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    • “Very pleased”
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    • “I stayed recently with my wife and young son and was more that pleased with our stay. The accommodation was perfectly located, was warm and clean and fabulously furnished. There was no noise from the surroundings and the parking was a welcome relief. Someone had managed to unconnect all of the cables for the television prior to our arrival, so we had to spend 10 minutes reconnecting and retuning and the showers lacked the usual pressure that you would expect but I'm nit-picking. We would stay again in a heartbeat.”

    Lee W, Cambridge, United Kingdom, October 2015

    • “Excellent flat in convenient location”
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    • “The flat is very convenient for everything in Keswick. All the shops and the lake are easy to walk to. It is very close to the agent where the keys are collected and this was easy. The staff were friendly and helpful. Parking is close to the Royal Oak . The parking is reserved and we had no problems with this although space is a premium here and out VW T5 was quite a big vehicle to squeeze in. The Royal Oak public areas are pleasant clean and well maintained. The lift is to be avoided except when absolutely necessary. It worked OK but there was no light and it is very small so all in all a bit scary. The flat itself is spacious. It was clean on arrival. The flat has everything you need. The kitchen is well equipped and we appreciated the small touches like 6 dishwasher tabs left for us. It was lovely to use the Denby tableware. There were plenty of dishes and pans. The lounge is very comfortable. Wev particularly appreciated all tyhe lovely books about the Lake District. W had good weather so didnt get round to watching any of the DVD's that are on the shelves. The beds are comfortable. Bedding fresh and clean and bed made up on arrival.. The en suite is small but everything worked. We had a small dog with us and it was suitable for him. There is even a dog bowl in the cupboard! We have rented a lot of holiday accomodation over the years. This rental was no fuss. No deposits or extras charged for electricity or anything else.”

    SidBarras, United Kingdom, September 2015

    • “Relaxing and enjoyable.”
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    • “The service was very good I was given the keys to the house when I arrived without having to wait for to long. the home is very homely cosy feel to the place. Royal Oak House is in an ideal location for the shops and the nearby hills. the shops on on our doorstep so we do not have to use the car if i need to do a bit of shopping. I enjoy walking on the hills nearby Keswick with wonderful views on the summits. I had a problem with the lift at the Royal Oak House Hotel sometimes it works on other occasions it wont. example your on ground floor you press one[first floor]nothing happens the doors kept opening and shutting and its a problem when you are caring luggage and shopping etc.Apart from that brilliant holiday.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Kempston Bedfordshire, May 2014

    • “Late holiday!”
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    • “We loved everything about this flat - its situation in Keswick suited us perfectly, and it was so well equipped with everything we needed that we are already wanting to go back again. Hope we can manage it soon V.Peck.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bedford, October 2013

    • “Fantastic”
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    • “Spacious,light airy,dog friendly,perfect location in the centre of Keswick.Can't think of any fault's,everything you need is there including your own parking space.Plus we also had great weather. Have already recommended to friends.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Durham, October 2013

    • “Absolutely brilliant, a perfect holiday.”
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    • “The service was fantastic, the apartment was everything it said it would be, clean, spacious and extremely well fitted out, we even had a dishwasher! (Don't have one at home, yet!) It was well situated, just off the high street, which meant that we could have a wander round and as soon as my husband started to feel tired we just had to saunter through the alleyway and back to the flat, a home away from home and a perfect holiday. We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay which is important as my husband has mobility problems and is visually impaired.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Grangetown, September 2013

    • “Excellent accomodation”
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    • “The location is brilliant in the entire and yet not noisy, the apartment is lovely especially yet e suite and tv in bedroom wow, we visit Keswick 3 times a year so love the area and this apartment is ideal. Do stay here if you get the chance”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Peterborough, August 2013

    • “The "wow" Factor!”
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    • “I recently stayed here with my husband and dog! I have stayed in many places in Keswick over the years, all of which have been fantastic, but as soon as we walked into the apartment we both said at the same time "wow!" - not knowing what to expect we were both absolutely thrilled with the apartment, it had everything you need, was so spacious, clean and comfortable. You wouldnt know pets were able to stay here it was spotless. The location is perfect and we were extremely lucky to have picked a week that provided us with wall to wall sunshine everyday! I wouldnt hesistate in recommending this property - what a find!”

    Paula & Wayne Risk, Cheshire, June 2013

    • “A great appt to rent in central Keswick”
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    • “A very well equipped appt , warm very comfortable, plenty of room for 4 Adults and one large dog. Perfect place to stay as you have a car park space ,you are in the centre of Keswick right by places to eat and drink . If you want to do your own cooking then the kitchen is VERY well set up . I would give this appt and letting agents 10 out of 10.”

    Delagiste, Chesterfield. U.K., November 2011

    • “Perfect location and some sunshine thrown in!”
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    • “We spent a week in Keswick touring and visiting relatives.Amba Royal Oak House was in the centre of Keswick perfect for eating out in the evenings. Mum needed a wheelchair to help her get about so the lift to the first floor apartment was essential.An en-suite shower( not over the bath) was ideal for mum although it had a small step in and was too small for someone to get in to shower her.Still we managed very well. The accomodation was spotless and very well equipt with quality goods. Crockery, dishwasher ,washer/dryer TV /DVD, books, games, videos, you name it , it was there even down to washing up liquid and rubbish bags. Thankyou.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Barnsley, July 2013

    • “A jolly good time”
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    • “Enjoyed a pleasant stay having booked through the website a week before arrival the service was quick and hassle free. The apartment was comfortable and homly had everything you could ask for (was loving the dishwasher as a novalty) the only down side the central heating was inadiquate when we arrived so we ajusted the settings to suit also there was a very strong draft through the fire escape by the door leading the the apartment, this would not have been noticable in warmer conditions. Location was ideal for a saunter into town, pub, restaurants and shops on your door step. Quiet location, derwent water walkable in 5minutes. Town centre parking comes with the apartment, so your able to leave car there all holiday or easily get out of town to other parts of the National Park. Overall it was a great stay and I would recommend this accomodation.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Sheffield, December 2012

    • “Central and we'll equipped apartment for families and couples al”
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    • “Had a super weekend stay for the Mountain Festival. Lovely apartment in a wonderful central location. Well equipped with all modern conveniences. We would thoroughly recommend this to friends and family.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Durham, June 2012

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    • “This apartment is really well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable weeks stay. I’ve now stayed at this apartment on 4 occasions all at different times of the year. The only criticism we have is that the property would massively benefit from double glazing. The condensation in the bedrooms is really bad during the night. It got so bad some mornings the carpet was wet because of this problem. But all in all a very good week had by all.”

    Mr Brough, Houghton Le Spring, October 2018

    • “Comfortable and spaceous centrally located 1st floor apartment. Lift worked fine. Well equiped, clean and tidy. Parking is close by with allocated/padlocked bay. Pub/tapas bar is opposite. Nice view of moutains from living room.. even nicer hiking up them! Enjoyed our short stay, would stay again.”

    Mr Stockdale, October 2018

    • “Great location in centre of town. Apartment had well equipped kitchen with dishwasher. It was clean and comfy. Working lift was very much appreciated by my mother in law. Bit noisy goers in the street below on the weekend but not enough to spoil the holiday. Shower in ensuite low pressure but reported abd assured wiuld be looked at before next people went in. Ww would definately book with sykes and use these apartments again.”

    Mrs Storer, Lydney, October 2018

    • “Can highly recommend the Oddfellow arms pub and restaurant almost right across the road from the apartment for quieter and more family friendly use upstairs food is excellent and prices won't break the bank”

    Mrs Clark, Airdrie, September 2018

    • “The apartment was lovely we were very comfortable. The only disappointment we had was the view from the front window. It said on the advert a view of the fells, all we could see was a roof top, a little of the fells in the corner of the window but the advert was a little misleading. Also very noisy at nights from below. Didn’t let it spoil the holiday though.”

    Mrs Norton, Warrington, July 2018

    • “This holiday apartment was was in the town centre so very much in the ideal location. Everything is in walking distance. We have stayed here before and will definitely be staying in same place again”

    Mrs Graham, Plymouth, May 2018

    • “This apartment is perfectly located, right in the centre of Keswick, and was so clean, warm and comfortable. The facilities were excellent and I really appreciated the little essentials provided such as washing up liquid, cleaning products, kitchen rolls etc as some self catering lets we have used before do not provide any of this. Little touches like this really make a difference - We will definitely be back and would highly recommend both Amba and Lakes Cottage Holidays to others.”

    Mrs Burns, Lisburn, March 2018

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The Property

Amba is a lovely two bedroomed apartment sleeping four situated in the centre of the ever popular Lake District town of Keswick. The shores of Derwentwater are only a short stroll away. Ideal for families, you are also welcome to bring along your dog. This light, airy and spacious, first floor, self contained apartment was converted from the original Royal Oak Hotel and is centrally located just off the town centre. Keswick is an ideal destination with a variety of activities to keep everyone amused including sightseeing, shopping, galleries, museums and swimming. The Theatre by the Lake and shores of Derwentwater are only a short stroll away. The magnificent scenery and walking opportunities from the door step is sure to appeal to all. There is a lift which serves the first floor although guests would still need to negotiate a couple of steps to reach the flat from the lift. The centrally heated accommodation comprises:

Spacious open plan lounge/diner with TV, DVD and music centre and a glimpse of the fells.
Kitchen area with electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer.
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, hand basin and WC.
Twin bedroom.
Family bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

All gas, electric and bed linen and towels included.
Travel Cot available.
Private parking for 1 car.
Wi-Fi available


All first floor. 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC. 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD,  CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • Travel cot available
  • 1 x Private parking space.  2 x pets welcome
  • No smoking.  Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 min walk.

Regional Information

KESWICK Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 20 minutes. Cockermouth 13 miles. The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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