

    Absolutely lovely property… only suggestion being if you want to spend much time outside you take picnic blanket & chairs with you

    Hi, thank you so much for taking time for feedback. For those reading this, there is a picnic table in the garden. It was lovely meeting you and we hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Threlkeld is a lovely place to stay and we had a fantastic break in Sparrow Cottage."

    It was clean, comfortable and well equipped. We will definitely be returning!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We look forward to seeing you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely property,quite modern and simple, ."

    Very clean and tidy ,lots of sockets for charging .kitchen was well stocked with equipment for your stay.we really had a lovely chilled weekend much nicer to stay in a cottage than hotel. Only small drawback parking in the village ,we managed to park up on the road the 1st night but did struggle the next day however owners had given us directions of parking space for cottage and we then checked with we were in the right place,the owner came to the cottage very quickly to help after that we parked there for the rest of our stay. Book early for the local pub as it was busy.

    Thank you so much and also for leaving the Cottage so clean! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very warm cottage on arrival, nice welcome pack of fudge, biscuits and prosecco"

    Glad that you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Dec 2022

  • "Great cottage, very clean, can’t fault anything apart from the smoke alarm above the cooker that meant using the grill was impossible."

    Would definitely return though.

    Reviewed by Scott4.4Oct 2022

  • "Really lovely, practical property."

    Clean and cosy. Lounge/kitchen area really comfy with plenty of space and everything you need. Great bathroom! Fab for dog. Easy on street parking at this time of year (autumn), lots of lovely walks from the door including Blencathra. A few minor suggestions to make this cottage even better: - the main bed is creeky and quite small - a sign for your garden! - we found the front door key a little temperamental at times until we worked out the knack. No WiFi or TV the last few days of our stay but we think this was due to a problem with a mast in the village rather than the property itself. The rest of the time it was a great connection, Thank you for the lovely fudge too. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Becky4.7Oct 2022

  • "We have already given feedback to the owners that the topper on the bed was very uncomfortable and that the front door was difficult to lock."

    We were also a little disappointed that the “garden area” was so far from the property that it made it unusable. That said the cottage was lovely, had everything we needed and we had a very enjoyable week and would recommend the cottage. It’s in a lovely village and a great base for some wonderful walking.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Sep 2022

  • "The property has been recently refurbished and was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for our short stay."

    The owners were excellent, proactively providing a bedroom fan in the extreme temperature and responded immediately when the hot water failed. The location in the village is spot on and even though the garden and parking is slightly away from the property it was not an issue for us and was a nice place nice to sit and enjoy the sun and for those who have kids and pets. The only slight negative was the bed frame was a bit rattly.which hopefully can be sorted. We would definitely consider a future stay and recommend.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! We look forward to your return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Sparrow cottage."

    The cottage is very cosy with beautiful views from the windows. The kitchen and bathrooms are modern and well equipped. The garden can be a little tricky to find but there are good instructions in the house. We had a lovely stay. Road side parking is fine outside the church. Thank you for having us and extending our stay!!!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2022

  • "We only stayed 2 nights, but the cottage was a great place and so well located for hikes in and around the quieter northern fells as well as heading back down the road to London and bypassing the often very busy central fells roads around Ambleside."

    Nice and comfy and had everything we needed. Great hot shower! Would like to come back in winter and make use of the cosy fireplace. Parking was a bit tricky as we came in 2 cars but found space further down in the village so all ok in the end. Went to the White horse for dinner in Scales and had gigantic portions, very delicious and welcome after a hard days walking. All in all a great location and nice little cottage :)

    Reviewed by Shona4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    Great location with lots of nice walks available right from the front door. Can't wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation in a perfect location."

    The decorating, fittings and appliances are all of a high standard. Only criticism is that the dinner plates don't fit in the dishwasher - a minor problem really. Owners of the property were very welcoming, helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay good walks around the area especially the one to keswick our dog enjoyed them."

    The cottage was comfortable clean and plenty of hot water for the aching joints. Would consider staying there again.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable cottage, which has been renovated to a very high spec."

    It is a credit to the owners who must have put a great deal of hard work in to it. However, just a few suggestions. As there is a washer/dryer, it would be good to have an iron & ironing board, also a few more kitchen utensils, a sieve, microwave equipment & salt & pepper pots & a sugar bowl & a nice big fruit fruit bowl for the table. We presumed there wasn't a hoover because the cleaning is contracted out, maybe they could be asked to hoover up the crumbs we found under the settee cushions . Thank you for a lovely holiday in your super cottage. Don & Sue

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Jun 2022

  • "Sparrow Cottage is amazing, very old on the outside twenty first century on the inside."

    The facilities in the cottage are all extremely high specification. The sitting room and bedrooms are very comfortable and the bathroom is extra special.The kitchen has all the appliances that one could wish for. I would happily recommend this cottage.

    Thank you so much, it was our pleasure to have you stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2022

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with corner bath, walk-in shower, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • dining area, sitting area and woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Communal lawn with picnic bench overlooking the beck
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Will accept up to three
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.4 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Please note this property may not be suitable for people with mobility issues due to a steep staircase

The property

Keswick 3.9 miles.

Sitting in Threlkeld near Keswick, Cumbria is this inviting, mid-terrace cottage of Church Row.

An excellent base for a family of four who want to experience this lovely part of the Lake District National Park, Sparrow Cottage offers stylish interiors throughout whilst being close to a range of outdoor activities.

After parking in the off-road space, head inside to be welcomed by a fabulously furnished open-plan living space.

Grab a seat on one of the plush sofas and switch on the Smart TV to watch your favourite show; why not throw some logs into the woodburning stove, too?

Progress to the kitchen, a space enjoying sleek, white units with wooden worktops and a great array of appliances, such as a washer/dryer and slimline dishwasher.

Once the budding chef of the family has whipped up a culinary delight here, tuck into it at the neighbouring dining table or take it out to the communal garden, where you can enjoy it as you watch the idyllic beck flow by.

As the day winds to a close, climb the stairs to find two well-appointed bedrooms, a double and a bunk, as well as a fantastic bathroom, where soothing dips can be enjoyed in the spacious, corner bath and refreshing showers can be had in the glass enclosure.

When it comes to dining out, you have to fantastic options close by, The Sally Inn and Horse & Farrier, where you can stop for a meal and a pint before or after visiting the nearby delights of Keswick Golf Club, the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum and Thornsgill Beck.

Why not embark on a hike to Keswick via the Railway Path, where you can discover the wonderful Derwentwater with its watersports, the Keswick Museum with its unique exhibitions and the Puzzling Place with its awe inspiring illusions?

For more fun outdoors, be sure to visit Bassenthwaite Lake, a National Nature Reserve with access to sailing, waterside paths, Dodd Wood and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park.

The wonders of Skiddaw and Ullswater aren't far at all, whilst the charming towns of Cockermouth, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere are within reach, home to plenty of attractions.

Choose Church Cottage for a marvellous stay in the Lake District.

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas