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Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042105)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Really good stay and very clean."

    This is our second visit to Boxtree and would really recommend it. The beds are really comfy and the house lovely and warm Dacre is a lovely little village with an excellent pub on the doorstep

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2022

  • "Second time at Boxtree and likely to be back again as we love the area and the pub!"

    Very comfortable accommodation and particularly cosy given all the terrible weather.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was a haven from the cold after our walking days."

    Sofas and beds are so comfortable .Equipped really well . Cottage is well decorated and warm . Every thing is easy to use. The garden isn’t like a holiday cottage garden .It is beautifully planted and kept. Great pub 2 minutes walk away. Views from back of cottage are spectacular. Good location for accessing the lakes .

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2022

  • "A perfect cottage for a family with a dog."

    It was warm, clean and cozy with everything provided. The garden was secure with a gate that latches and the sun room was just right to take off muddy boots and towel down a wet dog after a day walking in the fells. The location, just next to a lovely dog-friendly pub and within walking distance of the lake was also a big plus. The owners were friendly and helpful. We'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2021

  • "Ideal location in north lakes."

    Nice and quiet and yet Penrith, Pooley Bridge and Keswick only a short drive away. Cottage very good furnished standard. WiFi if important to you is around 30 megs. Lovely walk starts opposite the cottage leading to Dalmein Tea Room, approx 1.5 miles each way. Will certainly have Boxtree on our re-visit list for our frequent stays in the Lakes.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2021

  • "We absolutely loved staying in this cottage in Dacre."

    The kitchen was so well equipped, the bathrooms were spacious and spotless and the beds were very, very comfortable. We all loved the walks from the door, the peace of the garden when we came home from our many walks and the wonderful Pub up the road. I'm sure that we will come again to Boxtree. Praise indeed as we have been coming to the Lakes and staying in cottages every year for over 30 years, almost always through Lakelovers.

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage & very happy with everything except the double bed mattress in bedroom at the front of the cottage."

    It was so uncomfortable I bought a topper for £ 50 so I could sleep properly during the holiday. I wouldn't return to that cottage unless the mattress was changed , which is a shame as everything else was great.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback after your recent stay at Boxtree. We are thrilled to hear you had a lovely week and enjoyed the cottage. We are sorry to hear you found the double bed mattress uncomfortable. We have discussed this with the owner and we have taken your feedback on board and will monitor things as this is the first comment we have had with it being uncomfortable. Our properties are graded by Visit England who offer quality accreditation. On their last inspection their comments on the mattresses were; 'Sound beds, very good quality mattresses and very good, easy care linens.' Thank you again for your feedback and we hope it is not to long until we can welcome you back to the Lakes. - The Lakelover Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by JudyApr 2021

  • "The property was perfect for our stay."

    We will be returning to this property and would recommend it to friends. The garden is small which suited us especially as we were out on the fells all day.

    Mrs BaptisteDec 2019

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean, supremely comfortable and well equipped."

    The owners have refurbished and furnished it to a very high standard, in keeping with the age of the property. It is easy to get to off the A66 and is a few miles from Ullswater. Lovely village pub 100 metres away!

    Mrs NichollsSep 2019

  • "The beautiful cottage, the location in the quiet village of Dacre, the superb facilities."

    An excellent cottage which I would thoroughly recommend. The dogs loved it too.

    Miss CurpheyJul 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable providing everything we needed for an enjoyable holiday."

    The location was lovely and perfect for a quiet relaxed week. We have stayed in many holiday cottages and would rate this as one of the best we have stayed in and would stay again if we returned to the area.

    Mrs RushMay 2019

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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 super king size (can be twin) with en-suite shower room, 1 x double bed with en-suite bathroom
  • Downstairs cloakroom with basin and wc
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sun room
  • Drying room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Log burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cottage garden with furniture
  • Lockable stone store for bikes
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Pub nearby
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking.

The property

Dating back to the 18th century, this stunning farmer’s cottage has been beautifully renovated to provide luxury accommodation while retaining its original charm and period features.

With its village setting and being just a stroll away from the shores of Ullswater, this property most certainly has the wow factor.

Entering through the rear door of the cottage, guests will be charmed by the cosy sitting room with feature fireplace, log burning stove and exposed beams.

A choice of deep-cushioned sofas and huge armchairs make this is the ideal spot in which to curl up and relax after a busy day outdoors.

Boxtree’s kitchen is fabulous.

Extremely well-equipped, with shaker style units, natural stone floor and up-to-date appliances, this bright and airy room has everything needed to cook up a fabulous family meal.

The adjoining dining room, with its farmhouse style table and chairs, is prefect for enjoying a lazy breakfast or more formal supper.

Through the kitchen to a wonderful sunroom overlooking the adorable cottage garden, and a useful cloakroom-cum-drying room with separate wc completes the downstairs accommodation. Upstairs the master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling, iron bed and period furniture complimented by an en-suite bathroom with attractive roll top bath.

The equally charming double room comes with modern en-suite shower room.

The cottage garden faces south west and is entirely enclosed, a safe place for dogs and children to play.

There is parking for two cars and a lockable stone outhouse is perfect for storing mountain bikes.

This is also where guests will find the tumble dryer. Boxtree has so many exciting things to offer, with footpaths, cycle routes and lake on the doorstep.

Glenridding and Pooley Bridge are close by, while the A591 runs from Keswick to Grasmere and on to Ambleside.

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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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