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Eribel Cottage

Threlkeld, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972578)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Ideal location with wonderful views and walks from the door."

    Cottage was light and airy and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2022

  • "The cottage, facilities and location were excellent."

    The photos don't do it justice and the views over the fells are stunning. It was warm and comfortable and is a cottage we will definitely return to. The village has an excellent pub, which we used a number of times, as well as a lovely coffee shop in the village hall. A super base for accessing Keswick, Ullswater and beyond. We hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, perfectly situated for facilites & tremendous views."

    Extremely well equipped! However looked like no one had stayed since November by the guest book listing so was disappointed that quiet a few cobwebs / dusty areas were quite noticeable - i can send photos separately if you require these. Given all of the above we would definitely return. A lovely week away! Thank you.

    Reviewed by LesleyFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage with amazing views."

    Had a relaxing stay and would definitely book again. Friendly and helpful neighbour. Enjoyed a couple of fab meals in the local pub.

    Reviewed by RuthDec 2021

  • "We loved it there."

    Great location. Great views. The house is well designed, cosy and great kitchen facilities. No issues it at all with the place and would recommend it to anyone.

    Thank you very much. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    It has everything you need but there are a few issues that need addressing. The fridge door is faulty and keeps catching, this was mentioned on our last stay but there has been no improvement. The locks on the windows do not all work and some cannot be opened. This was particularly noticeable as it was very hot whilst we were there. However, there are more plus points than negative ones. We have stayed 3 times and we would go again. It is in an ideal location with a lovely neighbour who gave us lots of local information.

    Reviewed by KaySep 2021

  • "Beautifully situated cottage and well laid out but it could have been cleaner dirt in corners rusty bins and shower metal holders."

    Bottom bathroom door would not close at all . The towels provided were dreadful ( I had to go straight out and buy new ones to use) Could do with some general maintenance. Large water stain on kitchen ceiling and all the door mats needed replacing Plus side couldn’t have been a better spot loved the useful utility area and washing machine .sat outside most days enjoying the view cottage had good supply of plates etc and general furnishings good. Great bi fold doors in lounge onto patio with stunning views and pretty garden.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

  • "Cottage has everything you need and more, loads of kitchen ware, beds are really comfortable, it's the best I've slept for a while."

    The dogs loved the stream and the field just outside the cottage which is accessible through a gate in the back garden, very clean and warm. Views are amazing especially when the bi-folding doors are open, we loved this and are looking to book again for next summer.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2021

  • "Erbel is a beautiful and extremely well located cottage at the end of a small row in Threlkeld with views all around."

    Short drive into Keswick for shopping or a short walk out of the back gate alongside the stream to the local pub. Similarly you can just trot out of the back gate and find yourself at the foot of Blencathra for a challenging walk. Very comfy beds.. light and airy throughout. Perhaps just missing a fire if you come in the winter months.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2021

  • "Great location, very clean, well presented and equipped, only small negative limited TV stations."

    Friendly neighbour who was able to give us lots of information about the area and its history. Our holiday was great and good to get away after the year to date, the only negative I can say has nothing to do with the property, local Pub, visited three times during our stay, not once were we asked for our details and on the last night, they lost our food order! after an hour it was us who highlighted the situation, their reaction "totally unacceptable so we walked-out! As owners of a Sykes property in Cornwall appreciate feedback and to experience and learn from other cottages.

    Reviewed by David & LesleyOct 2020

  • "The cottage was well positioned in Threlkeld with views across the valley towards St Johns in the Vale."

    Single track to the house, fields in front of the cottage with sheep, chickens, pony and wild rabbits to watch. To the back of the cottage there was a small back garden with Red Squirrels visiting every day and owls hooting when dark. Great central position to explore the lakes and walks from the doorstep. Eribel Cottage was well equipped, spacious, comfortable and welcoming. The laundry area was excellent for drying wet clothes and boots. (inevitable at times in The Lakes!) I would definately recommend this cottage and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2020

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful position and contained everything we needed."

    Unfortunately we did not find it all that clean and because pets are allowed some areas smelt of dog.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2020

  • "Great location, lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2020

  • "I think this cottage was one of the best situated and extremely comfortable we have stayed in!"

    Walks from the door and in bad weather the views from any window was beautiful.

    Reviewed by JanetFeb 2020

  • "The perfect cottage Stunning mountain views all around Short walk to pub with excellent food"

    Reviewed by ChristopherJan 2020

  • "Great no problems just what was expected !"


    Reviewed by DebraDec 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage with great views."

    Reviewed by KaySep 2019

  • "Super holiday cottage in wonderful location."

    Finished to a high standard. Will definitely want to stay there again.

    Reviewed by MalcolmAug 2019

  • "Our holiday cottage in the village of Threlkeld was well equipped, comfortable and provided us with an excellent base for the Lake District with a home-from-home feel."

    Dogs welcome meant we were all able to enjoy the holiday without any worries. A rep from Sykes phone the day after we checked in to make sure everything was ok. I don't recall any other letting company we have used do that and we appreciated the effort. We will be returning to the Lakes and will be using Sykes again for our booking.

    Reviewed by DarrenJul 2019

  • "We had an amazing holiday at Eribel Cottage - it's in a fantastic location with sheep grazing on your doorstep, amazing views across the village of Threlkeld and the fells beyond."

    Lot's of country walks nearby which was great for both us and the dog. Only a short drive into Keswick to pick up supplies. Super friendly village with a great pub and coffee shop - both dog friendly. The cottage was really lovely, very well appointed and a real home from home. Comfortable beds, super bathrooms and showers, great kitchen/diner, spacious lounge, and a good selection of TV channels. If we were asked what would make Eribel even better - we would suggest an outside wahsing line and some new garden furniture as the current table and chairs a bit rusty. Overall 10 out of 10 and would definitely book again! Thank you :-)

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2019

  • "We have rented Eribel cottage on a number of occasions and last year we felt that the cottage wasn't as clean as we had found previously."

    This year, however, there was a definite improvement and we enjoyed our stay. We did look at booking again for next year but it seems as if the rental cost has increased significantly from last year?

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2019

  • "It was a fantastic cottage, very comfortable with amazing views."

    A very well equipped kitchen with everything you could need. Seeing the red squirrels every day was a bonus. The only downside was the heating which didn't seem to work properly, upstairs was fine but downstairs the underfloor heating didn't seem to work, but other than that it was a lovely cottage

    Thank you for your observations and trust you enjoyed the facilities and location of Eribel Cottage. It is a pity you found the heating was a problem, one that has occurred before when the electric radiators were used to increase the temperature of the living accommodation. Electric radiators are provided in case the central heating breaks down. If the electric radiators are used in conjunction with the underfloor heating, the heat output raises the temperature above that set on the thermostat which shuts down the underfloor heating. I thank you again for your feedback and hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2019

  • "Great cottage."

    Very clean. Fantastic views, perfect position. In an ideal world there would be a fire and the TV would be lower on the wall, but pretty small things in the overall picture. We've just had our third holiday there and will be back next year.

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2019

  • "We had an amazing time this is are second visit to the cottage and will definitely be booking to go back ."

    I could not fault any thing about this holiday . And the booking facility are very helpful and the communication is excellent . Looking forward to booking my next one

    Reviewed by DeniseFeb 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location, best we've stayed in"

    Reviewed by HelenJan 2019

  • "Great location in a quiet, peaceful area."

    Walks on your doorstep and fabulous views from the house. The property has been beautifully refurbished and modernised and is very well equipped, probably because the owners use it themselves, making it more of a home. Just a couple of criticisms. The duvet is only king size and doesn't fit the super king bed. It's also not thick enough for autumn/winter use. We had to pinch the duvet from another bedroom to keep warm. The underfloor heating in the lounge is inadequate and didn't really seem to warm up. There were a number of evenings when we were quite chilly. When we tried to turn the heating up it kept flicking back to a lower temperature. It was as if it was being controlled elsewhere! Also the entire heating went off at 9.30 in the morning. There were some strange anomalies with the heating which we never really understood, particularly upstairs which was off more than it was on and the heated towel rail in the bathroom only came on for a few hours in the evening!! Really don't like being cold when we're on holiday.

    Reviewed by LesleyNov 2018

  • "The cottage is in a great location for walking and 2 great dog freindly pubs in the village what serve good food"

    Reviewed by DaleNov 2018

  • "Great location excellent facilities ,warm"

    Reviewed by IanSep 2018

  • "We had an amazing time the location was spot on the cottage was just perfect and me and my family had a great holiday ."

    , we lived it that much we have booked up to go back in February .

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2018

  • "Had a great time."

    Fantastic location. Lovely and quiet.

    Reviewed by SuzyJul 2018

  • "As you know, we had to get in touch with yourselves on arrival re the state of the cleanliness of the cottage."

    Two ladies from the Keswick office came over straight away and saw for themselves a multitude of unclean areas including one of the beds. They immediately set to and changed bedding, cleaned floors and dusted. They quite agreed that the cottage should not have been left in that state - a stomach churning start to our holiday! I must say from the initial phone call with Gary to the girls coming round, I felt that your staff did all they could to put matters right including a refund of £100 at the end of the holiday. The disappointing start to the holiday at Eribel Cottage will not put us off booking the property again as it is so beautiful and so tastefully done. I think the owners would have been saddened to see that it had been so let down because of the lack of cleaning! Thank you to Karen and team for putting things right and I have to say we thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the week.

    Reviewed by StephJun 2018

  • "Great cottage in an ideal place"

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x master double room with a king-size bed; 1 king-sized dual aspect room; 1 x single
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin, shaver point, heated mirror and heated towel rail
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with lovely French windows to the garden
  • Utility/drying room with washing machine and space for clothes and boots
  • Ground floor wet room, with shower cubicle and WC, heated towel rail and mirror with shaver point.
  • Oil fired under floor heating
  • Electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, USB charging sockets, and a selection of children’s toys and board games
  • Washing machine in utility room
  • TV with Netflix and a selection of maps and books
  • Electricity and oil inc. in rent
  • Wifi
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent, cot and highchair available
  • Off road private parking for 3 cars, private garden with patio and garden furniture, 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Note: Max 5 adults.

The property

This lovely cottage is only 4 miles from Keswick and 1 mile from Keswick Golf Club, in the picturesque Threlkeld village.

At the foot of Blencathra mountain, you’ll find amazing views to Helvellyn and beyond here. This light and airy cottage, with lovely oak flooring, has folding doors at the front, and French doors on the side, to maximise the gorgeous view.

With access to the garden from the lounge, front and rear patios, and a garden, this is a place for all the family to enjoy the countryside. The lounge has comfortable seating and plenty of space for all the family to gather, and a wall mounted TV with Netflix if the weather’s bad.

The diner/kitchen is beautifully done with a dining table and a breakfast bar.

There’s also a utility room with space for your muddy boots and outdoor clothes, so you don’t have to walk through the house when you’ve just been hiking, and a superb downstairs shower room completes the ground floor.

Upstairs you’ll find a lovely master bedroom with a super king-sized bed, another king-sized room with dual aspect for stunning views, a single bedroom, and a pretty family bathroom with a shower over the bath. Outside through the French doors, you’ll find a patio with dining furniture and a lawned garden for your private use, all perfect for enjoying the amazing views. Eribel Cottage is right at the foot of Blencathra for hiking right on your doorstep, and the village of Threlkeld is close by, with its mining history and pretty cottages.

You’ll find home cooked food and local ales in the pubs, and fantastic walks to Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick Railway Path, and the Cumbrian Way.

And if you’re a keen golfer, Keswick Golf Club is only one mile away. Travel just four miles to the town of Keswick, with its shops and restaurants, the Pencil Museum, Mining Museum, crazy golf at Hope Park and a lot more to see and do.

And Derwentwater isn’t far for sailing, water sports and more amazing walks. Eribel Cottage is well-placed for a busy and fun family holiday with so much to enjoy and explore, and a luxury cottage to come home to at the end of the day.

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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
  • Christmas
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