Close to the centre of the popular town of Keswick and just one minute from the market square, The Cats Bield is a beautiful cottage that offers quality accommodation, in a handy location and makes the ideal base for getting out and about but also enjoying having everything you need on the doorstep. Within easy walk of all the local shops bars, restaurants and cafes and the twice weekly award winning market.
The owners, who are involved locally with the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs Association, have created a lovely cottage for those who enjoy the great outdoors. The Cats Bield (taking its name from the neighbouring Cat Bells that overlooks Keswick and Derwentwater), offers two bedrooms, one with ensuite, a smart lounge, kitchen dinner and on the top floor the owners have created a Climbers Loft, the ideal retreat to plan your next walk, climb or Lakeland adventure.
The shores of Derwentwater are just ten minutes' walk away and there is a fantastic selection of walks to choose from including gentle walks along the lake shore, walks to popular Ashness Bridge and Surprise view or the nearby Castlerigg Stone Circle or those seeking out the high fells will head to the summit of Latrigg and Skiddaw that dominate the town's skyline and mountain bikers will enjoy the award winning Altura Trails in Whinlatter Forest
Accommodation in detail
The Cats Bield is located in the north of the town centre, close to the old Cumberland pencil factory.
The front door opens to the hallway with coat hooks and boot racks. The cosy lounge offers a comfortable sofa, welcoming armchairs arranged around the coffee table and Smart HD TV.
To the rear of the cottage there is a spacious kitchen diner with fitted traditional oak style kitchen and which is very well equipped with all you could need including gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer and family dining table – just the spot for a hearty breakfast before a day on the fells or a dinner with family or friends. Beyond the kitchen there in a utility area with dishwasher and washer drier and the rear door leading to the rear yard and private parking space
On the first floor there are two bedrooms to choose from, the first, named Skiddaw, is a welcoming king size double with views across the roof top to the mountain that gives the room its name and that towers above the town this room is complemented by an ensuite shower room with basin and WC. The second bedroom, Causey Pike, can be presented either as a king size double or two 2'6” twin beds (please specify when booking). Off the landing there is a quality family bathroom with P-shaped bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Steep steps lead to the top floor where, in the eaves of the cottage, the owners have created the Climbers Loft, with relaxing sofas, a second TV but also a miscellany of all things Lakeland, from maps, guides, vintage climbing gear and local memorabilia – just the place to relax in an evening and to plan your next Lakeland adventure.
To the rear of the property there is a private parking space for one medium size car.
Keswick is one of the Lake District's most popular destinations. This friendly town hosts the very popular twice weekly market that has recently won the coveted “Best Outdoor Market” in the Great British Market Awards. The village also offers a fantastic array of shops offering everything from craft bakeries and local produce, antiques, crafts and much, much more.
If you are looking for somewhere to eat and drink, a week just won't be long enough to sample the great range of pubs, restaurants, bistros, cafes and wine bars! For a great evening out why not visit the 100 year old Alhambra offering first class cinema entertainment in traditional surroundings or enjoy an evening at “the most beautiful and friendly theatre in Britain”, the 400 seat Theatre By The Lake on the shores of Derwentwater.
Enjoy a cruise on Derwentwater, walk onto the fells; Cat Bells, Skiddaw, Coledale Horeshoe and Blencathra are all nearby, head underground at Honister Slate Mines, enjoy mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest.
For day trips throughout the Lake District, Ullswater is a short drive away offering lake cruises, great walking and the beautiful Aira Force Waterfall, Buttermere and Crummock Water offer sublime scenery. Ashness Bridge and Surprise View situated above the Borrowdale Valley should not be missed and perhaps even a cup of tea and homemade cake in the unspoilt village of Watendlath.
Terrace cottage dating back to 1800s
Excellent location close to Market Square
1 King size bedroom with ensuite shower room
1 king size or twin bedroom
Family Bathroom with bath with shower over
Full Gas central heating via Combi boiler
Lounge with comfy sofas
Smart HD TV
Second lounge/snug with additional TV
Contemporary kitchen / diner
Family dining table
Living flame gas stove
Private Parking for 1 medium cars
Up to 2 medium size dogs welcome