Dating back to the mid 1700’s Woolstore Cottage is one of the oldest buildings in Keswick and though originally built as a dwelling, for nearly 200 years this small cottage would have received the wool from the surrounding farms before it was spun, dyed and woven into cloth. Today we are pleased to be able to offer this delightful cottage as a lovely Lakeland retreat just a few minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Keswick Market Square.
The cottage is spread over three floors with cosy and welcoming living accommodation on the ground floor including a relaxing sitting area, kitchen and dinning area. On the upper two floors are the two bedrooms each with ensuite facilities. To the front of the cottage is a pretty south facing patio are and private parking for one car.
Just a few minutes walk from the cottage and you will find yourself in the heart of the popular market town of Keswick with its award winning twice weekly market, a great selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops and of course all the local shops you could need. For those wanting to explore further afield the Woolstore Cottage is a great base from which to explore the Lake District by car, bike or on foot and with lots of local walks to choose from and all the amenities just a minute or two from the cottage many visitors never use the car at all during their stay!
Accommodation in detail.
The front door opens to a spacious hallway with underfloor heating and plenty of space for coats and boots and a cloakroom with wc. A door leads to the open plan living accommodation. Comfortable sofas are arranged around the coffee table and TV and the latticed window offers a view to the patio. Relax over dinner at the family dining table and the fitted kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances and everything you could need during your stay.
Stairs to climb to the upper two floors and the bedrooms. On the first floor is a pretty twin-bedded room with traditional oak beams, antique feature fireplace and an ensuite shower room with shower, basin and WC. On the top floor the master bedroom is presented with a welcoming king size bed and once again the history of the cottage can clearly be seen in the exposed beams, wooden floor and antique fire place. The bedroom is complimented by an ensuite bathroom with bath, separate walk in shower, basin and WC.
To the front of the cottage there is a pretty south facing patio with bistro garden furniture – ideal for a morning coffee or a G&T in the evening! Private parking for one car is available to the front of the cottage with additional in street parking available nearby.
Please note that the owners stay at the property occasionally and they bring their dog.
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 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.