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Castle Lodge

(Ref. 971683)

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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  • location (13)
  • walks (9)
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21 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful, charming cottage set in beautiful scenery."

    I recommend that potential customers disregard the previous negative review. The cottage is surprisingly spacious, cosy, and with it dating back to the 1600s it is a unique place to stay. The kitchen large and sufficient for cooking for large groups. We really appreciated the owner setting-up both fires for us before our arrival. There are lots of lovely walks nearby and Keswick is a short drive away. Highly recommend!

    Thankyou so much for your lovely review We hope to see you again soon Joanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great location for Coast to Coast walk."

    However property description requires amendment. Conservatory is actually a porch. Low ceilings and beams make the house uncomfortable for anyone above 5 ft 7 - my husband is 6 ft and spent entire week continually bending. Entrance to bedrooms 2 and 3 only 5 ft clearance. En-suite completely unventilated. No fan operating plus saniflo system on toilet made loud grinding noise on each flush, also drain aroma made it unpleasant to use. King Mattress requires replacement as unable to support two adults. Kitchen very dated and in poor condition aside from fridge freezer. Lounge - unable to use as settees gave off smoke aroma so used the only two comfortable chairs in the house in the kitchen diner. We are on holiday and not there to carry out property inspections and thus refuse to inform owners whilst there. We appreciate the rental cost for the property is lower than elsewhere in borrowdale but there must be minimum standards and in our view Castle Lodge does not meet them.

    I appreciate your comments and seek to eleviate problems that are not structural therefore hope to keep Castle Lodge as comfortable as possible Thank You Joanne. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea2.5Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful location, in a traditional, beamed cottage."

    The cottage is old fashioned and quirky, but has everything you need, with stunning views and a log fire! We felt right at home and relaxed! Board games and dvd player along with a GameCube are provided to keep the kids amused. Good WiFi kept us connected, as there is no phone signal in the valley. There is a washing machine and drier in an outhouse. The conservatory and small garden are peaceful and a great place for soaking in the Borrowdale views. A short walk to the Riverside where we saw lots of local wildlife. Short walk to lovely teashop and local pubs. Plenty of valley or hill walks accessible from the door. We will definitely be back!

    You seem to have soaked up the essence of Castle Lodge thankyou for your comments and I look forward to meeting you on your next booking Joanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Becky3.8Jul 2023

  • "Totally satisfied with the property and the facilities."

    Superb quiet location with 360 degree beautiful views. Plenty of excellent walks from the cottage. Excellent all round choice and highly likely that will return.

    You are most kind thankyou for your response and I am hoping you will like a return visit that's the plan Joanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jul 2023

  • "We liked the holiday cottage, it's very quirky, great walks from the house."

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, lots of character and it really feels like a home from home."

    Stunning scenery and perfect location. Very friendly owner. We really enjoyed our stay, it was so relaxing and we would love to come back again.

    Your so kind thankyou I think the location is a winner too ! Joanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here."

    It is slightly quirky being a very old cottage that has been extended at some point, but we loved it for that. It is full of character, very homely and comfy. The location is brilliant. It is really quiet so you feel surrounded by nature. The perfect spot for exploring Borrowdale on foot or by bus, we only used the car to do food shopping in Keswick. The owner is really friendly and welcoming. Thank you for an incredibly relaxing 2 weeks!

    Your most welcome glad you felt the cosy surroundings and homely snugness Joanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2022

  • "A uniquely characterful and brilliantly situated cottage."

    Reviewed by Julian4.1May 2022

  • "A great cottage, in a great location."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely old cottage in the most beautiful valley in Lakeland."

    Quiet and peaceful with spectacular views. Walks from the door. Had a great holiday would recommend.

    Reviewed by Ann4.1Mar 2022

  • "A very comfortable and cosy cottage, in the perfect location for walking, with plenty of space for 6 adults."

    There was plenty of wood, coal and lighters for the fire and the kitchen had all the utensils and items you would need. It was 16 years since we last visited Castle Lodge, we won't leave it as long next time.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely property, full of character but mind your heads, there are some low beams."

    Fantastic location for walking, and good food to eat out locally. Owner very helpful. What more could you want?

    Thankyou Nick great feedback to shorter people might mention most of the house has high ceilings that's the price of a character cottage ! see you again hopefully all welcome Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Feb 2022

  • "All I need to say is that this is the 3rd time we've stayed at Castle Lodge, and we'll be back!"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely stay in fabulous cottage, the pictures don’t do it justice."

    Very well equipped, if you’ve forgotten something it’s probably already there. Garden is a sun trap however we did visit during a heatwave as I don’t think ive ever been to the lakes and it not rain. Was nice watching the birds after a long day of walking. Nice complimentary pack of biscuits and pint of milk on arrival and phone call from Joanne (owner) with some useful info on local walks and plunge pool. Overall we all had a great time.

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage in a great location."

    Full of character with 2 living spaces and great views.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2021

  • "All of our family absolutely loved this cottage."

    It was warm and cosy with a lovely open fire which was actually lit for us when we arrived. The location was stunning and there are lots of opportunities for walks direct from the cottage without having to drive. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Dec 2020

  • "Very good base to explore Borrowdale from with an excellent location of property and a pleasure to spend time in accomadation with comfort and warmth throughout would not hesitate to highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2020

  • "Our 2nd time at Castle Lodge, the first being a long weekend in February for Storm Ciara!"

    This time the weather was perfect, which combined with the very comfortable and quiet cottage made for a great week Castle Lodge is in a perfect location for countless walks, involving either no or minimal driving

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Sep 2020

  • "The location was excellent, and was a cosy place to sit out Storm Ciara!"

    Recommend you stock up in Keswick before arrival, as there's nothing local (The Youth Hostel will sell some milk if caught short)

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Feb 2020

  • "The cottage had lots of character and was very comfortable."

    We liked having the separate dining room with a couple of armchairs in.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Dec 2019

  • "Love the fact that there was extra equipment such as torches and umbrellas and extra kitchen equipment."

    House was comfortable and homely and very convenient for plenty of walks. Only complaint was that the oven was dirty.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Jun 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with an en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with basin and 1 x twin with basin
  • Bathroom with a bath and shower over and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living room
  • Porch
  • Woodburning stove, open fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and TV with Sky and WiFi, and Amazon Alexa
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Secure bike/canoe storage
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Gravelled garden area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.8 miles and pub 0.5 miles away
  • Note: Please contact our Reservations department if you would like to book to arrive on another day other then Saturday
  • Please note : Booking commencing 27.05.23 must be for a week
  • Note: Low ceilings, make be uncomfortable for those over 5ft 7'

The property

With Red Squirrels tapping at your door, Castle Lodge is a cosy, traditional cottage filled with character and charm situated in Borrowdale.

Situated just 6 six miles from Keswick, along Derwentwater, and just 2 miles away from England's highest mountain.

Inside, there is a living room with an array of comfortable sofas, a large flat screen TV and a lovely open fire, ideal for cosy family nights in.

The lounge has a light decor, with a deep purple chimney breast, decorated in attractive white flowers.

The property has been designed with many antique furnishings, giving the cottage its lovely countryside-feel.

There is an open-plan kitchen and dining area with seating for up to six people, as well as a woodburning stove.

Ideal to keep you warm in the chilly evenings.

Sit down and enjoy all this room has to offer with your home cooked meals and a refreshing beverage.

The kitchen has been renovated to accommodate contemporary fixtures and fittings and all the appliances you could need.

The property still retains its original stone steps, but has been covered with a brand new carpet for a comfortable living style.

Upstairs you will find three bedrooms: one king-size with an en-suite shower room, one double and one twin.

There is a separate bathroom with a bath and shower over, and a separate WC located opposite.

All bedrooms have luxurious, soft beds and a variety of antique furniture to house all your personal items.

And let's not forget about the two wonderful dressing tables and a Victorian feature fireplace.

This cottage has a wealth of character, and wonderful countryside views from your bedroom windows.

Outside has a small gravelled area with furniture provided.

Off-road parking is available for two cars.

Keswick is a wonderful location for your holiday, as it has a number of attractions, including Derwentwater, a lake bordered by fells and ancient woodlands.

It offers 5km footpaths and boating services.

Castlerigg Stone Circle is a circle of stones which was constructed as part of a megalithic tradition that lasted from 3,000 to 900 BC (Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages).

For a taste of history, why not visit Keswick Museum and Art Gallery?

It was reopened in 2014 after extensive refurbishment of its 1898 building.

It has a varied collection, featuring Keswick's landscapes, history and culture.

Hope Park is nearby with its manicured gardens, a stream, trails, picnic tables and mini golf, a wonderful day out for the whole family.

Castle Lodge is the ultimate location for friends and families to relax and unwind.

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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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Please note : Booking commencing 27.05.23 must be for a week.