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The Old Betting Shop

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1009873)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • 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

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24 Customer Review(s)

  • Margaret

    “We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage.”

    It is in a very convenient location with everything needed for a relaxing break. The cottage is very clean, warm and well equipped and we wouldn't hesitate to book again - a wonderful find!

    It is in a very convenient location with everything needed for a relaxing break. The cottage is very clean, warm and well equipped and we wouldn't hesitate to book again - a wonderful find!

    - Margaret, May 2022

The property

This well-presented accommodation rests within the bustling town of Keswick and is ideally situated for exploring all of the delights of the Lake District National Park.

The Old Betting Shop is full of character and charm and is perfect for a couple or a group of friends looking to explore this pretty part of the country, steeped with a vast array of attractions and activities to suit all ages and tastes.

This pretty cottage comes with two bedrooms to choose from, comprising of a brightly decorated king-size bedroom and a well-presented double bedroom, serviced by one family bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC.

Look forward to spending relaxing evenings in within the open-plan living room, where you will find everything you could possibly need during a week-long stay with loved ones.

The well-equipped kitchen ensures that the designated chef of the group can prepare delicious evening meals for the whole family.

Settle down for dinner at the formal dining table before curling up on the plush sofa, where you can tune into the TV and truly relax into your evening.

To the outside, you will find a quaint patio area, where you can enjoy a spot of al fresco dining.

If you can tear yourself away from this splendid base, a short stroll will bring you to a selection of pubs and eateries, as well as a choice of shops, a miniature golf course, the Theatre by the Lake and the Pencil Museum to enjoy.

Further afield attractions includes District Wildlife Park, or if you are feeling active hike up the mountain peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra.

The Old Betting Shop is a wonderful base for exploring this superb location.


  • Two bedroom: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave, electric oven, gas hob, selection of books, TV with DVD player and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Rear private parking for one small to medium car
  • Seating area with small bistro table and chairs
  • Cot available in property
  • No highchair
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within 0.1 miles

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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas