Keswick 3.4 miles. The tranquil Newlands Valley near Keswick, Cumbria, is home to this beautiful, detached three-story Victorian house, Swinside Lodge. This large holiday home accommodates up to 20 people in 10 bedrooms, with off-road parking for seven cars, a spacious garden, and three living rooms, and is the ideal location for extended family vacations and special celebrations. Inside, you'll find a classic hallway with a cloakroom and space to hang your boots and coats before settling into the spacious kitchen/diner. This inviting, sociable area features high-end appliances, crockery, and utensils, as well as unique, handcrafted oak furniture and a breakfast bar where you can unwind with a glass of wine. Serve hearty, home-cooked meals at the formal dining table, which has access to and views of the garden, where you can dine alfresco on summer evenings while toasting to your exquisite hideaway. The first of three sitting rooms is a formal lounge with a bay window, fell views, and a woodburning fireplace; the second has a gas fire and Smart TV for amusement; and the third is a pleasant sitting room with another woodburning stove and Smart TV. If you're travelling with children, the first-floor games room, a cosy hideaway with a games console, armchairs, and bean bags, is guaranteed to please. A utility room and five en-suite bedrooms are located on the first floor, including a super-king-size, two king-size, a double, and a twin. Climbing the stairs again leads to five more en-suite bedrooms: two super-king-size, one double, and two twins, one of which is adorned with Beatrix Potter characters and is great for youngsters. If you can drag yourself away from your luxury refuge, there are numerous walks in Newlands Valley, as well as hikes up Grisedale Pike and Grasmoor, and waterports on the picturesque Derwentwater. Along with the Keswick Museum, Theatre By The Lake, and Castlerigg Stone Circle, the market town of Keswick has a plethora of shops, restaurants, and pubs. Further out, you can visit Ullswater, which is home to the famed Aira Force Waterfall, Grasmere, where you can see William Wordsworth's home, and Cockermouth, which is a bustling town. Bassenthwaite is close to the Lake District Wildlife Park, Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve, and panoramic views from the top of Skiddaw for further outdoor pleasures. Swinside Lodge is the ideal location for large family holidays in the Lake District.
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.