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Kiln How

(Ref. 1059212)

Threlkeld, 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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39 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    It was cosy warm and comfortable. The log burner was great. The kitchen had everything we needed for our weeks stay. The location was great with lots of walks from the door with a couple of pubs just at the bottom of the lane. We would definitely recommend this cottage and hopefully will return..

    Really pleased you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very well appointed cottage in the heart of the village."

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We really appreciate it and are so pleased you had a good break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2023

  • "Another brilliant week at Kilnhow."

    We absolutely love this cosy cottage which is perfectly situated for exploring the walks from Threlkeld. There’s everything you need including a log burner and it’s walking distance from two pubs and the coffee shop so it’s the perfect holiday base. We have already booked our next visit!

    Great to see you again and so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely little break at Kilnhow, it was clean, tidy and had everything we needed for our few days away."

    The fire was amazing to warm up after a day out in the cold.

    I am so pleased that you were warm and had lovely time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Francesca4.1Oct 2023

  • "Couldn't be happier with Kiln How very cosy, co."

    Fortable and well appointed. Ideal location for village facilities and touring the lakes

    Absolutely delighted that you felt comfortable! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "A cosy and comfortable little cottage, which was perfect for our needs."

    Everything was pretty much as described, the only discrepancy I noted was there didn't seem to be a Nespresso coffee machine, as implied by the guest information. There was a little mildew in the ceiling corner of the main bedroom and some cobwebs on the bathroom ceiling - maybe the cleaning could be a little more thorough? Not enough to really bother us overall, everything was cleaned to a good standard generally. The bathroom has quite a small bath, but was otherwise fantastic! An excellent, powerful and hot shower; good to see a shower attachment in the bath too - an often overlooked feature. Overall, an excellent cottage - I would definitely stay here again.

    ThNk you for your feedback, it really helps us to know these details so we can make it better. We removed the Nespresso machine and put in a cafetiere after feedback from numerous guests. Hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2023

  • "We were very satisfied with the property and our stay but for the weather which you the owners have no control."

    Everything was comfortable and facilities good providing all you required. We didn’t give 5 stars due to the comfort factor of the lounge furniture which for us oldies hard to get used too. In general we enjoyed our stay at Kiln How. Thank you

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2023

  • "Comfortable clean and well situated in the village easy access to local walks and Keswick car/bus/or walk."

    Excellent beds very comfy overall a nice place to stay and unwind would stay again.

    We are so pleased that you have gone home relaxed and enjoyed Kiln How! Let us know when you come back so we can say thank you x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely little cosy cottage."

    We were slightly worried before we went because of the parking didnt seem big enough (however I can tell you that it's plenty big enough, even for our VW Transporter). A stones throw away for the Horse and Farrier (which has always been lovely, and we've been going to Threkeld for over 15 years). So many walks from the door (including a fabulous long walk to Skiddaw) and you are right under Blencathra. Village hall has fab cakes, sandwiches and drinks.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great location & well equipped , new bathroom is really nice."

    We hope to return next year

    Thank you for taking the time to review Kiln How, we are delighted that you have had a lovely time and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Jun 2023

  • "We spent a glorious week here in June."

    The cottage is very well equipped and idyllically situated, with a decent car parking space at the rear. Threlkeld is small but has some nice facilities including a cafe in the village hall and a nice dining pub. Walks are available from the doorstep including the old railway line into Keswick. Alternatively Keswick is a very short drive away whilst Penrith and the M6 are equally accessible in 15 minutes along the decent main road. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in stunning location."

    Spotlessly clean

    Thank you so much! We would love to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2023

  • "A overly clean cottage in a perfect setting."

    Kitchen needs more mugs and a container for heating things in the microwave. Also another smallish saucepan would be useful.

    Thank you for your feedback and your suggestions, these will be taken onboard. We do hope you had a wonderful time. Owner Relations - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.4May 2023

  • "We had a very happy stay."

    The new double glazing great improvement. Look forward to seeing u again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "We had a good holiday with our dog."

    Great position for walking and pub. Beautiful new bathroom and bedrooms with plenty of space. The downside was the loose shelf in the kitchen under where the toaster is, the boiler area and tiles need attention, the coffee machine was absent and the water pipes in the lounge need boxing in. These were minor things but did not spoil our holiday. Outside I would recommend donating the picnic table to the Threlkeld bonfire as it is rotting all over. One final thing if anyone visiting here with a dog to be very aware of a young blonde girl with a large bulldog cross dog which she walks off lead. It ran up and my cocker spaniel and attacked him. I managed to get it off him but hurt my knee which is still sore and bruised with several lacerations. This dog was out of control and so is the owner . She never apologised and we had a few crossed words. Be Very Aware!

    Hi, I was so sad to hear about this incident with the dog and hope your knee is recovering. We had a new picnic table on order which is now set up. The shelf, I'm afraid needs to stay loose as the stopcock is behind it. The Nespresso machine was exchanged for a cafetiere as our guests requested it often and didn't use the coffee machine. Thank you for your feedback, it does help us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maurice3.4Apr 2023

  • "We had a good few days at Kiln Howe the weather wasn't too bad for The Lakes."

    The bathroom and bedroom were really nice and warm but the downstairs lounge was a little cold in the evening. We lit the fire each night with the wood and kindling which we bought locally but found that the handle on the fire could have done with an insulated glove as it was extremely hot. Also there was a power cut for 5 hours ( we are used to them living rural ) but there wasn't any back up lighting e,g an LED lantern etc this would have been great. These are just a few suggestions which we feel could be helpful. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Susan3.4Mar 2023

  • "We have stayed at Kiln How several times now and absolutely love it."

    The cottage is warm and cosy and welcoming. It has everything we need and more including being extremely dog friendly. The position is perfect for walking and also for the local pubs and so safe for our cocker spaniel. We can’t fault it and have already booked two more trips. I can’t recommend it enough!

    Always a pleasure to welcome you guys back x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2023

  • "We absolutely loved Kilnhow!"

    Every detail was wonderful! The beds were comfy, the kitchen was well equipped, the location was perfect for us - the walks from Threlkeld were plentiful, varied and so beautiful. We loved the log fire and the smart TV especially! Thanks for a wonderful stay x

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely house in lovely location."


    Reviewed by Dan5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had a slight issue with the washing machine not running a drying cycle (an unfortunate design feature of the machine). The owners responded immediately and were fantastic. The property would benefit from a stair gate to prevent dogs from going upstairs. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Giles5.0Jul 2022

  • "It was wonderful to be back at Kilnhow again- this is our 4th or 5th time in this fantastic cottage."

    It is perfectly situated for walking and for the local pubs and has everything you need including a stunning view of Blencathra. Beautifully clean and fresh with a cosy log burner which fortunately we didn’t need this trip. Our dog absolutely loves it too so definitely very dog friendly. A perfect place to spend time exploring the lakes - I can’t recommend it enough- we have booked two more trips already!

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2022

  • "A comfortable cosy cottage located in an area close to the Lakes."

    Keswick and Ambleside within easy reach. Good walks right on your doorstep and the views from the cottage are amazing. Good pub just a short walk away. A very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Yvonne3.8Jun 2022

  • "Booked for 1 week but returned home after 4 days."

    Comfort of cottage zero bathroom and kitchen ok but dreadfully uncomfortable bed sofa and chairs not fit for purpose-no comfort in lounge TV only through wi-fi so no normal programmes cottage needs a thorough clean inside and out - we had to clean front entrance toaster tired and needs replacing

    I am so sorry to hear that you have not enjoyed your time in our cottage. Our personal number is in the info pack and we would have been happy to come and give the cottage another clean if it was not to your standards. Our neighbour told us that you left because your arthritis is bad and you couldn't get comfortable. Our mattresses are sprung with a memory foam topper and may not suit some conditions and the toaster is a year old and regularly checked. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda2.2May 2022

  • "Great location very pet friendly."

    Ideal for walks, can walk into Keswick along railway line there’s also a bus service that runs through village. We had a lovely week. Threlkeld coffee shop very friendly and lovely food. Owners very helpful - we needed kitchen scales and they dropped some in for us the next day. Would have been good to know there’s no DVD player. Internet can be bit intermittent if trying to watch say iPlayer. Freezer is small within fridge but fine for our weeks needs.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! It was our pleasure to meet you and we are so pleased you had a good week! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable and warm no need for the log burner. Kitchen was smaller than expected, but still plenty big enough. Well equipped, could just do with a couple of pyrex dishes for cooking/serving. Shower was great and lovely big towels. A great base with good walks for all. The only downside, no shop just to get basics, milk bread etc.

    Thank you for letting us know about the dishes! There were some previously but they seem to have disappeared! We have replaced them and are so pleased you had a good break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had lovely relaxing (but very active)stay in a beautiful location."

    Dog walks from the doorstep. The memory foam mattress did not suit my back well at all so unfortunately a week of unsettled nights but that’s just me, everyone is different. The log burner was a delight in the evenings but we were spending about £7 a day on log burner fuel so something to bear in mind. Altogether though we had an amazing week so thank you!

    Thank you so much for coming to stay in Kiln How, we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Mar 2022

  • "The property is in a brilliant location, with beautiful views in a quiet village but close to all the lakes."

    The property has two good bedrooms and the larger room which we used had a very comfortable bed and was spacious and warm. The bathroom was very modern and had a fantastic shower and bath. We unfortunately found stale food in plastic boxes in the cupboards which we assumed had been left by the previous guests and the freezer part of the fridge needed defrosting. A few little added touches needed just to make it a bit more special.

    Hi, thank you for letting us know. I have defrosted the freezer box and take special care to check for surprise left overs! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret Ruth4.4Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Kiln How with our little boy."

    The beds are extremely comfortable with lots of storage in the bedrooms and the kitchen is well equipped. We had a couple of problems with the heating which were fixed extremely quickly and the owners were really helpful at all times. We ate in the Horse & Farrier pub in the village most nights as the food and staff were wonderful. We would definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Kate4.1Feb 2022

  • "Cosy cottage in fabulous location."

    Had a fab week. Perfect

    Thank you so much, we are really happy that you enjoyed it! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jan 2022

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Kilnhow and we loved it just as much as the first time."

    We were really cosy despite the very cold weather and the log burner was the icing on the cake! The cottage is really well equipped, really comfortable and beautifully presented. It’s really well placed for walking and is close to excellent pubs and a coffee shop. Also handy for Keswick- what more could you ask. We love it so much we booked to go again while we were there. Would highly recommend it to anyone.

    We loved seeing you again and look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great stay."

    ..Good location...homely and comfortable..Would recommend for a quiet break...

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed our cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "I was supplied with 1 week's quantity of good dry wood by owner as I had rang up previously, however, I purchased more from local store and it burned badly in log stove."

    Perhaps maybe could purchase extra supply from owner? Also no hairdryer or steamer pan in cottage. However we had a lovely comfortable week's stay and would definitely recommend to friends.

    Hi! Thank you for your lovely feedback, we have since put in a hairdryer and a steamer pan has been ordered! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, well set out."

    Beds were very comfortable and towels fluffy. Plenty of hot water. Only one negative and that would be that there were no fire lighters do not able to light the log fire on the first night. Maybe this is something to consider, that some be provided along with matches.

    Hi, thank you for your feedback, I have since made sure that there are firelighters in the starter pack for lighting the fire. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely week."

    Great spot for walking and very nice helpful neighbours.we will be back thankyou

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Sep 2021

  • "Great location for visiting all the lakes."

    Cottage is to a high stand and very comfortable. Highly recommended.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location, lovely cottage and friendly owners right on hand for couple of little things."

    Would definitely recommend!

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bill4.1Jul 2021

  • "The bedding lacked an upper sheet."

    As we had hot weather the duvet was too hot, but a sheet would have been just right over us. The fitted sheet was a winter weight and could have been thinner for summer. No egg cups! Cutlery rather limited, but good kitchen knives and cooking pots. Plenty of mugs and crockery and glasses. It was lovely having the picnic bench just outside by the stream and a number of people came past us on the public footpath and had a brief chat.

    Hi, we have since added eggcups and although admittedly confused why 6 of each cutlery was not enough, we have made a point of checking each change over. Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben4.4Jun 2021

  • "We enjoyed our week very much It was my first visit to the Lake District and I ..."

    We enjoyed our week very much It was my first visit to the Lake District and I was very impressed The only downside to our visit was that the it was very crowded everywhere

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jun 2021

  • "This cottage was amazing perfect local for walking the fells and pub just a few steps away."

    Couldn't ask for much more bed was so comfy the rainfall shower was lush also. I would highly recommend to stay here

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 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.


  • Two bedrooms: 2 x doubles
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • The garden/patio area is communal ground with lawn and picnic bench overlooking the beck
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles Keswick 4 miles

The property

Surrounded by the gorgeous mountain peak views of Blencathra and the tranquil Cumbria countryside is Kiln How, a rural semi-detached cottage where two couples or group of friends can delight in an adventurous getaway.

The cottage is entered through an idyllic outdoor common ground, with a verdant lawn and picnic benches with the soothing sounds of the babbling brook flowing next to the house, encompassed by peaceful landscape views.

The entrance hall boasts lovely tile flooring next to a coat rack and storage space, ideal for taking off muddy shoes and coats after a day of exploring the Lake District.

Get ready for a cosy evening in the sitting room, snuggling into your pyjamas on one of the sofas and sipping on a hot chocolate as the wood burning stove warms you up during a movie night.

Spend a homely Sunday in the well-equipped kitchen, rustling up a hearty roast dinner for your loved ones, tucking into your home-cooking at the lovely dining table over a bottle of red and good company.

Retire upstairs to one of the restful double bedrooms, both with differing views of either the nearby church or out to the beck, offering a soothing soundtrack to your dreams.

Prepare for your day in the spacious bathroom, letting your muscles soak into a hot bath, or waking up early in a brisk shower.

Meander around the peaceful village of Threlkeld, hosting an excellent local pub where you can sip on an ice-cold pint or tuck into a dinner, as well as a coffee shop, post office and restaurant.

Keswick is just four miles away with a range of shops for you to stock up on essentials for your cupboards, and an even wider choice of bars cafés, restaurants.

Make sure to watch a production at the historic Theatre by the Lake, get lost in movie magic at the cinema, or enjoy a delightful swim at the pool.

Hop on a romantic cruise on Derwentwater, taking a slow journey through breathtaking landscapes on the calming waters, or choose a day of excitement and try your luck at an array of watersports.

Explore romantic Ullswater and waterfall where you can spend a memorable occasion immersed in pure nature, or choose a day of walking adventure, with various trails over to the Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick Railway Path, and the Cumbrian Way.

This property is the ideal base to explore the renowned Lake District , home to an award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes, animal park and famous lakes, with access to the bustling Cumbrian capital city of Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall.

Choose Kiln How for an unforgettable rural retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Keswick 3.8 miles; Watermillock 11.9 miles; Ambleside 16.3 miles.

The charming village of Threlkeld is just to the east of Keswick in the Northern Lakes. The steep sided Blencathra looms over Threlkeld village, a popular starting point for walking the mountain. Threlkeld's history reaches back more than 800 years; the Romans were here from the 3rd to the 8th century, followed later by the Norse. In the village the church dates back to 1578 and there are two pubs that first opened their doors in 1688.
Though only a few miles outside Keswick, the village is tranquil and unspoilt with great views of Blencathra and the Helvellyn range.