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St Johns View

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972292)

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    • “Perfect location and fantastic apartment”
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    • “This was my fourth visit to Keswick and whilst I've previously stayed in a Bed and Breakfast or rented a cottage I will not be doing that again, I was very much impressed by this apartment. The rooms were bigger than they appear in the pictures and are tastefully decorated. If you are taking children they provide a Playstation 2 with plenty of games as well as a DVD player with a good choice of films. There's plenty of cooking utensils and a large fridge freezer for those staying for several days. The beds are comfortable and there's plenty of wardrobe space. Some other reviews have mentioned the awkwardness of eating in the kitchen which I would agree with as the eating space is quite small, there was only three of us and we managed. I'm not sure how four people could comfortably eat there though. Something to consider if you do not plan to eat out as we did most nights. The only other negative is the entry and stairwell which, again, is mentioned in other reviews. I must confess I entered through the doorway which is located at the back of a vestibule sandwiched between a shop and tattoo parlour and thought I'd accidentally entered a private part of the store and hesitated to go up. It is rough looking and makes you wonder what shape the apartment is going to be in but after going up one flight of stairs there is only this apartment and another one at the top of the stairs and once you get inside it's very different so please don't be put be off. One quick tip, the doorway is locked by the shop at 22:00 and the lock can be quite stiff and difficult to lock back up but persevere and it's fine. When the shop downstairs opens up of a morning the alarm system for the shop sounds quite loudly which on the first morning made me think our fire alarm was going off so gives you a bit of a scare but it's literally for seconds. We were there for an event in Keswick so didn't do any walking but for exploring Keswick itself and the restaurants and bars it's location is it's biggest plus. Thirty seconds walk from the front door and you're on the high street in Keswick, could not be better placed. In addition booking the apartment means you have an assigned car parking space in a car park behind the building, again, this is another big plus as places to park are like gold dust in Keswick. We were there from a Thursday to a Monday and didn't have any problems with noise off the street during the night or early mornings. For those that choose to stay I'd recommend Woodstone Pizza and Flamegrill which is directly opposite as well as The George pub both which is just a few doors down from the apartment. I will definitely stay here again.”

    JG_Trippa, Ormskirk, United Kingdom, March 2017

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    • “Stayed here with my friend and her dog the week commencing 9th May 2016. The apartment is lovely. It is spacious, well equipped, light and airy. The floors are wooden which was ideal for the dog due to the hot weather (had a glorious week of sunshine). The bedrooms were good sizes with extremely comfy beds and plenty of storage. The kitchen is modern and well equipped. The living room was spacious with large sash windows and large settees. The wi-fi was reliable and we always had a connection. The location is great (can be a bit noisy in the morning due to delivery vehicles) in the centre of Keswick. The car park space is a minute's walk away, situated behind the George pub. I have been visiting Keswick for many years and this is the best location I have stayed in. Everything is on the door step and of course Keswick is so dog friendly. Really enjoyed our week here and would definitely recommend to friends and family. Could not fault our stay.”

    Storm63, Sheffield, United Kingdom, May 2016

    • “Lovely Easter Stay at St. Johns View, Keswick”
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    • “Stayed over the Easter period 2015 with spouse and 2 teenage kids. What a pleasant surprise to have a fully furnished 2 bedroom flat with all mod-cons including superfast broadband. Place was decorated tastefully and located on the main street in Keswick overlooking bars and restaurants. Great being behind the 'Open All Hours' convenience store, perfect for quick shopping trips. Visited Lake Buttermere and Derwentwater during our stay, perfect base to travel from, car parking permit enable us to park in the Central Car Park. Highly recommend this apartment for your stay here in Keswick.”

    WickfordSingh, Wickford, United Kingdom, April 2015

    • “superb accommodation”
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    • “Excellent location very central. The apartment is just lovely very spacious and would appear to have undergone a recent refurbished to a very good high standard with modern fixtures and fittings excellent living space. We were concerned about late night noise as the accommodation is on a busy thoroughfare however we didn't hear anything and weren't disturbed during the night. Very homely with everything you need. The only suggestion I have is that the owner considers a cleaner once a week for the shared entrance staircase which when we arrived looked a little unsightly and could give a poor first impression to passers by who may be considering booking this lovely apartment, we were a little concerned on arrival as to what we might find but once in the apartment it was immaculate and we were pleasantly surprised, we would definitely recommend the apartment and stay here again. Superb.”

    Andrea L, Oxenhope, United Kingdom, October 2014

    • “Ideally located, comfortable & modern accommodation”
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    • “Cannot fault this apartment, situated in the centre of Keswick, within walking distance of restaurants, cafe shops & pubs. Furnished to a high standard , kitchen well equipped.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Sutton Coldfield, December 2013

    • “Well located stay in spacious, comfortable and clean appartment”
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    • “Four adults and a dog had a lovely week in Keswick. The town is so dog friendly. Everything we required was provided at St. John's View, it's spacious, clean and the beds are very comfy, we all enjoyed our stay and would book this accommodation again. It is situated very centrally, over a convenience store, which does have some early morning deliveries but their prices were very competitive, so proved very handy for providing your provisions. You do get some traffic noise and occasional loud passers-by, but we all slept very well despite this and having to have all the windows open wide due to the heat that week. We were provided with a parking permit for the week in a nearby car park, so once unloaded our vehicle was left there and buses were used for transportation (the car driver can appreciate the views too that way) no parking fees, and free travel is available to Bus Pass holders. On collecting the keys from the office, it would have been nice for the staff there to have offered us a map so we could get our bearings on arrival but Moot Hall (ti) is just down the road, so you can pick up that and all other information there.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cheltenham, July 2013

    • “Don't be put off by the entrance hallway”
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    • “The entrance hallway and communal area is disgusting and needs serious attention. We nearly turned around but we're glad we didn't as the apartment is very nice. It is well furnished and spacious. Excellent location but noisy due to old windows and being above a shop. We were woken every morning before 8am due to defeaning alarm of the shop below when staff opened up. The apartment was good value but could do with a little TLC. The car parking spot is down an alley way from station road and not easy to find. No instructions provided by agent and should be made clearer.”

    A Holiday Lettings Verified Reviewer, October 2016

    • “Great Location”
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    • “I stayed here with my husband and another couple for a short break. Upon arrival we were dissapointed, the entrance to the apartment was next to a shop, which made it difficult for us to enter with our bags as there was mountains of cardboard boxes and two bicycles blocking the doorway. The stair case leading to the apartment was filthy, dust and spider webs everywhere, with unsightly damp patches on the walls. At this point we were all complaining and then we went into the apartment itself. What a change! The apartment is lovely, spacious enough for two couples, had everything we needed if we choose to cater for ourselves, the beds were clean and comfy and the lounge roomy and airy. Each bedroom was bright and clean and had plenty of storage space for our clothes There was plenty of hot water for everyone to have showers and the bath was spotless. We tried to put a bulb in the lounge lamp and realised that it is in fact the lamp that is broken, this didn't really make a difference to our stay but the room would be better with a cosy lamp. As in a previous review, I was not impressed with being asked to strip the beds, I do that at home often enough and certainaly do not want to do it on my holidays. The best thing about the apartment is the location, yes there is a little noise sometimes from the shop below, but that is to be expected, however you are only a few steps away from the local pubs, cafes, market and shops. This review would have been better if only the entry way was cleaned and tidied. It gives the worst first impression possible.”

    L-JRamsey, Isle Of Man, United Kingdom, October 2015

    • “St John's View”
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    • “It was an excellent flat, so spacious and comfortable. The central location gave us a wide variety of places to eat in the evening, within walking distance. A handle for the elderly getting in and out of the bath would have been great for my elderly relatives. The trip to the car park with all the luggage was hard, since the road outside was too congested to park the car whilst unloading. It was a pity the entrance was so uninviting and the shared stairway so dirty, but once inside the flat it was great.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Elgin, September 2013

    • “Perfect location”
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    • “The apartment was well decorated with everything that you could need. It was a perfect location.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Huntingdon, July 2013

    • “Great location, well furnished bright property”
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    • “A little tricky to find as you enter via an entrance hall that serves two shop units (one a small grocer/deli, the other empty). No lift, stairs up to the property. Quite a spacious property inside with high ceilings and big windows and a high standard of furnishing. Both of the two double bedrooms weren't enormous but were of generous size - felt larger because of big windows etc. On weekend we were there weather was incredibly hot for Keswick (23Cish) and the windows, which took in sun, are done up in a way that you cannot open them - so felt quite hot and a bit stuffy but nothing too bad. Kitchen and bathroom well fitted out. Shower was good. Location was excellent being less than a minute's walk to main square. No immediate car parking, unless you get lucky at a few spaces up the street, although easy to briefly stop outside to drop stuff off and a voucher is provided to free park at local car parks - nearest one abt 6-7 mins walk. Property's not cheap, but would highly recommend and would definitely stay there again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Surrey, June 2013

    • “Very spacious, comfortable flat.”
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    • “We very much enjoyed our stay - the flat was very clean and comfortable. As expected there was some early morning noise from the delivery lorries delivering to the shop underneath the flat but we soon got used to it. It was very quiet during the night despite being right in the town centre. Overall we felt the disadvantages were outweighed by the advantages of being in the middle of the town and the close proximity of the lake - 5 minutes walk. The only amenity we really missed was having somewhere outside to sit for breakfast. Would definetly stay there again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Oxford, June 2012

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    • “Excellent location, every facility you require Only downside, no proper fire escape”

    Mr Elms, Kettering, November 2018

    • “Good location and spotless accomodation great point to explore the lakes can't fault it recommend anytime”

    Mr Wyatt, ST. HELENS, August 2018

    • “Great location and clean accommodation.”

    Mr Maher, July 2018

    • “My friend and I have stayed at this property 4 times - that tells you something! We have stayed in Summer and Winter and love this property. Great location (especially with the dogs, few minutes walk to the lakeside or Fitz Park), car parking space invaluable, comfy beds, airy well equipped apartment. Yes, there is some noise in the morning due to deliveries to the shops, but it's not unexpected considering the location. Cannot fault anything about our holiday (2 July) had glorious weather in fabulous Keswick. Will be returning.”

    Miss Canagan, Sheffield, July 2018

    • “We really enjoyed our first holiday with Sykes in this flat. The communication before we went was excellent as were the general directions, instructions etc. The flat was spacious and comfortable with every facility needed for the stay. The wifi, dishwasher and washing machine were a bonus and everything worked as it should except for the Playstation controller but that's minor (to me, tragic to our 9-year old!) anyway. We did dish wash the lovely wine glasses which unfortunately took the red colour off the stems, apologies for that but there was no warning that they weren't dishwasher safe. I would say the only small negatives are that parts of the flat (skirting boards, window frames) could be cleaner and the bathroom could do with updating and some TLC to the door. That didn't detract from how good it was, and what a convenient location it was is. Yes it's above a shop on a busy street but the noise was in no way intrusive, as stated by a previous reviewer who is clearly a pint half empty chap. So all in all a great flat, perfect for our needs and thanks very much!”

    Mr Watts, Bideford, May 2018

    • “We had a great time in the Lakes. Our first week we stayed in Siskin and then moved to St Johns view. We would pick Siskin over St Johns View every time. Whilst it was perfectly adequate, roomy and mostly had what we needed, St. John’s View seems somewhat neglected. It needs redecorating and some of the fittings need replacing.”

    Mrs Perchard, Loughborough, May 2018

    • “the apartment was not very well described on the web site , it certainly is very accessible , it is certainly not pet friendly, it equipment and facilities are poor , the entrance to the flat is disgusting, the lock is fitted incorrectly, its very difficult to open the shop door, the shop alarm wakes you up every morning , I will not be recommending this or your company , I visit the lakes five or six times a year if I don't hear from you regarding this I will not be booking with you again”

    Mr Tetther, Boston, March 2018

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The Property

St Johns View is a light and airey 2 bedroomed first floor apartment, sleeping 4. Situated in the heart of Keswick, with a variety of shops, restaurants and museums on the doorstep, a five minute stroll will take you to the shores of Derwentwater. Guests are very welcome to bring along a pet.
St Johns View is located on St Johns Street which is in the centre of Keswick. Although only a small town Keswick offers so much interest to occupy its visitors and has a range of shops and services far larger than might be expected. It has two public parks offering sports and leisure facilities, specialist shops for food, gifts and outdoor equipment and not forgetting the wonderful Theatre by the Lake. For the more adventurous there is a climbing wall, while the leisure pool, tennis and bowls add to the list of activities.
This spacious apartment which is furnished in a contemporary style is situated on the first floor the apartment is very well appointed and is furnished and equipped to a very good standard.
The apartment is centrally heated and comprises:

Spacious Lounge with high ceiling TV, DVD player PS2 and a selection games and films.
Dining/Kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and DAB radio.
Double bedroom.
Double bedroom.
Bathroom with shower over bath, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Towels not included.
Travel Cot and highchair available.
Private parking for 1 car

Pet friendly.
Free Wi-Fi available


St Johns View is a first floor apartment with 2 x double bedrooms that share a bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC. Kitchen/diner. Spacious lounge.


  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, PS2, Dab Radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in the rent
  • Towels not included
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • No smoking
  • Wifi
  • Pubs, shops 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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas