Found in a quiet spot just outside the centre of Keswick is a lovely collection of Scandinavian style properties, home to Skiddaw 17 which offers a fantastic base for four. Enjoy an exciting holiday full of adventures in the Lake District, or simply relish the peaceful scenery of this beloved national park, returning each day to the comfort and style of Skiddaw 17. Step into this modern dwelling and be welcomed onto the ground floor where you'll discover two bedrooms and a sparkling bathroom. Set down your things in your chosen sleeping spot, choosing from the lovely twin room or the elegant master king-size bedroom where a TV and an en-suite shower room enhance your stay further! For socialising and relaxing, head upstairs to the first-floor open-plan living space; unwind on the plush sofas, watch TV or get stuck in a book, or head out to the balcony for treetop views and a warm breeze in summer. Delight in alfresco dining on the balcony furniture, or gather around the dining area inside next to the well-stocked kitchen, complete with an electric oven and hob among the appliances along with a handy dishwasher too! Make your way into the centre of Keswick on foot to browse the local offering of shops and supermarkets for all your self-catering needs, with a market appearing twice a week too which brings with it a wonderful atmosphere. Indulge in afternoon treats in the local cafés and bistros, or head to the pub after an energetic walk for a well-deserved pint and some classic pub grub! Begin to explore the area with walking adventures up Skiddaw or Blencathra, soaking up the amazing views from the summits, or delight in strolls around the nearby lakes including Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite, with the latter being popular for those who like to be away from the crowds. Keswick is home to its own local museum and Derwent Pencil Museum, while nearby is an historic monument, Castlerigg Stone Circle, thought to be built in 3000BC. Get involved in some fun activities on Derwentwater, whether taking a relaxing cruise along the waters, hiring a boat to explore the bays, or booking a canoeing, kayaking or paddle-boarding session with a local organiser, there's plenty of ways to enjoy this gorgeous lake. Relish memorable moments with your loved ones in the Lakes from Skiddaw 17.
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.