Keswick Cottages Sleeping 6 – 8

Keswick, just 20 minutes from the M6 puts you in a prime location for exploring not just the northern Lake District, but the central and […]

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Keswick, just 20 minutes from the M6 puts you in a prime location for exploring not just the northern Lake District, but the central and eastern fells and valleys too. Whether you’re planning a relaxing escape in your own private hideaway, enjoying excellent food, shopping and culture or if you’re seeking adventure and fresh air, then Keswick is the place. It is the capital of the north Lakes and has so much to offer whether you are a first timer or returning to this beautiful part of the England’s largest National Park.

Self-Catering near Keswick

Our holiday cottages are lovingly hand-picked to ensure you get the very best of a holiday in Keswick. They are all VisitEngland 3-5 star rated, and we offer the largest collection of luxury holiday cottages in the Lakes. Your home from home includes en suite bedrooms with TVs, wood burners, luxury bathrooms, cosy Arga’s and handy boot rooms and outside bike storage.

And of course we have properties in the most desirable locations in the Keswick area. From sleepy hamlets to sought-after central locations. Our Keswick cottages are a superb base for exploring the northern Lakes as well as staying local and enjoying this superb market town. We pride ourselves on having some of the most unique properties in the Lake District, hand-picked for their charm, impressive design and loving refurbishment and we look forward to sharing them with you.

Our sleeps 6-8 range includes large detached properties that are family friendly, with private parking, gardens and al fresco dining, WiFi, additional toilets and spacious bathrooms. You can enjoy light and airy barn conversions or contemporary sprawling open-plan apartments.

And of course, as Keswick is one of the most dog friendly holiday destinations in the UK, we have a superb collection holiday homes that welcome pooch too and what’s more dogs holiday for free with Lakelovers, even when you’re looking for a holiday cottage in Keswick that sleeps 6-8 people.

If it’s a resort you’re looking for, you don’t have to stick to the popular southern Lake District town of Windermere to find family holiday accommodation with swimming pool, play area, putting green, crazy golf and on-site restaurant, as we can offer this in our Keswick sleeps 6-8 holidays too.

Other extras included with our Keswick cottages are inclusive leisure club access and no charge for towels giving you extra packing space.

Keswick is an award-wining Lake District town itself and full of outstanding holiday activities and we have superb holiday cottages to match. If it is luxury you’re looking for, have a look at our VisitEngland Gold award Keswick cottages, where you can sit back and soak up enviable views of Skiddaw, right from your window.

A Little of Keswick’s History

Home to some 6 bodies of water, created from the meltwater from Ice Age glaciers, Keswick and the northern Lake District and really is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Lake District. Thanks to the slate rock of this area, the peaks in this area are rounded and take on a comforting ‘giant-like’ presence. This means most walking abilities can enjoy Keswick’s local giant, Skiddaw, which is one of the highest Lake District fells but also one of its most enjoyable walks. For keen climbers and walkers, the jagged volcanic rocks of the Central fells, including the Lake District’s highest, Scafell Pike as well as Helvellyn and the Langdale Pikes can be enjoyed when staying in the Keswick area.

Copper, slate and coal mining have played an important role in Keswick’s history and was largely responsible for a 100 year period of wealth in the area during the reign of Elizabeth I. In fact, Honister Slate Mine, which once employed over 100 people and is the UK’s only working mine and great to visit. Initially used to mark sheep, graphite was discovered in the Borrowdale Valley and a successful pencil industry in the Keswick area grew following the production of the world’s first ever pencils! Of course, there’s a superb Pencil Museum, which will add colour to most family holidays.

Keswick’s reputation as a tourist attraction grew in the 18th Century and is home to some of the most splendid residences in the country. 18th Century Derwent Island House, on Derwent Island, is the only inhabited island in the Lakes but is open to the public 5 days a year so you can catch a glimpse of one of the finest properties on the finest location.

Dalemain Mansion, off Ullswater, has been lived in by the current owner’s family since 1679 and includes many extravagant adaptations, including a Chinese Room with original 18th Century hand-painted wallpaper.

The Lingholm Estate, on the Western shore of Derwentwater, was built in the 19th Century as the weekend retreat of the Greenall brewing family, designed by the impressive Alfred Waterhouse, who was also responsible for the Natural History Museum in London. During the 1890’s a rather famous guest visited the estate, which was often let out as a holiday house – none other than creator of Peter Rabbit and friends, Beatrix Potter. This is beautifully understated house and gardens to visit.

In fact, evidence of communities in the area dates back 4000 years to the Stone Age settlement of Castlerigg Stone Circle, which is well worth a visit with a camera to catch the morning mist hanging over the stones, if you can.

The Earl of Derby had his home, Mirehouse, built in the 16th Century on Bassenthwaite Lake, to enjoy his Cumbrian Estates.

Other historical island inhabitants include the Earl of Derwentwater’s residence which once had a drawbridge to the shore, on Lords island and Saint Herbert’s island which was home to a 7th Century priest hermit.

Getting There

Ideally located for a break in the countrywide, the market town of Keswick is only 20 minutes from the M6 yet in less than an hour from your Keswick cottage you can be on top of Catbells drinking in breathtaking scenery. When staying in Keswick you can easily travel car free, leaving you to sample the local ales! The nearest train station is a 17 mile bus ride away in Penrith and the town is well serviced with local buses. The Stagecoach route 555 connects you with Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere and the views from the top of this often double decker are blissful.

If you’re not sheepish about your eco credentials then your group can hire two or three electric ‘Twizy’ cars during your stay in Keswick. The zero-carbon two-seaters have been painted with the famous Lake District Herdwick sheep and are stacks of fun.

If the eight miles walk around Derwentwater isn’t for your group, then a 50 minute round trip on the Keswick Launch is a perfect way for the all in your group the enjoy the scenery and rich wildlife of the Lake District’s third largest lake.

Out and About

For many, a holiday in the countryside is about taking time to enjoy cooking for family and friends. Keswick’s weekly farmers market, on most Thursdays, is a must and you’ll likely be jostling with local chef’s over the Morcambe Bay shrimps and best Herdwick Lamb cuts. Enjoy chatting to the producers and get recipe ideas and tips. Head back to your state of the art holiday cottage kitchen and enjoy your local produce.

Of course, what better way to work up an appetite than striding out to bag a Wainwright or rambling between secluded hamlets, through wooded trails and lakeside paths, idling away a summer day.

Appetites are sure to be high after scaling Skiddaw, which you can finish back in Keswick where you will be rewarded with a well-deserved pint of Yates at the dog friendly Dog & Gun, where dogs can choose from a menu of treats and chews. We’d recommend the homemade Hungarian goulash as you and your friends pour over an OS map, marking your day’s achievement.

Views from where some of the most famous and most photographed scenes of the Lake District can be enjoyed in the Keswick area too. Grab a fabulous group shot of your party on Ashness Bridge, south of Keswick, one of the most photographed bridges in the Lake District. Further down from Ashness Bridge, romantics within your group will be wowed by the panoramic scene from Surprise View, looking down across Derwentwater and Keswick, taking in Borrowdale and Bassenthwaite with Skiddaw in the background. Continuing to explore magnificent viewpoints the eastern side of Derwentwater, a hike up Walla Crag gives stunning views and includes the narrow Lady’s Rake, which is said to have been the risky route taken by the Countess of Derwentwater in her escape from Lord’s Island following the capture of her husband for his part in the Jacobite Rebellion.

Down on the lakeshore views from the prominentary at Friar’s Crag are special right through the day and the prehistoric stone circle at Castlerigg is mystical in early morning or dusk light.

Latrigg at 1.5 miles is a super family walk and its easy to see why Catbells is perhaps one of the most climbed fells in the Lake District. It’s modest summit of x is only 3 miles from Keswick centre and 1,480ft

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining

Fine dining options include Morrels which is one of Keswick’s premier restaurants serving a la carte menu, which is deliciously seasonal using local produce and enticing customers to return time and again to try new things.

Although you would need a car, Armathwaite Hall on the shores of Ullswater is worth a visit and the sumptuous spa is perfect for special occasions.

Afternoon Tea at Sharrowbay, which has welcomed famous faces such as , is a treat that will mark any special occasion.

Theatre by the Lake, on Derwentwater shore, is a destination attraction itself. If theatre isn’t for your holiday party, but some of your fancy checking out the state of the art building, try a spot of lunch of breakfast in the stylish café on the lakeshore.

For most a visit to the northern part of the Lake District would not be the same until you’ve willed some holiday hours away by a fire in a traditional Lakeland pub, of which Keswick has plenty where you’ll get a warm welcome and good local food and drink.

A spacious self-catering cottage in Keswick that sleeps 6-8 people gives you privacy and flexibility and with Lakelovers you’re guaranteed on luxury too.

Keswick Cottages Sleeping 6 – 8

Keswick, just 20 minutes from the M6 puts you in a prime location for exploring not just the northern Lake District, but the central and eastern fells and valleys too. Whether you’re planning a relaxing escape in your own private hideaway, enjoying excellent food, shopping and culture or if you’re seeking adventure and fresh air, then Keswick is the place. It is the capital of the north Lakes and has so much to offer whether you are a first timer or returning to this beautiful part of the England’s largest National Park.

Self-Catering near Keswick

Our holiday cottages are lovingly hand-picked to ensure you get the very best of a holiday in Keswick. They are all VisitEngland 3-5 star rated, and we offer the largest collection of luxury holiday cottages in the Lakes. Your home from home includes en suite bedrooms with TVs, wood burners, luxury bathrooms, cosy Arga’s and handy boot rooms and outside bike storage.

And of course we have properties in the most desirable locations in the Keswick area. From sleepy hamlets to sought-after central locations. Our Keswick cottages are a superb base for exploring the northern Lakes as well as staying local and enjoying this superb market town. We pride ourselves on having some of the most unique properties in the Lake District, hand-picked for their charm, impressive design and loving refurbishment and we look forward to sharing them with you.

Our sleeps 6-8 range includes large detached properties that are family friendly, with private parking, gardens and al fresco dining, WiFi, additional toilets and spacious bathrooms. You can enjoy light and airy barn conversions or contemporary sprawling open-plan apartments.

And of course, as Keswick is one of the most dog friendly holiday destinations in the UK, we have a superb collection holiday homes that welcome pooch too and what’s more dogs holiday for free with Lakelovers, even when you’re looking for a holiday cottage in Keswick that sleeps 6-8 people.

If it’s a resort you’re looking for, you don’t have to stick to the popular southern Lake District town of Windermere to find family holiday accommodation with swimming pool, play area, putting green, crazy golf and on-site restaurant, as we can offer this in our Keswick sleeps 6-8 holidays too.

Other extras included with our Keswick cottages are inclusive leisure club access and no charge for towels giving you extra packing space.

Keswick is an award-wining Lake District town itself and full of outstanding holiday activities and we have superb holiday cottages to match. If it is luxury you’re looking for, have a look at our VisitEngland Gold award Keswick cottages, where you can sit back and soak up enviable views of Skiddaw, right from your window.

A Little of Keswick’s History

Home to some 6 bodies of water, created from the meltwater from Ice Age glaciers, Keswick and the northern Lake District and really is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Lake District. Thanks to the slate rock of this area, the peaks in this area are rounded and take on a comforting ‘giant-like’ presence. This means most walking abilities can enjoy Keswick’s local giant, Skiddaw, which is one of the highest Lake District fells but also one of its most enjoyable walks. For keen climbers and walkers, the jagged volcanic rocks of the Central fells, including the Lake District’s highest, Scafell Pike as well as Helvellyn and the Langdale Pikes can be enjoyed when staying in the Keswick area.

Copper, slate and coal mining have played an important role in Keswick’s history and was largely responsible for a 100 year period of wealth in the area during the reign of Elizabeth I. In fact, Honister Slate Mine, which once employed over 100 people and is the UK’s only working mine and great to visit. Initially used to mark sheep, graphite was discovered in the Borrowdale Valley and a successful pencil industry in the Keswick area grew following the production of the world’s first ever pencils! Of course, there’s a superb Pencil Museum, which will add colour to most family holidays.

Keswick’s reputation as a tourist attraction grew in the 18th Century and is home to some of the most splendid residences in the country. 18th Century Derwent Island House, on Derwent Island, is the only inhabited island in the Lakes but is open to the public 5 days a year so you can catch a glimpse of one of the finest properties on the finest location.

Dalemain Mansion, off Ullswater, has been lived in by the current owner’s family since 1679 and includes many extravagant adaptations, including a Chinese Room with original 18th Century hand-painted wallpaper.

The Lingholm Estate, on the Western shore of Derwentwater, was built in the 19th Century as the weekend retreat of the Greenall brewing family, designed by the impressive Alfred Waterhouse, who was also responsible for the Natural History Museum in London. During the 1890’s a rather famous guest visited the estate, which was often let out as a holiday house – none other than creator of Peter Rabbit and friends, Beatrix Potter. This is beautifully understated house and gardens to visit.

In fact, evidence of communities in the area dates back 4000 years to the Stone Age settlement of Castlerigg Stone Circle, which is well worth a visit with a camera to catch the morning mist hanging over the stones, if you can.

The Earl of Derby had his home, Mirehouse, built in the 16th Century on Bassenthwaite Lake, to enjoy his Cumbrian Estates.

Other historical island inhabitants include the Earl of Derwentwater’s residence which once had a drawbridge to the shore, on Lords island and Saint Herbert’s island which was home to a 7th Century priest hermit.

Getting There

Ideally located for a break in the countrywide, the market town of Keswick is only 20 minutes from the M6 yet in less than an hour from your Keswick cottage you can be on top of Catbells drinking in breathtaking scenery. When staying in Keswick you can easily travel car free, leaving you to sample the local ales! The nearest train station is a 17 mile bus ride away in Penrith and the town is well serviced with local buses. The Stagecoach route 555 connects you with Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere and the views from the top of this often double decker are blissful.

If you’re not sheepish about your eco credentials then your group can hire two or three electric ‘Twizy’ cars during your stay in Keswick. The zero-carbon two-seaters have been painted with the famous Lake District Herdwick sheep and are stacks of fun.

If the eight miles walk around Derwentwater isn’t for your group, then a 50 minute round trip on the Keswick Launch is a perfect way for the all in your group the enjoy the scenery and rich wildlife of the Lake District’s third largest lake.

Out and About

For many, a holiday in the countryside is about taking time to enjoy cooking for family and friends. Keswick’s weekly farmers market, on most Thursdays, is a must and you’ll likely be jostling with local chef’s over the Morcambe Bay shrimps and best Herdwick Lamb cuts. Enjoy chatting to the producers and get recipe ideas and tips. Head back to your state of the art holiday cottage kitchen and enjoy your local produce.

Of course, what better way to work up an appetite than striding out to bag a Wainwright or rambling between secluded hamlets, through wooded trails and lakeside paths, idling away a summer day.

Appetites are sure to be high after scaling Skiddaw, which you can finish back in Keswick where you will be rewarded with a well-deserved pint of Yates at the dog friendly Dog & Gun, where dogs can choose from a menu of treats and chews. We’d recommend the homemade Hungarian goulash as you and your friends pour over an OS map, marking your day’s achievement.

Views from where some of the most famous and most photographed scenes of the Lake District can be enjoyed in the Keswick area too. Grab a fabulous group shot of your party on Ashness Bridge, south of Keswick, one of the most photographed bridges in the Lake District. Further down from Ashness Bridge, romantics within your group will be wowed by the panoramic scene from Surprise View, looking down across Derwentwater and Keswick, taking in Borrowdale and Bassenthwaite with Skiddaw in the background. Continuing to explore magnificent viewpoints the eastern side of Derwentwater, a hike up Walla Crag gives stunning views and includes the narrow Lady’s Rake, which is said to have been the risky route taken by the Countess of Derwentwater in her escape from Lord’s Island following the capture of her husband for his part in the Jacobite Rebellion.

Down on the lakeshore views from the prominentary at Friar’s Crag are special right through the day and the prehistoric stone circle at Castlerigg is mystical in early morning or dusk light.

Latrigg at 1.5 miles is a super family walk and its easy to see why Catbells is perhaps one of the most climbed fells in the Lake District. It’s modest summit of x is only 3 miles from Keswick centre and 1,480ft

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining

Fine dining options include Morrels which is one of Keswick’s premier restaurants serving a la carte menu, which is deliciously seasonal using local produce and enticing customers to return time and again to try new things.

Although you would need a car, Armathwaite Hall on the shores of Ullswater is worth a visit and the sumptuous spa is perfect for special occasions.

Afternoon Tea at Sharrowbay, which has welcomed famous faces such as , is a treat that will mark any special occasion.

Theatre by the Lake, on Derwentwater shore, is a destination attraction itself. If theatre isn’t for your holiday party, but some of your fancy checking out the state of the art building, try a spot of lunch of breakfast in the stylish café on the lakeshore.

For most a visit to the northern part of the Lake District would not be the same until you’ve willed some holiday hours away by a fire in a traditional Lakeland pub, of which Keswick has plenty where you’ll get a warm welcome and good local food and drink.

A spacious self-catering cottage in Keswick that sleeps 6-8 people gives you privacy and flexibility and with Lakelovers you’re guaranteed on luxury too.

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