Twin bedroom with ensuite bathroomDouble bedroom with ensuite shower room

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds
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The space

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!

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 17 / night after 2 guests
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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. Bathroom towels are not provided as standard but are available for hire at £5 per set. This is for the laundry cleaning charge made to us. We do this to keep the rental charge down for guests who are happy to provide their own towels.
4. No smoking is permitted within the apartment.

The main thing is that you feel relaxed, at home and enjoy your stay!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

3 nights minimum stay

96 Reviews

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Suzanne User Profile
August 2017
We have just spent 3 nights at this beautiful home. It suited us superbly as it is not right in central Keswick which is extremely busy this time of year, but it is only a short drive away to this very peaceful, quiet and excellent home. Gail was very accommodating with a little issue we had, easy to contact and replied to our emails immediately, thank you so very much Gail. If I was returning to this area I would have no hesitation in seeking accommodation here.

Geir User Profile
August 2017
Wonderfull house in wonderfull surroundings.

Clara User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful house, we stayed here for one week so we really know how it is. Magnificent gardens, nice wiews, near to Keswick but far enough to feel the nature. Great kitchen, wonderful rooms and two spacious bathrooms so that two couples don't need to share them. I would strongly recommend it. Wonderful owners, specially Gail. We will come back if we visit the Lakes aguan.

Angela User Profile
July 2017
The apartment was beautiful and what a wonderful setting. Gail was lovely and we would love to stay there again when visiting the Lake District.

Isabel User Profile
July 2017
Spacious, with lovely garden views, very clean traditional country house type apartment. We loved eating in the garden overlooking the lawn for dinner. My son enjoyed playing mini golf and other sports outdoors. Everything worked very well - TV, hot water and heating (on cold day with 94 yr old mother). Very convenient to nip down by car to do shopping at Booths/co-op. Lovely memories. Feels like being in the country, but very quick to Keswick and good roads to rest of Lake District. Very well maintained and clear instructions for everything. Thank you so much Gail!

Lijin User Profile
July 2017
Perfectly located, the cottage is an ideal place for a holiday.Great views from the window, very quiet and well equipped house and the highlight of our stay.Gail offered us plenty of advice on places to visit. All in all we truly enjoyed our stay and are grateful to the hosts for their hospitality! 房子非常不错,很大气很有内涵的房子,有很大的草坪,天气好的时候晒晒太阳很舒服。房主人非常尽心尽责,希望后来的住客也能尽量保持房子的整洁。总之,超值的住宿。

Sandy User Profile
July 2017
Applethwaite is a peaceful place to rest while you visit the Lake District! Gail was a gracious host.

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Gail User Profile

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, the theatre, spending time with my family - and reading at the end of a busy day.

I've lived in the Lake District for 25 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 are grandparents to four enchanting little individuals and thoroughly enjoy the time we spend with them.

Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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