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Jacky Garth Cottage

(Ref. 1094516)

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "We have stayed in Threlkeld many times over the years and Jacky Garth Cottage has certainly topped our list."

    Warm, welcoming and everything you would need, loved the welcome pack and the milk. Facilities in the cottage are great and a fabulous shower. When the sun was out, it was lovely to sit in the sunshine outside. We will definitely be back. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2024

  • "A picture book cottage … I found myself imagining I lived there and started mentally arranging my own furniture!"

    We all decided that the beds were the comfiest we’d ever slept in and the views from the windows in the bedrooms are simply stunning.

    Thank you very much for the feedback on your stay at Jacky Garth Cottage. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves and felt truly at home. Our aim has always been to try and give our guests a comfortable memorable break and it makes us so happy to receive such positive feedback. Thank you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2024

  • "Overall a lovely cottage in a great position."

    Very clean and cosy. Just a couple of niggles, the cutlery is very flimsy, the handles are coming detached and even spreading softened butter was a challenge too far for one knife! I appreciate that this is a period cottage so floors will not be level etc, but somehow finding a way to level up the double bed would make for a more comfortable sleep. And finally, the previous occupants had failed to keep the garden free of dog poop. I cleaned up what I found as I didn't want you thinking it was my dogs. Mine only had a late night pee in the garden which was washed away by all the rain! Overall a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Dec 2023

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage."

    We had a fab week...

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Dec 2023

  • "Lovely and quaint cottage beautiful scenery."

    Easy access to Keswick and surrounding area. Would definitely recommend a stay and I will be back again.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely dog friendly cottage set in an idyllic location for walks straight from the door and easy access to Keswick and northern lakes."

    Welcome pack and little extras in kitchen are a nice touch, enclosed garden for dog is a bonus and good Wi-Fi kept son happy. Being an old cottage there are some low beams/doorways and sloping floor in main bedroom. If you are tall you may need to duck in shower but no real issue and a better shower head would help. One small point raised with Skyes about rubbish collection was dealt with swiftly so was also impressed with their service. We would happily stay here again.

    We would like to thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed the property and the walks in the area. We apologise for the issue with the rubbish, this was due to a refuse collection strike and we are pleased that the owner dealt with this swiftly. We hope to welcome you back again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with all we needed."

    Just one small point, quite a few light bulbs were not working which was a shame, but overall a really great cottage and we shall return. Thank you for everything.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Oct 2023

  • "Perfect…."

    A beautiful cottage in a perfect location. The cottage was spotless and had everything we needed. Very quirky but that’s what made it so nice. Great walks from the doorstep and only 5 minutes drive to Keswick. Great pub with lovely food 2 minutes walk away. Really couldn’t ask for anything more and we would definitely stop again.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "The stay at the cottage was everything we expected from the booking to leaving."

    However the issues started on our return home. We have tried to contact your customer service department twice as we lead a small gift behind in the cottage. Twice we have pressed 5 for a ring back on telephone system both times leaving a name and short message say we had left something behind. On both occasions no one has rung back. So hence the low score for you We would like this gift returned but it not worth the journey to try and collect it but it’s the lack of response and the lack of personnel to answer your phone system that makes me wonder if we would use Skyes again!

    Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted that you liked our cottage. We are sorry that you left your gift behind and that you did not get a satisfactory response from Sykes who are our agents. By giving us this lower score unfortunately you have in fact penalised us and not Sykes. We are understandably upset by this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2023

  • "Well equipped and comfortable cottage in a nice village location."

    Nice secluded garden with plenty of seating. Good access to local walks and amenities. Coffee shop a short walk away. Horse and Farrier pub good to stop off at for a drink and relax after a day out.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a brilliant week at Jacky Garth, which was a perfect base for walking, with a lovely pub in the village and good coffee at the tea room just around the corner."

    Comfortable accommodation, well appointed with a sunny courtyard. The copious laminated notes were mildly irritating and unnecessary and spoil the homely feel of the cottage.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. The owner will receive a copy of these and can review your suggestions. We are glad that you enjoyed everything that the property and area have to offer. Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped, really comfy beds, great location."

    Would book again.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0May 2023

  • "Initial entrance is via the front door which leads into the porch area which does not have a light, Although this didn't affect us a torch would be handy when arriving in the dark."

    Also one one afternoon when we returned to the cottage we found both gates open due to the hedge being cut by a neighbour. If we hadn't noticed this it could have resulted in our dog escaping as we usually entered via the front door and let the dog out into the garden. We stayed in this cottage many years ago and therefore the sloping bedroom floor was no surprise to us. The cottage is beautiful and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday including the wonderful views..

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Apr 2023

  • "Some of the door catches were difficult to open, particularly the main bedroom."

    Can opener didn't work. Minor niggles , just for u to sort otherwise excellent cottage in lovely quiet village with hiking and walking right from the doorstep. Lovely and clean and warm.

    Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and that you found the cottage to be clean and warm. Thank you for letting us know of the niggles. We will look into these. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely stay."

    We were very comfortable and enjoyed exploring the area. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2023

  • "Another great stay at Jacky Garth."

    Warm and comfortable after a day out walking. Home from home.x

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2023

  • "This cottage is delightful!"

    Cosy and beautifully finished in a great area with picturesque views and walks right on the doorstep. Welcome pack is a nice touch, parking right outside and two local pubs within a 5 minute walk. I will definitely be returning and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Dec 2022

  • "Had a fantastic stay at the cottage over Christmas."

    The cottage is in a lovely location, handy for walks and access to keswick. The cottage was well equipped and very clean, and matched the description by Sykes. We hope to return in the summer, and the advantage of some better weather.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had such a much needed very last minute getaway with our pets."

    We took our dog and cat with us which was great as we struggle to find properties that accept cats but the owners of Jacky Garth Cottage welcomed both. No sign of pets being in the property previously, the cottage was lovely and warm on arrival, clean and comfortable, described perfectly on Sykes website. This little cottage was ideal for us, right at the foot of Blencathra and plenty of other walks a stones throw away. Two good pubs around the corner, the cottage being right in the heart of a lovely little village, 5 min drive to Keswick or a lovely hours walk along the old rail track. We stayed a week, booked and arrived on the same day and we could have easily stayed another week. We loved it that much. We will absolutely return to Jacky Garth cottage in the future, kitchen fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, safe back garden for the dog and the wood burner made nights in snug. Lots of little windows for the cat to peek out. I say little as the door ways are small so watch your head if your tall like us lol, it does advise you of this on the Sykes website though. Adds to the character of the cottage. We can’t fault anything about our stay, the accommodation and location was exactly what we were looking for. Vicky was patient and helpful in finding us exactly what we wanted last minute. First time using Sykes and will definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Dec 2022

  • "There were clearly issues with the draining of the toilet and bath when we arrived."

    These then tuned into a problem which needed to be fixed urgently. This was easy to arrange and a plumber came and sorted out the problems that day. Apart from this, the property was very comfortable and in a great location for walking and access to Keswick. I would say that the heating was too hot (although it was unseasonably mild for the end of October) and we could not find out how to amend the settings to reduce the temperature. We may have just missed the instructions though!

    Reviewed by Ceri4.4Oct 2022

  • "Comfortable clean well equipped cottage."

    King sized bed was comfortable and made for a good night's sleep. Rear entrance to the property was excellent for bringing muddy paws into the property onto the tiled kitchen surface, rather than through the front entrance into a carpeted surface. Loved our stay here and we will return

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Jacky Garth Cottage, we were very impressed with how clean it was and there was everything you could need."

    The position of the cottage is great for walks on the doorstep and easy access into keswick to get any shopping. It's a bonus that you have outside space which is also kept very well, there's also plenty of choice on the TV, books, games etc for those extra rainy days. I'm sure we'll be back to this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage will definitely be back again"

    Reviewed by Nicholas3.8Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous cosy cottage in a stunning location."

    So well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Comfiest beds ever too!!! Lovely courtyard with gorgeous views. Within walking distance of the village coffee shop & the local pub serving fab food. Absolutely perfect.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "We appreciated the welcome pack and were happy to find everything nice and clean on arrival."

    Everywhere looked attractive and the garden was very inviting. Just felt that in the bathroom the shower head did not fit the holder properly. Hope to visit again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gordon3.8Sep 2022

  • "From the moment we arrived and walked in the door at Jacky Garth cottage we fell in love with this Quirky beautiful cottage,from the low beams on the stairs to the slopping floor in the bedroom."

    The history is all there to see and feel. The cottage was lovely, cosy and clean And had all we needed for our stay. The bed in the master bedroom was comfy and snug, We slept very well. We had our three pooches with us and they settled so well in the cottage. There are some lovely walks straight from the door for both humans and their canine family but equally not far to go in the car to enjoy more beautiful walks in the area. The hand held shower in the bathroom was perfect after long days out exploring the area and it had lots of lovely hot water. We don’t have bad word to say about the cottage. We loved our stay and the views and village location are perfect in our opinion. A lovely characterful property. The only suggestion I would make to the owners is perhaps a new toilet seat could be considered as the one that is there does slip around a little, but this is not a negative comment. Jacky Garth cottage is a welcoming,homely cosy cottage. We hope to return again next year Would you like us to publish your feedback? Please note that we will only publish your first name against the feedback published online. Yes May we publish their holiday?

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    We had everything we needed for an enjoyable and comfortable holiday. The dedicated car parking space outside the door was an essential facility for us. We particularly valued the views, the access to the fells with a variety of different walks without the need to drive, the Threlkeld Coffee Shop just around the corner and the village pub. Once we had got used to the low ceiling on the stairs our only minor niggles were the mounting for the shower head and the loose toilet seat.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jul 2022

  • "Cottage was ideal for our holiday, it had a good enclosed garden for the dog to go out, the kitchen and other rooms were adequate for what we required and there was a 6 mile walk into Keswick, big downside for us was the small bathroom where the hot water was not enough for a bath, the shower was adequate but tight, overall would be happy to stay again."

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Jun 2022

  • "Superb cottage, beautiful period features."

    Comfortable and well equipped. Great location with views galore and a good local pub. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2022

  • "Was a lovely character cottage."

    Could do with bigger tv, a knife sharpener and Netflix refused to work on our 5th day. Overall though it was a lovely stay. Nice village and local pub. Could do with a local convenience store.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Apr 2022

  • "Very neat and tidy cottage located in great location."

    Highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Kyi5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic!! Loved staying there"


    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    It was so nice to have a place to come back to and wake up to being plenty warm enough after a chilly day out! One bit of feedback I would say is the radiator in the bottom of the stairs was quite noisy all week, not sure if it’s because it’s been turned off a while ? Everything though was so nice and clean, probably the cleanest place we’ve ever stayed in which was so nice. Everything in the kitchen was immaculate to use. Comfy bed. We would come back again to stay here

    Reviewed by Jamie4.7Apr 2022

  • "Great pad, excellent location, dogs and myself loved it."

    Reviewed by Alexander4.7Feb 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Welcome Pack Provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hairdryer
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, gravelled area and furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs or cats welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pubs 0.3 miles
  • Note: Due to the age of the cottage, the doorways are low, please mind your head
  • Please Note: Logs are not provided but can be purchased locally.

The property

Keswick 4.5 miles.

Enjoying the quaint location of Threlkeld near Keswick, Cumbria is this delgihtsome, semi-detached cottage of Jacky Garth Cottage.

The perfect setting for a family of four's break in the Lake District, this cottage is one of the oldest in Threlkeld and has original features speckled throughout the abode.

When arriving at the property, you will not only be greeted by a quaint, white-washed exterior but will find a handy, off-road parking space; ensuring an easy unloading of your things into your new home-from-home.

Progress inside to find a living/dining room enjoying characterful features, including exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace with a woodburning stove; making for a charming space where you can unwind after a busy day in front of the TV.

Move through the property to the pleasant, galley kitchen, where a rustic, wooden collumn takes centre stage and an array of wooden-topped units behold ample appliances, which will appease any budding chef!

When dinner has been made, pull out the foldable dining table and enjoy a lovely meal with your family; why not open a bottle of bubbly and make a toast to this enviable escape?

As day turns to night, make your way upstairs to discover two delightful bedrooms, with one being a twin with plenty of natural light, along with glimpses of Blencathra, streaming in through the skylights, and the other being a king-size enjoying more exposed beams and a feature wall.

In the morning, freshen up for the day ahead in the ground-floor bathroom, where a bath with a shower over offers a rejuvenating soak.

Threlkeld is served by two friendly pubs, for those evenings where you fancy a meal out, alternatively during the day, the Village Hall, close by to Jacky Garth Cottage offers an array of food to enjoy at your leaisure.

Enjoy a scenic walk from Threlkeld to Keswick via the Railway Path or take a wander to the intriguing Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum and the Keswick Golf Club.

Travel a short way to Keswick, where all your amenities can be found resting in one spot, along with access to Derwentwater with its array of watersports, the beautifully manicured gardens of Hope Park and the fantastic Museums of Derwent Pencil and Keswick.

For more fun in the water, venture to Bassenthwaite Lake, a National Nature Reserve, which is surrounded by the gorgeous sights of Dodd Wood, the highly popular Lake District Wildlife Park and backs onto the renowned peak of Skiddaw.

Enhance your holiday with visits to Ullswater and Lake Windermere, with their respective surroundings offering plenty to see and do also; or maybe a day out in the historic town of Cockermouth may be more to your fancy?

There is something for everyone during a stay at Jacky Garth Cottage!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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