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Woolstore Cottage sleeps up to four guests in two en-suite bedrooms and is one of Keswick's oldest buildings that dates back as far as the 1700's. With lots of character, perfectly mixed with modern amenities it is an ideal retreat for couples, families or friends at any time of the year (it also affords enclosed private parking!). Everyone who stays comments that it has a real homely feel, which was the owners intention as they often stay themselves as it is their 'home from home' when they visit Cumbria from North Yorkshire!
Retaining much original character, Woolstore Cottage has been refurbished throughout to a very high standard and is well equipped. It is rented on a weekly basis but out of the main season short breaks may be available so please enquire with the owner.
Keswick is a popular, picturesque market town nestling at the very heart of the Northern Lakes which makes a great base for exploring the stunning surrounding scenery of the National Park, along with the Solway coast and Hadrian's wall beyond. Whatever time of year, the peace and tranquillity of the area ensures a relaxing holiday. The cottage is less than five minutes walk from Moot Hall and all of the shops, pubs and restaurants that Keswick has to offer.
Nestling between the enormous peak of Skiddaw and the calm waters of Derwent is the Stone Circle of Castlerigg which dates back some four thousand years, majestically overlooking Keswick in its beautiful valley setting. Lead mining, quarrying and even the manufacturing of pencils have all played significant parts in the areas history.
Keswick is small in size yet offers an extensive range of attractions for visitors of all ages. The majority are just a five minute stroll from the cottage including Keswick Museum and Art Gallery; the Cumberland Pencil Museum; Fitz Park; Friars Crag; Hope Park; The Theatre by the Lake; the Alhambra Cinema; Derwentwater Launches; an indoor leisure pool and indoor climbing centre (great for a rainy day!). Keswick also offers an excellent choice of interesting shops to browse and a wide range of places to eat out.
The owners only have one holiday cottage and rather than subscribing to Visit England, AA etc, they choose to invest those subscription fees into the cottage each year to keep it continually updated and modern. They also have a facebook page - Woolstore Cottage. (They run a Herdy photo competition each year - details on Facebook).
Andy & Paula McLean joined Independent Cottages in July 2006
Additional information: Central heating throughout making it cosy all year round. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available. Central location yet private.
Please note that although no pets are allowed, the owners occasionally stay with their dogs.
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Everyone is enjoying the new small extension that we have added to the cottage. Downstairs toilet, cloaks and seating area for removing muddy boots and underfloor heating to warm your toes!!