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Friar's Roost

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1063201)


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Review(s)

  • James

    “Another great stay at Friars Roost.”

    The house was spotless as usually and has everything you require.Doggy shower is great for mucky paws.We will definitely be back again and highly recommend this lovely house.

    The house was spotless as usually and has everything you require.Doggy shower is great for mucky paws.We will definitely be back again and highly recommend this lovely house.

    - James, May 2024

    Hello and thank you for your lovely review! It appears that you love Keswick and in particular, Friar's Roost, as much as we do! We warmly look forward to welcoming you back for your 4th stay! Property Owner


  • Three bedrooms: one double, one king-size with en-suite shower room and one twin
  • A family bathroom with feature rolltop bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Sitting room, Dining room, Kitchen Utility room with dog shower
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas fire
  • Smart TV
  • Cooker with five ring gas hob
  • Electric double oven Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Boot room
  • Bike storage
  • Dog shower patio and garden
  • Private parking for one car (additional free on-street parking)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Five minutes-walk to shop and pub
  • Travel Cot & High Chair provided.

The property

The front door opens to this warmly welcoming home. The spacious comfortable sitting room is presented with contemporary leather sofas arranged around the feature Lakeland stone fireplace place with a real flame gas fire. The hallway extends to a cosy reading and seating area with WiFi and games chest. The dining room is bright and attractive leading into the open kitchen, with views through to the patio area and small garden. The great layout of the living accommodation makes this a very social house with plenty of space to relax and socialise. The beautiful, well-equipped kitchen has a range of appliances and is light and airy. To the rear of the property is a bespoke boot room with utility area, coat storage, WC and dog shower facility, ideal after returning from a muddy walk on the fells. There are three well-appointed bedrooms which are attractive and comfortable. The master has a window seat to relax on whilst admiring the views across to Latrigg. It has a king size bed and a contemporary en-suite shower room. Additionally, there are two further attractive bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds. The superb family bathroom with feature roll top bath and luxurious freestanding shower will help you to unwind after a day exploring the beautiful Lake District. Outside there is a small garden with patio area to the side of the property, which leads to a bike storage shed. The cottage benefits from one private parking space with additional free on street parking. Just a five-minute walk from Friar's Roost is the famous market square which holds weekly fresh produce and craft markets. There are numerous places to eat and drink, catering for informal pub lunches to fine dining. Browse the independent shops, visit the Keswick Museum or the local 100-year-old cinema. Enjoy an evening at the Theatre by the Lake or take a stroll through Keswick's beautiful parks. A walk along to Friar's Crag provides breathtaking views of Derwentwater, where you can cruise the lake whilst watching the sun go down. There are plenty of walk from the doorstep including Walla Crag, Ashness Bridge and the Keswick Stone Circle. You could easily park the car for the duration of your stay and have plenty to see and do without driving anywhere. If you wish to explore further afield, there are many more beautiful places, Aira Force Waterfall, Buttermere and Crummock Water, Children's trails and mountain bike routes at Grizedale Forest, Climbing routes underground slate mines and picturesque villages.

Up to Two small dogs are welcome at Friar's Roost. Please ensure dog's are kept downstairs at all times.

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.

This property only allows Friday or Monday changeover days. Please bear this in mind when bookings are being made.
This property has a 3 night minimum stay. Please bear this in mind upon booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute