Return to search


Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972289)

1 / 16
  • Catbells photo 1
  • Rating


  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets



    • “A good place to stay.”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “My second stay in less than a year at this cosy home. It's so central for everything - restaurants, shops, lake, park etc. We had fabulous weather while there but it did turn chilly in the evening, the log burning fire was lovely. I would highly recommend this home, I stay with my family but think it would be a good base for a group of friends to stay too. The owner is very helpful and nothing seems to be any bother. We are already looking forward to going back sometime in the near future.”

    Sue F, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, April 2015

    • “Great house in good location”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Great house - very large with good facilities and really enjoyed the wood burner. House very clean on arrival. In a great location near to everything you need in Keswick as well as short drive to great walks. I would stay again”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bristol, April 2014

    • “perfect”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “We have rented a few houses in Keswick for walking breaks and this was as good if not better than any. Very comfy, central for the evenings and warm. Will be on the list for a return trip”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Southwell, March 2014

    • “A lovely post Christmas break away”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “A lovely house, plenty of space & good facilities for a self catering holiday. Central position with good access to the town and local facilities. Getting out for a10am was a bit of a squeeze but managed to leave things as I would hope to find them. Would recommend the house highly.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Durham, January 2014

    • “Another great stay at Catbells”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “This was our 3rd stay at Catbells. A great house in a fantastic location with the shops, pubs and beautiful scenery of Keswick on the doorstep. We'd love to come back again next year.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stockport, December 2013

    • “Fantastic house, great loacation”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Great house all you need for a base to explore the Lakes. House was very comfortable, we were working so welcomed a nice homely environment at the end of a busy day.”

    Dawn B, London, United Kingdom, October 2013

    • “Great familly accomodation”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “We rented Catbells for 7 nights for ourselves, our two daughters and father in law over the 1/2 term. It has parking for 2 small cars, wifi, two bathrooms and 4 beds. We also took Lola our Staffie with us as it is pet friendly. The house is great (even has a PS 3 and a stock of games). It is only a 5 min walk from the centre of town, but this is far enough for it to be quiet. We will be going back and can thoroughly recommend it.”

    P6JWH, Edgworth, United Kingdom, June 2013

    • “Lovely cottage in a great location”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “The cottage is well laid out and comfortable and we felt at home as soon as we walked in. The big advantage for us is that it is dog friendly; it has a shared garden so you have pick up straight away, but we would do this anyway. It is also well located near to the centre, only a five minute walk to all the pubs and shops. We would definitely recommend to friends and would put it down as our first choice if we visit the lakes again.”

    StuBedfordshire, Bedfordshire, April 2013

    • “Fantastic”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Great home, warm, relaxing, comfortable. The owner was very accommodating and helpful. Great location too!”

    Eleanoratkinson, Canterbury, April 2013

    • “Perfect location with everything you need for a holiday home”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Cat bells is a lovely place to stay, it was well equipped in a ideal location for all facilities within Keswick. House is warm and inviting, has comfy beds and nice seating area with extra games, DVDs, etc, would highly recommend”

    Paulaphil23, York, England, United Kingdom, March 2013

    • “Catbells and Keswick what a great combination...”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “We stayed at Catbells with our two young children and family dog in January. One of the bedrooms was not in use due to decorating at the time but that was okay because we didn't need it - and we were made aware in advance. The house was clean and well presented... and lots of room for the children to run about- unlike others we have stayed in that have been a bit cramped. Keswick is a great place to stay and this house couldn't be more central - walking distance to the park and shops literally a couple of minutes away. It even has sky+ on the TV and we haven't come across that anywhere else. If you have more than one car, then the street can get a little crowded with visitors parking at the weekends. And the big plus - the wood burner!”

    Guy M, Clitheroe, United Kingdom, February 2013

    • “Cosy, warm & well equipped...”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “We stayed at this house before xmas. It has a great location right near the centre of Keswick. The decor is modern and fresh, there are TVs in every room, free WI-FI, and the wood burning stove keeps the living room warm. Our only small criticism was that the bathrooms were not heated. The owner was very helpful giving us tips about where we could go with our dog.”

    Saul L, London, United Kingdom, February 2013

Show more (12)
    • “What a brilliant house this is - not only is it dog friendly but the standard of comfort, decor, cleanliness, facilities and proximity to the town center is excellent. I particularly liked the fact it was just a 2 minute walk to Fitz Park where I could exercise my dogs. I would love to be able to visit again next year.”

    Mrs Ray, York, December 2018

    • “It was very cold, clear and crisp weather so it was lovely to come, 'home' to a really warm and cosy house. Central heating, hot water and towel rail were excellent and extra bonus of the wood burning stove was welcome. All the facilities you could wish for and added extras like tea towels washing up liquid, herbs, spices and other condiments. Although parking was tight, the space we had been allocated on the opposite side of the road was always vacant for us. A splendid place ideally situated for town and yet quiet.”

    Mrs Baker, Wells, October 2018

    • “Excellent well equipped house. Wonderful holiday.”

    Mr Mackay, DALRY, July 2018

    • “Ideal location and very comfortable,the parking was not ideal though but we did manage.”

    Mr Freke, Stroud, June 2018

    • “Great location”

    Miss Murphy, Manchester, March 2018

    • “The house was fine and in a good position, clean and comfortable. What was very disappointing was there were no towels! I have stayed in holiday homes around the world but I have never had this experience before. When I book a short stay anywhere that's it, I just want to enjoy the stay and not have to run around hiring towels, for me this was a very big negative. Also for the cost of a two night stay (nearly £500) it would have been nice to have had some dry kindling and logs as part of the deal. We arrived late in the afternoon and just wanted to enjoy Keswick and not have to go out buying firewood, which was damp and just smouldered away, and as the weekend was one of the coldest of the year the house was cold. The purpose of the break was to get away from the stress of life not adding to it by have to go and source towels and firewood.”

    Mr Hughes, Askam-in-Furness, March 2018

View All (6)


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Check availability

Checking Availability ...


  • Sa
  • Su
  • Mo
  • Tu
  • We
  • Th
  • Fr

Loading ...

Arrival date

Not available



Your selection:

{{ getButtonHeading() }}, however the property is available from {{ getReadableChangeoverDay() }}

{{ getButtonHeading() }}

Nearby dates:
  • {{ row.duration }} nights from {{ row.start }} - {{ row.end }}

    {{ }}

    {{ row.price }}

Your selection:

{{ getButtonHeading() }}

Nearby dates:
Available dates:
  • Checking Prices ...
Other available dates:

There are no prices available for the dates selected.

  • {{ row.duration }} nights from {{ row.start }} - {{ row.end }}

    {{ }}

    {{ row.price }}


All prices above are inclusive of the booking fee.

The Property

A large detached Lakeland stone house sleeping six which is ideal for families. Free wireless internet access included, the property is ideally situated within a few minutes level walk of the town centre with its many restaurants, pubs and shops.
Catbells is situated in the very heart of Keswick. Shops, amenities and restaurants are literally a stones throw away. There are also ample local walks that can be taken from the doorstep and the shores of Derwentwater can be reached easily on foot.
This detached cottage provides an ideal base for families or groups from which to explore the Northern Lakes. The cottage is very spacious and has the benefit of a private patio area and an enclosed shared rear garden and a garage which is ideal for storing bikes. All bedrooms have flat screen TV to enjoy while you relax in your lakeland cottage.
The accommodation is centrally heated and comprises:

Open plan lounge/diner with wood burning stove, smart TV with Netflix, All4 and HD channels, DVD player, DAB radio and free wireless internet access.
Kitchen with electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.

First floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with WC and hand basin.
Single bedroom with TV.
Family bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.

Second floor: Double bedroom with TV and DVD player.
Single bedroom with TV.

All gas, electric and bed linen included in the rent.
No towels provided.
Wi-Fi access.
Parking in opposite the house.
High chair available.
To the rear of the property there is a private patio and shared enclosed garden.


Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor double with en-suite shower,  basin and WC, 1 x single bedroom, 1 x second floor double, 1 x second floor single. First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor kitchen. Ground floor sitting room with dining area.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Netflix, All4 and HD channels, DVD, DAB radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in the rent
  • No towels provided
  • Parking opposite the house
  • Rear shared garden with private seating
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants a 5 minute walk away.

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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute