Keswick Cottages Sleeping 6-8

Cottages in Keswick Sleeps 6-8

Self-Catering cottages in Keswick, sleeps 6 to 8 people

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. Stylish interiors and contemporary finishes are

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Farrier House Keswick
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Just a short walk from the shores of Derwentwater, in the village of Portinscale and less than a ten minute drive from the popular market town of Keswick, Farrier House is a beautiful boutique residence that oozes quality from the moment you step through the door. The owners have lovingly created a stunning property, with great attention to detail and a wonderful collection of Lakeland artwork and that offers fantastic accommodation ideal for family or friends whatever the time of year.

Available From£520
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £445 to £401
Scalegill House Keswick
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located on the site of a building dating back to the 14th Century Scalegill House, close to Lake Bassenthwaite, is s a traditional Lakeland longhouse with incredible history. The remnants of Roman forts can be found on the surrounding hills and with views to Skiddaw it is well positioned for exploring right from the door. Keswick, Cockermouth and Carlisle are all within 15 miles providing some great day trips out and several great pubs are only a short drive away including the Castle Inn which has an excellent reputation for great food.

Available From£445
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Thirty Blencathra Street is a traditional Victorian terrace located only a stone's throw from the bustling streets of Keswick's town centre. Renovated to a very high standard, the owners attention to detail and quality is evident throughout, and it makes the perfect base for getaways with family and friends. With easy access to the great outdoors and many walks and bike rides available from the front door, it is only a few minutes' walk from the town's excellent bars, cafés and restaurants.

Available From£725
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £765 to £689
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed

Situated just off the market square in the centre of the popular market town of Keswick and only a few minutes' walk from the shores of Derwentwater, Lake Road Apartment is ideally situated to enjoy this popular town with a great selection of bars and restaurants in addition to its award winning twice weekly market and excellent theatre but it is also ideal for getting out and about on land or water to explore the stunning scenery of the neighbouring Borrowdale Valley, the lake and the high fells that surround the town.

Available From£765
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Home Farm House Ullswater
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Home Farm House is a lovingly restored 19th century building set in the beautiful countryside of the north east Lake District just a few minutes' drive north of the shores of Ullswater. It was once a working farm but now has been converted into a charming holiday retreat. With an eye to detail and quality, the owner has created a highly desirable and luxurious holiday home that is now available for you to enjoy and to form the basis of many happy and fond holiday memories.

Available From£625
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £725 to £616
Bowderstone Keswick
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located close to the centre of the bustling market town of Keswick, in the heart of the Lake District, Bowderstone is a much loved family home that has been beautifully finished to offer quality accommodation, with beautiful roof tops views to the mountains and a secluded patio all just a few minutes' walk from all the town's amenities.

Available From£725
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £525 to £420
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This idyllic Lakeland cottage, created from an original barn, occupies this picture postcard setting within the sleepy hamlet of Grange in Borrowdale, surrounded by magnificent scenery and mountains including Grange Fell itself and only a short drive alongside the lake into ever popular Keswick town centre.

Available From£525
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £495 to £447
Crandy Nook Keswick
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Crandy Nook is set over three floors above a coffee shop in the heart of the market town of Keswick, but what is best of all is that the top floor living room and kitchen lifts you high above the roof tops and offer the most superb views from Skiddaw and Latrigg to Whinlatter Forest to the north and Helvellyn, Walla Crag and Scafell to the south.

Available From£495
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 1 car

Whitbarrow Village is located a short distance from Ullswater and Keswick and this self-contained holiday village offers quality accommodation, in an excellent location, with excellent facilities including swimming pool, gym, adventure play area, crazy golf, 9 hole putting green, residents bar and an a la carte restaurant.

Available From£495
Special Offer
Noble Cottage Keswick
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located in one of the most sought after locations in Keswick, close to the Market Square, Noble Cottage is a traditional Victorian Lakeland slate terrace house which has been refurbished to a high standard whilst retaining so much of its period charm.

Available From£495
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £450 to £405
Baystones Keswick
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Situated in the heart of the market town of Keswick, just a minutes' walk from the market square, Baystones is a fully refurbished and modernised property set over three floors above the Lakelovers office. The owners have worked hard to give this property a real home from home feel, retained much of the property's character whilst bring it bang up to date with quality furnishings, smart bathrooms and a contemporary kitchen.

Available From£450
Special Offer
The Great Barn Ullswater
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

The Great Barn exudes five star luxury and overlooks the serene waters of Ullswater in the Lake District National Park, arguably boasting some of the most enviable vistas imaginable anywhere in the world. This quintessential 17th century converted barn, has seductively leapt into the 21st century with true flair and sophistication, providing outstanding quality and luxury.

Available From£3995
Special Offer
Fox Hollow Ullswater
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Beautifully refurbished to a very high standard, this traditional, detached, stone built cottage is well appointed and has been beautifully finished by its current owner, an interior designer, who has set out to create a high quality retreat, with an emphasis on comfort using bespoke soft furnishings, that is suitable for couples, families or groups of friends.

Available From£695

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Keswick Cottages Sleeping 6-8

Cottages in Keswick Sleeps 6-8

Self-Catering cottages in Keswick, sleeps 6 to 8 people

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. Stylish interiors and contemporary finishes are