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Riverside Cottage

Whitehaven, Cumbria & The Lake District, CA25 5RJ (Ref. 1066062)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Review(s)

  • “Beautiful cottage in a good location to explore all areas of the lake district.”

    The owners left a really useful guide for the area with their personal recommendations in, many of which we visited and really enjoyed. Would definitely stay there again.

    The owners left a really useful guide for the area with their personal recommendations in, many of which we visited and really enjoyed. Would definitely stay there again.

    - Mr Gillott, August 2021

The property

Resting in the peaceful hamlet of Keekle, on the western boundaries of the Lake District, is this charming, end of row barn conversion, Riverside Cottage.

With the Georgian town of Whitehaven and the delightful coastline just a few miles away, this holiday retreat is perfect for families and friends!

Step inside and take comfort in the living area, boasting a spacious open-plan layout, with a fabulous kitchen with integrated appliances.

The lounge area has two plush leather sofas for you to spread out on, as the delicious aroma of food fills the interior.

A small dining table is set to one side and offers a space to enjoy mealtimes and family board games.

Climb the stairs to find the bedrooms, the first being a king, which can be arranged as a twin on request, and the second offering a single bed for an additional guest.

Each bedroom has been neutrally decorated with light colours and hosts ample storage for your personal belongings.

Look out the Juliet balcony and take in the tranquil views; with a gentle river running by and rolling hills in the distance, you will instantly be at ease.

Leading on from the bedrooms is the bathroom, complete with bath and shower over so you can decide how best to prepare for the day.

Why not stop for a rest at the Fox and Hounds, which serves food and a selection of real ales, before taking off to explore the surrounding countryside routes, including the stunning Ennerdale Water Circular walk that is good for all skill levels.

Accessed only on foot, it has no public roads, offering you the peace and tranquillity you crave!

Further outdoor activity can be enjoyed within the Lake District National Park, with the commanding Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, just 20 miles away.

Why not take in the stunning landscapes from a different perspective on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Miniature Steam Railway, running a seven-mile line from Ravenglass to Dalegarth Station near Boot, in the Valley of Eskdale.

Explore the rugged coastline and you are likely to come across the town of Whitehaven, providing a great selection of pubs and restaurants, for that fine dining experience, with a plethora of independent shops and supermarkets for gathering any essentials.

There is also a public swimming pool and gym.

Nearby is Whitehaven Golf Club which offers an excellent bar and meal service and can be reached in less than 5 minutes by car.

St Bees is a short drive away, where you can find a fine beach and many wonderful walks along the clifftops, which are also home to one of England’s most important seabird colonies.

Here you can sit in the beachfront cafe and enjoy an ice cream made by Hartley's of Egrement.

Those history buffs will make time to visit Egremont Castle, Muncaster Castle a historic and Grade II listed building.

Riverside Cottage offers everything you could require for much-needed family escape, whatever time of year.


  • Two bedroom: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be a twin on request), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV, WiFi and selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Please note: Gardens at the rear of the cottage are privately owned with no access
  • Village pub has now re opened only a 5 minute walk away. Note :~ Property only accepts children 4 years and older

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

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About the location


The West Cumbrian town of Whitehaven is situated on the coast between the sparkling sea and the Lakeland Fells. It was one of the first ‘planned’ towns in England and today can boast almost 250 Listed Georgian buildings and some beautiful parks and gardens. Today the town’s harbour is a designated conservation area and visitors can learn about the town’s history at the excellent Beacon Heritage Centre. The surrounding coastline has much to offer, not least its old smugglers villages, such as Ravenglass, and the red sandstone cliffs of pretty St Bees - now the start of Wainwright’s famous “Coast to Coast” Walk. Meanwhile inland you can enjoy the tranquillity of the Western lakes: Ennerdale, Loweswater, Crummock, Buttermere and Wastwater. Ennerdale is perhaps the most peaceful of all the lakes, with no public roads running along its National Trust owned shoreline.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas