Blencathra Cottage

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1034285)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • Marianna

    “The property was perfect.”

    Great location and the care package was a lovely touch. Would definitely stay again.

    Great location and the care package was a lovely touch. Would definitely stay again.

    - Marianna, April 2022

The property

Blencathra Cottage is an outstanding terraced Victorian property set within the centre of the popular market town of Keswick.

This spacious accommodation is set up to host a memorable family break, perfect for those seeking to explore all that The Lake District National Park is famous for.

After an action-packed day, head into the sitting/dining room, where a wood burning stove greets you, creating a plush atmosphere for you to unwind with all your loved ones around.

Venture into the spacious kitchen, where you will find everything you could possibly need before joining the rest of the group at the dining table to toast to a wonderful holiday.

Once the evening has drawn to a close be spoilt for choice by the sleeping accommodation that awaits you, comprising of a super-king-size bed, a double bedroom, a second-floor double and a second-floor twin.

Each bedroom boasts a refreshing colour palette, good storage, quality linens and TV's with Netflix, promising wonderful spaces to return to each evening.

If you can tear yourself away from this outstanding base, head into the centre of the town, where you will find a plethora of pubs and eateries, as well as attractions including the famous Theatre by the Lake and the charming Pencil Museum home to the largest pencil in the world.

For those feeling more adventurous, head to the picturesque Derwentwater where a magnitude of walking opportunities can be found.

Immerse yourself in the local history by discovering the Castlerigg Stone Circle and Mirehouse which rests on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake.

Blencathra Cottage promises to be a superb getaway for your next family holiday.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link beds, can be made into twins on request), 1 x double, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • External utility
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Wood burning stove (initial logs provided) Washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, 5 x TVs with Netflix, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within 0.1 miles, shop within 0.1 miles On street parking
  • 2 x pets accepted.

About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; 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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