Keswick Cottages Sleeping 2 – 4

From rustic barn conversions in hilltop hamlets, to sophisticated apartments in the centre of town, your dream cottage is waiting for you in our diverse […]

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From rustic barn conversions in hilltop hamlets, to sophisticated apartments in the centre of town, your dream cottage is waiting for you in our diverse collection of properties. You may be searching for a cottage in Keswick that sleeps 2-4 that is packed with period charm, an open fire and undisturbed views across the surrounding countryside. You may prefer a more contemporary retreat for your loved one of family; choose one of Keswick’s iconic Victorian slate terraces or a luxury apartment with a state-of-the-art kitchen. All of our properties are tastefully refurbished and finished to an exceptional standard with unique touches that allow you to quickly settle into your home from home.

Nestled in the Borrowdale Valley against the breathtaking backdrop of the Skiddaw range, Keswick is a quaint market town with a lot to offer.
As the hub of the Northern Lakes, a getaway in Keswick puts you within easy reach of some of the national park’s most stunning scenery and some of Cumbria’s biggest attractions. Whether it is soaking up spectacular panoramas across Derwentwater and its shoreline mountains, hiking Wainwright’s Northern Fells, or spotting ospreys at Bassenthwaite, the landscape surrounding Keswick provides a wealth of outdoor experiences to enjoy.

When you have had your fill of adventures in the fresh air, visit the heart of Keswick: Market Square. This pedestrianised area is home to Keswick’s 700-year-old market and the surrounding streets are lined with charming independent retailers and delightful eateries.

Close to town, you can take a trip to the Lake District Wildlife Park, catch a waterfront performance at Theatre by the Lake and revel in the megalithic magnificence of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Self-Catering near Keswick

Choosing from our Many of Lakelovers properties have gorgeous gardens or sun-trap courtyards where you can enjoy the summer months and entertain friends al-fresco. Most cottages enjoy magnificent views across the Borrowdale Valley. Many of our properties are pet-friendly and Keswick is a particularly dog friendly holiday destination, meaning that your pooch can come along too (just look out for the dog-friendly symbol when browsing our website).
What all of our accommodation has in common is quality. All of our Keswick cottages are VisitEngland graded 3-5 stars so that you are guaranteed comfort of the highest degree during your stay with us in the Lake District.

A Little of Keswick’s History

Keswick’s recorded history dates back to middle ages, but the Stone Age settlement at Castlerigg tells us communities have been living around the town for some 4000 years. It is not known what this prehistoric site was originally intended for, but if you’re booking a Keswick grew in prosperity during the reign of Elizabeth I, who was keen to draw on the town’s natural resources to strengthen her warships. For years, the area was mined for its considerable deposits of copper, its slate, and most notably, its graphite. The latter was purportedly discovered by a shepherd in Seathwaite and led to the manufacture of what residents claim was the world’s first pencil. Visit the Cumberland Pencil Museum just off the A66 to learn about the history of pencil making from its ‘sheepish’ beginnings to present day.
Keswick was a popular spot with romantic Lake Poets Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey and together they catalogued the beauty of the Borrowdale Valley for readers across the world.

Getting There

Arriving at your Keswick cottage by car is easy; the town is situated just 20 minutes from Junction 40 of the M6. The Lake District is well connected to London and Glasgow by the West Coast mainline and, with stations in the nearby towns of Penrith and Carlisle, you will have no trouble getting to Keswick on the train. You can hire an eco-friendly car from Penrith Station at the UK’s only independently-owned Car Club, or you could hop on a bus which gets you into town in 40 minutes.
Once you have reached your cottage, For the more adventurous among us, Keswick is included on the Coast to Coast Cycle Route. It may be time to don your lycra and join in, as the town is the most popular stop of the trip.

Out and About

The market town enjoys one of the Lake District’s most idyllic settings, and there’s plenty of exploring to be done on the doorstep of your Keswick cottage. The Borrowdale Valley is quintessentially Lake District. The landscape around Keswick is studded with lakes and there are 6 for you to enjoy: Derwentwater, Buttermere, Crummock, Loweswater, Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite Lake (the only ‘lake’ in the Lake District).

Derwentwater is sublime. Just a short stroll from the town centre, the 8 miles around the lake make a serene walk; the peak of Cat Bells rises dramatically from the shore. The view from Friar’s Crag to the east of the lake was described by Ruskin as one of the most beautiful scenes in Europe.
Keswick is home to some of the Lake District’s best loved walks: from the gentler slopes of Cat Bells to the rugged crags of Blencathra, you will easily find a route to suit you. For thrill-seekers, Keswick is an ideal location for outdoor adventures; the area boasts some of the best climbing routes in the country and Keswick’s dramatic landscape means mountain-biking off-road here can be a white-knuckle ride. For a more peaceful experience, cycling around the country lanes offers equally amazing views.
The Lake District Wildlife Park, situated a ten-minute drive from Keswick, makes an excellent day out for all the family. From zebras to gibbons, the park is home to over 100 species of animals who are free to roam in the 24-acre parkland. Your heart will be melted by a visit to the micro piglets.

Or you can explore Keswick’s bustling centre. Shopping is enjoyable and diverse in Keswick; it is charming to see that the town has avoided the influx of big commercial retailers and offers many independent stores to choose from. Peruse the artisan gift shops and craft bakeries, browse the twice-weekly 700-year-old market and take a trip to one of the town’s art galleries.
For evening entertainment, the Alhambra Cinema is among the oldest in Britain and its charming theatre-style décor makes it a lovely place to catch a film. Equally enchanting is the Theatre by the Lake, which enjoys a magnificent setting just a short stroll from Derwentwater. The theatre, which has two stages, hosts a variety of festivals and productions year-round.

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining

There’s no shortage of delicious food in Keswick. Market Square is lined with pleasant cafes and traditional bakeries, and a number of homely gastropubs, fish and chip shops and excellent restaurants sit around the town. With so much to try, it is a good job that a day in the fresh country air will work up an appetite.
Nestled on the shores of Derwentwater, The Chalet Tea Rooms is a lovely eatery in a picturesque location. The Austrian breakfast is very popular, as is their hearty soup and deep-filled toasties, which have been warming up ramblers on a pit-stop from Cat Bells hikes for years. Muddy paws are welcome too.
If you are in the mood for pub grub, there is an array of cosy pubs with great food to choose from. With its oak beams and flag stone floors, The Dog and Gun is very popular with walkers and climbers and is renowned for its Goulash.

For something a little fancier, enjoy fine dining at the Bistro at the Distillery in Bassenthwaite where chefs use local Lakes produce to create exceptional, honest food. The wine list is extensive too, and the restaurant boasts a range of signature cocktails.

Keswick is the ideal location to explore the quiet and picturesque north Lake District with a loved one, family or friends. However, Beatrix Potter fans may want to check out our Hawkshead holiday cottages. Families looking for a holiday packed with Lake District attractions should browse our Windermere Cottages. Ambleside is thought of as the heart of the Lake District and Great Langdale is a walker and climbers paradise. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it with a Lakelovers Lake District holiday.

Keswick Cottages Sleeping 2 – 4

From rustic barn conversions in hilltop hamlets, to sophisticated apartments in the centre of town, your dream cottage is waiting for you in our diverse collection of properties. You may be searching for a cottage in Keswick that sleeps 2-4 that is packed with period charm, an open fire and undisturbed views across the surrounding countryside. You may prefer a more contemporary retreat for your loved one of family; choose one of Keswick’s iconic Victorian slate terraces or a luxury apartment with a state-of-the-art kitchen. All of our properties are tastefully refurbished and finished to an exceptional standard with unique touches that allow you to quickly settle into your home from home.

Nestled in the Borrowdale Valley against the breathtaking backdrop of the Skiddaw range, Keswick is a quaint market town with a lot to offer.
As the hub of the Northern Lakes, a getaway in Keswick puts you within easy reach of some of the national park’s most stunning scenery and some of Cumbria’s biggest attractions. Whether it is soaking up spectacular panoramas across Derwentwater and its shoreline mountains, hiking Wainwright’s Northern Fells, or spotting ospreys at Bassenthwaite, the landscape surrounding Keswick provides a wealth of outdoor experiences to enjoy.

When you have had your fill of adventures in the fresh air, visit the heart of Keswick: Market Square. This pedestrianised area is home to Keswick’s 700-year-old market and the surrounding streets are lined with charming independent retailers and delightful eateries.

Close to town, you can take a trip to the Lake District Wildlife Park, catch a waterfront performance at Theatre by the Lake and revel in the megalithic magnificence of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Self-Catering near Keswick

Choosing from our Many of Lakelovers properties have gorgeous gardens or sun-trap courtyards where you can enjoy the summer months and entertain friends al-fresco. Most cottages enjoy magnificent views across the Borrowdale Valley. Many of our properties are pet-friendly and Keswick is a particularly dog friendly holiday destination, meaning that your pooch can come along too (just look out for the dog-friendly symbol when browsing our website).
What all of our accommodation has in common is quality. All of our Keswick cottages are VisitEngland graded 3-5 stars so that you are guaranteed comfort of the highest degree during your stay with us in the Lake District.

A Little of Keswick’s History

Keswick’s recorded history dates back to middle ages, but the Stone Age settlement at Castlerigg tells us communities have been living around the town for some 4000 years. It is not known what this prehistoric site was originally intended for, but if you’re booking a Keswick grew in prosperity during the reign of Elizabeth I, who was keen to draw on the town’s natural resources to strengthen her warships. For years, the area was mined for its considerable deposits of copper, its slate, and most notably, its graphite. The latter was purportedly discovered by a shepherd in Seathwaite and led to the manufacture of what residents claim was the world’s first pencil. Visit the Cumberland Pencil Museum just off the A66 to learn about the history of pencil making from its ‘sheepish’ beginnings to present day.
Keswick was a popular spot with romantic Lake Poets Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey and together they catalogued the beauty of the Borrowdale Valley for readers across the world.

Getting There

Arriving at your Keswick cottage by car is easy; the town is situated just 20 minutes from Junction 40 of the M6. The Lake District is well connected to London and Glasgow by the West Coast mainline and, with stations in the nearby towns of Penrith and Carlisle, you will have no trouble getting to Keswick on the train. You can hire an eco-friendly car from Penrith Station at the UK’s only independently-owned Car Club, or you could hop on a bus which gets you into town in 40 minutes.
Once you have reached your cottage, For the more adventurous among us, Keswick is included on the Coast to Coast Cycle Route. It may be time to don your lycra and join in, as the town is the most popular stop of the trip.

Out and About

The market town enjoys one of the Lake District’s most idyllic settings, and there’s plenty of exploring to be done on the doorstep of your Keswick cottage. The Borrowdale Valley is quintessentially Lake District. The landscape around Keswick is studded with lakes and there are 6 for you to enjoy: Derwentwater, Buttermere, Crummock, Loweswater, Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite Lake (the only ‘lake’ in the Lake District).

Derwentwater is sublime. Just a short stroll from the town centre, the 8 miles around the lake make a serene walk; the peak of Cat Bells rises dramatically from the shore. The view from Friar’s Crag to the east of the lake was described by Ruskin as one of the most beautiful scenes in Europe.
Keswick is home to some of the Lake District’s best loved walks: from the gentler slopes of Cat Bells to the rugged crags of Blencathra, you will easily find a route to suit you. For thrill-seekers, Keswick is an ideal location for outdoor adventures; the area boasts some of the best climbing routes in the country and Keswick’s dramatic landscape means mountain-biking off-road here can be a white-knuckle ride. For a more peaceful experience, cycling around the country lanes offers equally amazing views.
The Lake District Wildlife Park, situated a ten-minute drive from Keswick, makes an excellent day out for all the family. From zebras to gibbons, the park is home to over 100 species of animals who are free to roam in the 24-acre parkland. Your heart will be melted by a visit to the micro piglets.

Or you can explore Keswick’s bustling centre. Shopping is enjoyable and diverse in Keswick; it is charming to see that the town has avoided the influx of big commercial retailers and offers many independent stores to choose from. Peruse the artisan gift shops and craft bakeries, browse the twice-weekly 700-year-old market and take a trip to one of the town’s art galleries.
For evening entertainment, the Alhambra Cinema is among the oldest in Britain and its charming theatre-style décor makes it a lovely place to catch a film. Equally enchanting is the Theatre by the Lake, which enjoys a magnificent setting just a short stroll from Derwentwater. The theatre, which has two stages, hosts a variety of festivals and productions year-round.

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining

There’s no shortage of delicious food in Keswick. Market Square is lined with pleasant cafes and traditional bakeries, and a number of homely gastropubs, fish and chip shops and excellent restaurants sit around the town. With so much to try, it is a good job that a day in the fresh country air will work up an appetite.
Nestled on the shores of Derwentwater, The Chalet Tea Rooms is a lovely eatery in a picturesque location. The Austrian breakfast is very popular, as is their hearty soup and deep-filled toasties, which have been warming up ramblers on a pit-stop from Cat Bells hikes for years. Muddy paws are welcome too.
If you are in the mood for pub grub, there is an array of cosy pubs with great food to choose from. With its oak beams and flag stone floors, The Dog and Gun is very popular with walkers and climbers and is renowned for its Goulash.

For something a little fancier, enjoy fine dining at the Bistro at the Distillery in Bassenthwaite where chefs use local Lakes produce to create exceptional, honest food. The wine list is extensive too, and the restaurant boasts a range of signature cocktails.

Keswick is the ideal location to explore the quiet and picturesque north Lake District with a loved one, family or friends. However, Beatrix Potter fans may want to check out our Hawkshead holiday cottages. Families looking for a holiday packed with Lake District attractions should browse our Windermere Cottages. Ambleside is thought of as the heart of the Lake District and Great Langdale is a walker and climbers paradise. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it with a Lakelovers Lake District holiday.

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