Skyfell is a beautifully presented, luxurious, Victorian, end of terrace house in the residential area of Keswick just a few minutes walk from the centre of the town and the bustling market square. The present owners have worked hard to present a superb property that offers comfortable and luxurious accommodation, whilst retaining both elegance of the Victorian age and a homely feel.
The house retains so many of the Victorian features of high ceilings, and tall windows and this, in turn, is complemented by a contemporary makeover to create a wonderful property that includes a welcoming lounge, smart kitchen/dinner, a choice of three bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room, and a stylish family bathroom.
Just a few minutes walk from Skyfell you will find yourself in the heart of the town with its great selection of local restaurants, bars and cafés, a wonderful selection of local shops and, of course, the award-winning twice weekly market. You are also a short walk from the shores of Derwentwater. Choose from a fantastic selection of walks including gentle rambles along the lakeshore or longer trails to popular Ashness Bridge and Surprise View or the nearby Castlerigg Stone Circle. Those seeking out the high fells can head to the summits of Latrigg and Skiddaw that dominate the towns skyline and mountain bikers will enjoy the award-winning Altura Trails in Whinlatter Forest.
Accommodation in detail
The front door opens to welcome you into the hallway which leads to the lounge, kitchen and stairs to the first floor.
Benefiting from its corner position the dual aspect lounge is beautifully presented with leather sofas and armchairs arranged around the log burning stove and Smart TV. To the rear of the house, the smart kitchen/dinner has a fully fitted shaker style kitchen with integrated appliances and quartz worktop. The kitchen is equipped with fridge/freezer, electric hob and oven, dishwasher and microwave and benefits from an excellent inventory of crockery, cutlery and kitchenware. Relax in the morning over breakfast, enjoy dinner in the evening with friends and family around the family dining table. From the kitchen, there is a handy pantry and beyond the kitchen, the utility room is equipped with washing machine and tumble drier and benefits from a d cloakroom WC and back door to the Patio and private parking area.
Stairs lead to the first floor and the choice of two beautifully furnished bedrooms, to the front of the house and again with a dual aspect the first bedroom is presented with a double bed and to the rear, the pretty second bedroom is presented with a comfortable king-size bed. These two bedrooms are complemented by the elegant family bathroom with feature twin sinks, bath with shower over and WC.
A further flight of stairs lead to the top floor where the final bedroom is located with its smart and modern ensuite shower room. Presented with twin beds this is a great bedroom suite that has been created at the top of the house however guested are advised that the headroom in this room is limited due to the eves of the house.
To the rear of the house, there is private parking for one car with additional, free, on-street parking usually to be found in close proximity to the house.
Keswick is one of the Lake District’s most popular destinations. This friendly town hosts the very popular twice weekly market that has recently won the coveted “Best Outdoor Market” in the Great British Market Awards. The village also offers a fantastic array of shops offering everything from craft bakeries and local produce, antiques, crafts and much, much more.
If you are looking for somewhere to eat and drink, a week just won’t be long enough to sample the great range of pubs, restaurants, bistros, cafes and wine bars! For a great evening out why not visit the 100-year-old Alhambra offering first class cinema entertainment in traditional surroundings or enjoy an evening at “the most beautiful and friendly theatre in Britain”, the 400-seat Theatre By The Lake on the shores of Derwentwater.
Enjoy a cruise on Derwentwater, walk onto the fells; Cat Bells, Skiddaw, Coledale Horseshoe and Blencathra are all nearby, head underground at Honister Slate Mines, or enjoy mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest.
For day trips throughout the Lake District, Ullswater is a short drive away offering lake cruises, great walking and the beautiful Aira Force Waterfall. Buttermere and Crummock Water offer sublime scenery a short distance away. Meanwhile, Ashness Bridge and Surprise View situated above the Borrowdale Valley should not be missed and perhaps even a cup of tea and homemade cake in the unspoilt village of Watendlath.
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.
Limited headroom in bedroom 3 in the eaves of the house