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Limhus House

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1129480)


Lakelovers rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Sally

    “Limhus House is a fabulous place to stay, very spacious and comfortable.”

    The views are outstanding and its only 5 to 10 minute walk in to the centre of Keswick. We (6 adults, a 3 year old and a dog) had a great time, and would certainly book again if we return to Keswick.

    The views are outstanding and its only 5 to 10 minute walk in to the centre of Keswick. We (6 adults, a 3 year old and a dog) had a great time, and would certainly book again if we return to Keswick.

    - Sally, April 2024


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with balcony and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x king-size with balcony, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Fully fitted kitchen and diner
  • Electric double oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Sitting room with gas wood stove-effect fire
  • Central heating
  • One dog accepted
  • Smart TVs in sitting room and diner, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway for 2 cars
  • Off road parking
  • Outdoor covered shared storage for bikes, paddleboards etc
  • Rear shared lawned garden, and 2 x balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.5 miles, River Greta 0.3 miles, Derwentwater 1.2 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior of the home; please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Limhus House is a semi-detached property situated in a quiet residential area, please be mindful you are sharing the garden, storage area and off-road parking with your neighbours

The property

Enjoying a prime position within the Lake District National Park, near the hustle and bustle of Keswick in Cumbria, is Limhus House, a fabulous, four-bedroom home. Just paces away from a hub of amenities and attractions, recently refurbished Limhus House offers a contemporary interior for eight guests, whilst enjoying breath-taking views across to Skiddaw. Park up on the private driveway before heading indoors to reach the welcoming hallway. Turn left into the lovely sitting room, where you'll find plush seating to sink into, a gas wood-effect stove fire to light on cooler evenings, and a Smart TV for entertainment. Continue through the home to the kitchen/diner, the social hub of the abode, where you can prepare meals in the sleek kitchen, before gathering around the bench-style dining table. Take in the fresh Cumbrian air from the rear garden, with rural vistas in the backdrop, before retiring to one of the four well-appointed bedrooms on offer; select between a super-king-size with its own balcony and en-suite, a king-size with balcony, a king-size with en-suite, and a double. The balcony at the rear of the property provides breath-taking views across to Skiddaw and Latrigg. Awaken to a refreshing shower in the contemporary ground-floor shower room, or indulge in a soak in the bathroom, before donning your walking boots to explore Keswick, host to a variety of independent shops, convenience stores, eateries, and cafes. Recharge your batteries when you choose Limhus House for your next retreat in Cumbria. Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1063127 together sleeping 10 guests.

Limhus Retreats

Nestled in the popular town of Keswick in Cumbria, uncover this delightful pairing of properties, Limhus Retreats. Benefitting from their own self-contained spaces whilst sharing a large lawn where you and your loved ones can enjoy alfresco mealtimes and evenings, Limhus Retreats provide the perfect blend of convenience and elegance, perfect for extended families or groups of friends, families and couples alike seeking a peaceful holiday in this lovely corner of the Lake District. The centre of Keswick is just a short walk away, where you can stroll around the award-winning market on Saturday before browsing the fantastic selection of shops, bakeries and pavement cafes. Spend a romantic evening away from the kitchen and discover a plethora of stunning eateries, choosing between intimate bistros, delicious restaurants, traditional pubs, and vibrant wine bars. Alternatively, if you’re feeling up to it, why not take on one of the many challenging hikes in the surrounding area, take your pick between Catbells, Skiddaw, Coledale Horseshoe and Blencathra, all varying in length and difficulty, ideal for all abilities. The shores of Derwentwater are within walking distance, spanning 4.6km of natural beauty and calming waters, you can enjoy a summer's day meandering about, enjoying a trip on a wooden launch, take out your own rowing boat or catch a show at the Theatre By The Lake. Discover more hotspots including Keswick Museum, Castlerigg Stone Circle, Walla Crag, Friars Crag or Go Ape tree top adventure to name but a few. Other popular areas and nearby attractions include Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere, home to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and Lake Windermere, Ullswater and the awe-inspiring Aira Force Waterfall. Be sure to pay a visit to the Derwent Pencil Museum and the Keswick Museum if you’re looking for a taste of history, or soak in the unspoiled natural beauty of your location at the Aira Force Waterfall, enveloping Ullswater, and the Helvellyn mountain range, before making your way to Lake Windermere and its plethora of attractions. Enjoy all that Cumbria has to offer, with Limhus Retreats as your fabulous base!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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