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Shields

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1027330)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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The property

Shields is a spacious Victorian town house situated in the bustling market town of Keswick.

Perfectly positioned to explore the delights of The Lake District, Shields is an idyllic base for your lakeland retreat.

Take in the characterful exterior of this striking house before stepping over the threshold and entering a delightful hallway which offers handy storage space to store your footwear and coats away from the main living area.

Follow the stripped wood flooring into the sociable living/dining room, beautifully decorated with attention to detail and traditional charm, there’s a snug armchair alongside two modern leather sofas gathered in front of a cosy wood burning stove, inviting you to take a seat and relax in the glow of the fire as you unwind.

The property flows easily with the dining area leading through to a fantastic contemporary kitchen, housing all the modern features required to prepare a range of wonderful meals for your loved ones throughout your stay, with the choice to serve your culinary delights at the dining table or in the peaceful setting of your private courtyard.

As the day draws to a close, climb the stairs and indulge in a leisurely soak in the elegant family bathroom, or if you'd prefer, jump in the spacious walk-in shower to wash away the day before snuggling under the covers in the first floor twin or king-size bedroom.

Ascend a further set of stairs to the second floor to find two additional bedrooms, a sumptuous king-size and a single bedroom with 4ft bed, offer a calming setting to rest your head with enticing views of the distant fells when you wake.

Completing the property is a contemporary shower room on the second-floor with WC and hand basin.

If you don't fancy cooking, take the short stroll into the centre of Keswick where you'll be spoilt for choice with the plethora of eateries on offer, with traditional country pubs, quaint tea rooms and fantastic restaurants, alongside a handful of elegant bars.

There are ample attractions in the town to keep your group entertained, with a fabulous selection of art galleries, quirky illusions on display at Puzzling Place and you can see a live show at the famous Theatre by the Lake.

There are beautiful parks in Keswick and there’s also the nearby 18-hole golf course and the walk to Derwentwater takes only a few minutes.

Venture further afield to the nearby Ullswater, England's second largest lake, where water sports enthusiasts can tackle the water with a session in wakesurfing or stand-up paddle boarding, or if that's not your thing, enjoy the scenic stroll along the banks of the lake to Aira Force, a captivating waterfall that cascades down the rock face, providing remarkable views of the valley.

Lace up your walking boots and head off on foot to explore the picturesque landscape of the Lake District National Park, hosting walking, cycling and hiking routes suitable for a variety of abilities, passing through 900 square miles of rolling hills, moorland and alongside stretches of water; avid outdoor adventurers can tackle the challenging climb to the summit of Helvellyn, the third-highest point in England.

Whether you're looking for an escape to the country or to experience adventure, choose a stay at Shields.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size, 1 x first floor twin , 1 x second floor king-size, 1 x second floor single with 4ft bed, First floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Kitchen with gas range style cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available on a first come first served basis
  • Courtyard garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles.

About the location

KESWICK

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.