Skiddaw 13 is an exceptional holiday accommodation, perfectly placed for enjoying the bustling town of Keswick and the surrounding area of the Lake District National Park and beyond. Built from of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, this Scandinavian-style lodge enjoys a reverse-level interior and is well-equipped for a family seeking a place to call home as they enjoy the myriad of things to see and do here. Relax into your evening within the heart of the home, the first-floor open-plan living room, which benefits from natural light pouring into the space from the picture windows, which also provide stunning views over the treetops. Open up the doors to discover a large balcony area, where meals can be enjoyed in the summer months, whilst during the winter months, a more formal dining arrangement can be found indoors, making this a sociable hub. Each meal can be prepared within the excellent kitchen area for when you do not feel like heading out to sample the local pubs and restaurants. Once the evening draws to a close, catch your rest in one of the two bedrooms on the ground floor, comprising of a master bedroom with a king-size bed, TV and en-suite shower room, as well as a twin bedroom, which has use of a family bathroom, the perfect set up for a small family. For when you do feel like heading out for the evening, be spoilt for choice by the superb selection of fine dining eateries and pubs that are just a mere stone's throw away. During the day, be sure to make some time to explore the fine selection of shops, as well as a the twice-weekly, award-winning market for tasting local produce and delicacies. From the doorstep of the lodge, find a network of paths that are awaiting to be walked, including hiking up Skiddaw or Blencathra, or the more leisurely option of strolling along the River Greta and along the waters of Derwentwater. For a different way to experience the waters, hop on board one of the regular Derwentwater cruises before making a stop off at the at Derwent Island House run by the National Trust. Other things to do within the area include the historical landmark of Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Honister Slate Mines and the Whinlatter Forest, which is great for enjoying on two-wheels. At the end of each exciting day, return to Skiddaw 13 to unwind.
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.