Step out of the door in The Lake District and walk on the fells in all directions from Keswick without the need to use your car. Easy access to launches on Derwentwater and buses into Borrowdale and surrounding valleys. Cycle along the old railway and beyond. Fifteen minute walk to Keswick town centre. Five minute walk to well-stocked mini supermarket. This is a warm, comfortable two bedroom apartment in the top half of a former railway house, situated on the outskirts of Keswick. The house is built in traditional local stone with the top half rendered and painted white. The apartment has a spacious lounge, plus a good sized double bedroom and bathroom. A small bedroom has two bunk beds. The dining kitchen seats up to four, and is equipped to a very high standard. There is parking for two cars. The apartment has panoramic views of the Grassmoor Group of hills, from the lounge and both bedrooms. This is an ideal location for walking, and exploring the Lake District.
- Apartment807 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Apartment in Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - 15 Mins Walk To Centre Of Keswick, Located On Cycle/Foot Path
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- Jun 13, 2018
About Catherine Edgar
4 Ridgemount is owned by Catherine and John Edgar who lived in Cumbria for over 30 years, although we have now moved to Worcestershire. We are ardent walkers and love the theatre.
Catherine Edgar purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Catherine Edgar chose Copeland District
Keswick is an ideal base for our family holidays as it allows us such easy walking access to the the lakes and is also an outlet for the cultural aspects of Keswick such as the famous theatre, book and jazz festivals etc. There are plenty of activities for families with young or older children in the town and in the area. Keswick also has a good choice of pubs and restaurants The apartment is very cosy with stunning views, this is why we fell for it.
What makes this Apartment unique
The benefit above other properties is that it is near but not in the town centre and is therefore quiet with good views yet close to amenities. We have off road private parking at the back of the property. We are on a bus route and also right next to the old railway track which is now a cycling and walking route. We do not increase our prices over the summer or at holiday times.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great apartment, location and host!
We really enjoyed our stay and the host, Catherine was very nice and easy to work with. We found the apartment very comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen and comfortable bed. The location has a great view of the mountains and is an easy walk to town and to the Castlerigg Stone Circle. We thought it was an excellent value and would definitely stay there again.
Nice apartment with lovely views
Pleasantly surprised by this apartment, just what we needed, very spacious for two of us. Well equipped throughout and the advantage of two parking spaces to the rear. The path across the road takes you on a lovely quiet route to town. Thank you for accommodating us.
great location 10-15mins walk along a lovely old railway line
loved our stay and will use this place again the location was spot on!
Good location, spacios, clean
Perfect for kids, walking distance to the park and swimming pool
A great place to explore the Lakes. Super location, very clean and spacious flat (there were two adults us with our two your children). We will definitely return here.
Cracking apartment with fab views
The apartment was a good size, with large bedroom and lounge. It was quite chilly when we arrived but turned up the heating and sussed the electric fire quickly and it got quite cosy. Bathroom was clean and tidy with a hot shower once we realised we needed to turn the hot water up!
Kitchen had everything we needed and the porch was great for wet and muddy kit after exploring.
It is up steep steps but no issue for us.
Only minor niggle was the mattress and pillows all a bit lumpy, duvet was lovely though. Highly recommended location just outside the main centre.
Just to say we ( the owners) are looking forward to a week in the apartment next on Sunday (Jan 14th.) We are bringing some new pillows! And we will look into buying a new mattress.
We are always of course pleased to hear good comments and also happy to hear constructive suggestions of how we can improve things.
Happy New Year to all all our guests past and future!
Catherine and John
The property has 2 dedicated parking spaces, although much can be enjoyed locally without the need for a car
Fitz park nearby, ideal for children.
Castlehead (162m, 531 feet), only ten minutes out of Keswick but with splendid views of the Borrowdale valley and beyond. The old railway track is now a first class level and quiet path to nearby Threlkeld, following and crossing the course of the River Greta, a lovely wooded valley.
Latrigg (367m, 1174 feet), easier to reach than it might look and with a glorious panorama of northern Lakeland from the summit.
Walla Crag is another lovely walk which you can start from Keswick and commands wonderful views over Derwentwater.
Derwentwater (about 9miles, 5 hours) and Buttermere (about 4 miles, 2-3 hours) have clear round the lake paths with minimal road use and splendid views. The Derwentwater walk can be staged by using the launch and bus services.
Catbells (445m, 1424') is an extremely popular fell to climb. Combined with a launch trip to or back from Keswick the options are to follow the ridge or take the easier terrace along this prominent fell.
Haystacks (582m, 1908'). A favourite of Wainwright and where he chose to have his ashes scattered.
This is a very varied route with great views into the Buttermere Valley.
For those wanting to tackle the highest peaks, the area contains England's highest mountains all within easy reach of Keswick, Skiddaw (931m, 3054'), The Scafells (977m, 3206'), Helvellyn (949m, 3116') and Great Gable (899m, 2949').