Situated not far from the market square in the centre of Keswick, Sunnybank Cottage has been carefully created by the current owners to offer high quality accommodation, in a great location and to make the most of the beautiful views across the rooftops to the mountains beyond of Catbells and Skiddaw. It is positioned in a quiet area of Keswick, a most sought-after Lake District town. A great cottage for couples, and just the perfect spot to get romantic!
Sunnybank Cottage is ideally placed to explore the great collection of shops, bars and restaurants. For those seeking more adventurous challenges Skiddaw or the Langdale Fells are all within easy reach, mountain biking fans will head to the nearby Whinlatter Forest and Derwentwater is within walking distance; ideal for wild swimming, canoeing or of course a romantic evening cruise!
Presented with two bedrooms, both en suite shower rooms of which one is a king and the other a twin. A smart dining / kitchen room, a bright and airy lounge and a great garden to relax in and soak up the sun, Sunny Bank is an excellent choice whatever the time of year.
The front door opens to a porch with space for coats and boots. Enter the bright and smart living room with comfortable sofas which are arranged around the central coffee table and feature wall with a Smart TV and electric flame effect fire and are built into the wall. A perfect space to relax with friends and family and enjoy a film or play board games.
Continue through to the smart kitchen/diner with French doors that open from here onto the patio with outdoor dining furniture making a lovely spot to sit and relax over a morning coffee or an evening cocktail whilst enjoying the views to the surrounding hills. The contemporary kitchen is equipped with quality appliances. You’ll find an Induction hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and a coffee machine. Everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay and to cook that hearty breakfast so set you up for the day ahead or to enjoy that family meal.
A utility area houses a washer/drier and a storage area. This leads into a downstairs cloakroom.
The two bedrooms are located on the first floor and the master bedroom has a TV. The first is presented with a comfortable king size bed and the second has twin beds. Both rooms have modern en suite shower rooms with wc, vanity unit with basin and demisting mirrors. The twin room has fantastic views across rooftops to Catbells and Skiddaw.
To the front of the property, there is parking for one car. To the rear is a patio area which faces south and is a real suntrap benefiting from sun throughout the day and long into the summer evenings. Furnished with outdoor dining furniture this is a lively place to relax on a summer’s afternoon over lunch, gins and fizz in the evening or freshly brewed coffee first thing in the morning. There is a lockable storage area for bikes and a built in BBQ.
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 town 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 Horeshoe and Blencathra are all nearby, head underground at Honister Slate Mines, 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. 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.