Town House in Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Central Location 10 Second From High Street Quiet Location Easy Reach Of Walks And Bars
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We love the Lake District and Keswick in particular. The stunning beauty of the area is very very special. We have visited many places in the world but the Lake District is somewhere we have wanted to return to time and time again. The scenery is stunning, we have enjoyed exploring various walks and have progressed in difficulty in our walks starting with Latrigg, then Walla Crag and then last weekend we walked up Catbells. The views were breathtaking and we had a fantastic day despite falling in a puddle on the way down! We bought this house in December 2013 and spent the next 3 months refurbishing it. We are really pleased with the result and so are the guests who have visited the house to date. We hope that you will visit and enjoy both the house and the area as much as we do.
Jill purchased this House in 2012
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Great Location and Lovely place to stay
Only a couple of minutes flat walk to the centre of Keswick. This was perfect as we had young and older people in our party. Plenty of shops, a lovely park and nice coffee shops only minutes away for those not climbing mountains.
For those of us who walked cat bells on the Saturday morning only minutes to the lake and the boat across to the starting point.
House was a good size and comfortable rooms for dining and sitting downstairs. Nice patio and seating for afternoon sun
The owner Jill was always available if required and very helpful
Perfectly located comfortable house for a family break in Keswick
Nothing really to complain about, this was a spacious and comfortable house for a long weekend stay with family and friends. It's only 2 minutes walk from the centre of town, and is also conveniently close to supermarkets and take-aways. Parking can be a little challenging, but we have stayed in several houses and B&Bs in Keswick and this is no worse than others, you just have to accept that you can't always park outside the door, but you can usually find a space somewhere in the street. House was lovely and warm, the heating was very efficient. The kitchen was well equipped - we've got used to bringing a few things with us to rented houses, like large pans, baking trays and a decent sharp cooks knife, but didn't need to this time. Also nice to find ample crockery and cutlery and not needing to wash up up after every meal. The wi-fi also worked well, again not something we have found in all holiday homes.
The only thing lacking is a coat rack or some hooks in the hallway.
Thanks for the positive comments and the five star rating. It is indeed a great house and I like to equip it well for people to have enough plates etc to be able to have a set in the dishwasher and an extra set to use!
Hope to welcome you back in the future.
Very impressive property that had all of the facilities that it advertised
The property was very close to Keswick town centre which made it easier for parking up and getting around without the added burden of parking facilities.
The property itself was extremely comfortable for 8 people staying in it, with the rooms being large and roomy.
I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our house. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future.Regards
A large, yet cosy house - close to the centre of the gently bustling town of Keswick.
We parked on the road - which was easier than navigating the tight space round the back with our new car. The house had a homely feel - very welcoming and lived-in; it's decour in keeping with the historic town. A great place for a large group to spend time chatting around the dining room table after vigorous hill walks and relaxing lake cruises. Thoughtfully - an additional shower and toilet added - to avoid queues. The only minor issues were with the cleanliness - perhaps a more keen eye would have noticed the cobwebs and the dishwasher failure. Also - the departure time could have been clearer and more prominent on the many notes around the building. The arrival of the cleaners at 9:50 in a Sunday morning when we were expecting to leave at 11am was a little bit of a shock.
Very pleased that these guests enjoyed their stay. The cleaner is excellent but even the best of us can miss the odd cobweb!!! This is the first I have heard about any problem with the dishwasher!! The guests before and after never had any problems. It is really appreciated if guests do have any problems that they let me know straightaway Often it can be a minor problem about function and can be sorted by a quick chat or message!
Many of our guests return year after year and we look forward to welcoming these guests back in the future.
Brilliant base in the Lakes
The property stands in the centre of Keswick .Just park up the car for the weekend and set off on a variety of walks to suit all abilities. One of my favourites is to walk around Derwentwater a 12 mile stroll with the opportunity to catch the ferry back should the weather change. Myself and 3 pals enjoyed the comfort of the cottage and the amenities on the door step.Look forward to staying again.
Many thanks for this excellent rating! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you in the future!
What a shame
This house is in a fantastic location, literally at the bottom of the road is the town centre. However other than that it is a tired and unclean property. The owner did carry out some maintenance while we were there and some general cleaning but this did not even scratch the surface. The property needs a good clean and further maintenance carried out. It's such a shame because it could be a lovely house in a wonderful location. The room sizes are all good with reasonable furniture, the beds are extremely uncomfortable, and the kitchen was well equipped, but just unclean. A great shame as we were looking forward to staying in Keswick for the first time.
I am very disappointed that this guest was dissatisfied with my house. She contacted me on the third day after her arrival and told me that she was dissatisfied with several things about the house, some examples included the kitchen cupboards which had some grease on them, some weeds in the paving at the front of the house and a very small amount of grout missing from one part of a tile in the kitchen. When asked why she had not contacted me on arrival so that I could ask the cleaner to go back. She replied that she had only noticed the issues after having time to have a really good look. I tried to respond to these issues but sadly nothing I did was good enough. Every year we undertake a programme of updating and this year will be refurbishing the lounge, but this did not make it on to the 'list'! Uncomfortable beds were never mentioned! The beds in three bedrooms were renewed in May 16 and many guests remark on their comfort. I sent this guest a goodwill gesture after she left which was accepted and never acknowledged.
This is a very popular house and many guests comment on how 'spotlessly clean' it is! The guest before this guest rated the house very highly and their review is included on this page. The house is cleaned and then the standard of cleaning is checked by a supervisor before guests arrive.
The house is a three star, lovely house that is very reasonably priced and in August the cost for a week is only slightly more than camping for a group of eight! There are houses of a similar size to this house on this site, a four star house which is nearly double the price in August and a five star house which is almost three times the cost. I feel that this guest would have been been well advised to have booked one of these houses and perhaps these houses may have been more in line with her expectations!!
We are very pleased that most guests give very positive feedback and come back to this house year after year!
Special interest holidays:
Keswick has something to offer everyone from walkers / climbers to artists, sports enthusiasts and jazz lovers. It has a range of special events throughout the year for example , mountain, jazz, beer, rugby, triathalon,christian conferences/festivals. Look tourist information for more details.
There are also a wide range of restaurants and cafes for all tastes and budget just a minute from the house. There is also a good choice of independent pubs with amazing local beers available.
There is information about walks for all abilities from a stroll around the Lake to Friars Cragg o
The Cumbrian coast is a 30 minute drive from the house. This is a perfect loation to use as a base to explore the Lakes and places like Ambleside and Windermere or visit Wordswroths Dove Cottage and Grasmere or buttermere and the Eden Valley.
As this property is centrally located if guests which to stay in and around Keswick a car is not required as everything is within an easy walk. However although there are regular bus services to Ambleside Windermere etc a car is advised to reach the less popular parts of the National Park.
Keswick Centre less than 1 minute walk
Grasmere 20 minute car
Ambleside 25 minute car
Windermere 35 minute car.
Scottsih border area 40 minutes car.
There are a range of shops within a 5 minute walk from the house including Booths supermarket. There are banks etc within a three minute walk from the house and the choive of coffee shops, restaurants pubs and restaurants is excellent.