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Banks Place

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972417)

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    • “Perfect cosy cottage in the centre of Keswick”
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    • “I have stayed at this cottage now on numerous occasions and will keep coming back. It is perfect, has private parking and is decorated beautifully throughout. Although I was nervous at first about driving down the tight alleyway there are plenty of safe streets nearby to park in. Also found it handy that we didn't actually need access to our car during our stays, there are plenty of buses to nearby places for exploring. I really could not recommend this lovely little cottage highly enough!”

    Katerfarley, August 2016

    • “Not the easiest of access but a home from home”
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    • “Banks Place is a lovely little cottage. It doesn't look much from the outside tucked down a virtually inaccessible lane (beware if your car is wider than a small hatch) behind two restaurants, but inside it's fantastic. On the two restaurants, the council needs to clamp down on what they leave lying about. In the cottage it's comfortable and a home from home. The owners even leave you with tea and coffee and toilet rolls, so you don't have to rush out to buy some essentials. It's a well decorated and maintained cottage and it is also very clean. It is well positioned for the centre of Keswick and close to the Launch, so you can get around Derwent Water to many of the best peaks. Also, there's a great bus service close by too, should you decide not to tackle that access again. Seriously, if you drive, consider backing into the lane as far as the steakhouse, drop your bags off and then park in one of the 24hr car parks.”

    Rootingoutrubbish, Sunderland, July 2015

    • “Perfect Little Bolt Hole”
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    • “We stayed here first in March 2015 and just fell in love with the cottage. So when we returned in June 2015 to Keswick after completing Hadrian's Wall, there was only one place for us to stay.Ideally located for the centre of Keswick the owners have thought of everything. The cottage has the most impressive bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath, great after a long day on the fells. The kitchen is well fitted to, providing everything you need for a nice home cooked meal in front of the log burning fire. All in all, this is a fabulous little cottage, ideally located, we love it so much we are returning again in October 2015.”

    Rtoyer, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, July 2015

    • “idyllic accommodation and location”
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    • “I have stayed at 3 banks place twice now and each time have not wished to leave. The location for both walking/eating out and having access to one of the most beautiful parts of the lake district is fantastic. Coming back from a long walk or day out to enjoy the Jacuzzi bath and log fire is about as good as it gets. So much to do as it is in the heart of Keswick. Everything you could need is here and is of excellent quality. Maps of the area and information on places to visit was readily available . I would highly recommend 3 banks place and will be visiting again.”

    Dawn D, November 2014

    • “A fantastic gem”
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    • “Wow!! This is a fabulous little house right in the heart of my favourite place in the world. I simply cannot fault it at all. The precious comments made about local noise are ridiculous because what do you expect when booking somewhere so central, however this was never a problem for us as it was never noisy later in the evening. We would most definitely book to stay here again. One word of advise is to not take a wide car as the entrance to the parking area is very narrow x”

    Terry011, Tyne And Wear, September 2014

    • “We loved Banks Place!”
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    • “Just returned from a very relaxing 3 night break at Banks Place. This was a Christmas gift from my parents. The cottage was warm and cosy and we especially loved the Jacuzzi bath - just what we needed after a 6 mile walk! The log burning stove was also great as it heated the whole house. It was spotlessly clean throughout and also had a very useful understair storage with radiator where we could dry our walking clothes. Overall a fantastic little cottage in a great spot, in the town centre but very peaceful. Will definately return and would recommend.”

    Faye D, Manchester, United Kingdom, February 2014

    • “Cosy cottage”
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    • “Had a great short break in November in Banks Place. Cottage is cosy with fab woodburner, amazing jacuzzi bath and central to everything you need in Keswick. The cottage is very near for amazing mountain walks - I enjoyed a great walk up Skiddaw with blue skies and a light covering of snow which I will remember for a long time. I definitely plan to return to this cottage in the future.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bristol, December 2013

    • “Great cottage for a week away from work”
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    • “We were looking for somewhere pretty central, as we don't have a car. Banks Place was ideal; close to the lake and with plenty of pubs and coffee shops on the doorstep. The cottage was spotlessly clean with a lovely wood-burning stove and underfloor heating. Very neat cooking island with all necessary utensils and a really spectacular bathroom! Would thoroughly recommend the cottage to anyone wanting peace, quiet and a comfortable base to explore the area.”

    Cathy J, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 2013

    • “Perfect for a romantic weekend away!”
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    • “The cottage was beautiful really warm and cosy with the woodburner on. Never normally have baths but loved the jet bath. All in all had a great weekend away, Keswick has some great pubs and eateries. The company were very helpful as well as we turned up 5 hours before the check in time to miss the snow and they were more than happy to help us out and got us in early! Only (slight) downside to the cottage is access in a car! The alley is extremely narrow I got my car down there but had both wing mirrors touching the sides!! Not for the faint hearted!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cardiff, February 2013

    • “Christmas in Keswick”
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    • “We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage in the heart of Keswick over Christmas. We were greeted by tasteful Christmas lights, a wreath at the door and bucks fizz and mince pies to enjoy, which was a lovely touch. The cottage was immaculately clean and beautifully cosy. The cottage is only a few minutes walk from the lake so we enjoyed scenic walks, as well as numerous trips to pubs and restaurants that were on the doorstep. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage for a romantic getaway - just lovely!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Birmingham, January 2013

    • “Really comfortable little bolt hole so close to Keswick”
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    • “We spent four nights at 3 Banks Place and found it to be in an ideal position for walking to all the attractions and shops of Keswick. It was very well furnished, had all the necessary's for cooking and eating and was very comfortable. It was ideal for two and the soft spa bath was a special treat. The little laneway that lead to parking in front of the house could be a challenge for some drivers but we found it just manageable even with an estate car. It was great to find somewhere self-contained for a mid week break too. It suited us perfectly! Highly recommended.”

    Elwill7, Melbourne, September 2012

    • “Perfect location , Ideal couples getaway”
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    • “stayed recently at this small but well appointed house in the centre of keswick. Loved the location in the centre of the town close to all pubs and restaurants. House itself was presented in a very clean and tidy state , loved the bathroom and jacuzzi bath. Log burner looked nice although no need to experience it as we came during a warm if not dry spell. Only issue, tight drive down to park in front of the house (we were informed of this before arrival) , but there is plenty of other parking nearby. Would I come back ? Yes if it stays at that standard.”

    Bigboab99, Gretna, August 2012

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    • “Beautiful little cottage ideally located in the charming town of Blockley Lots of walking paths right from the cottage. Great food and atmosphere at the Great Western Arms Pub!!”

    Mrs Schock, Saskatoon, September 2018

    • “A cosy, well-equipped and very centrally located cottage. Would happily visit again.”

    Mr Brown, Nottingham, September 2018

    • “Lovely cosy cottage in a great location, very close to town centre and a good base to walk from. Only negatives are parking is very difficult due to the narrow alley and we were slightly disappointed that there wasn't a DVD player. However, the cottage was lovely and we particularly liked the log fire and jacuzzi bath.”

    Miss Emmerson, Bury St. Edmunds, July 2018

    • “Great location, within easy access to the town,plenty of options for eating. Access to car park very tight.”

    Mr Cox, Bracknell, June 2018

    • “A cosy, comfortable cottage in centre of Keswick, close to amenities & a convenient base for exploring the beautiful Lake District. The property description about parking outside the cottage is disappointing & misleading because (i) the alley way to Banks Place restricts vehicular access to smaller cars only (ii) the allocated parking space was blocked by a car with a flat tyre during our stay.”

    Dr Morgan, Cambridge, June 2018

    • “The cottage is very comfortable - the only thing missing is a microwave - this is not a problem for us but could be for some people. As you know, the parking is tight so customers do need to be aware of this but, at least, there is the option of parking!! We have been to this cottage 3/4 times and love it, especially its position - within walking distance of everything in town.”

    Mrs Selby, MACCLESFIELD, May 2018

    • “It was Spectacular! A lovely little cottage in the heart of Keswick, local pubs, bars, restaurants, shops- was perfect! Spent every day out walking, exploring and enjoy the Lakes! Breathtaking views, good value for money! Felt like a home from home and we are already planning our trip to the Lakes!”

    Mr Petherbridge, Wickford, April 2018

    • “When I booked the cottage I looked for one that had parking. The information online said it had parking outside the cottage. On arrival the car could barely squeeze down the alley to the cottages. Inside the cottage in the information folder it says do not attempt it if you have anything larger than a small car, too late, once in you can barely get out again because of the tight bend! Also in the folder was a scrappy photo of the parking with an arrow pointing to a space that says "can park here if it's available, first come first served". There are about 8 or 9 cottages, and parking spaces for 3 cars, two of which are private. There was a car already in the space that did not move whilst we were there. The nearest parking, if you can find a space, is several roads away, as the nearest car park is a short stay only. The cottage is in a great location but we would not stay here again as we like to park the car and not use it again once we are in Keswick, and we like to be able keep our eye on it. The booking information is misleading and should be changed.”

    Mrs Ridgway, Lytham St. Annes, February 2018

    • “Couldn't have a good shower the water was running hot and cold then not enough hot water for a bath boiler is old and not big enough to hold a lot of water”

    Mrs Layton, Jarrow, February 2018

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The Property

With a cosy multi fuel stove, fabulous to curl up in front of on chilly winter evenings, Banks Place is centrally located in Keswick and ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway at anytime of year.
No 3 Banks Place is located in the centre of Keswick and is an ideal retreat for couples wanting to explore Keswick and the surrounding scenery of the northern Lake District. Local amenities are in abundance with restaurants, pubs and other shops practically on the doorstep. Visitor attractions include The Theatre by the Lake, scenic lakeside walks, Hope Park and golf course, Cumberland Pencil Museum and Keswick leisure centre with swimming pool. The shores of Derwentwater are only a short stroll from the cottage with jetties where you can board a launch for a scenic tour or if you prefer you can hire a rowing boat and take yourself around the Lake which is sure to be a very enjoyable and scenic day.
No 3 Banks Place is a modern, well presented and spacious mid terrace cottage with views from the first floor towards Grisedale. The cottage has a cosy ambiance and is an ideal base from which to explore the area.
The cottage has ground floor under floor heating and comprises:

Open plan living area with slate tiled flooring, multi fuel stove and TV.
Kitchen area with breakfast bar, electric oven and gas hob, fridge and washer/dryer.

First floor: Master double bedroom with king size bed (Please note the bed can be converted into two single beds). Please advise at the time of booking if you require singles
Luxurious bathroom with a unique Jacuzzi soft bath, shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

All, electric, bed linen and towels included.
Free Wi-Fi
Sonos Sound System.
Initial supply of fuel supplied for multi fuel stove.
Private residents parking on a first come first served basis plus unrestricted parking on street nearby (you should note that entry to the residents parking is down a narrow alley).
Outside seating to the front of the cottage.


One bedroom: 1 x double with king size bed (can be converted to two single beds). Bathroom with Jacuzzi soft bath, shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Open plan living space with kitchen area, breakfast bar and multi-fuel stove. Outdoor seating.


  • Ground floor underfloor heating
  • Multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, washer/dryer
  • TV
  • Sonos sound system
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All electric, bed linen and towels included in the rent
  • Initial supply of fuel included for multi-fuel stove
  • On street parking available
  • Walking distance from local amenities, pubs, restaurants, tearooms
  • Sleeps: 2. Note: Private residents parking on a first come first served basis plus unrestricted parking on street nearby (you should note that entry to the residents parking is down a narrow alley)

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:

  • Winter
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