Keswick 6.5 miles. Thwaite How is a charming, three-bedroom house, nestled in the picturesque Lake District National Park in Rosthwaite, near Keswick, Cumbria.
A perfect, pet-friendly retreat for families, friends or couples looking for a relaxing getaway. Thwaite How features an enclosed garden, open fire, and a stunning location amidst the countryside delights of the Lake District National Park.
Greeted by the beautiful landscapes of the Lake District, make your way to Thwaite How and take a moment to appreciate the fresh country air. From the cottage the view of Castle Crag and the surrounding fells is breath-taking, the crags, rivers and ancient woodlands, all blending into an area of picturesque beauty and tranquillity.
Step into your home-from-home, to be impressed by the well-equipped kitchen, hosting all the essentials required to rustle up delicious feasts, ready to be enjoyed in the dining room or alfresco. Relax each evening in the comfortable sitting room, in front of the open fire. When sleep calls, head upstairs to discover three well presented bedrooms, comprising of two doubles and a bunk, where you can unwind after a long day; the bathroom also provides the welcome asset of a bath, so you can soak your tired legs and complete your nightly routine with ease.
In the morning be sure to explore the local area. For keen walkers the peaks of Great Gable, Scafell Pike, Pillar, Bowfell and many other high mountains are very accessible. Numerous valley and riverside walks can be undertaken from the cottage, without using a car. The lower hill walk to the picturesque hamlet of Watendlath, with its pretty tarn and café selling home made produce, is especially recommended.
Take the 20 minute drive over Honister Pass to Buttermere and you will discover another valley to explore. You can enjoy the scenic walk right round the beautiful lake, with welcome refreshments available in the cafes and restaurants in Buttermere Village. Take the short walk down to peaceful Crummock Water for further magnificent views. For the adventurous a visit to the Honister Slate Mine is a must. Descend into the deep caverns of this working mine or climb the high cable bridges for an exhilarating experience.
Enjoy a ride on the Keswick Launch, for a round trip on Derwentwater, where you can stop off to walk along the lakeside or make the climb up to Catbells to enjoy views of the Lake. Visit Whinlatter Forest Park, to sample a wide range of outdoor activities, from mountain bike trails to ‘Go-Ape’ tree top adventures. In the summer the forest hosts nesting ospreys; you may be lucky enough to see them in their natural habitat.
Head to Ullswater for a range of water-based activities, hike to the stunning Aira Force Waterfall or enjoy a lakeside stroll in Glenridding and Pooley Bridge, where you can explore the local shops and enjoy a meal in one of the pubs or restaurants.
Visit nearby Keswick, where you will find a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants. The town also has an excellent Theatre, a swimming pool, various museums and galleries, and hosts a popular street market selling local produce.
However you choose to spend your time while in the Lake District, Thwaite How is an ideal base to return to, relax and plan your next day’s activities.
About the location
Keswick 6.5 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.