Nestled on the outskirts of the popular market town of Keswick rests this delightful, white-washed holiday home, Fryston Cottage. Set across two levels and comfortably sleeping up to four guests, Fryston Cottage makes for a lovely base for a small family or group of friends looking to explore the delights of this picturesque region. Marvel at the quaint exterior of this lovely dwelling as you kick off your walking boots and make your way inside; be charmed by the traditional décor of the delightful open-plan living space, fit with wooden furnishings, and housing a rustic wooden dining table nestled alongside a well-equipped kitchen. Make use of the modern amenities provided, including a handy washing machine to freshen up your walking gear, and cook up a storm in the kitchen before gathering with your loved ones at the dining table to recount the days adventures as you indulge in your culinary delights. As the evening grows darker, retire to the snug sitting area adjoining the sociable space to enjoy a movie night enveloped in the warmth of the glow of the electric fire, or escape the excitement and take a leisurely seat on the bench nestled at the front of the cottage to soak in the peaceful setting of this charming abode. When sleep calls, climb the stairs to the first floor and choose between two bedrooms to rest your head, each thoughtfully nestled under the intimate setting of the exposed wooden beams, A Super King Room benefiting from access to its own en-suite bathroom and a Twin which has a zip link feature so can be set up as a Super King on request. Enjoy a leisurely wake-up before jumping in the shower situated in the spacious family shower room to kick-start your day with an invigorating rinse. Take the short stroll into the heart of Keswick where you'll find a fantastic selection of local amenities to assist with your self-catering needs; enjoy a spot of retail therapy with a browse at the high-street and independent stores that decorate the town or indulge in a bite to eat at one of the many eateries. There's plenty to see and do on your doorstep, with the quirky illusions on display at Puzzling Place, the local history on exhibition at Keswick Museum, along with a handful of stunning art galleries waiting to be explored; if you time it right, you might even catch a live performance at the Theatre By The Lake. Avid outdoor adventurers will be delighted by the plethora of thrilling activities available within easy reach, where you can tackle the waters at Derwentwater and partake in a session in paddle boarding or try your hand at white water tubing or ghyll scrambling at Keswick Extreme. If you'd prefer to stay on land, take on the tree-top adventure course at Go Ape Whinlatter, or for a more leisurely experience, enjoy a scenic stroll through the grounds of Wordsworth House, the former home of famed poet, Wordsworth, preserved by the National Trust. Get better acquainted with your surroundings and head off on foot to explore the varying terrains of the Lake District National Park, home to miles of rolling peaks, tranquil lakes and colourful open moorland; embark on a two-footed adventure and tackle the challenging climb to the summit of Scaffell Pike, the tallest mountain in England, boasting views as far as the mountains of Snowdonia. For an unforgettable experience, choose Fryston Cottage.
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.