Resting in the quaint market town of Keswick is this remarkable three-storey holiday home, The Deekabout. Boasting a homely and welcoming setting, The Deekabout offers an idyllic base for your next family retreat to The Lake District.
Step over the threshold and be welcomed into the charming Victorian hallway, beautifully decorated with eye-catching encaustic tiles, offering the perfect space to kick off your muddy walking boots before venturing further into the lovely dwelling. Continue through to the open-plan living/dining space, featuring a contemporary yet traditional décor, with a modern light and airy interior complimented by an exposed stone feature fireplace, offering a delightful home-from-home ambiance, inviting you to put your feet up and let the television do the entertaining after an action-packed day. Prepare a heart-warming meal for the group in the neighbouring kitchen, amply-equipped with all of the necessary amenities, and choose to serve up your culinary delights at the sociable dining table or share a moment of peace with your loved one at the intimate breakfast bar. If you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, take your experience outdoors with a spot of alfresco dining in the peaceful setting of the private courtyard at the rear of the property before heading back inside to retire for the evening.
Climbing the stairs, prepare for bed in the contemporary family bathroom, fit with both a bath and a shower, giving guests the choice between indulging in a luxurious soak amongst the bubbles or washing away the day with a quick rinse, before resting your head in one of the two thoughtfully laid out bedrooms, a king-size and a double. Set on the second-floor, you'll find a further modern bathroom alongside a king-size and a twin room, where you can wake up as the sun rises over the fells in the distance and floods the room with natural light.
Set off on foot and explore your surroundings, venturing into the heart of Keswick for a fun-filled day at the unusual amusement attraction of Puzzling Place, housing quirky optical illusion exhibits, discover the fascinating history of pencil manufacturing at Derwent Pencil Museum or soak in the views as you enjoy spot of live entertainment at the Theatre By The Lake. Avid outdoor adventurers can partake in a thrilling session of Ghyll Scrambling or Lazy Tubing with Keswick Extreme, or if you'd prefer to stay on land, lace up your walking boots and explore the delights of the Lake District National Park, decorated in ribbon lakes, rugged fells and quaint market towns, and tackle the challenging climb to the top of Scafell Pike or Helvellyn, boasting breath-taking panoramic views across the stunning countryside of the remarkable National Park from their summits. Whether you're looking to unwind or go on an adventure, choose The Deekabout as your base.
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.