Situated in an idyllic hamlet in the Northern Lake District, on the slopes of England's third highest mountain, the apartment sleeps four in two en-suite bedrooms. Keswick is 1.5 miles away.
The apartment is on two floors: both bedrooms have views over the mature gardens and their own TV, radio and hairdryer. Downstairs, there is a spacious lounge, a fully equipped kitchen (fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, gas hob and electric oven) and a small toilet room. The apartment has its own private entrance and private parking spaces. You are also welcome to use our wifi.
The apartment is situated within a Victorian Lakeland Country House, set in over two acres of mature gardens, with its own putting course, which provides entertainment for young and old. There are also resident red squirrels and Philip the Pheasant, who enjoy their daily meal of nuts and seed!
In terms of location, we are based in Applethwaite, a small village which is five minutes by car from Keswick, or a 25 minute walk down a beautiful country lane (with magnificent views). It is also very conveniently situated for getting to all areas of the Lake District - e.g. Buttermere is 25 minutes, Grasmere is 20 minutes, Penrith is 20 minutes, and Windermere is 45 minutes away (by car).
Keswick has a wealth of pubs, cafes and restaurants, a cinema and The Theatre by the Lake. It also has lots of shops, including numerous walking shops, should you need to get kitted up. There is also a small bistro less than 5 minutes by foot up the lane.
As the apartment is on the slopes of Skiddaw, the elevated position of the house offers magnificent views over Keswick, Derwentwater, Borrowdale and many famous peaks such as Catbells. Once there it feels as though you're a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
We live onsite and will be there to welcome you and share our local knowledge with you, to help you make the most of your stay here - be that local cafes, art galleries, walking routes, local beer etc! We can help with bike storage and drying facilities if needed.
Many people like to visit this area for a week or more, and we would be happy to discuss a weekly rate. Whilst we've set the minimum stay as 3 nights, if bookings allow we would be happy to consider one or two nights - if this interests you, please get in touch and we'd be happy to discuss.
We absolutely love the corner of the world in which we live, and look forward to welcoming you!
We don't have many house rules, however,
1. On departure, please leave the apartment in the same clean condition as you will find it.
2. Please remove all outdoor shoes indoors so as to ensure that the carpets remain as clean as possible.
3. One small pet is permitted, by prior arrangement. There is a £15 charge for this, to reflect the additional cleaning.
4. No smoking is permitted within the apartment.
The main thing is that you feel relaxed, at home and enjoy your stay!
Gail was lovely - she had some great recommendations all the way from getting there and journey up to the Lake District and for things to do while we were there.
The property itself was amazing - set in a beautiful country setting full of baby lambs and daffodils, and a huge kitchen and communal area we we could play board games once the weather cooled down. The gardens were lovely and must require an incredible amount of work to maintain. The views from the property over the valley were postcard-worthy.
We were also able to walk into the town easily to a great pub called the Pheasant, and catch a cab back for £5.
What a great place and introduction to the Lake District!
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What can I say! 10/10 the house was spotless and extremely homely, warm and welcoming. Our hosts Tom and Gail were informative, helpful and most of all friendly - honestly felt like they love hosting and wanted to share their home to all. Thank you very much for your hospitality and I have told all I know that's interested to come visit you kind folks. Thanks again!
We had a fantastic week at Mallory Cottage. It was a huge apartment with fantastic views in an ideal location for walking with red squirrels in the garden! The host provided parking discs so we could drive in to Keswick and park for free which was really useful.
I would definitely stay again if we return to the Lake District.
A beautiful home In a beautiful location. Tom and Gail are fantastic lovely hosts - Tom gave us some v good tips on walks and villages to visit ! Would be definetelly revisiting next time round ! Thank you for everything
Our stay at the Mallory was fantastic. The property is wonderful, comfortable for a family of four easily, great kitchen, wonderful sitting area and beautiful grounds. The location was perfect - easy to get about the area and explore. My toddler loved having the run of the place, and my parents and I enjoyed our time in the Lakes all that much more with our relaxing accommodations at the Mallory. Thanks for everything, Tom (& Gail for the wonderful detailed directions and arrangements)!
Gail took time to show us around the apt. She had left several food items to get us started and helped us get acclimated to the area with ideas about where to get groceries.
Tom was helpful and encouraging in sharing knowledge and guides to take hikes in the area. He also shared some of the history of the house and grounds which we really enjoyed learning about.
The apt. was spacious and very comfortable. Bed linens where provided but towels where an extra charge.
We had a bit of confusion about arrival details but all worked out in the end. The home is listed as Applewaite for directions and the specific apt. is called Mallory. The apt. name will not show up when seeking directions.
The apt. was a short drive from Keswick in a lovely hillside area with wonderful grounds and easy access to hikes. Close enough to get into town but away from the traffic and congestion. This was a very relaxing and enjoyable location to explore the Northern Lakes District.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Mallory. It is a huge and comfortable apartment with everything that you could need. Mallory is part of the grand Applethwaite Country House which has beautiful grounds which you can enjoy. Our kids loved playing golf! Gail and Tom are lovely, helpful people. We highly recommend a stay at Mallory.
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I am an energetic and outgoing person and love being in the outdoors, preferably up the side of a mountain! I love cycling, swimming, fell-walking - and reading at the end of a busy day.
I've lived in the Lake District for 20 years now, and haven't once tired of the breathtaking views from the house. My husband and I have travelled all over the world, and love exploring new places and cultures independently, with our rucksacks on our backs. We really enjoy meeting people of all ages.
We have recently become grandparents for the first time and are thoroughly enjoying the time we spend with our little grandson who has bewitched us.