Located in the peaceful rural hamlet of Baggrow in Cumbria, this lovely holiday cottage provides a perfect base from which to explore the Lake District National Park and the Cumbrian coastline. With lovely views over the Northern Fells and Lakes, Little Byre is a popular choice for those who prefer to tuck themselves away in a tranquil spot, whilst being within easy reach of busier areas such as Keswick, Cockermouth and Whitehaven.
Comfy and welcoming, this self-catering holiday apartment is ideal for couples and sits in the quiet village of Portinscale on the edge of Derwent Water. Only one mile from the bustling market town of Keswick in the Lake District National Park, No 7 Harney Peak is a great base for exploring and walking. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A detached country house in the Northern Lake District, ideal for large groups of friends or family located mid-way between Buttermere and Keswick in the picturesque Newlands Valley. Sitting in an elevated position, Bawd Hall provides a secluded retreat to relax whilst offering easy access to the areas many attractions and tourist hot spots. Wonderful views and super walking opportunities straight from the front door. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Rivendell is a family-friendly holiday cottage in the Lake District village of Bassenthwaite, sleeping six people in three bedrooms. The recently renovated farmhouse is close to Bassenthwaite Lake and the Skiddaw range with lots of indoor and outdoor space. Guests enjoy a wide variety of activities that include fell walking and mountain biking and easy access to places like Keswick, Penrith, Ullswater and Windermere. A holiday in the Lakes can be as relaxing or adventurous as your heart desires, yet it will always leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
With space for up to eight guests to holiday in comfort, together with the ability to hire one of the additional properties at Manesty to sleep up to 14, Manesty Band is ideal for large or extended families, or groups of friends who want to get-away together in the Lake District. The location in the Borrowdale Valley, less than a mile from the shore of Derwentwater and only a few miles from Keswick, is perfect for beautiful walks to places like Catbells or sailing on the lake, and within easy reach some of the best attractions in the Lake District.
Manesty is a wonderful period farmhouse in the northern part of the Lake District that sleeps up to seven people in three bedrooms. Derwentwater is under a mile away while the vibrant market town of Keswick is only a few miles further, and there are footpaths from the door leading to places like Catbells and the ancient stone circle at Castlerigg. Guests can climb mountain peaks, fish, sail and cycle, or sit in the peaceful garden and enjoy the beautiful views towards Skiddaw, Blencathra and across the Borrowdale Valley. All the right ingredients for the perfect holiday!
Cocklety How Stable Loft is part of a fantastic collection of self-catering Lake District cottages at Manesty in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley. Nestled at the foot of Catbells, the apartment enjoys lovely views in all directions and is close to favourite Lake District attractions including Derwentwater, Keswick and Whinlatter Forest. There is space for up to five people to sleep in three bedrooms, with the potential to increase the loft to sleep seven people by combining it with neighbouring Cocklety How Studio.
Whether you are escaping for a long weekend, a week, or even longer, you will find that Cocklety How Byre is the ideal base for your Lake District holiday. The cottage, which is one of a collection of fantastic self-catering properties at Manesty, sits peacefully at the foot of Catbells with stunning views towards Skiddaw, Blencathra, Falcon Crag and Brown Dodd. The cottage is less than a mile from Grange village and the southern shore of Derwent Water, and five miles from Keswick, so it is perfect for couples who want somewhere quiet yet convenient to stay.
Surrounded by acres of private grounds with magnificent views of gardens and woodland fells, Manesty Dairy is a beautiful romantic holiday retreat. The northern part of the Lake District National Park and the Borrowdale Valley have some lovely walks, many of which are accessible from the front door of Manesty Dairy. Keswick is only five miles away, with a wealth of places to shop, eat and drink, as well as museums, a theatre, cinema and boat trips on Derwent Water. The converted Edwardian dairy is perfect for couples who are on their own or who are staying at Manesty as part of a larger group.
A comfortable holiday cottage in the Cumbrian village of Lorton in the Lake District National Park - perfect for enjoying the many attractions and activities that the area has to offer. Midtown Cottages is a good self-catering choice for outdoorsy types and dog owners.
Located within an acre of land with a stream running through it, 1 Swinside Cottages is a comfortable Cumbrian holiday cottage with beautiful scenery all around and wonderful forest and fell walks from the front door. Whinlatter Forest Centre is nearby and there are lovely bike rides and plenty of attractions throughout the Lake District for days out.
A Tailor-made romantic holiday retreat for two in the peaceful Ellen Vale, in Cumbria, between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast and within easy distance of the Lakes. With the use of a hot tub, couples are sure to get lots of relaxation on holiday. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Tailor-made for two, Parlour Cottage is a romantic retreat in the peaceful Ellen Vale between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast in Cumbria. Within easy driving distance of the Lake District National Park, there are an abundance of great days out for couples as well as lovely walks on the doorstep. Sit back in the hot tub and enjoy the peace, tranquility and bird song! Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Made just for two, this dog-friendly self-catering cottages offers all the right ingredients to relax and unwind. Lovely walks by day with the use of a hot tub to bubble your aches away afterwards. A great base for exploring the tranquil beautiful Ellen Vale sandwiched between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast, as well as the many attractions of the nearby Lake District. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Three tailor-made holiday homes for two providing affordable accommodation in the tranquil Ellen Vale. Positioned between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast this is a great touring base within easy driving distance of the Lake District National Park.
Sunny Bank is a stylish two-bedroom holiday cottage in a quiet location within walking distance of the centre of Keswick. There is space for up to four people, so the self-catering Lake District cottage is ideal for couples or families who want a comfortable place to stay while exploring the Northern Lakes, climbing Skiddaw, walking the fells and sailing on Derwentwater and Ullswater. Cumbria and the Lake District National Park are a favourite holiday destination at any time of the year because the scenery is so amazing and there is plenty to see and do. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Full of character and traditional charm, this cosy Lakeland holiday cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard of comfort and style and is one of Keswick's oldest buildings dating back to the 1700's. Perfectly located, Woolstore Cottage allows guests to enjoy the many amenities of this popular vibrant market town on its doorstep.
Croftside in Applethwaite village sleeps four with magnificent, panoramic fell views on all sides. Just a mile from Keswick, Croftside is ideal for two couples or a family (there is both a bathroom and a shower room). Prepared with care for guest comfort with WiFi and parking. There are no less than seven lakes each within a thirty minute drive and Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite are only minutes away by car. Fell walks from the door and restaurants to walk to. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
A welcoming cottage in Applethwaite village (1 mile from Keswick) with ground floor accommodation and spectacular views to Skiddaw and Latrigg. Croft Corner is just a few minutes drive to Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake and there are seven other lakes within a thirty minute drive. Carefully prepared for your comfort, WiFi, parking, fell walks on hand and restaurants within walking distance. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Catbells Cottage is an idyllic retreat with incredible views of Catbells, the Borrowdale Fells and Derwentwater. A path leading from the garden to beautiful walks, and with Grange-in-Borrowdale a mile to the south and Keswick four miles to the north, guests have easy access to a wide choice of amenities and attractions. The self-catering cottage is dog-friendly and perfect for couples or solo travellers searching for a tranquil spot where they can unwind and remove themselves from their daily lives, even if only for a short time.
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The mountains and fells around Keswick are a hiker's haven, but there are countless easier trails for walkers who prefer their days to be less strenuous. You won't tire of looking at the scenery, which can change with both the weather and the time of day. Climb a mountain, cruise the lakes, or simply sit peacefully and drink it all in from a comfortable bench – the choice is yours.
Keswick is packed with attractions for people of all ages and interests, including museums, shops, restaurants, and activity centres. The breathtaking landscape of this part of the world inspired many literary greats, including Walpole, Coleridge, and Wordsworth, and you can visit all of their houses, as well as numerous other historic venues and gardens. Cumbria is renowned for the quality of its food and real ales, and there is no better way to end a day's walking or sightseeing than with a delicious meal washed down with a pint at a friendly local pub.
The weather in the Lake District can be unpredictable and four seasons in one day is not unusual, but this is never a problem because there are so many things to do in Keswick and the surrounding area whatever the weather. You can have exactly the holiday you want, whether it's non-stop action and adventure, romance, or family fun.