Nestled just a stone's throw away from the charming town centre of Keswick is Skiddaw 16, a Scandinavian-style lodge, perfectly placed for enjoying the delights of this town and beyond. With its superb position within the National Park, renowned for its outdoor pursuits and pretty landscapes, this is a great find for families who are feeling active or simply want to soak up the beautiful scenery of the Lakes.
Maintained to a high standard and built from Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, Skiddaw 16 is a delight to call home and boasts all the essentials required for a self-catered stay. Head up to the first floor, where the open-plan living room offers a social hub for you all to gather and make memories, with an impressive picture window flooding natural light into the space, creating a tranquil aura. Snuggle up on the sofa and tune into the TV in the evenings, or if it is warm, head out onto the balcony to enjoy a glass of wine or two, whilst catching the final glimpses of sunshine. Head back indoors to find a well-equipped kitchen, where a range of quality appliances are sure to encourage a spot of home cooking that can be enjoyed at the formal dining table or alfresco on the balcony. Come evening, escape the excitement of the group and run yourself a bath to savour a moment of relaxation before retiring to one of the two bedrooms, comprising of a king-size bedroom with en-suite and a twin bedroom, an ideal set up for a family with younger children.
For the evenings where you do not feel like cooking, take a leisurely stroll into Keswick, where you will be spoilt for choice by the selection of pubs, restaurants, bistros, cafes and wine bars, so you are certain to find something to suit all tastes and budgets. Whilst here, be sure to make some time to explore the award-winning market and the cluster of wonderful shops, including craft bakeries, a butchers, and supermarkets, so that you can pick up all that you will need for your home-cooked dishes. Evening entertainment can be found at the 100-year-old Alhambra offering first-class cinema entertainment or there is the 400-seat Theatre by the Lake on the shores of Derwentwater, promising a quirky opportunity to enjoy a film.
During the daytime, you can enjoy one of the regular cruises on Derwentwater before visiting the 18th century National Trust owned Derwent Island House, a great opportunity to soak up the views and brush up on the local history. Afterwards, head underground to discover the Honister Slate Mines or pay a visit to the interesting Castlerigg Stone Circle. Those feeling active can head to the beautiful Whinlatter Forest on their mountain bikes to embark on a hike to the summit of Skiddaw – the 5th highest peak in the Lake. Slightly further afield is Ullswater, where you can enjoy a plethora of walks and visit the beautiful Aira Force Waterfall, or perhaps spend some time exploring the unspoilt village of Watendlath. Bring your loved ones to Skiddaw 16 to enjoy an unforgettable holiday.
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.