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Bristowe Hill

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041272)

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The property

Bristowe Hill is the most imposing Edwardian Mansion in Keswick, located a five minute walk of the town centre, and standing aloft on a small hill, in four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the elevated position offers unsurpassed views to the surrounding mountains. Presented with 8 bedrooms, plenty of social space, a elegant dining room with adjacent kitchen, orangery with dining table and breakfast kitchen, Bristowe Hill, offers the finest of holiday experiences for special family celebrations whilst offering easy access to the amazing countryside of the north Lake District and walking distance of the bars, shops, restaurants and award winning market in the centre of the town. Accommodation In Detail. The driveway winds up the hill and as you turn the last bend the imposing façade of Bristowe Hill greets you and you immediately are drawn through the front door into the imposing Arts and Crafts hallway which set the tone of the house. The accommodation is divided over four floors. On the ground floor the family room offers welcoming sofas, arranged around the feature fireplace and window seats offer views across the valley. The beautiful sitting room is one of the loveliest rooms in the house with it’s fine oak panelling, smart leather sofas and window seats from where you can soak up the view. Across the hallway the imposing dining room is another stunning feature of the house, a room that has for over a 100 years hosted many special family gathering and will continue to do so for years to come. To the side the large kitchen well equipped with an extensive and comprehensive inventory, a Rangemaster cooker with double oven and six ring gas hob, American fridge freezer and dishwasher. A further second kitchen (ideal for breakfast) offers a further other and gas hob, another American Fridge/Freezer and second dishwasher. On the ground floor is the first of the eight bedrooms, a beautiful double bedroom with ensuite wetroom with shower basin and WC. A utility room with washer and drier and a cloakroom with WC are also on the ground floor. Following the steps down to the lower ground floor there is a games room with pool table, large screen TV and comfortable sofas. The remaining seven bedrooms are spread across the first and second floor and offer a choice of a super kingsize room with ensuite shower room, four kingsize bedrooms (two with ensite shower rooms and one with an ensuite bathroom, one double room with an ensuite shower room, one twin room with ensuite shower room. All the bedrooms are individually presented and furnished, and everyone will quickly pick their favourite rooms. All the ensuite bathrooms are beautifully appointed and are complemented by two further bathrooms both with feature rolltop baths and one with walk in shower. The grounds of Bristowe Hill are well presented with large sloping lawns and beautiful mature trees that frame the views. As you wander through the grounds look out for the alpacas that run in the neighbouring field and the kids will love the delightful mother elephant with her calf. The garden pavilion makes the ideal retreat on a summers evening to relax with a cool drink and a good book. Private parking is available for up to ten cars. Between now and 30/10/2020 Bristowe Hill is offering a discount for lower occupancy please enquire with one of the team 3 Nights 4 Nights Week Friday – Monday Monday - Friday 3 Bedrooms (until 30th October 2020) £3950 £2750 £1950 6 bedrooms (until 18th December 2020) £4950 £3750 £2450 2, 3 & 4 night stays available - please telephone for a 2 night price. Xmas & New Year Full weeks only The pricing quoted is for 16 people. An additional 4 guests can be accommodated in the upper wing in two rooms with private facilities at an additional cost of £500 for 2,3 or 4 nights and £700 for 7 nights. If you wish to know more please contact our office on 015394 88855, we will be happy to help. Location Keswick is one of the Lake District's most popular destinations. This friendly town hosts the very popular twice weekly market that has recently won the coveted “Best Outdoor Market” in the Great British Market Awards. The village also offers a fantastic array of shops offering everything from craft bakeries and local produce, antiques, crafts and much, much more. If you are looking for somewhere to eat and drink, a week just won't be long enough to sample the great range of pubs, restaurants, bistros, cafes and wine bars! For a great evening out why not visit the 100 year old Alhambra offering first class cinema entertainment in traditional surroundings or enjoy an evening at “the most beautiful and friendly theatre in Britain”, the 400 seat Theatre By The Lake on the shores of Derwentwater. Enjoy a cruise on Derwentwater, walk onto the fells; Cat Bells, Skiddaw, Coledale Horeshoe and Blencathra are all nearby, head underground at Honister Slate Mines, enjoy mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest. For day trips throughout the Lake District, Ullswater is a short drive away offering lake cruises, great walking and the beautiful Aira Force Waterfall, Buttermere and Crummock Water offer sublime scenery. Ashness Bridge and Surprise View situated above the Borrowdale Valley should not be missed and perhaps even a cup of tea and homemade cake in the unspoilt village of Watendlath.


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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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