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Swinside Cottage

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972351)

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    • “Fantastic cottage”
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    • “Been two years in a row now to this cottage and love it. Lovely refurb in early 2018 just adds to what was already a great cottage. Great facilities, comfy beds, good WiFi, well laid out and 5 mins from town centre and banks of dereentwater. Will def be back”

    Michb26, Glasgow, United Kingdom, March 2018

    • “Fab last minute break”
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    • “Our third stay at Swinside in 4 years! It was great to be back in the cottage which is like a home away from home. It's perfectly situated for the short 5 min walk into Keswick town centre and all the amenities and to go walking up the fells or out for a drive to other parts of the wonderful Lake District. We made full use of the fully equipped kitchen this time cooking most nights and enjoying cosy nights in before a late night meander for our pooch to stretch his legs as there is no garden at the property. If I had to be picky I'd say that the downstairs could do with a spruce up paint wise, some parts are looking dirtier than others, which of course is only natural given the cottage is both dog and child friendly. However this certainly would not put us off coming back to Swinside next time we're in Keswick!”

    SunderlandLed, Ashington, United Kingdom, March 2017

    • “Great base”
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    • “Comfortable good quality interior. Have enjoyed our stay. This place is ideal for town centre, and Keswick well located for other outings”

    Plantaholicdaisy, September 2016

    • “Very clean and comfortable cottage”
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    • “Very happy with our short stay in Swinside, it is a very clean, comfortable and well-equipped cottage, conveniently situated in the heart of Keswick just minutes walk from all its amenities. We will certainly be back, thank you.”

    BigRiver59, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, April 2016

    • “Wonderful cottage with everything you need”
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    • “Have just come back from having a wonderful time in Keswick. Stayed at this gorgeous cottage which was very clean, tidy and had the most comfortable beds! It is fitted out with everything you need and has been renovated to the highest standard. Great pictures on the walls too! Thank you very much for a wonderful stay!”

    Paula K, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, May 2014

    • “This cottage is compact, comfortable and well equipped, a little”
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    • “We have booked with Lakes Cottage Holidays before and again everything was simple & very straightforward. The cottage was warm, compact and had everything we needed for our weekend away with the dog. It has been renovated to a high standard, comfortable and tasteful furnishings, heating was easy to control, as was the shower. It was located close to the town centre, just a short walk away, we love Keswick and feel its our second home! We hope to return to this lovely cottage again soon.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Liverpool, March 2014

    • “Happy couple with a happy dog”
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    • “Really clean and well maintained and with everything you could want for a stay in Keswick. Everything worked perfectly (wifi, shower, heating, tv etc etc) and we will definitely be shortlisting this and booking again. Comfy bed with almost no outside noise. Slept really well. Well located just a short walk to the centre. We managed to park right outside but if you cant then park somewhere close and be patient as spaces will become available. This company are excellent to deal with.”

    Stevee303_11, Liverpool, United Kingdom, March 2014

    • “The cottage was very comfortable with everything we needed.”
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    • “It was very easy picking up the key for the cottage. The location is very near the town centre and park(s). The cottage is very clean and comfortable with instructions about oven central heating etc... clearly marked also leaflets about what to do, where to eat etc..”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, South Shields, July 2013

    • “Modern, clean with everything you would need”
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    • “Lovely traditional cottage but with a modern and bright interior. Perfect size and loved the kingsize bed with a really comfy mattress. 5 minutes walk from town centre but peaceful and quiet. 10 minutes walk from Castle Wood which was beautiful with Bluebells everywhere and perfect for walking the dogs - also had a handy bin close to the entrance for dog waste. Would love to stay in Swinside again and will be looking to book next year.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Hull, June 2013

    • “Superb stay in Keswick”
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    • “Just back from a 5 day stay in Keswick. This is our fourth visit to Keswick in 3 years but the first time as dog owners. B&B's that we had previously stayed in didn't accept dogs so we tried to find somewhere we could use as a base that was modern and close to the centre of Keswick that would accept Oscar our 2 year old Golden Retriever. Swinside was the perfect pace for us to stay. Well equipped with all the mod-cons and the most comfortable bed after a long day walking the fells. It was a 2 minute walk to the town centre and parking was not a problem. It was quiet at night-time and all the local residents were lovely. We had a wonderful time and we are planning when we will be able to return again and look forward to Swinside being our holiday cottage each time we visit Keswick.”

    Joe_and_Laura, Ashington, United Kingdom, March 2013

    • “Lovely cottage in a convenient location”
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    • “Booking through Lakes Cottage Holidays was efficient as always. We chose Swinside because it was available to book in advance for a short break and we were not disappointed. The cottage is clean and comfortable and is in a quiet, but convenient location. The walking maps were a nice touch.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Merseyside, November 2012

    • “Wonderful, well presented,quality pet friendly accomodation”
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    • “I was amazed and very pleased with the high standard of the accomodation, especially when it's pet friendly- the photo's really are of the current condition of the accomodation. In the lounge the heavy duty lined curtains co-ordinate with, rug, cushions, roller blind. Wi-fi easily accessed.The kitchen is well equipped with white goods, cutlery and Denby crockery. Bedroom- king size bed with memory foam mattress, duvets, throws, new carpet with thick underlay, wall mounted tv. Bathroom- spotlessly clean -as was the whole property. No problem parking and neighbours very friendly. Needn't have worried about forgetting anything- the owners have everthing there-- from tape measure to note paper.”

    MARIE B, Durham, United Kingdom, October 2012

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    • “Perfect location. Not too far from town centre, parks and lake. Great for a stroll or a meal /drink in the evening. Couldn't fault the accommodation. Owners had furnished and equipped the cottage very tastefully and to a high standard. The bed was really comfortable and much appreciated after a good days walking. We have spent three holidays there and will continue to do so in the future as it most definitely ticks all our boxes.”

    Mrs Brown, Wolverhampton, September 2018

    • “After been out for the day we totally chilled out in cottage just like home from home ,our dog Indi actually settled in straight away which wasn't normal for us she normally walks the floor all night but she crashed out in her own bed all night and rest of the week ,first time for us ,the cottage is a credit to the owner . We would definitely go back to this cottage again.”

    Mr Summerill, Peterlee, September 2018

    • “Nearby parking can be tricky. Good position to be in for walks and town. Cottage comfy and welcoming, decorated and furnished to high standard.”

    Mrs Roberts, Huntingdon, September 2018

    • “The cottage was in a perfect location for our holiday. Close to the lake , town and walks. Lovely and cosy and very quiet all day and night.”

    Mr Homewood, August 2018

    • “The cottage was fabulous, lovely size that we would of loved it for our own home. But it would of lacked space for all our clothes especially our daughter's. (Who has special needs.) Would go again and again. THANKYOU for making our stay enjoyable.”

    Mr Studholme, August 2018

    • “Great location in centre of Keswick, really close on foot for everything we needed. Only used the car to drive to other areas outside of Keswick. Initially concerned as previous reviews mentioned parking problems - however we didn't have any issues parking outside for the entire week. Power shower was fantastic and the beds were wonderful. Although very small, the kitchen everything we needed to prepare all our food for the week. Only minor comment on the house is that the leather sofas are not particularly comfy - especially after long days walking! Strong wifi was a bonus. We love Keswick and will certainly be back - this trip is becoming a yearly tradition for me and my mum :)”

    Miss Humphries, Derby, July 2018

    • “Excellent property. Ideal location. Suited the two of us. Furnished to a very high standard and lots of thought had gone into ensuring we had everything we needed. We couldn't have asked for more. Our second stay here and we have another week booked for later in the year. Can't wait! B & G from Wolverhampton 9.06.18-16.06.18”

    Mrs Brown, Wolverhampton, June 2018

    • “The only problem was parking ,had to search for parking spaces but would go back again it was a lovely cottage and only five minute walk to town centre.”

    Mrs Ellison, Wigan, June 2018

    • “The cottage is in a perfect position for walking to the shops and so quiet even although you are surrounded by properties. Fantastic place all round.”

    Mrs Mcmahon, LARKHALL, May 2018

    • “Fantastic cottage, cosy and well equipped. Ideally situated for town, lake, parks, shops, pubs. Beautiful refurbishment recently. Will def be back.”

    Dr Bryans, GLASGOW, March 2018

    • “Parking outside the property is a serious problem during the day. Basically you just won't as shopworkers in Keswick park outside the town and walk in to work. I can only assume that you airbrushed out all the cars in the picture of Swinside as cars are parked all day (workers) and night (occupiers). Our first time booking a property in a town and probably the last as I like to be parked fairly close to the property at all times. I am a keen recycler but all items had to be placed into purple plastic bags of which non were provided in the property, you were expected to go to the council offices to get them. Thats a no-no. We were on holiday and not traipsing around town looking for the relevant office. We will not be back at Swinside.”

    Mr Thompson, Peterborough, March 2018

    • “Fantastic cottage, very well equipped and comfortable. Cosy and warm with easy access to town and Derwent Water within a 5 min walk. Good WiFi. Lovely recent refurb of what was already a great cottage. Been twice now and will def be back.”

    Dr Bryans, GLASGOW, March 2017

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The Property

Swinside Cottage is situated close to the centre of Keswick with all the amenities of the pretty market town literally on your doorstep. The cottage sleeps up to four people and is sure to be a fabulous base from which to explore the area.
Swinside really is a charming cottage, situated only a short stroll from the centre of Keswick where you will find many attractions including museums, galleries, shops, restaurants, parks, the Theatre by the Lake and much more. There are many delightful walks in and surrounding the town, the shores of Derwentwater are only a ten minute level stroll away, you could laze around on the shores of the lake with a picnic, hire a rowing boat or opt for a cruise on a beautiful wooden launch.
The owners have furnished and equipped the cottage to a high standard with fabulous attention to detail, it is sure to be a comfortable and wonderful base from which to enjoy a Lake District holiday.
This gas centrally heated cottage comprises:

Open plan lounge/diner with TV, DVD and CD/radio player. and dining furniture.
Kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and washer/dryer.

First floor: Large family bedroom with King size bed and single bed with an additional pull out single bed beneath and TV.
Bathroom with shower over bath, WC and hand basin.

All gas, electric and bed linen included.
Towels are provided.
On street parking.
Please note there is no garden or yard


One bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC. Sitting room with dining area. Kitchen.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD player
  • CD/radio.Wifi
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in the rent
  • (Linen not provided for the pull out bed)
  • Towels are supplied
  • Roadside parking
  • Travel Cot and highchair available
  • 2 well behaved pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants and cinema 5 min walk
  • Please note there is no garden or yard.

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